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SORSCHEK ESTATE (06/24/66)

decided: June 24, 1966.

SORSCHEK ESTATE


Appeal from decree of Orphans' Court of Philadelphia County, No. 1570 of 1965, in re estate of Marie Sorschek, also known as Marie Straub, deceased.

COUNSEL

William F. Scheid, Jr., for appellant.

Herbert Bass, with him John H. Archer, and Hall, Wainwright & Archer, and MacCoy, Evans & Lewis, for appellees.

Bell, C. J., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'Brien and Roberts, JJ. Opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Bell. Dissenting Opinion by Mr. Justice Eagen.

Author: Bell

[ 422 Pa. Page 80]

Marie Sorschek died September 4, 1964, leaving a holographic will dated August 27, 1963, and a holographic codicil dated August 28, 1964. Letters testamentary were granted to Paula Roseling who was the executrix named in the will and is also the appellant herein. Testatrix's estate totaled $60,713.48 and was made up as follows:

(a) Cash in three bank accounts $3,227.81

(b) Stocks 38,466.50

(c) An interest in the estate of

     her husband 6,900.00

(d) Real Estate 11,500.00

(e) Miscellaneous ...


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