Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
Morris Zeiger, 92, who owned and operated retail businesses in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, died Nov. 8. Zeiger was born in Germany, and came to the United States when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Philadelphia and worked in his parents' store to help support his family. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School, he attended Louisiana...
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Sibyl Ruth Schwartz Cohen, 78, who recently retired from teaching at Rutgers University-Camden and LaSalle University, died Nov. 1. Rutgers-Camden honored her with an adjunct teaching excellence award, now named after her. Cohen was one of the first women to graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, having attended school there when women were not...
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Sara Greenberg, 92, who escaped the czar and the Russian army to arrive in America, died Oct. 24. She was a resident of Northeast Philadelphia. Greenberg's mother hid her daughter and son in a large pile of hay, and even though Russian soldiers had come by and poked into the hiding place, the children managed to evade the army. Mother,...
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Stephen T. Saltz, 64, a founding partner in the law firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, died Sept. 6. A trial lawyer who achieved recognition at the local, state and national levels, Saltz won a landmark gun-control case in 1989, in which a brain-damaged victim of an accidental shooting was awarded $11.3 million. A Philadelphia jury found a Montgomeryville...
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Miriam Savar, 91, one of the early local female stockbrokers, died Oct. 9 at Watermark at Logan Square, where she had resided for 10 years. A longtime resident of Center City, the former Miriam Kohn graduated in 1932 from Overbrook High School. She earned a certificate to teach, but decided to work in clerical positions for several firms until marrying...
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