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August 2, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even as their homeless clients struggled to eke out a living, two former executives of a Philadelphia nonprofit jetted to exotic locales, treated themselves to shopping sprees, and dined at some of the city's priciest restaurants - all with taxpayer money allotted for charitable aid, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Erica N. Brown and Nathaniel E. Robinson - both former employees of SELF Inc., which operates nine homeless shelters in the city - face theft charges stemming from the more than $350,000 they are accused of charging to the agency's American Express cards.
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August 2, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William S. Pilling II, 91, of Penn Valley, a pharmaceutical company executive, died Tuesday, July 29, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Pilling graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in 1941. Two years later, he joined the Army and served in France and Germany during World War II as a non-commissioned infantry sergeant in charge of a mortar squad. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a master's of business administration with distinction from Harvard University.
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July 29, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter D. Quick, 69, of Haddonfield, a former real estate executive for Philadelphia regional banks, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, July 19, while vacationing in Ocean City, N.J. A graduate of Collingswood High School, where he played on the football team, Mr. Quick attended Susquehanna University before serving in the Army in Vietnam. He returned to complete his undergraduate studies and earn a bachelor's degree at Temple University, his wife, Sharon, said. He began his banking career at Continental Bank in Philadelphia and retired from Midlantic Bank after Midlantic Corp.
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July 26, 2014 | By Chris Hepp and Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris. While Nutter and his delegation left unannounced, his arrival in the City of Light was noted Thursday by a staff news release that outlined his itinerary and stated goals for the trip.
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July 22, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months. That's how much time the Darby Borough Historical Commission has to raise $75,000 to save Woodmount, a 250-year-old structure on Darby Terrace, according to John Haigis, the commission's chairman. Haigis said that after a weekend meeting at Woodmount, Davoud Baravordeh, one of the property's owners, agreed to put off any demolition plans, giving the group six months to come up with the money and a plan to save the building. Baravordeh confirmed in an email Monday that he would postpone demolition for at least six months.
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July 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark T. Smylie, 70, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Center City, a security company executive who loved ice skating and the arts, died Friday, June 27, of a heart attack. He had just finished lunch and was stricken while sitting in his car outside a Fort Lauderdale restaurant, said James D. Stoup, his former partner and present companion. For 25 years, Mr. Smylie was president of Philadelphia-based General Security Systems Inc., a security guard provider and private detection agency.
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July 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Todd Stewart Jr., 89, of Blue Bell, a former executive with Fidelity Bank, died Thursday, July 3, at Normandy Farms Retirement Community. Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Stewart grew up in Butler, Pa., and graduated from Butler Public High School in 1941. At age 16, he enrolled in Harvard College, where he was a member of the crew team. He graduated in 1944. He completed a law degree in 1948 at Yale School of Law, with a focus on banking. After graduating, Mr. Stewart worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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July 14, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John T. Page Sr., 81, of Willow Grove, formerly of Malvern, a retired YMCA executive, died Friday, June 27, of esophageal cancer at his daughter's home in Abington. Mr. Page worked for many years at the YMCA - as youth director and executive director of the Upper Main Line YMCA and finally as a regional director for the organization in the East. His family said he was instrumental in developing the Upper Main Line Y into a major community center with branches in Berwyn and Great Valley.
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July 7, 2014 | Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph C. Ladd, 87, of Bryn Mawr, a former ward of the state who rose to become a respected insurance executive and Philadelphia civic leader, died Wednesday, June 18, of prostate cancer at his home. Mr. Ladd was born in Chicago, and taken in by the Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society before being adopted by Stephen C. and Laura McBride Ladd of Elgin, Ill. The home is now a United Way agency. Because of his boyhood experience, Mr. Ladd understood the need for public service and assumed a lifelong mantle of volunteerism.
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July 5, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Clark, the executive director of Philabundance, who has been credited as an innovator in the fight against hunger, announced his resignation from the agency Thursday. For 13 years, Clark, 61, ran the $50-million-a-year hunger-relief behemoth that is based in South Philadelphia and serves nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Philabundance moves 30 million pounds of food a year to 426 pantries in a region whose core is the poorest big city in America. Mark Bender, a member of the Philabundance board, was appointed interim executive director, according to a statement from Murvin Lackey, chairman of the board.
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