Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776
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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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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