June 30, 2016 |
THE PARENTS: Brigit Barry, 30, and Michael Cottone, 33, of Broomall THE CHILD: Vincent (Vin) Kai Barry-Cottone, adopted April 27, 2016 WHO PROPOSED TO WHOM: After three years of dating, Brigit said, "Let's go to the ring store. " The new house, the one on which they'd just closed, reeked of smoke. Water pooled in the basement. Firefighters had punched holes in the back in order to fight a smoldering blaze that began when a faulty heat lamp in the bathroom ignited fibers from stripped wallpaper.
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.
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.
August 15, 2015 |
Rabbi Martin Rubenstein, 87, of Upper Darby, a well-known figure in the Jewish community, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of congestive heart failure at Harlee Manor in Springfield. He was the rabbi at Temple Israel of Upper Darby from 1978 until it merged in 2002 with Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid in Broomall. He served as the associate rabbi in Broomall for many years. On the final day of services at Temple Israel, in June 2002, Rabbi Rubenstein told The Inquirer he was wistful about leaving the old location after 50 years of preaching and serving, but looked forward at age 74 to a new challenge.
August 2, 2015 |
Mark M. Cordes, 59, of Drexel Hill, a landscape designer and community volunteer, died Friday, July 24, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., and reared in Broomall, Mr. Cordes was the son of Ruth and George Cordes. He attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County, and Villanova University. A talented high school athlete, Mr. Cordes earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He received many offers to play football at other schools, but chose Villanova, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing.
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.
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.
March 12, 2015 |
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.
March 5, 2015 |
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.