Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
William S. Weil Jr., 93, a longtime electrical engineer, died Oct. 19. He was born and lived in Philadelphia all his life. Weil was a graduate of Germantown High School and Lehigh University, where he earned a master's degree in electrical engineering. He worked for the General Electric Company from 1937 to 1948, including time spent on a top-secret torpedo...
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AN APPRECIATION Son of a gun? No, but as son of a bike repairman and his wife, émigrés from central Europe, smart as a buckshot Joey Bishop -- better known to his folks and kin when born in New York as Joseph Abraham Gottlieb -- used comedy as his vehicle of choice to get him going in South Philadelphia, eventually...
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Theodore Seidenberg, 79, owner of local paper-box and packaging companies, died Oct. 8 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Serving over the years as a member of the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Endowments Corporation, and most recently, the Strategic Planning Committee before becoming the organization's president,...
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Maurice Laub, 95, a retired civil engineer, died Oct. 3. He was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. Laub, who grew up in the Logan section of the city, graduated from Gratz High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering. During his senior year at Penn, he was elected to Tau Beta Pi, a...
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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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