Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776
Henrietta Fine, 94, a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, died May 16. The former Henrietta Cohen, she was a resident at Pauls Run Retirement Community. Fine began volunteering in 1972 at the information desk at the bureau's visitor center at 16th and JFK Blvd. Before 1972, she was a Red Cross "Gray...
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Alan Rubin, 87, a nationally-known obstetrician and gynecologist, died at his Center City home on May 16. A busy clinician for almost 40 years, Rubin was also a prolific contributor to medical research in his field. He is best known as the developer of the now-standard Rubin Maneuver, a technique for facilitating a difficult childbirth that has saved countless infants...
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Florence Joan Gilbert, 92, who served as director of volunteers at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia for 15 years, died May 9. The former Florence Sack, she was dedicated to Jewish causes throughout her life. Gilbert was one of the founders of the Yeadon Jewish Community Center Synagogue. She also started the youth groups at the synagogue. For a decade following...
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Jay Carl Rothman, 97, who worked for PECO for more than 35 years, died May 12. He was a resident of the Martins Run Retirement Community in Media. Trained as a watchmaker, Rothman developed many mechanical skills. He took these skills to the Pacific Theater in World War II, repairing airplanes while in the Army Air Corps. After the war...
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Eugene Hindin, 89, an engineering executive and inventor, died April 23 at his home in Narberth. Hindin was born July 14, 1921, in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, to a family of Russian Jewish immigrants. He began working odd jobs to help support his family from the age of 9, after his father died. With assistance from the White-Williams...
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