Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775
Philip Jasner, 68, who covered the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA on a full-time basis since 1981, died Dec. 3. He joined the staff of the Philadelphia Daily News in 1972. Jasner was a past president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and the Philadelphia College Basketball Writers Association. He also was honored as the Pennsylvania Sports Writer of the...
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Arthur H. Havsy, 72, a certified public accountant for 50 years, died Nov. 20 at his home. Havsy's hobby was his involvement as a sports official, following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar Havsy, and uncle, Harry Schwartz. Havsy spent more than 45 years representing the National Football League in Philadelphia, as the chief statistician for all of the...
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Helene Brooks, 73, who oversaw clinical trials at Lankenau Hospital and pharmaceutical companies such as Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Teva Pharmaceutical, died Oct. 20. Born in Philadelphia, the former Helene Pickholtz graduated from Germantown High School and lived most of her adult life in Penn Valley. Brooks' career in drug development began in academia and ended in the pharmaceutical industry. While...
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Ralph J. Gordon, 86, owner of the Joy Kiddie Shop chain of children's clothing and shoe stores, died Oct. 29. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Gordon also ran Gordon Brothers in Germantown, a business his grandfather started, before he opened the children's shops. A graduate of Temple University, he was part of the invasion of Omaha Beach on...
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Evelyn Davis Witkin, 59, an orthopedic surgeon, died Oct. 5. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. A pioneer in her field, Witkin was one of the first women orthopedic surgeons in Pennsylvania. She received multiple honors, including being inducted into the Wall of Fame of Northeast High School. A graduate of Temple University and its medical school, Witkin did...
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