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August 6, 1993 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Edith C. Steinbright, 94, of Norristown, a leading area philanthropist and founder of the Arcadia Foundation, died Tuesday at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown from complications of a broken hip. In 1964, Mrs. Steinbright started the Arcadia Foundation, the eighth largest philanthropy in the region. She supported a broad range of educational, ecological, art, health and welfare and civic organizations. Known for her kindness and modesty, Mrs. Steinbright and her daughter, Marilyn, were recognized as philanthropists of the year in 1988 by the Delaware Valley chapter of the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
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August 5, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stanley C. Tuttleman, 87, a man with the Midas touch who made a fortune manufacturing clothing and then gave away millions to causes throughout Philadelphia, died Thursday at Lankenau Hospital of complications following a fall at his Merion Station home on Sunday. He had been ill with prostate cancer. "When I first met Stanley in 1991, I felt that I was in the presence of a great man," said Mark Solomon, founder of CMS, a financial-services firm. "He was the smartest man I ever met. This is a huge loss to Philadelphia - all you have to do is ride around the city and you can see his mark.
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April 6, 2004 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Woodward, 91, of Chestnut Hill, a philanthropist not born to privilege but who was lucky enough to marry the real estate tycoon Charles H. Woodward, died March 27 at home. Born in Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Woodward attended public schools and worked at odd jobs before falling in love with Charles Woodward, whom she married when she was 21. The couple's permanent address was Chestnut Hill, but they wintered in Charleston and summered at Four Winds in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island in Maine.
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February 14, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Betty K. Musser, 91, of Newtown Square, a philanthropist, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Musser, whose maiden name was Umstad, was born in Pittsburgh. She lived in Villanova and earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Ursinus College. She was married for 43 years to Warren V. "Pete" Musser, a venture capitalist and major philanthropist in the Philadelphia area. He was founder and CEO of the Wayne-based Safeguard Scientifics Inc. The two divorced; he survives.
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October 19, 2012
Anne W. Banse, 79, an active philanthropist who once operated a horse-breeding farm, died Monday, Oct. 15, of respiratory failure at her home in Wyndmoor. Mrs. Banse was a supporter of the Philadelphia Opera Company, the Morris Arboretum, Springside School, and many other institutions. For 20 years she ran a horse-breeding farm, Meadowgate Farm, in Lawrenceville, N.J., which included a riding program for autistic children. Mrs. Banse was the widow of Robert L. Banse, former general counsel and executive vice president of Merck & Co. Inc., who died in 1995.
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July 16, 1988 | By Eileen Reinhard, Special to The Inquirer
Lydia Babbott Stokes, 93, a philanthropist who gave generously to worthy causes throughout Burlington County, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly. A longtime Moorestown resident, Mrs. Stokes lived at the Medford Leas retirement community for the last 1 1/2 years. "She had a deep respect for all of humanity," said Lois Forrest, executive director of Medford Leas. "That type of person doesn't come along too often. " Mrs. Stokes was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Glen Cove, Long Island.
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January 13, 1995 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Raymond Klein, 79, of Center City, a businessman and philanthropist whose father taught him the responsibility to help others, died Wednesday at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Klein's concern for his community led to his involvement in numerous organizations locally, nationally and internationally. He endowed the Raymond and Miriam Klein branch of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, the Raymond and Miriam Klein Religious School of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, and the Community Center of Tel Giborim in Israel.
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March 26, 2004 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sara "Sally" Price Eynon, 91, a philanthropist who supported many institutions, charities and churches across the region, died Tuesday at Medford Leas Convalescent Center after a brief illness. She lived in Haddonfield from 1945 to 1990, when she moved to Medford. Mrs. Eynon was born in Yardley and graduated from Collingswood High School in 1931. She attended the Peirce School of Business Administration in Philadelphia and Southern Business College in Miami in the 1930s. Mrs. Eynon married Charles David Price in Titusville, N.J., in 1938.
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October 26, 1999 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Joseph Milgrim, 77, of Cherry Hill, a businessman, Jewish community leader and philanthropist, died of a heart attack Sunday at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Voorhees. Mr. Milgrim was president and a founding partner, with Leo Rubin, of Oak Valley Farms, a turkey-processing company in Voorhees and Watertown, S.D. He also was a partner and secretary of the Eljay Poultry Corp. of Voorhees. Mr. Milgrim, who was born in Philadelphia, served in the Navy during World War II. He received a bachelor's degree from Delaware Valley College in 1950 and a master of science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri.
