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Irving Broudy, 80, a distributor of HVAC products and parts, died Dec. 5. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Broudy operated the Broudy Supply Co. with his late brother, Jules Broudy, which survived 90 years as a family business, and still continues as Broudy Precision. A leader in the Jewish community, Broudy was president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the...
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Joan Barbara Cohen, 76, a public-relations executive and former Jewish Exponent editor, died Dec. 1. The former Joan Friedman, she was a resident of Shannondell in Audubon for the past three years. She previously lived for 43 years in Plymouth Meeting. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cohen attended Temple University, and was editor of the Temple News and president of...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Nearly everyone who attended Cheltenham High School in the mid-1990s seemed to know Josh Winheld. Most striking was his smile. His whole face would light up as he rode down the halls in his motorized wheelchair, his male aide a constant presence at his side. On Dec. 5, Winheld, 31, succumbed to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the lethal genetic disease that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Frances Gordon, a retired social worker and the daughter of Polish immigrants, was killed Nov. 30 by a driver who left the accident scene near the Elkins Park Library. She was 85 years old. A tailor's daughter, Gordon (born Fanya Sherewshewsky), was an only child born in Bialystock. The family changed its name to Shear in an effort to evade...
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Arthur H. Kaplan, an attorney and entrepreneur who contributed to numerous charities, died Nov. 29 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A resident of Center City, he was 64. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Kaplan earned a law degree from Temple University and a master's degree in taxation from New York University Law School. He was...
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