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July 16, 1989 | By Lynn Hamilton, Special to The Inquirer
Roger J. Dearstyne, 50, an insurance agent, died July 8 at Lankenau Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia and had lived in Havertown about 25 years. Mr. Dearstyne was an insurance agent for about 20 years. Most recently, he sold life, health and fire insurance for The Philanthropic Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Rosemont. "Roger always had his clients' best interest at heart," said Fred DeLuca, the assistant agency director, who also noted that Mr. Dearstyne was a hard worker who would be missed.
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June 12, 1996 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Margaret Mary J. Herron, 77, of Havertown, a shareholder relations representative for Philadelphia Suburban Corp., died Friday of pneumonia at Mercy Haverford Hospital. For the last seven years, Mrs. Herron sold company stock directly to the public from corporate headquarters in Bryn Mawr, and also served as a service representative to stockholders. She previously was secretary to corporate secretary Ray Mysek. "Peggy was a tireless, dedicated worker who always went the extra mile," Mysek said.
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July 10, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
Samuel James Passo, 77, who lived in Havertown for more than half a century, died June 29 at his home after a long illness. Born in Reggio, Calabria, Italy, in 1911, Mr. Passo immigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Philadelphia. At age 12, he began to support his widowed mother, two brothers and sister. In 1936, he married Angelina Lucia of South Philadelphia and moved to Havertown. Mr. Passo began his own company, Drexel Bindery, a bookbinding firm. The company, moved from Clifton Heights to 1306 W. Girard Ave. in Philadelphia, where it grew from 15 to 45 employees.
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October 30, 1988 | By Yvette Ousley, Special to The Inquirer
George G. Sekula, 74, a retired quality-control inspector who graduated from college at the age of 53, died Oct. 22 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He lived in Havertown. Mr. Sekula fulfilled his dream of attending college when he began attending evening classes at St. Joseph's University in the late 1960s. He graduated in 1973. He had graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia during the Depression. "He had a thirst for education, and he fulfilled his life-long dream while working full time and taking care of his family.
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October 4, 2003 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert M. Speers, 47, of Havertown, a lawyer, died Thursday at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. Mr. Speers was struck by lightning Aug. 30 on the beach in Avalon, N.J., on the last day of his family's vacation at the Shore. He never regained consciousness. Mr. Speers was a lifelong member of St. Denis Church in Havertown and had attended the parish school. "He kept up friendships with guys he had gone to kindergarten with," his wife, Elizabeth Bradley Speers, said. In recent years he was among the volunteers who helped renovate the school, which his sons, Daniel and Matthew, now attend.
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September 24, 2013 | By Ashley Kuhn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the paintbrushes and drill bits and grass seed, the aisles are full of local banter - about Notre Dame football, Haverford Township leaf collection, a customer's lawn project. Stephen Allen, manager of Jacob Low Hardware, will be in the thick of it, giving advice and direction about what to buy while all 70 pounds of P.J., a tan-and-white mixed-breed dog, remains steadfast on his perch in the old wooden chair by the window. The shop, founded in 1930 by Jacob Low, is a throwback to a time when hardware stores were as much a part of the neighborhood as barber and sandwich shops.
NEWS
July 15, 2012
A Havertown, Delaware County, woman was in critical condition Friday after she was shot in a home on the 500 block of Wales Avenue, police said. Within minutes of the shooting, Gerald R. Moss, 26, was taken into custody and was to be charged with aggravated assault and other counts, said John Viola, Haverford Township deputy police chief. He said that after police dialed a number from which a call was made to the county 911 dispatch at 1:13 p.m., a woman answered and said she had just been shot by her husband.
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February 18, 1990 | By Anne Fahy, Special to The Inquirer
David A. Watson, 77, a lifetime resident of Haverford Township and a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, died Jan. 29 at his home in Havertown. Although he never pursued a career as a minister, Mr. Watson read works of theology and was an active member of his church, Trinity Christian Reformed in Broomall, where he had taught Sunday school. Most of his life, Mr. Watson worked as an insurance agent with Prudential Life Insurance in Narberth and Havertown. He retired in 1975.
SPORTS
June 24, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - After delaying the pairs final at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday morning, a dense morning mist that had veiled Mercer Lake finally dissolved. But, minutes after the race, the fog clouding Mike Gennaro's future had never been thicker. The 27-year-old Havertown native and teammate Dariush Aghai finished a distant third in the all-or-nothing competition that sent winners Nareg Guregian and Anders Weiss to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games. "I'm proud of the race we had," said Gennaro, eyes hidden by the sunglasses he wore despite the cloudy sky. "I'm impressed with the race [the winners]
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
George S. Yacoubian, 79, of Broomall, a Havertown pharmacist who made himself available to customers round the clock, died Monday, Feb. 29, of pancreatic cancer at home. Mr. Yacoubian's dream always had been to operate his own pharmacy, so after managing Ithan Pharmacy in Villanova for several years, he bought Coulson's Pharmacy in Havertown, which he ran from 1976 to 1999, working six days a week. Mr. Yacoubian told the Inquirer in 1994 that he saw many of the same customers year after year in the store at 66 Brookline Blvd.
