June 25, 1986 |
Stanley Kletcheck, a former postal worker who lived in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, died Sunday. He was 80. Kletcheck was born and raised in Philadelphia, and lived in Mayfair for more than 50 years. Although he never graduated from high school, he provided for his family by becoming a stationary engineer - maintaining and operating boiler systems for more than 20 years at the Post Office at 16th and Huntingdon streets in North Philadelphia. "He had very little schooling," said his daughter, Clair Jankowski, of Bensalem, Bucks County.
June 7, 2006 |
A postal worker delivering mail in the city's Northeast was randomly attacked yesterday by a woman who came at him with a kitchen knife and told him: "This is your day to die. " The mailman, known to those on his route as "Mailman Mike," was stabbed in the left arm while on his route on Lardner Street, near Castor Avenue, police said. "He's a wonderful carrier, an absolutely wonderful carrier," said Donna DiLacqua, communications specialist for the U.S. Postal Service, Philadelphia District.
July 28, 1994 |
A Southwest Philadelphia man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Trenton for allegedly making an unprovoked attack on a fellow postal worker in the Voorhees Post Office Dec. 18. Franklin G. Wanamaker, 45, of the 2100 block of South Gould Street, faces a maximum 10-year federal prison term and $250,000 fine if convicted. Because the assault was against a federal employee, it is being prosecuted on a federal level and is subject to federal sentencing guidelines, authorities said.
August 2, 1999 |
The suspect in last week's predawn rape and stabbing in a Center City alley lived within yards of the attack scene - and may be responsible for another sex assault committed three weeks ago, police said yesterday. Maurice Styles, 37, was arrested at 2 p.m. Saturday, at his home on Ludlow Street near South 10th, cops said. Police say Styles - a worker at the D&D restaurant and bar on 10th and Ludlow streets - slashed and raped a postal worker around 3:40 a.m. last Thursday as she walked to work on the block.
June 12, 1988 |
Lawrence I. McConnell, 73, a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and an Army veteran of World War II, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly. Born in Burlington City, Mr. McConnell lived for 35 years in Beverly. He worked as a rural mail carrier in Burlington City, retiring in 1973. Mr. McConnell also was a volunteer firefighter for the Niagara Fire Company in Burlington City and was a member of the New Jersey Exempt Firemen's Association.
September 22, 1999 |
Postal worker Reginald Holmes carried letters throughout the Coatesville area, but he moonlighted delivering something far more lucrative: heroin. Holmes, 43, of North Fifth Avenue in Coatesville, pleaded guilty on Monday to eight felony counts of dealing narcotics. On Oct. 4, he will begin a 29- to 59-month prison sentence under a plea agreement with the Chester County District Attorney's Office. As with any sentence longer than two years, it is to be served in state prison. "It's important for people, especially in towns and communities that are plagued by drugs, to see what's going on," said Police Chief Michael McMahon.
March 9, 2000 |
Norman Batley Land, 89, of Jenkintown, a mail carrier in the military and in civilian life, died of heart disease last Thursday at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 1935, Mr. Land continued a family tradition and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service at the Jenkintown office. He also worked at the Meadowbrook facility over most of his career. He retired in 1976. During World War II, Mr. Land served in North Africa, handling mail delivered to Libya and elsewhere. In 1946, after two years in the military, he returned to the Jenkintown Post Office.
January 18, 1987 |
A Norristown woman has been charged with making threats last year against supervisors and co-workers at the southeast regional post office in Valley Forge, Tredyffrin police said. Nancy M. Pendleton, 38, who was arrested Jan. 10, faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday on two counts of making terroristic threats and two counts of recklessly endangering another person, police said. Pendleton was taken to Chester County Prison to await the hearing after she failed to post $100,000 bail.
April 30, 1991 |
Steve Brown, a 40-year-old letter carrier from Norristown, figured in two titles at the just-completed Greater Philadelphia Bowling Championships and would like to add additional honors, but the sport is becoming a financial burden. "It's a case of the press of work and the economy," said Brown, who has a wife and three children, "and I just can't commit myself to the new and sophisticated equipment that would make further competition possible. "I only bowl once a week - and don't forget the price of a good bowling ball.
March 15, 1988 |
Robert V. Hoy III, a retired employee of the U.S. postal system, died Sunday. He was 61 and lived in Lansdowne, Delaware County. Born in Philadelphia, he worked for the post office in Drexel Hill and was a clerk when he retired in 1976. He had previously been a carrier. A 1944 graduate of Lansdowne High School, he attended the Museum of Art School in Philadelphia. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former member of the American Numismatic Association. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Miller; a son, Robert V.; a daughter, Peggy Ann Kozianowski; his mother, Anna Dance Hoy; a brother, David D.; a sister, Maryann Pezick; and a granddaughter.