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Obituaries

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...

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...