February 22, 1997 |
Mina M. D'Lauro Tosta, 84, of Lafayette Hill, former co-owner of a Philadelphia restaurant, died Tuesday at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. In the 1930s and '40s, she and her husband owned and operated the Rock Inn in Chestnut Hill. Mrs. Tosta was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, then attended Chestnut Hill College. She resided for more than half a century in Lafayette Hill, where she was a member of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church and of its Philippians social group, women's guild, and home and school association.
January 4, 1999 |
Joseph A. Goldbeck Sr., 73, of Lafayette Hill in Montgomery County, a retired mortgage banking executive, died Tuesday at the Integrated Health Services facility in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. In 1980, Mr. Goldbeck retired as president and vice chairman after 35 years with Central Mortgage Co. in Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated in 1942 from Roxborough High School and served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Goldbeck was a Lafayette Hill resident for the last 23 years and formerly lived in Blue Bell for eight years, and in Philadelphia's Andorra section for 17 years.
March 14, 1996 |
Victor Dunoff, 66, of Lafayette Hill, owner of a Montgomery County company who was active in charity work, died Tuesday at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Dunoff was a manufacturer's representative and the owner-president of Safety Hoist Co. in Wyndmoor. He was an active volunteer for the Breast Health Institute of Philadelphia and had helped found Step Above, an organization for single Jewish people 35 or older. "He was a terrific source of enthusiasm and energy," said Elaine Grobman, executive director of the Breast Health Institute.
June 19, 2014 |
Claire Dickson will start her summer vacation as usual at the end of this month, but when it's over she will not reopen her eponymous women's boutique the second week in August as she's done for 35 years. Dickson, one of the area's czarinas of special-occasion fashion, has decided to retire. And her daughter and business partner, Debbie, wants to spend more time with her teenage daughter. Rather than look for a replacement, Dickson is calling it quits. There is canasta to be played.
May 30, 2014 |
After four hours of concentrated sipping, after 52 local beers had passed our lips, it came down to one last vote for the best new brew. And judge Brendan Hartranft could barely contain himself: "We know these brewers and their families and their beers - but not like this," said Hartranft, co-owner of the Memphis Taproom, Strangelove's, and two other gastropubs. Each beer had been coded and served blind to the eight judges in several flights of clear cups. The identities of three of the winners of The Fifth Annual Brew-vitational competition were about to be revealed.
December 18, 2012 |
WOMEN ROWING competitively? Forget it. Back in the late '30s, you didn't see women competing on the Schuylkill in racing sculls. It was a male preserve, like so much in American society in those years. But Ruth Adams wouldn't hear of it. She bucked tradition by advertising in a local newspaper for women who would be interested in forming a rowing club to compete in races. Nearly 100 women responded, and the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club was formed. Headquartered on Boathouse Row, it is one of the nation's oldest women's competitive rowing clubs.
August 12, 1999 |
William C. Parker, 83, a former prisoner of war and retired retailing manager, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Parker was serving as a second lieutenant and bombardier in the Army Air Corps when his B-24 Liberator was shot down during World War II. "He spent a year and 27 days as a prisoner of war at a camp in Sagan, Germany," said his wife, Mary Murray Parker, to whom he would have been married for 50 years in...
January 26, 1989 |
Samuel Wallach, 95, a Lafayette Hill grocer for more than six decades, died Tuesday at the Leader One Nursing Home in East Norriton, where he had lived for five weeks. Mr. Wallach came to Lafayette Hill in the 1920s as one of its early settlers, at a time when the community was known as Barren Hill. There, he opened Wallach's Food Market at Chestnut Street and Germantown Pike, and over the years became regarded as a community fixture. The sort of old-fashioned grocer who was willing to take orders over the telephone and deliver to people's homes, Mr. Wallach became known both for his business and for his civic interests.
August 13, 1999 |
Michael M. Kushwara, 58, of Warminster Township, an accountant who liked skydiving and cooking, died Sunday at his apartment in Atlanta after suffering a heart attack. For the last three years, he worked for U.S. Securities Associates, a loan services firm, in Atlanta and maintained an apartment there as well as his Bucks County residence. Previously, he worked for Wells Fargo Alarm Systems in King of Prussia for 18 years. Mr. Kushwara was born in Pottsville, Pa., and graduated from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary High School there in 1958.
April 25, 1996 |
Harold C. "Mac" McCuen, 86, a newspaper columnist and retired publisher of several newspapers, died Saturday at his Plymouth Township home. Mr. McCuen had written a column, "Not Too High or Too Low," for the weekly Conshohocken Recorder since 1975. He was the paper's publisher from 1948 to 1961. He still covered local news events and, with the help of a son, produced an annual four-page Christmas newsletter. The 1995 edition was the 51st. Mr. McCuen was born in Barren Hill and educated at local schools.