Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
Mark Davis, who provided entertainment for thousands of Philadelphians as the leader of his own band for more than 50 years, died May 2. He was a resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., and was formerly of Jenkintown. Born in 1916 in South Philadelphia to immigrant parents, at age 5, Davis began to take lessons on the violin, which was to...
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AN APPRECIATION
By:
Jeffrey H. Tigay
The world of Jewish scholarship is mourning the loss of professor Moshe Greenberg, who died in Jerusalem on May 15 after a long illness. Greenberg was one of the most influential scholars of the 20th century, but his impact extended far beyond the academy due to his lifelong commitment to sharing the results of scholarship with the Jewish public. His...
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Howard Gerstley Fleisher, 95, retired Philadelphia businessman who volunteered to help others, died April 24 after a brief illness at the Rydal Park Retirement Community in Rydal. After graduating from Williams College in 1937, Fleisher spent some time working with his brother, Robert Fleisher, at Modern Heat and Fuel, followed by the founding of Printing Services of Philadelphia. In addition...
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Harold B. Pressman, 97, a printing executive and leader in the Conservative Jewish community in Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, Fla., and nationally, died April 26, in West Palm Beach. Born in Philadelphia, Pressman attended public schools and Beth El Synagogue until he left for Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in Pittsburgh. He graduated in 1933 with a B.S...
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Deborah Sue Steinberg, 49, the pioneer resident of the JCHAI homes for young adults with special needs, died April 30. She was a resident of Philadelphia. Despite the fact that Steinberg was mentally challenged, her determination for independence pushed her to become gainfully employed and a productive member of society. In 1991, Steinberg was the first person to move into...
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