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Helene Brooks, 73, who oversaw clinical trials at Lankenau Hospital and pharmaceutical companies such as Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Teva Pharmaceutical, died Oct. 20. Born in Philadelphia, the former Helene Pickholtz graduated from Germantown High School and lived most of her adult life in Penn Valley. Brooks' career in drug development began in academia and ended in the pharmaceutical industry. While...
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Ralph J. Gordon, 86, owner of the Joy Kiddie Shop chain of children's clothing and shoe stores, died Oct. 29. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Gordon also ran Gordon Brothers in Germantown, a business his grandfather started, before he opened the children's shops. A graduate of Temple University, he was part of the invasion of Omaha Beach on...
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Evelyn Davis Witkin, 59, an orthopedic surgeon, died Oct. 5. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. A pioneer in her field, Witkin was one of the first women orthopedic surgeons in Pennsylvania. She received multiple honors, including being inducted into the Wall of Fame of Northeast High School. A graduate of Temple University and its medical school, Witkin did...
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Steven Carl Halbert, 59, a nationally known physician who specialized in integrative medicine, died Oct. 22 at his home in Wyncote. Halbert was one of the co-founding physicians of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Jefferson Center for Integrative Medicine (now the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine). At Jefferson Medical College, he taught one of the first integrative medicine curriculums offered...
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Jeremy Kane, a Jewish Marine lance corporal who died in Afghanistan earlier this year, was honored Sunday as Cherry Hill, N.J., officials renamed a township park in his memory. As a child, Kane spent many afternoons on the playground at the corner of Brian Drive and Queen Anne Road, just across the street from his former elementary school, said his...
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