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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.
NEWS
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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November 8, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lea Rood Powell, 84, of Valley Forge, a health-care activist and philanthropist, died of complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, yesterday at home. Mrs. Powell was a founder and member of the board of the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. The institute supports the college's Child and Family Services Center, the Center for Rural School Psychology, and the Rural Justice Institute. She also endowed a fellowship in school psychology and an award for outstanding doctorate of psychology students at Alfred University.
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July 3, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Milus Yoh, 78, of Haverford and Key Largo, Fla., the matriarch of the Yoh family and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Philadelphia region and in Florida, died Sunday, June 28, of congestive heart failure at her Key Largo home. Mrs. Yoh, whose father worked for the DuPont Co., grew up in Delaware and attended Duke University, where she met Harold L. "Spike" Yoh. The two married after she graduated in 1959, and started a family in California. They settled on the Main Line in 1963 to raise their five children.
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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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January 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evelyn Walker Armstrong, 87, of Jenkintown, an information scientist and philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan. 10, of multiple myeloma at her home in Rydal Park. Ms. Armstrong spent 43 years - from 1949 to 1992 - in scientific information services at the Merck Research Laboratories of Merck & Co. in West Point, Montgomery County, and in Rahway, N.J. As director of the Merck Literature Resources Center, she headed the design, development, and operation of eight information centers in research and operating divisions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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December 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irvin J. Borowsky, 90, of Philadelphia, a television-industry visionary, publisher, and philanthropist, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, of causes related to aging at his home. In 1948, Mr. Borowsky started TV Digest, a magazine that listed programs for the 50,000 area residents who at that time had TV sets. He built up the paid circulation to over 300,000 and extended a contract to Channel 6 guaranteeing that if it showed movies - a rarity on TV then - the publication would purchase advertising time on them.
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September 14, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edith Kohn, 93, of Center City, a philanthropic leader in Philadelphia's arts and cultural life for more than a quarter of a century, died Sunday, Sept. 7, at home. Mrs. Kohn was married to Harold E. Kohn, a Philadelphia antitrust lawyer, for more than 50 years until his death in 1999. With him, and later alone, she underwrote causes such as the performing arts, historic preservation, education, health care, and women's rights. Disarmingly soft-spoken and gentle, Mrs. Kohn could nonetheless be determined in pursuing her goals.
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August 28, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sara Long "Sally" Buck, 83, a philanthropist and part-owner of the Phillies, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of heart failure at her home in Princeton. Before Saturday night's game at Citizens Bank Park against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Phillies held a moment of silence in her memory. "Sally was loved by many in the Phillies organization from front office staff to players to fellow owners," team president David Montgomery said in a statement. "Her passing leaves the club with a profound sense of loss.
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June 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
Arthur L. Powell, 92, of Bryn Mawr, a philanthropist and former chairman of one of the nation's largest shopping-mall management firms, died Saturday, June 7, of heart failure at Waverly Heights retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Mr. Powell and his business partner, Harold G. Schaeffer, led Kravco, a Montgomery County-based company whose list of properties included the King of Prussia mall, Langhorne's Oxford Valley Mall, and the Hamilton Mall outside Atlantic City. By the 1990s, the company had developed or redeveloped 30 million square feet of commercial space, including malls in Maine and Texas.
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June 12, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
JUST 10 DAYS after a plane crash took his father's life, Drew Katz confirmed last night that he's selling his stake in the Daily News, the Inquirer and Philly.com to philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, making Lenfest the company's sole owner. "Because of the turmoil of the last 10 days, I have made a decision that it would be in the best interests of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com for me to sell my interest in the company," the 42-year-old son of Lewis Katz said in an email to local journalists.
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