Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Rose Fickler, 87, who worked in the retail and wholesale clothing business with her late husband, Isadore Fickler, died on April 29. Born Rose Kaplan, she was a lifelong Philadelphian who lived above her parents' general store at 22nd and South streets. She started her retail career selling ribbons as a young child. She worked for Fishman and Tobin, a...
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Morton Alpren, 83, professor emeritus of Temple University, died Feb. 2. Alpren retired in 1987 as senior professor of secondary education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Education. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at New York University, a master's degree at Columbia University in curriculum, and a doctorate in education in curriculum and supervision from the...
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Bessie P. Boodman, 82, a pioneer and leader of the American Montessori Society for more than 40 years, died April 30 at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Boodman, who grew up in Strawberry Mansion, graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University. During World War II, she worked for the...
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Edward Halpern, 78, an activist in Center City politics, died May 11. He was known as the "Mayor of Center City." Halpern was instrumental in getting laws passed to balance the interests of residents and businesses in Center City. A homeowner in Center City for more than 40 years, he was a board member and past president of the Center...
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Emanuel "Manny" Grossman, 82, a four-year member of the Aventura Commission in Florida, died May 7. He was formerly of Philadelphia. Grossman, who received 52 percent of the votes, helped develop the first municipally run charter school, and encouraged street improvements during his term. He gave up his Commission seat to run for mayor in 2005, but lost to Susan...
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