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.
August 15, 1998 |
Aronimink's Gary Daniels and Sandy Run's Tom Mastroni played through a light rain early in the morning and posted a score that was not matched the rest of the day in winning the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Four-Ball Stroke Play championship yesterday at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Daniels and Mastroni carded a 6-under 66 in the gross better-ball-of-partners format, beating a field of 91 two-man teams with individual handicaps of 7.5 or better on the 6,600-yard course in Lafayette Hill.
March 31, 2000 |
Louise Roberts Branigan, 80, a former high school language teacher and Navy ensign, died Saturday at West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, N.J., after a long illness. She moved to Voorhees six years ago from Lafayette Hill, where she had resided for 30 years. Earlier, she lived in Norristown and East Norriton Township. Mrs. Branigan taught French, English and Greek at Soudertown High School for a short time before World War II. During the war, she was a Navy ensign in communications at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
December 30, 1998 |
Berenice T. Costello McNeilly, 78, of Plymouth Meeting, a retired administrative assistant who was active in church-related activities, died Sunday at her home after an illness. Born in Glenside and educated in parochial schools in the area, she was a Plymouth Meeting resident since 1952. Mrs. McNeilly retired in 1992 after 15 years as the administrative assistant at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Previously, she held a similar position for an insurance company. She was an active member of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette Hill, where she belonged to the women's guild and the Philippians social group.
February 23, 2000 |
Guido J. "Guy" Cimini, 68, of Lafayette Hill, an honored Air Force veteran and a school maintenance supervisor, died Friday at Chestnut Hill Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Cimini, who retired in 1975 as an Air Force lieutenant colonel, had been director of maintenance at La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor since 1983. During the Vietnam War, he was a senior navigator and earned the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in reconnaissance missions over Southeast Asia.
August 23, 2000 |
Lillian Brownawell Godshall, 84, a retired elementary school teacher and former resident of Blue Bell, died Monday at the Masonic Homes of Pennsylvania in Lafayette Hill. Before her 1976 retirement, she taught first grade at schools in Upper Dublin, East Norriton, and the Wissahickon School District. She moved to the Masonic Homes several years ago. Mrs. Godshall, a native of Columbus, Ohio, was reared in Philadelphia, graduated from Simon Gratz High School, and earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania.
June 18, 1997 |
Maurice B. Turner, 83, formerly of Lafayette Hill, retired chief executive officer of a chemical firm, died Thursday at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach, Fla. He had been affiliated with Amchem Products in Ambler for 28 years, retiring in 1975. The company was acquired by William H. Rorer Inc., which became later part of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. As vice president of Amchem and general manager of its agricultural-chemicals division, Mr. Turner was generally credited with the 1962 introduction and marketing of Amiben, a weed and grass killer for soybean fields.
March 11, 1993 |
Norristown's St. Patrick's Day parade, "A Salute to Irish-American Heroes," is among a number of musical events planned in the next two weeks to honor the Emerald Isle's patron saint and otherwise encourage the Wearing of the Green. The parade will step off 1 p.m. Saturday at West Marshall and Hamilton Streets, move east to Astor Street, then go south to Main Street. Former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan, now with the Houston Oilers, will be the parade's celebrity grand marshal, and former District Justice Francis Lawrence Sr. will be the local grand marshal.
May 13, 1998 |
John Joseph McGettigan Sr., 75, of Flourtown, the retired owner of an electrical-contracting firm and community leader, died Sunday at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. McGettigan, a native of Philadelphia, was raised in Wyndmoor and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1941. He served in the Army during World War II. After training for the electrical business with his uncle, he started John J. McGettigan Electrical Contractor in Flourtown in 1949. He was president of the firm until retiring in 1997.
January 18, 2013 |
James J. Neve, 92, of Lafayette Hill, a Conshohocken businessman, died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 14, at his home. In 1936, Mr. Neve started J.J. Neve Coal & Fuel Co. He served as its owner-operator before retiring in 1980. Under Mr. Neve, the business expanded to encompass an iron and steel trucking warehouse and storage facility, and an iron ore unloading facility. The consolidated firm, James J. Neve Inc., is now run by Mr. Neve's son Joseph A. It is a warehousing, unloading, and distribution center for railway cargo.