Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
Phyllis Kaniss, 59, a media critic and former assistant dean at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, died Dec. 17, 2010. Raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Kaniss taught courses on the media and urban politics and policy for almost 30 years, and recently served as executive director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She...
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Raymond Rosenberg, 88, the co-founder of Yardis Advertising Company, died Dec. 17, 2010. Rosenberg had planned on a career in journalism when he enlisted in the Air Corps in World War II. But while on leave early in January 1946, he solicited his first client -- American Lumber Corporation -- on a dare, while wearing his corporal's uniform. In three...
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Miles H. Sigler, 81, founder and former chief of the division of nephrology at Lankenau Hospital, died Nov. 29. Sigler, who grew up in Richmond, Va., and later, in Buffalo, N.Y., attended the University of Rochester. He excelled academically and athletically, and also enjoyed playing the clarinet and saxophone in jazz side projects. He attended Cornell University Medical School and...
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Leona Lee Abrams, a local teacher and author, died Dec. 11 at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. The former Leona Zlotnik, she lived all her life in Philadelphia, mostly in the Northeast. Abrams graduated from Kensington High School for Girls, and was active for most of her years with the Kensington Synagogue (Sharri Yitzhok) until its...
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Ramon Brier Garfinkel, 85, a real estate developer and homebuilder, died Nov. 13. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Garfinkel attended Central High School and interrupted college to serve in the Army during World War II as a surgical technician. After the war, he graduated from Penn State University. Garfinkel struck out on his own and became a successful real...
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