February 10, 2001 |
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 for Helmut Gude, 75, of Blue Bell, a self-employed cabinetmaker who was involved in a variety of athletics. He died last Saturday of leukemia in the home he had built. The service will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pike (Route 73) in Centre Square, where he was a member. A native of Dueren, Germany, Mr. Gude immigrated to the United States in 1954 and moved to Blue Bell not long after that.
November 24, 1988 |
Rows of shiny new mailboxes line the streets in the northwest section of Whitpain Township, signifying a win for community residents. For more than 20 years, neighborhood residents wanted to shed their Norristown postal address and join their neighbors as part of Blue Bell. On Oct. 17, they officially became Blue Bell residents, adding the required curbside mailboxes outside their homes. About 1,400 residents finally penned Blue Bell to their postal script. And, to top off the struggle, they thought they would be served by a new Blue Bell post office on Township Line Road.
August 14, 1986 |
On a typical morning, Dr. Tom Meade wakes up sometime around 4:30, leaves his Blue Bell home by 5 and bicycles 20 miles to his job as an orthopedic resident at Jefferson Hospital. If he arrives early enough, he will put in a few quick miles of running. Otherwise, he will try to squeeze in a few miles in the hospital swimming pool, and save the running until after work. And then there is the bicycle trip home - that is, when he gets to go home. Meade's work week averages 100 hours and includes several nights of around- the-clock duty.
June 13, 1996 |
Six-year-old Sarah Churchill of Blue Bell met President Clinton last month. But what was really exciting was meeting the first feline, Socks. As the "Better Hearing and Speech Month Child of the Year," Sarah, with her parents, Edie and Chris Churchill, met with Clinton in the Oval Office on May 15. She gave him a card, and he gave her a hug. He signed a book, and she gave him a book - a limited edition by Alexander Graham Bell; the Bell Association...
October 13, 1994 |
Frank Dobbs, Blue Bell assistant pro, rolled in a three-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to defeat Pete Oakley of Garrisons Lake in a playoff of the $21,500 Peoples Bank of Oxford Players Championship of the Philadelphia PGA yesterday at Wyncote Country Club in Oxford, Pa. Dobbs, recent winner of the Philadelphia PGA championship, earned $4,500. He and Oakley had tied at 2-under-par 70 on the 6,870-yard course. On Monday, Dobbs and Oakley tied for 13th at the Club Pro championship in Missouri.
November 26, 1986 |
Unisys Corp. said yesterday that it will combine some of its Burroughs and Sperry U.S. sales and marketing activities at the company's Blue Bell, Montgomery County, operations. The activities to be based in Blue Bell would be for the recently merged company's commercial information processing systems. "The merger has given us a unique opportunity to accelerate our commitment to line-of-business marketing," said Joseph Kroger, Unisys vice chairman with responsibility for worldwide commercial marketing.
October 5, 1986 |
Under Burroughs Corp.'s announced plans to smooth its merger with Sperry Corp., the new company will have executive offices at both Burroughs' Detroit headquarters and Sperry's main office in Blue Bell, Montgomery County. But that unwieldy arrangement is likely to be a short-term one, according to management consultants, who say the headquarters will almost inevitably be consolidated in one place after a few years. "Over the long term, the split isn't feasible," said John Arnold of John Arnold ExecuTrak Systems, a merger consulting firm in Waltham, Mass.
April 15, 2010 |
The first to greet you at the Northern Liberties home of Sayde and David Ladov is Bear, the huge chocolate Lab who believes he's hospitality chairman. Like his owners, Bear has made the transition to this unique townhouse - "vertical space, not horizontal," as the Ladovs like to say - from a traditional Colonial in suburban Blue Bell. "This was definitely more Sayde's plan than mine, but she was right - it was a terrific move for us," says David Ladov, 56, cochair of the family law practice group of the Cozen O'Connor law firm and vice president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Pennsylvania chapter.
October 6, 2001 |
George E. Eckert, 82, a retired engineer, died Wednesday of prostate cancer, 12 hours after the death of his wife, Catherine, 82, who was stricken by an aneurysm while visiting him. The couple, who had been married 11 years, resided at Normandy Farms Estates, a retirement community in Blue Bell. Mr. Eckert was undergoing care in the medical facility on the first floor, and Mrs. Eckert had been back and forth from their third-floor condominium all day Tuesday. She was at his side that evening.
July 23, 1991 |
Harold "Hal" Langerman, 67, founder, president and creative director of Hal Langerman Co. of Blue Bell and a flamboyant advertising man friends love to tell stories about, died Sunday at the Ambler Rest Center. One of the stories was how he came to wrestle a bear at the Spectrum during halftime at a 76ers game some years back. Mr. Langerman was not all that eager to wrestle Victor, the big brown bear, said his wife, Doris Lorenz Langerman. But the match was the prize offered by a rock-and-roll radio station for the person who could write the best letter.