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August 23, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Robert Scott Woodcock, 88, of Gladwyne, an investment banker and brokerage vice president, died Aug. 15, of cancer at Waverly Heights. A Gladwyne resident since 1953, he moved to the retirement community in 2012. Mr. Woodcock was born in Lansdowne to Mabelle H. and Harold Palmer Woodcock. He graduated from Marple Newtown High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, where he took an active role in the Zeta Psi Fraternity, serving as fraternity house president his senior year.
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September 14, 2009 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark T. Davies, 59, of Chadds Ford, a former investment banker, died of brain cancer Wednesday at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Davies grew up in Berlin, Camden County, and in Wilmington, where he graduated from the Salesianum School in 1968. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Delaware in 1972 and from 1972 to 1987 worked for the Wilmington Trust Co., leaving as a vice president. While with that firm, he took graduate courses in business administration at Widener University.
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | By Dominic Sama INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Theodore Roosevelt 3d, 86, of Bryn Mawr, a retired investment banker and grandson of the 26th president, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home. Mr. Roosevelt began his professional career in the late 1930s as a sales representative for the DuPont Co., working in Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; and Philadelphia. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, he tried to enlist in the Marines, his family said, but was rejected because he was too old - at age 27 - and was married.
NEWS
February 25, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lyle W. Hall Jr., 65, of Queen Village, a retired real estate investment banker, died in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Palm Beach County, Fla. Mr. Hall was riding his 2005 BMW when it collided with a Ford Ranger that had failed to give the right of way, according to the county Sheriff's Office. "For Lyle, retirement was more a figure of speech," his brother-in-law David Ward wrote in a tribute. "He kept his incredible business mind engaged in the banking business, real estate, and the nursing-home industry, and he was always able to help out friends and colleagues with business advice.
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph L. Pyle Jr., 86, of Devon, a former investment banker, Tredyffrin Township supervisor, and SEPTA board member, died Friday, Oct. 28, at home following strokes. Inquirer Editorial Board writer George Wilson praised him as Mr. Pyle reached a milestone in December 1985. "Joseph L. Pyle, on the SEPTA board since 1964, is winding up 21 years of dedicated and pioneering public service in that unpaid position. ". . . In crisis after crisis, in bad times and good, Pyle has been a voice of reason on the SEPTA board.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which is negotiating a final deal to acquire Crozer-Keystone Health Systems, said Monday it hired investment bank Morgan Stanley "to help review and assess possible additional sources of investment into the company's overall growth strategy. " Prospect, which buys financially struggling health systems, said it often receives inquiries from potential investors. "We believe that this interest by the investment community in Prospect is a very positive sign that the company is on the right track.
NEWS
November 14, 1993 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
H. Gates Lloyd, 92, an investment banker and patron of the arts, died Thursday at his home in Haverford. Mr. Lloyd, the son of Horatio G. and Mary Helen Wingate Lloyd, was born in Haverford. His father, also a noted investment banker, donated the building that houses Haverford's public library at Darby and Mill Roads. Mr. Lloyd attended schools in Philadelphia and Rhode Island and graduated from Princeton University in 1923. He also attended Trinity College and Cambridge University for one year before joining Drexel & Co., the Philadelphia investment banking firm where his father was a partner.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE. 9 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY 12.   SARAH BURNS didn't set out to become the Sofia Coppola of documentary filmmakers. Or to become a filmmaker at all. "I think I'd actually, in some ways, stayed away from it, because it was there," said Burns, whose first documentary, "The Central Park Five" - written, directed and produced with her father, Ken Burns ("The Civil War," "Baseball"), and her husband, David McMahon - makes its TV premiere Tuesday on PBS. "My mom [Ken Burns' first wife, Amy Stechler]
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Dani Blum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hugh McBirney Johnston III, better known as Barney, loved adventure, and so lived in its pursuit. He ran with the bulls in Pamplona, spent time as a roughneck on a Louisiana oil rig, climbed Mount Rainier and the Matterhorn, jumped from planes in the Army Reserve, camped and wrangled in the American West. "He had fun with his life," said his wife, Louise Johnston. "And the more daring it was, the better. " Mr. Johnston, 77, a Gladwyne resident who paid his way as an investment banker, died Aug. 23, of pancreatic cancer.
