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July 14, 2010
A chronically ill 77-year-old Delaware County man died in his hot apartment Friday. William H. Wilkerson, of Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, was found dead about 2 p.m. by two people who came to repair his air conditioner, according to a police report. A request for the repair was called into the management office the previous afternoon. Wilkerson suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which, combined with hyperthermia, caused his death, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office ruled.
NEWS
July 13, 2010
A chronically ill 77-year-old Delaware County man died in his hot apartment Friday. William H. Wilkerson, of the 2800 block of Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, was found dead at about 2 p.m. by two people who came to repair his air conditioner, according to a police report. A request for the repair was called into the management office the previous afternoon. Wilkerson suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which, combined with hyperthermia, caused his death, the Delaware County medical examiner's office ruled.
NEWS
August 30, 2010
Jayne Brumley Ikard, 83, one of Newsweek magazine's first female bureau chiefs and prominent Washington hostess, has died. Ms. Ikard's son, Bryan Brumley, a former Associated Press bureau chief, said she died Friday in Washington from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born Mary Jane Keegan, she changed her name to Jayne because she liked how it looked. She studied journalism at Boston University and in 1951 married Calvin Brumley, whom she met at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drugmaker AstraZeneca P.L.C. said Monday that it had agreed to pay up to $1.15 billion for Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a privately held company based in Redwood City, Calif. Pearl's research focus is inhaled medication for respiratory diseases, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AstraZeneca is based in the United Kingdom but has operations in Wilmington and Newark, Del. AstraZeneca is trying to rebuild its portfolio after several blockbuster drugs lost patent protection, which translates to lower revenue because lower-cost generic competitors are allowed to enter the market.
NEWS
May 18, 2010
Edward Cutler, 78, of Northeast Philadelphia, a jewelry store owner and shopping center manager, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Wednesday, May 12, at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Cutler grew up in Strawberry Mansion. He graduated from Northeast High School and studied advertising at Peirce Business School. He then worked in the business office of The Inquirer. During the Korean War, he was a medical corpsman in the Navy in the United States and aboard ship in the Mediterranean.
NEWS
October 27, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Joseph J. Bischoff Sr., 88, a former master plumber in Philadelphia, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at his home in Brigantine. In July, he hosted a family reunion at the Brigantine Elks Lodge for more than 150 relatives and friends, Kathleen Bischoff, a daughter-in-law, said. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Bischoff served on landing craft in the Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Iwo Jima campaigns in World War II, rising to the rank of chief boatswain's mate.
NEWS
May 31, 2011
Charles L. Hawley, 70, a retired machinist formerly of Pottstown, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday, May 14, at home in Orlando. Mr. Hawley grew up in Kensington, the youngest of 13 children. He was a painter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard before joining Rorer Pharmaceuticals in Fort Washington in 1971. He and his wife, Helen Bancos Hawley, raised a family in Abington and Pottstown. He was a former volunteer with the Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company.
NEWS
October 26, 1988 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Inquirer wire services
DEADLY GARAGE DOORS. Parents should keep automatic garage-door openers away from young children. Thirty-four children under 12 have been killed in garage-door accidents since 1982, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission. HALLOWEEN SAFETY. Pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating and eating the goodies are the three greatest Halloween risks. So says the American Council on Science and Health, which recommends blunt-tipped knives for children who carve pumpkins; close supervision of trick-or-treaters, and rigorous inspection of all treats.
NEWS
December 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
John "Toby" Coates, 94, a pastor for almost 67 years, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary Manor, a health-care facility in Lansdale. Mr. Coates, pastor emeritus at St. Helena Parish in Blue Bell, was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Philadelphia. Upon graduating from Northeast Catholic High School, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. The causes of death were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, and hypertension, said Craig Mann, director of the Mann Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.
NEWS
September 4, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William H. Robie, 83, of Berwyn, a former marketing manager and corporate librarian, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Monday, July 19, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in Beloit, Wis., Mr. Robie graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., in December 1944, and earned his bachelor's degree at the Merchant Marine Academy in 1948. Mr. Robie's wife, Sally, said that while he was a student, he left the academy, served as a navigation officer in the Navy in the Pacific, and returned to complete his year-round studies.
