Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776
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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Robert Lynn Baseman, 75, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Encyclopaedia Britannica , died Feb. 17 at home in Sarasota, Fla. He was formerly of Philadelphia. As a teenager, Baseman regularly drew a cartoon called "Oh, Fudge" for the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia. He graduated from Central High School in 1950 and earned a bachelor's degree in business...
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Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, 90, religious leader of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, N.J., for 44 years, died Feb. 10. He was a resident of Cherry Hill. Lewis joined Beth Sholom in 1948 as a student rabbi. He retired in 1992. After becoming rabbi emeritus, he taught adult education there until four years ago. A native of the Bronx,...
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