Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Theodore Lewkowski, 81, a butcher-shop owner and Holocaust survivor, died June 11 at Nazareth Hospital. He was a resident of Tacony. Lewkowski was born in Poland in the village of Lubraniec, near Warsaw. He left school after the fourth grade to serve as a tailor's apprentice. Lewkowski also assisted his father, who made vodka and traded horses, until the Nazis...
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Martin Meyerson, 84, president emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania, died June 2 in Philadelphia. As an administrator, faculty member, volunteer and mentor, Meyerson served the university for more than five decades. As Penn's fifth president from 1970 to 1981, he drew upon his expertise as one of the nation's pre-eminent city planners to articulate an integrated vision of "One...
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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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