Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
Estyr Deitz, 94, a past president of several Jewish organizations, died July 4. More than 60 years ago, Deitz became president of a young Hadassah group, which she organized at her mother's suggestion. She became a life member, and in addition, spent many years volunteering and working at Hadassah's Philadelphia office. She remained active in her 90s, and continued to...
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Yetta Gold, 87, active in the Kensington community for many years, died June 29. The former Yetta Berman, she was a resident of Center City. Gold grew up in Strawberry Mansion. She and her husband, Leonard Gold, ran Len's Yellow Front, a toy and hardware store on Frankford Avenue in Kensington, for 40 years. A member of Shaare Yeitchock synagogue...
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Miles A. Jellinek, 58, a partner with the law firm of Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia, died June 27 at home. He was a resident of Merion Station. Jellinek, who joined the firm in 1975, specialized in property-damage cases. He was one of the lead attorneys for the owners of One Meridian Plaza in Center City after the building was destroyed...
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Louis S. Rosenthal, 78, a stockbroker and investment counselor, died June 28 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a resident of Rydal. A native of Baltimore, Rosenthal earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the brokerage firm of Gerstley Sunstein & Co. in 1959, which later became Prudential Securities, and is now Wachovia Securities. Rosenthal served...
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Victor E. Hoffman, 87, a prominent builder and developer of luxury custom homes, died May 24. A graduate of the Air Force Cadet School at Yale University, Hoffman served as a captain in the Pacific until the end of World War II. An avid photographer, he bought Alsey Photo Labs after discharge from the service. He then sold it a...
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