Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776
Evette Dubin, a fashion designer and writer, died July 11 at Hayes Manor Retirement Residence, where she had lived recently. Dubin was also an accomplished violinist and loved classical music. Although her career took her to New York for some years, she lived most of her life in Philadelphia. A 1951 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, she earned a...
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Kenneth Kaiserman, 73, a major player in the local theatrical renaissance whose business acumen led to a towering career in real estate and whose heart was invested in the plight of Israel's Ethiopian Jewish refugees, died Aug. 19. The prominent Philadelphian had been battling the debilitating effects of colon cancer at a hospice in New York. He was president and...
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Myer Jacobs, president and CEO of a contracting company and a man whose life was also filled with bike riding and playing tennis up to his last year, died at age 93 on July 23 at Cathedral Village in Andorra, Pa. At Williard Inc., a company which contracted mechanical and electrical work before it was purchased and disbanded, Jacobs' firm...
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Jack W. Blumenfeld, a man for whom the slogan, "if he builds it they will come," was a perfect fit given all the prominent real estate projects he called his and Philadelphia's, died Aug. 5 at age 85. His many buildings dot the local landscape like a Who's Who of architecture. Among his credits is 1500 Locust Street, the Center...
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Evelyn Saltz, 98, died June 29 at Saunders House in Wynne­wood. A graduate of Temple University, Saltz was a longtime communal activist. Indeed, Saltz and her late husband, Joseph B. Saltz, collaborated on Jewish community projects throughout their married lives. Evelyn Saltz co-founded the Women's Auxiliary of Dropsie University when Joseph served as secretary of the university. Her group raised...
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