March 13, 2009 |
Barbara Feick Daniel, 63, of Wilmington, a Delaware County college teacher and administrator, died of breast cancer March 4 at the home of a family friend in Swarthmore. Since 1999, Mrs. Daniel had been the assistant director of academic affairs at the Brandywine campus of Pennsylvania State University in Middletown. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Daniel was a 1963 graduate of Abington Senior High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Immaculata College in 1967.
February 1, 2015 |
William W. McDowell Jr., 85, an architect from Chestnut Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, of complications from dementia at Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, where he had lived for seven years. Mr. McDowell was born in Chestnut Hill and attended Chestnut Hill Academy until ninth grade, when the school closed during World War II. He transferred and graduated from St. Andrews School in Middletown, Del. He was a member of the Class of 1951 at Princeton University, where he played rugby. Mr. McDowell went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954 with high honors.
March 30, 1995 |
John Vairo knew he was in for a challenge when he left State College, Pa., for Chester to lay the groundwork for the Pennsylvania State University Delaware County campus. The temporary facilities were certainly not ideal: a former fish market at Sixth and Penn Streets, with a roller-skating rink on the second floor and trains rumbling by outside. The expected enrollment was 36 students, with seven faculty members. But when the doors opened in 1967, there were 230 students.
March 7, 1988 |
A funny thing happened to Kim Steel at last year's YMCA National Swimming Championships in Orlando, Fla. She began to take swimming seriously. That is not to say that Steel, who finished eighth in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 1,650 freestyle at nationals, was not serious about her sport before. But, she said, the national experience transformed her. "It built my confidence a lot," Steel said. "I'm more mentally tough now. Last year, I had problems keeping my head on straight.
July 15, 1999 |
Jane E. Cooper, 62, a much-honored associate professor of biology at the Delaware County campus of Pennsylvania State University, died Friday at Brinton Manor Nursing Home in Glen Mills. She had cancer, which was diagnosed in the early 1970s. Dr. Cooper was one of the first seven faculty members hired at Penn State-Delaware County when it opened in Chester in 1967. The school later moved to Lima, and she taught there until she became too ill last year. She continued other campus-related activities until March.
May 29, 2015 |
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Born in Penfield, Pa., he was the son of Italian immigrants James E. and Rosy Ulizio Filano. He graduated in 1943 from Jay Township High School and went into the Army Air Corps, completing 33 combat missions against the Japanese mainland as a B-29 bombardier and radar navigator.
September 19, 2014 |
Jeanne R. Koller, 79, of Roxborough, the first African American teacher at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School in Lower Merion, who went on to a long teaching career in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 14, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Mrs. Koller started out at Ardmore Avenue, where the township's minority children once comprised 80 percent of students. When the building was razed in the 1960s, black children joined white students in Lower Merion elementary schools for the first time.
March 14, 2014 |
HOWARD ARNOLD might have trod the hallowed halls of the University of Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator for 31 years, but his consciousness of the plight of suffering people was always at street level. He knew about the ravages of poverty, ignorance and violence, especially in the African-American community because his hands were always in it, trying to make it better. As a social worker, Howard Arnold was possessed of a natural gift for identifying with people on the short end of society, and a talent for helping them rise above their situations.
February 22, 2001 |
In early December 2000, I received a letter from a young man attending Pennsylvania State University. He wrote, "I wanted to make you aware of a student event held at the University Park Campus of Penn State on the evening of Nov. 18. Enclosed is an advertisement flyer showing the details of the event. I think it is a safe assumption that many taxpayers in your district, as well as throughout the Commonwealth, would find this event to be inappropriate. "The flyer announced a festival with a name more likely to be found in a XXX-rated magazine than The Philadelphia Inquirer.
November 10, 2011 |
Less than a week ago, Graham B. Spanier was in line to become the second-longest-serving president in Pennsylvania State University's 156-year history. Bolstered by healthy fund-raising, enrollment growth, and an array of new programs and initiatives - all on top of one of the nation's seemingly most pristine and successful football programs - Penn State appeared to be stronger than ever under Spanier's leadership. He was supposed to be feted Wednesday at the 35th annual Renaissance Fund dinner.