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November 23, 1994 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 30 years ago Philip Litman joined B'nai B'rith. He found he had some time to spare, and what better way to spend it than by belonging to the Jewish service organization and lending a hand to his fellow man? As with everything else Litman has done through his life, he became a whole-hearted participant. He has never missed the monthly meetings of Green Hill Lodge No. 2611, and when the chapter was named Outstanding Lodge of the Year for 1993-94, Litman was a proud member at the celebration.
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April 28, 1995 | For The Inquirer / DAN Z. JOHNSON
Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, a solemn occasion marked around the world. Outside the Statehouse in Trenton, names of victims were read off in a daylong event sponsored by B'nai B'rith. Sisters Randi Weiss, 23, and Nicole Weiss, 18, of Freehold, lighted candles in memory of the 6 million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis and their allies during World War II.
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September 24, 1989 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
A 57-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested last week on accusations of misrepresenting himself as a member of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and trying to solicit a donation from a Glenside pizzeria. Robert Freedman, of the 7300 block of Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia, was arrested Tuesday by Cheltenham police at Rizzo's Restaurant & Pizzeria, 21 E. Glenside Ave., and now faces misdemeanor charges. The alleged scam attempt came at a time when Upper Moreland police were investigating a similar incident, and a few months after similar complaints had been lodged by businesses in South Jersey.
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April 19, 1994 | by Ann Hood, From the New York Times
After I quit my job eight years ago to make my living as a writer, my husband (also a writer) and I needed health insurance. We discovered that if we joined B'nai B'rith, we were eligible for its members' insurance. Our quarterly payments were almost $1,800. In 1992 I got pregnant and moved from New York to Rhode Island. I found an ob-gyn group I liked, and my carrier informed them I was covered. No problem. In March 1993 I was notified that B'nai B'rith had changed its insurance company.
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September 15, 1993 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Harold H. Frankel, 76, founder of the Greenbriar shops, an area women's wear chain, died Monday at his Haddonfield home. Mr. Frankel opened up the first Greenbriar shop in Westmont in 1953 and later opened shops in the Cherry Hill Mall and in the Barclay Shopping Center in Cherry Hill. The stores operated until he sold them in 1982 and retired. A Temple University graduate, he "studied merchandising in college, and his ambition was always to have stores of his own," said his wife, Gertrude Greenstein Frankel.
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August 11, 1999 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Seymour Sheinman, 68, of Oreland, secretary-treasurer of a restaurant provision company, died Monday at Hahnemann University Hospital of heart-related problems. For many years, he was associated with Sheinman Provision Co., which supplies restaurants and delicatessens in the Philadelphia area, as well as hot dog and sausage vendors, said his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Rudnick Sheinman. The firm, based in West Philadelphia, had been in operation since the mid-1920s. Mr. Sheinman was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended college for a year.
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February 14, 2003 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Walter S. Marine, 80, a Philadelphia businessman who recognized earlier than most the versatility of blue jeans, died Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications following brain surgery. He was a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. He also maintained a residence in Boca Raton, Fla. When Mr. Marine joined his father's company, Capital Pants, not long after World War II, the firm's focus was on men's and boys' work clothing. Mr. Marine saw a way to broaden that focus.
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March 30, 1995 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A gospel concert and dinner theater are among spring events planned by one of the oldest black congregations in Montgomery County, LaMott A.M.E. Church, 1505 W. Cheltenham Ave. According to the church's pastor, the Rev. Alfred Banks, the Women's Day Ways and Means Committee is sponsoring the Great Gods Community Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be collected. "Our Heroes," a Mother's Day presentation set for 3 p.m. May 14, will be held at Cornucopia Caterers, 4942 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.
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January 29, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jerome L. "Jack" Cohen, 74, retired owner of Gay Gem Products and an active member of the Jewish community, died Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Cohen had been president of Jerome Distributors in Philadelphia before he founded Gem Products, a Philadelphia packager of party favors. Through a merger, the company became Gay Gem Products. It was sold to General Mills Inc. in 1972. "He was the first person to package children's party favors together instead of selling them individually," said his wife of 24 years, Anita Caplan Cohen.
