April 7, 2014 |
NASHVILLE - "Worth the wait" has become motto for Maryland senior Katie Rutan this weekend in the NCAA Women's Final Four at the Bridgestone Arena. Of all the players here from Connecticut (38-0), Stanford (33-3), Notre Dame (36-0), and Rutan's Terrapins squad (28-6), the graduate of Springside School has traveled the most circuitous route in reaching the national semifinals. "Yeah, I remember, trust me," Rutan, a 5-foot-9 guard, said Saturday afternoon of her freshman season at Xavier in 2010.
April 5, 2014 |
James I. Fields, 72, of Ambler, the former president and CEO of an adhesive products manufacturer in Huntingdon Valley, died Sunday, March 30, of vascular dementia at Garden Spring Center in Willow Grove.He was a resident of Philadelphia and Ambler before moving to the center several years ago. Mr. Fields was a self-taught businessman who always wanted to run his own enterprise. In 1976, he borrowed enough money from his father to acquire a small laboratory in Lancaster County. He moved the business to Pioneer Road in Huntingdon Valley and gave it a variation of his own name: Fielco Industries Inc. "He liked being a salesman.
March 14, 2014 |
Philip G. Damm Sr., 92, of Ambler, a community volunteer and former plant engineer for Merck & Co., died Saturday, March 8, of a heart ailment at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Damm worked for 35 years at the drug firm in West Point. His niche was maintaining sterile environments for drug manufacturing, helping to mass-produce vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, and influenza. He volunteered in the 1950s and '60s on the North Penn Water Authority, where he helped to develop a public water system for the area.
February 20, 2014 |
Leroy Cohen, 86, of Ambler, a World War II veteran and later a businessman, died Sunday, Feb. 16, of sepsis at Abington Hospice Care in Warminster. Mr. Cohen was proud to be a member of the "Greatest Generation," the men and women who participated in World War II. Mr. Cohen was born in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. As a child, he developed an enthusiasm for flying and began building model airplanes. He graduated from Central High School in June 1945. "Lee's hobby is model airplane building, and his objective is the Army Air Corps," his yearbook entry read.
February 17, 2014 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's not surprising that Ambler has joined the growing list of Pennsylvania boroughs emerging from a postindustrial-era slumber. The Montgomery County community, surrounded by affluent townships such as Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain that are filled with new, larger homes, has all the ingredients other revitalized boroughs do, including affordable starter homes, quality schools (in the Wissahickon and Upper Dublin districts)
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.