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Bess Hoberman Walk, 107, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bob Kauffman, on June 24,2018. She was born on January 29, 1911, to Hinda and Mayer Milgram in Philadelphia, PA. William Howard Taft was president.
She was an accomplished pianist and organist. She accompanied the silent movies in her father's motion picture theaters, Milgram Theaters. In 1932, she married AI Hoberman. She was married to AI for 49 years and later was married to Arthur Walk for 17 years. The young couple moved to West Chester in 1935.
In 1948, she with her husband opened a women's shop which they ran until 1972. Many generations of brides bought their wedding gowns at Hoberman's and still remember the wonderful time in choosing just the right gown for them. She was also an avid golfer, achieving her first hole-in-one when she was 86 years old. On Tuesdays she played bridge and on Thursdays she played Canasta and continued to play canasta into her 107th year.
Bess was an active member of Kesher Israel Congregation and Hadassah. For many years she was a volunteer at the Chester County Hospital. She had the most amazing positive approach to life and living. She loved and was loved by her five grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.
She is survived by her son Dr. Maury Hoberman (Joyce), her daughter Nancy Kauffman (Bob), her grandchildren Susan Kauffman, Robin Kauffman (Dr. Bruce Saran) Ruth Ann Weiss (Dr. Barry Wasserman), Jerry Hoberman (Theresa) and Craig Hoberman (Debbie) and great grandchildren Allison Saran, Stephanie Saran, Jamie Weiss, Abigail Hoberman, Jesse Saran, Zachariah Hoberman, Sam Weiss, Jacob Hoberman, and Adam Hoberman.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service 10 am Wednesday June 27, 2018 at the Kesher Israel Congregation 1000 Pottstown Pike West Chester, PA 19380
Donations in her memory may be sent to Kesher Israel Congregation, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 or the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181 www.DellaFH.com
Kesher Israel Congregation
1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester PA 19380
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