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Obituaries

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Ann Spain, 67, Proud ‘Lion of Judah’

Ann Spain, a longtime Jewish communal leader, died June 21 after a long illness. She was 67. Spain was a member of the Jewish...
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Irene Wolensky, 93, Military Captain and WAVE, Dies

Capt. Irene Wolensky, USNR (ret), 93, of Haverford, Pa., died June 22. Wolensky was raised in South Philadelphia, although she spent most of her...
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Remembering an Icon

As a young father, Rabbi J. Harold Romirowsky used to buy day-old goods from the local bakeries and secretly leave them at the doors...

Evelyn Saltz, 98, Dropsie Activist

Evelyn Saltz, 98, died June 29 at Saunders House in Wynne­wood.A graduate of Temple University, Saltz was a longtime communal activist. Indeed, Saltz and...

Michael A. Lerner, 72, Principal

Michael A. Lerner, 72, former president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, retired principal and administrator for the School District of Philadelphia, died...

Myer Jacobs, Mechanical Engineer, Dies at 93

Myer Jacobs, president and CEO of a contracting company and a man whose life was also filled with bike riding and playing tennis up...
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Jack Blumenfeld, 85, Prominent Builder

Jack W. Blumenfeld, a man for whom the slogan, "if he builds it they will come," was a perfect fit given all the prominent...
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Douglas J. Heller, 57, Historian

Douglas J. Heller, 57, a Springfield Township commissioner whose development ofushistory.org drew fans and acclaim from those interested in the Revolutionary War and other early...
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Frances Zissman, Office Manager

Frances Marion Cooper Zissman, 99, a medical coder and office manager, died April 19.A graduate of Kensington High School, Zissman was a homemaker for...
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Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, 84, Fought With Haganah

 Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to battling anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's War of Independence, died at the age of 84 in...