July 7, 2016 |
Sister Helen St. Paul Herberich, 95, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 72 years, died of heart failure at Assisi House, the order's retirement home in Aston, Delaware County, on Sunday, July 3. Sister Helen was born Helen Christine Herberich in Philadelphia, where she attended St. Aloysius Parish School and graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School. She entered the convent in 1941 and took her first vows in 1944. At a time when the sciences attracted few women, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the Catholic University of America and a master's in biology from Villanova University.
February 6, 2016 |
Canadian real estate investment firm Bentall Kennedy has purchased the Chester Creek Business Center in Aston from CSG Partners and The Davis Cos., according to JLL, which represented the sellers in the deal. New York-based CSG and Davis of Boston received $22.8 million for the 179,182-square-foot, three-property portfolio at 100, 120 and 130 Concord Rd., JLL said in a release on Thursday. The complex, built in 2009, is currently 100 percent leased to six tenants, JLL said. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
February 2, 2016 |
Maryland native Virginia Hughes longed to return to the Mid-Atlantic from St. George, Utah, where she was director and assistant professor of medical laboratory science at Dixie State University. When Neumann University in Aston offered her a post as associate professor of biology, her dream became reality. The problem: Her fall teaching schedule didn't permit house-hunting back East. "I knew where I wanted to live" - Hughes had settled on Bear, Del. - and "when I went online to look at listings, I found David Mays, an agent who sells in the area, who helped me find something that I wanted.
January 13, 2016 |
John Wind loved David Bowie's music, but it was the musician's glam-rock style - the fiery red hair, eyelids painted teal blue, metallic skinny pants, and long, dramatic trench coats - that gave Wind the OK he needed to embrace his outsider status as a teen and young adult. "I was so attracted to his outrageousness, independence, and sexual ambiguity," said Wind, 54, remembering how Bowie's irreverent fashion choices inspired him during his nerdy days at Harriton High School in Lower Merion.
November 29, 2015 |
Sister Claudia Cunningham, 88, a teacher and social-service volunteer, died Thursday, Nov. 19, of cardiopulmonary failure at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Born Lillian Marie Cunningham in Trenton, Sister Claudia graduated from Cathedral High School. She entered the convent in 1950 and professed her first vows in 1952. A sibling, Sister Madonna Marie Cunningham, also was a member of that convent. She died in 2010 at age 76. Sister Claudia earned a bachelor's degree in English from Villanova University and a master's degree in religious education from Catholic University of America.
November 5, 2015 |
Sister Mary Peter Kerner, 79, a teacher and social worker who found ways to help those living on society's fringes, died Saturday, Oct. 31, of a stroke at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 58 years. Born Frances Victoria Kerner in Philadelphia, she graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. Sister Mary Peter earned a bachelor's degree in English from Neumann University in 1970 and a master's degree in social work from the Catholic University of America in Washington in 1976.
October 15, 2015 |
Sister Janice Miriam Bahl, 78, a nun who devoted much of her life to education after converting to Catholicism, died of heart failure Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Assisi House in Aston. Known for her devotion to teaching, quirky sense of humor, and love of local diners, Sister Janice celebrated her 50th year as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in April. Much of her ministry took place at schools, with teaching stints across the region, from Manayunk to Chester and Lansdale.
October 7, 2015 |
Julie and Derek saw Addie for the first time in a 15-second video clip: a stunned-looking toddler in a McDonald's T-shirt, with a paper sign bearing her name in Chinese characters. She had a club foot and was missing five fingers. Derek pictured his grandmother, whose dominant hand had fingers ending at the first knuckle, deftly chopping vegetables. Julie, an occupational therapist, was already planning the exercises that would help Addie learn to walk. But neither wavered: This child, living in a foster home 8,000 miles away, was their daughter.
July 4, 2015 |
Sister Judith O'Neill, 84, a teacher in archdiocesan schools for several decades, died Monday, June 29, of cancer at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Born Marie Veronica O'Neill in Philadelphia, she was a member of St. Benedict Parish and a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School. She entered the convent in 1949, professing her first vows in 1952. Sister Judith earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mount St. Mary's University and a master's degree in education from the University of Delaware.
March 17, 2015
Mutual-fund company Vanguard has named Karin A. Risi , principal, Vanguard Advice Services group, and Thomas M. Rampulla , managing director Vanguard Europe, to new roles on the senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Bill McNabb. Risi will head Vanguard's retail investor group, which provides mutual funds, financial planning and wealth-management services, and brokerage services to individual investor clients. Rampulla will direct Vanguard's financial adviser services division, which provides investments, services, education, and research to more than 1,000 financial-advisory firms.