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November 16, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leon Lotstein, 90, of Voorhees, a retired Army Reserve colonel who was involved in the South Jersey Jewish community for many years, died Saturday, Nov. 13, after a stroke at the Lions Gate long-term-care facility in Voorhees. While studying at the University of Delaware in the late 1930s, Mr. Lotstein joined the ROTC. When he graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1941, he enlisted in the Army and was part of the 96th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. He was an operations and training staff officer.
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January 1, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Clarence D. "Butch" Bell Jr., 74, of East Nottingham Township, Chester County, a retired Army colonel who earned a Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam, died Monday, Dec. 28, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center of heart failure. Col. Bell was the son of one of Pennsylvania's longest-serving state legislators, Clarence D. Bell, who was first elected in 1954 and represented parts of Delaware and Chester Counties for more than 40 years. His daughter, Allison Bell Royer, was elected in November a Chester County judge.
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May 2, 2016
Hello there After spending the morning reading and relaxing at the Hamilton Square Barnes & Noble, Talisha thought she'd treat herself to lunch at the nearby Chili's. "I was just about to read a magazine when he passed by. " He was Tim. "She was beautiful," he said. "Her face drew me to her. And there was just something about her. " Tim changed course for Talisha's table. "He was trying to flirt, and then we started talking. " They had just 30 minutes to chat that day in early June 2015 - long enough to discover they were both single, both funny, and both military.
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April 2, 1989 | By Rich Henson, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retired Army Col. Gerard Edward Noble Sr., 70, formerly of Philadelphia, died Wednesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He resided in Petersburg, Va. Born in Philadelphia, Col. Noble graduated from Penn State University in 1940 and was commissioned an Army Reserve second lieutenant. During World War II, he served with the 76th Infantry Division in Europe and earned the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for valor. He also received the Meritorious Service medal and the Army Commendation medal.
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February 12, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University is joining the war on hackers. The university was named Tuesday as one of six institutions nationwide that will train the next generation of cyber security professionals, under a partnership with the Army Reserve. The University of Washington, George Mason University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Norwich University, and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, are the other centers. "The goal of the program is to train and educate Army Reserve soldiers to be elite cyber security professionals through classroom work and field experience," said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Reserve.
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March 26, 2003
HOW IRONIC is it that the 75th Academy Awards corresponded with the start of another Bush-Saddam Hussein war? As a background actor who worked on over 40 films in Hollywood and who has served in the Marines, Army Reserve and National Guard,I do see some similarities. One example is the movie "Network," which showed how the media purposely shocked and awed the public to get higher ratings and ad sponsorship. As the new Persian Gulf war unfolds like a video game, we have to ask ourselves: If we don't see enough blood and gore, will we turn off the television?
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December 7, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, for William Collier, 80, of Buckingham Township, a teacher and firefighter who died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Doylestown Hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 11 a.m. service will take place at the Bux-Mont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 W. Street Rd., Warrington. Burial is private. "Bill," as he was called, first taught in the Maple Shade School District in 1957. Later, he joined the Hatboro-Horsham School District and spent 37 years as a social studies teacher.
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February 12, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Milton Becket, 92, of Berwyn, a lawyer and decorated World War II Army veteran, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of congestive heart failure at home. Known as "Mickey," Mr. Becket was born in Philadelphia to William and Anna Becket. At various times, he also lived in Pittsburgh, and New York City, but he had made Berwyn his home since 1988. He graduated from Central High School, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Mr. Becket was assigned to Company A of the 179th Infantry Regiment, the 45th Infantry Division, known as the Thunderbirds.
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February 20, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kevin J. McAleese, 55, of Fairmount, a retired colonel in the Army Reserve who revived the Miss Philadelphia Pageant, died Friday, Feb. 15, of cancer in hospice care at a friend's home in Pottstown. He had been active in the Miss America Pageant as a volunteer. In the early 1990s, Mr. McAleese was called to escort some Miss America contestants in the Philadelphia area. It was through his work with Miss America that he became interested in reviving the Miss Philadelphia pageant, which had gone dormant in the mid-1980s, colleagues said.
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November 20, 2004 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spec. Bryan L. Freeman Jr. was lauded yesterday as a dedicated son, a soldier of distinction, and a smart, disciplined man with a bright future in law enforcement. But it was left to his former wrestling coach to describe, perhaps most succinctly, the Army Reserve specialist from Lumberton, who was killed by sniper fire while serving in Baghdad on Nov. 8. Brian Bowker, who coached Freeman for two years at Rancocas Valley High School in the early 1990s, called him "a lifter, not a leaner.
