Thursday, July 28, 2016 Tammuz 22, 5776
Hershel Gordon (Gorodetzky), 82, a former Philadelphia Orchestra cellist, died July 1. He was born in Philadelphia. A graduate of Central High School, Gordon began to study the cello at the age of 8. He graduated from Curtis Institute of Music in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army Tank Corps in France and Germany between 1945 and 1947. When...
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Edith W. Parent, 82, an administrative assistant and Democratic committeewoman, died May 25 at Vitas Hospice in Philadelphia. Born in New York City, she moved to Philadelphia while a young woman and worked for many years as an administrative assistant in health care positions. In the 1960s, Parent was a committeewoman in the Democratic Party serving under the Honorable Charles...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Mark Combs worked in the auto business for much of his career, including owning an auto detailing firm in Plymouth Meeting, but sports was one of his greatest passions. Despite being diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in November, he didn't let his illness get in the way of coaching the Bux-Mont girls basketball team last month at the Kaiserman JCC's...
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Joanna Rickel Lightner, 63, a professional photographer and educator whose interests in religion were reflected in both her career choices, died June 15 after a long bout with leukemia. Among the Elkins Park resident's many clients as a photographer were the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine, as well as the Catholic Standard and Times, showcasing an encompassing talent and ecumenical...
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Elliot Unterberger, 86, an attorney who practiced in Philadelphia for more than 60 years, died May 11 at Saunders House in Wynnewood. He was a longtime resident of Cynwyd. Born in South Philadelphia, Unterberger survived bouts with scarlet fever and then rheumatic fever as a small child. The latter disease left him with a heart condition that restricted his physical...
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