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July 3, 1988 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur R. Whiteman, 78, of Hershey, a retired banker who served on the board of the Hershey Foods Corp. and helped found the Hershey Medical Center, died at his home Thursday. Mr. Whiteman was the last surviving member of the Hershey boards of directors to be appointed by the company's founder, Milton S. Hershey. A 1927 graduate of the Milton Hershey School, he was president of the Hershey Bank, the Hershey Trust Co. and the former Hershey Estates, now known as the Hershey Entertainment and Resort Co. (HERCO)
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October 16, 1987 | By Sari Harrar, Special to The Inquirer
Leander P. Vourvoulias, 93, a banker and former Greek consul to Colombia and Mexico, died Tuesday at the Cadbury Nursing Home in Cherry Hill. Mr. Vourvoulias worked for the First National City Bank of New York before moving to Haddonfield in 1979. As a banker, he managed branch offices in Colombia, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. He served as the Greek consul to Colombia for 13 years and then to Mexico for 29 years before retiring in the early 1970s. As consul, he assisted Greek nationals who lived or traveled in those countries.
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May 15, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John R. Stranford, 71, a longtime banker in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, May 8, of cancer, at his retirement home in Bayville, N.J. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Mr. Stranford graduated from Lincoln High School and from Temple University with an associate's degree in business. He started out in banking with Girard Bank as a teller. From there, he jumped in 1967 to Third Federal Bank, where he started in a mid-level management position and worked his way up to become president and chief executive officer in January 1995.
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October 14, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time he arrived in Philadelphia in 1950, Frederick Heldring had survived a world war, served in a resistance movement, and led an Allied spy organization. He was 26, and he was just getting started. Mr. Heldring, who died at 89 on Saturday, Oct. 12, at home in Wayne, went on to become a veteran of the Philadelphia banking industry and chairman of the former Philadelphia National Bank. Later in life, he became a philanthropist with a passion for revitalizing inner-city communities.
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December 16, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Albert E. Gorman Sr., 88, of Gladwyne, an investment banker for more than 60 years, died Wednesday at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Gorman was born in Brooklyn and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1925 with first honors and was valedictorian and president of his class. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1929. Mr. Gorman entered investment banking in 1926 at Paine Webber Inc. in Philadelphia.
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December 18, 1997 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
N. Lane Irwin, 98, of Bryn Mawr, a retired banker who was active in the community, died Monday at Bryn Mawr Terrace, a nursing home. Mr. Irwin retired as vice president of Bryn Mawr Trust Co. in 1965 after nearly five decades. He joined the bank in 1917 and held numerous positions until he was named vice president, a position he held for about 20 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was a teenager when he moved to Bryn Mawr with his family. He graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1917, and from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he attended evening classes, in 1922.
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June 11, 1991 | By Carolyn Acker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edwin H. Bramble, 65, a banker and lifelong Chester County resident, died of a brain tumor Saturday in Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Bramble, of Strafford, attended Tredyffrin-Easttown schools and received an associate degree from Clevenger College of Business Administration in Hickory, N.C. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He then began a career in banking that spanned more than 40 years, except for a brief sojourn in advertising. "He loved banking. That was his whole life," said Patricia R. Bramble, his wife of 25 years.
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October 7, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Arvey J. Ibbotson, 88, of Penn Valley, who was a banker as well as a minister, died Monday at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Ibbotson began working at the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society in 1926. He retired in 1971 as the assistant vice president of the mortgage department. In 1930, he was ordained a Baptist clergyman and became the pastor of Manatawna Baptist Church in Roxborough. The congregation soon merged with and became known as Andorra Baptist Church, also in Roxborough.
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May 25, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph W. Schubert, 73, of Voorhees, a former banker and lifelong Mummer who served as executive director of the Mummers Museum and founded the Mummers Choir, died of lung cancer Thursday, May 20, at Samaritan Hospice in Marlton. As a boy growing up in South Philadelphia, Mr. Schubert was familiar with Mummers, but they weren't something he particularly aspired to be - until he tried on a Mummers outfit. "I just put on a costume and said, 'This is something I'm going to do for the rest of my life,' " he told an Inquirer reporter in 1993.
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April 1, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lloyia Anne Harvey Vance, 68, of Elkins Park, a longtime banker and wife of former Montgomery County chief detective Oscar P. Vance Jr., died Saturday at home of Lewy body dementia, a degenerative brain disorder. A native of Abington, Mrs. Vance was raised in the Crestmont section of Willow Grove. She graduated from Abington Senior High School in 1961 and attended Temple University for a year before going to work as a teller for the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society. She served as a teller at PSFS branches in Center City, North and West Philadelphia, and Cheltenham and Willow Grove in Montgomery County.
