February 8, 2016 |
Gene W. Chilton, 90, of Deptford, a civil engineer and former owner of a survey and design firm in Cherry Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at his home. Mr. Chilton was the oldest trustee at North Baptist Church in Woodbury, which he had joined in 1957, daughter Doris Chilton said. After being baptized that year, she said, he was named to the church trustee board in 1958. A Sunday School teacher in his early years at North Baptist, his daughter said, Mr. Chilton had fond memories of ringing the church bell before classes.
April 20, 2015 |
James D. Winsor IV, 82, formerly of Ardmore, a journalist in the trucking and equipment engine industry, died Wednesday, April 8, of congestive heart failure at his home in Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. For 52 years, Mr. Winsor was employed by two national trucking publications - 16 of them with Commercial Carrier Journal, a Chilton magazine, and the rest with Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, part of Newport Communications Group in Irvine, Calif. Mr. Winsor won the American Business Media's Neal Award 12 times for articles written about trucking-related topics.
December 8, 2012 |
Richard D. Bay, 67, publisher and president of Jobson Medical Information in Newtown Square, died Sunday, Dec. 2, of metastatic parotid cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Bay started out working in the mail room at Chilton Publishing Co. fresh from John Bartram High School in 1962. "We all came from West Philadelphia, and this was a big deal working at Chilton," said his wife, the former Jeanne Kirk. "His job was stacking and delivering the mail. " Over the years, Mr. Bay learned a succession of jobs - assistant production manager, writer, associate editor, managing editor, business manager and publisher of Chilton magazines such as Motor Age, Hardware Age, and Food Engineering.
February 27, 2012 |
Edna H. Jones, 73, a managing editor at the Chilton publishing firm in Radnor from 1987 to 1997, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, of lung cancer at Bishop White Lodge of Cathedral Village, the retirement community in Upper Roxborough. She had lived in Flourtown from 1991 before moving to Andorra in 2011. Born in Hazleton, Pa., Miss Jones graduated from Hazleton Senior High School in 1956 and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature at Dickinson College in 1960. After working as an assistant editor at the Ware Bros.
February 27, 2012 |
James Miades, 82, of Devon, a former publishing executive, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, of Parkinson's disease at Paoli Hospital. In 1955, Mr. Miades became an accountant for Chilton Co. in Radnor, a publisher of trade magazines and books. He was promoted to treasurer in 1967 and to chief financial officer in 1970. By the time he left Chilton in 1983, he was executive vice president in charge of finances for more than 30 divisions. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Miades headed the engineering and construction division of Crouse Group, a construction firm that was building a trash-to-steam plant in Wilmington.
September 27, 2001 |
From '60s chart topper to '70s power popper to reluctant cult hero for lonelyhearts everywhere is Alex Chilton (9 tonight at North by Northwest, 7165 Germantown Ave., 215-248-1000, $15). His many alt-rock disciples include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco (8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Electric Factory, 7th and Willow streets, 215-627-1332), and our own Bigger Lovers, who wrap up their tour with the Ass Ponys on Tuesday (9 p.m. at the Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $8). Other indie rock notables in town this week: The Lazy Cowgirls bring their Stones-Ramones boogie to the Pontiac (10 tonight, 304 South St., 215-925-4053, $8)
April 19, 2001 |
The former Chilton building here is poised for a face-lift as its new owner, the Rubenstein Co. in Philadelphia, starts renovations this week. The six-story structure at 201 King of Prussia Rd., formerly occupied by Chilton Publishing Co., is part of the sprawling Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals campus in Radnor that the Rubenstein Co. purchased last week. The deal, involving about 1.4 million square feet of office and research space, closed April 9, said David Rubenstein, company president.
September 8, 1999 |
Cahners Business Information announced yesterday that it would lay off 101 people from its Radnor office. Cahners, which bought the popular Chilton Publishing Co. in 1997, will keep one of the 14 magazines it publishes in Radnor. Six magazines will be moved to Chicago, four to Morris Plains, N.J., and one to Newton, Mass. The other two magazines were bought by a local company. After the changes are made, 115 people will remain at the Radnor office. The Radnor office was downsized so the magazines could be moved to larger offices, said Margaret Pantridge, vice president of corporate communications.
October 8, 1997 |
Radnor-based Chilton Research Services - which has surveyed Americans about whether to raise the minimum wage, whether Magic Johnson is a good role model for children, and how teenagers are spending time on the Internet - is up for sale by its new owner. Reed Elsevier PLC, the British-Dutch business publisher, last month completed its $447 million purchase of Chilton's magazine, research and trade-show businesses from Walt Disney Co. Disney acquired Chilton when it bought the ABC television network.
July 15, 1997 |
Leonard Strohm McCombs, 90, who retired only three years ago after a half century of publishing materials for the insurance industry, died Friday at his Jenkintown home. Even after he retired from business, he was a volunteer for the Jenkintown Library. A native of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, Mr. McCombs attended the University of Alberta, then earned a degree in banking and finance from New York University in 1931. He moved to Philadelphia shortly after graduation and went to work for Chilton Co., a publisher of trade books and journals.