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Harvey Brodsky, 76, Co-founded Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

August 17, 2011
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Harvey Brodsky

Harvey Brodsky, 76, a philanthropist and sports enthusiast -- he was a champion basketball player at alma mater Overbrook High -- who co-founded Philadelphia's Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, died Aug. 10. He was a resident of Haverford.

A retired food products manufacturing executive, Brodsky's longtime commitment to sports led to a major role in the planning, development and realization of the Adolph and Rose Levis Museum, which houses the sports memorabilia, artifacts and background plaques of the Hall of Fame inductees at the Gershman Y.

Among his many communal activities, he was a past president of the Delco Lodge Brith Sholom and the Radnor Valley Country Club.

Brodsky's charitable endeavors included Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Main Line Health Heart at Lankenau, Magee Rehabilitation, JCCs of Greater Philadelphia, the Maccabiah Games, B'Side and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's program on Alzheimer's disease.

Brodsky is survived by his wife, the former Bobbi Levis; daughters Lori Brodsky and Margie Brodsky; brother Mel Brodsky; a niece and many cousins.

Memorial contributions can be made to: the Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, Main Line Heart Health, c/o David Phillips, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Medical Office East Suite 50, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or Jewish Family and Children Service, B'Side, c/o Pia Eisenberg, 2100 Arch St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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