Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
Tina Susan Rieger, 63, the wife of United Jewish Communities' president and CEO Howard Rieger, died April 11 of pancreatic cancer at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. Rieger worked in both health care and the arts in three different countries. In her later life, she became a fiber artist. Her quilts, Jewish wedding canopies and other decorative pieces often...
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Gabriel Cohen, founder of the National Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper, died at age 98. The Associated Press reported that Cohen died April 19 at St. Vincent Hospital Hospice in Indianapolis. Cohen, a native of Louisville, Ky., founded the Indianapolis-based weekly newspaper in 1935. He also had a brief professional boxing career under the name Abie...
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Nathan Marder, 89, a federal retiree and former assistant director of the Veterans Administration Regional Center, died March 28 at his home in the Medical Center at Rydal Park. Marder graduated from Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. He served as a captain in the Signal Corps during World War II, and later, in the...
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam died April 23 in an automobile accident. He was 73. Halberstam was on his way to an interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle for a book on the 1958 NFL championship game when the car in which he was a passenger was struck by another vehicle in...
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Robert Kardon, 85, retired CEO of Kardon Industries, Inc., died March 23 in New York. He was a resident of New York City and formerly of Philadelphia. Kardon was former chairman of the board of the B.T. Babbit Company, Inc.; Pittsburgh Mortgage Corporation; Murphree Mortgage Company, Nashville, Tenn.; Kardon Investment Company Peoples Bond & Mortgage, Philadelphia; and chairman of the...
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