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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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Stephen T. Saltz, 64, a founding partner in the law firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, died Sept. 6. A trial lawyer who achieved recognition at the local, state and national levels, Saltz won a landmark gun-control case in 1989, in which a brain-damaged victim of an accidental shooting was awarded $11.3 million. A Philadelphia jury found a Montgomeryville...
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Rose Kramer, 86, a former Hebrew schoolteacher and lifelong Zionist, died Sept. 25 in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she had recently been living. The former Rose Schnabel, she was one week shy of her 87th birthday on Yom Kippur. Born in West Philadelphia, Kramer pursued advanced Hebrew studies at Gratz College while teaching Hebrew school. She was very active in Mizrachi...
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A. Alvin Brookman, 91, a businessman and advocate of social needs, died Oct. 11. He was a resident of Center City. Brookman served in the Air Force during World War II, where he administered psychological tests to candidates to determine if they were eligible to serve as pilots for the war effort. Following discharge from military service, he became involved...
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Wesley E. Bramnick, 82, an endodontist and teacher who maintained a successful dental practice, died Sept. 14. Born in 1924, Bramnick grew up in the Wynnefield section of the city. He attended Central High School and went on to the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn Dental School, and then completed his specialty training and diplomat status as an...
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