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May 23, 1989 | By Edith Dixon, Special to The Inquirer
Rabbi Irving A. Margolies, 64, who served synagogues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada for almost 40 years, died Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, after a long illness. Rabbi Margolies last served Congregation Beth Israel-Rodeph Zedek in Northeast Philadelphia. Before that, he was rabbi of a congregation in York, Pa. He also served congregations in New York before retiring three years ago and moving to Cherry Hill. Born in Israel, he and his family moved to New York City when he was 6. He received his education in yeshiva grade schools and high schools in New York.
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December 14, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jay H. Lipson, 92, of Garnet Valley, a real estate broker and appraiser in the Philadelphia region for a half-century, died of cancer Sunday, Dec. 9, at his home. Mr. Lipson was a self-employed Realtor for many years. In 1950, he opened his first real estate office in West Philadelphia, often showing homes on nights and weekends. His second office was in Upper Darby. He earned certification in real estate appraisal and became one of the area's first to pursue that specialty, his family said.
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July 9, 2011
Irvin Leonard, 89, of Marlton, retired owner of Leonard Corp., died of kidney failure Monday, July 4, at Camden County Health Services Center in Blackwood. Mr. Leonard grew up as Leonard Weinberg in Olney and graduated from Olney High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in the Pacific as a radio operator and gunner. From a base in Hawaii, he flew on bombing missions aboard a B-24 nicknamed "Big Time Operator. " After his discharge, he went to work at Leonard Embroidery Co., which his father, also named Leonard, had established in North Philadelphia.
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October 24, 2003 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former youth counselor at the Cherry Hill chapter of the B'nai B'rith was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting two teenage boys, authorities said. Eric Dorfner, 41, of Evesham, was charged following an investigation of nearly two months by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators learned early this month that Dorfner was also the subject of an FBI investigation in connection with e-mailing child pornography over the Internet, said Sgt. Jack Smith, spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office.
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February 14, 2003 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Walter S. Marine, 80, a Philadelphia businessman who recognized earlier than most the versatility of blue jeans, died Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications following brain surgery. He was a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. He also maintained a residence in Boca Raton, Fla. When Mr. Marine joined his father's company, Capital Pants, not long after World War II, the firm's focus was on men's and boys' work clothing. Mr. Marine saw a way to broaden that focus.
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January 25, 2001 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Nathaniel "Great Nate" Jenkins, a retired letter carrier and a leader at Canaan Baptist Church, died Monday after a long illness. He was 64 and lived in Mount Airy. Jenkins had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in May. During much of that time his routes included Jeweler's Row in Center City and Broad Street for several blocks north of City Hall. Jenkins was head usher at Canaan Baptist for 15 years and for seven years he was a trustee who chaired the Transportation Committee.
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August 11, 1999 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Seymour Sheinman, 68, of Oreland, secretary-treasurer of a restaurant provision company, died Monday at Hahnemann University Hospital of heart-related problems. For many years, he was associated with Sheinman Provision Co., which supplies restaurants and delicatessens in the Philadelphia area, as well as hot dog and sausage vendors, said his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Rudnick Sheinman. The firm, based in West Philadelphia, had been in operation since the mid-1920s. Mr. Sheinman was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended college for a year.
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October 18, 1997 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
May Marcia Snyder Steiner, 81, a writer and editor and women's rights activist, died Sunday of heart failure at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point. A resident of Northfield, Atlantic County, since 1993, she previously resided in Ventnor for 38 years. She was born and raised in New York City. Ms. Steiner was a supervisor for the New Jersey State Employment Service in Atlantic City for many years. She also had worked at the Claridge Hotel, and as a teacher at both the Atlantic City Friends School and Temple Emeth Shalom Preschool in Margate.
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January 29, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jerome L. "Jack" Cohen, 74, retired owner of Gay Gem Products and an active member of the Jewish community, died Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Cohen had been president of Jerome Distributors in Philadelphia before he founded Gem Products, a Philadelphia packager of party favors. Through a merger, the company became Gay Gem Products. It was sold to General Mills Inc. in 1972. "He was the first person to package children's party favors together instead of selling them individually," said his wife of 24 years, Anita Caplan Cohen.
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June 30, 1996 | By Connie Langland, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dr. Joseph Bitman, 81, a retired pediatrician, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Temple University Hospital. He lived in Wyncote. The doctor was a former chief of pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center and for many years was a clinical professor at Hahnemann University. Dr. Bitman was born in Philadelphia and moved with his family to Abington when he was 5. He was just 15 when he graduated from Abington High School in 1931. He attended Temple University for three years, and graduated from Hahnemann Medical School in 1938.
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