May 20, 2016 |
Ralph M. Schrager, 58, of Elkins Park, a specialist in the care of fragile and seriously ill newborns, died Friday, May 13, of complications from acute leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A beloved and influential physician, Dr. Schrager joined the Abington Memorial Hospital staff in 2006 as an attending neonatologist. In a career lasting three decades, he saved the lives of thousands of babies, many of them born prematurely. "He was excellent in both his practical and diagnostic skills, as well as his empathy and compassionate care of families," said his wife, Debbie.
May 24, 1996 |
At Jenkintown United Methodist preschool's end-of-school picnic, Hyon Bin Park (foreground), 4, enjoys the shade of a large tree with her mother, Shim Ok Park, and sister, Hyon Un, 3. The event was held in Richard Wall Park in Elkins Park.
April 18, 1995 |
Friends and family mourn yesterday during graveside services for Desmond Hayes, 17, at Merion Memorial Park in Bala Cynwyd. Hayes, of Mount Airy, was shot and killed last week in an egg-throwing prank in Elkins Park.
April 30, 1997 |
Sister Rose Mary Behan, 70, a retired Dominican nun whose fluency in Spanish helped her teach in Cuba, died Saturday at her home at St. Catherine Hall in Elkins Park. Born in Hudson Falls, N.Y., as Catherine Margaret Behan, Sister Rose Mary was educated at area schools. In 1945, she entered the Order of Dominican Sisters, whose mother house is in Elkins Park. She took her first vows in 1948 and her final vows in 1951. Sister Rose Mary earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1954 from Marywood College in Scranton and in 1963 earned a religious education certificate from Siena College near Albany, N.Y. She taught at schools in Cuba in 1949 and 1950, and from 1954 to 1957.
October 13, 2011
A story Monday on how the late saxophonist Michael Brecker helped get more people registered as bone marrow donors misstated the site where the story's author's donor was tested. It was Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park.