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Mildred Mesirov, 92, died July 25. She was a resident of Freedom Village in West Brandywine, and was formerly of Penn Valley. The former Mildred Cohen, she graduated from Coatesville High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mesirov and her husband, Clarence, were founding members of Main Line Reform Temple in...
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Mazie Magill, 99, of Margate, N.J., died July 21. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she came to America at the age of 2 and lived in Atlantic City, N.J. The former Mazie Sless, she served as a Democratic committeewoman in Philadelphia, and was a past president of Variety Club Tent 13. Known as the "Mayor of Margate," Magill was a big...
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Arthur Willens, 85, a South Florida businessman, died May 30 in his Miami Shores home. Born in Philadelphia, Willens lived on Winfield Avenue, across the street from Har Zion Temple. He moved to Miami Beach during the 1930s and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School. After being discharged from the U.S. Army Air Force after World War II, Willens...
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Ryan Teitman
Lifelong Philadelphia resident and political figure Harry Blatstein passed away at his home in Northeast Philadelphia on July 14, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 85 years old. Blatstein was born and raised in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, where he lived until moving to Oxford Circle after marrying his wife, Blanche. The family then moved...
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Sylvan H. Eisman, 90, an internist and professor who specialized in oncology, died June 26 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a resident of Center City. Eisman, who graduated from Overbrook High School, earned both a bachelor's and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Army in 1942, and was a flight surgeon...
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