December 27, 1999 |
Claire T. DeSantis, a retired registered nurse at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, died Friday. She lived in Longport, N.J.. Her age was not disclosed. DeSantis had worked at PGH for 25 years, retiring when the hospital closed in 1978. For much of her tenure she was a surgical supervisor. After retiring, she moved to Longport from the Andorra section. The former Claire Schaeffer was raised in Nicetown and graduated from Hallahan High School. She did her nurse's training at PGH. She was drawn to the medical profession by a brother, who was a doctor.
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.
July 7, 2010 |
A FAMILY JOKE was that wherever Diane Elaine Davis went, she would run into someone she knew. And Diane went to some faraway places - Europe and Africa, and especially Aruba. She and her husband, Frederick, made a total of 20 summer trips to the southern Caribbean island famous for its year-round warm and dry climate and its location safely outside the hurricane belt. After 20 visits, it can be assumed that this friendly, outgoing woman made numerous friends. And Aruba loved her back.
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.
March 26, 2016 |
The prosecution in the trial of a SEPTA police officer accused of roughing up a nurse who had wanted to submit a complaint against him ended its case Thursday with testimony from a police supervisor that both helped and hurt the accused. SEPTA Police Lt. Garrett Marsh told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury that he saw Officer Douglas Ioven struggling to control a handcuffed woman during the Christmas morning incident at Suburban Station in 2013. "When I went down the hallway, I saw the officer struggling with a black female," Marsh 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.