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Henry Skorr (Skorupa), 88, a retired store manager and Holocaust survivor, died July 13. Skorr was born in Kalicz, Poland. At the advent of the German invasion, his father and older brother joined the Russian army and were killed on the front. He escaped to the forests of Russia, and helped evacuate the remainder of his family. During the war,...
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Leonard (Lee) Brown, 96, retired owner of the Mifflin Company, died July 21. He was a resident of Jupiter, Fla., and formerly of Philadelphia. Brown created the Ric Cosmetic Products Company and the Brown Drug and Chemical Company in 1942, after a short time in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1943, he merged his company with the Mifflin Chemical Company...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though her parents named her Selma, those who knew the late "Sunny" Feldman said that the nickname she gave herself as a youngster on the Jersey shore was the perfect handle. "I have to believe that Sunny was the perfect name for this woman, because she brought sunshine to everyone," said Wendy Smith, principal of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman...
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Barry Roy Halpern, 81, a physician who practiced urology in South Philadelphia for 40 years, died June 27. Born in Philadelphia, his parents moved to Atlantic City, N.J., soon after his birth. Halpern attended Atlantic City High School, where he skipped two grades along the way. An outstanding swimmer, he worked as a lifeguard on the Margate beach and completed...
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Anne Blumberg, 85, who once worked in the Philadelphia office of Warner Bros., died May 22. The former Anne Besterman, for the past six years she was a resident of Delray Beach, Fla. Blumberg was a Philadelphia native and Olney High School alumnus. Prior to her marriage of 29 years to Irving Blumberg, she worked at Warner Bros.; then raised...
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