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Ed Koch, the three-term mayor who led New York City during the turbulent 1970s and 1980s, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 1. He was 88 and had been in and out of the hospital for several months.
Koch died surrounded by his sister Pat and other relatives. “The mayor died with dignity,” a nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia said. “He didn’t suffer.”
“Earlier today, New York City lost an irrepressible icon, our most charismatic cheerleader and champion, Edward I. Koch,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. “He was a great mayor, a great man and a great friend. In elected office and as a private citizen, he was our most tireless, fearless and guileless civic crusader. Through his tough, determined leadership and
Pauline Phillips, the woman who doled out advice to troubled readers in the hugely popular “Dear Abby” newspaper column, died on January 16 at 94 in Minneapolis. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for many years, according to her family.
Phillips was born Pauline Friedman in Sioux City, Iowa to Russian Jewish immigrants Rebecca (née Rushall) and Abraham B. Friedman, owner of a chain of movie theaters. She wrote under the pen name Abigail Van Buren. “Abigail” was taken from the wise woman in the Old
On Sunday, December 30th, Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian-Jewish Nobel Prize winning neurologist who discovered critical chemical tools that the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerve networks, opening the way for the study of how those processes can go wrong in diseases like dementia and cancer, died at her home in Rome at the age of 103. Working well in to her years, she devoted several hours a day to her research even until her final days, and had been the oldest living Nobel
Rabbi Abraham Hecht – an outspoken supporter of Israel whose numerous rabbinical credits include serving as president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America and a half-century stint as the rabbi of Brooklyn’s Congregation Shaare Zion, the largest Sephardic shul in the United States – passed away last motzoei Shabbat at the age of 90.
Born in New York’s Brownsville section in April of 1922, the young Abraham Hecht left the comfort of America to go to Poland in September 1939 to learn in the Yeshivah
In every elite group there are always a few rare individuals who stand head and shoulders above the rest. Harry Ashkenazie A”H was as rare as they come. As a successful entrepreneur he showed tremendous dedication and work ethics. But unlike dozens of other success stories, Harry never forgot people. Somehow every person was important. Whether it was a longtime associate, friend, or family member, he was there.
In today’s world, where many people are in pursuit of the ultimate experience