Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
Seymour F. (Sy) Kornblum, 93, recipient of the 2000 Maggie Kuhn Award for his advocacy for senior citizens, died Aug. 21 at the Quadrangle, a continuing care community in Haverford, Pa. Director of the Senior Adult Department for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia from 1967 until his retirement in 1987, Kornblum frequently worked with coalitions of social service...
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Kenneth Kaiserman, 73, a major player in the local theatrical renaissance whose business acumen led to a towering career in real estate and whose heart was invested in the plight of Israel's Ethiopian Jewish refugees, died Aug. 19. The prominent Philadelphian had been battling the debilitating effects of colon cancer at a hospice in New York. He was president and...
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Evette Dubin, a fashion designer and writer, died July 11 at Hayes Manor Retirement Residence, where she had lived recently. Dubin was also an accomplished violinist and loved classical music. Although her career took her to New York for some years, she lived most of her life in Philadelphia. A 1951 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, she earned a...
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Jack W. Blumenfeld, a man for whom the slogan, "if he builds it they will come," was a perfect fit given all the prominent real estate projects he called his and Philadelphia's, died Aug. 5 at age 85. His many buildings dot the local landscape like a Who's Who of architecture. Among his credits is 1500 Locust Street, the Center...
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Myer Jacobs, president and CEO of a contracting company and a man whose life was also filled with bike riding and playing tennis up to his last year, died at age 93 on July 23 at Cathedral Village in Andorra, Pa. At Williard Inc., a company which contracted mechanical and electrical work before it was purchased and disbanded, Jacobs' firm...
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