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Obituaries

Harold Cramer, Philadelphia Law Community Pioneer, Dies at 90

Harold Cramer’s influence in law was far and wide, said his daughter Patricia Cramer, spanning across Philadelphia in the legal, health care and Jewish...

Ellis Gerson Wachs, Charming Shoppes Executive and Philanthropist, Dies at 88

Ellis Gerson Wachs, who built a small women’s clothing store into a major international chain and contributed to numerous charitable causes — many within...

Temple Professor Robert J. Kleiner Dies at 92

Former Temple University sociology and social psychology professor Robert J. (Bob) Kleiner, who was a longtime board member of the Congress of Secular Jewish...

Jerry Lewis Left His Mark in Philadelphia

The press conference promoting the 1996 Philadelphia two-week revival run of Damn Yankees was moments away when the show’s star informed publicist Sharla Feldscher...

Michèle Rosen, French International School of Philadelphia Founder, Dies at 91

Michèle Rosen, a founder of the French International School of Philadelphia in Bala Cynwyd, died July 29. The Bal Harbour, Fla., and Bryn Mawr...

Editor Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary From Rejected Submissions Dies at 93

The beloved and illuminating The Diary of A Young Girl may have remained in Doubleday’s rejected submissions were it not for one Judith Jones. Jones,...

Ventilation Company Leader Louis G. Malissa Dies at 93

Phyllis Malissa Finkelstein said the greatest gift her father passed along to her and younger brother Dean was instilling in them the confidence to...

M. Richard Katz, Neurosurgeon, Dies at 86

M. Richard Katz, an accomplished neurosurgeon and instructor at Einstein Medical Center, died June 27. The Penn Valley resident was 86 and suffered from...

Aaron Loether, University of Delaware Graduate Student, Dies at 28

Aaron Loether, a 28-year-old graduate teaching assistant and Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, died June 20 after a riptide carried him away...

Harold Schaeffer, Developer of King of Prussia Mall, Dies at 89

Harold Schaeffer was an unknown celebrity. The primary developer behind many beloved area shopping malls, thousands enjoy his work each day, although many are unaware...