February 14, 1988 |
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.
August 20, 1987 |
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.
April 30, 1988 |
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.
September 22, 2013 |
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.
March 8, 2014 |
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.
June 22, 2013 |
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.
December 9, 2011 |
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.
March 1, 2012 |
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.
July 17, 1988 |
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.
April 27, 2015 |
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.