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Pennsbury HS Grad Morgan Hughes Dies At 26
Bucks County native Morgan P. Hughes died unexpectedly on Oct. 1 at the age of Born in Bristol and raised in Levittown, Hughes graduated from Pennsbury High School in , according to her obituary.Her obit remembered her as someone who "helped many people in their journey to recovery."She is s…
Walter Edward Sosnowski
June 28, ~ October 6, (age 89) Walter E. Sosnowski, 89 passed away peacefully Wednesday evening Oct 6, with his family by his side. Walter was born June 28, , in Wilmington Delaware, a son of Walter and Genevieve Balcerski Sosnowski. He was a graduate of Salesianum High School in Wilmington, and a graduate of Villanova University receiving a degree in accounting. Walter moved his family to the area to take an administrative position at General Motors Lordstown Plant and started his own accounting practice Sosnowski and Associates. A great sports fan, Walter enjoyed all sports, and especially enjoyed watching basketball. He was a member of St. Charles Church and inducted into the Army in and was honorably discharged a year later. Walter was a great storyteller and could spend hours sharing them with others. His wife the former Frances Grabowski, whom he married January 30, , passed away August 19,
Patricia “Patty” Doyle
Patricia “Patty” Doyle, 67, of Spring Brook Twp., died Saturday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her husband of over 45 years is Paul Doyle. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Ann Marie Burnis Marcinko. She was a graduate of
Sherman Robert Hackett
Sherman Robert Hackett, 59, of Telford, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 9, , while visiting his family. Born Sept. 8, , in Harrisburg, he was a beloved son of the late Blain R. Hackett and Nancy (Patton) Hackett. His mother resides in Mechanicsburg. Along with his mother, Sherman
Robinson G. Hollister Jr., Economist, Swarthmore Professor, Dies at 86
Robinson G. Hollister Jr.Image via Swarthmore College. Noted economist and Swarthmore College professor Robinson G. Hollister Jr. died Sept. 14 at the age of 86, writes Susan Snyder for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Kaighn Smith, a prominent Main Line obstetrician and ocean sailor, dies at 92 just three months after his wife of 70 years
Kaighn Smith, 92, a prominent Main Line obstetrician/gynecologist, ocean sailing racer, and supporter of women’s rights, died Sept. 18 at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Dr. Smith’s son, Kaighn Smith Jr., said his father’s health declined after the death of his wife, Ann R. Smith, an Episcopal priest and
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Sandra Lynn Carlock, renowned pianist, master music teacher, and photographer, dies at 76
Sandra Lynn Carlock, 76, of Huntingdon Valley, a renowned pianist, recording artist, master music teacher, lecturer, and photographer, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, of glioblastoma at Rydal Park retirement community. A child prodigy on the piano, Ms. Carlock recorded several albums, performed and lectured around the United States, Europe, and elsewhere,
Vi D. Carr, 91, Bethlehem
Vi Dietz Carr died at the age of 91 on Thursday, Oct. 7, She had been in declining health for the last three months and died peacefully surrounded by her family. A long-time resident of Selinsgrove, she had lived at Moravian Village in Bethlehem, Pa. since Vi was
Robinson G. Hollister Jr., longtime Swarthmore College economist known for groundbreaking evaluation of public policy efforts, dies at 86
Robinson G. Hollister Jr., 86, a noted economist and Swarthmore College professor who designed and conducted the first large-scale social policy evaluation involving random trials, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, after complications from a fall in Needham, Mass. Mr. Hollister was a professor for more than four decades at Swarthmore, where
Limerick services held
A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas William “Bill” Limerick, 94, of Sayre, Pa. was held Saturday, October 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township, PA with the Rev. Daniel Toomey, pastor, as celebrant. Assisting at the altar were Ralph Meyer and
Nelson Johnny Jones, legislative community organizer, dies at 73
Nelson Johnny Jones, who was a legislative community organizer for the Service Employees International Union Local died on Monday, Sept. 27, Jones was Jones worked five years as a legislative liaison for the union. As a cook at Somerton Center, he became involved in the SEIU during contract negotiations. He showed up at every session and fought for his small group of cooks to win a fair contract. Nelson worked as an MPO (Member Political Organizer) for Gov. Tom Wolf's second term.
