March 24, 1989 |
Earl S. Vollmer, 83, an old-fashioned family doctor who practiced in Glenside for 54 years and founded several allergy clinics in the area, died Wednesday at Abington Memorial Hospital. He lived in Rydal, Montgomery County. Dr. Vollmer opened his practice in Glenside in 1935, the same year he joined the staff of Abington Memorial. In the years that followed, he treated patients with ardent interest and old-school style. Medicine was Dr. Vollmer's 54-year love. "He was not afraid to go out and make house calls at night," said his son, Earl Jr. "Out into the night he would go - at the bat of a hat. And his practice was not the carriage trade; his practice was serving the public.
December 20, 2012 |
DID LOU PETRO have a premonition? It was Thanksgiving, and many of his family members were gathered at his home in Ardsley. He took advantage of the opportunity to give a heartfelt talk about how much he loved everybody, how wonderful it was to have such a loving family, and what a great life he'd had. He concluded that if he checked out that night, he would be content. About 5 the next morning, he had a heart attack. After hospitalization and a return home, he died there Dec. 13. He would have celebrated his 82nd birthday Friday.
September 27, 1988 |
The daytime hours were passed in the sprawling kitchen, whistling Italian operas beside a bank of baking ovens and sizzling stoves. But by late afternoon, Joseph D. Conti would be out in the chandeliered dining room, greeting folks, inquiring about meals, making sure people were happy. It was Casa Conti Restaurant and the Glenside community, to which Mr. Conti felt he owed his all. And indeed, that's what he gave to both, those close to him said after Mr. Conti, 93, died Sunday at his Glenside home of 47 years.
August 28, 2010 |
A 6-year-old boy from Glenside died after being accidentally struck by his mother's vehicle, which was parked at home, Abington Township police said. Deputy Police Chief John Livingood said the boy's mother and his siblings had just returned home at 4:10 p.m. Thursday. The car was parked on a steep driveway, and the woman had turned off the engine and removed the key from the ignition. She unloaded several of the children, including the boy, and was preparing to remove the others when the vehicle inexplicably rolled backward, Livingood said Friday.
April 27, 2013 |
Earl Goldberg, 87, of Glenside, owner and operator of an auto body and painting company in South Philadelphia for more than 40 years, died Friday, April 19, of complications from heart failure at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Goldberg operated Star Auto Painting at Eighth and Reed Streets, a business started by his father in the 1930s. It did painting and bodywork for car dealers and owners. Mr. Goldberg wore flannel shirts and jeans to work every day, except during warm weather, when he would wear short-sleeve plaid shirts, his family said.
February 14, 1988 |
For Marie McDermott, the Iowa presidential caucuses were a heady weekend of fleece-lined boots, smudgy hands and Secret Service men. McDermott wore the boots to combat the subfreezing temperatures and light snow she endured while walking door-to-door campaigning for Sen. Paul Simon, the Democrat from Illinois. The smudgy hands came from hours of poring through a telephone directory that left its messy ink behind. And the Secret Service men stationed themselves outside the hotel suite where McDermott and her husband, Thomas, from Glenside, joined the Simons to watch caucus returns.
July 4, 1991 |
When the residents of the 600 block of Edgehill Road in Glenside in Abington Township heard a crash at 2 p.m. Sunday, they knew something had fallen. But it was not the sky, although it almost sounded that way. Part of a 100-year-old, 90-foot-tall decaying red oak had thundered to the ground, bringing down six electrical wires, knocking out cable and phone services, destroying telephone poles and blocking traffic for 10 hours. Before Philadelphia Electric Co. workers arrived to deactivate the wires, Joanna Hafner, 8, of Ardsley, was burned on the left side of her neck from molten metal, which had sprayed from the fallen wires.
September 28, 1994 |
Keith Conlin is the fourth of the five large Conlin brothers from Glenside. At 6-7, 305 pounds, Keith, appropriately, plays something they call long tackle at Penn State. Glenside is a lovely, little community in Montgomery County, not far from where Route 611 is known as York Road. Go south a ways on York Road and it becomes Broad Street, the same Route 611, but not really the same at all. As a junior at La Salle High, Conlin practiced at Temple when his team was getting ready to play in the Catholic League championship game.
March 25, 2012 |
Upwards of a dozen shoppers at a time swarmed into Dovetail Artisans in Glenside on Saturday, giving the small gift store sales receipts reminiscent of a December rush. Such "cash mobs" have been springing up nationwide to send a jolt to the economy through small, local businesses. And this was one of the first in the Philadelphia region. Cash Mob Philly was organized by Shahrzad Kojouri of Ardmore, who said, with concern: "I'm hoping people don't hear 'flash mob' when they hear 'cash mob.' " Kojouri encourages friends, acquaintances, and Facebook followers to head to a designated shop and spend at least $20. She and Dovetail Artisans owner Elayne Aion met at a previous cash mob event.
April 11, 2013 |
James J. Markham, 84, of Glenside, a chemistry professor and former associate dean of sciences at Villanova University, died Thursday, April 4, of a heart ailment at home. Dr. Markham's long association with Villanova began when he enrolled there in 1946 to study chemistry. He graduated in 1950, and returned to the campus as a lecturer on Sept. 1, 1952. He was named an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1957; he rose to become associate professor four years later.