June 21, 2016 |
FAMILY MEMBERS say that had she been born in a different time there would have been no limits to what Ethel Marie Hendricks Taylor might have accomplished. Ms. Taylor, who grew up in South Philadelphia, died June 11. She was 90 years old. The retired federal worker considered the raising of her two Ivy League-educated daughters her proudest accomplishment. "If my mother met you and talked to you, within two minutes, she would let you know that she raised two doctors," said Dr. Susan C. Taylor, a noted Philadelphia dermatologist.
April 29, 2016 |
Donald A. Borden, a longtime Camden County schoolteacher and administrator, will inherit a campus in motion when he becomes Camden County College's president this summer. Like other community colleges, the school has resorted to layoffs and budget crunches to respond to enrollment and revenue declines. The college has about 100 fewer jobs than two years ago, including six people laid off just a few weeks ago at Borden's recommendation. "I've seen it in so many places, when you're cutting and you're cutting, and the money's going down, and your student body's going down - you just fall into this malaise," Borden said.
April 18, 2016 |
Jack Steinberg, 85, of Philadelphia, a longtime leader and official in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, died of cancer Thursday, April 14, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. He was a pillar of the union that represents public school teachers in the city, the federation said in a statement about his life. Mr. Steinberg held the position of union treasurer and chief trustee of the health and welfare fund, which he helped establish, until his death. "Jack Steinberg was a part of the rugged group that birthed and built the PFT," said president Jerry Jordan.
February 14, 2016 |
Marques DeShields broke more than tackles this past football season. He also shattered the perception of the Overbrook High School football program. "When I was in eighth grade, people were telling me I had to go to another school," DeShields said. "When I was a freshman, they were telling me I had to transfer. "I want to prove that a player could go to this school and play in this program and still get recruited at a high level. It feels good to prove those people wrong. " DeShields, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior running back who led South Jersey in touchdowns in 2015, picked up an offer from Temple a couple of weeks ago. The offer raised DeShields' profile and worked wonders for the Rams' program as well.
January 21, 2016 |
A SIMPLE WORD played a big role in Christine Parker's long life: Yes. She said yes when people asked for help, yes to invitations, and yes to travel and to singing every day. "She was very much someone who did things," said Gloria Shabazz, Christine's youngest child. "She never really talked about volunteering, she just did it. She just helped people. She wasn't resumé-building or trying to get into a good school, she was just trying to do the right thing. " Christine Parker, 93, who married an Episcopal priest and served alongside him in three cities, taking on other jobs as well, died Jan. 13 at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, the assistant-living facility where she lived.
July 24, 2015 |
IF YOU encountered George Parker on the street, you could expect a big hello - even if you didn't have the faintest idea who he was. It didn't matter. George knew no strangers. Everyone was his pal. As for the people he knew, there was nothing he wouldn't do for them. George Robert Parker, a former city employee who washed windows and did landscaping around City Hall, a singer and harmonica player who graced his church choirs with his musical talents, a driver who saw to it that senior citizens got their medicine and made their doctors' appointments, and a devoted family man, died July 15. He was 66 and lived in West Philadelphia.
June 17, 2015 |
Margery Cohen Willis, 72, of Chestnut Hill, a businesswoman and educator, died of cancer Thursday, June 11, at home. Mrs. Willis grew up in Wynnefield and attended Overbrook High School - to which she would return to almost 50 years later as an English teacher. After earning an undergraduate degree in education from Temple University, Mrs. Willis taught at Simon Gratz High School before returning to Temple to earn a master's degree in communications. She worked toward a Ph.D.
March 21, 2015 |
Update : Tyfine Hamilton surrendered early Friday. In an interview with CBS3, his aunt, Takena Throes, apologized and expressed sorrow to James Stuhlman's family. She said Hamilton was "off" his medications. Earlier Story: The three Overbrook boys, armed with a gun and fresh from a game of basketball, searched for their target, police said. It was 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. The boys - ages 14, 15, and 15 - first eyed a man and his dog. Then Jim Stuhlman appeared on the 6400 block of Woodcrest Avenue with his labradoodle, Molly.
March 20, 2015 |
Update : Tyfine Hamilton surrendered early Friday. In an interview with CBS3, his aunt, Takena Throes, apologized and expressed sorrow to James Stuhlman's family. She said Hamilton was "off" his medications. Earlier Story: BRANDON SMITH and Tyfine Hamilton aren't old enough to get their learner's permits. The 15-year-old Overbrook High School freshmen have never been to a prom or walked into a voting booth. But somehow, they got their hands on a gun, and after a game of basketball in their Overbrook neighborhood last week, they used it to take the life of James Stuhlman, 51, who was out walking his dog, according to police.
January 8, 2015 |
Constance K. Dean, 94, of Gladwyne, a journalist who later became a publicist, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, of influenza at Lankenau Hospital. An Overbrook native, Mrs. Dean graduated from Overbrook High School in 1938 and earned a bachelor of science degree in commerce from Temple University's School of Communications in 1942. Mrs. Dean began her career by working for International News Service, founded by publisher William Randolph Hearst. She was based in Philadelphia, from which her news and feature stories went out on the wire and appeared in newspapers, journals and periodicals.