Obituaries

A black-and-white photo shows Herman Mattleman, a white man in a suit with grey hair and huge glasses, gesticulating with his hands as if in deep conversation.

School Board President, ADL Chair Herman Mattleman Dies at 96

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Longtime Philadelphia school board president, former Anti-Defamation League Philadelphia board chair and health care lawyer Herman Mattleman died at his Center City home on...

‘The Clock Doc’ Murray Moliken Dies at 84

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In a death notice published on the Jewish Exponent’s website on April 4, Dr. Murray Moliken’s family wrote that Moliken “believed it was his...
Stuart Goldman is a white man with grey beard. He is wearing an orange shirt, black hat and red clown nose.

Jewish Exponent Cartoonist Stuart Goldman Dies at 74

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Stuart “Stu” Goldman, the former editorial cartoonist and art director/graphics editor for the Jewish Exponent, died on March 3 at his home in Fort...

Holocaust Survivor, Psychiatrist Henri Parens Dies at 93

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Holocaust survivor and psychiatry professor Dr. Henri Parens died on Feb. 19.
In front of a brick wall lined with framed photographs, Sharon Wohlmuth, a white woman wearing all black with white hair and glasses, stands and looks at the pictures.

Photojournalist Sharon Wohlmuth Dies at 75

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On their way to Minot, North Dakota, to interview and photograph subjects for their photo essay book “Sisters” — which later spent 63 weeks...
Claude Boni is standing between his sitting brothers at a luncheon table. He is wearing a blue dress shirt and has short, grey hair brushed over to one side. All brothers are smiling.

Holocaust Refugee Claude Boni Dies at 88

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Holocaust refugee Claude Boni of Penn Valley died on Jan. 29 at age 88. He served as a Realtor in Wynnefield, University City and...
Balcher, a white man with short, white hair is wearing a grey Phillies shirt in the stands about the baseball diamond. To his left are his two sons.

‘Passionate’ Israel Advocate Lou Balcher Dies at 66

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Israel advocate and Jewish youth organizer Louis “Lou” Norman Balcher of Langhorne died on Jan. 23 after a 19-month battle with bladder cancer. He...
Jacques Lipetz, a bald white man with a white beard wearing a casual suit and using a cane is standing with his arms around Inez Friedman-Lipetz, a woman with long, salt-and-pepper hair wearing a striped pink dress.

Holocaust Refugee, Psychologist Jacques Lipetz Dies at 89

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Psychologist, biologist and Holocaust refugee Jacques Lipetz died on Jan. 11. He was 89. To escape Nazi rule, Lipetz and his family fled in 1941...

‘Tremendous Teacher’ Rabbi Mimi Ferraro Dies at 59

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Lifelong Jewish educator and Rabbi Miriam “Mimi” Ferraro died on Oct. 29 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 59. Ferraro was both...
Sid Bari, a white man with right-parted white hair wearing a suit and blue tie, is pictured smiling.

Survivor, Brith Sholom Executive Sid Bari Dies at 98

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Sid Bari, Holocaust survivor, former Brith Sholom Foundation executive director and 50-year-plus member of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley died on Oct. 2....