2018-08-01 / Obituaries


SYLVIA DRAGUM SYLVIA DRAGUM SYLVIA DRAGUM, 100, of Voorhees, passed away on July 19. Wife of the late Harry Dragum. Mother of Marten (Carol) Dragum, Andrea (the late Mark) Newman and the late Jan (Nancy) Dragum. Grandmother of Jennifer (Brett) Sholder, Charles Dragum, Justin Newman, Jarrit (Sarah) Newman, Jason Dragum and Jillian Dragum. Great-grandmother of Skyler, Blake, Taylor, Jack, Lucas, Hannah and Jaycee. The only girl in a family of six brothers, Sylvia was a graduate of Haddonfield High School and went on to gain recognition as the “Iron Lady” for owning and running the scrap metal company Penn Jersey Recycling in Camden for over 60 years. A longtime supporter of Cong. Beth El and Kellman Brown Academy, Sylvia was very involved in her community and did not retire until age 95. Contributions can be made to Kellman Brown Academy, 1007 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

PHILLIP ROSEN PHILLIP ROSEN PHILLIP ROSEN, 89, of Voorhees, passed away on July 21 at Brookdale of Voorhees. A longtime educator, he was the curator and educator director from 1987 to 2001 of what is now the Goodwin/Raab Holocaust Museum and Educational Center housed in the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. He compiled two reference books on the Holocaust. The “Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography, and Terminology,” which he compiled with coeditor Eric Joseph Epstein, is a 2,000-item compendium of people, places and statistics. “Bearing Witness: A Resource Guide to Literature, Poetry, Art, Music, and Videos by Holocaust Victims and Survivors” preserves primary source materials for future generations. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at Gratz College in Philadelphia from 1988 to 1999 and active in several Jewish organizations, including the Jewish Community Relations Council of Philadelphia, the Zionist Organization of America and the American Jewish Committee.

Born in Philadelphia to Robert and Helen Rosen, Rosen married Lillian Schachter Rosen in 1956. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Serena and Ruth Victor. He was interred at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose on July 24. Memorial donations may be made to the feral-cat welfare group Barrington TNR, via www.barringtonnr.com. 

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