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Edward H. Rovner, 90, a labor leader and Jewish activist, died Oct. 22. Rovner was born in Philadelphia but raised in Atlantic City, N.J., where he graduated from Atlantic City High School. He was a veteran of World War II, instructing servicemen on the installation of radar for the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Rovner worked his...
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Shirley R. Schriftman, 84, a longtime Democratic committeewoman in Upper Dublin, died Oct. 10 at her home in Maple Glen. The former Shirley Goldman, who was born in Springfield, Mass., and grew up in Brookline, Mass., had many achievements. During World War II, she was a Spanish translator for the State Department. She served as a USO hostess and visited...
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Daniel Sherman, 91, a prominent attorney and a 56-year resident of Lower Merion, died Aug. 19 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. Born of immigrant parents and raised in Allentown, Pa., Sherman graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1938 and from Temple Law School in 1941. In law school, he excelled as a student, and was the Notes Editor of the Temple...
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Bernard A. Katz, 91, a former electrical-supply industry sales manager, died Sept. 26 at Hahnemann University Hospital. He was a resident of Center City. He was the father of Sam Katz, a Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia three times. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Katz graduated from West Philadelphia High School and then worked as a sales manager...
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Edward Fernberger, who co-chaired what became the U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Championships for more than three decades, died Aug. 24. A resident of Rydal, he was 86. Fernberger grew up in Germantown and graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he participated in campaigns throughout the South Pacific...
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