August 8, 2016 |
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.
August 5, 2016 |
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.
May 16, 2016 |
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.
May 5, 2016 |
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.
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.
March 7, 2016 |
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.
February 18, 2016 |
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.
February 4, 2016 |
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.
January 15, 2016 |
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.
October 31, 2015 |
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.