Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776
Rebecca Tobias, 67, a social worker and ceramic artist, died March 31 at the Hospice of Philadelphia. Tobias completed a 40-plus-year career in social work in March of 2008 when she retired as director of social work at the LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program at the University of Pennsylvania. From a startup with a handful of participants, she built...
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Arthur L. Schneeberg, 85, a longtime urologist who served as a chief of urology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, died March 21. Schneeberg practiced for more than 40 years. As urologist of the original kidney-transplant team at Einstein, he assisted in some of the first kidney transplants in Philadelphia. Throughout his life, Schneeberg gave to various Jewish charities. He served...
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Pauline W. Bernstein, 93, a Philadelphia public-school teacher and counselor, died March 21. Born in South Philadelphia, she was the former Pauline Weinberg. Bernstein was a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, the Philadelphia Normal School and Temple University. She taught at the Edwin M. Stanton and George Clymer elementary schools and was a counselor at the Pastorius...
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David Zeehandelaar, 55, a partner in the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, died March 19. Zeehandelaar was a well-known expert in aviation law, leading the firm's aviation practice and handling litigation involving both major airline and commuter airline disasters, and accidents involving military aircraft and components. He successfully defended the federal court case against the component manufacturer involved in...
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Herbert S. Denenberg, a feisty government consumer advocate who used his position as Pennsylvania insurance commissioner, and then media personality, to shift and shape policy, and whose determined defense of Israel against any and all would-be accusers helped forge his fiery reputation, died March 18. The Nebraska native and Wayne resident was 80 years old. With his curmudgeonly/ friendly features...
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