Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
Alan Kahn, 86, a retired attorney who specialized in transportation law, died May 23. A 1940 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, where he won a letter in gymnastics, Kahn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in only three years, so that he could serve in the U.S. Navy. He rose to the rank of lieutenant. After the...
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Lewis Joseph Hartstein, 90, died May 29. He was a resident of Devon. Hartstein grew up in Czechoslovakia, graduating from the Hebrew Gymnasium that his parents helped establish under Czech minority-rights laws in the city of Munkacs/Mukacevo. He dreamed of making aliyah and joined Hashomer Hazair to prepare for life as a pioneer in a free Jewish state. Recognizing that...
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Joseph L. Rabinowitz, 85, a biochemist whose research led to the discovery of cholesterol-lowering drugs, died May 28 at his home in Havertown. Rabinowitz was chief of radioisotope research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia from 1953 until his retirement in 1992. He spent most of his career studying lipids, which are naturally occurring compounds including fats, oils...
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Mathilde Middleberg, 78, who lectured to children about the Holocaust at the Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center, died May 25 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. A resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., since 1988, she was formerly of Philadelphia. Born Mathilde Talvy and raised in Paris as a so-called "hidden child," Middleberg's parents and the French underground transported her...
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Evelyn Goldberg, 89, a volunteer who was active in the Jewish community, died April 23 in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was a resident of Phoenixville for many years. A former member of the B'nai Jacob Women's Auxiliary, Goldberg's efforts and activities earned her "Woman of the Year." She was a member of Hadassah, a life member and president of Kadimah...
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