August 26, 2016 |
Elizabeth H. Lippincott, 95, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a World War II veteran, businesswoman, and volunteer, died Friday, Aug. 19, of congestive heart failure at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. Born in Washington, Mrs. Lippincott graduated from Lower Merion High School during the Great Depression, which formed her core values of thrift, hard work, and resilience. Though she faced the early loss of several relatives, she never wallowed in sorrow or complained. "Later, it was 'count your blessings and be grateful for what you've got,' " said son Roger Livingston Jones.
April 6, 2016 |
Services will be held Tuesday, April 5, for Rose Brein Finkel, 81, of Malvern, an artist and businesswoman, who died of pneumonia Tuesday, March 29, at Paoli Hospital. For 20 years, Mrs. Finkel was the treasurer of Artist Equity, and at the same time was active with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She drove her van on weekends to juried booth shows in Pennsylvania and nearby states. She ran large juried fine art and craft shows at Memorial Hall of Philadelphia, the Armory in Philadelphia, Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, and the former Valley Forge Convention Center.
February 23, 2016 |
Barbara Carlson Travaglini, 90, a businesswoman, recipient of two papal honors, and a licensed pilot, died of congestive heart failure last Sunday at her home in Downingtown. Mrs. Travaglini, who graduated from Downingtown High School in 1943 and Immaculata University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in English, worked for the better part of her life at G.O. Carlson Inc., which produces steel plates and other specialty shapes from metals. Her parents started the company in 1936. She retired in 2004 after serving as vice chairman and senior vice president.
August 6, 2015 |
NETTIE BELLE WALKER was strolling along Germantown Avenue with a girlfriend one spring day in 1950 when she spotted the handsome young man who would be her husband. The chance encounter with Woodville Jackson - she would have called it fate - led to a "whirlwind romance," as her family described it, and marriage just two months later on April 29, 1950. Their 55-year marriage produced five children before his death in 2006. Nettie Belle Jackson, a former practical nurse, a savvy businesswoman who invested in real estate and ran her own child-care center for a time, a devoted churchwoman and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died July 27 at the age of 84. Nettie was a busy community activist, serving as a block captain, Girl Scout leader, judge of elections and reading specialist, among others.
June 17, 2015 |
Margery Cohen Willis, 72, of Chestnut Hill, a businesswoman and educator, died of cancer Thursday, June 11, at home. Mrs. Willis grew up in Wynnefield and attended Overbrook High School - to which she would return to almost 50 years later as an English teacher. After earning an undergraduate degree in education from Temple University, Mrs. Willis taught at Simon Gratz High School before returning to Temple to earn a master's degree in communications. She worked toward a Ph.D.
March 23, 2015 |
Hope T. Schwab, 64, of Wayne, a former banking manager who on learning that she had a brain tumor embraced the rest of her life with an ambitious string of adventures, died Wednesday, March 18, of a glioblastoma in Florida. In March 2010, six months after she was diagnosed, Mrs. Schwab wrote a letter to her adult daughters, Rachel Turbet and Diana Himmelstein. The letter was designed to "keep teaching and guiding us, even if she wasn't around," Turbet said. Mrs. Schwab's husband, Gary, said nothing could slow her down.
January 7, 2015 |
Edith Seidman, 95, of Philadelphia, a businesswoman who with her husband operated a hardware store in Kensington for 37 years, died Saturday, Jan. 3, of kidney failure at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. In 1946, Mrs. Seidman and her husband, Isadore "Ed" Seidman, opened a paint store at Kensington Avenue and Ontario Street. The business soon evolved into Seidman Supply Co., a hardware store that Mrs. Seidman ran with her husband and their son, Elliott. Mrs. Seidman and her husband retired in 1983, and their son ran the store until the mid-1990s, when it was sold.
July 22, 2014 |
Joan H. Hummel, 83, of Philadelphia and Palm Beach, Fla., a businesswoman, died Sunday, July 20, of pneumonia at Temple University Hospital. Mrs. Hummel was married for 57 years to Dennis Hummel. Together, they built the family business, Metropolitan Reporting Bureau, which supplies information to the insurance industry from offices in Center City. Mrs. Hummel grew up in Yeadon and graduated from Yeadon High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Temple University, where she was a cheerleader and president of Alpha Sigma Pi. She and her husband met in the business world of Philadelphia.
June 19, 2014 |
Mae Aronovitz Ciociola, 54, of Rydal, a businesswoman and animal lover, died Friday, June 13, of glioblastoma multiforme, a brain cancer, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ciociola was president and chief executive officer of API Scientific, a division of Aronovitz Products Inc., in Jenkintown. The firm supplies equipment to big food and beverage companies for testing the quality of products. Reshaping and revitalizing a corporation begun by her family in 1979, Mrs. Ciociola launched API Scientific as a home business in 1998 and then established an office on Old York Road.
May 21, 2013 |
Beverly B. Brownstein, 75, of Bala Cynwyd, who helped her husband build an ad agency and later ran her own businesses, died Monday, May 13, at home after battling breast cancer for several years. Born in South Philadelphia, Mrs. Brownstein was 19 when she married her future husband, Berny, who was 21. They began their lives together in Mount Airy and then moved to Cheltenham, where they raised three children. Mrs. Brownstein initially helped her husband manage the Brownstein Group, an ad agency he founded and now runs with their son, Marc.