Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
Marcia Lauter Obrasky Levin, 87, popular children's book author and creator of the Donna Parker series, died April 19 at her winter home on Siesta Key, Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Levin wrote seven volumes of the successful series, using the pen name Marcia Martin. The novels, published by a division of Random...
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Barry Freedman, 73, a builder who renovated homes in Lancaster, Pa., and South Jersey, died April 19 at Lancaster General Hospital. A resident of Margate, N.J., he grew up in downtown Philadelphia. Freedman started his career in the men's wear business, and continued on as a manufacturers' representative. In 1981, he changed careers, and on a whim, built a spec...
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Paul Klieman, 90, who managed and operated and chain of movie theaters in Philadelphia, died April 7. A resident of Wynnewood, he grew up in North Philadelphia. A graduate of Northeast High School, Klieman worked as a bookkeeper at Pearl Theater in North Philadelphia before he became manager there, and at several other theaters in Philadelphia. A part-owner of the...
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A. Matthew Fishman, 86, retired president of Morris Fishman and Sons after 45 years, died April 10. Known to his many friends as "Matt," after retirement he became a certified financial advisor. At age 27, Fishman was the youngest person in 150 years to become master of the Shekinah Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons. He also served on...
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William Nerenberg, 92, who operated a chain of local shoe stores for more than 50 years, died Dec. 9. A native Philadelphian, Nerenberg worked at and then ran his father's South Street store, Belle Shoes. The business eventually moved to the Northeast, where he resided with his family. An avid fisherman who went by the name of "Flounder Bill," Nerenberg...
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