August 30, 2015 |
Inez L. Johnson, 100, of Philadelphia, a domestic worker, died Friday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in 1914 in Aiken, S.C., the ninth of 11 children. Her parents were James Wilson Burris and Lucy Burris. She moved to Philadelphia in the early to mid-1940s and made her living as a domestic in the home of a Philadelphia physician. She cared for the doctor's family as well as her own for many years. A resident of Germantown, she outlived two husbands - Bernice (BURR-nis)
August 25, 2015 |
Virginia Sharp Lott, 94, of Gladwyne, daughter of the creator of the Whitman's Sampler and widow of national squash racquets champion H. Hunter Lott Jr., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Waverly Heights. Her son, H. Hunter Lott III, said Mrs. Lott had lived since 2007 at the continuing-care community, where her wit, spirit and energy were admired by staff and residents. The youngest of six children of Walter Patton Sharp Sr., and Edith Huggard Sharp, Mrs. Lott was born and reared in Bryn Mawr.
July 3, 2015 |
Mary Milus Yoh, 78, of Haverford and Key Largo, Fla., the matriarch of the Yoh family and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Philadelphia region and in Florida, died Sunday, June 28, of congestive heart failure at her Key Largo home. Mrs. Yoh, whose father worked for the DuPont Co., grew up in Delaware and attended Duke University, where she met Harold L. "Spike" Yoh. The two married after she graduated in 1959, and started a family in California. They settled on the Main Line in 1963 to raise their five children.
July 3, 2015 |
MARY MILUS YOH, matriarch of the family that owns Day & Zimmerman, the worldwide service company that is one of the Philadelphia area's major employers, died June 28 at the age of 78. She had been living in Key Largo, Fla., but had lived in Bryn Mawr most of her life. As the wife of Harold L. "Spike" Yoh Jr., retired chairman and chief executive of Day & Zimmerman, Mary was always an active participant in the company's activities as it grew from a local engineering firm to a diversified entity with projects all over the world.
May 28, 2015 |
Leaders of the Devon Horse Show pledged Tuesday to raise $8 million and implement a five-year plan to improve the institution's grounds. The plans emerged after a private meeting in which board members of the nonprofit discussed how to make the show more competitive in the equestrian world, chairman Wayne Grafton said. Among the proposed changes are expanded parking, grandstand improvements, and a new corporate and VIP sponsor section, he said. The show will also refinance its mortgage and use the equity to pay for improvements.
May 24, 2015 |
Patricia Bell Cuddy, 54, of Rosemont, a mother and active volunteer, died Saturday, May 16, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A marketing employee for Subaru, she retired in 2000 to raise her two children and become active as a volunteer for various groups and institutions. She made a mark as a volunteer at the Shipley School in Rosemont, head of school Steve Piltch wrote in a letter posted May 18 on its website. "Bright, committed, and compassionate, Tricia approached everything she did with courage and grace.
April 18, 2015 |
Bryn Mawr Hospital announced plans Thursday for a $200 million modernization of its campus, including a five-story, 203,000-square-foot patient pavilion with 12 operating rooms and 72 private patient rooms. Bryn Mawr will have 250 inpatient rooms after the project is completed. That is about the same number it uses now. "It's a historic modernization project that takes us to the next chapter for this hospital and this community, but it is clearly on the inpatient side, not a growth strategy," said Andrea Gilbert, president of the hospital.
March 30, 2015 |
Two months before thousands should stream into its grandstands, the Devon Horse Show has been on the receiving end of an unlikely question for an event in its 119th year: Will the show go on? Such inquiries stem from more than a year of turmoil at the storied Main Line institution, including the departures of staffers and board members, whiffs of scandal, and a regime change. The nonprofit's new leaders - who came to power just before Christmas - say the upheaval is behind them.
March 18, 2015 |
Daniel J. Algeo, 70, of Havertown, a longtime teacher, coach and mentor at Rosemont School of the Holy Child, died Thursday, March 12, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A legend at the school, "Mr. A," as he was called, had planned to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year but last month became ill. As his condition worsened, the school community gathered at Rosemont College's Immaculate Conception Chapel to pray for him. "It was a wonderful testament to the impact that Mr. Algeo had on the Rosemont School community," said Thomas G. Lengel, Head of School, in a tribute on the school's website.
December 29, 2014 |
The abrupt ouster last week of the new president and chairman of the Devon Horse Show had volunteers and supporters spinning. Was it a hostile takeover, or was it democracy in action? "I really would like to get some sort of better explanation," said Mary Talbutt, a show volunteer and lifelong horse rider. The emergency vote in a hastily called and confidential meeting Monday marked another twist in a year of unusual upheaval for the century-old Main Line institution.