Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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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Elva Bazin Yeslow, 82, a retired office manager at Records Management, and community activist, died May 21. She was a resident of Ventnor, N.J., and formerly of Philadelphia In her younger years, Yeslow was active in the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center, serving as its Sisterhood president for four years, and on the board of directors for about 25 years...
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Anne Blumberg, 85, who once worked in the Philadelphia office of Warner Bros., died May 22. The former Anne Besterman, for the past six years she was a resident of Delray Beach, Fla. Blumberg was a Philadelphia native and Olney High School alumnus. Prior to her marriage of 29 years to Irving Blumberg, she worked at Warner Bros.; then raised...
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Edith W. Parent, 82, an administrative assistant and Democratic committeewoman, died May 25 at Vitas Hospice in Philadelphia. Born in New York City, she moved to Philadelphia while a young woman and worked for many years as an administrative assistant in health care positions. In the 1960s, Parent was a committeewoman in the Democratic Party serving under the Honorable Charles...
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