Obituaries

Lew Klein, who worked at Temple University for decades, and Janet Klein in an undated photo

Lew Klein, Who Taught at Temple University for 67 Years, Dies at 91

Lew Klein, a legend of broadcast media who helped bring American Bandstand to the airwaves and taught at Temple University for 67 years, died...
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Environmental Activist Rabbi Lawrence Troster Dies at 65

Rabbi Lawrence Troster, the spiritual leader of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester and a leading Jewish environment activist, died at the age of...

Academic, Lawyer Phyllis Lachs Dies at 88

Phyllis Lachs, who died March 1 at 88, was a woman ahead of her time. She spent most of her career on the faculty at...

Former 6abc GM Larry Pollock Dies at 86

Larry Pollock, the former general manager of 6abc whose leadership helped make it the market’s dominant news channel, died Jan. 31. He was 86. In...

Former ‘Jewish Exponent’ Editor Dies at 80

Journalist Marilyn Laudenslager, a former Exponent editor, died on Feb. 1 in Medford, N.J., leaving behind a legacy that includes hundreds, if not thousands,...

Pioneering Sociologist Rela Mintz Geffen Dies at 75

Rela Mintz Geffen, a widely known sociologist and longtime member of the faculty at Gratz College, died Feb. 3. She was 75. Geffen, whose studies...

Early Conservative US Bat Mitzvah Dies

Marilyn Marks Cooper, who dressed women in the Philadelphia area for decades, died Jan. 18 after a 14-month bout with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form...

Electric Company Founder Robert Ford Dies

Those who knew Robert Ford, who died at 85 on Jan. 8, felt he was moral, gentle and never stopped learning. “He always was looking...

Famous Israeli Author Amos Oz Dies at 79

When famed Israeli author Amos Oz, who died on Dec. 28 at 79, visited Philadelphia for a “Celebration of Jews in the Arts” in...

Longtime Chester County Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Michael Isaac Charney, 69, who died Dec. 20, was a person who thought his role was to help others before thinking about himself. “That...