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.
March 14, 2013 |
Pierre Joseph "Pete" Marcolina, 82, a masonry contractor whose stonework can be seen on venerable buildings throughout the Philadelphia area, died Saturday, March 9, of cancer at a hospice in Vero Beach, Fla. Mr. Marcolina retired in 2000 after more than 50 years in the family business, Marcolina Bros. Inc., formerly on Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill. He became president after his father, Pietro, retired in the mid-1950s. The Marcolina Bros. property included a quarry off Waverly Road from which Wissahickon schist was taken to be used on the exteriors of buildings in Philadelphia and the Main Line.
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.