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Henrietta Fine, Volunteer, Dies at 94

May 26, 2011
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Henrietta Fine, 94, a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, died May 16. The former Henrietta Cohen, she was a resident at Pauls Run Retirement Community.

Fine began volunteering in 1972 at the information desk at the bureau's visitor center at 16th and JFK Blvd. Before 1972, she was a Red Cross "Gray Lady" at Frankford Hospital.

While her husband, Alex, was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, she worked as an administrative assistant at the Philadelphia Naval Supply Depot.

After the war, the couple purchased a home in Northeast Philadelphia and became founding members of Beth Emeth Congregation. Both were active with Jewish charities.

In later years, she was an active volunteer at Pauls Run. She organized trips to Center City Philadelphia, ran the knitting club and served on the Residents Council.

Fine is survived by a daughter, Roberta Fine Dranoff; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband in 2006.

Memorial donations can be made to: the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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