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Obituaries

Former Temple Hoops Captain, Youth Coach Harold Reinfeld Dies at 86

Everyone said Harold “Hotsy” Reinfeld always made sure to take care of his “kids.” Those included his own children as well as hundreds of kids...

Arthur ‘Terry’ W. Lefco, Accomplished Malpractice, Liability Lawyer, Dies at 71

Arthur W. Lefco, a Philadelphia-area lawyer renowned for his work in legal malpractice and professional and commercial liability, died Oct. 5 at the age...

Renowned Psychologist, Montgomery County Community College Professor Dies at 96

If you glanced at psychologist Martin Gelman’s notes, you’d probably think they were gibberish. “He used to keep his patient notes in Yiddish,” said his...

Attorney Norman Leibovitz Dies at 80

Norman Leibovitz, who died Sept. 19 at the age of 80, loved to read. That’s why it seems fitting his family requested that any donations...

Eyal David Sherman, Who Overcame Adversity, Dies at 36

From his family’s point of view, one of the most important things to know about Eyal David Sherman, who died last month at the...

Actress Known for Role as Goldie the Bunny Dies at 80

When Iris Loev (née Kramer) was asked if she was afraid to die, she answered that while she wasn’t afraid, she wanted to live. “She...

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...