August 3, 2016 |
Frederick T. Reel, 88, of Gibbstown, who retired in 1988 as a civil engineer at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, died Thursday, July 28, at Power Back Rehabilitation in Moorestown from complications from a fall on his property. Born in Woodbury, Mr. Reel was a 1946 graduate of Paulsboro High School and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from what is now Widener University in 1950, a daughter, Sharon, said. He was an officer with an Army engineering combat battalion in Korea in 1950 and 1951 and retired as an Army Reserve colonel.
May 27, 2016 |
In the year in which he turned 45, John D. Lewis Jr. at last became a doctor of podiatry. He had walked a few paths to get there. Using the GI Bill after his Army service during World War II, he earned a bachelor's degree in biology at what is now Hampton (Va.) University in 1951. But later in the 1950s, daughter-in-law Lisa Lewis said, he had to work the night shift "as a tow-motor operator at the Reading Terminal Market," taking trash to incinerators. Still, during those years, she said, he commuted to Manhattan, and earned a certificate in physical therapy at Columbia University in 1961.
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.
March 16, 2016 |
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.
February 18, 2016 |
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.
February 12, 2016 |
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.
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.