August 29, 2016 |
George L. Bernstein, 84, formerly of Elkins Park, a business executive who led the expansion of the Philadelphia accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath in the 1980s, died Sunday, Aug. 21, of congestive heart failure at Rydal Park. Mr. Bernstein lived in Elkins Park and Center City before moving to Rydal Park, a retirement community in Jenkintown. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Central High School and earned degrees from the Wharton School and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.
July 12, 2016
Pennsylvania Ballet has elected the following to its board of trustees: Irina Wilson Gage, founder and president of I.M. Wilson Inc., which imports, manufactures, markets, and distributes dancewear and pointe shoes; Eileen Kennedy, who is retired from the practice of law; and Gina Montana, vice president and investment adviser at Goldman Sachs & Co. Joseph P. Costabile has been installed as the 224th president of the Medical...
April 25, 2016
Usually at this point in the primary process, Pennsylvania voters are rubber-stamping a presumptive nominee who will cruise to a first-ballot nomination at the national convention. Not this year. On Tuesday, Keystone State Republicans can have an impact. They can send a message. And if the message is, We want a shot at putting Pennsylvania in the red column in November, their choice is clear: Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Start with experience. As governor since 2011, the 63-year-old Western Pennsylvania native has more time as an executive than his two GOP opponents combined - the kind in which you can't fire someone because you didn't get your way. He was also a state senator and served 18 years in Congress.
April 1, 2016 |
General contractor Emily L. Bittenbender, 48, of Sweetwater, N.J., Thursday will receive the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Paradigm Award, bestowed on a leading female business executive. In 2003, after overseeing the construction of the National Constitution Center as its vice president of design and construction, she started Bittenbender Construction L.P., and in 2009, started a second company, Philadelphia Carpentry Systems, LP, a carpentry and exhibit installation business.
January 30, 2016 |
Conrad Hering Knerr, 91, of Blue Bell, an engineer, business executive, and entrepreneur, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at his home in Whitpain Farm of complications from a fall in September. Born in Germantown, he was the son of Horace Calvin and Jean Reid Knerr and the great-grandson of Dr. Constantine Hering, founder of Hahnemann Hospital and the "father of homeopathy in America. " In November, Mr. Knerr was thrilled to be present for dedication of a state historical marker commemorating Dr. Hering's role in homeopathic medicine.
October 25, 2015 |
Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey split on several matters of crime and immigration Friday in a polite and otherwise mostly agreeable final mayoral debate. The one-hour taped debate will air, commercial-free, at 11 a.m. Sunday on 6ABC and stream on 6ABC.com and the ABC Watch App. Kenney, the longtime former city councilman, continued to position himself as the candidate with experience fitting of a mayor, while Bailey, a newcomer to politics, touted the benefits of electing an outsider with business leadership know-how.
September 22, 2015 |
Arthur Winkler, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., a lawyer, public official, health executive, and president of Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill in the 1990s, died of a brain disease at home on Sept. 12. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Winkler graduated from Millburn High School in Essex County in 1962, and earned a bachelor's in history in 1966 and a law degree in 1969, both at Rutgers University. When Richard Chait roomed with Mr. Winkler at Rutgers in the 1960s, "we were the backcourt duo on the basketball team," Chait said.
August 10, 2015 |
CLEVELAND - The Republican race enters a new, more intensive phase after the first televised debate, which apparently drew more viewership than the NBA Finals. It will take a while for perceptions to percolate and polls to shift, if history is any guide, but a few story lines emerged as potential game-changers after the debate, by far the most-watched program in the history of Fox News Channel. Donald Trump, who got most of the airtime and threw rhetorical bombs, had soared into the lead of the 17-candidate field - improbably so, to insiders - but his prime-time performance Thursday, and follow-up comments Friday, could slow his roll.
April 9, 2015 |
Milton Sprague Stearns Jr., 91, a business executive and former longtime resident of Gladwyne, died Monday, March 30, of complications from pneumonia in a nursing facility near his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Mr. Stearns was former chairman of Judson Infrared Inc., a company in Fort Washington that made infrared detectors. He was founder and president of Charter Financial Co., a financial consulting firm in Philadelphia and later in Radnor. Mr. Stearns was a former group vice president of the Fidelity Bank, now part of Wells Fargo, before creating Charter Financial.
January 31, 2015 |
Samuel J. Pilotti, 85, of Berwyn, a Realtor and civic leader in Philadelphia's western suburbs, died Saturday, Jan. 24, of cancer at Paoli Hospital. Born in Devon, he attended Conestoga High School, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and Pennsylvania State University. After 17 years as a business executive, Mr. Pilotti followed his true passion by turning his hobby - investing in real estate - into a profession. He founded Metric Realty in Paoli in 1975 and continued to work for 40 years in all phases of real estate with daughter Lisa Campbell and son David.