Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
Mark Davis, who provided entertainment for thousands of Philadelphians as the leader of his own band for more than 50 years, died May 2. He was a resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., and was formerly of Jenkintown. Born in 1916 in South Philadelphia to immigrant parents, at age 5, Davis began to take lessons on the violin, which was to...
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Tedric A. Harris, 78, a retired mechanical engineer and teacher, died April 27 in State College, Pa. He was formerly of Abington. Born in Philadelphia, Harris graduated from Upper Darby High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 and a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1954 from Penn State. Harris retired from SKF Industries (a ball-bearing firm) in...
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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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