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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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Robert Gorodetzer, 58, an administrator for the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission for more than 20 years and a master grant writer, died Nov. 29. He was a resident of Warminster. Born in Malden, Mass., Gorodetzer was raised in West Oak Lane in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School in 1966. He played cello in the All-City High...
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Robert Edwin Lavin, 76, retired proprietor of assisted-living facilities and real estate investor and developer, died Dec. 5. He was a resident of Villanova. Lavin started his first business by selling work shoes out of the trunk of his car to employees at Philadelphia-area service stations and factories. After a brief service in the U.S. Navy, he took over and...
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Rhoda B. Schwartz, 82, a poet and editor who co-founded the American Poetry Review in 1971, died Dec. 3 at Stapeley Health Care Center in Germantown after a long illness. She had been a resident of the Kennedy House Apartments in Center City for many years. Schwartz was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and grew up in Elmira, N.Y. She...
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