April 27, 2015 |
Milton Alexander Wohl had a message for those attending his funeral. Don't smoke. He had specifically requested that the rabbi say "Don't smoke" during the service. And the rabbi agreed. "People were kind of shocked," Joan Wohl, Dr. Wohl's wife of 63 years, said. "But that was how strongly he felt. " Dr. Wohl, 90, of Center City, died Monday, April 20, after a battle with bladder cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He had been a smoker and wanted people to know that smoking is directly related to bladder cancer.
September 28, 2014 |
Memorial services are set for Saturday, Oct. 18, for John R. Hild Sr., 71, a retired Philadelphia fire captain and safety administrator, who died Tuesday, Aug. 12, of bladder cancer at a hospice in Lecanto, Fla. A longtime resident of Southwest Philadelphia, Mr. Hild had retired to Crystal River, Fla., in 2003. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated in 1961 from John Bartram High School, where he played baseball. After high school, Mr. Hild enlisted in the Marine Corps and served eight years as an active reservist.
September 25, 2014 |
Joseph M. Prota took the initiative once a year to round up clothes and boots that he and his coworkers at the Delaware River Port Authority no longer used and give them to the homeless people who often camped out under the Walt Whitman Bridge. Almost every day, especially during the colder months, he would also bring them food, such as soup, chocolate, coffee, and hot chocolate. "We're going to keep that tradition up in honor of Joe," a colleague, Frank Natanni, said Tuesday. "He was an all-around great guy Mr. Prota, 59, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Sept.
January 18, 2014 |
Oscar noms thrill stars The film industry is buzzing about the Oscar nominations. It was like 5:30 a.m. in Malibu, Calif., when Matthew McConaughey , wife Camila , and infant son Livingston heard that Matthew got a best-actor nod for Dallas Buyers Club . "We're having a really good alarm clock with the news," he told USA Today. David O. Russell 's American Hustle picked up 10, including acting noms for Jennifer Lawrence , Christian Bale , Bradley Cooper , and Amy Adams . "It's like I'm still in the experience.
May 15, 2013 |
A Delran woman admitted Monday that she faked bladder cancer two years ago and collected donations from supporters. Lori E. Stilley, 41, who was arrested in September, pleaded guilty to theft by deception in Superior Court in Burlington County. Family members and supporters raised more than $12,000 after she announced she had cancer in February 2011. Supporters helped prepare meals and planned Stilley's wedding in nine days, covering the cost. But people grew suspicious when Stilley postponed her hospice care after announcing on Facebook in November 2011 that a "miracle" was coming.
April 26, 2013
The USGA said Thursday it has received a record number of entries for the U.S. Open Championship June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore. The 9,860 entrants top the previous mark of 9,086 for the 2009 championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Among the record total are 52 players, including 11 past champions, who are exempt from qualifying. COLLEGES: Eddie Jordan has signed his first recruit at Rutgers. The new coach announced Thursday that guard-forward Craig Brown has signed a letter of intent to play for the Scarlet Knights.
November 28, 2012 |
THE FAMILY of former NFL coach Jack Pardee says the NFL defensive great has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has 6 to 9 months to live. Daughter Anne Pardee confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the cancer has spread to other organs and that her 77-year-old father plans to move to a Denver hospice. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee's wife, Phyllis, has been receiving care at the same center since having a stroke. Anne Pardee said her father was in good spirits despite the diagnosis.
September 28, 2012 |
Lori E. Stilley told friends last year that she had Stage IV bladder cancer and was preparing to die. Supporters raised more than $12,000 for expenses and prepared her meals. Her "Team Lori Rocks" page on Facebook attracted more than 300 friends. Family members and others helped cover the cost for her to get married. It was the least they could do. But no one accompanied the Delran resident to see a doctor, an acquaintance now recalls. Or viewed lab reports or medical bills around her home.
September 22, 2012
NEW YORK - Dorothy Carter, 94, a former stage actress who starred in the adaptation of the groundbreaking novel Strange Fruit on Broadway and later became an educator and a children's book author, has died after battling bladder cancer. She died Sept. 14 in New York, family friend Mary Zaslofsky said Friday. Ms. Carter, born in 1918 in Kissimee, Fla., studied drama at Spelman College and later was taught by Stella Adler in New York. She made her Broadway debut in 1945 in Lillian Smith's adaptation of her novel Strange Fruit , an interracial love story.
July 24, 2012
In a stirring ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and the late Ron Santo, a standout third baseman for the Cubs and later a beloved broadcaster for the team, were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Larkin, who played his entire 19-year career with Cincinnati, retired after the 2004 season with a .295 career average, 2,340 hits, 1,329 runs scored, and 379 stolen bases. After wiping away tears as his teenage daughter sang the national anthem, Larkin thanked the people who helped him along his journey, none more important than his mother, Shirley, and father, Robert, who were seated in the first row. "If we were going to do something, we were going to do it right," Larkin said.