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Minerva Apple Waldbaum ("Minkie"), 100, a French and English teacher, died Dec. 12. She was a resident of Bedford County, Va. A graduate of William Penn High School and the University of Pennsylvania, Waldbaum also attended the Sorbonne in Paris. She taught in private school, and at Central High School and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. In addition, she...
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Elise Kohn Friedman, 93, died Nov. 24. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Friedman attended Oak Lane Country Day School. In 1936, she graduated from Swarthmore College. She was extremely athletic in her youth and played hockey and basketball at Swarthmore. In her late 20s, she took up golf. For decades, she was a proficient golfer. For many years, she competed...
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Terry M. German, 72, an obstetrician/gynecologist, died Nov. 17. German was a graduate of Central High School, Ursinus College and Jefferson Medical College. Prior to his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was chief resident of the Obstetrics Gynecology Service, he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. For 35 years, German delivered more than...
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Penina Turner (nee Pearl Turner, aka Pearl Siegel), 86, died Nov. 15, in Media. Born in the Bronx, Turner attended Hunter College in New York City, and in 1947 earned a master's degree in nursing at Yale University. Turner married Seymour Siegel in 1945 and raised a family of five children. After a successful career as a registered nurse, she...
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Judith M. Simmons, 66, a retired public high school teach- er, died Oct. 25 at her home in Holland, Pa. The former Judith Weiss, she was a native of Philadelphia Simmons graduated from Overbrook High School and subsequently attended Temple University, where she earned a master's degree in history. While working towards her master's degree, she began teaching psychology and...
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