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Obituaries

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...

Herman Silverman, Bucks County Philanthropist, Dies at 97

At the dinner table, Herman Silverman loved to make theater legend Oscar Hammerstein laugh. “He had a fabulous sense of humor,” Leda Molly, Silverman’s daughter,...

Paul Saionz, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 89

Paul Saionz had two birthdays. Each year, he celebrated the date of his birth and the day Allied forces liberated his concentration camp. The longtime Overbrook...

Past Exponent Editor’s Legacy Archived in Print and Words Unwritten

Saying Al Erlick was a storyteller is an understatement. “I think of him in stories,” said his daughter Janet Erlick, “because he was such a...

Julia Rosenwald, Educator of Disadvantaged Youth, Dies at 101

At 101, Julia Rosenwald wasn’t well-versed in computers, but she definitely knew how to talk on the phone. Her daughter Linda Levy remembered her mother’s...

Bernard Lens, Holocaust Speaker, Dies at 96

The man who imparted the value of kindness onto scores of children has died, amid more than 200 thank-you notes penned by young students. U.S....

Allan Jay Shaftel, Former Jewish Federation CFO, dies at 86

Allan Jay Shaftel never forgot anything. With five children aged 36 to 63 and 10 grandchildren aged six months to 31, he managed to give...

Longtime Educator Huberta Wegbreit Dies at 89

Education was critically important to the woman who “never graduated from fifth grade,” as her children joked. Huberta Wegbreit, 89, died of heart failure April...