Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
Louis Schwartz, 86, a retired pharmacy owner, died Jan. 13. He was a resident of Philadelphia. A graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Schwartz earned a bachelor's degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, now the University of Sciences. An Army veteran of World War II, Schwartz participated in the Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. After his discharge, he taught...
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Alex Rosenthal, 102, an accountant and retired partner of Goldenberg Rosenthal, LLP, died Jan. 30. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Elkins Park for 70 years. Rosenthal started his own accounting firm, Rosenthal Malloy, in 1929, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. His brother, S. Henry Rosenthal, had founded the firm of Goldenberg Rosenthal 10 years before. As each...
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Stanley E. Gever, 86, a Philadelphia attorney and World War II veteran, died Feb. 2. A graduate of West Philadelphia High School, the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Gever served four years in the Office of Naval Intelligence for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet Air Force at Pearl Harbor, where he planned battle strategy. As...
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Ruth Saler Blank, 91, who raised millions of dollars for Alzheimer's disease research, died Jan. 28, at her home in Elkins Park. Blank became active in the Alzheimer's Association after her husband, Samuel A. Blank, who founded the law firm now known as Blank Rome, died of the disease in 1976. She eventually became vice chairwoman of its executive committee...
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Katherine "Kay" Bigelman Tomkin, a certified public accountant and pioneer in her time, died Dec. 13. Tomkin was the first woman in her accounting class at the Wharton Evening School of the University of Pennsylvania, which she attended while working full-time during the day. After graduation, she applied to the largest Jewish accounting firm in Philadelphia by writing a 20-page...
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