May 29, 2014 |
Alfred L. Glaudel, 90, of West Chester, a retired engineering manager for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died at his home Thursday, May 22, of complications from a heart ailment. He had moved to West Chester in 2008 to be with his daughter Annette after many years living in Lansdowne. Mr. Glaudel was born in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, the youngest of 11 children. He graduated from Mahanoy City High School, and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He was deployed to the Pacific Theater aboard the submarine USS Haddock.
May 25, 2014 |
After Henry C. McGettigan's mother died when he was 9, he would spend some of his summer days with his maternal grandmother in North Philadelphia. "She would pack a lunch for him" and send him off to Shibe Park at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, the home of both the Athletics and the Phillies, daughter Theresa Miller said in a phone interview. "He would go and sit outside and listen to the game," through the roars of the crowds, in the days before portable radios, because he didn't have enough money to buy a ticket.
May 23, 2014 |
Elliot Forde visited close friend Zach Trexler, still recovering from head injuries suffered in a serious car accident five months ago, at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital last weekend. "It was pretty emotional," Forde said. "I talked to him about all that was going on with the baseball team. It was tough to see him in the condition he's in, but I'm glad I went. " Avon Grove, in southern Chester County, dedicated this season to Trexler, who was a catcher and utility outfielder for the Red Devils.
May 17, 2014 |
The celebration seemed spontaneous, but Danny Cruz knew exactly what he was doing. Cruz scored the first goal in the Union's stunning, 2-1 upset at MLS champion Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night. Then the midfielder sprinted to the sideline and threw his arms around manager John Hackworth, joined by several teammates. It was "definitely something we talked about before," Cruz said after the game. "We are behind him. He knows we are behind him, and we've tried to make that clear to the media, to the fans.
May 7, 2014 |
In 2002, Collingswood Presbyterian Church "published a booklet describing all the stained glass windows in the church," Raymond H. Perry III said in an interview. The 22-page work celebrated the "major effort by the church to raise enough money to replace windows that needed to be replaced," he said. "There are not that many churches that have as many" stained glass windows showing the story of Jesus. Perry said his father "thought it should be memorialized," so after all the windows were replaced, Raymond H. Perry Jr. wrote the text and photographed them all for the pamphlet.
May 4, 2014 |
Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't certain the Miami Marlins are stealing signs - but a sweep by the Fish this week made the Braves skipper a little, uh, suspicious. Gonzalez got a bit paranoid when the Marlins outscored his club, 23-7, while pounding Atlanta starters Alex Wood (he of the 1.54 ERA) and Aaron Harang (0.85), who combined to allow 16 runs in 92/3 innings. As he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it made Gonzalez turn the Braves dugout into a baseball version of the NSA on Wednesday night: "We got three guys looking at the scoreboard . . . two guys looking at their bullpen.
May 2, 2014 |
NEARLY 200 parents turned out yesterday at a Nicetown elementary school for a vote that should determine whether it will remain a traditional public school or be run by a charter operator. Parents and guardians at Steel Elementary cast secret ballots in the school's foyer from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., as the School Advisory Council cast a separate vote. The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia served as an independent monitor and tallied the results, which are expected to be announced today by the school district.
April 26, 2014 |
Richard J. Sestak, 54, of Springfield, Delaware County, brother of and campaign manager for former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, died of complications from cancer Wednesday, April 23, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sestak grew up in Springfield, and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School, Villanova University, and Villanova University School of Law. He started his law career in New York City, in the capital markets group of Price Waterhouse and went on to practice as a commercial litigator at Kittredge Donley in Philadelphia, and Baker & McKenzie, Brown & Winfield, and Ropes & Majeski in Los Angeles.
April 5, 2014 |
CHICAGO - There are only 30 big-league managing jobs, and everybody agrees that Ryne Sandberg paid his dues and then some to get one. Right around the time he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a tribute to his playing career with the Chicago Cubs, Sandberg decided he wanted back in as a big-league manager, and he was more than willing to take all the long bus rides and climb through each rung of the minor leagues to do it. ...
April 4, 2014 |
Constance G. Beresin, 78, of Swarthmore, a manager of nonprofit organizations, died Wednesday, March 19, of respiratory failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Beresin lived in Swarthmore before moving in 2010 to the Quadrangle, in Haverford Township. Even in retirement, she was known for packing her days with activity. "Mom was one of those people who you can't imagine when they slept," her family said in a tribute. Ms. Beresin graduated in 1974 from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and three years later earned a master's degree in social work from Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.