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Douglas J. Heller, 57, a Springfield Township commissioner whose development of ushistory.org drew fans and acclaim from those interested in the Revolutionary War and other early American historic events, died May 25 at the Keystone House in Wyndmoor. Heller's interest in history served him well when he got involved in saving the historic Black Horse Inn from destruction, thanks to...
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Frances Marion Cooper Zissman, 99, a medical coder and office manager, died April 19. A graduate of Kensington High School, Zissman was a homemaker for many years before returning to the workforce first as the office manager at Hart Auto Supply, Inc., and then as a medical coding expert and medical office administrator. She served as the medical coder of...
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Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to battling anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's War of Independence, died at the age of 84 in his Los Angeles home on May 9. According to the Los Angeles Times , he had been battling leukemia. Starting at the age of 3, Sassoon, a London native born into a Sephardic home, lived in...
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Harriet Berger, a union organizer, political activist and university professor, died May 4 at the age of 94. The former Harriet Fleisher, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1938. After college she worked for the Internation- al Ladies Garment Workers Union and helped start the first union medical clinic in Philadelphia. After World War II, she and her husband, David,...
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Stuart Wurtman, an attorney who served as co-chairman of the Philadelphia Soviet Jewry Council in the mid-1970s, died in Jerusalem on April 16 at the age of 70. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wurtman and his wife, Enid, traveled to the Soviet Union in 1973 and 1974 to vis- it beleaguered Jews desperate to immigrate to...
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