August 21, 2015 |
Harris G. Fister, 92, a physician for the Maple Shade School District from the 1950s into the 1990s, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton, where he had lived since 1999. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Fister graduated from Moorestown High School in 1941 and earned a premed degree at Gettysburg College in 1944, on an accelerated wartime schedule, before enlisting in the Army. "They immediately put him into med school," daughter Nancy Daniels said, so that he graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1947.
August 7, 2015 |
Ayden Laneader is less than 3 weeks old, but like any opiate-dependent person, he'll have to get clean one day at a time. The otherwise healthy Haddon Township boy was admitted Tuesday to Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in Marlton, where infants can be safely weaned off heroin, methadone, or prescription opiates to which they have been exposed in utero. "I want to be [involved in] his recovery," says Ayden's mother, Laura Laneader, 34, a methadone client for the last five years.
July 29, 2015 |
Since he was a youngster, Robert Steinberg not only had collected baseball cards, but, his wife Susan noted, unlike some others, "he never allowed his mother to throw them out. " At one point, she said, Mr. Steinberg "probably had 20 Mickey Mantle rookie cards. " But he had set his sights higher. His goal, she said, "was to collect every set, from 1948 through 1970," for every major-league baseball team. "And," she said, "he succeeded. " On Saturday, July 18, Mr. Steinberg, 67, of Marlton, a co-owner of his family-owned Camden Truck Parts of West Collingwood Heights, died of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
July 27, 2015 |
David I. Lesser was a good enough friend to Robert Petril that Mr. Lesser and his wife, Gale, shared both of Petril's honeymoons. The Lessers "took us away to a timeshare in Newport, Rhode Island, which they owned," Petril said, soon after Petril married his first wife, Sherry, in the early 1990s. Vacationing from their two apartments, "it was a wonderful time for the four of us. " After his first wife died, Petril said, "I became engaged while out to dinner with David and Gale.
July 22, 2015 |
Virginia Hackett Gilmore inherited the nondenominational Wiley Church in Marlton from her father, the Rev. John S. Hackett, who had become pastor of its predecessor, Wiley Methodist Church, in Camden in 1927. He founded the Wiley Mission in Camden in 1931, and moved it and its church in 1940 to Marlton "to dedicate all of its efforts in health care to the aging and frail elderly," the church website states. Mrs. Gilmore and her husband, Cecil P. Sr. led the mission from the death of her father in 1940 until they retired in 1980, son Gary said.
July 21, 2015
The Samuel S. Fels Fund board of directors has selected Sarah Martinez-Helfman as its next president. Currently the executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership, Martinez-Helfman will assume her role Oct. 1. The independent foundation makes grants in the categories of arts and humanities, education, and community programs that address positive social change. The fund, founded in 1935, also runs the Fels Internships in Community Service. The Curtis Institute of Music has appointed Rauli Garcia senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer.
July 17, 2015 |
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
June 22, 2015 |
Marlton jeweler Angelo Breaux got his first taste of the business half a century ago in South Philly. His grandfather Angelo Calapristi, who owned a jewelry store at 22d and Snyder, would bring Breaux along while collecting payments on credit accounts in the neighborhood. "We went door-to-door, and when people didn't have the $10 or whatever it was, they'd pinch my cheeks and feed me," Breaux, 57, recalls. "They'd give me pizzelles and biscotti, and candy. " Now a grandfather himself, Breaux is the patriarch of Family & Co. Jewelers on Route 70, where his son and two daughters work side-by-side with him in the business they all were born into.
June 6, 2015 |
A former financial adviser who ran his own firm in Marlton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for swindling dozens of investors out of $5 million. Everett C. Miller, 45, of Marlton, pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion almost two years ago for his role in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Among Miller's victims were a retired Cherry Hill radiologist whose family lost $2 million, a neighbor who owned a car dealership, and an elderly woman who lost $80,000 that she and her husband had amassed from their plumbing business.
May 24, 2015 |
As tears rolled down his face, a fatigues-clad Rafael Encinas placed his head in his hands and tried to compose himself while surrounded by a few hundred Marlton students decked out in red, white, and blue. Encinas was Evans Elementary's honoree at this year's Memorial Day celebration, but he said the day was not about him. "There's many people I served with who are no longer with us. They're with God," Encinas said. "This is for them. " The U.S. Air Force sergeant stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst started the day thinking he'd be speaking to daughter Lucia's third-grade class.