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January 31, 1986 | By Sandra McIntosh, Special to The Inquirer
A Superior Court judge yesterday refused to issue a restraining order that would stop two insurance agencies from representing Monroe Township. The agencies were appointed Jan. 6 by the mayor of Monroe, and the township council rescinded the appointments Jan. 15. Gloucester County Assignment Judge Samuel G. DeSimone refused to stop Charles T. Kroh, of the Charles T. Kroh Agency, and Joseph LaPorta, of LaPorta Associates, both of the Williamstown area...
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August 30, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey B. Wallner, 65, of Cherry Hill, an insurance broker who owned Walnut Street Associates in Marlton, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at home. Mr. Wallner graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1967 and earned a bachelor's in business at Temple University in 1971. He later completed studies to become a chartered life underwriter, with expertise in life insurance and estate planning. "He started in the insurance business right out of college," his wife, Heather, said.
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November 30, 1990 | By Andy Wallace, Inquirer Staff Writer
John T. Dwyer of Drexel Hill, 93, who retired in 1976 after 26 years as a self-employed insurance broker, died Wednesday at Little Flower Manor in Darby. Mr. Dwyer was born in Philadelphia and was a 1915 graduate of Roman Catholic High School. He was active in the school's affairs throughout his life. Mr. Dwyer was appointed Class of 1915 secretary-treasurer and was president of the Cahill Club, an alumni group, in 1950. He also served as trustee of the high school until 1985 and took an active part in the school's yearly carnivals.
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July 25, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mildred Allen Cleary Blake, 93, of Newtown Square, an artist and retired insurance broker, died of a heart attack Monday at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, N.J. Mrs. Blake grew up in North Philadelphia and graduated from Simon Gratz High School. As a child, she took courses at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia and later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She also worked as an artist's model, her daughter, Judith Schalk, said.
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May 22, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, and Jane M. Von Bergen
This story was updated on May 21, 2012 A politically connected insurance broker pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the Philadelphia Housing Authority of $2.3 million and is now naming names for federal authorities of public officials and others who allegedly have accepted bribes or kickbacks in return for business. Kobie T. West, 39, who took over West Insurance Group from his father and the firm's founder, Bernard T. West, has admitted to one count of wire fraud.
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September 22, 2001 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A memorial service will be held Tuesday for Donald G. Havlish Jr., 53, an insurance broker from Yardley presumed killed Sept. 11 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Mr. Havlish, a senior vice president for Aon Consulting Corp., was working on the 101st floor of the South Tower. He called home and left a message minutes after the first hijacked plane had struck the North Tower. His wife, Fiona, said she had not been able to bring herself to listen to it, but she knows he said that although she would be hearing some very bad news, he was doing fine and would call her later on her cell phone.
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September 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the 1970s and 1980s, Samuel W. Madara and his wife, Connie, traveled overseas several times to share ideas about insurance "with a broad group of insurance people," she said. They and others in their group were not simply Americans bringing their methods to other cultures, she said, but were also learning in seminars from foreign insurers. "It was an exchange of ideas peculiar in China" at the time, she said in a phone interview, because in the days before private enterprise, "they were all government workers.
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July 22, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Pincus, 87, of Bryn Mawr, a retired insurance broker, died Monday, July 13, of Lewy body dementia at his home. Mr. Pincus was born in Philadelphia and graduated from West Philadelphia High School, where he served as student government president. He attended what is now Drexel University before graduating from the University of Miami. Because he was not drafted when he became eligible for military service, Mr. Pincus enlisted in the Army National Guard. Following his service, Mr. Pincus joined the family business, Albert A. Pincus & Sons, which had been in the wholesale meat industry since 1947.
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July 22, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Pincus, 87, of Bryn Mawr, a retired insurance broker, died Monday, July 13, of Lewy body dementia at his home. Mr. Pincus was born in Philadelphia and graduated from West Philadelphia High School, where he served as student government president. He attended what is now Drexel University before graduating from the University of Miami. Because he was not drafted when he became eligible for military service, Mr. Pincus enlisted in the Army National Guard. Following his service, Mr. Pincus joined the family business, Albert A. Pincus & Sons, which had been in the wholesale meat industry since 1947.
