Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
Manuel Harold Sloane, 85, a longtime osteopathic physician and chair of the radiology department at Tri-County Hospital in Springfield, died April 22. Sloane attended Drexel University in 1942 prior to enlisting in the Army Air Force. During World War II, he was a B17 navigator over Europe. After the war, he graduated from Temple University in 1947, and then from...
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Deborah Sue Steinberg, 49, the pioneer resident of the JCHAI homes for young adults with special needs, died April 30. She was a resident of Philadelphia. Despite the fact that Steinberg was mentally challenged, her determination for independence pushed her to become gainfully employed and a productive member of society. In 1991, Steinberg was the first person to move into...
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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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