Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
Gabriel Cohen, 81, a Jewish educator and activist, died May 18 in Bellevue, Wash. Born in Montreal, he spent his childhood in Jerusalem and Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from of Yeshiva University, he joined the fight for Israel's independence, serving as a tank commander from 1947 through 1949. He eventually became an advocate for peace in the Middle East, and...
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Rabbi Nardus Groen, 87, died June 13 in Delray, Beach, Fla. Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Groen was a member of the Dutch Underground during World War II, during which he was captured several times by the Germans and escaped each time. Immediately after the war, the Dutch military assigned him to the American Marine Corps, and he served at...
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Sherwood Cohen, 71, a longtime Northeast Philadelphia ophthalmologist, died May 9. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Born and raised in Hudson, N.Y., Cohen was valedictorian of his high school class. He earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1957 and a medical degree in 1961 from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse...
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Janet Hankin, who was active in the community, died May 14. She was a resident of Horsham. Born in Bucks County, Hankin attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from high school two years early. In her youth, she also took individual instruction from famed New Hope artist Fern I. Coppedge. Prior to working as a secretary for Judge Edward G...
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Reba Rosentzweet, 88, who taught "Get Set" and then math for the School District of Philadelphia, died May 25. A city resident for 83 years, she moved to Maryland and then Florida to be near her daughters as her health began to fail. Born and raised in Strawberry Mansion, Rosentzweet graduated from Temple University in 1936 with a degree in...
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