Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
M. Richard Cohen, 70, a real estate appraiser, died April 20 at his home in Center City. Born in Philadelphia, Cohen graduated from Cheltenham High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School. From 1962 to 1964, Cohen was a development officer with...
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Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe, the longtime head of Har Zion Temple, led his congregation in a difficult move from the city to the suburbs and pushed the synagogue to become fully egalitarian in the early 1970s, long before most other Conservative shuls had taken such a step. But perhaps the greatest challenge in his 50-year career came after his wife...
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John Fox, 82, longtime manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board and former international vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, died April 15. He was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. Fox was born in Tuszyn, a small town outside of Lodz, Poland, which was known as the "Polish Manchester," and was famous for its large and influential...
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Arthur Abrahams, 77, who handled ticket sales for the Valley Forge Music Fair for four decades, died April 9 at his home in Wayne. Abrahams, who became a company vice president, supervised ticket sales at Valley Forge and the partners' music fair in Westbury, N.Y. He retired when Valley Forge Music Fair closed in 1996. Abrahams was hired to sell...
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Nora Dyshel Zahn, 94, a retired University of Pennsylvania administrator and arts patron, died March 9 at her home in Wyncote. A graduate of Germantown High School, Zahn took an administrative position at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, where she also attended classes. In the 1970s, she became assistant to Alan Heeger, director of Penn's Laboratory for Research on...
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