July 8, 2013
Abe Lapowsky, a Philadelphia lawyer, died July 4, 2013 at his home in Haverford,.formerly of Broomall, PA. He was 90 years of age. Husband of 66 years to Edith (nee Freedman). Father of Robert Lapowsky (Colleen D.), Susan Lapowsky (John Center) and Ellen Lapowsky (John Miller). Grandfather of Mollie (Peter Egginton), Isadora, Tim, Daniel, Julia and Sam. Great grandfather of Pete and Charlie. An attorney for over 50 years, Mr. Lapowsky was raised in the Bronx,
attended The Pennsylvania State University and went to St. Johns Law School where he graduated in the late 40s. Mr. Lapowsky served his country during WWII in the European Theater and was seriously wounded during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest. After being wounded, he was hospitalized for 9 months. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Lapowsky had a loving marriage of 66 years to Edith Lapowsky and was a wonderful father to his children Bob, Sue and Ellen. He was a member of the Philadelphia Bar and was an avid jazz fan and tennis player.
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