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August 23, 1988 | By Edith L. Dixon, Special to The Inquirer
Marie P. Messina Baccellieri, executive vice president of Baccellieri Manufacturing Co., died Aug. 10 at her daughter's home in Merion Station, Pa. Since 1953, Mrs. Baccellieri had served as vice president of the Baccellieri Manufacturing Co. in Berlin that had manufactured macaroni and wine presses. She also served as secretary and treasurer of Houpert Engine Rebuilders in Berlin for 30 years. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in South Philadelphia and attended Hallahan High School and Peirce Business College, both in Philadelphia.
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January 23, 1989 | By Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Margaret Mary "Peggy" Canning, former nun and a businesswoman whose style and sensitivity influenced all who passed through her orbit, died Thursday. She was 51 and lived in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. For the past five years Peggy Canning had owned and operated Cleanlyco Cleaners, a firm she founded which catered to private homeowners. For 13 years prior to starting her own business, she had been a supervisor in the mail room at General Electric at 32nd and Chestnut streets.
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July 22, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 5, 1989 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
Minnie Louise Sessoms, 55, a West Oak Lane businesswoman, community activist and church leader known to many in her neighborhood as "Mom," died Jan. 27 at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Born in Ahoskie, N.C., the former Minnie Mitchell began working at an early age at Conocanary Baptist Church, where she met her husband, Raleigh Gene Sessoms. Soon afterward, the Sessomses moved to Philadelphia, where they raised four children and joined Zion Baptist Church. Mrs. Sessoms served the church for more than 30 years, holding positions on the parents' auxiliary of the Junior Choir, the Young Adult Choir and the Baptist Youth Fellowship.
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April 20, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dorothy D. Hankins, 73, of West Philadelphia, a businesswoman who was the widow of State Sen. Freeman Hankins, died Tuesday at Temple University Hospital. Born in Gainesville, Fla., Mrs. Hankins attended the school now known as Spelman College in Atlanta. She received her bachelor's degree in physical education from Talladega College in Talladega, Ala. She taught high school physical education in Georgia before she married Hankins in 1939. He represented West Philadelphia in the state legislature for nearly 28 years before he retired in 1988.
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May 8, 1999 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Rebecca Lublin Bucci, 55, a Cherry Hill businesswoman and artist, died Wednesday at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton from lung cancer. She was a Cherry Hill resident for more than 25 years. She was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Northeast Philadelphia and Forest City, Pa. Mrs. Bucci was the owner of the former Michael Thomas Group, a Cherry Hill-based public relations and design firm for nonprofit and charitable organizations, from 1987 to 1992. She was a co-owner of Greenberg Tutoring and Greenberg Day Schools in Cherry Hill, now in Marlton, from 1968 to 1984.
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August 26, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
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August 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
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April 21, 2004 | By Marcia Gelbart and Emilie Lounsberry INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Center City lawyer Ronald A. White and a businesswoman with ties to him have been told by prosecutors that they are targets of a federal investigation that is scrutinizing White's role in Philadelphia government, according to sources in the criminal justice system. White, a major supporter and fund-raiser of Mayor Street's, received notification earlier in the wide-ranging investigation into alleged municipal corruption that became public last fall. The businesswoman, Janice Renee Knight of Cherry Hill, received a target letter Monday, according to two people familiar with the investigation.
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December 19, 1997 | by Marisol Bello and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
The manhunt is on for the men who punched and kicked a South Philadelphia widow/businesswoman to death so they could rob her house. Seventy-five-year-old Lucy Palladinetti's battered body was found Wednesday morning in the Passyunk Avenue rowhouse where she had lived all her life. She had been gagged, and her feet and hands were bound with duct tape. Police are searching for two white men in their early 20s who pretended to be pizza deliverymen so they could force their way inside the three-story house.
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August 26, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
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April 6, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
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February 23, 2016 | Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
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.
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August 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
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June 17, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 23, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 22, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 21, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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