Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
Harry J. Hartz, 83, an engineer and sailor, died Sept. 18. He was raised in Philadelphia. Hartz earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Towne School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became an expert in strategic planning and development at Electric Storage Batteries, where he worked from 1965 to 1981. At the age of 56, Hartz founded...
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William Howard Merz, 88, a retired insurance executive and youth leader, died Oct. 8 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a resident of Center City for more than 60 years. Merz grew up in Jenkintown, attending Jenkintown High School, where he received the American Legion Medal, which recognizes youth leadership and scholarship. He also delivered the commencement address for...
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Anna Moses Brand, 90, an office manager who was active in the Jewish community, died Sept. 13 after a very brief illness. She was a resident of Lafayette Hill. Born in Eastern Europe, Brand immigrated to the United States with her husband and daughter after the war. She was the office manager for her husband, the late Dr. Clemens Brand...
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Michael Vilenchik, 70, a medical researcher who studied the biological aspects of aging, died Sept. 24. He was a resident of Chester, Pa. Dr. Vilenchik, who defected from the Soviet Union, was an internationally recognized scientist who made significant contributions to the fields of aging and radiation biology. He had been on the staff of the Longevity Achievement Foundation at...
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Sharon Lieberman Ash, 63, who was active in the Jewish community, died Oct. 20 at her home in Bryn Mawr. Ash graduated from Germantown High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University, and a master's degree in counseling and gerontology from Villanova University. She was a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Council Migration Service...
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