Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
Miriam Savar, 91, one of the early local female stockbrokers, died Oct. 9 at Watermark at Logan Square, where she had resided for 10 years. A longtime resident of Center City, the former Miriam Kohn graduated in 1932 from Overbrook High School. She earned a certificate to teach, but decided to work in clerical positions for several firms until marrying...
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A. Alvin Brookman, 91, a businessman and advocate of social needs, died Oct. 11. He was a resident of Center City. Brookman served in the Air Force during World War II, where he administered psychological tests to candidates to determine if they were eligible to serve as pilots for the war effort. Following discharge from military service, he became involved...
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Rose Kramer, 86, a former Hebrew schoolteacher and lifelong Zionist, died Sept. 25 in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she had recently been living. The former Rose Schnabel, she was one week shy of her 87th birthday on Yom Kippur. Born in West Philadelphia, Kramer pursued advanced Hebrew studies at Gratz College while teaching Hebrew school. She was very active in Mizrachi...
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Lillian Berman, 87, owner of the Philadelphia area-based toy store Wayne Toytown, died Sept. 27 at Abington Hospital. The former Lillian Levitt, she was a resident of Elkins Park. Known to everyone as "Mrs. B," Berman built the high-end toy business with her late husband, George Berman. Even after his death in 1977, she continued to own and actively manage...
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Edward L. Wolf, 75, a prominent Philadelphia trial attorney, died Oct. 4 at St. Agnes Hospice. He was a resident of Society Hill. After graduating from Yeadon High School in 1948, Wolf earned a bachelor's in accounting from Villanova University in 1952, served two years in the United States Navy and earned his degree from Temple Law School in 1958...
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