April 24, 2013 |
James Martin Stewart, 87, of Lafayette Hill, a businessman and naturalist who was a founding member of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, died Friday, April 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications from a fall. The longtime resident of Ambler had lived for the last few years at the Hill at Whitemarsh retirement community. Mr. Stewart devoted much of his life to nature conservation. "He really felt that God revealed himself in nature," said his son Mahlon.
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.
April 27, 2000 |
Alfred E. Enoch Sr., retired president of a Bucks County coatings company and former resident of Collegeville and Lafayette Hill, died on Saturday, his 80th birthday, at a son's home in Eagleville. He retired in 1993 as president and chief executive officer of Pennsbury Coating Corp., a New Britain company he founded in the mid-1950s after owning a paint business. His professional affiliations included the Steel Structures Painting Council, the Steel Plate Fabricators Association, the National Council of Corrosion Engineers, and the American Water Works Association.
March 10, 2011
Louis S. Henderson Jr., 89, of Lafayette Hill, a retired vice president of Pringle Electric Inc., died of pneumonia Sunday, March 6, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Henderson grew up in Mount Airy. He graduated from Germantown High School, where he met his future wife, Muriel Grubmeyer, and then studied engineering at what is now Drexel University. During World War II, he was a bombardier on B-24s. He flew 24 missions in the Pacific and received an Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.
May 15, 1998 |
Verna L. Starner Goebel, 63, a retired customer-service representative who remained active with a Montgomery County church pageant after she moved to Florida, died Sunday of cancer at Ormond Beach (Fla.) Memorial Hospital. She resided in Lafayette Hill for 32 years before moving to South Daytona, Fla., four years ago. A 1995 Inquirer story detailed how Mrs. Goebel in 1985 became wardrobe mistress for the Boar's Head Festival at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill.
February 21, 1996 |
Christian T. Wagner 3d, 69, a retired product engineer and longtime member of the Whitemarsh Township Sewer Authority, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Wagner was born in Philadelphia and graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1943. He served in the Navy as an electrician's mate third class aboard the tanker Manatee in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.
January 12, 1996 |
Catherine V. Long Terpeluk Dagle, 72, of Lafayette Hill, a retired schoolteacher and coach who helped others addicted to alcohol, died Sunday at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., while visiting family members. "She was known affectionately as 'Terp' by students whose lives she touched," said a son, Paul Terpeluk. "Her life was devoted to helping her students struggle with the joys and sorrows of growing up. " The roots of her teaching philosophy stemmed from "unwavering conviction that Catholic education was a wonderful gift that must be sustained and nourished," her son said.