Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
Sam Bushman, 91, whose career as a press agent spanned close to 70 years, died Sept. 25. He was a resident of Rittenhouse Square. A 1931 graduate of Northeast High School, where he also edited the school newspaper, the Megaphone , Bushman started working in publicity about a year later. He handled mostly nightclubs and supper clubs. Among his many...
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Dr. Jay H. Portner, 85, a longtime general surgeon who served as chief of surgery for 15 years at Rolling Hill Hospital, died Oct. 18. He was a resident of Wyncote. Portner was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he played in the marching band, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society as a...
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Esther Moyerman Klein, 97, who served Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians for more than 70 years as a journalist, patron of the arts, philanthropist and government official, died Oct. 19 in her Center City apartment. A native Philadelphian, Klein started her career in journalism after graduation from Girls High School and Temple University. She worked as a freelance writer for the Philadelphia...
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Stefan Presser, 52, who in his 19 years as legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania used the courts to protect a wide array of clients and civil rights - from challenging police racial profiling of drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike to advocating for the well-being of foster-care children in Philadelphia - died on Oct. 6...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Dalck Feith, 91, a Philadelphia philanthropist, community leader and businessman, died on Oct. 16 at his Elkins Park home, where he had lived for 53 years. Born in Poland, Feith joined Menachem Begin's Betar movement in the early 1930s, according to his son Donald. "My dad wanted to move to Israel, but couldn't get in because of the British quotas...
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