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Penina Turner (nee Pearl Turner, aka Pearl Siegel), 86, died Nov. 15, in Media. Born in the Bronx, Turner attended Hunter College in New York City, and in 1947 earned a master's degree in nursing at Yale University. Turner married Seymour Siegel in 1945 and raised a family of five children. After a successful career as a registered nurse, she...
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Judith M. Simmons, 66, a retired public high school teach- er, died Oct. 25 at her home in Holland, Pa. The former Judith Weiss, she was a native of Philadelphia Simmons graduated from Overbrook High School and subsequently attended Temple University, where she earned a master's degree in history. While working towards her master's degree, she began teaching psychology and...
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Alexander Willis, 95, died Nov. 7 at Lankenau Hospital. He was a resident at the Green Hill Apartments in Wynnewood. Willis received a mayor's full-tuition scholarship to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1933 with a bachelor's degree. He also earned a master's degree in education from Penn's Graduate School of Education in...
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Matti K. Gershenfeld, 83, a psychologist, died Nov. 9. She was a resident of Philadelphia. Gershenfeld graduated from Overbrook High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the Wharton School (the only woman in her class of 1951) and a doctorate from Temple University. She worked for many years as a teacher...
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Samuel Cohen, 94, a salesman whose career spanned several decades, died Oct. 24 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He was a resident at Brith Sholom House on Conshohocken Avenue, and formerly of Northeast Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, Cohen graduated from West Philadelphia High School. He sold tile door-to-door in the Baltimore area during the Depression and drove a horse-drawn milk wagon...
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