August 7, 2015 |
Elsie Alberghini Kandrak taught briefly at elementary schools in Connecticut after she graduated from college there. But Mrs. Kandrak dropped out of teaching to raise her four youngsters, daughter Deborah McCracken said. Then, after moving to South Jersey in 1964, she decided to blend teaching and caring for her children, and ran the Catalina Hills Nursery School in Magnolia for six to 10 preschoolers at a time. She did it from 1968 to 1985, in her converted garage, next to her house.
November 26, 2014 |
Sara Park Scattergood, 100, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, of causes related to aging at Kendal-Crosslands Community in Kennett Square. Known to friends as "Sally," Mrs. Scattergood was a beloved teacher at various institutions, including the Miquon School, Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Springside School, and Germantown Friends School. She also taught in the Philadelphia public schools for a year. Her specialty was teaching nursery school, kindergarten and fourth grade.
November 8, 2014 |
Ellen Lieber, 54, of Medford, who survived brain surgery when she was 6, and subsequent disability, to work as a teacher's assistant at Tots Cooperative Nursery School in Moorestown from 1980 to 2005, died of a stroke Wednesday, Nov. 5, at her home. "She was an unusually brilliant child," her mother, Marlene, said, "but when she started school, she started having problems - falling, dropping things. "I took her to a psychologist and he said, 'Her IQ is 140 and she has organic brain damage.' " "After surgery and radiation," Marlene Lieber said, "they told me there was no hope and there was three months to live.
July 18, 2013 |
The sanctuary is gutted. The stained-glass windows, including two Tiffanys and two by Violet Oakley, are gone, safe in the arms of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The altar and reredos, carved from Caen stone in 1896 by a Germantown craftsman named William J. Grueler at a cost of $2,500 ($70,000 in 2013 dollars), sit almost unnoticed in the darkened sanctuary. Things might have been worse for the 140-year-old St. Peter's Episcopal Church, at Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street in Germantown, shuttered since April 2005, when its dwindling congregation found it impossible to keep up the four buildings and two-acre site.
October 11, 2012 |
GOLDA Lillian Nichols could be found every morning at 5:30 on her knees, offering up prayers for family, friends and anyone else she thought needed a blessing. It was faith that guided Golda's life and made her a person who was always looking for a way to help those who needed her special brand of compassion and love. "She was a perfect example of caring for others," her family said. "She was an adviser, giver and a great friend. She would lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need.
December 23, 2011 |
Beth Douglas was antsy. She had been called into the McDonald's where she worked, near Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, and she was miles away at a body shop she didn't know. Her friend Pat Colna, owner of the nursery school Douglas' children have attended for years, had agreed to give her a lift. But first, Colna said she had some business at the shop. "There was all this commotion and my baby [2-year-old Xavier] was crying a bit in the backseat. I didn't know what to think," Douglas said of the scene last week.
June 22, 2011
STATE OF GEORGIA. 8:30 p.m. June 29, ABC Family. BEST-SELLING novelist (and longtime Queen Village resident) Jennifer Weiner is going Hollywood. And not the way she did when her second book, "In Her Shoes," was made into a Major Motion Picture and she got to cash the check, drop in on the set and bring her family to the premiere. Or even in the way the former Inquirer feature writer's semiautobiographical Cannie Shapiro did in Weiner's first, breakout novel "Good in Bed," selling a screenplay and becoming BFF with a movie star.
February 10, 2011 |
Residents and community organizers took to the streets in Southwest Philadelphia late yesterday afternoon to oppose a proposed prison - or as its supporters call it, a re-entry center - a block from a nursery school. Semantics aside, the planned facility, on Grays Avenue near Lindbergh Boulevard, received a zoning variance in December despite a petition signed by 2,700 people opposing the building. "Why would they put a place here? . . . It's not called for," said Pat Buel, 64, who's lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 years.
December 30, 2010 |
After leaving the nursing profession for love, Pauline A. Edmund became her husband's right hand in what would become a world-renowned science-gadget business. She worked as the bookkeeper and personnel manager at the Barrington-based Edmund Scientific Co., founded by her husband, Norman, while also doing volunteer work around South Jersey. No matter what she was involved in, her family said, she always was "the supervisor" or "the boss. " It was ingrained in her personality. Mrs. Edmund, 96, died following a stroke on Thursday, Dec. 23, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she and her husband had retired in 1975.
October 13, 2010
Elaine Dumoch, 80, of Mount Laurel, a former community theater actress who also put on educational puppet shows, died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, Oct. 10, at her home. In the 1970s, Mrs. Dumoch impressed South Jersey residents with her comic interpretations of various characters, including the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg and George Washington. Mrs. Dumoch acted for a community theater that served Willingboro and Mount Holly for several years, said her daughter Gwen Stubbolo.