Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
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Philadelphia attorney Jerome J. Shestack -- a mentor, poetry afficionado, American history buff, and, in his wife's favorite descriptor, "the pied piper of just causes" -- died of kidney failure on Thursday, Aug. 18, at his Center City home. From his first campaigns for law schools to grant women and blacks admission, the 88-year-old human rights leader never stopped --...
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Harvey Brodsky, 76, a philanthropist and sports enthusiast -- he was a champion basketball player at alma mater Overbrook High -- who co-founded Philadelphia's Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, died Aug. 10. He was a resident of Haverford. A retired food products manufacturing executive, Brodsky's longtime commitment to sports led to a major role in the planning, development and realization...
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Alan Bernard Hinerfeld, a Northeast Philadelphia dentist for many years, died July 30 in Sacramento, Ca., following a two-decade battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. He was 75 years old. Born in Allentown, and raised in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Hinerfeld attended Central High School, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. After volunteering for service...
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Marvin L. Perlmutter, an educator and lifelong Philadelphian who grew up in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city, died June 19 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old. Perlmutter graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1944 and attended Drexel University as an electrical engineering student. He transferred to Temple University and went on to earn bachelor's...
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In order to elude the Nazis, Felix Zandman, then a teenager, spent 17 months in a tiny pit dug beneath the home of a Polish family. Among the five people sharing the cramped space was Zandman's uncle. Zandman later recalled that to pass the time, the two would work on advanced mathematical problems -- without pen and paper. That training...
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