Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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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Arthur H. Kaplan, an attorney and entrepreneur who contributed to numerous charities, died Nov. 29 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A resident of Center City, he was 64. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Kaplan earned a law degree from Temple University and a master's degree in taxation from New York University Law School. He was...
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Rabbi Joshua Toledano, a scion of a rabbinic family that traces its roots back to Spain before the Inquisition, spent more than 30 years in the Philadelphia region in a variety of roles, including kosher supervisor and congregational rabbi. A major voice in the Sephardic community, the Moroccan-born Toledano -- who spoke seven languages, according to family members -- taught...
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