Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sivan 15, 5775
Roslyn Cohn Sklaroff, a medical researcher who was active in the Jewish community, died Dec. 22. Sklaroff grew up in Wynnefield and graduated from Overbrook High School. She earned a B.A. in chemistry from Hood College in Frederick, Md. A volunteer in various programs at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Sklaroff ultimately became president of the auxiliary. She helped organize...
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Julius "Jay" Apt, 86, an old-style newspaperman, from his Stetson hat with the wide ribbon where his "Press" card was shoved, to the ever-present pen and note pad, died Jan. 31 in Maryland. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Apt was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School for Boys. He started his career at the Philadelphia Daily News in...
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Marion A. Wilen, a powerhouse volunteer for the Philadelphia Jewish community and countless other social causes, died Jan. 17 of complications from pneumonia. She was 90. Her death coincided with the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man she greatly admired. In 1963, Wilen was at the helm of a Philadelphia delegation to the "March on Washington,"...
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Jacqueline Cantor, 80, an English teacher at Central High School for more than 20 years, died Jan. 5 at Jeanes Hospital. At Central, Cantor became the coach of the tennis team and took them to the city championship one year. After girls were admitted into Central, she served as the first girls basketball coach. Cantor was also the faculty advisor...
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Phyllis Kaniss, 59, a media critic and former assistant dean at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, died Dec. 17, 2010. Raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Kaniss taught courses on the media and urban politics and policy for almost 30 years, and recently served as executive director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She...
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