Florence "Faggie" Stern Auspitz, 87, the warm-hearted proprietor of the landmark Famous Delicatessen in Camden where she worked for 40 years, died Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.
Mrs. Auspitz retired after the deli burned down in 1984. The deli was one of five opened by the Auspitz family in the early 1920s. Born in Philadelphia, she was a longtime Camden resident.
Mrs. Auspitz and her husband, the late Louis Auspitz, became sole owners of the Famous Deli in the early 1950s when the Auspitz brothers split up the business, which included the deli at Fourth and Bainbridge Streets in Philadelphia.