October 5, 2013 |
J. Stephen Kurtz, 92, of Ambler, a Philadelphia obstetrician who delivered 6,000 babies in a practice spanning 50 years, died Monday, Sept. 30, of dementia at his home. Dr. Kurtz specialized in both obstetrics and gynecology. Early in his career, he was affiliated with Germantown Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Later, he joined the staff at Chestnut Hill Hospital before retiring in 1999. His family said Dr. Kurtz was one of the first obstetricians in Philadelphia to practice Frederick Leboyer's method of childbirth.
October 3, 2013 |
A. Stuard Graham Jr., 82, of Ambler, a member of the Marine Corps detail guarding President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David and later a businessman in Philadelphia's suburbs, died Monday, Sept. 23, of cancer, at his home. Known to friends as Drew, Mr. Graham was born in Philadelphia and raised in Jenkintown. At various times, he lived there, in Wyncote, and in Ambler. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1949 and in 1953 earned a bachelor of science degree from Lehigh University.
September 20, 2013 |
Alfonso R. Gennaro, 87, who spent more than 50 years at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia died of renal cell cancer Sunday, Sept. 8, at his home in Ambler. Mr. Gennaro was at the university so long he witnessed its name change. He was an undergraduate back when it was known as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and was a professor when it got its new identity in 1997. Before his college career began, the Philadelphia native served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 and saw action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. The electronic technician's mate was aboard the USS Blue Ridge when the vessel took part in the liberation of the Philippines.
September 18, 2013 |
Wolters Kluwer Health, the U.S. medical publishing arm of the European-based Wolters Kluwer information-services group, is closing its Ambler office and relocating 119 employees to Center City or to work at home, spokesman Robert Dekker said. "The goal of the move is not to reduce head count, rather, providing a more collaborative work environment," Dekker said Monday. The company is adding 8,000 square feet to its Medical Research and Professional and Education offices on the fifth floor of Two Commerce Square, at 20th and Market Streets.
August 30, 2013 |
Andrew A. Calamaro, 70, of Ambler, owner and operator of the Pink Champagne Motel in Wildwood, died of a heart infection Sunday, Aug. 25, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. The website for the motel says that it is "a premier example of mid-twentieth century architecture and has been recognized as historically significant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. " Born in Ambler, Mr. Calamaro graduated in 1960 from St. Matthew High School in Conshohocken, a predecessor of what is now Pope John Paul II High School between Norristown and Pottstown.
May 30, 2013 |
Neil Jacob lives on the edge. And, yes, he occasionally cuts himself. The people who seek him out for help, or who happen across his stand at weekend farmers markets, often assume that his breed and his craft died out about the time of the Great Depression. Jacob is living proof otherwise - a traveling knife sharpener, a man who turns dull into pointed and whose growing market extends across the Pennsylvania suburbs, south into Philadelphia, and as far north as Hoboken and Brooklyn.
May 14, 2013 |
On a long enough timeline, every theater in the country will stage Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor . Like Michael Frayn's Noises Off , Ludwig's farce fills the stalls with patrons wanting a laugh and willing to pay for it. But the perfect casting at Ambler's Act II Playhouse elevates its current production far above the level of late-season filler aimed at middle America. Ludwig's comedy, about the mishaps surrounding a big-name Italian tenor guest-starring in a performance of Otello in Cleveland, doesn't require stellar voices for the evening's sole musical number.
April 29, 2013 |
The year was 1983, and newlyweds Linda and Ray Tschoepe started to look for their first house. "We had a strong idea of what we wanted," says Ray. During their search, they happened upon a redbrick Queen Anne Victorian with a wraparound porch in North Wales. The house, built in 1897, was designed by architect Milton Bean for William and Andora Frank. From the curb, the Tschoepes yearned for it, even though it wasn't for sale. After looking at nearly 50 houses, they made an offer on one in Ambler.
April 11, 2013 |
The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing at least four banks in Bucks and Montgomery Counties during the last 10 months. Most recently, he hit a PNC Bank on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, officials said. He is also believed to be responsible for robberies Jan. 18 at a Wells Fargo in Yardley, Sept. 28 at a First Federal in Wrightstown, and June 8 at a Colonial American in Horsham. The suspect usually carries a handgun and wears a suit and tie. He covers his face with a ski mask or a sack or pillowcase with eyeholes cut out, and has also worn green disposable gloves and a straw hat. The FBI described him as white, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build.
April 10, 2013 |
The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing at least four banks in Bucks and Montgomery Counties over the last 10 months. Most recently, he hit a PNC Bank on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, officials said. He is also believed to be responsible for robberies Jan. 18 at a Wells Fargo in Yardley, Sept. 28 at a First Federal in Wrightstown, and June 8 at a Colonial American in Horsham. The man usually carries a handgun and wears a suit and tie. He covers his face with a ski mask or a sack or pillowcase with eyeholes cut out, and has also worn green disposable gloves and a straw hat. The FBI described him as white, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build.