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Howard Gittis, 73, vice chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., died on Sept. 16 at his home in Manhattan. Gittis, who spent 22 years at MacAndrews & Forbes, also served as chief administrative officer and closest adviser to Ronald O. Perelman, who headed the firm, which invests in consumer products and entertainment companies. He was a director at MacAndrews...
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Bernard Schwartz, 86, a pioneer in the food-supplement and nutrition industry, and a generous supporter of those in need, died Sept. 3 after a long illness. Schwartz grew up in West Oak Lane and later moved to Wynnefield. He graduated from Overbrook High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Penn State University in 1942. He...
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Herman Kessler, a past business owner, international business consultant and accountant, died Aug. 22 on his 89th birthday, after a brief illness at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Amsterdam, N.Y., Kessler graduated from Union College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and earned an accounting degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Union College,...
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Charles E. Broudy, 79, an architect of national and international renown, died Aug. 21. He was a resident of Penn Valley. After serving in the Korean war, Broudy started Charles E. Broudy & Associates in Philadelphia, an architectural and planning firm specializing in merchandising facilities. For the next 45 years, his firm created more than 1,500 specialty shops, department stores,...
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Rubin Salmansohn, 78, a senior vice president with the Citigroup Family Office in the High Net Worth Boutique, died Aug. 27. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Salmansohn, a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade, had a talent for analyzing patterns -- not only in investments, but in varied arenas. When he served as a corporal in...
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