Saturday, July 23, 2016 Tammuz 17, 5776
Dr. Melvin J. Tonkon, 60, a world-renowned cardiologist and lecturer who led groundbreaking research on heart disease and other illnesses, died Aug. 3. He was a resident of Laguna Beach, Calif. Tonkon's more than 400 research studies led to the development and approval of medications to treat hypertension, coronary disease and heart failure. He also wrote hundreds of articles, abstracts...
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Albert J. Wood, 95, a national businessman who had a considerable reputation in philanthropy, scholarly studies and the arts, died Aug. 7 at home in Philadelphia. He is best known for his establishment of Dropsie College, now known as the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in Philadelphia, and the Middle East Forum. Wood studied at Osteopathic College and Villanova University...
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Stanford Shmukler, 76, a criminal defense attorney for more than 50 years, died Aug. 8. He was a resident of Elkins Park. Shmukler received his undergraduate education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He was a frequent lecturer and author on criminal law...
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Lewis Heicklen, 101, a retired executive who supported many charities, died Aug. 6. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Raised in Berwick, Pa., Heicklen attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While a student there, he was first violinist of the university orchestra. He began his business career at the Payes Shoe Company in Philadelphia, followed by the...
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Mort Alper, 84, an actor, journalist, travel agent and contributing writer to the Jewish Exponent , whose wanderlust took him all over the globe, died July 29 in a car crash, in which his wife survived. He was a resident of Elkins Park. In 1967, Alper started a 20-year relationship with Rosenbluth Travel, whose Elkins Park office he managed. But...
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