January 1, 2016 |
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.
September 2, 2015 |
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.
June 25, 2015 |
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.
March 13, 2015 |
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.
February 12, 2015 |
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.
February 5, 2015 |
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.
December 7, 2014 |
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.
August 25, 2014 |
Boot-camp workouts have been a staple of the fitness scene for some time now. Early boot-camp workouts were typically led by former drill sergeants and drill instructors. Today, some are led by fitness pros with no military background. Nate Griffin, who calls himself "Sgt. Nate," was a member of the Army Reserve for 17 years, where he worked as a medic and attained the rank of sergeant. While he was never a drill sergeant, true drill sergeants often whipped him into shape. During his years in the Army, he became an admirer of high-intensity Ranger training.
May 28, 2014 |
Anthony A. Lorraine, 87, of Williamstown, an artist at the former Philadelphia calendar maker Joseph Hoover & Sons for 40 years, died Wednesday, May 21, of heart disease at home. The Hoover firm, at 49th and Market Streets, was founded in 1856 and produced illustrated business wall calendars from the 1920s until it was sold in 1985. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lorraine grew up near the Ninth Street Italian Market in the same house where his father, Dominic, was born, said his wife, Nancy.
December 17, 2013
The Philadelphia office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney hired William Conaboy Jr. and Judy Mayer as associate and senior attorney, respectively. They join the firm's health-care practice from Cozen O'Connor. Conaboy had been an associate in the health-care and life-sciences group, while Mayer had been an associate in health law. Jack Tomarchio , former intelligence officer for the Department of Homeland Security, also joined the firm, as a lead for the new cybersecurity and data-protection practice.