Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Anne Blumberg, 85, who once worked in the Philadelphia office of Warner Bros., died May 22. The former Anne Besterman, for the past six years she was a resident of Delray Beach, Fla. Blumberg was a Philadelphia native and Olney High School alumnus. Prior to her marriage of 29 years to Irving Blumberg, she worked at Warner Bros.; then raised...
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Edith W. Parent, 82, an administrative assistant and Democratic committeewoman, died May 25 at Vitas Hospice in Philadelphia. Born in New York City, she moved to Philadelphia while a young woman and worked for many years as an administrative assistant in health care positions. In the 1960s, Parent was a committeewoman in the Democratic Party serving under the Honorable Charles...
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Joanna Rickel Lightner, 63, a professional photographer and educator whose interests in religion were reflected in both her career choices, died June 15 after a long bout with leukemia. Among the Elkins Park resident's many clients as a photographer were the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine, as well as the Catholic Standard and Times, showcasing an encompassing talent and ecumenical...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Mark Combs worked in the auto business for much of his career, including owning an auto detailing firm in Plymouth Meeting, but sports was one of his greatest passions. Despite being diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in November, he didn't let his illness get in the way of coaching the Bux-Mont girls basketball team last month at the Kaiserman JCC's...
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a major Jewish organization in Philadelphia that Stanley Barer wasn't heavily involved with. Barer, who died May 25 at age 84, served as a president and board member of countless Philadelphia Jewish groups, including the Perelman Jewish Day School, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish...
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