October 26, 2013 |
James H. McFarlane liked playing ice hockey far more than he liked sitting in a classroom. Mr. McFarlane had four offers of "scholarships for playing ice hockey for colleges," his wife, Jeannette, said. He accepted none. "He ended up playing for a farm team to the New York Rangers," she said. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Mr. McFarlane, 84, a resident of Mount Laurel for 23 years who retired in 1984 as senior vice president of sales for Cunard Line Ltd. in New York City, died of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
October 18, 2013 |
Joseph A. Martin Sr., 87, of Longport, N.J., a former borough commissioner there and a freight account executive for trucking firms, died of cancer Thursday, Oct. 10, at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. Born into the family that owned the former Philadelphia tugboat firm P.F. Martin Inc., Mr. Martin was known by many by his nickname of "Tugger. " He grew up in Port Richmond, graduated from La Salle College High School, and as a teenager served on a destroyer providing support to World War II convoys in the North Atlantic, son Patrick said.
October 16, 2013 |
Mentors can dispense sage wisdom over endless cups of coffee, but it takes a sponsor's relentless advocacy to propel a woman to a seat on a corporate board and a desk in a corner office. That's the message that will be presented Tuesday when the Forum of Executive Women releases its annual report on women in business leadership. "Sponsorship goes beyond mentoring," said Nila G. Betof, president of the businesswomen's association. "Sponsorship is where the sponsor puts his or her capital on the table in advocating for a woman.
October 14, 2013 |
From the 1950s into the 1970s, William V. Zemitis was a teacher of adults at Sunday schools in South Jersey. He taught at the First Baptist Church of Burlington, then at the First Baptist Church of Willingboro. "He was good at that, with people his own age," son William I. said. Mr. Zemitis had good reason for helping others, his son suggested, having come from hard times. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Mr. Zemitis, 93, of Edgewater Park, a former construction firm executive, died at Virtua Memorial medical center in Mount Holly.
October 13, 2013 |
After four years in prison awaiting trial, Nafis Pinkney was acquitted Friday of the 2009 execution-style double murder in West Philadelphia. The Common Pleas Court jury of eight women and four men deliberated about three hours before acquitting Pinkney, 24, of the slayings of best friend Jonathan Pitts, 21, and Pitts' girlfriend, Nakeisha Finks, 20. Afterward, defense attorney Gregory J. Pagano lambasted homicide detectives for coercing a...
October 10, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed a potentially transformative new rule that would require publicly traded companies to compare chief executive compensation with median employee pay. Though the rule was called for in 2010, when Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act, corporate lobbyists succeeded in slowing it down until last month, when a divided SEC voted 5-3 for the rule and opened a...
October 2, 2013 |
Thomas R. Haff, 89, a former AT&T financial executive, died of congestive heart failure Friday, Sept. 27, at the Evergreens, a continuing care retirement home in Moorestown. Mr. Haff, who was born in Minneapolis, trained fighter pilots during World War II. Though he was stationed in the United States, at one time "he trained Chinese fighter pilots and they didn't speak any English," but his communication skills did the job well, daughter Jane Fish said. Mr. Haff had graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1942, concentrating on business and engineering.
September 26, 2013 |
Colin A. Campbell, 43, a graduate of the Haverford School who married his high school sweetheart and went on to a career in Wall Street finance, died Saturday, Sept. 21, of cancer at a hospice in Newark, N.J. Mr. Campbell, who lived in Madison, N.J., with his wife, Becky, and their family, was head of U.S. credit trading in the New York office of Scotiabank. "Throughout his illness, he exhibited courage and dignity. He is an inspiration to all who worked closely with him and knew him well," Michael Zych of Scotiabank wrote in a company e-mail to his colleagues.
September 21, 2013 |
Jill Felix Colton, 69, of Philadelphia and Longboat Key, Fla., a real estate company executive with a prominent public profile, died Monday, Sept. 16, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. The cause of death was a rare form of endometrial cancer, said her stepson Andrew Colton. Mrs. Colton's most recent role as chief executive of the University City Science Center kept her in the public eye, as did her senior position with Liberty Property Trust of Malvern, the real estate firm founded by Willard G. Rouse III. She handled the quirks of public life adeptly.
September 19, 2013 |
Philippus Miller Jr., 84, an insurance executive in Philadelphia for more than three decades, died Sunday, Aug. 18, of cancer at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. Known to friends as Binnie, he was a former secretary general of the Society of the Cincinnati, one of the nation's oldest patriotic organizations. Members must be descendants of officers who fought during the Revolutionary War. Formed in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army, the group chose George Washington as its first president.