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Norman Reed Tissian, 76, a prominent Center City resident, longtime advertising agency executive, philanthropist, noted expert in marketing and city tourism, and respected civic leader, died Sept. 12 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born and raised in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, Tissian graduated in 1948 from Northeast Philadelphia High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration...
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Arthur Saul Frankston, 87, a longtime professor at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa., died Sept. 9 at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life. A resident of North Wales, he was formerly of Harrisburg; Pittsburgh; and Pompano Beach, Fla. Frankston graduated from Allderdice High School, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Law...
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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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