May 24, 2016 |
Benjamin P. Fiddler, 21, of Lafayette Hill, a college student, died Tuesday, May 17, after collapsing during a workout at his home. A Philadelphia emergency crew responded. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed that Mr. Fiddler's death is a coroner's case. The cause of death was pending. Known as Ben, Mr. Fiddler was a political science major at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., where he had just completed his junior year.
May 20, 1997 |
James H. Shacklett Jr., 66, internationally known in the label business and a devoted supporter of the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, died Sunday at his Lafayette Hill home after a long illness. At the time of his death, Mr. Shacklett was chairman of National Label Co., a family-owned business with which he had been affiliated for more than 40 years. He previously was president and chief executive officer of the firm, which was founded by his father in 1918 in North Philadelphia and moved to Lafayette Hill in 1968.
February 19, 2016 |
Mary Ciammetti teared up in her Conshohocken living room as she showed the video of her youngest son. It's been a little more than a year since he died of alcohol poisoning, despite his Temple University roommates' frantic attempts to save him with CPR. There was Christian Ciammetti having a bath in the kitchen sink at 16 months, then wearing a suit at First Communion. In his high school football uniform, with his girlfriend, at graduation, on skis, posing with a big fish he'd reeled in. Then the music - Avicii's "Wake Me Up" - stopped, and the images played silently: A refrigerator with empty liquor bottles and a red Solo cup. An unmade bed. A hospital room, with Christian tethered to a mesh of tubes and IVs. And finally, Christian lying in a casket in a red flannel shirt, dead at 20. He had been a junior, a young man with dyslexia who shined through his major, landscape architecture.
March 17, 1996 |
The Marquis de Lafayette, also known as Carl Homan, gets ready to speak to the Historical Society of Riverton's monthly meeting. At the Riverton Public School last week, Homan, of Lafayette Hill, Pa., made sure his attire was just right before addressing a crowd as the Revolutionary War general
July 8, 1997 |
Edris Larsen Pfeffer, 78, of Lafayette Hill, a retired commercial artist who devoted much of her time to volunteer historical activities, died June 29 at the Manor Care nursing center in King of Prussia, where she had lived for two years. Mrs. Pfeffer was born in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1937 from Simon Gratz High School and in 1941 from the Moore College of Art. As a self-employed commercial artist, she worked in textiles and then did freelance work for the Insurance Co. of North America and Philadelphia-area advertising agencies.
August 3, 1996 |
William H. Resch 3d, 68, owner of a metal sales company and a football enthusiast,, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Resch was born in Philadelphia and graduated in 1946 from St. Joseph's Preparatory School, where he captained the football team. He then attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., playing end on the football team for four years, which included an appearance in the 1950 Sun Bowl game. After receiving his bachelor's degree that same year, he became a sales representative for metal distribution companies.
January 17, 2016
A Montgomery County man has been arrested on child pornography charges, District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Friday. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 17 for Andrew Ritter Nutinsky, 25, of Lafayette Hill, is facing 11 counts of child pornography charges. Investigators received a tip in October from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that led to a search of Nutinsky's home, Steele said in a news release. Detectives found more than 50 images and a video of child pornography in the home.
July 9, 2009 |
Desmond J. Murtagh, 38, of Lafayette Hill and County Cavan, Ireland, died June 6 of a heart attack in Cavan Town, where he had lived since 2001. The youngest of 12 children, Mr. Murtagh graduated from the Comprehensive School in Cootehill, County Cavan, in 1989. He worked for a year as a carpenter before immigrating to the United States at age 20. Mr. Murtagh lived in Lafayette Hill for 10 years starting in 1991. Initially, he worked with brothers Paul, Raymond, Gerry, and Phillip for their construction company, Murtagh Bros.
March 12, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA Cartoon in bad taste It was disgusting to see Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoon depicting Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio in a whose-is-bigger moment (Wednesday). It seems the Republican front-runner's gutter mentality is influencing the thinking of an esteemed newspaper like the Inquirer. During last week's debate, the candidates were talking about hand size when Trump referred to his sexual prowess. But you folks have gone one step worse by illustrating it. I would have a difficult time explaining it to my child.