Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
Joel Levitt, 61, owner of Action Duplication, Inc., an electronic media duplication business, died April 26 at his home in Melrose Park. An established entrepreneur, Levitt started the business from his basement in 1990, and grew his company into one of the few places worldwide to manufacture DVDs, compact discs and run high-speed VHS duplication. Located in West Conshohocken, Action...
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Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, 92, a competitive swimmer and coach, died March 30. Beshunsky began her competitive swimming career in Rhode Island, capturing titles in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle, and also the 100-meter breaststroke, at the New England Junior and Senior Swimming Championships. In 1935, she traveled to Israel (then Palestine) as part of the U.S. team in the second...
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Joseph Plon, 73, a concert pianist and professor of music, died Feb. 24 at his home in Miami Beach, Fla. He was formerly of Philadelphia. A childhood virtuoso, Plon debuted at the age of 10 with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1944. He received his musical train-ing at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, Mannes College of Music in New York and the...
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Hannah Kohn, 105, an artist and dress-shop owner, died Feb. 1 at her home in Rittenhouse Square. Kohn's work was exhibited in shows at the Art Alliance and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In the late 1990s, her son, Eugene Kohn, put on an exhibit of her paintings and invited nearly 300 prominent guests to the gathering in...
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Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, 90, religious leader of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, N.J., for 44 years, died Feb. 10. He was a resident of Cherry Hill. Lewis joined Beth Sholom in 1948 as a student rabbi. He retired in 1992. After becoming rabbi emeritus, he taught adult education there until four years ago. A native of the Bronx,...
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