Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
Jack Weinberger, 94, a retired restaurateur and volunteer, died Oct. 11, in Reston, Va. Formerly a resident of Center City, he had moved to an assisted-living facility in Virginia last year. Weinberger graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1933. Unable to afford college, he became a dishwasher, then moved up to busboy, then waiter. He served in the U.S...
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Charles Gordon, 89, president and chairman of Carver W. Reed & Company, Inc., and partner of Harry Gordon & Sons, died Oct. 20. He was a resident of Bala Cynwyd. Gordon was president of the National Loan Association, the 24 Karat Club and president of the Pennsylvania Loan Association for 30 years. During this time, he traveled throughout the United...
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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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