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Ralph Taussig, 84, an investment banker who specialized in international finance, died Jan. 11 at his home in Huntingdon Valley. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Taussig commuted to New York for 30 years to work for investment companies. He also traveled abroad, advising governments on financial matters. He worked from his home office since the late 1980s. He...
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Sandra Melazar Sher, 73, an administrator with the former Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Commission, died Jan. 13 at her home in Meadowbrook. A graduate of Temple University, Sher wrote grant proposals to fund community projects for the Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Commission for 17 years. They included funding for the elderly and for education programs sponsored by the Chinese Cultural Center. Sher...
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Annette M. Pockriss, 79, an executive in an accounting firm, died Jan. 16, in Manalapan Township, N.J. She had lived in Covered Bridge, an adult community, for almost 30 years. Pockriss started Galaxy Business Systems in the early 1960s, a statistical-typing service targeted at accountants for the preparation of detailed financial statements and notes that operated with the selling line...
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Jolyn Resnick, 64, an award-winning newspaper reporter, died Jan. 16 at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. The former Jolyn Marged, she was a resident of East Norriton. A graduate of Trenton State College, Resnick was most recently a reporter for the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. She previously worked for the suburban edition of the Legal Intelligencer; for the Reporter in Lansdale;...
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Melvin Spivack, 75, a retired glazing contractor who founded a youth football league, died Jan. 21 at his home in Elkins Park. Spivack started working in his family's glazing business, Eureka Glass Co. in Philadelphia, after graduating from high school. He was running the business within three months. Spivack retired from the company, now Eureka Metal & Glass Services, in...
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