Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
Marvin L. Perlmutter, an educator and lifelong Philadelphian who grew up in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city, died June 19 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old. Perlmutter graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1944 and attended Drexel University as an electrical engineering student. He transferred to Temple University and went on to earn bachelor's...
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In order to elude the Nazis, Felix Zandman, then a teenager, spent 17 months in a tiny pit dug beneath the home of a Polish family. Among the five people sharing the cramped space was Zandman's uncle. Zandman later recalled that to pass the time, the two would work on advanced mathematical problems -- without pen and paper. That training...
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Morris Sidewater, 98, a Philadelphia native and longtime resident of Hollywood, Fla., died on June 2. Sidewater, who was known to friends and family as "Moe," was the founder and retired CEO of Charming Shoppes, Inc., the national retailer of women's apparel. Sidewater's career as a businessman and entrepreneur spanned six decades. A graduate of West Philadelphia High School, he...
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Arnold R. Ginsburg, 94, a Philadelphia attorney and local and national Jewish communal leader, died June 24 at his Center City home. Born in Philadelphia, Ginsburg was honored in June 2010 as the longest practicing lawyer in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Bar Association, where he'd held many committee positions over the years. Ginsburg was a graduate of Central High School...
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Rudolph Raphelson, 98, a retired manager with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security, died June 13 at the Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A native of West Philadelphia, Raphelson graduated from Overbrook High School and the Philadelphia Normal School. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and was commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7390...
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