October 27, 2015 |
Two people are dead following a murder-suicide at an assisted living facility in Voorhees on Sunday. Voorhees police said that George Buller III, 62, of Lumberton, shot and killed his mother, Andree Buller, 85, in her room Sunday afternoon. George Buller then turned the gun on himself. Police were called at 5:44 and both mother and son were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. No one else was injured in the shooting and the investigation is continuing.
August 30, 2015 |
Inez L. Johnson, 100, of Philadelphia, a domestic worker, died Friday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in 1914 in Aiken, S.C., the ninth of 11 children. Her parents were James Wilson Burris and Lucy Burris. She moved to Philadelphia in the early to mid-1940s and made her living as a domestic in the home of a Philadelphia physician. She cared for the doctor's family as well as her own for many years. A resident of Germantown, she outlived two husbands - Bernice (BURR-nis)
July 31, 2015 |
Renato Thomas Di Stefano Jr., 86, of Berwyn, an electronics engineer, died Tuesday, July 28, at Foulk Manor South, an assisted-living facility in Wilmington. He had battled Alzheimer's disease for several years. The son of an Italian immigrant father and first-generation American mother, Mr. Di Stefano was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He was a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx and Columbia University, where he was part of the school's first Naval ROTC class. He later returned to Columbia to complete a master's degree in electronics in 1957.
July 5, 2015 |
Harry Goodman, 95, the proprietor of an auto-supply store for 30 years and an amateur naturalist, died Thursday, June 25, of a heart condition at Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley in Germantown. Born and reared in West Oak Lane, he lived for nearly 50 years in Elkins Park. In his final years, he was a resident of Stapeley, an assisted-living facility. Mr. Goodman graduated from Germantown High School. He was stationed with the Army at Camp Livingston, La., during World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
October 11, 2014 |
A 63-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a fire that swept through a residential building on the campus of an assisted-living facility for the disabled in Delaware County. Two staff members were injured and the fire forced the evacuation of 38 people. The blaze was in the one-story Smith Hall on Elwyn Institute's Media campus in Middletown Township, officials said. Emergency personnel - responding to reports that people were trapped inside the four-wing structure, which houses people with various disabilities - were called to the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., said Trooper John Stewart, assigned to the state police fire marshal's unit.
August 29, 2014 |
JACK KRAFT, who coached the Villanova basketball team to the national title game in 1971, has died at age 93. Kraft, who guided the Wildcats for 12 seasons beginning in 1961, was in an assisted-living facility in Cape May Court House, N.J. "I don't know about the X's and O's, but all I remember is he was such a quality gentleman," said Fran O'Hanlon, the Lafayette coach who was a senior guard on Kraft's 1970 team that went to the Elite Eight....
August 20, 2014 |
THE TINY cameras are disguised as alarm clocks, teddy bears and cereal boxes, designed to keep an eye on the people baby-sitting children or caring for elderly loved ones. Members of one Bucks County family, according to police, had suspected that Ruth Reed, 90, a relative with Alzheimer's disease, was being mistreated at an assisted-living facility. So they bought a "nanny cam" a year ago and moved her to a facility in Yardley. For 10 months, everything at the Arden Courts residential assisted-living facility on Stony Hill Road was fine, police said.
August 22, 2013 |
In an aggressive move to help remedy its deep financial woes, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Tuesday that it had put its six nursing homes up for sale. The archdiocese also said it would attempt to lease out 11 cemeteries and two parcels that could be used as cemeteries. In addition, the archdiocese said it would try to outsource the management of the cemeteries, a move that could cut costs and increase revenue. "Our difficult financial situation must be addressed and the actions that we need to take may be painful ones," Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said in a news release.
June 20, 2013 |
A JUNIATA PARK man is behind bars for castrating a paraplegic man and stabbing him in the chest during a dispute over a woman, police said. Edgar Bonilla, 41, of O Street near Hunting Park Avenue, was arrested Monday night following the incident at an assisted-living facility on Eastwick Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Police said the incident started about 7 p.m., when Bonilla went to visit a 39-year-old woman at the home. At some point, Bonilla went to confront the victim at his apartment in the same facility about the nature of his relationship with the woman.
June 19, 2013
A 43-year-old paraplegic was in critical condition after being found stabbed Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. About 7:10 p.m., the man was found stabbed in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue, where he lives at an assisted-living facility, police said. He had been involved in an altercation with a 40-year-old man over a female resident whom the second man was visiting, police said. In the attack, the victim's testicles were cut off, police said. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.