Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
Penina Turner (nee Pearl Turner, aka Pearl Siegel), 86, died Nov. 15, in Media. Born in the Bronx, Turner attended Hunter College in New York City, and in 1947 earned a master's degree in nursing at Yale University. Turner married Seymour Siegel in 1945 and raised a family of five children. After a successful career as a registered nurse, she...
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Terry M. German, 72, an obstetrician/gynecologist, died Nov. 17. German was a graduate of Central High School, Ursinus College and Jefferson Medical College. Prior to his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was chief resident of the Obstetrics Gynecology Service, he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. For 35 years, German delivered more than...
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Elise Kohn Friedman, 93, died Nov. 24. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Friedman attended Oak Lane Country Day School. In 1936, she graduated from Swarthmore College. She was extremely athletic in her youth and played hockey and basketball at Swarthmore. In her late 20s, she took up golf. For decades, she was a proficient golfer. For many years, she competed...
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Matti K. Gershenfeld, 83, a psychologist, died Nov. 9. She was a resident of Philadelphia. Gershenfeld graduated from Overbrook High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the Wharton School (the only woman in her class of 1951) and a doctorate from Temple University. She worked for many years as a teacher...
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Alexander Willis, 95, died Nov. 7 at Lankenau Hospital. He was a resident at the Green Hill Apartments in Wynnewood. Willis received a mayor's full-tuition scholarship to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1933 with a bachelor's degree. He also earned a master's degree in education from Penn's Graduate School of Education in...
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