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June 27, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 24, 1992 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
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January 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William T. Weir Sr., 92, of Ambler, a civil engineer who harnessed his lifelong fascination with water and bridges to serve Philadelphia's suburban municipalities and water companies, died Monday, Dec. 30, of cardiac failure at Gwynedd Estates. His wife of 66 years, the former Mary Grim, had died in a nursing home in Spring House 10 days earlier. He was the provider, she the nurturer and homemaker. Later she became a teacher. "Emotionally, they were very much together," said daughter Lucinda "Cindy" Veit.
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December 1, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John A. Lepore, 78, of Springfield, Delaware County, a civil engineer who found his life's purpose in teaching, died Friday, Feb. 14, of Alzheimer's disease at Riddle Memorial Hospital's skilled nursing center in Media. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Lepore attended South Philadelphia High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from what is now Drexel University and a master's degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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February 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John A. Lepore, 78, of Springfield, Delaware County, a civil engineer who found his life's purpose in teaching, died Friday, Feb. 14, of Alzheimer's disease at Riddle Memorial Hospital's skilled nursing center in Media. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Lepore attended South Philadelphia High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from what is now Drexel University and a master's degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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January 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William T. Weir Sr., 92, of Ambler, a civil engineer who harnessed his lifelong fascination with water and bridges to serve Philadelphia's suburban municipalities and water companies, died Monday, Dec. 30, of cardiac failure at Gwynedd Estates. His wife of 66 years, the former Mary Grim, had died in a nursing home in Spring House 10 days earlier. He was the provider, she the nurturer and homemaker. Later she became a teacher. "Emotionally, they were very much together," said daughter Lucinda "Cindy" Veit.
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March 10, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 10, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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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.
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June 30, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 27, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 1, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
November 18, 2011 | BY JEFF JANICZEK, janiczj@phillynews.com
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.
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