Obituaries

Elan Steinberg, ‘Great Activist,’ Dies at 59

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Statements of profound respect quickly poured in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications...
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Harriet Berger, 94, Union, Political Activist, Professor

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Harriet Berger, a union organizer, political activist and university professor, died May 4 at the age of 94. The former Harriet Fleisher, she graduated...
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Stuart Wurtman, 70, Attorney, Soviet Jewry Activist

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Stuart Wurtman, an attorney who served as co-chairman of the Philadelphia Soviet Jewry Council in the mid-1970s, died in Jerusalem on April 16 at...
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Ann Spain, 67, Proud ‘Lion of Judah’

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Ann Spain, a longtime Jewish communal leader, died June 21 after a long illness. She was 67. Spain was a member of the Jewish...
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Irene Wolensky, 93, Military Captain and WAVE, Dies

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Capt. Irene Wolensky, USNR (ret), 93, of Haverford, Pa., died June 22. Wolensky was raised in South Philadelphia, although she spent most of her...
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Remembering an Icon

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As a young father, Rabbi J. Harold Romirowsky used to buy day-old goods from the local bakeries and secretly leave them at the doors...

Evelyn Saltz, 98, Dropsie Activist

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Evelyn Saltz, 98, died June 29 at Saunders House in Wynne­wood.A graduate of Temple University, Saltz was a longtime communal activist. Indeed, Saltz and...

Michael A. Lerner, 72, Principal

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Michael A. Lerner, 72, former president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, retired principal and administrator for the School District of Philadelphia, died...

Myer Jacobs, Mechanical Engineer, Dies at 93

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Myer Jacobs, president and CEO of a contracting company and a man whose life was also filled with bike riding and playing tennis up...
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Jack Blumenfeld, 85, Prominent Builder

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Jack W. Blumenfeld, a man for whom the slogan, "if he builds it they will come," was a perfect fit given all the prominent...