September 19, 2013 |
Philippus Miller Jr., 84, an insurance executive in Philadelphia for more than three decades, died Sunday, Aug. 18, of cancer at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. Known to friends as Binnie, he was a former secretary general of the Society of the Cincinnati, one of the nation's oldest patriotic organizations. Members must be descendants of officers who fought during the Revolutionary War. Formed in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army, the group chose George Washington as its first president.
September 18, 2013 |
Beverly Anne Young, 79, of Southampton, former nursing administrator at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, died at Seacrest Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., on Thursday, Sept. 12, following a stroke. Born in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, she graduated from the nursing program at Miscericordia University in West Philadelphia. She then became a registered nurse in the Navy stationed in the United States, her daughter Mary Citrolo said.
September 12, 2013 |
Richard W. Billings, 86, a local banking executive and former board chairman of Crozer-Keystone Health System, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, of cancer at his home in Springton Lake Village, Media. Mr. Billings retired in 1989 as executive vice president and director of Fidelity Bank and Fidelcorp, both now part of Wells Fargo. Earlier in his career, he served as president, chairman, and chief executive officer of Southeast National Bank, which merged with Fidelity in 1984. While affiliated with Southeast, his office was on the Main Line.
September 4, 2013 |
Ronald L. Stewart, 77, of Blue Bell, a senior business executive and leader in the pharmaceutical industry for 34 years, died of a heart arrhythmia Monday, Aug. 26, at his vacation home on Martha's Vineyard. His family said Mr. Stewart died in his sleep. He had not been ill. Mr. Stewart retired in 1999 from Merck, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer. At that time, he was executive director in charge of long-term care, marketing, and sales. Before joining Merck, Stewart worked for 24 years at SmithKline Beecham - now GlaxoSmithKline - in Philadelphia; he held positions in marketing, national accounts, government affairs, and human resources; he rose to vice president of corporate accounts.
September 2, 2013 |
Robert P. Hauptfuhrer, 81, a Sun Oil executive whose entrepreneurial family came to the United States from Germany in the 1860s, died Sunday, Aug. 11, at Bryn Mawr Hospital from complications of a brain hemorrhage. His mother's father, Albert Schoenhut, immigrated from Wurttemberg in 1866 at age 17. He started making toy pianos out of a storefront on Frankford Avenue in 1872. The business later became the Schoenhut Toy & Piano Co., employing 400 workers. Mr. Hauptfuhrer's other grandfather, Henry, immigrated from Wollmar to Philadelphia in 1882 and founded Hauptfuhrer Dairies, which eventually became part of National Dairies.
August 22, 2013 |
Homicide detectives are making "significant progress" in their investigation into the death of Daquan Crump, the 19-year-old found with multiple face and head wounds at a Bustleton construction site early Monday, police said. Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said Tuesday that detectives had traced much of the final hours of Crump's life, from Saturday night, when he left his shift at a Wendy's restaurant on Red Lion Road, to when his body was found in a nearby site on the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue, near Red Lion Road, by a construction worker about 7 a.m. They have established Crump's whereabouts "not right up until the end, but close," Clark said.
July 30, 2013 |
Jackson Grim Denton, 101, a real estate executive, died Saturday, July 20, of pneumonia at the Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford. For many years, he lived in Wynnewood. As a young man, Mr. Denton had suffered from poor health, said his son, Jackson Grim Denton Jr., and he learned to take care of himself. "He never smoked, he never drank, and he walked everywhere. A car was something you used when you couldn't walk there. He never ate sweets," his son said. He said his father was healthy until a month ago. Mr. Denton spent his entire business career with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1973 as associate manager of the mortgage and real estate department.
July 26, 2013 |
GlaxoSmithKline chief executive officer Andrew Witty said Wednesday that he and other top leaders at company headquarters in London were unaware of the activity of GSK executives in China accused of using travel agencies to pay off doctors and other health-care providers to increase drug sales. "To see these allegations about people working for GSK is, as we've said, shameful," Witty said in a conference call with reporters, his first public comment since the scandal broke. "For me, personally, they are deeply disappointing," he said.
July 26, 2013 |
Joseph L. Garde, 84, of Blue Bell, a pharmaceutical company executive, died Tuesday, July 23, of heart failure at Abington Health-Lansdale Hospital. As a young man, Mr. Garde went to work in the family business, West Wholesale Drug Co. on Luzerne Street in Philadelphia. He swept floors, drove trucks, and managed the warehouse before working his way up to president and chief executive in 1966. Several years later, he merged the firm with Massachusetts Wholesale Drug Co. of Worcester, Mass., and District Wholesale Drug Co. of Washington to form Spectro Industries in Philadelphia.
July 19, 2013 |
GOV. CORBETT yesterday signed an execution warrant for Harve Lamar Johnson, convicted of brutally beating 2-year-old Darisabel Baez to death in York in 2008. The girl died April 7, 2008, the day after police were called to the West Philadelphia Street home she shared with her mother, Neida Baez and Johnson, who was Baez's live-in boyfriend. Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 2009 by a jury that determined Darisabel's beating amounted to torture.