Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776
Robert Edwin Lavin, 76, retired proprietor of assisted-living facilities and real estate investor and developer, died Dec. 5. He was a resident of Villanova. Lavin started his first business by selling work shoes out of the trunk of his car to employees at Philadelphia-area service stations and factories. After a brief service in the U.S. Navy, he took over and...
Comment0
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...
Comment0
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...
Comment0
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...
Comment0
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...
Comment0
Advertisement

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter

Advertisement