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Sandra Melazar Sher, 73, an administrator with the former Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Commission, died Jan. 13 at her home in Meadowbrook. A graduate of Temple University, Sher wrote grant proposals to fund community projects for the Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Commission for 17 years. They included funding for the elderly and for education programs sponsored by the Chinese Cultural Center. Sher...
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Ralph Taussig, 84, an investment banker who specialized in international finance, died Jan. 11 at his home in Huntingdon Valley. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Taussig commuted to New York for 30 years to work for investment companies. He also traveled abroad, advising governments on financial matters. He worked from his home office since the late 1980s. He...
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Merrie Renee Johnson, 36, a wedding photographer who operated her own business for 10 years, died Jan. 4. The former Merrie Choder, she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in September 2001. She only stopped working recently. Johnson began her career working for Lindelle Studios. She was supportive to her colleagues and competitors, and always gave them referrals when she...
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Donald G. Katz, 50, a dental surgeon renowned for his expertise in cosmetic dentistry, died Jan. 14. He was a resident of Richboro. Katz, who grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in dental surgery from Temple University. He received numerous student honors. To help make his patients feel comfortable at...
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Charlotte Ruth Yudis, 67, an artist whose work was displayed in many galleries and museums, died Jan. 9 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The former Charlotte Weiner, she was a resident of Moorestown, N.J., formerly of Philadelphia. Many of her paintings were selected by Johnson & Johnson for its Fort Washington building. She also taught...
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