March 5, 1989 |
Diane Carlson Evans got the idea in 1983 when she visited a Minneapolis art display saluting Vietnam veterans. "Everywhere I looked," she recalled of the artwork there, "I saw men. " She had been an Army nurse in Vietnam, and it was clear to her that the role of women in that war was being ignored. So, hauling her old footlocker from her parents' farmhouse in Minnesota, Evans pulled out her fatigues for the first time since she left Vietnam in August 1969. Dried blood still stained her boots.
June 9, 2010 |
Elizabeth Ide Reihmer and her husband, Donald, shared an adventurous spirit. On Mar. 24, 1950, the Evening Bulletin reported that they were to be given a farewell that evening by the Beverly Hills United Presbyterian Church in Upper Darby. "The Reihmers, who have had no previous experience in foreign mission work," the newspaper reported, were to leave by the end of the month, to carry Christianity "to pagan tribes" in Ethiopia. She was 29, he was 30, and with them was Adrianne, an 11-month-old daughter.
August 12, 1987 |
Cheryl Conley's husband was perplexed one night when a television newscast in their temporary Santa Fe, N.M., adobe home kept referring to groups of people as Anglos. "What and who are Anglos?" he asked. Pointing her index finger first at him and then at herself, she silently answered his query. If she had learned just one thing during her eight weeks as a volunteer nurse with the federal Indian Health Services in New Mexico, it was that she and her husband - white, middle-class West Deptford, N.J., residents - were suddenly part of a minority.
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.
October 19, 2014 |
Urging calm and appealing to the public to use common sense, Mayor Nutter said Friday that it is highly unlikely that Ebola will pose a threat in Philadelphia, but that the city has prepared well for such an emergency. "The disease is not airborne, it is not easy to catch, and you can only contract it from someone who is symptomatic," Nutter said during an afternoon news conference with other city officials. "A lot of people are anxious about this," he said, "but we need to focus on the facts.
March 22, 2014 |
Kathleen Wixted Underwood, 60, of Cape May Court House, a former registered nurse and health-care volunteer, died of heart failure Monday, March 17, at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Underwood graduated from the former Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and earned a bachelor's in nursing at Rutgers-Camden University. She earned her RN diploma at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and studied toward a master's in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, her husband, Joseph P. Underwood Jr., said.
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.