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.
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.