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NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Milton Sprague Stearns Jr., 91, a business executive and former longtime resident of Gladwyne, died Monday, March 30, of complications from pneumonia in a nursing facility near his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Mr. Stearns was former chairman of Judson Infrared Inc., a company in Fort Washington that made infrared detectors. He was founder and president of Charter Financial Co., a financial consulting firm in Philadelphia and later in Radnor. Mr. Stearns was a former group vice president of the Fidelity Bank, now part of Wells Fargo, before creating Charter Financial.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Morris "Mickey" Lloyd Jr., 77, of Philadelphia, an insurance executive who was active in alumni affairs for various educational institutions, died of a heart attack Monday, March 16, in Vero Beach, Fla. His family said Mr. Lloyd collapsed as he was about to tee off for a round of golf with his wife and daughter. The family maintains a condominium in Florida. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Chestnut Hill Academy but graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., in 1956.
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a man captured on video last month committing an execution-style murder in a coin laundry. Eric Norman, 25, a stay-at-home father, was gunned down Feb. 19 in the laundry on the 1300 block of South 53d Street. Homicide Capt. James Clark released video Wednesday showing a person entering the establishment. Off-camera, the person pointed a silver handgun at Norman and fired several times. As Norman slid to the floor wounded, the man leaned down and fired a fatal shot into his head, Clark said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last October, Comcast Corp. was rocked by one of its periodic customer service blowups when a California accountant claimed in a federal lawsuit that a top Comcast executive had gotten him fired for complaining about overcharges on his cable bills. Conal O'Rourke of San Jose said that after he called to complain to Comcast's controller's office, the head of the office, Lawrence Salva, phoned his employer to complain about him. Within days, PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. fired O'Rourke for violating its ethics standards.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shaun F. O'Malley, 79, of Chestnut Hill, a former executive with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, of metastatic melanoma at home. Mr. O'Malley joined Price Waterhouse in June 1959 and stayed there until retiring in June 1995. He was hired by the firm's Philadelphia office and maintained ties there throughout his career. He worked for Price Waterhouse in Japan, and in the company's New York office in the early 1970s and from 1988 until 1995. He was named a partner in 1973 and was elected chairman and senior partner in 1988.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Gray, who has been serving as interim executive director of the Pennsylvania Ballet since last summer, has had his interim status removed and will manage the company going forward, ballet board chair David Hoffman announced Thursday. Hoffman touted Gray's "strong leadership style and breadth of experience in ballet, nonprofit, and financial communities" in making the announcement. Gray, 55, who began in the press office of the New York City Ballet and then became a certified financial planner and consultant to many nonprofits facing change, has also been executive director of the American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's largest dance organization.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, was sentenced to die in 1984 for the killing of Amos Norwood, a 56-year-old Germantown church volunteer. In February, Wolf issued a temporary reprieve on all executions, saying he wanted to see the results of a long-delayed report on the state's death penalty first.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
James N. Clark, 77, of Philadelphia, an advertising executive and compassionate activist, died Monday, Feb. 23, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of complications from Parkinson's disease. Mr. Clark and Anthony A. Lyle, his companion of 45 years, were on vacation when Mr. Clark was hospitalized after becoming ill. Mr. Clark was a former vice president and associate creative director of Lewis, Gilman & Kynett Inc., an advertising agency in Philadelphia. An advertising copywriter, Mr. Clark began his career in Philadelphia at the Insurance Co. of North America.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
LILLIE WELLS was known for her polish and grace, and one of her goals in life was to help young women of color attain the same qualities. Lillie dedicated a large portion of her life to helping others, and one of the many roles she assumed was to mentor young African-American women with the aim of showing them how to thrive in both the social world and the marketplace. "She would expose them to art and culture, the social graces, etiquette and other qualities they would need to succeed in the professional world," her family said.
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