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Stanley E. Gever, 86, a Philadelphia attorney and World War II veteran, died Feb. 2. A graduate of West Philadelphia High School, the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Gever served four years in the Office of Naval Intelligence for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet Air Force at Pearl Harbor, where he planned battle strategy. As...
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Ruth Saler Blank, 91, who raised millions of dollars for Alzheimer's disease research, died Jan. 28, at her home in Elkins Park. Blank became active in the Alzheimer's Association after her husband, Samuel A. Blank, who founded the law firm now known as Blank Rome, died of the disease in 1976. She eventually became vice chairwoman of its executive committee...
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Katherine "Kay" Bigelman Tomkin, a certified public accountant and pioneer in her time, died Dec. 13. Tomkin was the first woman in her accounting class at the Wharton Evening School of the University of Pennsylvania, which she attended while working full-time during the day. After graduation, she applied to the largest Jewish accounting firm in Philadelphia by writing a 20-page...
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Albert Kremer, 89, a manufacturer's representative in the toy and hobby fields, died Jan. 8. He was a resident of Rydal. Kremer promoted products owned by General Mills, including Lionel Trains, and was an early pioneer in recognizing the potential of an unknown hobby kit made by Craftmaster, called "Paint by Number." Born in Philadelphia, Kremer graduated from Simon Gratz...
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Miles Lerman, 88, one of the founders and chairman emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, died Jan. 22, in Philadelphia. Lerman was born in Tomaszov-Lubelski, in southeastern Poland, to a prosperous family that owned flour mills and other businesses. Following the Nazi invasion, the family fled to Lvov, where Lerman was arrested and incarcerated at the Viniki slave...
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