Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Jay Carl Rothman, 97, who worked for PECO for more than 35 years, died May 12. He was a resident of the Martins Run Retirement Community in Media. Trained as a watchmaker, Rothman developed many mechanical skills. He took these skills to the Pacific Theater in World War II, repairing airplanes while in the Army Air Corps. After the war...
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Florence Joan Gilbert, 92, who served as director of volunteers at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia for 15 years, died May 9. The former Florence Sack, she was dedicated to Jewish causes throughout her life. Gilbert was one of the founders of the Yeadon Jewish Community Center Synagogue. She also started the youth groups at the synagogue. For a decade following...
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Alexander Tobin, 84, who oversaw a program that introduced minority students to the discipline of engineering, died of a heart attack April 26 at his home in Dresher. Tobin was one of the founders in 1985 of the Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering, or PRIME, an organization created for the purpose of identifying, encouraging, preparing and graduating minority...
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Eugene Hindin, 89, an engineering executive and inventor, died April 23 at his home in Narberth. Hindin was born July 14, 1921, in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, to a family of Russian Jewish immigrants. He began working odd jobs to help support his family from the age of 9, after his father died. With assistance from the White-Williams...
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Sydney P. Nemiroff, 84, a public-relations director, died April 18. His wife, Carolyn Wartell Nemiroff, 78, a preschool educator, died April 23. Sydney Nemiroff grew up in Philadelphia. He spent his childhood in Strawberry Mansion and attended Central High School. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Sea Bee and then attended Temple University, where he...
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