March 10, 2013 |
Howard W. Eckert Jr., 87, former mayor and longtime borough councilman of Sellersville, Bucks County, died Tuesday, March 5, at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., of head injuries suffered in a fall near his Telford retirement residence on Feb. 26. Mr. Eckert had just finished loading groceries when he fell in a parking lot. He was rushed to the trauma unit at St. Luke's for treatment, his family said. From July 1969 to November 2000, Mr. Eckert served on the borough council, stepping down in 2000 to become mayor.
October 10, 2012 |
As a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers, Eric Majusiak was ready to respond to emergencies nationwide. In 2011, Majusiak, 28, was deployed to Joplin, Mo., after a killer tornado, and to Upstate New York in the wake of Hurricane Irene. But nothing prepared the burly outdoorsman and civil engineer for what happened in February. He was stricken by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocysis (HLH), a rare autoimmune disorder, and it nearly killed him. The South Harrison Township resident and his wife, Amanda, 25, are high school sweethearts but had been married for only a few months when he returned from a Salem County hunting trip with aching joints.
July 23, 2012
Richard Cosby, 86, a Polish resistance fighter during World War II who escaped a Nazi prison camp and retired as a civil engineer in the Washington area, died June 25 at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. He had metastatic prostate cancer, said his daughter, television journalist Rita Cosby. Mr. Cosby's exploits were detailed in his daughter's 2010 book, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father's Past . She wrote that her father left the family on Christmas 1983 and was largely estranged from her for more than 25 years.
June 30, 2012 |
Daniel Adam Schultz, 38, of Rosemont, a civil engineer, sportsman, and father of four, died at home Friday, June 22, after a 23-month battle with sarcoma. Since 1998, Mr. Schultz had been with ASTM International. The not-for-profit organization develops standards for metals, paints, plastics, medical devices, electronics, and other industries, and for consumer products. Mr. Schultz had been involved in ASTM projects in several countries and in 2005 spent 10 days in South Korea and Japan at meetings involving standardization issues in the areas of medical devices and aviation.
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 1, 2011 |
Robert B. Roth Sr., 86, of Bryn Mawr, a civil engineer and decorated Korean War veteran, died of lung disease Monday, Nov. 21, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Roth graduated from Olney High School. While serving in the Marine Corps Reserve during World War II, he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Yale University. Mr. Roth was working for an industrial-paint firm, Oliver B. Cannon & Sons, and was married with two small daughters when he was recalled by the Marine Corps in November 1950.
November 18, 2011 |
WITH MORE THAN 25,000 runners circling the city and thousands of spectators cheering them on, the 18th annual Philadelphia Marathon will be quite a show Sunday morning. But it's the people behind the scenes who make such an enormous sporting event possible, and none of those people is more important than 82-year-old course certifier Bill Belleville. Often riding his bicycle down Kelly Drive as early as 2 a.m. to avoid traffic, Belleville's job is to make certain that the mileage of the course is as precise as possible.
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.
September 15, 2011 |
Charles R. Bauerlein Sr., 84, of Mount Airy, a civil engineer, peace activist, and father of 11, died of Burkitt's lymphoma Monday, Sept. 12, at the home of his daughter Lisa Troncale in New Holland, Pa. For 40 years as owner of Recreation Consultants, Mr. Bauerlein designed community swimming pools and parks in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and developed plans and supervised pool-repair work for clubs, high schools, and municipalities....
February 11, 2011 |
John Francis Kirlin Jr., 72, a former civil engineer, company president, and champion swimmer, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Fountain View Center in Atlanta. Mr. Kirlin raised a family in Drexel Hill and later lived in Springfield, Delaware County, before moving to Georgia four years ago to be close to family. He grew up in Southwest Philadelphia, where he swam for a local boys club, and graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic High School, where he played football.