November 18, 2010
Marion Catrambone Travis, 92, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired real estate agent and Republican committeewoman, died of heart failure Monday, Nov. 15, at home. Mrs. Travis graduated from South Philadelphia High School and attended Temple University. In 1940 she married Albert Companaro, with whom she had a daughter. After their divorce, she was financial officer for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for 10 years. She then worked for accounting firms until becoming a real estate agent.
December 16, 2011
Hilda Mary Plumley Abelson, 81, of Gladwyne, a real estate agent, died of cancer Sunday, Dec. 11, at Waverly Heights, a retirement community where she had gone for hospice care for a week. Mrs. Abelson was born in London and spent her early life in Newport, Wales. She attended Newport High School, and graduated in 1951 from Bath College with a degree in hotel management. She began her career in 1952 at Middlesex Hospital in London, managing domestic services. She met her future husband, Denis, in March 1953, when she accidentally knocked him over while swinging open a large door to the auditorium.
March 15, 2011
A 71-year-old man was grazed in the head by a stray bullet Tuesday evening after closing his real estate office in West Philadelphia, police said. The man had left his office in the 200 block of North 60th Street and was walking east on Race Street around 7 p.m. when he was wounded, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The bullet left a three-inch gash in the man's scalp, Walker said. The man was taken to the Hospital of the Unievrsity of Pennsylvania, where he was treated and was expected to be released Tuesday night.
December 18, 2013 |
HAVERFORD The case of two Main Line real estate agents accused of trying to sabotage the sale of their next-door neighbor's property because their own home also was on the market has ended much more quietly than it began. In a two-day bench trial that ended Dec. 6, District Judge Kathleen M. Valentine found Jonathan M. Straub, 41, guilty of harassment and disorderly conduct and fined him $25. Straub's trial took place after the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office withdrew similar charges in November against his wife, Andrea D. Straub, 35. Prosecutors determined there was not enough evidence to prove she was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Colgan said.
June 1, 2010
Rose Rafferty Treacy, 65, of Philadelphia, a Realtor, died of cancer Thursday, May 27, at her home in the Spring Garden section. Mrs. Treacy grew up with six younger siblings in Carrickmore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where she met her future husband, Michael Treacy. In 1970, seeking opportunity, they moved to Philadelphia for a year. He worked as a carpenter, and she was a waitress. They married in 1971 in Ireland and returned to this area to stay. He became a real estate developer in Spring Garden, and she became a sales agent for Weichert Realtors in Blue Bell, where they raised a family.
February 16, 2014 |
You want to sell your house. What must you do first? Call Uncle Joe, an excellent plumber and avid HGTV fan, to get his opinion on your house's value. Surf the Web for the names of three Realtors. Choose one who will list your home at the highest price, with assurances that he'll keep it there if you insist. Do your homework on which questions you should ask a Realtor. Then call a non-invested professional, such as your accountant or financial adviser, for three names. And interview them.
December 17, 1989 |
Edward A. Worthington, 93, a self-employed real estate agent and appraiser who had an office for 20 years on Walnut Street in Center City, died Friday at his son's home in Mantua, Gloucester County. He was formerly of Overbrook. Mr. Worthington was born in Baltimore and lived briefly in Springfield, Mass., before his family moved to Philadelphia when he was a child. He was a Navy veteran of World War I who returned to civilian life and got a job first in the bookkeeping department of United Gas Improvements and then for real estate agent William G. Glenn.
July 8, 2011
Simone M. Bleuzé Clark, 88, formerly of Havertown, a retired real estate agent and volunteer, died of complications of heart failure on Monday, June 27, at Roxborough Hospital. Mrs. Clark grew up with nine siblings in Tourcoing, France. In her early teens, she was a clerical worker in a textile factory and later trained as a nurse. After the Nazis invaded her country in 1939, she was a messenger for the French Resistance. In 1946, she emigrated to the U.S. and joined an aunt in New York City.
October 30, 2007 |
Teresa Kaminski Emma, 66, of West Chester, a mother of seven and a real estate agent who had a successful career marketing condominiums, died of cancer Friday at home. In the late 1970s, Mrs. Emma began selling residential homes in Delaware County for Murphy Real Estate. She later began specializing in condominium sales. In 1981 she was director of sales at Glenhardie Condominiums in Valley Forge when she was tapped to be director of sales at the Carlton House in Center City. The building had just been converted from apartments to condos.
March 7, 2012 |
Anne Wivel Buck, 77, of Wyndmoor, a former real estate agent and a volunteer, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, at home of complications from a neuromuscular disease. Mrs. Buck grew up in Delaware County and spent summers in Beach Haven, N.J. She graduated in 1953 from Ridley Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Pembroke College of Brown University. She met her future husband, Richard E. Buck, while he was a student at Brown. They married in 1956 and moved to Wyndmoor in 1965.