Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
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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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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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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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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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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