Willie C. Byrd, former director of investigations for the Pa. Crime Commission, dies at 80
Willie C. Byrd, 80, of East Norriton, who once served as director of investigations for the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, died Friday, Sept. 24, of respiratory failure at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. After the Pennsylvania Crime Commission closed in , Mr. Byrd had his own private investigation business. Then, in ,
Dr. Robert Lewis Albright
Dr. Robert Lewis Albright, beloved husband, father and son passed September 18, A private memorial service was held on Thursday, September 23, in McDonough, GA. Dr. Albright was interred on September 28, in Philadelphia, PA with his father, William H. Bannister, who passed just days earlier on Thursday, September 16, In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Winnifred E. and William H. Bannister Scholarship Endowment Fund at Lincoln University in Oxford, PA. W.D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, Griffin St., McDonough,
Francis P. "Frank" Davis Jr.
Francis P. “Frank” Davis Jr., 74, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of State College and Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 30, , at Homewood. He was born Feb. 20, , in Williamsport, son of the late Reverend Francis Paul Davis Sr., and Savilla E. (Bonham) Davis
ADVISORY: Funeral for Fire Lt. Terrence Gordon
The PFD has announced funeral arrangements for Fire Lt. Terrence Gordon, who passed away Oct. 2 after battling an illness contracted in the line of duty. He joined the PFD in and was promoted to Lieutenant in Over his year career, Lt. Gordon served with companies across the city, including several years each in Logan, Brewerytown and Strawberry Mansion. He was most recently assigned to Ladder 14 in Strawberry Mansion.
Beatrice (nee Master) of Warminster, PA, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away September 30, Beloved wife of the late Sydney Arkles; loving mother of Barry (Janine) Arkles, Alan (Holly) Arkles and Diane (Lance) Evans; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Gabriel, Elise, Ari and great grandmother of Sophia, Juliet, Amelia and Christopher. Beatrice was a 15 year resident of Ann’s Choice. She will be remembered by family and friends for her warm personality and her love of Bridge, Mahjong, Fishing and Crabbing. Services are private. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Restaurant community mourns the death of chef Adan Trinidad, 39, an owner of Pistola’s
Adan Trinidad, 39, a chef and a key part of the ebullient spirit that defines Philadelphia’s three Pistola’s bar-restaurants, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, apparently after he fell on the street near his South Philadelphia home, his fiancée said. The city Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death was not yet determined, pending investigation.
Elise Vider, advocate for Philly’s historic buildings and urban values, dies at 69
Elise Vider began her journalism career in Hartford, Conn., in the late ‘70s, at a time when downtown stores were seeing their customers lured away by suburban shopping malls. To counter the competition, city officials ordered the demolition of blocks of old buildings to create parking lots for shoppers. Horrified by the destruction, Ms. Vider started writing columns that focused on the intersection of historic preservation and real estate development.
Ruth Bennett Leach, 84, of Horsham, Pa., passed peacefully away on Sept. 6, , after navigating Alzheimer’s disease and a brief illness. Ruth was born on April 4, , to Frederick and Sadie Bennett of Hartsville, S.C. After graduating from Hartsville High School, she attended Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., graduating with degrees in English, history and elementary education.
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James W. Rosenthal, 85, of West Chester, PA, returned to His Heavenly Father on December 8, Jim’s faith in Jesus Christ gave him peace in his final days. Born July 13, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of the late Walter and Melba (nee Brophy) Rosenthal. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Jim graduated from Ohio State University and worked as District Manager at Lincoln Electric Company for over 50 years. He was a member of Radley Run County Club and the
James W. Rosenthal, 85, of West Chester, PA, returned to His Heavenly Father on December 8, Jim’s faith in Jesus Christ gave him peace in his final days. Born July 13, in
Thomas "Tom" ScattergoodNewtown Square
Thomas A. “Tom” Scattergood, 71, on October 10, , of Newtown Square, PA. Loving father of Sarah Jane DeJesse (Michael); devoted grandfather of Mia; dear brother of Christine Barone (the late Jay), Harold F. Jr (Maryhelen) and M. Katherine Moser (Ted); uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings; Ann S. McDevitt, Jane S. MacNeal and Patricia S. Burk. "Growing up, Tom enjoyed spending summers at the beach with his family in Ocean City and Longport,
Thomas A. “Tom” Scattergood, 71, on October 10, , of Newtown Square, PA. Loving father of Sarah Jane DeJesse (Michael); devoted grandfather of Mia; dear brother of Christine
