Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
Steven Carl Halbert, 59, a nationally known physician who specialized in integrative medicine, died Oct. 22 at his home in Wyncote. Halbert was one of the co-founding physicians of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Jefferson Center for Integrative Medicine (now the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine). At Jefferson Medical College, he taught one of the first integrative medicine curriculums offered...
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Evelyn Davis Witkin, 59, an orthopedic surgeon, died Oct. 5. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. A pioneer in her field, Witkin was one of the first women orthopedic surgeons in Pennsylvania. She received multiple honors, including being inducted into the Wall of Fame of Northeast High School. A graduate of Temple University and its medical school, Witkin did...
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Marvin Comisky, a pre-eminent icon in the local legal community for some 50 years, died on Nov. 12 at the age of 92. Described by cohorts as a lawyer's lawyer, he was a founding partner and ultimately chairman emeritus of Blank Rome (which he joined in 1959), as well as one-time head of the local and state bar associations. Comisky...
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David Welsh Levin, 87, a retired physician of Jeffersonville, Pa., died Oct. 24. He resided in Jeffersonville since 1952. Levin graduated from West Philadelphia High School, St. Josephs College in Overbrook, and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Philadelphia. He served residencies and fellowships in pathology, internal medicine and...
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Ann Hermine Brenner Ritt, 78, died Oct. 6. She was a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Haverford. An arts patron throughout her adult life, she funded scholarships to aspiring artists, and chaired numerous committees and advisory positions. A native of the Philadelphia area, she maintained homes in Haverford and Scottsdale. She was a graduate of Upper Darby High...
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