Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
Bess Rosenfeld Katz, 91, a partner in her family's reporting firm, died Feb. 21 at the nursing facility at the Watermark at Logan Square in Center City. She had lived there for three years. Katz and her husband, Martin, worked as a team. A stenotype reporter, Martin opened Atlas Reporting Service in Center City shortly after returning from his Army...
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Helene Wanderman Lefco, 86, died on Feb. 14 in Elkins Park. A writer, dance therapist and philanthropist, she succumbed to Parkinson's disease. Lefco had a life-long passion for dance and became a dance therapist in the 1960s, working with teenage patients in the Delaware Valley Mental Health Foundation in Doylestown. She wrote about her work in Dance Therapy , a...
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Leonore Annenberg, philanthropist, committed communal leader and onetime U.S. chief of protocol whose late husband was Philadelphia publishing magnate Walter Annenberg, died March 12 at the age of 91. She was surrounded by family at the time of her death of natural causes at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. With her late husband, Mrs. Annenberg was responsible...
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Mae (Kasselman) Finkel, 88, a former nurse, died March 5 at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Finkel was born on March 29, 1920, in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1937 and attended Camp Hoffnung in Pipersville, Pa. She graduated from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1939 and...
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Broadcast pioneer Frank Ford made a name for himself -- literally. He was known to his parents and childhood buddies on the streets of Logan as Eddie Felbin, but he changed his moniker to echo the name of his radio talk-show's food-chain sponsor. In reality, Ford's voice was never limited to the airwaves. Feisty and forever outspoken, his actions often...
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