Horace A. Stern, C’43, L’48 died on July 21. The Elkins
Park, Pa., resident served as president of the Central High School
Alumni Association when the school became co-ed in the 1980s. After
graduating from Penn, he became a bankruptcy lawyer for several
Philadelphia firms, most notably Wexler, Weisman, Maurer & Forman,
where he stayed for than 30 years before starting his own practice. Mr.
Stern was well known for his service in Jewish affairs. A lifelong member
of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, he served
on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation
of Greater Philadelphia. He was a founder of the William Portner
Quaker City Lodge of B’nai Brith, and served as its president before
going on to become senior vice president of B’nai Brith International.
In 1994, he was invited to the signing of the Jordan-Israel Treaty of
Peace. He is survived by his daughter, Carol McMichael; his son, Bob;
a brother, two grandchildren, and his companion, Phyllis Silver. His
wife, Joan, passed away in 1999.