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October 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wallace S. Littlewood, 92, of Gladwyne, a Marine veteran of World War II and the president of a textile dye house in Manayunk for 40 years, died Sunday, Oct. 18, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Littlewood was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Bala Cynwyd. He attended the Episcopal Academy and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. In 1942, he enlisted in the Marines. He served in the Pacific aboard the Bunker Hill from 1942 through 1945. He received the Purple Heart.
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Sept. 11, 2001, Richard J. Twardy flew on a morning business assignment from Philadelphia to Boston as the terrorists were flying the other way. When his wife, Kimberly, finally reached him by phone in Boston, she said he told her that after he finished his business there, he would be headed toward another assignment in Canada. "I said, 'You're not going anywhere,' " his wife said. Because the federal government grounded flights after the attacks, he and his colleagues rented a car and drove back to Philadelphia.
NEWS
October 20, 2015 | By Matthew Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph K. Gordon, 90, a renowned Philadelphia lawyer and banking executive whose philanthropic prowess seemed to know no bounds, died of heart-related complications at Bryn Mawr Hospital on Oct. 5. Mr. Gordon, of the Haverford section of Lower Merion Township and Palm City, Fla., was a graduate of Episcopal Academy, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during World...
SPORTS
October 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The St. Louis Cardinals' director of player personnel, Matt Slater, interviewed last week for the Phillies' vacant general manager position, according to MLB.com. Slater has been in his current position with the Cardinals since January 2012 and has worked for the organization since 2007. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and Milwaukee Brewers, who hired him as a scouting and player development assistant when he was just 19 years old. Slater worked in Baltimore as administrator of scouting from 1995 to '98, so he did not work under new Phillies president Andy MacPhail when MacPhail led the Orioles (2007-11)
BUSINESS
October 14, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It might be more productive to watch bread rise. At least after a few hours, a lump of dough evolves to a fully-formed loaf, ready for baking. But when it comes to women in corporate leadership - on boards, as executives, or among the top earners in the region's publicly traded companies, the statistics are more like matzoh - basically flat after five years. From 2009 to 2014, the proportion of board seats held by women has barely budged in the region, up to 13 percent from 11 percent, according to a study released Tuesday by the Forum of Executive Women, a local group of senior female executives.
SPORTS
October 8, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
LANE JOHNSON has a sprained MCL, a sprained ankle, and 300-plus pounds of body weight pressing down on both of them. What he doesn't have is a choice. "We ain't got nobody else," the right tackle said yesterday as he sat in his locker with a towel around his waist. That's an admirable stance, and we should mention right away that Johnson is a tough dude who is one of the three things that we would take to a deserted island with us (the other two: a water purifier and a Kam Chancellor highlight tape)
NEWS
October 8, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louis R. Moffa, 89, formerly of Haddonfield, who retired in 2010 as an executive with Virtua, the South Jersey network of medical centers, died of end stage heart failure on Sunday, Sept. 27, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. As vice president for design and construction management for Virtua, a title he had held since he joined the firm in 1990, Mr. Moffa was responsible for the construction of the William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness in Voorhees, said a son, Louis R. Jr., a Cherry Hill lawyer.
SPORTS
October 4, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Sakiewicz was the public face of the Union since well before the team's first Major League Soccer season in 2010. Eventually, he and chairman/owner Jay Sugarman had different visions on the direction of the team. That cost Sakiewicz his job as chief executive officer and operating partner on Thursday. Sugarman, who works in New York and had limited contact over the years with the media was expansive during a Friday conference call in explaining Sakiewicz's ouster. Sakiewicz, a former professional goalkeeper, was often criticized for meddling too much in player acquisition.
NEWS
September 27, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John A. Severance, 79, of Malvern, a former newspaper advertising executive, died Friday, Sept. 18, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from a previous surgery. Born in Berwyn, Mr. Severance was the son of Kathryn Holman Severance and Alexander Severance, basketball coach at Villanova University for 25 seasons and a justice of the peace in Berwyn. Such officials are now called district judges. Mr. Severance graduated from St. Agnes High School in West Chester and Villanova University.
NEWS
September 22, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur Winkler, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., a lawyer, public official, health executive, and president of Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill in the 1990s, died of a brain disease at home on Sept. 12. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Winkler graduated from Millburn High School in Essex County in 1962, and earned a bachelor's in history in 1966 and a law degree in 1969, both at Rutgers University. When Richard Chait roomed with Mr. Winkler at Rutgers in the 1960s, "we were the backcourt duo on the basketball team," Chait said.
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