October 27, 2015 |
ON SATURDAY afternoon, when a rising career as a baseball executive was taking him from the West Coast back to his roots on the East Coast, from the shotgun seat in Anaheim to the head seat at the table that is the Phillies' front office, Matt Klentak's voicemail was full. But Klentak, who was introduced as the Phillies' general manager in an 11 a.m. press conference today at Citizens Bank Park, at least had some battery life left on his cellphone. On Saturday morning, he called Justin Hollander, the director of baseball operations with the Los Angeles Angels, with whom he worked as an assistant general manager over the last four years.
July 31, 2015 |
Robert Macrae Thomson, 88, of Wayne, a sailor, skier, and gardener, died Monday, July 13, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital after several years of living with progressive bulbar palsy, a disease that attacks the nerves supplying certain muscles. Mr. Thomson worked in paper and packaging-goods sales, first in New York City for the Lily-Tulip Cup Corp., and later for the Dairy Pack division of Champion Paper in New Jersey. He and his family lived in Devon, Riverton, and, finally, Wayne.
July 2, 2015 |
James A. Nolan, 59, of New Hope, who worked in the family title insurance company his entire adult life, died Sunday, June 21, of liver cancer. The lifelong Bucks County resident, a 1974 graduate of Neshaminy High School, began working at Tohickon Abstract Co. in Holicong soon after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1978. At the time of his death, he was president and co-owner. His brother Patrick called him a "super-hard worker in the family business. " His wife, however, said his family came first.
July 1, 2015 |
Walking into CrossFit Main Line, the Ardmore outpost of the national gym franchise, there was an immediate boot-camp vibe. The decor - rough panels of wood boldly marked like cargo with the gym's logo, a suspended hand-pull apparatus flanked by an American flag - signaled an Olympian dedication to athletics. Beneath the apparatus, a small circle of participants, mostly middle-aged and male, was engrossed in executing leap-frog-like sets of burpees. Pump-up tunes - Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" - played in the background.
June 20, 2014 |
Andrea Grace Jordan, 58, of Chadds Ford, a specialist in cell pathology, died Sunday, June 15, at Christiana Hospital in Delaware of complications from a fall. Dr. Jordan fell down a flight of steps at her second home in Delaware. She stopped breathing and could not be revived. Dr. Jordan was a published expert in the subspecialty of cytopathology. After completing a fellowship in the field, she became a clinical professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and later served on the staff at Graduate Hospital and Crozer-Chester Health System.
March 13, 2014 |
Blaine Alison Steinberg, 20, of Wynnewood, an accomplished athlete whose positive attitude and openness inspired those who knew her, died Friday, March 7, of a heart attack in Hanover, N.H. Ms. Steinberg, a junior at Dartmouth College, played lacrosse and soccer at William Penn Charter School - winning accolades as a U.S. lacrosse academic All-American in 2010 and 2011. She was a member of the lacrosse team at Dartmouth. More that 1,500 people, including three busloads from Penn Charter, remembered her Monday during services at Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim in Wynnewood.
December 16, 2013 |
J. Robertson "Robbi" Cox, 73, of Westtown, an architect who designed corporate headquarters and educational facilities, died Thursday, Nov. 28, of pancreatic cancer at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Cox's buildings can be seen in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia. He also planned and designed country clubs, some local. Born in Janesville, Wis., he grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and went from there to Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962.
August 28, 2013 |
LAST WEEK, a bullet ended 19-year-old Aaron McDaniels' life. The Philly teen had been shot twice before. After one of those occasions, he told the Daily News he was considering a relative's offer to move out of the city. "It'd be better, and it would be hard, like starting a whole new life," he said. Now, he's dead. Another kid from another tough neighborhood in another tough city who had a chance to get out and didn't take it. I was 17 when my family made the semitraumatic move out of the Bronx, to Connecticut.
May 24, 2013 |
A women's-rights lawyer said Wednesday that federal suits had been filed against several U.S. colleges, including Swarthmore College, alleging that the schools did not properly handle students' sexual-assault allegations. Two other complaints making similar claims were filed against Swarthmore last month. It was not immediately clear how many of the suits filed Wednesday were against Swarthmore. The complaints are not public, according to Gloria Allred, but they allege that the schools - Swarthmore, Dartmouth College, the University of North Carolina, the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Berkeley - did not comply with Title IX or the Clery Act. Title IX, commonly known as a law related to women's sports, also contains civil rights requirements.
November 26, 2010 |
Philip Metzidakis, 79, a Spanish-language and literature teacher at Swarthmore College from 1968 until he retired in 1995, died of complications from a fall on Monday, Nov. 8, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Born in Springfield, Mass., he graduated from the former Classical High School there in 1949 and earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1953 and a doctorate from Yale University in 1960, both in Spanish literature. His daughter, Penelope Barnett, said he often recalled that at Dartmouth, "there was a teacher who really turned him on to Spanish.