Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
Leona Lee Abrams, a local teacher and author, died Dec. 11 at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. The former Leona Zlotnik, she lived all her life in Philadelphia, mostly in the Northeast. Abrams graduated from Kensington High School for Girls, and was active for most of her years with the Kensington Synagogue (Sharri Yitzhok) until its...
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Ramon Brier Garfinkel, 85, a real estate developer and homebuilder, died Nov. 13. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Garfinkel attended Central High School and interrupted college to serve in the Army during World War II as a surgical technician. After the war, he graduated from Penn State University. Garfinkel struck out on his own and became a successful real...
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Joseph R. Liss, 95, who has been in the baking industry for more than 70 years, died Dec. 15 at his home in Bala Cynwyd. Born in South Philadelphia, Liss grew up in Strawberry Mansion, and attended Simon Gratz High School and Temple University. He came from a well-known Philadelphia baking family that operated a chain of Liss Bakeries throughout...
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Alan Luxenberg
Harvey Sicherman, 65, one of the nation's leading thinkers on American foreign policy and on the Arab-Israeli conflict, was president of Philadelphia's Foreign Policy Research Institute from 1993 until his death on Dec. 25. A graduate of the University of Scranton, Sicherman earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. It was there that he...
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Jessie Van Baalen Warms, 82, a cancer researcher, died Dec. 8 at Rydal Park Medical Center. She was a resident of Melrose Park. Warms attended Friends Select School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College. She also earned a Master's of Science in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a senior research associate at the...
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