August 12, 2014 |
In 2004, Richard and Vicki Steel's bodies failed them. He quit practicing dentistry when three surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome did not relieve his suffering. Already compromised by a serious lung disorder, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Nearly two years of surgeries and radiation treatments left her thinking that "it would be better to check out. " A decade later, the couple from Edgmont, Delaware County, face another test of survival - as small-business owners.
June 27, 2014 |
When they showed up at the happy hour, they weren't wearing their office clothes, but sweats and tights. Nor were they drinking lagers and downing wings. Instead, they were contorting themselves, becoming at turns a Downward Facing Dog or a Half Lord of the Fishes. The 90 or so had gathered at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at a nondescript office complex in King of Prussia for a "Yoga Happy Hour," a twist, bend, and stretch on a long-standing American tradition. The summertime yoga class and networking social draws scores of frazzled office workers, who change from business casual to sweat-friendly and stretch for 45 minutes on an office building patio in Upper Merion Township.
January 25, 2014 |
Russell H. Mawson, 75, of Villas, N.J., part-time office manager at the Greater Wildwood Hotel Motel Association since 2000, died at the Atlantic City campus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 19, following a stroke. Mr. Mawson worked at the association after retiring from a career as a machinist and supermarket manager. "Even when he didn't have to go to work" in the Wildwood office, "he would go over to check to make sure that things were running smooth," his wife, Marie, said.
October 30, 2013 |
Ruth Dumbleton Canton, 90, of Moorestown, a high school teacher in the 1940s and later an office manager for car dealerships, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Born in Camden, Mrs. Canton graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1941 and earned a bachelor's in English and history at what is now the College of New Jersey in 1944. "During the war," her husband, Paul A., said, college courses "were accelerated," so she took classes in all seasons, "right around the clock.
October 2, 2013 |
THROUGH SUNSHINE, rain, cold, blizzard - whatever the weather might throw at him - Jerry Nolan walked five blocks to church every day to attend Mass. "We had to dig him out of a snow drift once," said his niece Carolyn McDonald. Jerry was a man secure not only in his faith, but in his footwork. He was a marathon runner into his 70s, and ran shorter races until he was almost 80, stopped only when he was hit by a car and broke a leg. But whether he was running or not, Jerry was a presence at nearly every race of any consequence in the Philadelphia-South Jersey area as a volunteer, helping out wherever he could, and as the unofficial photographer with his handy Instamatic.
September 5, 2013 |
Dorothy Hunt Allebach, 89, a former office manager in Woodbridge, died of pneumonia Saturday, Aug. 24, in Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center in Edison. Born in Haddonfield, she lived there before moving to Woodbridge in 1954. A 1939 graduate of Haddonfield High School, she earned a bachelor's at Centenary College in Hackensack in 1942. Mrs. Allebach spent her career with State Farm Insurance Co., retiring as the manager of its office in Woodbridge, her daughter, Mary Lee Montgomery, said in a phone interview.
August 7, 2013 |
Barbara Ann Reed-Trombetta, 67, a Philadelphia police officer from 1979 to 1994, died of melanoma on Thursday, Aug. 1, at her home in North Cape May. She worked in the Sixth District at 11th and Winter Streets before spending the second part of her police career as a court liaison. After a family member who was a police officer was killed in the line of duty in 1985, she decided to work with the courts, her husband, Stephen, a former Philadelphia police officer, said. Born in Roxborough, she graduated from the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School and completed courses in narcotics prevention conducted by the Police Department.
July 30, 2013 |
Nancy M. Foehl, 64, of Media and Galena, Md., an office manager and community volunteer, died Sunday, July 21, of pancreatic cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The former Nancy Merrill fought the cancer for 15 months, said her husband, lawyer Gene A. Foehl. "During that time, she never lost her compassion and caring for others, taking strength in her faith and making it easier on all those around her," he said. Over several decades, she was the office manager in his law practices - Gene A. Foehl & Associates, and Foehl & Eyre P.C., both in Media.
February 7, 2013
S UJI MESWANI, 43, and her husband, graphic designer Geoff Weiser, 42, of Fairmount, own Skeem Design, a candle company they launched in 2004. Meswani, a Drexel grad and former retail buyer for Anthropologie, handles the business end. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Skeem? A: I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, so I knew I wanted to work for myself. My last job was at Anthropologie, developing product, and I knew I could be doing that for myself. I'm married to a brilliant designer, so it was perfect for us to get together on this.
November 12, 2012 |
Evelyn Tennen Ginensky, 91, a devoted mother and retired office manager, died at her Philadelphia home Thursday, Nov. 8, after an extended illness. Born and raised in the Bronx, Mrs. Ginensky had strong political beliefs, according to her daughter, Amy Ginensky, and even signed an affidavit in support of plaintiffs in the voter ID litigation. Mrs. Ginensky had moved to Pennsylvania later in life, didn't drive and didn't have a photo ID, Ginensky, a lawyer in Philadelphia, said.