Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
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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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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Jerome M. Staller, 62, a statistician whose business grew from a two-man operation to the successful organization it is today, died Aug. 1. The Center for Forensic Economic Studies, which provides economic and statistical analyses to lawyers, was started by Staller and Bernard Siskin, his economics professor at Temple University, in 1980 when Staller was working as a senior economist...
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Laura Lipsius Romm, 89, a volunteer who was active in Jewish causes, died July 14 at Saunders House in Wynnewood. She was a longtime resident of Overbrook Farms. Romm graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1936. She served as congregational vice president and president of the Sisterhood at Beth T'fillah, now Temple Adath Israel in Merion. She helped prepare...
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Judith Shuman Eden, a 61-year-old attorney, community activist and political player who was deeply involved in the long process of rejuvenation in Center City, died Aug. 8 at Pennsylvania Hospital, the result of a protracted battle with cancer. Eden was an opponent of urban blight who used a prodigious knowledge of land-use law and an outsized personality to advocate for...
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