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May 2, 2016
Hello there After spending the morning reading and relaxing at the Hamilton Square Barnes & Noble, Talisha thought she'd treat herself to lunch at the nearby Chili's. "I was just about to read a magazine when he passed by. " He was Tim. "She was beautiful," he said. "Her face drew me to her. And there was just something about her. " Tim changed course for Talisha's table. "He was trying to flirt, and then we started talking. " They had just 30 minutes to chat that day in early June 2015 - long enough to discover they were both single, both funny, and both military.
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March 16, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Joseph S. Georgiana, 82, of Cherry Hill, head of the board of trustees at the Center for Family Services in Camden from 2000 to 2002, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 20 at Samaritan HealthCare & Hospice in Mount Holly. The center, among other things, helps in "preventing those at risk from becoming victims of child abuse or neglect," a message on its website states. In 2011, Mr. Georgiana was named an honorary board member of the organization. A lawyer, he joined the board of directors of the Family Counseling Service, a predecessor of the center, in 1983.
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February 18, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Barry Eisele, 69, of Voorhees, a branch manager for United Refrigeration Inc. in South Jersey, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. United Refrigeration is a distributor for parts and equipment for air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration units, with locations in 44 states. A 1964 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Mr. Eisele served in a New Jersey unit of the Army Reserve. Mr. Eisele had been with United Refrigeration since his high school graduation year, his wife, Jane, said.
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February 12, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Milton Becket, 92, of Berwyn, a lawyer and decorated World War II Army veteran, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of congestive heart failure at home. Known as "Mickey," Mr. Becket was born in Philadelphia to William and Anna Becket. At various times, he also lived in Pittsburgh, and New York City, but he had made Berwyn his home since 1988. He graduated from Central High School, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Mr. Becket was assigned to Company A of the 179th Infantry Regiment, the 45th Infantry Division, known as the Thunderbirds.
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January 1, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Clarence D. "Butch" Bell Jr., 74, of East Nottingham Township, Chester County, a retired Army colonel who earned a Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam, died Monday, Dec. 28, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center of heart failure. Col. Bell was the son of one of Pennsylvania's longest-serving state legislators, Clarence D. Bell, who was first elected in 1954 and represented parts of Delaware and Chester Counties for more than 40 years. His daughter, Allison Bell Royer, was elected in November a Chester County judge.
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September 2, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert M. Rinier Sr., 85, of Marlton, a computer specialist who in retirement was a part-time evening manager at food markets in Marlton and Medford, died of complications from lung cancer Friday, Aug. 28, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Darby, Mr. Rinier attended Overbrook High School but "left to go to work, because his father had died," his wife, Helen, said. He worked at a market in Philadelphia, then in 1950 began a 35-year government career, mostly as a computer specialist at the Frankford Arsenal.
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June 25, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael I. Mote, 80, of Philadelphia, a retired biology professor at Temple University, died Monday, June 8, of pneumonia at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Mote had a lifelong passion for - and commitment to - scientific research and student learning. Born in San Francisco, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1958; a master's degree from San Francisco State College in 1963; and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1968.
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March 13, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward A. Wiggins, 81, a former Pennsylvania legislator who represented a district in South Philadelphia during the 1970s and 1980s, died Sunday, March 8, of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rushed from his home in the King Village section of South Philadelphia, said his granddaughter Laurena Tolson. Mr. Wiggins was elected to the state House in 1976, was unseated in 1978, and won again in 1980.
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February 12, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University is joining the war on hackers. The university was named Tuesday as one of six institutions nationwide that will train the next generation of cyber security professionals, under a partnership with the Army Reserve. The University of Washington, George Mason University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Norwich University, and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, are the other centers. "The goal of the program is to train and educate Army Reserve soldiers to be elite cyber security professionals through classroom work and field experience," said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Reserve.
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February 5, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry A. Altersitz, 68, of West Deptford, a Vietnam veteran who was a career field artillery officer in the New Jersey Army National Guard and Army Reserve, died of a heart attack at his home on Sunday, Feb. 1. After a 28-year career, he retired from the military in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel in the Reserve, and was currently senior vice commander of the New Jersey Department of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV). Bernie Epworth, state JWV commander in 2009-10, said Mr. Altersitz was to become state commander July 1. "He was very active in supporting education for these returning veterans," Epworth said.
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