July 18, 2015 |
John Butterworth, 87, formerly of Wayne, a lawyer with a great love of the outdoors and a commitment to community service, died Wednesday, July 8, of an obstructed airway while eating in his apartment at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. He was alone at the time. He had lived for 13 years at the senior community. For 40 years ending in 1993, Mr. Butterworth practiced law with Townsend, Elliot & Munson in Philadelphia, which merged into Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in 1977. His specialties were real estate, municipal finance, and hospital law. Born in 1927, Mr. Butterworth was the son of James Ebert Butterworth and Dorothy Caroline Gardner.
July 7, 2015 |
C. Dallett Hemphill, 56, an American history professor at Ursinus College, an accomplished storyteller, and a scholar whose specialty was social history from colonial times to the 19th century, died at Jefferson Hospital on Friday, July 3, after a prolonged battle with breast cancer. Ms. Hemphill's research topics included how the French government provided women for the settlers of Louisiana and the role of women in 18th-century Quaker meetings. She lived in Erdenheim, Montgomery County.
June 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - A 2012 Princeton University graduate hopes to add a burst of youth to Congress, launching a campaign to represent Delaware County and other Philadelphia suburbs. Lindy Li, who grew up in Malvern and has a home in Radnor, is running for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania's Seventh District, which also sprawls through Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Lancaster Counties. Li, 24, said she was "ready to unleash the power of my generation. " She will turn 25, the minimum age to serve in Congress, in December.
May 11, 2015 |
When George S. Weber and his group completed their climb to the summit of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps in the 1950s, "he felt extremely blessed," a daughter, Ann Weber-Ammar, said. During such outdoor adventures, he told her later, "he had a sense of tremendous freedom and communion with God. " He certainly felt blessed, she said, when learning later about another party climbing at the same time, a group in which "someone did not make it to the top and fell to their death.
March 14, 2015 |
Michael Graves, 80, the Princeton architect as famous for the whimsical housewares he designed for Target as for his supersized, classically inspired postmodern buildings, died Thursday at his home, his firm announced. Graves, who taught at Princeton University for 39 years, became a popular success in the 1980s after he renounced theoretical modernism in favor of a brash postmodernist style. Starting with the Portland, Ore., municipal building in 1982, he began turning out a series of ornate, highly colored, and often cartoonish designs that employed simplified classical forms such as columns and pediments on a gigantic scale.
February 18, 2015 |
Princeton University on Monday announced its largest gift in history: a rare book and manuscript collection - including the first six printed editions of the Bible - valued at nearly $300 million. The 2,500-volume collection, which includes an original printing of the Declaration of Independence and Beethoven's autographed music sketchbook, has been housed at Princeton's Firestone Library since 1959. That's when alum and Philadelphia native William H. Scheide moved it there from Titusville in Western Pennsylvania, the town where he was reared.
February 17, 2015 |
Halfway through his studies at Camden's Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Jonathan Kanen is leaving, flying 3,500 miles away. Kanen has been named one of 40 U.S. recipients of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships program. An additional 55 students from outside the country each year receive grants to study at the University of Cambridge in any field. As Rowan University's first Gates Cambridge scholar, Kanen, 27, will wrap up his second year of medical school before taking off for three years to study for a Ph.D.
February 13, 2015 |
WALL, N.J. - The five-story satellite dish made history nearly six decades ago, early in America's space race with the Soviet Union. It tracked the first U.S. space launch, Explorer 1, that year, and received the first hurricane data from the TIROS 1 satellite in 1960. Then the dish was mothballed in the late 1970s as more modern equipment came into use, and eventually was relegated to the status of science relic, part of the museum collection of the InfoAge Science Center at Camp Evans, a historic former Army Signal Corps center in Monmouth County.
February 1, 2015 |
William W. McDowell Jr., 85, an architect from Chestnut Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, of complications from dementia at Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, where he had lived for seven years. Mr. McDowell was born in Chestnut Hill and attended Chestnut Hill Academy until ninth grade, when the school closed during World War II. He transferred and graduated from St. Andrews School in Middletown, Del. He was a member of the Class of 1951 at Princeton University, where he played rugby. Mr. McDowell went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954 with high honors.
January 12, 2015 |
Muscoe Burnett Martin Jr., 59, an architect who designed environmentally responsible buildings long before the term build green became widely accepted, died Sunday, Dec. 28, of cancer at his home in Philadelphia. Mr. Martin used sustainable design to create the Environmental Education Center at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum, the Horticulture Center for the University of Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, and the Stroud Water Research Center in Chester County.