Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
By:
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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Elva Bazin Yeslow, 82, a retired office manager at Records Management, and community activist, died May 21. She was a resident of Ventnor, N.J., and formerly of Philadelphia In her younger years, Yeslow was active in the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center, serving as its Sisterhood president for four years, and on the board of directors for about 25 years...
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Hershel Gordon (Gorodetzky), 82, a former Philadelphia Orchestra cellist, died July 1. He was born in Philadelphia. A graduate of Central High School, Gordon began to study the cello at the age of 8. He graduated from Curtis Institute of Music in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army Tank Corps in France and Germany between 1945 and 1947. When...
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