Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775
Michael Vilenchik, 70, a medical researcher who studied the biological aspects of aging, died Sept. 24. He was a resident of Chester, Pa. Dr. Vilenchik, who defected from the Soviet Union, was an internationally recognized scientist who made significant contributions to the fields of aging and radiation biology. He had been on the staff of the Longevity Achievement Foundation at...
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Anna Moses Brand, 90, an office manager who was active in the Jewish community, died Sept. 13 after a very brief illness. She was a resident of Lafayette Hill. Born in Eastern Europe, Brand immigrated to the United States with her husband and daughter after the war. She was the office manager for her husband, the late Dr. Clemens Brand...
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Abraham Goodhart, 88, a retired teacher and school counselor who later took up acting as a background extra, died Sept. 8, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in New York City, Goodhart spent a good part of his childhood in Strawberry Mansion. He served in the military for four years during World War II with the Third Army Corps of...
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Annette Davidoff Rosenberg, 105, a door-to-door saleswoman, died Aug. 29. Born in New York City, she lived in Roxborough until a few months ago. During the Depression, Rosenberg sold coffeepots door to door to supplement the income of her husband, an insurance agent. She sold oranges to neighbors to raise money for her son's Bar Mitzvah. Later, she established a...
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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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