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Obituaries

Famous Israeli Author Amos Oz Dies at 79

When famed Israeli author Amos Oz, who died on Dec. 28 at 79, visited Philadelphia for a “Celebration of Jews in the Arts” in...

Longtime Chester County Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Michael Isaac Charney, 69, who died Dec. 20, was a person who thought his role was to help others before thinking about himself. “That...

Vaccine Inventor Zvi Markus Dies at 86

Zvi Markus, a biologist whose accomplishments were unknown to even those who knew him well, died Dec. 6 while on a cruise with his...

Holocaust Survivor Lena Allen-Shore Dies at 97

Thérèse Lena Shore, known professionally as Dr. Lena Allen-Shore, died in Ottawa, Canada, on Dec. 3, with her two sons by her side. Called “Canada’s...

Former City Solicitor Seymour Kurland Dies

It would be a dream come true for any Phillies fan: free season tickets — in good seats — from the Phillies organization itself. Seymour...

Radio Announcer, Sports Reporter Dies at 82

Marvin Bachrad, a radio broadcaster who called harness horse races, died on Nov. 30. He was 82. During his life, he worked at radio stations...

Holocaust Survivor Frieda Lefeber Dies at 103

Holocaust survivor Frieda Lefeber, who became an artist upon retiring from a decades-long nursing career — and had her first gallery show after turning...
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Theater Owner William Milgram Dies at 84

William Milgram, who helped build his father’s eponymously named movie theater chain into a major local player, died Oct. 4. He was 84. Milgram’s father,...
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Doctor, Pharmaceutical Developer Sheila Ronkin Dies

Sheila Ronkin, a maternal fetal medicine specialist turned pharmaceutical developer, died Sept. 25 of pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ronkin reinvented herself every 10 years,...

Holocaust Survivor, Professor Dies at 87

Helen Segall was a people person. She had a dynamic personality, her family said. The word they most often heard about her from others as...