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April 21, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Bernie Williams left his father's hospital bed in Puerto Rico after an 11-day stay and rejoined the New York Yankees yesterday. Williams started in center field and batted cleanup last night against the Boston Red Sox. Bernabe Williams Sr. suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition. He is expected to be released from the hospital within a few days. The Yankees also recalled Adrian "El Duquecito" Hernandez from triple-A Columbus and optioned outfielder Scott Seabol to the Clippers.
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May 13, 2010
Barbara Benck Steel, 78, of Upper Gwynedd, an aquatics instructor and coach, died of pulmonary fibrosis Wednesday, May 5, at home. Mrs. Steel was an aquatic instructor in the Wissahickon School District for 26 years until retiring in 2000. She was also in charge of instruction for the Wissahickon Aquatics program, including "moms and tots" classes, water safety, and lifeguard training. From 1978 to 1990, she coached the girls' swim team at Wissahickon High School. The team won the Suburban One League championships in 1987, 1988 and 1989, and five girls she coached set school records that still stand, said Peter Bunting, retired aquatics supervisor for the Wissahickon School District.
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July 23, 2010
Leo A. Gallagher, 87, of Philadelphia, director of employee relations at Germantown Hospital from 1966 until he retired in 1991, died of pulmonary fibrosis Monday, July 19, at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Northeast Philadelphia. Mr. Gallagher was also an associate professor at Drexel University, where he taught night-school classes in business management from 1962 until he retired in 1983. Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Gallagher graduated from West Catholic High School in 1941 and was an Army artilleryman during World War II, including a year in the Philippines.
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January 14, 2012
Russell J. Roth Sr., 83, of Sellersville, who retired as an electronics manager in 1992, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, of pulmonary fibrosis at Grand View Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Roth graduated from high school there. He served in the Navy from September 1945 to April 1949 and again from 1950 to 1952. His daughter, Cynthia Mannes, said he served in shipboard fire-control units in the Mediterranean, then was recalled to duty during the Korean War. Mr. Roth earned his bachelor's degree at Rutgers University after night classes in the late 1960s, while he was a quality-control manager for Philco-Ford in Philadelphia.
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November 16, 2003 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jerry Lewis has checked himself into a Las Vegas rehab. But it's not what you may think: The 77-year-old comedian, who partied into the night with cohort Dean Martin in the 1940s and '50s, has been weaning himself off steroids prescribed in 2001 to fight pulmonary fibrosis. The medication caused him to gain so much weight that he has appeared bloated. "I would say in a few months he's going to be active again in the business," his agent said. "He's slimming down to his normal weight.
SPORTS
December 10, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Hassan Adams scored a career-high 30 points to lead Arizona's usual balanced attack and the eighth-ranked Wildcats beat No. 6 Texas, 91-83, last night in the Jimmy V Classic in New York. Andre Iguodala had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the win that kept Arizona (3-1) unbeaten in nine games in Madison Square Garden under coach Lute Olson. Freshman P.J. Tucker had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Longhorns (4-1). In the other game: Ryan Gomes had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Providence (4-1)
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June 16, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John V. Wright Sr., 72, a retired Philadelphia deputy sheriff and a Navy and Air Force veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star during his 21-year military career, died Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis at his Pennypack home. Mr. Wright left Lincoln High School during his senior year and joined the Navy at 17. He served during the Korean War before being discharged in 1954. He returned to the Philadelphia region for a few months before he decided civilian life was not for him. He joined the Air Force in 1955.
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May 27, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James E. Henry Jr., 75, a retired site director with the Philadelphia Recreation Department, died of pulmonary fibrosis on Friday, May 20, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Henry graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1954 and earned a swimming scholarship to what is now Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he majored in physical education and recreation from 1954 to 1956. He earned a bachelor's degree in human services from Antioch University in 1983.
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September 10, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard C. Unger, 85, former head of a family-owned car dealership in Phoenixville, died of pulmonary fibrosis Monday, Aug. 30, at his home in Dunwoody Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square. He had lived there for three years. Mr. Unger, a resident of Paoli from 1957 to 2007, succeeded his father as president of Unger Chevrolet in Phoenixville in 1948. He sold the business in 1988. Mr. Unger also was a director of Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia, said a son, Richard C. Unger Jr. Mr. Unger graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1942 and was a Navy helmsman on a supply ship in the Caribbean.
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June 20, 2000 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Franklin A. Steele, 71, the voice and vision behind a successful sports-memorabilia collaboration, died of pulmonary fibrosis Wednesday at his home in Laverock, Montgomery County. Mr. Steele had been a resident of Laverock for 24 years. Along with his wife, Peggy, and artist Dick Perez, Mr. Steele founded the Perez-Steele Galleries, a Fort Washington firm that publishes limited-edition baseball art, in 1979. Each member of the trio brought a talent to the venture. While Perez did the painting, Peggy Steele took care of the business end and Mr. Steele did the talking.
