Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
Arthur G. Raynes , 72, founder and senior partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Raynes McCarty, died July 24. He was a resident of Wynnewood. An internationally recognized trial lawyer who had represented high-profile and seriously injured clients for more than 45 years, Raynes was a pioneer in pharmaceutical litigation, having successfully represented more than 50 Canadian and American...
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Hertha Basch, 89, of Walnut Creek, Calif., died June 28. She was formerly of Philadelphia. A hospital volunteer for many years, Basch was active in doz-ens of community organizations devoted to the rights of senior citizens and the developmentally disabled. She moved to California in 1984 after her husband, Vic Basch, passed away. Basch is survived by daughters Reva Basch...
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Deborah R. Labovitz, 63, longtime professor and chair of the department of occupational therapy at New York University, died June 14 at her home in Elkins Park. Labovitz earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, and later joined the faculty as an instructor and assistant professor of occupational therapy at the School of...
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Yetta Gold, 87, active in the Kensington community for many years, died June 29. The former Yetta Berman, she was a resident of Center City. Gold grew up in Strawberry Mansion. She and her husband, Leonard Gold, ran Len's Yellow Front, a toy and hardware store on Frankford Avenue in Kensington, for 40 years. A member of Shaare Yeitchock synagogue...
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Estyr Deitz, 94, a past president of several Jewish organizations, died July 4. More than 60 years ago, Deitz became president of a young Hadassah group, which she organized at her mother's suggestion. She became a life member, and in addition, spent many years volunteering and working at Hadassah's Philadelphia office. She remained active in her 90s, and continued to...
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