April 21, 2016
Joshua D. Shapiro Age: 42 Residence: Abington Township, Montgomery County. Family: Wife Lori, four children. Education: Bachelor's degree from University of Rochester; law degree from Georgetown University. Occupation: chairman, Montgomery County commissioners; lawyer. Campaign website: www.joshshapiro.org . Career: Member of the state House of Representatives, 2005-12; current chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; vice chairman, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.
April 14, 2016 |
John H. Wood Jr., 100, a Bucks County lawyer and a committed Quaker, died Friday, April 1, of respiratory failure at his home at Pennswood Village in Newtown. "He had a passion for living and a curiosity about everything," said daughter Elizabeth Fritsch. "He found people fascinating and life wonderful. " Born to a Quaker family in Langhorne Manor, Mr. Wood never strayed far from his roots, physically or spiritually. Like his parents, Elizabeth Weeks Cadwallader and John H. Wood Sr., he was active in the Society of Friends.
April 11, 2016 |
William Leo McLaughlin Jr., 69, of West Chester, a lawyer and lifelong sailor, died of a brain hemorrhage Saturday, March 26, while sailboat racing in Florida. Mr. McLaughlin was competing in the Masters National Sunfish Championship in Jensen Beach when he was stricken, his family said. He died engaging in his favorite sport. A competitive sailor from childhood, he was a member of the Marsh Creek Sailing Club. Joseph McLaughlin recalled being told by a Middlebury College classmate in 1962 that his cousin had "wiped out the competition in sailing races all summer on the East Coast.
March 17, 2016 |
Christopher Egolf, 71, of Wayne, a patent attorney in Philadelphia, died Sunday, March 6, of complications from brain cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before turning to law, Mr. Egolf was a chemical engineer. He grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, graduating first in his class from Lincoln High School in 1962. He earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966 and a master of science degree two years later from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in chemical engineering.
March 9, 2016
ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett, the first woman to hold that position, has died of colon cancer after less than a year on the job, the university said Monday. She was 52. Garrett, who became president of the Ivy League school on July 1, died Sunday night at her home, Cornell said. "While Beth's tenure as president has tragically been cut short, her efforts over the last eight months have set the university on a path toward continued excellence," said Robert Harrison, chairman of the Cornell board of trustees.
March 3, 2016 |
Weeklong trips to Japan. Winery tours, ballooning excursions, and spa treatments. Unrestricted grants for "research," doled out by sales representatives. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday it was all part of an illegal effort by Olympus Corp. of the Americas, based in Center Valley, Pa., near Allentown, to induce doctors and hospitals to buy its products: the pricey medical devices called endoscopes. The company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Olympus Corp., admitted to making various kickbacks and other improper payments from 2006 to 2011, and agreed to pay $646 million to resolve related criminal and civil complaints.
February 12, 2016 |
THADDEUS JOHN Bartkowski II, a personal-injury lawyer who lived in Villanova, died Feb. 4. He was 67. Bartkowski grew up in Bridesburg and attended St. John Cantius Elementary School and La Salle College High School. After graduating from Villanova University, he received his law degree from the Villanova School of Law in 1973. Although he enjoyed being a lawyer, his family said his true passion was being a devoted husband and father. "My father coached a lot of sports my brother and I were involved in," said son Thaddeus John Bartkowski III. Among those sports were track and ski racing.
February 11, 2016 |
Samuel Rappaport, 83, of Philadelphia, a lawyer, ward leader, and seven-term Pennsylvania state legislator, died Monday, Feb. 8, of dementia at Lions Gate, a retirement community in Voorhees. Mr. Rappaport served as a committeeman in Center City's Fifth Ward for more than 40 years and as the ward's elected leader for 15 years, starting in 1991. He was elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House for the 1971 term, and served six consecutive terms in the 182nd Legislative District before being unseated by Babette Josephs in 1984.
January 21, 2016 |
When Iveliz Crespo was a child growing up in East Camden, many of her neighbors were undocumented immigrants who faced discrimination. Some struggled with learning English or had bosses who cheated them out of earnings because they believed undocumented workers wouldn't report problems. Those stories inspired Crespo, who was raised by a single mother who came to New Jersey from Puerto Rico as a young adult. She decided early on that she wanted to help people like the immigrants in her Cramer Hill neighborhood.