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August 29, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Hello there In 2011, Elizabeth's friend Wally asked her to switch Manayunk Sport and Social League allegiances and join his two-hand touch-football team. That meant some of her former league opponents were now teammates, and Noah was one of them. The team played softball together, too. And through the practice sessions, games, and social outings afterward, Noah and Elizabeth became field friends, then Facebook friends. "I invited Liz to play Words With Friends. There is a messenger built within the game, and we would leave little comments about words people played," Noah said.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Just two years ago, Shreyas Parab was such a shy, unassuming teenager that it pained him to make eye contact. Now the 15-year-old from Aston, Delaware County, wears ties declaring himself a chick magnet and a stud muffin. And he's running a company that has sold nearly 600 of those novelty ties for close to $17,000 in its first 14 months of business, tapping into a market where whimsy is popular. Parab also makes pitches to investor panels, and has met with Sam's Club executives in Bentonville, Ark., hoping to get his Novel Tie line in their stores.
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July 8, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has dropped the remaining stalking case against a Delaware County man serving 21/2 to 5 years in prison for harassing former CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl. According to Philadelphia court records, prosecutors took the action Tuesday in a brief hearing involving John Hart, the 39-year-old Havertown man sentenced in May on his conviction for stalking and harassing von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. A second criminal case against Hart alleged similar complaints by Laura Selvage, a Baltimore woman who testified at Hart's trial about similar experiences with Hart earlier in 2011 after she broke off a relationship he initiated on Facebook.
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July 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 41-year-old Havertown man who had left the Harrah's casino in Chester and was driving home early Wednesday was shot at numerous times while in his car, police said. Police responded to the shooting scene at the intersection of 12th and Chestnut Streets in Chester about 1 a.m. and found the man and his black Pontiac in the middle of the intersection, Chester Police Capt. Anita Amaro said. The rear and driver's side of the car were riddled with bullets. The man, who was shot in the upper left side of his back, was alert and conscious when an ambulance arrived, Amaro said.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Mischa Greenberg was 58 when her professional life seriously contracted: She was laid off after 38 years in pharmaceutical sales. Her bounce-back move? A business helping others live smaller. Greenberg launched Moves-Made-EZ.com in September 2013, serving as a consultant to those who need help with those heart-rending decisions about what not to take with them. She has tapped into two trends that show no signs of waning: downsizing and the difficulty people have letting go of their possessions.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner and Olivia Exstrum, STAFF WRITERS
Michael L. Pedicine, 98, of Ardmore, a popular local musician who placed his family above his career, died of pneumonia Sunday, June 26, at his home. In the 1950s, his version of "Shake a Hand" became a national hit, but Mr. Pedicine chose to remain where he felt most at home: the Philadelphia area. Mr. Pedicine started playing the saxophone at age 9, and by 10 was a regular on the local radio show The Horn & Hardart Children's Hou r, playing live every Sunday for eight years, granddaughter Christine Gatta said.
SPORTS
June 24, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - After delaying the pairs final at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday morning, a dense morning mist that had veiled Mercer Lake finally dissolved. But, minutes after the race, the fog clouding Mike Gennaro's future had never been thicker. The 27-year-old Havertown native and teammate Dariush Aghai finished a distant third in the all-or-nothing competition that sent winners Nareg Guregian and Anders Weiss to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games. "I'm proud of the race we had," said Gennaro, eyes hidden by the sunglasses he wore despite the cloudy sky. "I'm impressed with the race [the winners]
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
A Delaware County man was sentenced Monday to three to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to taking part in an identity-theft ring that prosecutors say operated across the country. The state Attorney General's office said Tuesday that Lovell Davis III, 36, of Havertown, was the leader of a group that manufactured hundreds of counterfeit credit cards and corresponding identification cards in Philadelphia. With the phony cards, prosecutors said, Davis' co-conspirators visited financial institutions to obtain cash advances.
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May 28, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
John Hart apologized Thursday - but only for his past behavior toward a Philadelphia judge. And he said he's learned from his conviction for stalking and sending threatening text messages to former CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. But those lessons, he told Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright, were largely related to how "lucky and truly blessed I am" to have supportive family and friends. Hart, speaking in a Philadelphia courtroom during his sentencing hearing, had little to say about his crimes and the impact they had on von Tiehl, saying simply that he wanted to "focus on the future and the ways I can be a better person.
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April 29, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
Asking for "just punishment" for the man convicted of stalking her, former CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl appeared in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to deliver a brief, impassioned statement about the fears and frustrations she said she had suffered as a result. "I am so grateful for every day he has spent behind bars," von Tiehl said of John Hart, 39, of Havertown, whom she met on Facebook and briefly dated in 2011. After she broke off the relationship, von Tiehl testified during a trial in November, she started receiving threatening anonymous text messages.
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