Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Joseph Halberstein, 83, a retired newspaper columnist, died May 30 at his home. He was a resident of Levittown. Halberstein earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University in 1944. He was associate editor and columnist at the Bucks County Courier Times from 1975 until 2003, when he retired. Before joining that paper, he had been wire editor...
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Edward R. Becker, 73, a former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, died of cancer on May 19. A graduate of Central High School in 1950, Becker moved on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. After law school at Yale, he became a partner in a law practice...
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Helene Marks, 56, executive director of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, died May 22. The former Helene Polish, she was a resident of Blue Bell. Marks is credited with having moved the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation during her tenure into the national spotlight, with the expansion to all 50 states of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child...
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Harold ("Hal") Hymovitz, 75, a longtime Boy Scout leader who was known for his volunteer service, died July 24. He was a resident of Hatboro. Hymovitz was active in Boy Scouting for most of his life, mainly as an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 185 (sponsored by Congregation Adath Jeshurun) and the head of the Kitchen Committee for the region's Jewish...
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Rose Fickler, 87, who worked in the retail and wholesale clothing business with her late husband, Isadore Fickler, died on April 29. Born Rose Kaplan, she was a lifelong Philadelphian who lived above her parents' general store at 22nd and South streets. She started her retail career selling ribbons as a young child. She worked for Fishman and Tobin, a...
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