June 13, 2001 |
John J. Sabia Sr., 73, of Lafayette Hill, the president of a construction company who was active with community and church-related groups, died Friday at Chestnut Hill Hospital after suffering an aortic aneurysm. He was president of D.M. Sabia & Co., a Conshohocken-based firm founded by his father, Dominic M. Sabia. Mr. Sabia was a member of the board of trustees of Chestnut Hill College, a director of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trade near Media, and a member and former president of the Employing Bricklayers Association, based in Plymouth Meeting.
January 19, 2001 |
Kleran M. McElwee, 21, of Lafayette Hill, a college honor student who planned to become a lawyer, died Tuesday in Baltimore, apparently of heart-related problems. "His roommate said my son wasn't feeling well, was having trouble breathing, and his heart was racing," said his mother, Sally McAleer McElwee. "He took some prescribed medicine he was given, since he had asthma as a child, and went to sleep. An hour later, his roommate woke up and discovered he wasn't breathing. " Mr. McElwee was pronounced dead at Union Memorial Hospital.
December 14, 2000 |
John Anthony Day, 83, a former bank executive and tax attorney, died of heart failure Monday at his home in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Day had joined the Navy before the outbreak of World War II and was a radar and navigation specialist aboard the light cruiser USS Honolulu in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked early on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. His ship was damaged in the attack - and twice more during the ensuing war. Mr. Day was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander, and in 1991 he returned to Pearl Harbor for a 50th reunion.
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.
July 26, 2000 |
Richard H. Deats, 79, formerly of Lafayette Hill, a retired accountant with many connections to sports, died Saturday at his home in Philadelphia after a long illness. He moved to the city's Germantown section six years ago after residing in Lafayette Hill for 30 years. Mr. Deats retired in 1980 after many years as an accountant for Sportsman Emporium, a chain of retail sporting-goods stores. He had worked at the Montgomeryville store. He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association.
July 18, 2000 |
Who says civic pride is dead? On July 4, we toyed with a way for the city to raise money for stadiums without raising taxes. Sell the rights to rename lkandmarks. Imagine: Uncle Ben's Franklin Bridge. Sony's 30th Street PlayStation. InternationalHouse of Pancakes Airport. Honda Civic Center. Then we asked for your suggestions. Out of more than 100 we received, here are some favorites: Eakins Ovaltine - Francis Furdell, Philadelphia Academy of Breyers All-Natural Sciences - Fran Pullo, Marlton Please Final Touch Museum I-Cant't-Believe-It's-Not-Mutter Museum University of Penn Sylvania Philadelphia Pep Boys Choir - Ruth Wesiberg, ARdmore Betsy "I Got It At Ross" Bridge - Rob Rosenbaum, Wilmington The Market-Frankford AO-El - Lou Grossman, Yardley Christ Church's Fried Chicken - Dianne Banker, Runnemeade Sak's Fifth Avenue of the Arts Independence Hebrew National Historical Park - Joanne Fishman, Lafayette Hill Elfreth's AMF Bowling Alley - Lloyd Jones, Morrisville, Ruth Weisberg, Ardmore Walt Whitman Sampler Bridge Penn's Maid Landing - both sent by many Samsonite Street - Jack Glacken, Philadelphia KMart Museum - Kim Alan Gigstead, Malvern WaWashington Swuare - PlaySkoolkill Expressway Houghton Fort Mifflin PineSol Street - Sam and Diane Mason Unites States Post Toasties Office - Carol A. DePrisco, Philadelphia Luv's Love Sculpture - Bonnie Guarini,...
June 16, 2000 |
Even Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest low-fare carrier, could be put in financial peril if United Airlines is allowed to acquire US Airways, the head of a local advocacy group for airline customers said yesterday. Testifying at a House Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, Kevin P. Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, said that if government regulators let United combine with US Airways, other major carriers - including Alaska, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and TWA - were likely to try to find merger partners of their own. If those airlines consolidate into just three "superpower" carriers, the remaining smaller lines - even the financially strong Southwest - may be unable to compete with them, said Mitchell.
April 27, 2000 |
Alfred E. Enoch Sr. was raised as an orphan. But the retired paint manufacturer and Navy veteran, who enjoyed playing golf and working with community service organizations, died Saturday surrounded by much of his large family with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" ringing in his ears. "He died on his 80th birthday," said Dan Enoch, his son and a former Daily News reporter. "We sang Happy Birthday to him and he said, 'Amen.' Then my mom kissed him and he died. . .He was smiling and then he went out. " Alfred Enoch had a lot to smile about for a guy whose parents died young, leaving him to grow up with other orphans at Stephen Girard College.
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.
April 5, 2000 |
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 15 for Joseph S.F. Murdoch, 81, of Philadelphia, formerly of Lafayette Hill, a retired industrial products supervisor whose passion was golf. He died March 25 at Chestnut Hill Hospital after suffering a heart attack. The service will be held at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Burial was to be private. Mr. Murdoch retired in 1981 as industrial-products supervisor for Sun Oil Co., for whom he also had been advertising manager during his many years of employment.