Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776
Mildred Gordon, 77, a psychiatrist, died Aug. 11, at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, Gordon was a graduate of Girl's High School. She earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. Gordon moved to Reading, Pa., in 1957, where she was employed as a chemist at the Bollman Hat Company. She then...
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Leonard Jordan Levick, 89, a physician, died Aug. 24. Levick graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1946 and took his internship and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, in Philadelphia. He was also a retired captain in the U.S. Army. Feeling the need for a greater challenge, Levick took a year off to study at Sloan Kettering Hospital...
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Philadelphia attorney Jerome J. Shestack -- a mentor, poetry afficionado, American history buff, and, in his wife's favorite descriptor, "the pied piper of just causes" -- died of kidney failure on Thursday, Aug. 18, at his Center City home. From his first campaigns for law schools to grant women and blacks admission, the 88-year-old human rights leader never stopped --...
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Harvey Brodsky, 76, a philanthropist and sports enthusiast -- he was a champion basketball player at alma mater Overbrook High -- who co-founded Philadelphia's Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, died Aug. 10. He was a resident of Haverford. A retired food products manufacturing executive, Brodsky's longtime commitment to sports led to a major role in the planning, development and realization...
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Alan Bernard Hinerfeld, a Northeast Philadelphia dentist for many years, died July 30 in Sacramento, Ca., following a two-decade battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. He was 75 years old. Born in Allentown, and raised in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Hinerfeld attended Central High School, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. After volunteering for service...
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