August 12, 2016 |
Baird C. Foster of Moorestown was more than the chairman of an international fund to honor a developer of Austin-Healey sport cars. "He was instrumental in rejuvenating, within the last 10 years," the DMH Memorial Fund, which, in Cornwall, England, honors the automaker Donald M. Healey, said Fred Dabney, president of the Austin-Healey Club of America. Since its creation in 1991, the fund has financed educational grants for students in Healey's home county of Cornwall. And after Mr. Foster became fund chairman in the last year, Dabney said, he "and I had been talking about making it more dominant in the States.
February 16, 2016 |
'Death of a Salesman ? How many times have you had to see that?" a friend asked about my coverage of Curio Theatre Company's production of Arthur Miller's 1949 classic. Too many. To be honest, I've never liked the play. I've consistently despised Willy Loman (Paul Kuhn), the titular character who invents a false image of himself as a well-liked, prosperous and important traveling salesman in a continual quest for material and business success. I've also had little patience for those critics or interpreters who (usually in ignorance of economics)
November 13, 2015 |
Robert G. Becker began his love affair with lacrosse while playing midfield on the varsity team at Lafayette College, from which he graduated in 1951. "I think the reason he started was that one of his professors was a young guy who also coached the lacrosse team there and was trying to grow the program," Mr. Becker's daughter, Elizabeth T. Brandhorst, said. "My dad tried it and loved it. " And later, she said, while holding down a full-time salesman's job, he went on to play for amateur weekend lacrosse teams in Cleveland and Washington, before coaching youth lacrosse clubs in South Jersey.
October 17, 2015 |
Fredric "Rick" Stevenson Wright, 67, of Ardmore, a surgical-equipment salesman and sailor, died Monday, Oct. 12, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He lived with care, courage, and a fierce empathy for those around him, his wife and daughter said. After high school, the San Francisco-born Mr. Wright became a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. Instead, he trained as a medic at Fort Houston in San Antonio and then served as an operating-room assistant at Fort Campbell in Kentucky from 1971 to 1973.
August 18, 2015 |
James F. Warrington was a member of the La Salle College basketball team that beat the University of Dayton, 75-64, to win the 1952 National Invitation Tournament. Although he was on the bench for that game, Mr. Warrington, a freshman guard, played in 14 of La Salle's 31 games that 1951-52 season, and scored 30 points for the season, the ninth best on the 14-member team, records on a sports website show. The NIT championship team was later named to the La Salle Hall of Athletes.
June 19, 2015 |
JUST THE sight of Bill Grogan made people smile. Whether he was selling you a truck, holding forth at one of the community organizations to which he belonged, doing a job for his church, repairing a car, or building something out of wood, people knew that being around him would make them feel good. Maybe it was his Irish charm, his rich sense of humor, or just the fact that he was a generous, loving man who was always there to help anyone who needed a lift or a loan. "I never knew anybody like him," said his son, the Rev. Jim Grogan, a Roman Catholic priest.
December 12, 2014 |
Temple University basketball coach Fran Dunphy recalled John C. "Butch" Gleason as "one of those kindhearted guys who want to do good for others. " Mr. Gleason and Dunphy graduated as classmates in 1970 at La Salle University. Dunphy noted that he is one of six coaches in Philadelphia "who stage many events over the course of a year" as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. It is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches "to raise funds and awareness," its website states.
October 28, 2014 |
In his memoir, Timebends , Arthur Miller writes of his first marriage, to Mary Slattery: "There was a deep shadow then over intermarriage between Jews and gentiles. . . . I was struggling to identify myself with mankind rather than one small tribal fraction of it. " And so Willy Loman was Everyman, not EveryJew. Until now. Under Lane Savadove's direction, EgoPo's passionate production of Miller's classic Death of a Salesman reimagines the Lomans as a Jewish family. The production starts with sitting shiva after Willy's suicide, making the entire play a backward look.
September 20, 2014 |
Martin R. Stenson, 71, of Springfield, Delaware County, a longtime insurance salesman and active community worker, died Sunday, Sept. 14, of Alzheimer's disease at his home. Mr. Stenson attended St. Thomas More Boys' High School in Philadelphia, where he forged many of his lifelong friendships. He graduated in 1952 and then served in the Army. In 1960, he was hired as a salesman with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. His office was first in Bala Cynwyd and later in Springfield. He stayed with the firm for almost 40 years.
September 19, 2014 |
Walton S. Sweeney Jr., 71, of Del Webb at Lake Oconee, a retirement community in Greensboro, Ga., a former Medford resident and South Jersey salesman, died Saturday, Sept. 13, of heart failure at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. A former member of the New Jersey chapter of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Mr. Sweeney was a direct descendant of John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. "He was very proud of his lineage," his wife, Renee, said.