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David Samuel Rasner

d. January 13, 2024

David Samuel Rasner

David Samuel Rasner, Center City Philadelphia Attorney at Law, died on Saturday, January 13th, 2024 after a prolonged illness due to Mesothelioma. David was a Philadelphian, born January 8, 1947 to Benjamin and Ethel Rasner and raised predominantly in Mt. Airy. His work ethic, humility, and community engagement came from his parents, who ran the newsstand in the Architects Building on 17th and Sansom. He graduated from Central High School, class of 222, and graduated from Temple University in 1968. He completed graduate work in European History at University of Maryland, and went on to law school at Villanova University. David was a senior partner at a prestigious law firm, Fox Rothschild, LLP. He was a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section, and Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section. David was a mentor to many, and received several awards honoring his work as a Family Law Attorney. In 1992 Philadelphia Mayor Rendell appointed David to the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent. David served on the Board since then and was Board president until his death. He spearheaded the effort to keep the collection together in Philadelphia and to transfer it to Drexel University. David also sat on the Board of Trustees of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Aside from his robust professional life, David and his wife Caroline enjoyed spending their time together at their farmhouse in Bucks County, lovingly known as Camp David. An avid skeet shooter, he and his wife enjoyed entertaining and developing their property into a quiet retreat that many friends and colleagues visited and enjoyed. Caroline and David also enjoyed adventure traveling across many places from Papua New Guinea, Africa, to the Amazon jungle. David met the love of his life, Caroline, in 1986 and were married for 35 years. He is survived by his step-son, William John Wischmann of Philadelphia, and his grandson Ace. He is also survived by many cousins and relatives. David cherished his loved ones, and the prospect of death caused him to reflect on his many timeless and important friendships that mattered greatly to him. David is known for his kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and integrity. He was well-liked and respected among his friends and colleagues, but what he treasured most was his "good name." David would often say "there's no right way to do the wrong thing." A wise man; a gentleman; a friend who will be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to Services, Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10:00 A.M., at JOSEPH LEVINE & SONS, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose, PA., which can be viewed at https://www.levinefuneral.com/trevose-webcam.html  Interment to follow at Montefiore Cemetery. The family respectfully requests contributions in lieu of flowers, be made to Magee Rehabilitation 1513 Race Street Philadelphia, PA. 19102 or The Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel, PO Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684. www.levinefuneral.com

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Joseph Levine and Sons Memorial Chapel-Trevose

4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

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

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