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February 14, 1988 | By Kristin Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
Elizabeth Schumacher Bogia, 80, a retired insurance underwriter, died Feb. 4 at her home in Broomall. She was born Feb. 14, 1907, in Philadelphia. She graduated from South Philadelphia High for Girls. In 1929 she married Clarence M. Bogia Jr. of Philadelphia. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Ardmore. When Mr. Bogia became the administrator of Phoenixville Hospital in the early 1950s, the couple moved to Phoenixville and Mrs. Bogia began working as an assistant underwriter for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Bala Cynwyd.
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August 20, 1987 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Pat Monahan didn't know much about Levittown Western before the American Legion Region 3 Tournament opened. But the Broomall third baseman had a feeling Western was the club to beat in the eight-team, double-elimination tourney. "There was just something about that team," Monahan said. "I figured if we could have beat them, it would have been all downhill from there. " But Broomall ended with an uphill climb when Western scored seven times in the second inning. Broomall never got it going offensively and eventually fell to Western, 8-1, last week at Philadelphia Textile.
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April 30, 1988 | By KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
Services were to be held today for Joanna Pakuris, a prominent member of the Greek community in the Philadelphia area who died Wednesday. She was 66 and lived in Broomall for 30 years. Pakuris, known as Anna by most of her friends, was the daughter of the late Peter Tsopelas, the unofficial mayor of the once predominantly Greek neighborhood at 10th and Locust streets in Philadelphia. She was also well-known for her impeccable grooming, whether at simple family gatherings or formal social occasions.
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September 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTER He had planned to watch the Eagles on TV Thursday night, but Jason Scott McClay ended up working late at his job as a manager at a Rite Aid drugstore in Chester's West End. Shortly before closing, a man and woman entered. Moments later, customers and employees heard a loud bang; McClay had been shot and killed. McClay, 40, of Broomall, a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of Haverford High School, was slain about 10 p.m. Thursday in what evidently was a robbery at the store, at Ninth Street and Highland Avenue, according to police and his father, Bruce McClay, 61. The elder McClay, who was at the scene Friday morning hours after the shooting, said his son had expressed concern about his safety.
NEWS
March 8, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
They are all outspoken at home in Broomall, Delaware County. But the youngest sister runs the show on the ice. The four Anderson sisters - Sarah, Taylor, Emily, and Courtney - competed together this week in the U.S. National Curling Championships at IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston. And while they were eliminated from this tournament Wednesday, the sisters are still looking ahead, all the way to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "That's anyone's dream, to go there," Sarah Anderson said.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 9-year-old student from Delaware County has been invited to join 53 other children from across the country for lunch with Michelle Obama at the White House next month. Ganesh Selvakumar, who lives in Broomall and attends school in the Marple Newtown district, submitted a winning recipe to a contest promoting healthy lunches as part of Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The contest was held by the Departments of Education and Agriculture, and the winning students range in age from 8 to 12. Ganesh's entry was a recipe for lentil spinach soup and mint chutney.
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December 9, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerry Davidoff, 58, of West Chester, an optometrist, died of lung cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Chester County Hospital. Dr. Davidoff joined his father Sydney's optometry practice in Broomall in 1981 and took over the practice when his father retired. Ten years ago, he opened a second office in West Chester. In tributes sent to his family, Dr. Davidoff's patients commented on his sense of humor, his caring, and how comfortable he made them feel. He often provided optometric care for those who had no insurance, his family said.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evio A. Panichi, 84, of Media, a developer of residential properties in Ocean City, N.J., died Sunday, Feb. 26, at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Mr. Panichi grew up in West Philadelphia and attended Overbrook High School. During World War II, he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, and afterward was a bricklayer for Consorto & Sons, a builder in West Philadelphia. In 1952, he married his boss' daughter, Theresa Consorto, and established a masonry contracting business, Brookethorpe Corp., in Broomall.
