Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
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Theodore S. Halpern, better known to many as "Uncle Ted," believed that nothing built a young person's character quite like summer camp. Halpern and other family members owned and operated three camps in the Poconos, including Pine Forest, which draws a mostly Jewish clientele. The 83-year-old Lafayette Hill resident died on July 18. Halpern's father-in-law, Hughie Black, a professional basketball...
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When he died on Aug. 8 at age 71, Stephen E. Solms left behind a legacy of landmark living -- and not just because he was the guiding force behind Historic Landmarks for Living, a real estate venture and adventure that helped re-shape the city's skyline beginning in 1978. Solms took the gusto and guts that propelled him to form...
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H. Donald Busch, 74, a physicist, lawyer and businessman who established legal precedents that shaped the distribution of motion pictures, died July 12 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was a resident of Philadelphia; Ventnor, N.J.; and Boca Raton, Fla. Busch owned Budco Movie Theaters, now part of AMC Theaters, and served as chairman of the National Organization of Theater...
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Henry Skorr (Skorupa), 88, a retired store manager and Holocaust survivor, died July 13. Skorr was born in Kalicz, Poland. At the advent of the German invasion, his father and older brother joined the Russian army and were killed on the front. He escaped to the forests of Russia, and helped evacuate the remainder of his family. During the war,...
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Leonard (Lee) Brown, 96, retired owner of the Mifflin Company, died July 21. He was a resident of Jupiter, Fla., and formerly of Philadelphia. Brown created the Ric Cosmetic Products Company and the Brown Drug and Chemical Company in 1942, after a short time in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1943, he merged his company with the Mifflin Chemical Company...
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