Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
Harold B. Pressman, 97, a printing executive and leader in the Conservative Jewish community in Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, Fla., and nationally, died April 26, in West Palm Beach. Born in Philadelphia, Pressman attended public schools and Beth El Synagogue until he left for Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in Pittsburgh. He graduated in 1933 with a B.S...
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Howard Gerstley Fleisher, 95, retired Philadelphia businessman who volunteered to help others, died April 24 after a brief illness at the Rydal Park Retirement Community in Rydal. After graduating from Williams College in 1937, Fleisher spent some time working with his brother, Robert Fleisher, at Modern Heat and Fuel, followed by the founding of Printing Services of Philadelphia. In addition...
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Herman ("Hank") Lefco, 92, a businessman, sailor, pilot and philanthropist, died April 7 at his home in Elkins Park. Born in Bensonhurst, N.Y., Lefco graduated from Cheltenham High School, attended Penn State University, and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He entered the men's retail-clothing business with his father, but was drafted in 1940. He volunteered...
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Manuel Harold Sloane, 85, a longtime osteopathic physician and chair of the radiology department at Tri-County Hospital in Springfield, died April 22. Sloane attended Drexel University in 1942 prior to enlisting in the Army Air Force. During World War II, he was a B17 navigator over Europe. After the war, he graduated from Temple University in 1947, and then from...
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Deborah Sue Steinberg, 49, the pioneer resident of the JCHAI homes for young adults with special needs, died April 30. She was a resident of Philadelphia. Despite the fact that Steinberg was mentally challenged, her determination for independence pushed her to become gainfully employed and a productive member of society. In 1991, Steinberg was the first person to move into...
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