NEWS
July 17, 1988 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
The Ardmore Manor American Legion baseball team got the past weekend off and will be treated to a barbecue dinner by coach Paul Bogosian on Tuesday. Which proves that sometimes a tie is better than kissing your kid sister. The Manor tied its last regular-season game on Wednesday but did it in such outstanding fashion that Bogosian decided to reward the troops with some R & R. The Manor tied visiting Broomall, 8-8, cinching the deadlock with a stirring 4-run rally in the bottom of the seventh.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Brennan worked as a bank manager for the former Lenape State Bank in Deptford in the 1980s and 1990s. Then he became an accountant in Philadelphia for Cigna, the health services firm. But "he always had the calling to be a pastor, because he loved people and loved serving the Lord," his wife, Christine, said in an interview. So in 1996, he became a licensed Methodist pastor. On Tuesday, April 21, the Rev. Gary Brennan, 64, of Deptford, pastor at Colonial Manor United Methodist Church in West Deptford, died of leukemia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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April 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Brennan worked as a bank manager for the former Lenape State Bank in Deptford in the 1980s and 1990s. Then he became an accountant in Philadelphia for Cigna, the health services firm. But "he always had the calling to be a pastor, because he loved people and loved serving the Lord," his wife, Christine, said in an interview. So in 1996, he became a licensed Methodist pastor. On Tuesday, April 21, the Rev. Gary Brennan, 64, of Deptford, pastor at Colonial Manor United Methodist Church in West Deptford, died of leukemia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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March 12, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Services for Cayman Naib, the 13-year-old Newtown Square boy whose body was found Sunday after an intensive search involving hundreds of volunteers, will be Saturday, March 14, the family announced Tuesday. The celebration of life will be at 2:30 p.m. at Gooding Arena in the Douglas B. Gardner Integrated Athletic Center at Haverford College. The family has requested that participants wear brightly colored clothing to honor their son's "vibrant spirit. " Contributions may be made to the Cayman Naib Fund at Main Line Animal Rescue, Box 89, Chester Springs, Pa. 19425.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WSFS Financial Corp. , one of the biggest banks still based in the Philadelphia area, on Tuesday agreed to pay $92 million for Broomall-based Alliance Bancorp Inc. , which operates eight branches in Delaware and Chester Counties. The price works out to $22 a share, a 10-year high for Alliance, which has lately traded around $17, but less than the nearly $24 that Alliance was worth at its 2004 peak. With low interest rates squeezing small lenders, Alliance has been under pressure to find a buyer since 2013, when Illinois-based PL Capital Advisors bought 9 percent of the shares and threatened to run its own candidate against one of Alliance's incumbent directors.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
A Broomall investment start-up has launched two new exchange-traded funds. Underpinning the investment philosophy: tax efficiency. Tax-aware investing makes a lot of sense now that capital gains taxes are so high - nearly 45 percent on short-term capital gains, when including the new Obamacare tax - and some financial planners consider them more important than estate taxes. Alpha Architect was founded by Wes Gray and Carl Kanner in 2010. As a start-up, they initially ran money privately for a billion-dollar family in 2011.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William R. Jones, 95, of Broomall, a retired pharmaceutical company executive, died Sunday, Nov. 23, of cardiac arrest at his home. Born in 1919, Mr. Jones grew up in South Philadelphia. His early years were filled with school, playing baseball, and working in the family pharmacy at 17th and Federal Streets. He graduated from Central High School and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science - now University of the Sciences - and then Drexel University with a master's degree in chemistry.
NEWS
September 22, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
    David J. Burke Jr., 67, of Broomall, longtime head coach of the Lower Merion High School wrestling team, died Monday, Sept. 15, of complications from diabetes at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Burke coached the wrestling team for 31 years ending in 2010. He logged 278 career wins and was inducted into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012. In 1991, he was named national high school coach of the year for his wrestling achievements.
SPORTS
September 3, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A slight drizzle began falling, but the teenagers filling up two flatbed trucks in the Acme parking lot didn't appear bothered. This parade assembling in the lot in Newtown Square, Delaware County, was for them. "Everybody look over, there's Mrs. Mathes," a coach told the Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth baseball players on the two trucks. Suzanne Mathes, up on the sidewalk, focused her camera on both trucks. She had grandsons on each, and each were national champs. Sunday's parade was to honor the 15-year-old and 13-year-old teams from Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth.
SPORTS
August 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Broomall-Newtown squad claimed the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series championship with an 11-4 victory over Chandler-Mesa (Ariz.) in Glen Allen, Va., Friday night. Broomall-Newtown, the Mid-Atlantic Region champions, was down by 4-3 before breaking the game open with a three-run fifth to take a 6-4 lead. Broomall-Newtown tacked on five runs in the sixth. Jim White, the MVP of the Mid-Atlantic Regional, had three hits and four RBIs. In the semifinals, Alden Mathes pitched Broomall-Newtown to a 13-0 victory in five innings over Gainesville-Haymarket (Va)
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary L. Creekmore, 56, of Drexel Hill, a well-known figure in the Philadelphia paralegal community, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, of cancer in the Vitas Hospice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby. Ms. Creekmore was a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals and a board member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She graduated from St. Joseph's University and later returned to her alma mater to teach paralegal ethics. "Ethics was her passion," said Glenn Bennett, her companion of 21 years.
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Weeds grow through chain-link fences and cracks in the pavement in a corner of Media Borough. A sign trumpeting coming repairs to Third Street and a dam in the stream below it promises in faded letters that "construction is slated for 200" - with the fourth numeral, indicating a year, scratched out. The quiet area appears neglected. But a dispute over its future has made it the focus of local politics and litigation for 18 years. It's a small fight over a small dam that, for once, isn't about money.
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