November 17, 2012 |
Sidney H. Lehmann, 67, of Lower Makefield, a labor attorney and former township supervisor, died Thursday, Nov. 15, of cancer. Mr. Lehmann successfully argued several significant labor cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He also taught courses at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Management and Labor Relations. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Vineland, N.J., Mr. Lehmann graduated from Rutgers University and earned a law degree from Columbia University. In 1974, Mr. Lehmann became a founding attorney of the newly created New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate.
August 9, 1988 |
Mary Helen King, 57, a city recreation supervisor remembered for trying to make a difference in the neighborhoods she served, died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She lived in Chestnut Hill. In a city career of 28 years, Miss King's last position took her to the north-central section, where she oversaw 17 recreational facilities and tried to involve a diverse, largely depressed neighborhood. "Most people would say you can't do a thing in this district, but not Mary," said Lorraine Poole, a longtime friend and colleague.
January 17, 2001 |
Seanie R. Roanoke, a retired supervisor for the Philadelphia public schools, died Jan. 8. She lived in Mount Airy. Her age was not disclosed. Roanoke was employed by the School District for more than 25 years. She first worked as an attendance officer and then supervisor of attendance officers in districts 5 and 7. When she retired in 1985, she was supervisor of public school community coordinators. "She gave me 48 years of a good life," said her husband, John Roanoke. "She was a good mother and she was active in her professional organizations.
March 31, 2003 |
W. Richard Whitlock Jr., 66, of South Coventry, a retired Coatesville High School teacher and chairman of the South Coventry Township Board of Supervisors, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at home. Thirty-eight years ago, Mr. Whitlock bought a small farm in the township. He told a reporter in 1996 that he had been looking for a home in a quiet community. By the early 1970s, he had decided to get involved in township government in an attempt to preserve South Coventry's rural character and sense of community.
August 21, 1987 |
A former supervisor in the city Streets Department testified yesterday in Municipal Court that he was sworn at, spat on and "sucker-punched" by the leader of a Center City cleaning crew after demanding a day's work for a day's pay. George White, the ex-supervisor, also testified that his attempts to discipline crew leader Keith Gayle "were all squashed" by Streets Department higher-ups bowing to union pressure. Gayle, a union official and close associate of union leader Earl Stout, is one of eight sanitation workers undergoing a preliminary hearing on charges of theft of services for allegedly failing to do their jobs while collecting city paychecks.
August 28, 1991 |
Colonial Washington Robinson Sr., whose granite pride and decency were the bedrock upon which the next two generations built lives, died Sunday. He was 78 and lived in West Philadelphia. Robinson retired in 1977 as a supervisor of mechanics in the city's Streets Department. He could have wound up his days changing tires in Capeville, Va., but he wanted more. He graduated with a mechanic's certificate from Hampton Institute, but there wasn't much work for whites in 1937 Virginia and almost none at all for blacks.
March 1, 1990 |
After apologizing for his appearance and thanking his fellow board members for their vote of confidence, John P. Cataldo Sr. took his chair as the fifth Warminster Township supervisor at precisely 7:53 p.m. Tuesday night. Cataldo, who has been involved in the township as either an elected official or volunteer for more than 30 years, was chosen to fill the seat of Thomas Lisowski, who resigned last month. After a 4-0 vote from the board and a round of applause from the audience of about 75 people, Cataldo then proceeded to announce that he was a member of a political party that few people know.
October 19, 1988 |
The supervisor of the officials responsible for a crucial fourth-quarter call in the Miami-Notre Dame game said he didn't believe a report quoting an official as saying his crew mistakenly awarded the ball to the Fighting Irish on downs. The Miami News quoted an official who worked the game as saying the crew had a bad day and was wrong on the key ruling that cost the top-ranked Hurricanes a possible touchdown in their 31-30 loss Saturday. The News did not name the official. "I don't believe a word of it," said Art Hyland, supervisor of the Collegiate Independents Football Officials Association.
March 14, 1997 |
After weeks of facing allegations of misconduct, the former supervisor of the Southeast Delco Police Department resigned yesterday during a meeting with school administrators. Raymond M. Lare, an 18-year veteran of the school district police force, said after the hearing that he resigned to avoid costly litigation. Lare, 38, who was accused of using district gasoline in his personal car and swapping shifts with other officers, remained critical of the administration's case against him. Superintendent Eugene P. DePaul could not be reached for comment yesterday.
June 17, 2014 |
Robert M. McGrath, 83, of Marlton, a former circulation supervisor in South Jersey for The Inquirer, died of complications from dementia Thursday, June 12, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly. A 1950 graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Mr. McGrath served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, for a time as a heavy-vehicle driver during the Korean conflict, "trying to get supplies to the front lines," a daughter, Catherine Radley, said.