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Henrietta Fine, 94, a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, died May 16. The former Henrietta Cohen, she was a resident at Pauls Run Retirement Community. Fine began volunteering in 1972 at the information desk at the bureau's visitor center at 16th and JFK Blvd. Before 1972, she was a Red Cross "Gray...
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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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