Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
Carolyn Sundheim Hirsch Wolff, 95, died April 1 in Sacramento, Calif. She was formerly of Philadelphia. A 1929 graduate of Germantown High School, Wolff completed the Philadelphia Normal School and art-appreciation classes at the Barnes Foundation. Wolff audited numerous collegiate and professional courses at regional colleges and universities, and created educational opportunities for scouting groups, primary grade organizations and adult...
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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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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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Dr. Stanley K. Brockman, 77, a pioneer in cardiothoracic surgery who worked on developing the pacemaker, died Dec. 3. He also contributed to the work that allowed coronary artery bypass surgery to become a commonplace procedure. Brockman graduated from Boston College and Boston University School of Medicine. He was an intern and Harvey Cushing Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. After...
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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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