Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
Robert Charles Harris, 90, founder and original director of Blue Bell Camp, died Dec. 13. He was a resident of Blue Bell. Harris grew up in Philadelphia and attended the original Oak Lane Country Day School when it was still located in Oak Lane (Philadelphia). He went on to graduate from Olney High School. A 1941 graduate of Temple University,...
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Samuel P. Roth, 87, a Holocaust survivor and master tailor who worked in the Philadelphia garment district for more than 30 years, died Dec. 9. Born in Czestochowa, Poland, Roth was the sole survivor of his family of seven, once the Nazis had liquidated the ghetto in his hometown in October 1942. In 1947, he was called as a witness...
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Joan Barbara Cohen, 76, a public-relations executive and former Jewish Exponent editor, died Dec. 1. The former Joan Friedman, she was a resident of Shannondell in Audubon for the past three years. She previously lived for 43 years in Plymouth Meeting. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cohen attended Temple University, and was editor of the Temple News and president of...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Frances Gordon, a retired social worker and the daughter of Polish immigrants, was killed Nov. 30 by a driver who left the accident scene near the Elkins Park Library. She was 85 years old. A tailor's daughter, Gordon (born Fanya Sherewshewsky), was an only child born in Bialystock. The family changed its name to Shear in an effort to evade...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Nearly everyone who attended Cheltenham High School in the mid-1990s seemed to know Josh Winheld. Most striking was his smile. His whole face would light up as he rode down the halls in his motorized wheelchair, his male aide a constant presence at his side. On Dec. 5, Winheld, 31, succumbed to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the lethal genetic disease that...
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