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Lewis B. Dashevsky (aka Dashe) dies at 96

Lewis B. Dashevsky (aka Dashe), 96, of Philadelphia, the honorary national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a retired CPA and the...
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Israeli Olympian, Camp Director Arie Gluck Dies at 86

Israeli Olympian and Camp Harlam director Arie Gluck has died at 86. Growing up, Ruth Gluck never truly appreciated how big a role her father,...
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Former Lower Merion Commissioner Dies at 71

Former Lower Merion Commissioner Felice Goodwin Wiener died on June 26 from complications due to ALS, a chronic condition often known as Lou Gehrig’s...
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Holocaust Survivor Rosalie Chris Lerman Dies at 90

Rosalie Chris Lerman died May 19 of natural causes at the age of 90 in her Philadelphia home. She survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp...
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Legendary Actress, PR Consultant Sylvia Kauders Dies at 94

Philadelphia actor and public relations consultant Sylvia Kauders died May 4 at Hahnemann University Hospital at the age of 94.  Philadelphia actor and public relations...
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Mordechai Dovid Feldman Remembered for Smile, Teaching

No one remembers ever seeing Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Feldman not smiling. No one remembers ever seeing Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Feldman not smiling. Not Yalli Avitan, who...
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Death of Longtime Kaiserman JCC Employee Leaves Void

Bob Bentley started working at  Kaiserman in 1977, a year in which Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president, Apple Computer incorporated, gas cost 65...
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Elliot L. Shelkrot, 72

For the past three decades, Elliot Shelkrot led the Free Library of Philadelphia with class and dignity and elevated its renowned status. For the past...
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Harry S. Gross, 92

Harry S. Gross, longtime financial columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and radio talk show host, to name just a few of his many...
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Merv Tuckman, 87

Right until the end, Merv Tuckman continued doing what he loved most: teaching. Right until the end, Merv Tuckman continued doing what he loved most:...