Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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 many years before returning to the workforce first as the office manager at Hart Auto Supply, Inc., and then as a medical coding expert and medical office administrator. She served as the medical coder of...
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Stuart Wurtman, an attorney who served as co-chairman of the Philadelphia Soviet Jewry Council in the mid-1970s, died in Jerusalem on April 16 at the age of 70. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wurtman and his wife, Enid, traveled to the Soviet Union in 1973 and 1974 to vis- it beleaguered Jews desperate to immigrate to...
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Harriet Berger, a union organizer, political activist and university professor, died May 4 at the age of 94. The former Harriet Fleisher, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1938. After college she worked for the Internation- al Ladies Garment Workers Union and helped start the first union medical clinic in Philadelphia. After World War II, she and her husband, David,...
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Alan Abbey Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Statements of profound respect quickly poured in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59. "Elan's premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish world," said WJC President Ronald Lauder, who called Steinberg one of the "greatest Jewish activists" of the past decade...
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Marvin Demchick, a giant in Philadelphia Jewish communal leadership and a major regional financial figure whose positions included serving as chair of Radnor Trust, died April 13. He was 88. Mr. Demchick's many leadership positions were recognized innumerable times over the years: In 1985, he was honored with the Community Award of the then Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater...
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