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Carolyn Sundheim Hirsch Wolff, 95, died April 1 in Sacramento, Calif. She was formerly of Philadelphia. A 1929 graduate of Germantown High School, Wolff completed the Philadelphia Normal School and art-appreciation classes at the Barnes Foundation. Wolff audited numerous collegiate and professional courses at regional colleges and universities, and created educational opportunities for scouting groups, primary grade organizations and adult...
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Marcia Lauter Obrasky Levin, 87, popular children's book author and creator of the Donna Parker series, died April 19 at her winter home on Siesta Key, Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Levin wrote seven volumes of the successful series, using the pen name Marcia Martin. The novels, published by a division of Random...
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Barry Freedman, 73, a builder who renovated homes in Lancaster, Pa., and South Jersey, died April 19 at Lancaster General Hospital. A resident of Margate, N.J., he grew up in downtown Philadelphia. Freedman started his career in the men's wear business, and continued on as a manufacturers' representative. In 1981, he changed careers, and on a whim, built a spec...
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Paul Klieman, 90, who managed and operated and chain of movie theaters in Philadelphia, died April 7. A resident of Wynnewood, he grew up in North Philadelphia. A graduate of Northeast High School, Klieman worked as a bookkeeper at Pearl Theater in North Philadelphia before he became manager there, and at several other theaters in Philadelphia. A part-owner of the...
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A. Matthew Fishman, 86, retired president of Morris Fishman and Sons after 45 years, died April 10. Known to his many friends as "Matt," after retirement he became a certified financial advisor. At age 27, Fishman was the youngest person in 150 years to become master of the Shekinah Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons. He also served on...
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