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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...

Synagogue Caretaker, Egg Farmer Morris Ostroff Dies at 93

Morris Ostroff was an egg man who delivered eggs hatched by the thousands of chickens he raised to customers across South Jersey. In later years,...

Holocaust Author and Lecturer Anne Lehmann Fox Passes Away at 90

Noted author and lecturer Anne Lehmann Fox passed away on Dec. 26 at 90 years old. At 12 years old, Fox was sent to England,...

Former Boyd’s Clothing Store Owner Gerald Gushner Dies at 86

Former Boyd’s owner Gerald “Gerry” Gushner, who transformed his family’s Philadelphia store into an iconic destination for upscale clothing, died Dec. 17 at the...
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Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery President Stephen Anderer Dies at 52

Attorney Stephen Anderer, who was also the president of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery, has died at 52. The morning of the day he passed...