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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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August 16, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph E. Minnichbach, 63, of Trevose, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and retired customer-liaison specialist with the U.S. Department of Defense, died of complications of lung cancer Saturday, Aug. 13, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Minnichbach enlisted in the Army after graduating from Bishop Egan (now Conwell-Egan) High School in Feasterville. He trained at military bases in North Carolina and Missouri before being deployed to Vietnam in 1967. His unit was attacked by the Viet Cong in February 1968 during the Tet Offensive.
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June 28, 2011
Richard Donald Genga, 65, of Mount Airy, a professional singer, photographer, and business owner, died of gall bladder cancer Wednesday, June 8, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. A classically trained tenor, Mr. Genga sang in opera productions in the Philadelphia area, as a soloist in area churches, and as a cantor in synagogues. His photography was exhibited at the Woodmere Art Museum in 1988 and 1989 and in a National Wildlife Federation show in Vienna, Va., in 1990. Mr. Genga was commissioned to chronicle his Mount Airy neighborhood for the Free Library of Philadelphia and was the photographer for A Guide to Collecting Antique Historical Prints , published by the Philadelphia Print Shop in Chestnut Hill.
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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.
NEWS
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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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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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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April 17, 1992 | By WILLIAM V. KENNEDY
Underlying the argument between Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney and Congress over the size of the National Guard and the Army Reserve is a more fundamental question: Why are we maintaining two costly reserve structures to accomplish the same purpose - reinforcement of the active U.S. Army and Air Force in time of war? The Constitution provided for only one civilian military reserve, a state- run militia consisting of all able-bodied males. The states turned the militia into a political patronage system.
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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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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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August 25, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
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.
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May 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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