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Lillian Berman, 87, owner of the Philadelphia area-based toy store Wayne Toytown, died Sept. 27 at Abington Hospital. The former Lillian Levitt, she was a resident of Elkins Park. Known to everyone as "Mrs. B," Berman built the high-end toy business with her late husband, George Berman. Even after his death in 1977, she continued to own and actively manage...
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Shelby Rosenberg, 64, art lover, teacher and activist for women's rights, died Sept. 4. She was a resident of Haverford. Rosenberg was a docent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a member of several book and bridge clubs. Raised in Northeast Philadelphia, she spent more than 10 years in the San Francisco area, where she was admired...
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Arnold Chait, 76, one of the first cardiovascular radiologists to perform angioplasty, died Sept. 12. He was a resident of Penn Valley. Chait earned his bachelor's degree from New York University and his medical degree from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he learned to speak Dutch. He completed residencies in pathology and radiology in New York hospitals...
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Norman Reed Tissian, 76, a prominent Center City resident, longtime advertising agency executive, philanthropist, noted expert in marketing and city tourism, and respected civic leader, died Sept. 12 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born and raised in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, Tissian graduated in 1948 from Northeast Philadelphia High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration...
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Shirley Kauffman, 95, who worked for many years with B'nai B'rith and the Jewish Federation, died Aug. 29. The former Shirley Hirschberg, she is survived by sons Morris Kauffman, Adam Kauffman and Robert Kauffman; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Kauffman. Memorial donations can be made to: the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson...
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