Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
Michael A. Lerner, 72, former president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, retired principal and administrator for the School District of Philadelphia, died July 14 after a brief illness. Lerner graduated from Phil­adelphia's Central High School 208, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the University of Buffalo and a doctorate in education from Temple University in 1972...
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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 her late husband, Joseph B. Saltz, collaborated on Jewish community projects throughout their married lives. Evelyn Saltz co-founded the Women's Auxiliary of Dropsie University when Joseph served as secretary of the university. Her group raised...
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Capt. Irene Wolensky, USNR (ret), 93, of Haverford, Pa., died June 22. Wolensky was raised in South Philadelphia, although she spent most of her life in Washington, D.C. She was the first in her family to graduate from college (Temple University, 1939). In 1942 she joined the newly established WAVES. During World War II, she served with the Bureau of...
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Wilfred Bernard Bond, 67, a former customer service representative for the Jewish Exponent and indispensable player for the paper, died June 22. He retired about three years ago due to health problems. A longtime Exponent employee whose appreciation for what he did charmed many a colleague -- as well as those he served as a representative of the paper to...
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Ann Spain, a longtime Jewish communal leader, died June 21 after a long illness. She was 67. Spain was a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Women's Philanthropy affinity group for many years and was a member of Lion of Judah, a campaign division for women who generously support Federation's annual campaign. She created a Lion of Judah...
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