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Rhoda B. Schwartz, 82, a poet and editor who co-founded the American Poetry Review in 1971, died Dec. 3 at Stapeley Health Care Center in Germantown after a long illness. She had been a resident of the Kennedy House Apartments in Center City for many years. Schwartz was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and grew up in Elmira, N.Y. She...
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Robert J. Williams, 94, a high school newspaper editor who went on to pursue a career as a reporter, television critic and entertainment news editor for The Philadelphia Bulletin for more than 50 years, died Dec. 7 in Newtown. Williams left Northeast High School after completing his senior year in 1930, and went to work as a newsroom receptionist for...
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Vera Grubow Rosen, 93, a retired bookkeeper and volunteer, died Oct. 25. She was a resident of Wynnewood. Rosen earned a high school diploma at night while working to support her family after her father died. Her husband, David Rosen, whom she married in 1940, established a successful amusement- and vending-machine, and record-distribution company. She often entertained her husband's clients...
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ack Bayer, 85, a retired CEO of a global steel-services company, died Nov. 17. He was a resident of Center City. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. While there, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 program, and was sent to Oberlin College and subsequently to Harvard...
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Morris Zeiger, 92, who owned and operated retail businesses in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, died Nov. 8. Zeiger was born in Germany, and came to the United States when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Philadelphia and worked in his parents' store to help support his family. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School, he attended Louisiana...
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