Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775
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Morton Charlestein, who died on April 4, just three days after celebrating his 95th birthday, was a man of many parts. But perhaps two, more than any, spelled his success as a communal leader and businessman. Those who knew him hailed Charlestein as one who valued the role of history in everyday life, yet savored his part as a trendsetter,...
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Henry Fajge, 63, who worked as a finance manager and salesman in the automotive industry for more than 35 years, died Feb. 9. A resident of Richboro, he died two months short of his 40th wedding anniversary. The son of Holocaust survivors, Fajge immigrated to the United States through the HIAS organization when he was 21 years old and learned...
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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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