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May 11, 2015 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
For Pat O'Brien, Feb. 15 was just another winter Sunday. The Huntingdon Valley nurse had always had job-based health insurance. So she didn't realize Feb. 15 was the last day to buy Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage for 2015. But on that unseasonably warm day, O'Brien and her husband, Joe, a retired police officer, needed health insurance. Two weeks earlier, O'Brien had lost her job, and with it, their benefits. "I had no idea, because I didn't need it," said O'Brien, 60. "I've had insurance my whole life.
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February 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Bromberg, 83, of Springfield, Montgomery County, a commercial insurance broker and an artist, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of multiple myeloma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bromberg moved to the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Overbrook High School and from Pennsylvania State University with the Class of 1953. While there, he pledged Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Bromberg did further study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
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October 10, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a New Jersey congressional district dominated by Democrats since the Bicentennial, Republican Garry Cobb is stressing one point over and over: He's not Donald Norcross. The former Eagles player's push against the status quo was the overarching theme in the First District candidates' joint interview Wednesday with the Inquirer Editorial Board. Norcross, a Democratic state senator from Camden County, touted a lengthy record and said he, not a political machine, claims sole ownership of it. "Clearly, he's a product of the machine.
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October 5, 2014 | Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Scott R. Hafetz is a glass-half-full kind of guy. So last fall, when the launch of the Affordable Care Act website had his health insurance broker colleagues fretting about their future - OK, panicking - Hafetz figured things would somehow work out. He was right. "I figured there would be a place for us," says Hafetz, an independent health insurance broker and owner of Hafetz & Associates in Linwood, N.J. A year ago, health insurance brokers and agents were looking like an endangered species.
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September 25, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blackwood teenager Samantha Jones grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with the words under God , and she is willing to go to court for the right to keeping saying those words. "This is about our freedom as Americans," Jones said. The people who want to see those words taken out of the pledge would say the same thing. Jones, an 18-year-old Highland Regional High School senior, her parents, and her younger sister and brother learned this week that they have been granted intervenor status in a Superior Court case that contends that reciting the pledge violates the rights of atheists and humanists.
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September 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the 1970s and 1980s, Samuel W. Madara and his wife, Connie, traveled overseas several times to share ideas about insurance "with a broad group of insurance people," she said. They and others in their group were not simply Americans bringing their methods to other cultures, she said, but were also learning in seminars from foreign insurers. "It was an exchange of ideas peculiar in China" at the time, she said in a phone interview, because in the days before private enterprise, "they were all government workers.
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August 30, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey B. Wallner, 65, of Cherry Hill, an insurance broker who owned Walnut Street Associates in Marlton, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at home. Mr. Wallner graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1967 and earned a bachelor's in business at Temple University in 1971. He later completed studies to become a chartered life underwriter, with expertise in life insurance and estate planning. "He started in the insurance business right out of college," his wife, Heather, said.
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August 18, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Shirley Tax spends her days at Chinatown Medical Services fielding questions from patients who bought health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Most of those queries revolve around Independence Blue Cross' best-selling, silver-level Keystone HMO Proactive plan. Tax says patients signed up for the tiered plan without really understanding how it worked. So when they receive a bill they take it to Tax and ask her to explain it. "Most of them didn't have insurance before," Tax, 26, says of her clients, many of whom are immigrants.
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June 16, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Bunning's life, in so many ways, has been perfectly pitched. He played 17 big-league seasons, won 100-plus games in each league, and is in baseball's Hall of Fame. He was an elected official in his native Kentucky for 32 years, the last 12 as a U.S. senator. He was a sports agent, a minor-league manager, an insurance broker. He's been married 62 years, has nine children, 35 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. But there have also been a few sour notes. Bunning's only real shot at a World Series ended when the 1964 Phillies collapsed, inexplicably blowing a 61/2-game lead with just 12 to play.
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