June 13, 1993 |
Jack McCormack of East Goshen was awarded Delaware County Community College's Gould Award on May 20 during the college's commencement exercises. The Gould Award, established by the late founding trustee Jerry Gould, recognizes faculty whose commitment and achievments inspire both faculty and students. A $750 honorarium accompanies the award. McCormack, who first began his career at DCCC in 1967, teaches Western civilization and American history. He developed the college's popular Irish History and Civil War courses out of his own interest and extensive research.
September 15, 1998 |
Antoinette "Toni" Andreadis Pasles, 57, of Holland and formerly of Upper Darby, who was a telephone operator, history teacher, law librarian and employee of a tax-preparation firm, died Thursday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. She had been fighting cancer for six years. "While in high school and later in college, she had been an operator for Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania and at a Woolworth's store," said her husband of 34 years, Aris Pasles. "Her parents were from a small community in Greece, and she was the first person in her family to attend college.
December 15, 2010
William C. Grant Jr., 68, of Glassboro, a former high school history teacher in the Philadelphia School District, died of heart failure Friday, Dec. 10, at home. After graduating from Millersville University in 1965, Mr. Grant started teaching history at Strawberry Mansion High School. He later transferred to University City High School, where he retired from teaching in 1995. Mr. Grant "really cared about his students" and made history fun for them, said Dolores Murzyn, a longtime friend.
April 29, 2015 |
During summers in the 1960s, William J. Jordan took a break from teaching American history to South Jersey high school students and taught Revolutionary history to tourists in Philadelphia. The National Park Service gave him its uniform, its distinctive flat-brimmed hat, anointed him a seasonal park ranger, and assigned him to tours of Independence National Historical Park. "I know he loved that time in history," daughter Karen Jordan said. "He gave us all copies of the Constitution, his children," she said.
July 6, 1989 |
Joseph Z. "Flip" Fylypowycz, an Olney High School history teacher who lived the creed of family first and self second, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 46 and lived in the city's Spring Garden section. Joe taught 11th and 12th grades at Olney for nearly 20 years. He was good at his job because he loved history and loved kids. He had been an only child, coming to this country from the town of Lviv in the Ukraine at the age of 7 with his parents, Joseph and Josefa. Raised in the Spring Garden section, he graduated in 1961 from La Salle High School, where he had been a standout fullback.
November 6, 2010 |
Nancy R. Jones, 73, of Mount Laurel, a former Lenape High School history teacher and school board member in two districts, died of cancer Tuesday, Nov. 2, at her home. "Community was Nancy," said Mount Laurel School Board President Ronald Frey. Mrs. Jones was one of Mount Laurel's biggest cheerleaders. She had lived there for 50 years, and her children and grandchildren went to area schools. She was elected to the Lenape School District board in 1980 and served for three consecutive three-year terms, all while working full-time as a property manager, raising a family, and taking night college courses.
October 8, 2010 |
Firpo R. Sjogren, 80, of Willingboro, a 20-year Army veteran who went on to teach American history in the Willingboro School District, died Friday, Oct. 1, at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown. After teaching sixth grade for a year in his native Canal Zone, Mr. Sjogren joined the Army in 1953. He was stationed in Germany for several years and in various U.S. cities, and then served in the Vietnam War, said his son Cesar. He retired from military service in 1973 with the rank of chief warrant officer.
March 28, 1993 |
After studying colonial times, fourth graders at the Shipley School learned firsthand how the colonists made their clothes. Using a spinning wheel she built from a kit, upper school history teacher Julia Murphy demonstrated how yarn is spun from a sheep's wool. She first showed students how wool looks after it has been shorn from a sheep, how is it combed and cleaned, and how it is dyed, using natural materials such as flowers and weeds. Murphy also told the 48 children that the word "spinster" was coined during colonial times to describe a 25-year-old woman who was unmarried and spun yarn to earn a living.
June 27, 1999 |
Two young but experienced Russian ballet dancers plan to move to the township to teach in the classic style of their homeland. They have teamed with a college history teacher who wants to turn an old furniture store on a depressed strip of Long Lane into a performing-arts school. . She said she hoped to transform it this year into a studio not just for ballet but also for jazz and tap dancing, acting, modeling, aerobics and martial arts. "I think there might be a market and a desire for that in the area," Singer said.
January 11, 1994 |
For three weeks now, Mary Campbell's been practicing her buzzing. Every night right after dinner that's all she does. Sits in front of the TV and practices buzzing. Buzz, buzz, buzz . . . Sometimes she uses her fingers. Sometimes her knitting needles. Whatever will help her get a quick buzz. Campbell knows a slow buzz could mean a fast exit. And Campbell isn't big on fast exits. With a Bullwinkle watch ("my lucky charm") on her wrist and all kinds of "weird" knowledge in her head, the history teacher at Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia leaves for Hollywood, Calif.