April 9, 2016 |
Harry Van Gorder Armitage, 99, of Kennett Square, a longtime surgeon in Chester, Delaware County, died Thursday, March 31, of congestive heart failure at Kendal Crosslands. The family produced three surgeons: Dr. Armitage; his father, Harry Marshall Armitage; and an uncle, George L. Armitage. All three were born in Chester, graduated from Chester High School, earned degrees at medical schools in Philadelphia, served internships at Chester Hospital, and became chiefs of surgery at the hospital that is now Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
April 12, 2013 |
A Kentucky Democrat said Thursday that two activists connected to a local political group were responsible for recording a private conversation between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and his senior campaign staff. The recording was disclosed earlier this week by Mother Jones magazine, prompting McConnell to request an FBI investigation and accuse liberals of bugging his office. On the tape, McConnell's campaign staffers discuss using comments made by actress Ashley Judd about her faith and her mental health against her in a possible Senate run. Judd has since decided not to run for Senate.
July 13, 2010 |
William P. Rumsey, 93, of Wallingford, chief of surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester in the 1970s, died Friday, July 9, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Born in Swarthmore, Dr. Rumsey graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1935, earned a premed bachelor's degree at Pennsylvania State University in 1939, and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1943. A daughter, Joanne Jenkins, said that for much of the remainder of World War II, Dr. Rumsey was an Army surgeon at a military hospital outside London.
June 13, 2009 |
The last 60 people living in Pennsylvania's only county-operated assisted-living home will be forced out this summer when Montgomery County shuts down the facility. They will instead live in private assisted-living centers, at taxpayer expense, for the rest of their lives, as the county attempts to shave its budget by privatizing its experiment as an assisted-living provider. Although Montgomery County spent $750,000 a decade ago to renovate Norristown's former Sacred Heart Hospital as an assisted-living center, officials decided they can no longer afford to spend $2 million a year running the place.
January 3, 2009 |
The Rev. Joseph E. Walsh, 87, pastor emeritus of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lenni, Delaware County, died of congestive heart failure Monday at St. Francis Country House in Darby. Father Walsh was pastor of St. Francis from 1974 until he was given emeritus status in 1990. A Philadelphia native, Father Walsh graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and was ordained in 1947 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Archdiocesan spokesman Kevin Mulligan said Father Walsh's other parish assignments were: St. Paul's, Philadelphia, June 1947 to May 1952; Old St. Mary's, Philadelphia, May 1952 to March 1953; St. Catherine of Siena, Reading, September 1954 to June 1955; St. Francis of Assisi, Norristown, June 1955 to September 1956; St. Frances Cabrini, Fairless Hills, September 1956 to May 1960; Holy Martyrs, Oreland, May 1960 to June 1963; St. Dominic's, Philadelphia, June 1963 to June 1968; and St. David's, Willow Grove, June 1968 to June 1974.
September 15, 2007
ALLENTOWN - A Lincoln University student celebrating a friend's birthday at a nightclub was shot to death early yesterday in the parking lot. City police responding to a fight at the Bananas Nightclub at 1:30 a.m. found several vehicles with bullet holes, but no victims. Soon after, police received a report that two males with gunshot wounds had arrived at nearby Sacred Heart Hospital. One was the student, Michael A. Douglas, 19, who died within minutes. Douglas, of Easton, was with about a half-dozen friends celebrating a friend's birthday, according to friends and family.
April 14, 2005 |
IF YOU'RE like Tattle, obsessing over the comings and goings of movie stars, rappers and pop tarts in between watching screener tapes for the Philadelphia Film Festival, you were probably thrown for a bit of a loop when Britney Spears' Web site pregnancy announcement mentioned a recent hospital visit. Fortunately, the Star has a team of reporters and photographers poised in and around Britney's birth canal, so here's the latest: Star reports she's almost 4 months pregnant and while she was on a Florida vacation with her layabout husband (since their marriage, has there been a day when they've not been on vacation?
June 7, 2003 |
Nino de Prophetis Sr., 88, a retired thoracic surgeon and chief of surgery who earned a Bronze Star for rescuing a fellow medical corpsman during World War II, died of heart failure Tuesday at Fair Acres in Lima. Dr. de Prophetis was serving in Austria when he ventured out alone to save a serviceman who had been captured by the German army. He yelled out military orders pretending to be a corps of soldiers and not a lone Army physician. Dr. de Prophetis fooled the enemy soldiers, who then retreated, freeing the medical corpsman.
October 31, 2000 |
Stella H. "Jerry" Dunlap, who could work at being a wife, mother and homemaker with enough child's play mixed in so that everyone wanted to be in the game, too, died Wednesday of a heart attack. She was 84 and lived in Chester. Jerry Dunlap had found and opened the tiny, secret door to a happy life while still very young and though eight decades would pass, she never let it close behind her. She didn't have to seek out a holy man in the Himalayas to unlock the mystery of life.
February 25, 2000 |
Montgomery County will file a lawsuit against the architects who helped revamp a Norristown hospital to be used as a county geriatric facility, the county's solicitor said yesterday. Solicitor Steven O'Neill said the county was filing the suit against Horsham Township-based architect The Kwait Organization because of delays and cost overruns in the remodeling of Sacred Heart Hospital. He declined to say what the suit would ask for, but said it should be filed within 30 days. Commissioners Chairman Michael Marino said the county had expected to pay $30 million to buy and renovate the Sacred Heart building, but now it appeared that an additional $10 million might be needed to complete the project.