Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
Ralph J. Gordon, 86, owner of the Joy Kiddie Shop chain of children's clothing and shoe stores, died Oct. 29. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Gordon also ran Gordon Brothers in Germantown, a business his grandfather started, before he opened the children's shops. A graduate of Temple University, he was part of the invasion of Omaha Beach on...
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Jeremy Kane, a Jewish Marine lance corporal who died in Afghanistan earlier this year, was honored Sunday as Cherry Hill, N.J., officials renamed a township park in his memory. As a child, Kane spent many afternoons on the playground at the corner of Brian Drive and Queen Anne Road, just across the street from his former elementary school, said his...
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Steven Carl Halbert, 59, a nationally known physician who specialized in integrative medicine, died Oct. 22 at his home in Wyncote. Halbert was one of the co-founding physicians of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Jefferson Center for Integrative Medicine (now the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine). At Jefferson Medical College, he taught one of the first integrative medicine curriculums offered...
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Evelyn Davis Witkin, 59, an orthopedic surgeon, died Oct. 5. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. A pioneer in her field, Witkin was one of the first women orthopedic surgeons in Pennsylvania. She received multiple honors, including being inducted into the Wall of Fame of Northeast High School. A graduate of Temple University and its medical school, Witkin did...
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Marvin Comisky, a pre-eminent icon in the local legal community for some 50 years, died on Nov. 12 at the age of 92. Described by cohorts as a lawyer's lawyer, he was a founding partner and ultimately chairman emeritus of Blank Rome (which he joined in 1959), as well as one-time head of the local and state bar associations. Comisky...
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