April 14, 2015 |
THE SERVICE began 20 minutes late because the line to pay respects to Stan Hochman's family was so long, stretching up an aisle between the rows of seats, out the door, around a corner and nearly out the entryway to the parking lot of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at the corner of Old York Road and Meetinghouse Road in Elkins Park. From the first words until the last person left the synagogue, it was 86 minutes, one for each year of the Daily News legend's life. Born Oct. 15, 1928, lived for his family, his friends and his work, died April 9, 2015, remembered for his conscience, the non-profits he supported that profited so much from his involvement, his words, his voice, his perspective.
April 3, 2015 |
IF ONLY IT were a police officer, a family friend or uncle, any adult in the world who could have found them instead, and spared a boy from a horror he'll never forget. The eldest son of Christopher and Nicole Peppelman was alone, though, when he found his parents dead Tuesday afternoon, a bloody chain saw beside them in the Lower Moreland, Montgomery County, house where they'd once been happy. He's 14 and has two little brothers. Now it's up to the adults who are still here to help get him through it, because it's probably too late to lie about it. "I'm not ever sure there's an adult explanation for this tragedy," said the Rev. Eric Carswell of the Bryn Athyn Church, where the two younger Peppelman boys attend school.
March 9, 2015 |
Amanda DeGenova renovated her house in Cape May Court House with the help of Phoebe Schuh of PS and Daughters, based in Northern Liberties. They were not just designer and client. DeGenova and Schuh are sisters. Natives of Wayne, they and their parents vacationed many summers in Avalon. When Amanda was 19, she met her future husband, Mark. Years later, the couple married and settled at the Shore. The DeGenovas were expecting a second child and felt space-constrained. Why not convert the garage into a family room.
March 8, 2015 |
Hundreds of friends, neighbors, schoolmates and family members on Friday joined in the search for a missing Shipley School eighth-grader from Delaware County. The family's Newtown Square home has become a command central as volunteers - sustained by doughnuts, energy bars, and coffee - show up to receive their assignments in the well-coordinated search effort for Cayman Naib. The 13-year-old boy left home Wednesday evening after receiving an e-mailed progress report from school.
March 2, 2015 |
Hello there "Pizza cutter? Oven mitt? Who is this guy?" Ileana asked herself. Then she called her aircraft-part manufacturing company's new engineer, freshly arrived from the U.S., to tell him his belongings had arrived. "You know, we do have pizza cutters in Mexico," she couldn't resist adding. Daniel, who is from Cherry Hill, had no response for Ileana, who worked in logistics. He had been working in their company's Cleveland office when he was offered the position in Merida, a city on the Yucatan Peninsula, in fall 2011.
February 20, 2015 |
It wasn't Charlie Gracie's idea that he write his life story. The South Philadelphia native was one of the first stars of rock and roll, one who inspired numerous future superstars. But his life has contained not even a hint of the scandal and salaciousness that usually draw publishers to rock memoirs. "Why would you want to write about me?" the still-vibrant 78-year-old singer and guitarist says at the home in Drexel Hill he shares with his wife of 57 years, Joan. "I don't have anything spectacular outside of my music.
February 16, 2015 |
When William A. Winneberger Sr. was the swimming coach for Springfield, Montgomery County, High School in the early 1970s, the competition reached right onto the family kitchen table. "I swam for Cheltenham High School," son William Jr. recalled. "And in the morning, when he got up on the day of the swim meet" each year between Cheltenham and Springfield, "he would say, 'I'm going to beat you this afternoon.' " And he did. Mr. Winneberger was not gloating, his son said. "It was a statement of fact.
January 11, 2015 |
Nicholas Locilento's police cruiser reached 74 m.p.h., 24 above the posted speed limit on Delsea Drive in Franklin Township, as he drove northbound on the dark road on a rainy Sunday night. Locilento was responding to a report of an unruly juvenile, considered by authorities a "nonemergency call" - one that, they say, generally does not require the use of lights and sirens. Those warnings were not activated as Locilento's vehicle approached Matthew McCloskey, 10, and two friends, ages 9 and 12, who were having a "footrace" across Delsea Drive toward one of the boy's homes, authorities said.
December 28, 2014 |
Douglas Culbreth, 73, of Upper Roxborough, a retired Philadelphia police detective who investigated the 1981 fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner by Mumia Abu-Jamal and remained a firm believer in Abu-Jamal's guilt, died Friday, Dec. 26. He suffered an apparent heart attack, said Aisha Perry, a family friend. He had fallen ill at home and was taken to Roxborough Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Culbreth, a Vietnam War veteran, also served as an investigator for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he worked for 18 years until his death.
October 3, 2014 |
A fire in the Central New Jersey home of Cooper University Health System's chief executive officer and his wife was intentionally set, officials said Wednesday, but they did not disclose who set it or whether the fire caused the couple's deaths. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office released a statement that investigators had determined that the Sunday blaze in John and Joyce Sheridan's second-floor master bedroom was not accidental. The statement did not indicate how the fire started or whether there was evidence of an intruder in the Colonial home in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township.