Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
Renee Margareten Berger died Dec. 30 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Born and raised in New York City, Berger was the first female graduate of the Ramaz Day School in Manhattan, and was honored by having the school's highest academic honor dedicated in her name. She continued her education at New York University, graduating in...
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Richard Maynard, 64, a television producer and educator who produced various projects, including the Showtime mini-series "The Neon Empire," died Jan. 2 at his home in San Fernando Valley. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Maynard earned his bachelor's and his master's degrees in history and education from Temple University, as well as another master's degree following studies at the University...
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Lillian Goldberg Schwartz Abrams, 97, a longtime administrative assistant for the Home and School Council of the Philadelphia Board of Education, died Dec. 15, 2006. A native Philadelphian, Abrams was a graduate of Gratz High School. In 1939, she started a cooperative nursery school designed to give mothers a break from their daily pressures by pooling their energies. Several years...
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Doris Levy Brenner Sostmann, 94, an interior designer who was a leader in women's charitable organizations, died Dec. 11 at Lankenau Hospital. She was a longtime resident of Wynnewood. Born in Norfolk, Va., Sostmann took courses at night and on-the-job training by day to enter the interior design profession. Her firm, Doris Brenner Interiors, became the decorating arm for a...
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Ruth Robinson Alper, 83, a retired social worker, died Dec. 30, 2006, at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was a resident of Elkins Park. Alper earned her bachelor's degree from Temple University in 1977, graduating summa cum laude . She went on to receive her master's degree a year later from Temple University School of Social Administration. She worked as...
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