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Barton E. Ferst, 86, a retired attorney, communal leader and teacher who lectured frequently before bar associations, accounting organizations and estate planning and insurance groups, died July 30. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Ferst, who was a partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley, graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and...
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Rosalind Cohen, a life member of Hadassah and various other organizations, died July 20. The former Rosalind Swinger, she was a resident of Martin's Run in Media, Pa., and formerly of Wynnewood, Pa. A graduate of Overbrook High School, Cohen attended Drexel Institute and served as a Wave in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Cohen is survived by...
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Arthur G. Raynes , 72, founder and senior partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Raynes McCarty, died July 24. He was a resident of Wynnewood. An internationally recognized trial lawyer who had represented high-profile and seriously injured clients for more than 45 years, Raynes was a pioneer in pharmaceutical litigation, having successfully represented more than 50 Canadian and American...
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Paula Bloom, 79, a social worker, educator and a life-long Labor Zionist, died July 25 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The former Paula Yakira, she was known to the majority of her family, friends and colleagues as "Pepi." Bloom was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1927, into a secular, labor Zionist home. At the age of...
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Deborah R. Labovitz, 63, longtime professor and chair of the department of occupational therapy at New York University, died June 14 at her home in Elkins Park. Labovitz earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, and later joined the faculty as an instructor and assistant professor of occupational therapy at the School of...
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