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.
December 18, 2013 |
The Rev. Terry Traylor was said to have the physique of Superman and the heart of God. With those gifts, Traylor lifted up everyone around him, from southern Texas to his church in Montgomery County. That was the way family members and friends remembered Traylor at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Monday, four days after the church leader died from a massive heart attack. Traylor, 64, was the senior pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside and a leader in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
December 14, 2013 |
Edward D. Davis III, 83, of Wyncote, a Philadelphia schoolteacher and administrator who later ran a tea room in Glenside, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, of cancer at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Davis grew up in South Philadelphia, where he attended Barrett Elementary School, and graduated in 1949 from Central High School. He enrolled at Lincoln University, but left before graduating to join the Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge, he matriculated at Cheyney State Teachers' College, now Cheyney University.
December 9, 2013 |
Cheltenham police are investigating an abduction, carjacking, and beating that left a Glenside man hospitalized Saturday and his five assailants and his car missing. The victim, whom authorities did not identify, arrived home in the 400 block of West Waverly Road shortly before 3 a.m. and was approached by five men who assaulted him and threw him into the backseat of his vehicle, Cheltenham police said. The assailants drove off with him in the car, a 2006 white Infiniti with Pennsylvania license plate HTZ-7098.