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Abraham Goodhart, 88, a retired teacher and school counselor who later took up acting as a background extra, died Sept. 8, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in New York City, Goodhart spent a good part of his childhood in Strawberry Mansion. He served in the military for four years during World War II with the Third Army Corps of...
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Phil Redelheim, 89, a fixture in the local Jewish community, died Sept. 20 at his home in Cherry Hill, N.J., after a lengthy illness. Born in New York in 1919, Redelheim attended Etz Chaim Yeshiva and graduated from Erasmus High School. He attended St. John's and New York universities, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees, respectively. Redelheim was drafted...
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Lina Dreifuss, 106, who worked multiple jobs to support her family, died Sept. 17, four days before what would have been her 107th birthday. Dreifuss was born in a little German town named Gross Bieberau. Her mother nicknamed her "Goldschatz," which literally translates into gold piece. When her father died during the Great German Depression of the 1920s, she stepped...
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Joel N. Bloom, 83, past director and president of the Science Museum and Fels Planetarium of The Franklin Science Institute, died Sept. 23, after a long illness at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, N.J. Director and president of the Science Museum from 1969 until he retired in 1990, Bloom molded the institute into a world-class museum during his tenure. Bloom's...
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Estelle Cohen, 86, co-owner of two maternity and baby shops, died Aug. 16 at Lankenau Hospital. The former Stella/Esther Elias, she was a resident of Haverford. Cohen owned Dorebel's Maternity and Baby Shops in South Philadelphia and Mayfair, along with her husband, Bernard B. Cohen. In 1945, Cohen organized the Tikvah Chapter of Pioneer Women and served as its first...
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