February 24, 2015 |
One summer in the 1960s, when he was in his 40s, John F. Born took his family on a vacation in New England. "We came across a rail yard in Vermont, and he was struck by the mechanical beauty of the locomotives," his son Matthew recalled. "He became kind of a rail fan, and a couple of times a year, he would go on short trips and photograph railroads all over the country. " Eventually, his son said, Mr. Born became a contributor to the Triumph series of books about the former Pennsylvania Railroad published by Barnard, Roberts & Co. That was just for fun after he retired, his son said.
February 18, 2015
WHOA, Gov. Wolf, you are not going to gain favoritism with your new constituents by putting a hold on Pennsylvania's death penalty. There are horrible criminals on Pennsylvania's death row who should get what they deserve for killing innocent people: their own death. This is not the way to go. Eric Frein will definitely get the death penalty for killing the state trooper. So, you are not going to sign his death warrant? The family of the trooper wants Frein dead, and for you to keep him alive will not go well, especially if you want to be re-elected.
February 15, 2015 |
William J. Coopersmith, 88, of Glen Mills and Jupiter, Fla., a retired executive, civic leader, and sportsman, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 7, at Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park. A Philadelphia native, he graduated from Villanova College in 1950 and spent a year studying at Georgetown Law School. The world of commerce beckoned, though, so he joined his father, becoming general manager of Great Leopard Super Markets. He operated one of the nation's first supermarkets in the refitted shell of a textile mill in Chester.
February 12, 2015 |
Stephen Timothy Roll, 61, of Bala Cynwyd, an executive at WHYY for more than two decades, died Friday, Feb. 6, of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Known as Tim, Mr. Roll had a long career in the Philadelphia radio and TV industry. He was a manager of corporate underwriting at WHYY, where he worked for 24 years. In his role with WHYY, Mr. Roll sold advertising spots to corporate and nonprofit clients across all platforms - radio, TV and on www.whyy.org . Before that, Mr. Roll worked in radio advertising sales for WCAU-AM, KYW-AM, and WMGK-FM.
February 12, 2015 |
The leadership shuffling at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. over the last few years became evident again when the company filed its annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report from the Israel-based drugmaker, whose Americas headquarters is in North Wales, Montgomery County, included the five most highly compensated executives for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014. Chief executive officer Erez Vigodman was the first listed on the report, filed Monday evening, but he didn't have the highest total compensation last year, though only in part because he got that title on Feb. 11, 2014.
February 10, 2015 |
John C. "Jack" Savage, 78, of Newtown Square, a basketball player for St. Joseph's University who went on to become an executive with Main Line Health, died Sunday, Feb. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at White Horse Village. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Savage was a 1954 graduate of West Catholic High School and a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph's University. He played basketball for both. In 1953, he was part of the West Catholic team that beat Wilt Chamberlain's Overbrook High team, 54-42, in a game at the Palestra.
February 8, 2015 |
When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman recently asked Peter Luukko to meet with Florida Panthers owner Vinnie Viola and possibly get involved with their franchise, the former Flyers president was reluctant. Luukko, who 14 months ago abruptly resigned as president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, was content with his new lifestyle. "I told him I had businesses I was involved with and was having a lot of fun," Luukko said Friday. "I was watching my boys play [hockey]
February 8, 2015 |
Debra Ann Whitlow Rosier, 54, of Wallingford, an executive at a media company in Bala Cynwyd, died Friday, Jan. 30, of breast cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Orlando, Mrs. Rosier grew up in Cohasset, Mass. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Syracuse University in 1982. Mrs. Rosier worked for advertising agencies in Dallas and Boston before joining Harmelin Media in Bala Cynwyd in 1992. Her first job was as a senior media planner, evaluating the best mix of media outlets in order to get a client's message across.
February 7, 2015 |
Erik Hendricks, 71, of Haverford, a former staff member and longtime executive director of the Pennsylvania SPCA, died Friday, Jan. 30, of leukemia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Hendricks' tenure with the animal welfare group ran from 1976 to 2007, and he helped create and implement some of the signature programs and services the PSPCA offers. He also advocated at the state level for stricter laws to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. "We are proud to have had Erik as part of our history, and we honor his commitment to our lifesaving mission," said Jerry Buckley, CEO of the PSPCA.
January 30, 2015 |
Barbara Gottlieb Zehender, 75, of Philadelphia, a trailblazer for women in the field of advertising, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of an intestinal ailment at her Center City home. Over three decades, Mrs. Zehender rose from clerk to partner and executive vice president at Dorland Global Health Communications in Philadelphia. She was a single mother of two small children with a graduate degree in special education when she knocked on the door of Harry Sweeney, Dorland's president. "I don't know anything about advertising," she told him. "But I'm smart, I'll do anything, and I really need a job. " The pitch worked.