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August 23, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Robert Scott Woodcock, 88, of Gladwyne, an investment banker and brokerage vice president, died Aug. 15, of cancer at Waverly Heights. A Gladwyne resident since 1953, he moved to the retirement community in 2012. Mr. Woodcock was born in Lansdowne to Mabelle H. and Harold Palmer Woodcock. He graduated from Marple Newtown High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, where he took an active role in the Zeta Psi Fraternity, serving as fraternity house president his senior year.
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August 21, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Two days after Linda Roehner graduated from high school, she started at Hatboro Federal Savings as a teller. Now Roehner, who will turn 55 on Wednesday, runs the place as president and chief executive. "You name it. I did it," she said. "Teller, accounting, loan servicing. " What's it like to be the president of a bank where you started as a teller? It's rewarding. It's nice to know that the board saw my hard work and achievements and rewarded me. It must be inspirational to the tellers.
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January 31, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Richard B. Lieb, 67, of Valley Forge, director and former executive vice president of SEI Investments in Oaks, died in his sleep Monday, Jan. 25, in San Francisco, where he had been visiting his son. The cause of his death was not immediately known pending an investigation, the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office said. Mr. Lieb was born in Boston and grew up working in his family's delicatessen in Belmont, Mass. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Duke University, where he developed a lifelong passion for Duke basketball.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which is negotiating a final deal to acquire Crozer-Keystone Health Systems, said Monday it hired investment bank Morgan Stanley "to help review and assess possible additional sources of investment into the company's overall growth strategy. " Prospect, which buys financially struggling health systems, said it often receives inquiries from potential investors. "We believe that this interest by the investment community in Prospect is a very positive sign that the company is on the right track.
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September 19, 2015 | By Dani Blum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hugh McBirney Johnston III, better known as Barney, loved adventure, and so lived in its pursuit. He ran with the bulls in Pamplona, spent time as a roughneck on a Louisiana oil rig, climbed Mount Rainier and the Matterhorn, jumped from planes in the Army Reserve, camped and wrangled in the American West. "He had fun with his life," said his wife, Louise Johnston. "And the more daring it was, the better. " Mr. Johnston, 77, a Gladwyne resident who paid his way as an investment banker, died Aug. 23, of pancreatic cancer.
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June 30, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stories that Bruce A. Mahon told about combat, when he was an infantry officer during the Korean conflict, "were amazing," his daughter Katharine Krassan said. But one, without a moment of combat, was no less striking. "It was just before the war was about to end," she said, "and the soldiers knew that the war was about to end. " Still, they had to go out on their nightly patrols. One night, Mr. Mahon and his infantrymen "were going down this hill, and the North Koreans were going down the other hill," she said.
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June 29, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elizabeth Elmore, 67, of Rydal, a leading Philadelphia banker and advocate for women, died Monday, June 15, of brain cancer, at her home. In 2002, Mrs. Elmore retired early from Wells Fargo Bank, where she served as senior vice president and managing director, to transform her part-time volunteerism into a full-time commitment. For many years, she led organizations that support women and families in underserved communities. Her belief in women's independence was an attitude fostered by her father, who encouraged his daughters to pursue work in fields outside the norm for women, said her husband, Michael Grimes.
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June 2, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
When a self-described cabal repeatedly engages in what the attorney general calls "brazenly illegal behavior" and pleads guilty to criminal acts, it is reasonable to expect its members will get some jail time. But not in the paradoxical world ruled by mega banks and paralyzed by fears that being too harsh with banks deemed too big to fail might implode the economy. Consequently, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, and the Royal Bank of Scotland, which recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to manipulate international currency markets, will collectively pay only $5.7 billion in state, federal and foreign fines for a scam that ran six years and netted them $85 billion.
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May 10, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harris Coles Aller Jr., 87, of Bryn Mawr, a retired banking and trust officer, died Friday, April 17, at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Mr. Aller retired in the early 1990s as a trust officer with the Fidelity Philadelphia Trust Co. He started in the remittance department and worked in personnel and other areas over the next 35 years. Active in professional and civic organizations, he held numerous leadership positions that drew on his ability to connect with those around him and tell a funny story, his family said in a tribute.
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March 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony D. Paranzino, 76, of Ambler and Wildwood Crest, a retired banker and real estate developer, died Thursday, March 5, of kidney disease at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md. He had moved to Rockville to be near his children. Mr. Paranzino began his career with Bell Savings Bank. He then joined Girard Trust Co. and quickly rose to become one of its youngest officers, opening the bank's Olney office as branch manager. His skill as a lender led him into commercial real estate development and project finance as vice president of George K. Heebner Inc., and ultimately to running his own commercial real estate development firm, Anthony & Alan Construction, with a business partner.
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