July 10, 2016
On June 10, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted its grand finale to its fund-raising competition with the announcement of the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year. The Eastern Pa. chapter of LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancer, set a goal of raising $500,000 in the competition, which started March 29. About 400 attended the event at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The $384,000 in proceeds will go toward finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma.
April 20, 2016 |
Karl F. Kreimeier, 78 of Shamong, who retired in 1993 as head of facilities management after a 25-year career with Atlantic City Electric, died of lymphoma Saturday, April 16, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Kreimeier grew up in Woodstown, N.J., graduated from Woodstown High School in 1955, and attended short college courses recommended by the utility. Fresh out of high school, Mr. Kreimeier began a heating and insulation firm, "a little business for a while," his wife, Katharine, said, and by the time they were married in 1961, "he had about five trucks.
April 5, 2016 |
It was Saturday morning and Stephanie Yost was getting ready to go to Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Futures series game, first pitch scheduled for 1:05. Afterward, the plan was to head to the Wells Fargo Center for the 76ers' 7:30 contest against the Indiana Pacers. Exactly three years earlier, Yost spent the day lying in bed watching television in her Bensalem home - about five minutes from the high school. Yost, then 14, had come down with a fever - a low-grade one - but it persisted, lasting about 10 days.
February 29, 2016 |
John Davenport Maine Jr., 54, of Wyndmoor, a former executive vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott, died of acute myeloid leukemia Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Known as "Jordie," Mr. Maine was a larger-than-life figure, especially in and around his native Chestnut Hill. He had battled leukemia for six months with such vigor that his friends were surprised when he died. He was known as a wonderful husband, friend, father, fisherman, business colleague, and lover of life.
September 8, 2015 |
Four years ago, University of Pennsylvania researchers published early but electrifying results. An experimental T-cell therapy eradicated end-stage leukemia in two patients, and put a third in remission. Soon after that, pharmaceutical giant Novartis partnered with Penn, aiming to commercialize the breakthrough. Since then, a more modest picture of success has emerged in treating the blood cancer, a type called chronic lymphocytic leukemia that usually strikes in middle age or later.
August 6, 2015 |
UNDER normal circumstances, Billy Sherwood would be deliriously happy to be back on tour with Yes this summer. But the veteran musician's current gig is one he likely would have given anything not to have. Sherwood, 50, occupies a role that is unprecedented in rock music annals: He is playing bass for the progressive-rock titans who on Sunday co-headline with Toto at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Although the 47-year-old British band claims an astounding 20 current or former members, it had never recorded an album, or performed live, without famed bassist Chris Squire.
May 30, 2015 |
Martin J. Reddington, 76, of Ambler, a Realtor who owned and ran several businesses, and a force in Democratic politics in Abington Township, died at home Sunday, May 24, from skin cancer. Born in Philadelphia to John and Mary McCafferty Reddington, he grew up in Ambler, Chestnut Hill and East Germantown, and graduated from St. John's High School and La Salle University. In 1957, he met Eileen Brennan at a church dance. The two were married in 1961. Mr. Reddington served in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged.
January 30, 2015 |
George M. Dorrance III, 63, of Villanova, a Royal Bank of Canada wealth manager, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, of leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed with the disease last March. A scion of the Campbell Soup Co. family, Mr. Dorrance was the son of G. Morris Dorrance Jr., former CoreStates chairman, who was eulogized at his death in 2011 as "a banker with a heart. " His grandfather was a prominent surgeon. Mr. Dorrance worked from an office at 6 Tower Bridge in Conshohocken as a wealth manager for RBC Dain Rauscher Corp., which provides banking services to corporate and governmental clients and investment advice and services to individual investors, according to a company profile.
October 10, 2014 |
MUHAMMAD ALI has a big heart, a kind heart, a generous heart. Loves kids, especially his own, which number seven or nine, or more, depending on who is doing the counting. Heavyweight champion in a brutal sport, loves his kids, nice story line, but you can't stretch that into a 2-hour documentary, no matter how many cute-as-a-cupcake phone conversations you include. They try in "I Am Ali," which opens in theaters today. It is no more a complete and honest depiction of Ali than any of the books, magazine articles, films and documentaries that preceded it. Maybe next year.