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Maurice R. Schurr, vice president of the International Teamsters Union, died April 11 at Anne Arundel Hospital in Annapolis, Md. A trade unionist since his early teens, Schurr received union recognition by representation of Local 929 over the years. In 1943, he became a trustee of Local 929; in 1945, a business agent; and in 1949, president of Teamsters Local...
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Andrew Noah Schloss, 23, a columnist and sportswriter for The Wilton Bulletin , died March 23, following a seven-month battle with leukemia. He was a resident of Wilton, Conn. A graduate of Wilton High School and a four-year member of the wrestling team, Schloss graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester in 2006. He...
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Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, 92, a competitive swimmer and coach, died March 30. Beshunsky began her competitive swimming career in Rhode Island, capturing titles in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle, and also the 100-meter breaststroke, at the New England Junior and Senior Swimming Championships. In 1935, she traveled to Israel (then Palestine) as part of the U.S. team in the second...
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Joseph Plon, 73, a concert pianist and professor of music, died Feb. 24 at his home in Miami Beach, Fla. He was formerly of Philadelphia. A childhood virtuoso, Plon debuted at the age of 10 with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1944. He received his musical train-ing at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, Mannes College of Music in New York and the...
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Louis Schwartz, 86, a retired pharmacy owner, died Jan. 13. He was a resident of Philadelphia. A graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Schwartz earned a bachelor's degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, now the University of Sciences. An Army veteran of World War II, Schwartz participated in the Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. After his discharge, he taught...
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