October 8, 1987 |
To neighbors on 60th Street in West Philadelphia, Mary Gatling is just a pleasant, quiet neighbor and hard-working practical nurse. To the Japanese, however, Mary Gatling is one of the "Super People of the World. " In fact, there is now a handsome plaque on her living room mantel from the Nippon Television Network, officially proclaiming her status as one of the world's "Super People. " "I have the longest arms of any woman in the world," she explained. She says it with mild amusement - in the manner of a person who has learned to accept a thing that can't be changed and is making the most of it. She won the title a couple of years ago, along with a $200 cash prize, when the National Enquirer newspaper ran a contest seeking the man and woman with the longest arms.
December 8, 2004 |
Jolie Garrison, a 31-year-old nurse and mother of five who was found dead in her Springfield Township house on Monday, was strangled, according to a Delaware County Medical Examiner's report released yesterday. Robert Walker, Garrison's live-in boyfriend and father of her children, was in custody last night in Carneys Point, N.J., after police arrested him on an unrelated warrant. Walker, 34, is a "person of interest" in Garrison's death, police said. Walker was fighting extradition to Pennsylvania, according to police.
July 2, 1987 |
A 3-year-old Bensalem boy who nearly drowned at an Upper Southampton pool on Sunday was rescued and revived by a lifeguard and an off-duty nurse. The boy, Scott Shapiro of the 6700 block of Mayflower Drive, was beginning to sink in the shallow end of pool at the Southampton Cabana and Swim Club about 12:35 p.m. when lifeguard Greg Wasserman, 16, jumped in and saved him, police and pool sources said. Sources said the boy had stopped breathing and was revived with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Wasserman and Susan Cohen, a nurse who is a pool member.
October 16, 2010 |
Margaret M. "Marti" Walsh Garrity, 68, of Aldan, a nurse and medical services coordinator, died of a brain tumor Monday, Oct. 11, at Little Flower Manor in Darby. Mrs. Garrity graduated from Holy Child Academy in Sharon Hill and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital School of Nursing. For 29 years, she was a nurse in emergency rooms in Delaware County hospitals, including Mercy Fitzgerald, Delaware County Memorial, and Springfield. In 1993, she received certification in medical case management from the University of Nevada.
July 18, 2012 |
Bertha Hughes Phillips, 81, of Lansdowne, a nurse, civic activist, and mother of nine, died Friday, July 13, of complications from cancer at Broomall Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Phillips was involved in Democratic politics in Delaware County for decades. In 1973, she ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Lansdowne when Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 2-1. She later campaigned for Bob Edgar, who represented the Seventh Congressional District from 1975 to 1987. "She taught him how to go door to door," her daughter Susan said.
November 14, 2012
Abington Health said it had agreed to buy the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, of Lansdale, for an undisclosed amount. North Penn employs 100 nurses and others who provide home care, hospice, and other services, Abington said. The nonprofit nursing organization had $6.7 million in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2011, about the same as the previous year, according to its Form 990 tax return. Net income, however, fell to $277,787 from $626,993, the filing said. Abington has a home health department that employs 200 who provide services in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
November 28, 2000 |
E. Geraldine "Jerri" McNally McGee, a registered nurse, died of ovarian cancer on Thanksgiving Day - one day before her 58th birthday - at home in Blue Bell. For 20 years before her retirement on disability six months ago, she was a nurse for a Conshohocken family practice. Mrs. McGee, a native of Philadelphia, graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1960 and from the Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Yeadon in 1963. She lived in Blue Bell for 23 years.
December 28, 1996 |
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today for Harriet Pidcock Buckman, 84, a retired nurse, who died Sunday at her home in Bedminster Township, Bucks County. The service will be held at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1680 Aquetong Rd., New Hope. Mrs. Buckman was the grandparent or stepgrandparent of 100. A native of Solebury Township, she graduated from the former New Hope High School in 1929 and received nursing certification in 1933 from Abington Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing.
February 3, 2011 |
A registered nurse who ran a nursing business under an alias has been charged with stealing $682,000 from an 85-year-old patient, Medford Township police said Wednesday. Mariejo J. Cherestal was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft by deception after an investigation that started in late 2009. She convinced the Medford man that she could help manage his finances if she were a signer on his accounts, Lt. Jeffrey Wagner said. "It was his life savings," Wagner said. Cherestal, 45, of Medford, withdrew money from several South Jersey banks in Medford and Marlton, "as much as $20,000 at a time," from early 2009 to early 2010, Wagner said.
April 9, 2013 |
THERESA TAFFE would give you her last penny. Her generosity and loving concern for others charmed family and friends. As a registered nurse, Theresa was able to express that love and concern to the patients of Lankenau Hospital, where she worked for many years. She died March 27 at age 85. She was living in the Bala Nursing Home and had previously lived in Wynnefield, West Philadelphia and South Philadelphia. Her husband, Anthony Taffe, was a prominent dog trainer who was a consultant and trainer for police K-9 units in Philadelphia, Camden and other cities.