Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
Lina Dreifuss, 106, who worked multiple jobs to support her family, died Sept. 17, four days before what would have been her 107th birthday. Dreifuss was born in a little German town named Gross Bieberau. Her mother nicknamed her "Goldschatz," which literally translates into gold piece. When her father died during the Great German Depression of the 1920s, she stepped...
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Phil Redelheim, 89, a fixture in the local Jewish community, died Sept. 20 at his home in Cherry Hill, N.J., after a lengthy illness. Born in New York in 1919, Redelheim attended Etz Chaim Yeshiva and graduated from Erasmus High School. He attended St. John's and New York universities, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees, respectively. Redelheim was drafted...
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Joel N. Bloom, 83, past director and president of the Science Museum and Fels Planetarium of The Franklin Science Institute, died Sept. 23, after a long illness at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, N.J. Director and president of the Science Museum from 1969 until he retired in 1990, Bloom molded the institute into a world-class museum during his tenure. Bloom's...
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Edward "Ed" Cohen Goldman, 77, an attorney and former executive of a paper company, died Sept. 1 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A resident of Wilmington, N.C., he was formerly of Philadelphia. Goldman graduated from Philadelphia's Central High School in 1949 before attending Dickinson College, where he received B.A. and J.D. degrees. He practiced law in Philadelphia and was...
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Elaine Garfinkel, 79, an expert in Southwest native American art and a docent at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, died Aug. 31 at her home in Center City. Garfinkel was a co-founder of the Camde Gallery, one of the first Southwest native American art galleries in Philadelphia. She also produced art shows at Fox Chase Cancer Center and...
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