August 6, 1993 |
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.
August 5, 2006 |
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.
April 6, 2004 |
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.
February 14, 2015 |
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.
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.
July 16, 1988 |
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.
January 13, 1995 |
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.
March 26, 2004 |
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.
October 26, 1999 |
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.
November 8, 2005 |
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.