Obituaries

Richard J. Fox in 1983

Real Estate Developer Richard J. Fox Dies at 92

  Richard J. Fox, a prominent real estate developer, entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist, died at his home on Feb. 9. He was 92. The Fox...
William Steerman

Maccabi USA Legend Bill Steerman Dies at 86

William “Bill” Steerman, a longtime Philadelphia attorney who was among the chief architects of Maccabi USA, died Fed. 5. He was 86. Steerman grew up...
Kirk Douglas circa 1950.

Hollywood Icon Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

By Tom Tugend / JTA Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life, died...
Gene London circa 1962.

TV Host, Hollywood Fashion Maven Gene London Dies at 88

Gene London won the livelihood lottery: He found a job where he could put his natural talents to use and live out his dreams...
Rabbi Israel Axelrod

Retired Caskey Educator Rabbi Israel Axelrod Dies at 89

Malka Wieder described her father, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Israel Axelrod, as a man who believed all Jewish people were beyond precious, whether they were...
Nancy Falkow McBride with daughter Hannah and husband Frankie.

Singer-Songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride Dies at 49

Singer-songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride, once a major player in Philadelphia’s 1990s and early 2000s music scene, died after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer....
Rabbi Max Hausen

Retired Main Line Reform Rabbi Max Hausen Dies at 93

Rabbi Max Hausen of Bryn Mawr was famous for his puns and strong handshake. Friends say his sharp mind, quick, dry wit and sense...
Bernard Brachya Cohen

Bernard Brachya Cohen, a Psychologist and Writer, Dies at 93

Bernard Brachya Cohen of Center City was known for sharp and quiet cleverness. The retired clinical psychologist, professor and writer was a legend for...
Max Gordon holds up his Congressional Gold Medal of Service

Congressional Gold Medal Winner Max Gordon Dies at 95

Max Gordon of Northeast Philadelphia, who served in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and was, in February 2019, awarded the...
Berta Schwartz

Berta Schwartz, Longtime Jewish Educator, Dies in Bus Crash at 71

Berta Schwartz, a longtime Jewish educator at both Perelman Jewish Day School and Adath Jeshurun’s Hebrew school, was among four killed in a bus...