Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
Laura Lipsius Romm, 89, a volunteer who was active in Jewish causes, died July 14 at Saunders House in Wynnewood. She was a longtime resident of Overbrook Farms. Romm graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1936. She served as congregational vice president and president of the Sisterhood at Beth T'fillah, now Temple Adath Israel in Merion. She helped prepare...
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Judith Shuman Eden, a 61-year-old attorney, community activist and political player who was deeply involved in the long process of rejuvenation in Center City, died Aug. 8 at Pennsylvania Hospital, the result of a protracted battle with cancer. Eden was an opponent of urban blight who used a prodigious knowledge of land-use law and an outsized personality to advocate for...
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Rose Kibrick Katz, 80, retired associate dean at Temple University and former president of the Retired Senior Volunteers Program of Montgomery County, died July 7 at Keystone House hospice. Katz earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Pennsylvania State University. In 1950, she married Benjamin Katz, who later became a professor of marketing. While raising their three children, she completed...
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Lester B. Kauffman, 86, a retired auto-supply owner, died June 25 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. He was a resident of Jenkintown. Kauffman was the owner of the K-M Auto Supply Company on North Broad Street for 50 years until his retirement 22 years ago. He graduated from Simon Gratz High School. During World War II, he served in the Army...
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Gay Schader, 78, former owner of the Antique Loft in Jenkintown, died June 22. The former Gay Engel, she was also a resident of Palm Beach, Fla. Schader graduated from Olney High School, the Marjorie Webster Junior College Finishing School and attended the University of Miami. She was a life member of Hadassah and a longtime member of Congregation Kol...
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