July 12, 2015 |
N. Leroy Kirk, 83, a lifelong resident of Broomall and a self-made businessman, died Tuesday, June 23, of complications from diabetes at Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Known as "Le" to those close to him, Mr. Kirk was the son of Nelson L. and Katharine Lewis Kirk. A gentle man with a sense of humor, he was a birthright Quaker who lived a life "of peace and principle," his family said in a remembrance. After graduating from George School in 1950, Mr. Kirk studied engineering at Drexel University's night school.
January 13, 2015 |
As a youngster, J. Mark Baiada thought about becoming a priest, until, he said, "I discovered girls. " By the time Baiada graduated from Rutgers University, he had a different plan - to start a business. On Saturday, his business, Bayada Home Health Care Inc., turns 40. Baiada, now 67, heads a company with 23,000 employees and about a billion dollars in revenue. On Jan. 17, 1975, when the company opened its doors in a modest office on Walnut Street, Baiada was 27. Question: How did you start?
October 26, 2013 |
Philip J. Traino, 80, a career farmer who was president of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey in 1976-78, died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Marlton. As the longtime secretary of the organization, he was often the coordinator for its annual Atlantic City conventions. Mr. Traino was president of the Fathers Club at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken in the mid-1980s and president of the Parents Association at Cook College of Rutgers University in 1988-89.
October 3, 2013 |
A. Stuard Graham Jr., 82, of Ambler, a member of the Marine Corps detail guarding President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David and later a businessman in Philadelphia's suburbs, died Monday, Sept. 23, of cancer, at his home. Known to friends as Drew, Mr. Graham was born in Philadelphia and raised in Jenkintown. At various times, he lived there, in Wyncote, and in Ambler. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1949 and in 1953 earned a bachelor of science degree from Lehigh University.
May 20, 2013 |
Edward J. Nolen, 80, of Cape May, a longtime accountant for the University of Pennsylvania, died of kidney failure on Wednesday, May 15, at St. Joseph Villa, a nursing-care facility in Flourtown. Born in Abington, Mr. Nolen graduated from La Salle College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at what is now La Salle University. A nephew, Jay McCarthy, said Mr. Nolen "went to college at nights," which was convenient because La Salle was "just down the street" from his home in Germantown.
May 3, 2013 |
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol. The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl. Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
January 1, 2013 |
When Debra Williams was growing up in West Philadelphia and later Wynnefield, her parents made it clear that going to college was mandatory. She did that and then some, proving along the way that a partnership between the body and mind is essential to achieving success, both physical and intellectual. Her parents were from South Carolina, where her father, Angelo, finished the eighth grade. In Philadelphia, he went to night school and earned his GED, and after working at a gas station, landed a job as a clerk with the IRS. Her mother, Grace, attended a junior college in South Carolina, where she earned an associate's degree.
July 30, 2012 |
When the NCAA last week leveled potentially crippling sanctions on Penn State for failing to respond to sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the hand-wringing, soul-searching, and finger-pointing began anew. One phrase in particular delivered by NCAA president Mark Emmert hit home for me. He cautioned that one of the grave dangers in a sports-loving society is that sports themselves can become "too big to challenge. " It took me back 30 years to the campus of Boston College, when I was a student during a heady time for the sports-crazy Big East school.
September 30, 2010 |
Peanuts are the problem. Tom Voravolya can't teach his popular Thai Cooking class at Lower Merion High School because so many Thai dishes contain peanuts, and so many schoolchildren today have serious food allergies. "They're allergic even to the scent," Voravolya says. "Our food has a very, very strong smell - and it stays around. If I cook something tonight, you'll still smell it in the room tomorrow. " The 20 adults enrolled in Voravolya's class at Main Line School Night didn't seem to mind last week.
May 2, 2009 |
Michael J. Gullotti, 60, a Philadelphia cardiologist, died of complications from multiple sclerosis Tuesday at his home in Newtown Square. Born in South Philadelphia, he was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School. Son of a tailor who went to night school to become an accountant, Dr. Gullotti followed his father's example by working his way through higher education. Though a scholarship paid for part of his education at Villanova University, his daughter Stephanie said, he worked in ticket sales for the Greyhound bus line during his college days and as a busboy at the Bellevue Stratford hotel during medical school.