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August 8, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Ira M. Saligman, 53, of Wayne, an aviator, philanthropist, and real estate investor, died Sunday, July 31, of injuries he had sustained six days earlier when his vintage aircraft caught fire as it landed in West Mifflin, Pa. Mr. Saligman got out of the airplane at Allegheny County Airport, but died in the Mercy burn unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cause of the fire in the World War II-era plane, as it pulled to a stop on the tarmac, was unknown. Mr. Saligman was en route to an air show in Oshkosh, Wis., where he intended to meet his pilot friends.
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August 5, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, STAFF WRITER
Howard H. Lewis, 81, of Devon, a Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist, died Thursday, July 28, of respiratory failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Lewis was senior counsel at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads L.L.P., with an emphasis on corporate law, trusts and estates, and real estate transactions. Before Montgomery McCracken, Mr. Lewis was chair of the corporate law department at what is now Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P. Early in his career, he was lead counsel when the Reading Co. declared bankruptcy in 1976.
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May 16, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Ruth Whitmore Williams, 75, of Gladwyne, an educator and philanthropist who lived up to her motto, "Love, teach, share," died Friday, May 6, of respiratory failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "A dedicated trustee since 1994 and a loyal Scot forever, Ruth leaves behind - on this campus and in the hearts of her many, many friends - a legacy that will never be forgotten," said Georgia Nugent, interim president of the College of Wooster, which Mrs. Williams revered and supported.
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May 5, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
In the early 1960s, Dean C. Pappas, a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was inspired when he heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak there. "What impressed him was the passion that Dr. King had for the civil rights cause and how he figured out something deeply important to him," Mr. Pappas' son, Dimitri, said. "It was one of several things," Dimitri Pappas said, that caused his father "to examine his own life. " The inspiration he gained as a young man Mr. Pappas was able to put fully into action a year after he retired.
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April 15, 2016
ISSUE | ED SNIDER Friend, benefactor Learning about the loss of Flyers owner Ed Snider on Monday made it a very sad day for my wife, Caroline, and me, and for thousands of Philadelphians ("Flyers' Founding Father," Tuesday). I have known Ed as a friend, traveling companion, and partner in business and philanthropy for nearly 60 years. His loss is incalculable to me and a vast number of others whom he loved, worked with, and supported in so many different ways. I have fond memories of times spent with Ed, and I will cherish them.
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March 7, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Kal Rudman, the music maven and Philadelphia philanthropist, offers me a piece of paper and a bit of advice. "You should open your column," he says, "with this . " The email that's already been printed out for me is from a grateful Philly high school student, and is noteworthy indeed. But first, I have a few questions for Rudman, who turns 86 on Sunday - and whose philanthropic mission is, like his taste in pop music, catholic. Despite his having been "born Jewish, but only on my mother's . . . and father's side," he says, savoring the punch line.
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February 18, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
At age 84, Raymond Welsh still prided himself on getting to work early each morning. A partner at UBS Financial Services, Mr. Welsh had spent his entire career with the company. He waved off questions of retiring with a grin. Last year, the company threw him a 60th anniversary party. Friends knew he would work as long as he possibly could. "You could set a clock by him," said Ted Durkin, the branch manager and complex director at the company's Philadelphia office. Mr. Welsh, of Haverford, a respected financial adviser and major philanthropist in the Philadelphia area, died Sunday, Feb. 14, after contracting a bacterial infection.
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February 4, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Rose Feith, 100, of Elkins Park, a longtime philanthropist who, with her late husband, gave generously to causes here and in Israel, died Friday, Jan. 29, at home of complications from a fall. For 59 years, Mrs. Feith was married to philanthropist, community leader, and businessman Dalck Feith. The pair gave time, effort, and financial support to many institutions and charitable causes. In Philadelphia, these included Einstein Medical Center, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Gratz College, and Beth Sholom Congregation.
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January 15, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Patricia van Ameringen Kind, 91, of Huntingdon Valley, a nurse who became a caring philanthropist, died Sunday, Jan. 10, of dementia at Brandywine Dresher Estates. Born in South Orange, N.J., Mrs. Kind was the middle daughter of Arnold L. and Hedwig Pfaltz van Ameringen. She attended Kent Place School, where she earned all-Northern New Jersey First Team Field Hockey status and was voted "best personality. " She attended Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse, foreshadowing a lifetime devoted to caring for others, her family said.
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October 31, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William L. McLean IV, 58, of Charlestown Township, Chester County, a philanthropist and medieval history researcher and reenactor, died Saturday, Oct. 24, of esophageal cancer at home. At the time of his death, Mr. McLean was president and chairman of Independent Publications Inc., a holding company created from the sale of the McLean family's primary newspaper property, the Bulletin, to Charter Co. in April 1980. The paper folded in 1982. Independent Publications is the main financial supporter of the McLean Contributionship, a foundation that gives to projects in the areas of education, the environment, and care of the elderly.
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