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Saul Grossmann, Longtime Educator, Dies at 80

April 10, 2013
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Saul Grossmann

Saul Grossmann, 80, of Haddon Heights, N.J., whose career working as a teacher for the Philadelphia School District covered some 40 years, died March 17.

He was known for his commitment to education — even his own.

A graduate of the University of Pennsyl­vania, where he also obtained his master’s degree, Grossmann was working on his doctorate when the research he was intending to use was stolen from his car.

He just started all over again and eventually earned the degree at Temple University.

In addition to being a school teacher, the Navy veteran served as principal at Jones Junior High School.

Grossmann would later become regional superintendent for the School District in South Philadelphia and, later, Northeast Philadelphia.

His teaching talents also took him back to his alma mater, Temple, where he was an associate professor after his time with city schools, and Gratz College, where he had studied while attending West Philadelphia High School.

Grossmann additionally  taught at Temple Beth Sholom, where he was active serving on the board and served as president of the Cherry Hill, N.J., synagogue.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Miriam; a daughter, Eve; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Deena, who died in 1993.

Contributions in his name are being accepted by the Deena Grossmann Memorial Fund at Gratz College, 7605 Old York Rd., Melrose Park, Pa. 19027; and Temple Beth Sholom, 1901 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003.

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