December 11, 2015 |
Lee Wehle, 90, formerly of Narberth, a civil engineer for the state Department of Transportation, died Monday, Nov. 23, at Blue Bell Place after a bout with pneumonia. Mr. Wehle led a life full of what he liked to call "ordinary adventure. " He attended school in New London, Conn. On May 23, 1939, he was in math class when students began flocking to the windows and cheering. Steaming past them down the Thames River was the Falcon, a former minesweeper on its way to reach 59 sailors trapped aboard the submarine Squalus, which was disabled on the ocean floor off Portsmouth, N.H. "It was a sight he never forgot," said daughter Ellen.
June 27, 2012 |
Norman H. Martin, 89, of Moorestown, a civil engineer and company president who coached blind golfers, died Wednesday, June 20, at home of complications from an infection. Mr. Martin owned his own construction and development firm for 10 years, then for eight years was president of American Medicorp, a hospital management and development company. He established his own company, Medifac, in 1978 and remained its president after it was acquired as the planning, architectural, and design unit of the larger Mediq Inc., a health-care services company.
December 24, 1992 |
H. Clarence Jones, 90, of East Goshen, a retired civil engineer, died Dec. 13 at Friends Hall in West Chester. For 37 years, Mr. Jones worked for Sun Pipeline Co. in Philadelphia and was a chief civil engineer there when he retired in 1965. Previously, he worked for Damon & Foster Engineers, formerly located in Philadelphia. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Jones had lived in East Goshen for the last 30 years. He was a graduate of Friends Central School and Drexel Institute of Technology, Drexel University, both in Philadelphia.
June 24, 2010
Thomas M. Kelly, 90, of Broomall, a retired civil engineer, died of complications from cancer Saturday, June 19, at his home. Mr. Kelly's best-known work was on the Liberty Bell Pavilion, built for the Bicentennial, said a son, Vincent. Born in Corry, County Mayo, Ireland, Mr. Kelly earned a degree in civil engineering in 1942 from the National University of Galway. After working in Scotland and Canada, he joined the McCloskey Construction Co. in Philadelphia in 1950. Mr. Kelly made several visits to Ireland and always considered himself a "Mayo man," his son said.
October 23, 2014 |
Richard E. Lander, 88, of Wayne, a civil engineer, fire company leader, and Episcopal Academy alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 13, of end-stage dementia at Paoli Pointe retirement community. Mr. Lander, known as "Dick," was a respected civil engineer, holding executive positions at various companies, and retiring as the executive director of the Northampton Township Municipal Authority in Bucks County in 2002 at age 76. Mr. Lander received his degree in civil engineering from Tufts University in 1948.
September 30, 2011
Frank Craig Kilpatrick, 84, a retired surveyor and civil engineer, died of complications of mesothelioma on Friday, Sept. 23, in the Rockledge home where he grew up. Mr. Kilpatrick was with the firms of Franklin & Lindsey and then Barton & Martin Engineers in Philadelphia until 1992. After a decade of retirement, he returned to Franklin & Lindsey for six years, until 2008. During World War II, he dropped out of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media to enlist in the Navy.
January 29, 2014 |
John L. Benn Sr., 93, of Media, a civil engineer and world-class tennis player, died Sunday, Jan. 12, of an infection at St. Andrews Estates North in Boca Raton, Fla., where he had lived for the last two decades. Born in Birmingham, England, he immigrated with his mother and older brother to Toronto, Ontario, to join their father. Later the family moved to New York City. As a boy. Mr. Benn excelled at ice hockey, golf, and tennis. He attended public schools in New York. At Brown University, he majored in civil engineering, and competed on the swimming, diving, and tennis teams.
June 16, 2014 |
Edwyn L. Shoemaker Jr., 89, formerly of Haddonfield, a retired civil engineer and former World War II Navy Seabee, died Thursday, June 5, of pneumonia at Brittany Pointe Estates, Lansdale. Mr. Shoemaker grew up in Olney and graduated from Germantown Academy High School in 1943. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1940. Between 1943 and 1946 he served with the Navy Construction Battalion, called the Seabees, aboard a hydrographic surveying yacht in Bermuda. Hydrography is an applied science that deals with mapping the seas and adjoining coastlines, for the purpose of navigation.