Funeral services were held here today for Charles Passman, a veteran leader of philanthropic agencies, who died yesterday in Gedera at the age of 83. Passman headed the Joint Distribution Committee-Malben organization which was founded during World War II to establish homes and hospitals for the aged and infirm. He was born in Lithuania, immigrated to the United States and settled in Palestine in 1919. During his lifetime he was active in the Palestine Colonization Association founded by Baron Hirsch and Kehillat Zion, an organization of American Jews buying land in Palestine.
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