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Harold "Doc" Gorvine

January 22, 1933 — November 8, 2022


Harold "Doc" Gorvine

Harold “Doc” Gorvine, Ph.D., 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2022. Harold was born in Boston, MA, to Rita and Eddie Gorvine on January 22, 1933. He attended Malden High School (‘50) and Tufts University (‘54) and went on to earn a Ph.D. in American History from Harvard University (‘62). Harold taught history and Judaic studies at Akiba Hebrew Academy for 41 years, where he was adored and admired as a teacher and mentor. Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Sachs. A beloved parent, grandparent, and spouse, he is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Natalie Gorvine, and his sons, Martin (Jackie) Berman-Gorvine and Ben (Amy Milner) Gorvine, and his grandchildren Jonathan (Erin Miller) Gidron, Daniel Gidron, Jefferson Berman-Gorvine, Emma Milner-Gorvine, and Sophie Milner-Gorvine. Services will be held at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks at 6410 N. Broad. Friday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. Donations in his memory may be sent to the New Israel Fund, ACLU, B’Tselem, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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6410 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19126

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