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.
January 18, 2016 |
Crozer-Keystone Health System on Saturday celebrated the opening of a new outpatient center in Broomall, expanding the Delaware County system's reach into territory wealthy competitors have long mined for patients. But Crozer's chief operating officer, Patrick Gavin, rejected the notion that Crozer was edging toward the Main Line with the $16.5 million facility in a former Pathmark, on Lawrence Road near Route 3, that was gutted and totally rebuilt. "This is traditional Delaware County," Gavin said after the ribbon-cutting, as guests wandered through the 50,000-square-foot center, which offers one-stop shopping for primary care, X-rays, cancer care, and other health services.
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.
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.
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.
January 22, 2016 |
Robert A. Klinger, 70, of Broomall, a chemist and amateur historian, died Monday, Jan. 18, of respiratory failure at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Born to Blanche and Robert Klinger in Norristown, he graduated from Springfield High School in Delaware County in 1963, and later enrolled in Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. He served in the Navy aboard the Du Pont, a destroyer, during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he enrolled at Widener University. He graduated with honors in chemistry and biology.
June 14, 2015 |
Charles P. Steckel Jr., 84, of Broomall, a teacher and longtime vice principal at the former Monsignor Bonner High School, died Monday, June 8, of cardiac arrest at St. Martha's Manor in Downingtown. Mr. Steckel, a resident of Broomall for more than 35 years, was known for his kindness, generosity, and dry sense of humor. Born and reared in Allentown, the oldest of 12 children, Mr. Steckel told wonderful stories about growing up in such a large family. He worked for Western Electric Co. for two years after graduation from Allentown Central Catholic High School.
September 22, 2014 |
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.