Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776
Oldest Jewish person -- a local -- passes from scene
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She saw it all. And when you're 111, that's a wealth of history. Fannie Forman Buten, believed to be the oldest Jewish person in the world, died on Sept. 24. Before her death, which was brought on by a stroke, the Bala Cynwyd resident was listed as the "oldest living" Jewish person "whose age had been verified," according to Robert...
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The Jewish community came out in full force to help Sandee Kline find a matching bone-marrow donor. In April, more than 300 people were tested during a bone-marrow drive at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, where Kline's husband, Mitch, heads the physical-education department. At least half-a-dozen synagogues informed their members about the effort, and some people received the kits...
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Samuel Herman, 74, a longtime book-publisher's representative, died Sept. 14. Born in Philadelphia, he was a resident of North Wales since 1974. At 17, Herman enlisted in the Air Force, where he was stationed in Wyoming, Montana and Japan, achieving the rank of sergeant. For the past 45 years, he worked as a book-publisher's representative, first for Como Sales and...
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Lillian Harris Friedman, 74, a registered nurse and homemaker who was active in securing a historic designation for her Northeast Philadelphia community of Greenbelt Knoll, died Aug. 31 at her home. Friedman and her husband, Arthur, championed the historic designation of Greenbelt Knoll, regarded as the nation's first planned racially-integrated housing development, and succeeded when it was listed as a...
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Arnold H. Raphaelson, 80, professor emeritus of economics at Temple University, died July 22 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Dresher. Born and raised in Worcester, Mass., Raphaelson attended public schools there, and graduated from Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Mass. He was editor of the Brown Daily Herald , and earned an A.B. in English from Brown University...
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