Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
Gabriel Cohen, 81, a Jewish educator and activist, died May 18 in Bellevue, Wash. Born in Montreal, he spent his childhood in Jerusalem and Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from of Yeshiva University, he joined the fight for Israel's independence, serving as a tank commander from 1947 through 1949. He eventually became an advocate for peace in the Middle East, and...
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Martin Meyerson, 84, president emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania, died June 2 in Philadelphia. As an administrator, faculty member, volunteer and mentor, Meyerson served the university for more than five decades. As Penn's fifth president from 1970 to 1981, he drew upon his expertise as one of the nation's pre-eminent city planners to articulate an integrated vision of "One...
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Reba Rosentzweet, 88, who taught "Get Set" and then math for the School District of Philadelphia, died May 25. A city resident for 83 years, she moved to Maryland and then Florida to be near her daughters as her health began to fail. Born and raised in Strawberry Mansion, Rosentzweet graduated from Temple University in 1936 with a degree in...
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Janet Hankin, who was active in the community, died May 14. She was a resident of Horsham. Born in Bucks County, Hankin attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from high school two years early. In her youth, she also took individual instruction from famed New Hope artist Fern I. Coppedge. Prior to working as a secretary for Judge Edward G...
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Sherwood Cohen, 71, a longtime Northeast Philadelphia ophthalmologist, died May 9. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Born and raised in Hudson, N.Y., Cohen was valedictorian of his high school class. He earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1957 and a medical degree in 1961 from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse...
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