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July 1, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
FAMILY COMES first at Remnant Ministries, the Las Vegas church where former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham serves as pastor. "The family unit is the most important unit in the universe," the church's Web site states. "Healthy families are the closest thing to heaven on earth. " Cunningham's universe was shattered late Tuesday afternoon when his youngest son accidentally drowned in the family's back-yard hot tub - the same tub in which Cunningham, an ordained minister, reportedly performs baptisms.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Brian N. Issadore, 30, of Mesa, Ariz., a former construction inspector in Mount Laurel, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at a friend's apartment in Mesa. The cause of death is pending, said his mother, Judith L. Newman, associate professor of human development and family studies at the Abington campus of Pennsylvania State University. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Joseph Levine & Sons Chapel, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose 19053. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Issadore grew up in Mount Laurel and graduated from Lenape High School in 2004.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Hello there She first saw him across the room at a family friend's wedding, dancing awkwardly. "Who is that?" Farwa asked her sister Fatima. "That's the guy Mom's been trying to set you up with," her sister said. Fatima recognized Shaan from a photo shared with their mom, Kishwar, by Kishwar's friend Naheeda, who is Shaan's aunt. The women hoped the wonderful yet perpetually single young people in their lives might make a good pair. And that right there was why Farwa had refused to know the man's name or even look at his picture.
NEWS
February 26, 2001 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After their $500,000 Bucks County home burned to the ground one winter night in 1995, it did not take long for James and Barbara Saracino to settle back down to the good life, this time just outside the old-money borough of Yardley.James Saracino, 47, was an insurance agent for State Farm Insurance Cos., just like his father and a brother. Barbara Saracino, 44, was a family physician with a devoted clientele. Just three months after their two-story, brick-veneer Colonial in Northampton was destroyed, they bought a $750,000 nouveau French chateau in flamingo-pink stucco for themselves and their two curly-haired young daughters.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Former Philadelphia NAACP leader J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a charismatic activist and a fixture in the city's political circles, died Sunday night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to a family statement. "The family wants to thank everyone for their love and support," the statement read. The family did not cite a cause of death, but relayed that Mondesire was surrounded by relatives and close friends. A family friend, who did not wish to be identified, told The Inquirer on Saturday night that Mondesire, 65, was having dialysis at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Friday when he suffered a brain aneurysm.
NEWS
June 26, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Two-year-old Brendon Lawler gets airborne at the beach in Wildwood with some help from a family friend. If he's up for beach weather, he should get more of it today, with highs again in the 90s.
NEWS
August 27, 1997 | By Lillian Micko, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 13-year-old boy identified as a Northeast Philadelphia youngster drowned yesterday when he fell off a Conrail bridge into Pennsauken Creek about 1 1/2 miles south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, authorities said. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed the victim as Brian Rose, 13. Police said the teenager was playing on bicycles with friends and apparently was performing bike jumps on the rail span when he fell into the creek near where it flows into the Delaware River. Once in the water, he became entangled in debris.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Duggars: To forgive divine The Puritans of yore had (often brutal!) public confessions. We've got therapy sessions disguised as news programs. Sex-scandal-scarred megastars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC, heroes to many conservative Christians across the nation, availed themselves of that service this week, taping a multi-part chat on the friendly Fox News Channel. Part one aired Wednesday night; part two will be on Friday. The couple spoke of how shocked they were by revelations that one of their 19 children, son Josh Duggar , molested young girls when he was a teen.
NEWS
August 24, 2010
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. - Edward Kean, chief writer for TV's old "Howdy Doody Show," has died at age 85, a family friend said yesterday. Kean was the primary writer for the show and penned the theme song to which millions of American children sang along each week during the show's run on NBC from 1947 to 1960. Family friend Del Reddy said yesterday that Kean died Aug. 13 at a nursing-care facility in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township from complications of emphysema. Reddy said the New York City native wrote the song "It's Howdy Doody Time," which was sung during the show's opening.
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