December 20, 2008 |
John W. McCarthy, 66, of Mayfair, a retired office manager and antiques dealer, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Wednesday at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus. Mr. McCarthy grew up in Feltonville. After graduating from Cardinal Dougherty High School, he worked as a clerk for the Social Security Administration in Philadelphia. He retired as office manager of the mid-Atlantic regional office of Social Security in 2001. Since 1968, he had been married to Renee Winkler. The couple met in Margate, N.J. When their son was growing up, Mr. McCarthy coached soccer, baseball and basketball for the Holy Terrors Youth Organization in Mayfair.
May 12, 1986 |
Ferdinand Gaetano Del Negro, a prominent bassoonist and contra-bassoonist who performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra for 43 years, died Friday. He was 89 and had lived in Oaklyn, N.J. Del Negro played under conductors Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy. Originally from New York City, his father, Luca Del Negro, had been a tuba player in John Philip Sousa's band. Ferdinand Del Negro was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. During World War I, he performed with the Navy band aboard the Mayflower and the presidential yacht of Woodrow Wilson.
February 11, 2011 |
To describe "Just Go With It" as another failed romantic comedy would imply that at one time it wanted to succeed as romantic comedy. I doubt that's true. Star Adam Sandler and collaborator/director Denis Dugan don't really care if they conform to rom-com standards and practices. To Sandler Inc., "Just Go With It" is a forum for his freewheeling lowbrow brand (this movie makes "Little Fockers" look erudite), one that's increasingly unhinged from form and unregulated by taste. It's either proof of civilization's decline or underappreciated Dadaist genius.
January 6, 2012 |
THE OWNER of a now-defunct Feasterville law firm, Debbie Carlitz, told a federal judge yesterday that admitted fraudster Bonnie Sweeten stole her payroll checks and deposited them into her own personal account. Sweeten, 41, who was the office manager at the law firm, had been expected to be sentenced yesterday, but attorneys for the government and Sweeten spent all day arguing over how much money that Sweeten, who worked at the law firm from 2005 to 2009, stole. The feds say more than $1.1 million; the defense says $948,077.
January 29, 1997 |
Andrew N. Yurick wasted little time lining up his staff yesterday as he prepared to take over as Gloucester County prosecutor. Yurick said he would keep most of his top appointments under wraps until he officially assumes the job Friday, but he confirmed that he plans to name Keith E. Johnson his first assistant. Yurick, 44, was confirmed by the state Senate on Monday after his nomination was approved by the Judiciary Committee. "All of this happened so quickly that it still hasn't sunk in yet," Yurick said.
January 27, 2012 |
FOR ALMOST 30 minutes yesterday, embezzler Bonnie Sweeten told a federal judge that she was "very sorry" to all the victims she scammed of more than $1 million over four years. "Not a day that goes by," she said, that she doesn't feel "shame and sorrow" for her actions. "How could I do these things to people that trusted me, to my family?" she asked. At one point, she turned to her parents, who were sitting in the courtroom. "You didn't raise me this way," she said, sobbing. U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. sentenced her to more than eight years in a federal lockup and ordered her to pay almost $1.1 million in restitution to her victims.
February 28, 1990 |
A municipal court hearing before Judge Marie White Bell is scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow for 43 anti-abortion demonstrators who were arrested in November after the entrances to a Willingboro medical building were blocked. The protesters were part of a larger group of activists that on Nov. 24 surrounded the medical offices of three doctors who perform abortions. When staff members tried to enter the offices, protesters linked arms and blocked their way. The medical offices, at 220 Sunset Rd., have been the target of several protests in the past.
June 20, 1987 |
David L. Grasso, 72, Woodlynne Borough court clerk, died Thursday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals/Cherry Hill Division. Mr. Grasso lived in Woodlynne from 1959 until moving to Chews Landing two years ago. He served as court clerk for the last seven years. Earlier, he was office manager at Consumer Oil Co. in Paulsboro. Mr. Grasso was a member and past master of Camden Masonic Lodge 15 and a member of Excelsior Consistory in Collingswood, Crescent Temple Shrine Club in Trenton and the Crescent Temple String Band.
June 13, 1999 |
William Kozel, 80, a retired career Marine and longtime resident of Northeast Philadelphia, died Thursday of heart failure at Temple University Hospital. Born and reared in the city's Northern Liberties section, Mr. Kozel was an employee of Gotham's Hosiery in Philadelphia before joining the Marine Corps in 1940. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in an administrative post equivalent to an office manager. He participated in the operation to seize Guadalcanal during World War II and served in Korea during the Korean War. His last assignment was at the Pentagon.
January 28, 1988 |
The daughter of former Springfield Township District Justice George R. Eastburn Jr., who retired on Jan. 3, has been nominated by the township's Republican Committee to succeed him. Susan E. Zdunowski, 34, of Flourtown, was selected Jan. 13 after the committee interviewed 10 candidates. The nomination must be approved by Gov. Casey's office and the state Senate. Eastburn, who had served as district justice since 1970, cited ill health in announcing his retirement early this month.