Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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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Wesley E. Bramnick, 82, an endodontist and teacher who maintained a successful dental practice, died Sept. 14. Born in 1924, Bramnick grew up in the Wynnefield section of the city. He attended Central High School and went on to the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn Dental School, and then completed his specialty training and diplomat status as an...
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Arnold Chait, 76, one of the first cardiovascular radiologists to perform angioplasty, died Sept. 12. He was a resident of Penn Valley. Chait earned his bachelor's degree from New York University and his medical degree from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he learned to speak Dutch. He completed residencies in pathology and radiology in New York hospitals...
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Shelby Rosenberg, 64, art lover, teacher and activist for women's rights, died Sept. 4. She was a resident of Haverford. Rosenberg was a docent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a member of several book and bridge clubs. Raised in Northeast Philadelphia, she spent more than 10 years in the San Francisco area, where she was admired...
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