February 18, 2012
The Rev. Jerome B. Coll, 82, former dean and retired assistant director of planning and giving at St. Joseph's University, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, of cancer at Manresa Hall, the Jesuit retirement residence in Merion. Father Coll taught English at St. Joseph's University from 1964 to 1966 and was dean from 1966 to 1970. He then spent several years teaching and in administration at Regis College in Denver and, for a decade, was president of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Md. In 1990, he returned to St. Joseph's as director of national alumni giving.
December 4, 1987 |
The assistant director of the pharmacy at Mercy Catholic Medical Center's Fitzgerald Mercy Division, where mistakes caused the deaths of two patients last month, has been fired, and the pharmacy director has retired, hospital officials said yesterday. The firing and retirement came after the Darby, Delaware County, hospital's own investigators could not determine which pharmacist had prepared the intravenous solution given to a 5-month-old West Philadelphia baby who died Nov. 4. The county medical examiner ruled that the child, Tyhisha Smith, of Chestnut Street near 33rd, died after receiving a dose of muscle relaxant that was 15 times stronger than it should have been.
June 7, 2013 |
CICERO, a childhood buddy of mine from the 'hood in Rome, once said that any man may make a mistake, but only a fool continues in it. While some of his critics might disagree, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is not a fool. He'll be the first to admit that one of the main reasons why the Eagles failed to make the playoffs the last two seasons, and why Andy Reid's current mailing address is in Tornado Alley rather than still on the Main Line, is because of the organization's poor decisions in the 2010 and 2011 drafts and in '11 free agency.
July 2, 1995 |
Maxine Elkin, 48, a public relations executive, died Thursday at her home in Abington, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Mrs. Elkin was the public relations manager for Robert Morris Associates, a 3,000-member, Philadelphia-based national trade group of commercial bank loan and credit officers. She had held the job since 1981. From 1978 to 1981, she was Robert Morris' assistant director of communications. During her tenure, she helped generate national publicity for the association that resulted in articles appearing in major newspapers, as well as in appearances by Robert Morris officials on television and radio.
January 6, 2014 |
Gregory D. Reid, 61, a news director at NBC10, the Philadelphia TV station, for the last 32 years, died of cancer at his home in Willingboro on Saturday, Dec. 21. At various times, he directed "the 4 o'clock, the 6 o'clock, and the morning show," as well as the 11 p.m. show, his wife, Treena, said. He also directed Sports Final , a recap of the day's sports results, she said. Born in Washington, Mr. Reid graduated from what is now McKinley Technology Education Campus there and earned a bachelor's in communications at what is now Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. In 1970, he won his first award, an American Film Institute honor, for Tech: A Day in the Life , about McKinley, where he was a student leader, his wife said.
May 6, 1993 |
During six months of searching for a new executive director, the board of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum looked hard and deep to find the museum's new leader - and yesterday came up with acting director Nannette Acker Clark. A mixed-media artist-turned-museum administrator, Clark, 45, was named acting director in November. She has worked at the museum off and on in various positions since 1984, when she was an intern. "I was the acting director," Clark said yesterday, "but since it's now official, it makes me feel a little better.
September 15, 1988 |
Veteran city park system employee William E. Mifflin yesterday was named executive director of the Fairmount Park Commission, succeeding Alexander L. Hoskins, who takes over today as streets commissioner. Mifflin, 41, joined the park system staff in 1968 and has held various administrative and supervisory positions, including chief park horticulturalist and acting assistant director. He left the park system June 1 to become a deputy to Recreation Commissioner Delores Williams-Andy.
January 16, 2007 |
Susan M. Rademacher, former president of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Kentucky, has been named the new director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, according to John K. Binswanger, president and chairman of the private Fairmount Park fund-raising vehicle. Since 1991, Rademacher led efforts to restore Louisville's historic park system, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who created Manhattan's Central Park. In addition to serving as president of the Louisville-based conservancy, she also worked as assistant director of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Parks.
February 5, 2012 |
J.M. Ada Mutch, formerly of Wynnewood, a nurse, World War II veteran, and volunteer for the elderly, died at Rosemont Presbyterian Village on Friday, Jan. 27, a week before her 107th birthday. In 1932, having taught physical education for eight years at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Miss Mutch had to have her appendix removed. "I went to the hospital for a week, and had the most wonderful time," she later told The Inquirer. "I decided to become a nurse. I figured I could take care of people as I got older, but I wouldn't be able to run up and down a hockey field forever.
November 2, 2011 |
JUST ABOUT everywhere Whitney Smith Williams went, someone would want to talk about her father. "Your dad helped me get into college," they would say. "Your dad gave me the opportunity to get a higher education. " Even in the hospital when her father was in his final illness, a young man came up to her and expressed his sympathy - but not without adding: "Your dad helped me get into college. " Scores of men and women leading successful lives today never would have gotten the education that led to their success without the help of Eldridge Witherspoon Smith Jr. As director of admissions for Temple University in the '70s and '80s, Eldridge was in a position help people not only with the admissions process, but also with the encouragement that many needed to be convinced that they could succeed in college.