Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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As a young father, Rabbi J. Harold Romirowsky used to buy day-old goods from the local bakeries and secretly leave them at the doors of families who needed help. Over more than four decades at the helm of his Conservative synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia, he touched thousands of lives, from congregants to fellow rabbis in the area. He died of...
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Frances Sherman Kramer, 91, known for her charitable efforts and expertise in fashion, died Dec. 17, in Tampa, Fla. Born in West Philadelphia in 1920, the former Frances Sherman married Robert I. Kramer in 1939. The couple was active in charity work, especially with Allied Jewish Appeal and Fight for Sight. Kramer had a penchant for contemporary fashion. She organized...
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Rabbi Neil S. Cooper
Editor's Note: David N. Pincus passed away last week at the age of 85 after a long bout with leukemia. He was the retired chairman of Pincus Bros.-Maxwell, a clothing manufacturer. His funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 23, at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El. The following is part of the eulogy by his rabbi. I met David Pincus as...
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Kathy Gaylord Fleegler, 62, a noted chef, caterer, food author and cooking instructor, died Nov. 18 in Philadelphia. She was a resident of Ambler. Born Dec. 21, 1947 in Plainfield, N.J., after studying nursing at Temple University in Philadelphia, she practiced head- and neck-cancer nursing at Temple University Hospital, and then burn-care nursing at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. After...
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Dr. Faina Varshavsky Rose, 55, an immunologist, died Dec. 15. She was a resident of Merion Station. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, on Oct. 14, 1956, Rose attended Ukrainian-English Academic High School #9 in Odessa and Musical College in Brest, Byelorussia, graduating from both with distinction. She was an accomplished pianist by the time she left Ukraine -- a tradition she...
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