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October 27, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Joseph J. Bischoff Sr., 88, a former master plumber in Philadelphia, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at his home in Brigantine. In July, he hosted a family reunion at the Brigantine Elks Lodge for more than 150 relatives and friends, Kathleen Bischoff, a daughter-in-law, said. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Bischoff served on landing craft in the Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Iwo Jima campaigns in World War II, rising to the rank of chief boatswain's mate.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drugmaker AstraZeneca P.L.C. said Monday that it had agreed to pay up to $1.15 billion for Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a privately held company based in Redwood City, Calif. Pearl's research focus is inhaled medication for respiratory diseases, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AstraZeneca is based in the United Kingdom but has operations in Wilmington and Newark, Del. AstraZeneca is trying to rebuild its portfolio after several blockbuster drugs lost patent protection, which translates to lower revenue because lower-cost generic competitors are allowed to enter the market.
NEWS
December 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
John "Toby" Coates, 94, a pastor for almost 67 years, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary Manor, a health-care facility in Lansdale. Mr. Coates, pastor emeritus at St. Helena Parish in Blue Bell, was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Philadelphia. Upon graduating from Northeast Catholic High School, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. The causes of death were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, and hypertension, said Craig Mann, director of the Mann Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.
NEWS
June 6, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Struthers Dunn Jr., 82, formerly of Moorestown, a retired company president, died of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Saturday, May 28, at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, Fla. When he was 12, Mr. Dunn began working part-time for Struthers-Dunn, a manufacturing company his father, John Sr., established in Philadelphia in 1923. After he became president in the 1950s, he moved the company to Pitman. He retired in 1986. Struthers-Dunn produces electrical components used in the auto, defense, and aviation industries, and is now in South Carolina.
NEWS
May 31, 2011
Charles L. Hawley, 70, a retired machinist formerly of Pottstown, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday, May 14, at home in Orlando. Mr. Hawley grew up in Kensington, the youngest of 13 children. He was a painter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard before joining Rorer Pharmaceuticals in Fort Washington in 1971. He and his wife, Helen Bancos Hawley, raised a family in Abington and Pottstown. He was a former volunteer with the Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company.
NEWS
April 5, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James V. Magliocco, 82, of Newfield, owner of Saul's Dairy there since 1955, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Thursday, March 31, at the Elmer (N.J.) Hospital of South Jersey Healthcare. Born in Malaga, Mr. Magliocco graduated from Clayton High School in 1944 and served in the Army infantry from 1950 to 1952 in West Germany. After he married Janet Saul in 1955, he assumed responsibility for operation of the wholesale and retail business that her family had begun in 1937.
NEWS
February 19, 2011
Marguerite M. Walker Irwin, 90, of Coatesville, an artist, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Brandywine Hospital. A self-taught artist who worked in oils and watercolors, Mrs. Irwin received commissions to paint portraits and restored the Stations of the Cross at St. Cecilia Church in Coatesville. She and her husband, Charles J., corresponded while he was serving in Hawaii in the Navy in World War II. Her numerous letters were illustrated with scenes from her life, his life in Hawaii, and imagined scenes from the life they would have together, said their son, Timothy.
NEWS
January 8, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jacqueline Rennie Cantor, 80, an English teacher and sports coach at Central High School from the 1970s into the 1990s, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Jeanes Hospital. Born in the Northeast, Mrs. Cantor grew up in Mayfair and was valedictorian and yearbook editor for the Class of 1948 at Frankford High School. Her husband, Jerome, said that with an academic scholarship, she earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education at Temple University in 1951 and a master's degree in education after taking classes at Temple and what is now Arcadia University.
NEWS
December 22, 2010
David F. Melrose, 92, of Broomall, a retired horticulturist, died Friday, Dec. 17, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. For 25 years, Mr. Melrose was a horticulturist at Swarthmore College. He retired in 1985 as supervisor of the college grounds and as assistant director of Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore. He was past president of the International Society of Arboriculture. A native of Huntington, N.Y., Mr. Melrose earned an associate's degree in horticulture from Cornell University.
NEWS
December 16, 2010 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Elizabeth Hallowell, 87, of Huntingdon Valley, who inspected planes during World War II and later wrote about her experiences, died at her home Sunday, Dec. 12, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mrs. Hallowell, whose maiden name was MacFadden, married into a family of Quakers with roots that extend to the William Penn land grants in 1682, said her son, Henry W. Hallowell III. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in Huntingdon Valley, where the Hallowells had been land owners, millers, and bankers.
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