Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
David Hirsch Ezekiel, 81, an educator and advocate for social justice, died April 6. Ezekiel was born in Bryan, Texas. He spent his formative years in the South, moving to Washington, D.C., at age 16. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and his doctorate degree in bacteriology from the University of Illinois. A promoter of change...
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Selma Ellis Fishman, 84, a designer and prominent figure in the city's artistic and social spheres, died April 26 in her Merion home. Before her marriage to the late William S. Fishman in 1982, she was known nationally for her "Selma Ellis Originals," custom-made party invitations. "Selma Ellis Originals" branched into commercial advertising, creating brochures and gala invitations for fashionable...
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Rebecca Tobias, 67, a social worker and ceramic artist, died March 31 at the Hospice of Philadelphia. Tobias completed a 40-plus-year career in social work in March of 2008 when she retired as director of social work at the LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program at the University of Pennsylvania. From a startup with a handful of participants, she built...
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Arthur L. Schneeberg, 85, a longtime urologist who served as a chief of urology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, died March 21. Schneeberg practiced for more than 40 years. As urologist of the original kidney-transplant team at Einstein, he assisted in some of the first kidney transplants in Philadelphia. Throughout his life, Schneeberg gave to various Jewish charities. He served...
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Pauline W. Bernstein, 93, a Philadelphia public-school teacher and counselor, died March 21. Born in South Philadelphia, she was the former Pauline Weinberg. Bernstein was a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, the Philadelphia Normal School and Temple University. She taught at the Edwin M. Stanton and George Clymer elementary schools and was a counselor at the Pastorius...
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