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NEWS
August 23, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Robert Scott Woodcock, 88, of Gladwyne, an investment banker and brokerage vice president, died Aug. 15, of cancer at Waverly Heights. A Gladwyne resident since 1953, he moved to the retirement community in 2012. Mr. Woodcock was born in Lansdowne to Mabelle H. and Harold Palmer Woodcock. He graduated from Marple Newtown High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, where he took an active role in the Zeta Psi Fraternity, serving as fraternity house president his senior year.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | Ellen Gray, Staff Writer
LONDON SPY 10 p.m. Thursday, BBC America Boy meets boy. Boy loses boy in worst imaginable way. Boy takes on a dark and dangerous world to prove that the love of his life was real. So goes "London Spy," a five-episode heartbreak of a thriller that premieres Thursday on BBC America. Ben Whishaw ("The Hour," "Spectre") plays Danny, a worldly but not so wise young Londoner whose chance encounter with an introverted investment banker named Alex (Edward Holcroft)
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which is negotiating a final deal to acquire Crozer-Keystone Health Systems, said Monday it hired investment bank Morgan Stanley "to help review and assess possible additional sources of investment into the company's overall growth strategy. " Prospect, which buys financially struggling health systems, said it often receives inquiries from potential investors. "We believe that this interest by the investment community in Prospect is a very positive sign that the company is on the right track.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2015 | By Joseph N. Distefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
FirstRound Capital, the early-stage venture investment firm, says it has made its largest-ever investment - $4 million - in Clover Health, a Medicare Advantage plan that uses patient data analytics to predict users' health-care spending, encourage preventive care, and reduce hospital visits. FirstRound's investment is part of a package of equity investments and borrowing totaling $100 million, which Clover plans to use to expand beyond its nine-county base in northern New Jersey.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Dani Blum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hugh McBirney Johnston III, better known as Barney, loved adventure, and so lived in its pursuit. He ran with the bulls in Pamplona, spent time as a roughneck on a Louisiana oil rig, climbed Mount Rainier and the Matterhorn, jumped from planes in the Army Reserve, camped and wrangled in the American West. "He had fun with his life," said his wife, Louise Johnston. "And the more daring it was, the better. " Mr. Johnston, 77, a Gladwyne resident who paid his way as an investment banker, died Aug. 23, of pancreatic cancer.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Janney Montgomery Scott , the largest investment bank and brokerage based in Philadelphia, moved across Market Street to new offices in 2011, Pennsylvania offered the firm $11.5 million in grants. State officials justified the gifts with the expectation that this would keep 550 high-paid Janney jobs in the city, and the hope that it would add more. Instead, despite a robust stock market, Janney employment in Philadelphia has fallen, to 508 last month. The firm employs 1,851 nationwide.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania is a forgiving place. Maybe too forgiving: I: Legend: For a while in the 1990s, TL Ventures looked like it would be Philadelphia's breakout venture-capital giant. Amid the dot.com boom, TL's first bets paid off, returning nearly 40 percent profits to early-bird clients like Pennsylvania's school pensions. That helped TL, run by former Fidelity Bank lender Robert Keith , raise more than $1 billion for more ambitious investments. The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
BUSINESS
December 4, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
"There is a time to sow, and a time to reap," and it's time to pass her day job and titles to the next generation, Betsy Zubrow Cohen , 72, said Tuesday, quoting Ecclesiastes and confirming that she is retiring as chief executive and chairman of the Bancorp Inc. , the $4 billion-asset Wilmington-and Philadelphia-based company she started after selling Jefferson Bank way back in 1999. Cohen is matriarch of a Philadelphia dynasty invested in three cyclical industries: energy (husband Ed heads the Atlas group of oil, gas, and pipeline companies)
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NOT MANY people can say part of their life story wound up in a chocolate bar. But Frank Carey had an imaginative daughter. When he reached the age of 85, his daughter Frances, wrote a blurb about him and inserted it in Hershey chocolate bars. You opened the wrapper and there was a photograph of a smiling Frank Carey with some little known facts about him, like the time he grew a beard and nobody noticed, that his favorite foods were salmon and asparagus and cake with orange icing, and his favorite movie was "Gone With the Wind.
NEWS
July 20, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly 50 supporters of Ukraine assembled Friday evening under that nation's flag on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to plead for action in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Evidence indicated that the passenger jet was shot down Thursday afternoon by a surface-to-air missile fired from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, President Obama said earlier in the day at the White House. All 298 people on board were killed. "We are here as the Ukrainian community to mourn the victims" of the missile attack, said Mary Kalyna, who helped organized the vigil and protest at 17th and the Parkway.
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