July 27, 2016 |
A. Lindley Bigelow, 89, formerly of Abington, a retired Air Force pilot who developed the evacuation plan for residents around the Limerick nuclear plant, died Monday, July 18, of complications from a series of strokes at Rydal Park Retirement Community. Known to friends as "Lin" or "Colonel," Lt. Col. Bigelow was born in Trenton and reared in Abington. He left Abington Senior High School early to join the Navy and fight in World War II. He had hoped to become a lawyer, and when the war was over, he matriculated at Temple University to that end. However, the opportunity arose to join Air Force Officer Training School.
March 28, 2016 |
Yale Rabin, 88, a Philadelphia urban planner who was a plaintiffs' witness in the court cases that successfully sought to provide affordable housing in Mount Laurel, died of heart failure Tuesday, March 22, at his home at Foulkeways, the retirement community in Gwynedd, Montgomery County. Peter J. O'Connor, a lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, said that Mr. Rabin testified, in 1976 for the case decided in 1983, "as an expert witness on issues of equal facilities at the time between the black and the white communities.
March 17, 2016 |
When the legendary personal-finance guru Harry S. Gross signed off, he would tell his radio listeners the same thing every day. "He said with a big flourish, 'Make it a great day!' - every time," recalled Anne Brophy Putney, who in the 1980s was director of editorials and public affairs for WCAU-AM, which hosted Gross' first radio show. It was with a mix of sadness and devotion that Putney attended Gross' funeral Wednesday at Abington's Old York Road Temple-Beth Am. The service was packed with hundreds of mourners, who alternately wept and laughed out loud at recollections about the feisty 92-year-old accountant and Daily News columnist, who died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal.
February 14, 2016
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January 21, 2016 |
Robert E. Coughlin, 88, of Chestnut Hill, a retired city and regional planner, died Thursday, Jan. 7, of heart failure at home. Born in Boston, he was the son of William and Helen Coughlin. Dr. Coughlin graduated from Roxbury Latin School and received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Navy before and after college, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade.
September 12, 2015 |
As a second baseman, Thomas C. Goldschmidt Jr. touched all the bases, from Little League through Camden Catholic High School and into the adult teams in the U.S. Amateur Baseball League. "From what I heard," his wife, Vinese, said, "he always loved baseball. " She recalled the family story that, because Mr. Goldschmidt seemed ever on the move, "his father, when he was 2 or 3, used to call him Scooter Boots. " On Sunday, Sept. 6, Mr. Goldschmidt, 50, known as Tim, died of a heart attack at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, where he resided.
February 16, 2015 |
President Obama had three questions Wednesday night when asked to give his blessing for Philadelphia's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The first two dealt with logistics and were quickly resolved by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who brought Obama word of her committee's recommendation. The last, according to a source told of the conversation, turned on the president's need to be assured the convention would be a success, particularly financially so. Is David L. Cohen onboard?
November 21, 2014 |
Federal planners on Wednesday outlined possible futures for passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor, ranging from minimal service improvements to an entirely new high-speed rail corridor between Boston and Washington. The presentation in Center City by Federal Railroad Administration officials was one of nine this month in cities along the 457-mile corridor to explain how the FRA is developing a final "NEC Future" proposal. The four broad alternatives outlined Wednesday are the latest steps in planning for upgrading the corridor over the next 25 years.
November 8, 2014 |
Federal planners have refined their choices for the future of the Northeast Corridor's passenger rail service, but have not attached cost estimates to any of the alternatives, from minimal service improvements to an entirely new high-speed corridor between Washington and Boston. The "NEC Future" planners will be in Philadelphia this month to discuss the plans and the process with the public. The four broad alternatives outlined by the Federal Railroad Administration this week were the latest steps in planning for upgrading the corridor over the next 25 years.
October 24, 2014 |
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.