Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
Raphael Rubin, 55, a pathologist, died Sept. 18.
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Former Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Robert Daniels died last week after sustaining injuries from a fall. He was 73. The Villanova resident and member of Har Zion Temple had more than four decades of experience in the legal profession, specializing primarily in civil litigation. "He was a lawyer's lawyer," said Robert Rovner, a former state senator who knew Daniels for...
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Joel Gershman, a prominent commercial real estate developer, philanthropist and namesake supporter of the Gershman Y in Center City, died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 4 after struggling with a variety of illnesses. He was 86. Were the Rydal resident able to read these words, however, he would have protested such public recognition, friends and family said. "He just wanted...
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Leonard Wasserman's life hadn't been touched directly by intermarriage, but that didn't stop the toy store entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist from devoting his resources and time to making the Jewish community more welcoming. Many told him that a sounder approach would be to fund programs that help prevent intermarriage, but he read all the studies and drew his own conclusions. Last week, the...
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Abe S. Rosen, one of the city's true public-relations icons, as well as a former Philadelphia city representative and director of commerce, died Oct. 2. He was 94 years old. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Rosen graduated from Overbook High School and attended Temple University for two years. He was a sports writer with the Evening Ledger from 1935...
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