Thursday, August 27, 2015 Elul 12, 5775
By:
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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Sidney Grossman, 91, a prominent Philadelphia businessman and national sales leader in the life-insurance industry, died June 30. He divided his time among Philadelphia, Florida and Medford Lake in New Jersey. At age 5, Grossman started working at the family deli, Grossman's Cafeteria and Deli on 40th Street and Girard Avenue, a well-known restaurant of the 1930s through the '60s...
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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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Louise Klein Binswanger, 74, one of the city's leading citizens who was known for her commitment and volunteerism to many of the area's important cultural and charitable institutions, died June 23. Binswanger was the wife of John K. Binswanger, co-chairman of the Binswanger Companies, a family-owned, international real estate services firm headquartered in Philadelphia, as well as former chairman of...
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