June 3, 2016 |
Marion I. Henle, 92, of Ambler, a retired executive secretary, died Saturday, May 28, of end-stage vascular dementia at Brookdale, an assisted-living facility in Montgomery Township. Ms. Henle was born at 2727 N. Croskey St. in Swampoodle, the neighborhood near 22nd Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia. Her mother, Ida H. Burton, was a divorced single mother working days as a hotel switchboard operator and nights as the piano accompanist for silent films in movie theaters.
May 13, 2016
MAYOR KENNEY doesn't publicly discuss his relationship with his wife, Maureen. He has only said, curtly, that they have been separated for years. Period, end of story. Which is fine with us. No first lady, no problem. But last week the mayor's wife was suddenly the subject of much talk - and a lot of angst and conspiracy theories - among court employees at City Hall. The gossip centered on why exactly she had been hired to work as an executive secretary in the Office of Judicial Records within the First Judicial District.
July 25, 2015 |
Robert M. Ruoff, 85, who made a major impact on the area high school sports landscape while serving as executive secretary for District 1 of the PIAA for the last 21 years, died Thursday morning at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "He was a great, great guy," said Steve Mescanti, District 1's baseball chairman. "He was a big advocate for District 1. He always tried to do the fair and correct thing. He gained a lot of respect for that. " According to Rod Stone, District 1's treasurer, Mr. Ruoff, a former principal at Lower Merion and Harriton Highs, died from "complications related to some pulmonary issues.
March 13, 2014 |
When Florence Goldman Fisch worked as a Burlington County deputy surrogate from 1981 to 1993, "it was cake every day," her daughter, Susan Kaplan, said. "She worked with the judge to finalize the papers for people adopting children. A wonderful job," Kaplan said. "She sat next to the judge. People would bring in cakes" and make it "a fabulous celebration of adoption. " On Saturday, March 8, Mrs. Fisch, 87, of Mount Laurel, died of sepsis at her daughter's home in Marlton after an earlier fall.
January 17, 2014 |
THE CEMETERY in Southwest Philadelphia is an abandoned, tumbledown ruin, overgrown in many places, gravestones knocked on their sides. To attempt to find a grave there, amid tens of thousands of graves, would have been impossible without the help of the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, a volunteer group working to preserve and restore the property. The email was answered within a day or so. Harry Shifren's grave is in Section K, Range 29, Lot 41. With a map, it took only a few minutes to find.
January 16, 2014 |
Mary C. Block, 80, of Gulph Mills, a homemaker and later an executive secretary and District Court clerk, died Friday, Jan. 10, of respiratory failure at Paoli Hospital. At age 44, Mrs. Block experienced a daunting family tragedy, but it never extinguished her zeal for life, said her son, Radnor Township Police Lt. Andy Block. Born in the coal region, in Mahanoy City, Pa., she graduated from Mahanoy City High School. She moved to Philadelphia and began working as a secretary for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. There she met the love of her life, Andrew G. Block.
October 28, 2013 |
MEDFORD Week after week, the crowds have been showing up at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford with one goal in mind: finding the perfect pumpkin. Families and schoolchildren exit buses and cars for tractor-drawn hayrides that take them to sprawling fields dotted with plump orange orbs. Their arrival is a rite of autumn for farmer Pete Johnson, who is marking what may be his best pumpkin season ever. "We have a phenomenal crop," said Johnson. "The rains were beneficial; they put size on the pumpkins.
July 10, 2013 |
Helen Marie Emge, 84, a homemaker and former Drexel Hill resident, died Friday, July 5, of complications from a stroke at the Exton home of her daughter, where she had lived for six years. The former Helen Robertshaw was born in Greensburg, southeast of Pittsburgh. As a youngster, she enjoyed playing sports. She graduated from Seton Hill Academy in Greensburg. During World War II, she volunteered there with the American Red Cross, and received the American Legion School Award Medal for good citizenship and helping to support the troops from the home front.
March 12, 2013
Presby's Inspired Life , a Philadelphia region not-for-profit, faith-based ministry that provides continuing care and affordable housing for more than 3,000 seniors in 30 communities, appointed the following board members: Brent James Eelman , moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia and pastor, Abington Presbyterian Church; Laurence M. Merlis, president and chief executive officer of Abington Health; and Marilyn Dyson, retired, volunteer...