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.
August 2, 1995 |
Several longtime workers at WPVI-TV, Channel 6, emerged smiling yesterday afternoon from a staff meeting where they had been briefed on Monday's $19 billion acquisition of their parent company, Capital Cities/ABC Inc., by the Walt Disney Co. "We've heard of at least one person here who was made a millionaire yesterday because of the merger," said news cameraman John Feucht, 42, of Pennsauken. Feucht declined to name the new millionaire. But he and other WPVI employees who have been with the local ABC affiliate for more than 20 years - and who participate in its stock-option plan - said they were faring mighty well themselves, thank you very much.
September 6, 1994 |
Eugene Charles Beaudet, 70, the retired editor of a steel trade magazine and an expert on the industry, died Saturday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Beaudet worked for four decades for Iron Age Magazine and its successor, a periodical considered the bible of the steel industry. He became editor in chief in 1967 and retained that title until 1987, when Iron Age and its publisher, Chilton Co. of Radnor, were acquired by Capital Cities/ABC Inc. Mr. Beaudet then became associate publisher of Metalworking News/Iron Age, a new magazine created by the merger of the Chilton and Capital Cities publications.
March 23, 1996 |
Donald W. Chestnut Sr., 59, of Media, an executive at the Chilton Co. in Radnor, died of cancer Wednesday at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Chestnut worked for Chilton, a trade magazine publisher, for 38 years and rose to senior vice president of administration/operations. He had been a member of the executive committee there for the last 10 years. He joined Chilton in 1958 and had held many accounting and financial positions there. He was promoted to comptroller in 1973, to vice president of finance in 1982 and to senior vice president of administration/operations in 1987.
April 28, 1991 |
There's always something going on in Ian Figueroa's neighborhood at Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue in North Philadelphia. Everywhere you go, he said at the unveiling of a Saturn SC race car in Radnor last week, there are wall murals painted in memory of someone who has died violently, often in a drug-related incident. But long before Figueroa, 16, and Freddie Ramos, 17, got involved with Inner City Youth (ICY) Racing, a program that gives North Philadelphia teenagers the opportunity to work in the pit crew for professional racer David Rosenblum, a former cocaine addict, they decided drugs would not be part of their lives.
April 4, 1988 |
Almost seven years have passed since the day Vic Winterberger died, but Joe Barks recalls it vividly. "It was May of 1981, the fourth or fifth day of the season, one of those transitional days between spring and summer," he said. "It was a pretty important game - as important as these games get. It was tied, 2-2, with two outs in the fifth inning. Vic was doing his usual thing, running around making catches. I was playing infield - short or third. I heard him yelling, 'C'mon fellas, let's go.' " Winterberger caught a fly ball in left field to end the inning.
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.
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 |
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.
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.