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Jacqueline Cantor, 80, English Teacher and Tennis Coach

January 20, 2011
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Jacqueline Cantor, 80, an English teacher at Central High School for more than 20 years, died Jan. 5 at Jeanes Hospital.

At Central, Cantor became the coach of the tennis team and took them to the city championship one year. After girls were admitted into Central, she served as the first girls basketball coach.

Cantor was also the faculty advisor of Central's yearbook for more than 10 years. At one point, she was the school's class sponsor. During her 20 years at Central, she was named acting head of the English department many times.

After retiring, she pursued many interests, the foremost of which was traveling. She traveled to Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, England and Ireland, among many other countries. Within the United States, she attended many elder-hostel learning experiences.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome Cantor; daughter Cynthia Kruger; son David Cantor; sister Joan Lewin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was also the mother of the late Ralph Cantor.

Memorial donations can be sent to: the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.

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