Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775
Selma Brodsky, 90, an aeronautical engineer and communal activist, died March 18. She was a resident of Wyndmoor, Pa. Brodsky attended Girls High School and, after a year at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Wellesley College from which she was graduated in 1941. After a short stint as a statistician at the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society in Philadelphia, Brodsky took...
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Rabbi Abraham Novitsky, who led a Northeast Philadelphia congregation for more than 40 years, died on March 10 near Monsey, N.Y. He was 80. The funeral was held three days later at the Joseph Levine & Son Memorial Chapel, Inc. in Trevose. Novitsky was born in Brooklyn and earned his rabbinic ordination at Karlin Stolin, a Chasidic yeshiva in Williamsburg,...
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Ernest "Butch" Brydon, 88, a retired marine colonel, died March 1. He was a resident of Wyndmoor. Brydon, who served in World War II and the Korean war, enlisted as a private and rose to the rank of Full Bird Colonel. He trained with the Special Forces and the Green Berets, and was an expert on small arms and tactics...
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Pauline Braveman Endy, 86, a retired educator, died Feb. 26. Born in Reading, Pa., Endy was raised in Princeton, N.J. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Va., in 1946. After graduation, she worked at the Madison Avenue advertising agency, Young and Rubicam, in New York City. While raising three children, Endy began teaching in Coatesville and earned a...
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Rabbi Sandy Roth, 58, the founder of Kehilat HaNahar, the Little Shul by the River, in New Hope, died March 8; three years ago, she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. According to her daughter, Roth considered the Reconstructionist synagogue she brought into being back in 1994 one of her greatest successes. "She simply wanted to help people find their...
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