Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
A. Alvin Brookman, 91, a businessman and advocate of social needs, died Oct. 11. He was a resident of Center City. Brookman served in the Air Force during World War II, where he administered psychological tests to candidates to determine if they were eligible to serve as pilots for the war effort. Following discharge from military service, he became involved...
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Rose Kramer, 86, a former Hebrew schoolteacher and lifelong Zionist, died Sept. 25 in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she had recently been living. The former Rose Schnabel, she was one week shy of her 87th birthday on Yom Kippur. Born in West Philadelphia, Kramer pursued advanced Hebrew studies at Gratz College while teaching Hebrew school. She was very active in Mizrachi...
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Lillian Berman, 87, owner of the Philadelphia area-based toy store Wayne Toytown, died Sept. 27 at Abington Hospital. The former Lillian Levitt, she was a resident of Elkins Park. Known to everyone as "Mrs. B," Berman built the high-end toy business with her late husband, George Berman. Even after his death in 1977, she continued to own and actively manage...
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Edward L. Wolf, 75, a prominent Philadelphia trial attorney, died Oct. 4 at St. Agnes Hospice. He was a resident of Society Hill. After graduating from Yeadon High School in 1948, Wolf earned a bachelor's in accounting from Villanova University in 1952, served two years in the United States Navy and earned his degree from Temple Law School in 1958...
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Wesley E. Bramnick, 82, an endodontist and teacher who maintained a successful dental practice, died Sept. 14. Born in 1924, Bramnick grew up in the Wynnefield section of the city. He attended Central High School and went on to the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn Dental School, and then completed his specialty training and diplomat status as an...
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