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March 24, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Frank Decker, 84, of Rydal, a chemical engineer and volunteer, died of pulmonary fibrosis Sunday, March 18, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Decker grew up in Germantown and attended William Penn Charter School, where he rowed on the championship crew team coached by Olympic medalist John B. Kelly Sr. At his graduation in 1945, Mr. Decker received the Senior Award from the school's Alumni Society. Years later, he was the group's president. From 1945 to 1947, Mr. Decker served in the Army Air Force and was stationed in Japan.
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January 14, 2012
Russell J. Roth Sr., 83, of Sellersville, who retired as an electronics manager in 1992, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, of pulmonary fibrosis at Grand View Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Roth graduated from high school there. He served in the Navy from September 1945 to April 1949 and again from 1950 to 1952. His daughter, Cynthia Mannes, said he served in shipboard fire-control units in the Mediterranean, then was recalled to duty during the Korean War. Mr. Roth earned his bachelor's degree at Rutgers University after night classes in the late 1960s, while he was a quality-control manager for Philco-Ford in Philadelphia.
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May 27, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James E. Henry Jr., 75, a retired site director with the Philadelphia Recreation Department, died of pulmonary fibrosis on Friday, May 20, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Henry graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1954 and earned a swimming scholarship to what is now Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he majored in physical education and recreation from 1954 to 1956. He earned a bachelor's degree in human services from Antioch University in 1983.
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September 10, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard C. Unger, 85, former head of a family-owned car dealership in Phoenixville, died of pulmonary fibrosis Monday, Aug. 30, at his home in Dunwoody Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square. He had lived there for three years. Mr. Unger, a resident of Paoli from 1957 to 2007, succeeded his father as president of Unger Chevrolet in Phoenixville in 1948. He sold the business in 1988. Mr. Unger also was a director of Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia, said a son, Richard C. Unger Jr. Mr. Unger graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1942 and was a Navy helmsman on a supply ship in the Caribbean.
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July 23, 2010
Leo A. Gallagher, 87, of Philadelphia, director of employee relations at Germantown Hospital from 1966 until he retired in 1991, died of pulmonary fibrosis Monday, July 19, at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Northeast Philadelphia. Mr. Gallagher was also an associate professor at Drexel University, where he taught night-school classes in business management from 1962 until he retired in 1983. Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Gallagher graduated from West Catholic High School in 1941 and was an Army artilleryman during World War II, including a year in the Philippines.
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May 13, 2010
Barbara Benck Steel, 78, of Upper Gwynedd, an aquatics instructor and coach, died of pulmonary fibrosis Wednesday, May 5, at home. Mrs. Steel was an aquatic instructor in the Wissahickon School District for 26 years until retiring in 2000. She was also in charge of instruction for the Wissahickon Aquatics program, including "moms and tots" classes, water safety, and lifeguard training. From 1978 to 1990, she coached the girls' swim team at Wissahickon High School. The team won the Suburban One League championships in 1987, 1988 and 1989, and five girls she coached set school records that still stand, said Peter Bunting, retired aquatics supervisor for the Wissahickon School District.
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November 6, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Morrison Coulter, 72, of Paoli, a retired water company president, died last Thursday of pulmonary fibrosis at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus. In 2004, Mr. Coulter retired as president of Aqua America-Pennsylvania, previously Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. He began his career with Philadelphia Suburban in 1961, and helped establish its research and development department. One of his first projects was overseeing the production of a water-treatment system to chlorinate seawater for use aboard commercial fishing boats.
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September 5, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles J. Lucker, 79, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, a retired business owner and cofounder of a social organization for singles, died of pulmonary fibrosis Sunday at Abington Memorial Hospital Hospice. From 1970 to 2000, Mr. Lucker and his wife, Joan Voirin Lucker, operated the Single Set. The Luckers, who had both been previously married, started the organization in response to a need for divorced men and women to meet in attractive settings, Joan Lucker said. Single Set sponsored dances with live music at country clubs, dinner parties in private homes, and two annual cruises.
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September 12, 2006 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anna Marie Sesso, 72, of Norristown, former chairwoman of the pediatrics department of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, died of pulmonary fibrosis Thursday at home. Dr. Sesso joined the pediatrics staff of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby in 1971 and was appointed department chair in 1974. For almost 20 years, she also was associated with Thomas Jefferson University as a faculty member and staff pediatrician. In 1989, she joined the faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick and was a pediatrician and administrator at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. Her students nicknamed her Mom, her brother-in-law, Dr. Peter Ganime, said.
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June 16, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John V. Wright Sr., 72, a retired Philadelphia deputy sheriff and a Navy and Air Force veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star during his 21-year military career, died Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis at his Pennypack home. Mr. Wright left Lincoln High School during his senior year and joined the Navy at 17. He served during the Korean War before being discharged in 1954. He returned to the Philadelphia region for a few months before he decided civilian life was not for him. He joined the Air Force in 1955.
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