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NEWS
July 5, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Rick O'Brien, and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dan Algeo, 49, the longtime head football coach at Cardinal O'Hara High School, died Thursday morning at Abington Memorial Hospital. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved coach, teacher, and friend Dan Algeo," the Delaware County Catholic school posted on its website. A prayer service was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Mr. Algeo suffered a heart attack Monday night and underwent surgery to open a blockage in his heart, according to the school.
SPORTS
June 17, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PINEHURST, N.C. - Erik Compton has never won a PGA Tour event. He nearly picked a heckuva place to start. Many knew his story. Now it's out there for real. He had a heart transplant when he was 12. Then he had to have another 6 years ago. At 34, he's living his dreams. Or perhaps he's exceeding them. "It's a really special moment," he said yesterday at Pinehurst No. 2, after finishing a distant second to a guy who was pretty much unbeatable. "Nobody was catching [Martin Kaymer]
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Raymond A. Jenkins II, 68, of Bristol, a Bucks County businessman, died Saturday, March 29, of a heart attack at the home of a friend in Philadelphia. With his sister, Darlette, Mr. Jenkins owned and operated Toad-Ally Snax Inc., a small company that makes chocolate-covered pretzels. Mr. Jenkins himself performed most facets of the business. He would go to the factory in Bristol, climb on a broken machine, find the problem, and fix it, said his longtime friend, Dawn Dugan. Then he would put on a business suit and fly around the country, negotiating with executives at Walmart, K-Mart, Sam's Club, BJ's, and supermarket chains about carrying the company's products.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter W. Dorsa, 71, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., a truck driver for The Inquirer from 1987 until he retired in 2011, died at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J., after a heart attack at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Dorsa graduated from Roman Catholic High School and was a Marine Corps infantryman in Vietnam, a daughter, Joanne, said. He then was a member of the Army Reserve from 1974 to 1991. Mr. Dorsa began his career as a driver at Brink's, the armored car firm, she said.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Robert Goodman says a new heart hasn't made him a new man. Not yet, anyway. "I haven't quite gotten to the point of waking up every day and saying, 'I'm glad I'm alive,' although I do think about that," says the Westampton resident, 62. "I'm more amazed that I was almost dead, and nobody really knew it. Not even me. " Goodman, who's married and has a daughter in college, is a longtime runner and fitness buff. He wanted to avoid the fate of his dad, who died of a heart attack, at 50, "five months before my bar mitzvah.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THE FAMILY of the late radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Chestnut Hill Hospital, saying its staff failed to immediately diagnose and treat the heart attack that killed him last fall. Collins, 58, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. Sept. 8, with the classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure and pain in his chest, high blood pressure, labored breathing, clammy skin and related complaints, said attorneys Tom Kline and Dean Weitzman, who filed the complaint in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court yesterday morning.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixty-six days after his father died in bed of a massive heart attack, Geno Vento counted backward from 10 in an operating room in South Jersey. Rattled by his father's death and haunted by a family history of heart disease, Vento had decided to enlist a surgeon's help in his lifelong battle with obesity. Heir to one of South Philadelphia's cheesesteak empires, Vento was 40, 5-foot-8, and 366 pounds. He could not bend over to tie his shoes. He could barely hoist himself off a toilet.
NEWS
November 24, 2013 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carmen Quinones wasn't feeling well when she got home one day last month after getting some blood work done to monitor her diabetes. She was short of breath and pale. She had to lie down. Then her chest started vibrating. About a year earlier, soon after her first heart attack, Quinones had a device implanted that would warn her when she was having another heart attack. Now, the alarm was going off, telling her to call her doctor. (If her heart problem had been more severe, a more urgent alarm with more vibrations would have told her to call 911.)
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine McCollum Mattson, 71, of Glassboro, an English teacher for more than two decades at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, died of a heart attack on Friday, Nov. 8, at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Born in Philadelphia, she lived in Camden and Pleasantville and earned a bachelor's in 1964 and later a master's, both in English, at what is now Rowan University. Mrs. Mattson taught at Washington Township High School in Sewell before beginning her Overbrook career in the early 1970s, her husband Charlie said.
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