January 21, 2015 |
Dorothy Jane Cook Guy, 92, of Mount Airy, a founding member of Weaver's Way Co-op, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, of colon cancer at her home. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Guy moved with her family to Glenside and graduated from Abington High School. She worked as an IBM business machine repair woman from 1943 to 1947, and as an emergency room secretary at Chestnut Hill Hospital in the 1970s and 1980s. Her real passion, though, was community service - especially Weaver's Way, the cooperative she helped establish in West Mount Airy when such food-buying groups were rare.
November 4, 2014 |
A 23-year-old Glenside man was convicted of third-degree murder and related charges Monday in the fatal shooting of a Temple University student and the wounding of two other men at a New Year's party in Philadelphia's Tioga section. Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara McDermott found Lawrence Jeffries guilty of the fatal shooting of Stephen Johnson and the wounding of Kyle Morris and Kashief Butler during a party in the early morning of New Year's Day 2013. All the victims were 22. The shootings occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Venango Street when a fight started after someone stepped on another person's shoe.
October 5, 2014 |
David Scholl and his brother were driving home from a funeral in South Carolina in 2008 when they started talking about what people would remember about them when they die. "We didn't really have anything, so we thought maybe we should run something," said Scholl, a database marketer for Siemens Healthcare who lives in Glenside. The funeral was a month after the Broad Street Run, so they decided to run that the following year. "That's how it started, and I'm trying not to stop," he said.
May 10, 2014 |
Lee Davis, 93, a longtime barber in Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 4, of a heart attack at a nursing facility in Pleasanton, Calif. Mr. Davis had moved to the West Coast a decade ago to be near his son. In failing health, he died during a family party anticipating his 94th birthday on May 12. "He held on until we got there," said daughter Geraldine Andrews-Savage. The son of sharecroppers, Mr. Davis was raised in Augusta, Ga., during the Jim Crow era. In June 1943, he was drafted into a segregated unit of the Army.
April 10, 2014 |
IT WAS ABOUT 4 p.m. on Monday when Andre Washington Sr. saw his son for the last time. The two chatted in Washington's kitchen in Jenkintown as they waited for their dinner to cook. Then, the man told his pop that he was going to take a walk to his girlfriend's house. A few hours later, Washington opened his front door and came face to face with Abington Township Police officers. "I just hit the floor," Washington said. "It was like getting stabbed in the back. " They told him his son, who inherited his name, was dead, struck by a SEPTA Regional Rail train as he was walking on the tracks of the West Trenton Line near Noble Station, off Old York Road near Baeder, not far from that same kitchen.
March 31, 2014 |
Still struggling in the postrecession, local flower shops aren't just competing with supermarkets, discounters, and do-it-yourselfers. They're fighting to survive as a growing number of online middlemen known as "order-gatherers" sweep into the marketplace and take orders local florists used to receive. Sounds like an old story: Brick-and-mortar stores battle booming Internet competitors. But florists say these third-party retailers are using deceptive advertising and failing to give consumers a fair deal.
March 30, 2014 |
Robert F. Eisele, 88, of Churchville, a former Philadelphia and New York advertising executive, died Saturday, March 22, of lymphoma at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Mr. Eisele worked in industrial advertising for many years, starting with Disston Saw Works in Philadelphia. After a brief period spent as a copywriter for the Evening Bulletin and the ad agency Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauff & Ryan, he became an ad manager for several Philadelphia industrial corporations. Later, Mr. Eisele commuted from his home in Glenside to FMC Corp., a chemical pump maker with New York offices.
February 20, 2014
J AMES E. INNES II, 58, of Glenside, is CEO of CarrierClass Green Infrastructure, a Plymouth Meeting firm that designs, sells and installs off-grid, outdoor solar-charging stations, primarily for commercial customers. The firm has built Cafe ConnecTable for outdoor solar mobile-device charging. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for ConnecTables? A: The firm was founded in 2009 to develop commercial and institutional solar PV [photovoltaic] products. We raised some money from Ian Jones, who's my partner.
February 19, 2014 |
Charles W. Carr, 82, a resident of Sea Isle City, N.J., since the late 1990s who operated the Irish Shop in Keswick Village in Glenside, died of cancer Thursday, Feb. 13, at his home. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Carr graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1949 and was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. "He operated a rock-crushing machine to make roads," his brother James said. Using the GI Bill, Mr. Carr earned a bachelor's degree in finance at Villanova University.
January 3, 2014 |
WILLIAM MARTIN had a way of strolling into a room, cool and confident, master of all he surveyed. He would usually have a wisecrack to break the ice. Some of those he greeted might not have been amused, but you couldn't help but be charmed by this happy guy. "He had the ability to make you crack a smile even if you preferred otherwise," his family said. Because of his cheerful, outgoing manner, Bill was a natural as a greeter at New Covenant Baptist Church, where he made parishioners feel that they had come to the right place for spiritual sustenance.