Monday, August 29, 2016 Av 25, 5776
By:
Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Miriam Klein, who with her late husband Raymond, was a longtime philanthropist in the Philadelphia community and in Israel, died July 23 at age 93. Her husband died in 1995 at age 79. The pair were married for more than 56 years. Together, the Kleins helped create the Raymond and Miriam Klein Branch of the Philadelphia Jewish Community Centers, which...
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Sidney W. Popkin, 93, co-owner of Popkin's Shoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for many years, died July 5. He was a resident of Cape Coral, Fla. Born in Bristol, Pa., Popkin attended Bristol High School, Drexel Institute of Technology and Temple University. He spent many years in Bucks County, and was involved with organizations and community activities including the...
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Oscar Milner, 95, a retired analytical chemist and educator, died May 27. Formerly of Wynnewood, Pa., and Margate, N.J., he most recently resided in Philadelphia and at Martins Run Senior Residential Community in Media. A native of Baltimore, Milner moved to Philadelphia at the age of 16. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Temple University, in...
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He was the last of the local "Three Amigos" who helped turn a tent into a tentpole for a nationwide theatrical enterprise. And when Shelly Gross died June 19 at the age of 88, there was little doubt he would be joining the late Lee Guber and Frank Ford -- Philly boys who jointly put Music Fairs on the map...
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Lewis Joseph Hartstein, 90, died May 29. He was a resident of Devon. Hartstein grew up in Czechoslovakia, graduating from the Hebrew Gymnasium that his parents helped establish under Czech minority-rights laws in the city of Munkacs/Mukacevo. He dreamed of making aliyah and joined Hashomer Hazair to prepare for life as a pioneer in a free Jewish state. Recognizing that...
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