Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Alvin "Vene" Gutman, 93, a business executive and community leader, died April 22 at his home in Lafayette Hill. Gutman graduated from Friends Select School and Dartmouth College. Upon graduation, he joined his father in the textile industry. He was president, and later, chairman, of Pressman Gutman Company, a major textile converter, for more than 50 years. He was honored...
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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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Shirley O. Gross, 86, longtime owner of a stationery/gift business, died April 5. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. Gross was born in the Logan section of Philadelphia, though her family eventually moved to Melrose Park. She graduated from Cheltenham High School and attended Beaver College up to the start of World War II. During the war years, she...
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Morton Charlestein, who died on April 4, just three days after celebrating his 95th birthday, was a man of many parts. But perhaps two, more than any, spelled his success as a communal leader and businessman. Those who knew him hailed Charlestein as one who valued the role of history in everyday life, yet savored his part as a trendsetter,...
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Baruch S. Blumberg, 85, a Philadelphia researcher who won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1976 for his work on hepatitis B, once told a colleague, according to the NASA Watch website, that a day's worth of shoveling manure was an "excellent counterbalance" to the rigors of the intellectual life he led. He did most of that shoveling on the...
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