Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
By:
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto at age 99. Plaut, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, was quoted by media around the world on issues pertaining to Reform Judaism. In 1981, he published a volume of commentary on the Torah and Haftarah that has become the standard text used by the Reform...
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Erica (Ricki) Sommers Gero, 65, whose career included advertising, education and writing, died Feb. 1. A lifelong resident of Philadelphia's Main Line, Gero grew up in Bala Cynwyd and lived in Wynnewood for most of her married life. She graduated from George Washington University in 1968 with a major in sociology and a minor in journalism. Gero began her career...
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Saul Philip Bralow, 90, a well-known Philadelphia physician and teacher, died Jan. 11 in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Bralow was a well-respected colon cancer specialist, who earned acclaim from his medical peers with 18 awards or honors in the medical profession. An internationally renowned gastroenterologist, he was the author of more than 75 papers and 40 abstracts, as well as contributing...
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William J. Spiegel, 85, chairman and senior managing director of CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems, died Jan. 15. Spiegel founded Gilbreth International Corp. in 1961 and managed the company as its president for 27 years. In April 1988, he negotiated the acquisition of Gilbreth by Culbro Corp. He is responsible for the growth and integration of Culbro Machine Systems, Gilbreth International...
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Stanley B. Becker, 82, a dentist who practiced in Delaware County for 35 years, died Dec. 29. He was a resident of Monroe Township, N.J. Becker graduated from Central High School, Temple University's School of Liberal Arts and its School of Dentistry. After graduation, he served at the 3201st United States Air Force Hospital, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida,...
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