November 16, 2014 |
Edward G. Carideo Sr., 83, of Cinnaminson, a former director of ethics at the Ford Aerospace unit in Willow Grove, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton. At one point, Mr. Carideo and several friends established the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Care Center in Camden, son Matthew said. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Carideo graduated from St. Thomas More High School there and earned a bachelor's at St. Joseph's University.
November 1, 2014 |
A NORTH PHILLY MAN was gunned down yesterday in an execution-style shooting, police said. Just after 4:30 p.m., Rodney Richardson, 28, was shot seven times in his torso, chest, back and arm as he stood in the walkway of a home on 11th Street near Poplar, a police source said. Medics rushed him to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. According to preliminary evidence, Richardson had just parked his Chevrolet Malibu in front of the home and was standing in the walkway when two men pulled up in a white Jaguar, the source said.
October 25, 2014 |
Nicholas J. Cappello Sr., 103, of Haddonfield, who retired in 1974 as vice president of human resources and labor relations for the government and commercial systems division of Radio Corp. of America, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at his home. Born in Whitehall, N.Y., on the southern shore of Lake Champlain, Mr. Cappello graduated from Whitehall High School and, after a three-year apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at General Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., studied at the Brooklyn campus of the Pratt Institute.
October 21, 2014 |
Don G. Stout, 68, of West Chester, who sold commercial printing and volunteered for various causes and once received $10,000 on behalf of the Salvation Army, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at home of appendiceal cancer. In December 2007, Mr. Stout was serving as a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Boscov's store in Exton when a man approached and passed him a hand-written note. The letter explained how the Salvation Army had provided him with coffee and doughnuts 40 years before while he served at his military post.
October 15, 2014 |
Darryl L. Coates, 55, an executive who worked to stem the tide of drug abuse and violence among Philadelphia's young people, died Thursday, Oct. 2, of complications from a stroke at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. From 2005 until he became ill in 2012, Mr. Coates was executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), where he collaborated with city, state, and national officials on intervention strategies. "Darryl led with authority and strength, and served with humility," PAAN said in a statement on its website.
October 9, 2014 |
WHEN THE Irish Memorial was dedicated on Penn's Landing in 2003, Jack O'Connell, a member of the board that commissioned the sculpture, happily pointed out convincing evidence of how the Irish have prospered in America since the deadly famine of the 1800s. "All the committee members are overweight," joked O'Connell, himself a big man. In contrast, the 35 figures on the 30-foot-long monument show in their faces the ravages of a famine that killed millions when the Irish potato crop failed between 1845 and 1850, causing a massive migration to America.
October 3, 2014 |
Francis J. McCoy, 91, of Springfield, Delaware County, a car sales executive and a tireless civic worker, died Sunday, Sept. 28, of cancer at Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Known as "Fran," Mr. McCoy landed a job in 1946 as the parts manager for Terminal Chevrolet in Upper Darby. He rose to sales manager, beginning a four-decade career as a car sales executive. Mr. McCoy moved to Ferraro Cadillac in Springfield as the used car sales manager in the 1960s and 1970s.
October 1, 2014 |
Alan Beaumont Worthington, 89, of Plymouth Meeting, a World War II veteran and insurance claims company executive, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of congestive heart failure at Masonic Village in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Worthington was a leader in the Philadelphia-area insurance claims business. As president of Weeks-Worthington Adjustment Co. in Jenkintown, he provided independent claims-adjustment services for larger insurance firms. The firm was sold, and Mr. Worthington stayed on until retiring nine years ago. He was treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters for many years.
September 30, 2014 |
Arson and major crimes detectives were investigating a fire at the home of John P. Sheridan Jr., president and CEO of the Cooper University Health System, and his wife - whose bodies were found in their bedroom Sunday morning, authorities said. Firefighters found Sheridan, 72, and his wife, Joyce, 69, when they were called to the couple's home in Skillman, Somerset County, in central New Jersey. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the house but no flames. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said detectives from its arson task force and the major crimes unit assigned to the case had been joined by the crime scene investigation and forensic units.
September 24, 2014 |
Sara Carter Vogel, 83, of Wynnewood, an executive secretary and Main Line area volunteer, died Thursday, Sept. 18, of an aneurysm at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Vogel was the wife of William W. Vogel, former president judge of Montgomery County Court. The two were married for 48 years. She graduated from Lower Merion High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1952. For 40 years until retiring in 1999, Mrs. Vogel worked as an executive secretary to Paul F. Miller Jr., a principal in the West Conshohocken investment firm of Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd.