Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Mark Combs worked in the auto business for much of his career, including owning an auto detailing firm in Plymouth Meeting, but sports was one of his greatest passions. Despite being diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in November, he didn't let his illness get in the way of coaching the Bux-Mont girls basketball team last month at the Kaiserman JCC's...
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Joanna Rickel Lightner, 63, a professional photographer and educator whose interests in religion were reflected in both her career choices, died June 15 after a long bout with leukemia. Among the Elkins Park resident's many clients as a photographer were the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine, as well as the Catholic Standard and Times, showcasing an encompassing talent and ecumenical...
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Elliot Unterberger, 86, an attorney who practiced in Philadelphia for more than 60 years, died May 11 at Saunders House in Wynnewood. He was a longtime resident of Cynwyd. Born in South Philadelphia, Unterberger survived bouts with scarlet fever and then rheumatic fever as a small child. The latter disease left him with a heart condition that restricted his physical...
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a major Jewish organization in Philadelphia that Stanley Barer wasn't heavily involved with. Barer, who died May 25 at age 84, served as a president and board member of countless Philadelphia Jewish groups, including the Perelman Jewish Day School, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish...
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Tedric A. Harris, 78, a retired mechanical engineer and teacher, died April 27 in State College, Pa. He was formerly of Abington. Born in Philadelphia, Harris graduated from Upper Darby High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 and a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1954 from Penn State. Harris retired from SKF Industries (a ball-bearing firm) in...
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