July 15, 2015 |
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is holding its national convention in Philadelphia this week to select a new president and decide advocacy positions. The group, dedicated to women's health issues and supporting elite medical facilities in Israel, has 300,000 members nationally. "We empower women every day to take control of their health," said Patsy Gruenberg, copresident of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia, which represents 10,000 members in the region. About 350 members are attending the convention, which started Monday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel and will conclude Wednesday.
December 26, 2014 |
It was better to be late than sorry for Daquan Bohannan of North Philadelphia as he braved the rain, bumper-to-bumper mall parking, and throngs of last-minute Christmas shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall on Wednesday. He had a mission: Pick bracelet charms for his mother, Nicole, 41, at Pandora, which by noon was packed to the brim with customers, almost all of them men on the hunt for gifts for mothers, girlfriends, or wives. It became so crowded an employee was stationed at the store entrance, having customers sign a waiting list to get in. "I just remembered yesterday that I had a few last-minute things to get," Bohannan said as he stood behind a jewelry counter, perusing a catalog.
January 24, 2014 |
Stanley "Mickey" Zolot, 83, of Merion, a Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, of cancer at his home. Mr. Zolot owned Bilt-Well Furniture Co., a family business with design and decorator showrooms at 23d and Chestnut Streets. The firm was started by Mr. Zolot's father, Charles, and is now run by the third generation. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Mr. Zolot attended West Philadelphia High School, and then briefly Syracuse University and Pennsylvania State University.
January 4, 2014 |
Bess Gartzman Rothbaum, 95, of Marlton, cochair of the 1988 national convention of Hadassah, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at her home. In 1987, Mrs. Rothbaum was cochair of the 75th anniversary convention of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, a daughter, Mona Rieger, said. She was a national vice president and national treasurer in the 1970s, and advised several of its regional conferences, her daughter said. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Rothbaum grew up in Camden County, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, and earned a bachelor's in accounting at Temple University.
January 17, 2013
Selma Kron, 81, a former Horsham resident who with her husband built a foundering business in Ambler into a successful nursing home, died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Clearwater, Fla., where she had lived since the 1990s. She was diagnosed in April with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mrs. Kron graduated from West Philadelphia High School, then graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953.
July 6, 2012 |
Herbert F. Sharp, 93, of Center City, who brokered liquor licenses in Pennsylvania for more than 60 years, died Tuesday, June 5, of heart failure at home. Mr. Sharp grew up in West Philadelphia and Wynnefield. After graduating from Overbrook High School, he earned a real estate license and eventually became a real estate and insurance broker. By the 1940s, he was providing services to clients who wanted to serve alcoholic beverages in restaurants and bars. He earned a reputation among lawyers and licensees as an expert in state Liquor Control Board rules and regulations, his daughter Natalie Bernstein said.
May 30, 2011
The Philadelphia Bar Association , a professional association founded in 1802, has elected the following officers to its board of governors: Rudolph Garcia , a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., is chancellor. Kathleen D. Wilkinson , a partner in the Philadelphia office of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker L.L.P., is vice chancellor. She will serve as chancellor-elect in 2012 and chancellor in 2013. Regina M. Foley , a lawyer at the Philadelphia law firm Raynes McCarty, is chairwoman of the board of governors.
April 26, 2008 |
Doraine Beverly Redlus, of Marlton, who worked at the school affiliated with the Congregation Beth El in Cherry Hill for more than 20 years, died Thursday of an aneurism at the CareOne Senior Care Community in Evesham. She was 96. Mrs. Redlus was a secretary/administrative assistant at the Beth El school from the 1950s through the 1970s, arranging bus routes, dealing with parents' questions and handling school business. "She was a beloved secretary; she was so kind to the parents and children," said her daughter, Nila Aronow.
August 8, 2006 |
Lewis Heicklen, 101, a retired shoe sales executive, died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Bala Cynwyd. A 1926 graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Heicklen worked for the Payes Shoe Co. in Philadelphia before founding the Lewis Heicklen Sales Co. in New York City. He became a vice president of the G.R. Kinney Corp. after Kinney acquired his firm in the 1950s. Later, he was an executive board member of the Kinney-Woolworth Co. During World War II, he was a leader in footwear production for the U.S. military and consulted on boot design for the Norwegian military.
January 7, 2006 |
As Israel struggles to accept the severity of Ariel Sharon's medical prognosis, a host of questions are being raised about the care the prime minister has received since his first stroke Dec. 18. The controversy is stimulated largely by critical media reports after Sharon's massive cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday. It centers on decisions about the manner in which he was transferred to the Jerusalem hospital where he lies comatose, the prescription of blood thinners after his first stroke, the speed with which he returned to work, and the necessity of the heart catheterization he was scheduled to undergo hours before his medical crisis.