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January 14, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugenia Burke Meade, 93, of Haddonfield, who retired in 1980 as corporate pension director and senior counselor for John Wanamaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Haddonfield home of her daughter, Mary Jo Gallagher. After she retired from the department store chain, Mrs. Meade was a teacher of weekly Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for youngsters who do not attend Catholic schools. The classes were at from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield, where she was also a substitute teacher and a playground moderator.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are expected to interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for their executive personnel vacancy, according to ESPN. The report said that Fitterer would interview this week. Seattle beat visiting Carolina, 31-17, in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday night. The Eagles haven't confirmed reports during the search for a new senior scout. Fitterer has been in his current post since 2010, and in that span the Seahawks drafted 13 starters, according to the team's website.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Over all those sultry training-camp afternoons in Tuscaloosa, all those midseason practices to prepare for Auburn or Florida or another SEC power, all those pro days for the dozens of prospective draft picks that Alabama produced, Greg McElroy could never get over the way so many NFL scouts listened so closely to Ed Marynowitz. "It was captivating how many people went out of their way not only to say hello, but also talk to him with notepads out," McElroy, who quarterbacked the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 2009, said in a phone interview.
NEWS
December 26, 2014 | By John Timpane, For The Inquirer
Kernie L. Anderson, 74, of Philadelphia, a huge name in African American media in the region, died Saturday, Dec. 20. Mr. Anderson, an executive at WDAS-AM/FM, WHAT-AM, and WURD-AM, was known for his precision and control in business affairs, his commitment to African American media, and his ability to turn things around for ailing media venues. "He was a very meticulous businessman," said Karen Warrington, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Pa.), "and many times was brought in to radio stations when they were experiencing economic hard times.
NEWS
December 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shivah will be observed this weekend for Philip J. Kendall, 85, a former publishing company owner who died Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Florida. The Kendall family will sit shivah after 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and after 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at his residence in Center City Philadelphia. Mr. Kendall, the former president of Packard Press, and companion Francine Freedman, 80, from Akron, Ohio, were struck and killed by a car near their new home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The accident is under investigation.
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia publishing company owner and his companion were struck and killed by a car Wednesday night while crossing the street near their new home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Philip J. Kendall, 85, former president of Packard Press, and Francine Freedman, 80, had moved to the beachside community near Boca Raton this week. At 7:06 p.m., the two were crossing Ocean Drive at mid-block when a 2007 Lexus RX350 driven by Mark Lasman, 64, of Boca Raton, hit them, the Sheriff's Office said.
NEWS
December 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harold Isen, 93, of Bala Cynwyd, former chairman and chief executive officer of the Paramount Packaging Corp., died Monday, Dec. 8, of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Isen graduated from Overbrook High School and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from Temple University. After serving in the Army from 1942 to 1944, Mr. Isen returned to Philadelphia to run the Enterprise Paper Co., which his father, Nathan, started in 1908.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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