Friday, July 29, 2016 Tammuz 23, 5776
Hannah Kohn, 105, an artist and dress-shop owner, died Feb. 1 at her home in Rittenhouse Square. Kohn's work was exhibited in shows at the Art Alliance and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In the late 1990s, her son, Eugene Kohn, put on an exhibit of her paintings and invited nearly 300 prominent guests to the gathering in...
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Stanley E. Gever, 86, a Philadelphia attorney and World War II veteran, died Feb. 2. A graduate of West Philadelphia High School, the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Gever served four years in the Office of Naval Intelligence for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet Air Force at Pearl Harbor, where he planned battle strategy. As...
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Alex Rosenthal, 102, an accountant and retired partner of Goldenberg Rosenthal, LLP, died Jan. 30. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Elkins Park for 70 years. Rosenthal started his own accounting firm, Rosenthal Malloy, in 1929, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. His brother, S. Henry Rosenthal, had founded the firm of Goldenberg Rosenthal 10 years before. As each...
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Katherine "Kay" Bigelman Tomkin, a certified public accountant and pioneer in her time, died Dec. 13. Tomkin was the first woman in her accounting class at the Wharton Evening School of the University of Pennsylvania, which she attended while working full-time during the day. After graduation, she applied to the largest Jewish accounting firm in Philadelphia by writing a 20-page...
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Ruth Saler Blank, 91, who raised millions of dollars for Alzheimer's disease research, died Jan. 28, at her home in Elkins Park. Blank became active in the Alzheimer's Association after her husband, Samuel A. Blank, who founded the law firm now known as Blank Rome, died of the disease in 1976. She eventually became vice chairwoman of its executive committee...
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