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November 23, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
James J. Bowes, 60, of St. Davids, general counsel and secretary of Liberty Property Trust, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, of lung cancer at his home. Mr. Bowes, a nonsmoker and avid cyclist, was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer in the fall of 2012. He continued working until last month, said his wife, Leslie. "Jim was an inspiration to everyone at Liberty, a man with insatiable intellectual curiosity, true compassion for humanity, and a keen wit," said William P. Hankowsky, chief executive officer of Liberty, an $8.4 billion real estate investment trust.
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November 20, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FOR MEN AND WOMEN in the military, especially in time of war, there are few things more precious than mail from home. And there are few jobs more satisfying than seeing to it that the mail gets through. During some of the desperate final days of World War II, that job fell to women like Thelma Purdy, a member of the Women's Army Corps, stationed in Europe. Being an African-American woman, hers was an all-black unit in the segregated service of the time. She worked as a postal clerk in France from March 1944 to March 1946, through some of the bitterest fighting of the war. She received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
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November 4, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERESA OTERI was in Florida with her aunt, Nancy Desiderio, on Aug. 23, 2011, when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sent tremors up and down the East Coast. The two weren't among the millions of people who felt a hint of the unexpected quake. "But believe me," Oteri said, "our world shook. " Desiderio, an active, outgoing woman who at 60 looked a good decade younger, was diagnosed that day with stage 4 lung cancer. The grim diagnosis was completely unexpected. Desiderio had been in seemingly terrific shape.
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
It wasn't just an improbable, come-from-behind victory vs. a neighborhood rival that left Gabe Cordes overcome with emotion. After Cardinal O'Hara's 36-35 overtime triumph Saturday afternoon against Bonner-Prendergast, the senior lineman and his teammates signed and presented the game ball to Cordes' father, Mark, who is battling heart cancer. "He's going through so much," Gabe Cordes said. "It's an amazing feeling to win this game and have him here to enjoy it. " Earlier in the week, Mark Cordes, 57, was released from a hospital after a 22-day stay.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harold A. Parker Jr. and his beard owned the role of Christmas-party Santa Claus. "For maybe the last 10 years or so," Mr. Parker played the part for the Weymouth Volunteer Fire Company in Mays Landing, N.J., son Scott said. Apart from looking the part, his son said, "he just had the ability to bring joy to the kids' faces. " On Sunday, Oct. 6, Mr. Parker, 85, a former owner of a construction equipment supplier in West Collingswood Heights, died of lung cancer at his home in Folsom, Atlantic County.
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October 6, 2013 | By Dr. Valerianna Amorosa, For The Inquirer
His success in banking had given the 39-year-old some rare opportunities. Of late, he and his family had spent much free time working outside on their exotic sheep farm. During the busy late summer preparing for autumn breeding, he had been working closely with their veterinarian. So that early fall morning when he awoke with a cough - and then started coughing up blood - he didn't think it odd to call the vet first. The vet advised him to see his doctor. A chest X-ray that morning suggested an abnormal circular area on the lung - a "nodule" - that led to a more extensive look with a CAT scan.
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September 23, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Evelyn Boss Cogan, 65, a professor at La Salle University, died Saturday, Sept. 14, of lung cancer at her home in Center City. Known to friends as Evie, she fought an eight-year battle with cancer and chronicled the experience in a 2013 article for Philadelphia Lawyer magazine. It started in 2005 with a bad cough, she wrote. After cancer was found in her right lung, a doctor told her to go home and get her affairs in order; she had six months to live. Undaunted, she sought out Corey Langer, a doctor at Fox Chase Cancer Center, who scheduled chemotherapy, radiation, and more chemo.
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July 24, 2013 | By Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - A 76-year-old Milwaukee man who fatally shot his unarmed teenage neighbor was sentenced to life in prison Monday, days after telling the court he killed the boy for justice because he believed he stole his shotguns. John Henry Spooner's home had been burglarized two days before the May 2012 shooting, and he suspected 13-year-old Darius Simmons was the thief. So he confronted the teen, demanded that he return the guns and then shot him in the chest in front of his mother when he denied stealing anything.
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July 12, 2013 | Jenice Armstrong, Daily News Columnist
ALL SHAWN Hennessey wants is for his mom to get the same benefits that any other grieving widow would. But that's not likely to happen any time soon, since Pennsylvania still doesn't recognize gay marriage. His birth mother, Maureen Hennessey, was in a committed, loving relationship for 29 years with Mary Beth McIntyre, who died of lung cancer in May. Like any good son, Hennessey, who performs in a group called Hennessey Bonfire, can't stand the thought of seeing his mother go without.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Cynthia Lufkin, 51, whose marriage to a cofounder of Wall Street firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette created a New York power couple in social and philanthropic circles, died Wednesday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan of complications from breast and lung cancer. Her home was in Washington, Conn., north of New York City. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 while pregnant with her second child, Ms. Lufkin focused her philanthropic work on the disease. With a degree in biochemistry, she was particularly interested in how healthy living could bolster the outlook for cancer patients, and her work led to the opening of the Cynthia Lufkin Fitness & Seminar Room at Sloan- Kettering's Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center.
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