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November 30, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William R. Jones, 95, of Broomall, a retired pharmaceutical company executive, died Sunday, Nov. 23, of cardiac arrest at his home. Born in 1919, Mr. Jones grew up in South Philadelphia. His early years were filled with school, playing baseball, and working in the family pharmacy at 17th and Federal Streets. He graduated from Central High School and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science - now University of the Sciences - and then Drexel University with a master's degree in chemistry.
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November 26, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
A LOT OF urban kids resist getting into environmental studies because creeks and woods and the creepy crawly creatures that live in them are alien to them. "They don't want to sit in the dirt; they don't want to sit in the grass; they don't want to hold an earthworm," a teacher once said. But Phyllis Green's students at the Turner Middle School got acclimated fast as they squished in the mud on the banks of Cobbs Creek. In fact, Phyllis's students focused on restoring the creek, a body of sluggish water that has known the ravages of urban civilization, pollution and other disruptions through the years and sorely needed tender loving care.
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November 23, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Theodore Eisen, 87, a former executive with the Air Safety Foundation in Washington, died of complications from dementia on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton. In the 1980s, Mr. Eisen was vice president of research and planning for the foundation, an arm of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. According to an article in the association's magazine, Mr. Eisen and his staff researched noncommercial aircraft accidents to help aviation manufacturers improve their products.
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November 23, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett on Friday signed an execution warrant for the man convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird in a 1996 bank robbery. Christopher Roney's execution date was set for Jan. 8 - almost exactly 19 years to the day since Vaird was shot while responding to a robbery at a PNC Bank in Feltonville. The death warrant is Corbett's 41st signed since he assumed office. The governor also signed warrants for two other men, according to a statement from his office.
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November 16, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 1, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
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October 25, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 21, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  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.
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October 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 9, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
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