Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775
ack Bayer, 85, a retired CEO of a global steel-services company, died Nov. 17. He was a resident of Center City. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. While there, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 program, and was sent to Oberlin College and subsequently to Harvard...
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Morris Zeiger, 92, who owned and operated retail businesses in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, died Nov. 8. Zeiger was born in Germany, and came to the United States when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Philadelphia and worked in his parents' store to help support his family. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School, he attended Louisiana...
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Sara Greenberg, 92, who escaped the czar and the Russian army to arrive in America, died Oct. 24. She was a resident of Northeast Philadelphia. Greenberg's mother hid her daughter and son in a large pile of hay, and even though Russian soldiers had come by and poked into the hiding place, the children managed to evade the army. Mother,...
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Sibyl Ruth Schwartz Cohen, 78, who recently retired from teaching at Rutgers University-Camden and LaSalle University, died Nov. 1. Rutgers-Camden honored her with an adjunct teaching excellence award, now named after her. Cohen was one of the first women to graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, having attended school there when women were not...
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Miriam Savar, 91, one of the early local female stockbrokers, died Oct. 9 at Watermark at Logan Square, where she had resided for 10 years. A longtime resident of Center City, the former Miriam Kohn graduated in 1932 from Overbrook High School. She earned a certificate to teach, but decided to work in clerical positions for several firms until marrying...
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