Fred McClintock, age 52, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on October 10th, after a brief illness. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late Frederick E. McClintock, Jr. and Margaret Mary McClintock (nee O’Flynn). Fred always brought any room he entered to life and cared deeply for both his family and friends. He loved his Philly sports teams, going to concerts, golfing, ice cold beer, and general debauchery. He is survived by his sisters Sherry
Fred McClintock, age 52, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on October 10th, after a brief illness. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late Frederick E. McClintock, Jr. and Margaret
Robert DeYoungNewtown Square, PA Formerly of Havertown, PA
Robert Dile DeYoung, age 80, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed peacefully from us after a short illness on October 9, Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Sidney and Anna E. (nee Dile) DeYoung. Robert was a graduate of Haverford High School and was a volunteer Fire Fighter for the Bon Air Fire Company for 15 years. He served his country honorably for 2 terms in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He
Robert Dile DeYoung, age 80, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed peacefully from us after a short illness on October 9, Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son
Nicholas J. Rizzo, 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away October 8, , with his wife and close family by his side. Born May 27, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jerry and Mary (nee Volpe) Rizzo. Nick served Honorably in the United States Air National Guard as an MP. Following his tenure in the military, he spent his entire life in the insurance industry, where he proudly worked along side dear friends and colleagues, including his mentor
Nicholas J. Rizzo, 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away October 8, , with his wife and close family by his side. Born May 27, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jerry
Hugh McFadden, Jr.
Hugh J. McFadden, Jr., age 81, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 8, Son of the late Hugh and late Delia McFadden, husband of Anna Marie, father of daughters Kathleen and Elizabeth Ann, brother of the late Mary S. Beatty (Frank) and late John P. McFadden (Sally). Hugh also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Hugh was a member of St. Laurence Parish in Upper Darby, PA. He was a St. Thomas More graduate and also attended Villanova University and
Hugh J. McFadden, Jr., age 81, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 8, Son of the late Hugh and late Delia McFadden, husband of Anna Marie, father of daughters Kathleen and
Carol Gaillard, longtime resident of Lenni, PA, died on October 7, at Fair Acres Geriatric Center, Media, PA from dementia. Carol was born on December 21, in Mt. Ephraim, NJ. She was a member of the Audubon Bon-Bons All Female Drum and Bugle Corp and graduated from Audubon High School. Carol was a waitress and proud of it. She started out as a cowgirl at the LongHorn Ranch Restaurant in Glen Mills. She loved shooting her six-shooter cap gun for the patrons that would come in
Carol Gaillard, longtime resident of Lenni, PA, died on October 7, at Fair Acres Geriatric Center, Media, PA from dementia. Carol was born on December 21, in Mt. Ephraim, NJ. She was a
Teresa Gildea (nee McGroarty), 90, formerly of Bryn Mawr and Havertown, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, October 6, , at her son John’s home in Gladwyne surrounded by her loving family. Teresa was born in Keeloges, County Donegal, Ireland on December 30, She was the eldest of twelve children and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Joanna McGroarty. Teresa was an amazing seamstress who could sew just about anything. Her two daughters benefited greatly from this
Teresa Gildea (nee McGroarty), 90, formerly of Bryn Mawr and Havertown, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, October 6, , at her son John’s home in Gladwyne surrounded by her loving
Gerard WoodsUpper Darby
Gerard J. “Gerry” Woods, age 73, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 5, Born in West Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret Woods (nee Murray). Gerry was a proud graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia, where he continued to serve the Alumni Association until his passing. His Catholic faith remained important to him and he was an active parishioner of St. Laurence Church for nearly 50 years. During the
Gerard J. “Gerry” Woods, age 73, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 5, Born in West Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret Woods (nee
Edward KerakWest Chester, PA
Edward S. “Ed” Kerak, 90, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 5, Born in Drexel Hill, PA in , he was the son of the late John and Mary (nee Miksak) Kerak. Edward served honorably in the US Navy. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and he enjoyed playing softball and golf. Edward was the beloved husband of Evelyn M. (nee Hubert) Kerak; loving father of Sharon Uff (Kevin), Beth Anne Welsh (the late Stephen), Andrea Kerak, and the late Edward Kerak, Jr.; also
Edward S. “Ed” Kerak, 90, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 5, Born in Drexel Hill, PA in , he was the son of the late John and Mary (nee Miksak) Kerak. Edward
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