November 5, 1991 |
James A. Milanesi, 79, a pioneer in reconstructive dentistry who practiced 56 years on Torresdale Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in Abington. A man of humor and humanity, Dr. Milanesi loved jazz and opera and golf and books, but it was his work "that was his life expression," according to his daughter, Linda Milanesi. He was still seeing patients as recently as three weeks ago, and to the end, found that his specialty "kept him intellectually challenged and emotionally stimulated," his daughter said.
April 16, 2013 |
JEFFREY DEITCH majored in psychology, but eventually became more fascinated by what goes on inside the brain than its emotional reactions. He was intrigued by the "miracle of this extraordinarily well-oiled machine - our brains," said his son, Caleb Deitch. This fascination led him to the main thrust of his scientific work, the study of the crippling disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and the search for a cause and cure. "He found his life's professional path and passion," his son said.
June 8, 1994 |
THE PRU-BACHE MURDER Jeffrey Taylor HarperCollins / $23 In the mid-1980s, before Ronald Reagan's booming economy turned into George Bush's bust, all things financial seemed within reach. Junk bonds made possible goldfish-swallowing-the-whale takeovers. Executive pay rivaled the GNP of some Third World nations. The stock market marched onward and upward. So rosy were the times that even a young immigrant Russian, before he mastered the language, could go from janitor to super stock trader, grossing (in every sense of the word)
July 21, 1989 |
Frederick P. Cornell, 66, of Cherry Hill, who practiced dentistry for 35 years before retiring in 1987, died yesterday at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus in Philadelphia. Dr. Cornell, who practiced in Bethpage, N.Y., was a 1950 graduate of Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis. He also was a lifetime member of the American and New York Dental Associations. Dr. Cornell was a member of the Cherry Hill Rotary and the Cherry Hill lodge of Brith Sholom. He also was a volunteer at the Jewish Geriatric Home in Cherry Hill.
December 11, 2012
A memorial service for U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Paul E. Farrell, 86, who died Friday, Oct. 19, in Virginia Beach, Va., will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Arlington National Cemetery. A 12:45 p.m. service will be followed by burial with full military honors, said his son, U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Farrell Jr. Born in Upper Darby, Adm. Farrell graduated West Catholic High School and La Salle University. He was a Navy hospital corpsman in World War II, then served aboard the USS Fargo.
December 5, 1991 |
Working with his hands and studying the sciences were youthful pastimes that eventually led Andrew M. Halbert to dentistry. "From junior high school, I was very interested in the sciences," Halbert said. "I enjoyed . . . doing models, balsa airplanes and ships. Those two things, combined with the research I did in the dental field at Villanova," tipped the balance toward the field of dentistry. Halbert, who lives in Havertown, recently opened a practice in advanced restorative dentistry at 234 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr.
December 7, 2012 |
ALTHOUGH SIDNEY Riddick Bridges was known as a distinguished dentist who wanted to help the needy get the same quality care as the wealthy, he was also a man of many talents and interests. An accomplished photographer, he captured the beauty of Fairmount Park, the Wissahickon Valley, Boathouse Row and other famous Philadelphia scenic delights, as well as the landscape of the human face. He enchanted friends and family with his work, and also exhibited at local art venues, including the October Gallery, which featured the work of African-American artists.
December 17, 2012 |
Sidney R. Bridges, 81, a dentist who served patients at his West Philadelphia office for 50 years, died Saturday, Dec. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at Rosemont Presbyterian Village, an assisted-living facility. Dr. Bridges was an emeritus member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, which administers clinical examinations in dentistry and dental hygiene. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Dental Examiners since 1975, and was on the board of governors of the Philadelphia County Dental Society.
September 1, 1993 |
Camden will administer a new dose of medicine to its students next year. Taking advantage of the city's growing health industry, Camden will start a medical arts high school in the fall of 1994. The new school will be temporarily housed in the nursing school at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. It will be operated by the school system in conjunction with Lourdes and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Eventually, a $2 million facility will be built to house the expected 200- to-300 students on a proposed Urban Clinical Campus, to be developed along Haddon Avenue by Lourdes and UMDNJ.
April 30, 1997 |
James F. Ventura, 75, a dentist who helped identify the bodies of American soldiers killed in World War II through dental forensics, died Saturday at his home in Media. Dr. Ventura practiced dentistry in Media for more than 40 years. He had taught dentistry part time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and worked in forensic dentistry for the Delaware County Coroner's Office for a number of years. After serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, Dr. Ventura remained in Poland for two years after the war to help identify the bodies of U.S. servicemen through dental forensics.