Obituaries

Former Pa. Budget Secretary Michael Masch Dies

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Michael Masch, financial and operations manager for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and several colleges and universities, died Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. He was 70. Masch served...

Longtime Cantor Sidney Karpo Dies at 93

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Cantor Sidney Karpo, whose 55-year career began in 1952 and spanned two organizations and hundreds of students, died Jan. 18. He was 93. Karpo spent...

Remembering Legal Lion Ted Mann

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Philadelphia lawyer Theodore “Ted” Mann, who led numerous Jewish organizations both worldwide and locally for years and was an early critic of Israel’s West...

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...