Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
Shirley Kauffman, 95, who worked for many years with B'nai B'rith and the Jewish Federation, died Aug. 29. The former Shirley Hirschberg, she is survived by sons Morris Kauffman, Adam Kauffman and Robert Kauffman; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Kauffman. Memorial donations can be made to: the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson...
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Albert J. Wood, 95, a national businessman who had a considerable reputation in philanthropy, scholarly studies and the arts, died Aug. 7 at home in Philadelphia. He is best known for his establishment of Dropsie College, now known as the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in Philadelphia, and the Middle East Forum. Wood studied at Osteopathic College and Villanova University...
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Dr. Melvin J. Tonkon, 60, a world-renowned cardiologist and lecturer who led groundbreaking research on heart disease and other illnesses, died Aug. 3. He was a resident of Laguna Beach, Calif. Tonkon's more than 400 research studies led to the development and approval of medications to treat hypertension, coronary disease and heart failure. He also wrote hundreds of articles, abstracts...
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Bernard ("Bud") Liedman, 78, president and founder of Mid-Atlantic Wood Preserver, Inc., in Baltimore and a lifelong supporter of the Jewish community, died Aug. 20. He was a resident of Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Liedman was a founding member of the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center, as well as a past president of the synagogue and...
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Mort Alper, 84, an actor, journalist, travel agent and contributing writer to the Jewish Exponent , whose wanderlust took him all over the globe, died July 29 in a car crash, in which his wife survived. He was a resident of Elkins Park. In 1967, Alper started a 20-year relationship with Rosenbluth Travel, whose Elkins Park office he managed. But...
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