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Henry Skorr (Skorupa), 88, a retired store manager and Holocaust survivor, died July 13. Skorr was born in Kalicz, Poland. At the advent of the German invasion, his father and older brother joined the Russian army and were killed on the front. He escaped to the forests of Russia, and helped evacuate the remainder of his family. During the war,...
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H. Donald Busch, 74, a physicist, lawyer and businessman who established legal precedents that shaped the distribution of motion pictures, died July 12 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was a resident of Philadelphia; Ventnor, N.J.; and Boca Raton, Fla. Busch owned Budco Movie Theaters, now part of AMC Theaters, and served as chairman of the National Organization of Theater...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though her parents named her Selma, those who knew the late "Sunny" Feldman said that the nickname she gave herself as a youngster on the Jersey shore was the perfect handle. "I have to believe that Sunny was the perfect name for this woman, because she brought sunshine to everyone," said Wendy Smith, principal of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman...
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Barry Roy Halpern, 81, a physician who practiced urology in South Philadelphia for 40 years, died June 27. Born in Philadelphia, his parents moved to Atlantic City, N.J., soon after his birth. Halpern attended Atlantic City High School, where he skipped two grades along the way. An outstanding swimmer, he worked as a lifeguard on the Margate beach and completed...
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Hershel Gordon (Gorodetzky), 82, a former Philadelphia Orchestra cellist, died July 1. He was born in Philadelphia. A graduate of Central High School, Gordon began to study the cello at the age of 8. He graduated from Curtis Institute of Music in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army Tank Corps in France and Germany between 1945 and 1947. When...
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