Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776
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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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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Elaine Garfinkel, 79, an expert in Southwest native American art and a docent at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, died Aug. 31 at her home in Center City. Garfinkel was a co-founder of the Camde Gallery, one of the first Southwest native American art galleries in Philadelphia. She also produced art shows at Fox Chase Cancer Center and...
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