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‘Dan’s Mom’ Is Remembered

'Dan's Mom' Is Remembered

Ann Braverman died on Monday of pulmonary disease. She was 81.
Braverman was familiar to radio equipment buyers who responded warmly to her advertisements for Radio Systems – ads in which she portrayed a stereotypical Jewish mother to the company’s president, Dan Braverman. Many readers assumed she was an actor.
But she really was Dan Braverman’s mother, and she became a recognized spokeswoman for the company, not only in its ads but in convention appearances.
“She took great pride in this 10-year-long role,” Dan Braverman wrote. “This was a labor of love that brought her great joy.”
In fact her life revolved around her faith.
“Ann was the emotional and spiritual center of the Jewish community in Philadelphia,” according to information provided by the family.
A child of the Depression, she was the eldest daughter of Hasidic immigrants. As an adult she worked professionally for Jewish organizations, and later trained as a lay chaplain and provided spiritual and educational guidance to residents of a rehabilitation hospital. She traveled to Israel frequently, and toured that country two months ago.
Ann Braverman is survived by four sons, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.