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Philadelphia-born Game Show Impresario Chuck Barris Dies at 87

Chuck Barris, the Philadelphia-born game show king who claimed in his autobiography to be a CIA assassin, died March 21 at his New York...

Eugene Garfield, Pioneer of Scientific Indexing, ‘Grandfather of Google,’ Dies at 91

Eugene Garfield, known for his scientific knowledge indexing system, died Feb. 26 at the age of 91 at Lankenau Medical Center after complications from...

Boxer, Trainer, Promoter Marty Feldman Dies at 83

In the often-shady world of boxing, where double dealing and deception are typically the rule rather than the exception, Marty Feldman’s word was his...

Former JCC President, Jewish Federation Vice President Philip M. Shiekman Dies at 91

No one in his family is quite sure of the origins of Philip M. Shiekman’s strong Jewish commitment. His older brother, 94-year-old Morton, said...

Furniture Retailer Passes Away at 87

Rose Weiss, 87, co-founder of retailer Viking Casual Furniture, passed away Feb. 3 after a long battle with cancer. Weiss was passionate about...

Longtime Israel Bonds Executive Lowell Lander Passes Away at 82

Lowell Lander, who spent 20 years working for Israel Bonds in Philadelphia, died Feb. 2 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 82. Lander spent his...

Noted Urologist, Textbook Author A. Richard Kendall Dies at 86

A. Richard Kendall of Elkins Park, a longtime urologist who wrote medical textbooks and chaired Temple University’s Department of Urology, died at his home...

Stuart M. Kolber, Popular Hairdresser, Dies at 80

Stuart M. Kolber, son of Bernard and Rose Kolber, father of Todd and Bart, passed away suddenly on Jan. 13, according to his brother,...

Sports Maven and Former Eagles Part Owner Earl Foreman Dies at 92

Doug Verb calls Earl Foreman “the smartest guy I ever knew. Close to a genius.” And for good reason. Not only was Foreman a successful real...

Former Philadelphian, University of Haifa Professor Steven Plaut Dies at 65

Steven Plaut, who was born in Philadelphia in 1951 and emigrated to Israel in 1981, where he became an economics professor at the University...