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June 25, 1986 | By LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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June 7, 2006 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 28, 1994 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
August 2, 1999 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | By Victoria Grigsby, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
September 22, 1999 | By Michael Rothfeld, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
March 9, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
April 30, 1991 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 15, 1988 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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March 5, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF PEOPLE IN the Melrose Park Gardens neighborhood had a problem like vandalism, drug dealing, etc., they wouldn't call the cops directly. They would call Ed Roberson. Ed had the cellphone number of the captain of the 35th District and he would make the calls. Because Ed was recognized as a longtime leader of the community and one who cared deeply about its welfare, he would invariably get the action he sought. At election time, Ed invited candidates to meetings he organized at churches or other locations to talk with the voters.
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September 8, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abington police have arrested two U.S. Postal Service employees who they say stole customers' credit card numbers and used them to purchase gift cards, aquarium tickets, and other items. Rashaad Schell, 23, and Daryl Matthews, 24, both of Philadelphia, are charged with identity theft, conspiracy, forgery, and related offenses. They were arraigned Thursday, and bail was set at $75,000 each. Police say the men used their cellphones to capture photos or videos of customers' credit cards.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plummer Morton, 95, of Yeadon, a postal service worker who later became a school-bus driver, died Saturday, June 1, at Lankenau Hospital of a heart ailment. Born in Warren County, N.C., Mr. Morton was the only boy among five siblings. His family moved to Philadelphia when he was 9; he attended the city's public schools. During World War II, Mr. Morton served four years and eight months in the Army. He was a military policeman at Fort Bragg, N.C., and served in the Pacific. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned home and found a job as a clerk with the U.S. Post Office.
SPORTS
March 11, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Former welterweight contender Tony Martin, 52, was shot and killed Friday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood, 6ABC reported Sunday. Martin was attempting to collect rent from a tenant at a property he owned on the 1300 block of West Butler Street when he was shot in the head, the station reported. A Philadelphia police spokesman was not available to confirm the shooting death. A postal worker who had a record of 34-6-1 with 12 knockouts, Martin was the United States Boxing Association and North American Boxing Federation champion, taking both titles from Kip Diggs in separate bouts in 1996 and 1997.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia woman and a Phoenixville man have been charged with bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government by cashing benefit checks intended for their dead relatives, prosecutors said today. The cases against the pair, Sophia Beltz and Lawrence Nicoletti, were filed separately this week. But each reflect an ongoing crackdown by federal investigators on people who have illegally claimed or diverted benefits they never earned, often from relatives whose deaths are never reported to the government.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
A Philadelphia woman and a Phoenixville man have been charged with bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government by cashing benefit checks intended for their dead relatives, prosecutors said Wednesday. The cases against Sophia Beltz and Lawrence Nicoletti were filed separately this week. Beltz, 54, is charged with taking $172,000 in Social Security retirement funds deposited in her father's account since his death in 1997. Reached at her home Wednesday afternoon, Beltz declined to comment.
NEWS
August 2, 2012
A Cherry Hill residence was robbed Tuesday afternoon after a man disguised as a postal worker forced his way inside and was joined by three accomplices, township police said. The fake mailman, who wore a uniform, knocked on a door on the 1100 block of Society Hill Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. and was greeted by a female occupant who thought he was delivering a package. He pushed his way in and was followed by the other assailants, two armed with handguns, police said. The men tied up the resident and her brother with belts and tape, and ransacked the home, getting away with cash and jewelry, they said.
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 76-year-old Burlington County woman who walks with a cane has been charged with killing her 79-year-old husband in their Browns Mills home with a .357 Magnum handgun. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Fredricka Rosa, of the 100 block of Margaret Street, was charged with one count of murder in the shooting of Valpa C. Rosa Sr., who was shot in the head and neck. Pemberton Township police were called to the couple's home at 8:45 a.m. Saturday by one of the Rosas' children, who lives out of state but who received a call from Fredricka Rosa, the Prosecutor's Office said Sunday in a statement.
NEWS
July 18, 2012
Police in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say impersonated a postal worker, then forced his way into a woman's Bustleton home at gunpoint Tuesday morning and robbed her. The man, in full postal uniform, knocked on the door of the woman's home on Nester Place at 9:45 a.m. and asked her to sign for a letter, Seventh District Capt. Joseph Zaffino said. When she opened her screen door, the man displayed a gun, forced her into a bedroom, and demanded her valuables, Zaffino said.
NEWS
April 19, 2012
ELECTRICAL wiring caused the blaze that killed a family of four early Monday in West Philadelphia, fire officials announced Wednesday. The blaze, which broke out just before 5 a.m. in a rowhouse on Chancellor Street near 52nd, killed Rishya Jenkins, 23; her stepson, Cyncere McClendon, 4; her son, Jayden McClendon, 2; and her soon-to-be father-in-law, Seneca McClendon, 75. It was the city's third fatal fire in a week. Jenkins was planning to get married in June; her fiancé discovered the fire and tried to save his family.
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