Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
John Fox, 82, longtime manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board and former international vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, died April 15. He was a resident of Huntingdon Valley. Fox was born in Tuszyn, a small town outside of Lodz, Poland, which was known as the "Polish Manchester," and was famous for its large and influential...
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Arthur Abrahams, 77, who handled ticket sales for the Valley Forge Music Fair for four decades, died April 9 at his home in Wayne. Abrahams, who became a company vice president, supervised ticket sales at Valley Forge and the partners' music fair in Westbury, N.Y. He retired when Valley Forge Music Fair closed in 1996. Abrahams was hired to sell...
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Max Kahn, 93, a World War II veteran and a veteran of the Machal in the 1948 War of Independence of Israel, died Feb. 11 in Philadelphia. A native of Cleveland, Kahn lived in a Jewish orphanage and was adopted as a young child. He moved to Philadelphia with his parents, Jacob and Rose Cohen. His mother died when he...
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Lester Samuel Cohen, 84, a retired chemist, died March 22 at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Cohen worked at the DuPont company for 25 years in Philadelphia and Delaware. He was once voted "Best Boss" at DuPont for his lifelong love of science and playful sense of humor. Cohen was drafted out of college to serve in the Army as a...
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Nora Dyshel Zahn, 94, a retired University of Pennsylvania administrator and arts patron, died March 9 at her home in Wyncote. A graduate of Germantown High School, Zahn took an administrative position at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, where she also attended classes. In the 1970s, she became assistant to Alan Heeger, director of Penn's Laboratory for Research on...
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