Obituaries

Holocaust Escapee Gusta Fuhrmann Dies at 98

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Gusta Fuhrmann, whose family stayed out of concentration camps by making clothing for German officers and their wives, died Sept. 1. She was 98. Fuhrmann...

Gerald Shur, Founder of Federal Witness Protection Program, Dies at 86

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Gerald Shur, who founded the Federal Witness Protection Program, died at Ann’s Choice Senior Living Community on Aug. 25 due to complications from lung...

Real Estate Developer Leonard Mellman Dies at 96

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Real estate manager and developer Leonard Mellman died on July 11 after suffering complications from an earlier fall. He was 96. A Philadelphia native, Mellman...
Gloria Allen Moskowitz in Italy in 2007

Even More We’ve Lost to COVID-19

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As of press time, 316,000 people worldwide have lost their lives to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.In the United States, 90,263 people have died, and...
Jerry Stiller

Comedian Jerry Stiller, Famous ‘Seinfeld’ Star, Dies at 92

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By Marcy Oster / JTA Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller...
Edgar R. Goldenberg

Edgar R. Goldenberg, of Goldenberg Peanut Chews, Dies at 88

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Edgar R. Goldenberg, former CEO and chairman of Goldenberg Candy Co., died of congestive heart failure at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida on...
Margit Feldman with Noah Weinstein

Those We’ve Lost to COVID-19

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As of press time, 211,000 people worldwide have lost their lives to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In the U.S., 56,634 people have died, and...
Gene Shay’

Folk Music Ambassador Gene Shay Dies at 85

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Broadcaster Gene Shay, who over six decades introduced generation after generation of Philadelphians to the expansive patchwork tapestry of folk music, has died from...
Madlyn Abramson

Philanthropist Madlyn Abramson Dies at 84

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Madlyn Abramson was a cancer survivor who championed cancer research, a Philadelphia public school teacher who championed education locally and in Israel and one...
Suzanne Roberts outside the theater that bears her name

Philanthropist Suzanne F. Roberts Dies at 98

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Suzanne F. Roberts, one of Philadelphia’s most prominent civic icons, died at her Center City home on April 20 of natural causes. She was...