Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
Estelle Cohen, 86, co-owner of two maternity and baby shops, died Aug. 16 at Lankenau Hospital. The former Stella/Esther Elias, she was a resident of Haverford. Cohen owned Dorebel's Maternity and Baby Shops in South Philadelphia and Mayfair, along with her husband, Bernard B. Cohen. In 1945, Cohen organized the Tikvah Chapter of Pioneer Women and served as its first...
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Jerome M. Staller, 62, a statistician whose business grew from a two-man operation to the successful organization it is today, died Aug. 1. The Center for Forensic Economic Studies, which provides economic and statistical analyses to lawyers, was started by Staller and Bernard Siskin, his economics professor at Temple University, in 1980 when Staller was working as a senior economist...
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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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