Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Robert J. Williams, 94, a high school newspaper editor who went on to pursue a career as a reporter, television critic and entertainment news editor for The Philadelphia Bulletin for more than 50 years, died Dec. 7 in Newtown. Williams left Northeast High School after completing his senior year in 1930, and went to work as a newsroom receptionist for...
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Rhoda B. Schwartz, 82, a poet and editor who co-founded the American Poetry Review in 1971, died Dec. 3 at Stapeley Health Care Center in Germantown after a long illness. She had been a resident of the Kennedy House Apartments in Center City for many years. Schwartz was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and grew up in Elmira, N.Y. She...
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Robert Edwin Lavin, 76, retired proprietor of assisted-living facilities and real estate investor and developer, died Dec. 5. He was a resident of Villanova. Lavin started his first business by selling work shoes out of the trunk of his car to employees at Philadelphia-area service stations and factories. After a brief service in the U.S. Navy, he took over and...
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Robert Gorodetzer, 58, an administrator for the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission for more than 20 years and a master grant writer, died Nov. 29. He was a resident of Warminster. Born in Malden, Mass., Gorodetzer was raised in West Oak Lane in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School in 1966. He played cello in the All-City High...
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ack Bayer, 85, a retired CEO of a global steel-services company, died Nov. 17. He was a resident of Center City. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. While there, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 program, and was sent to Oberlin College and subsequently to Harvard...
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