November 20, 2014 |
TOMMIE TURNER couldn't sit still. When he wasn't working as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, he was on a cruise ship heading for the Caribbean or the Mediterranean or Alaska or the Panama Canal, or on a safari stalking the wild beasts in the jungles of Kenya, or on a dance floor doing the bop or the slop. Or he was golfing, or bowling, or playing pinochle, or organizing fundraising jazz concerts for his church, or a Valentine dance at a local caterer's place. In other words, Tommie Turner had to keep moving.
January 19, 2001 |
An autopsy on the body of Vincent C. Walls, a Widener University security department supervisor who died after his car was hit Sunday night by another vehicle, determined that he also had been shot in the abdomen. Walls, 33, of the 1200 block of Morton Avenue, was thrown from his Dodge Neon at Third and Engle Streets about 7:45 p.m. It had just been hit by a Mazda that witnesses said was traveling at high speed. He died about 9:30 p.m. at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The driver of the Mazda, Clifton Womack, 31, of the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue, Woodlyn, has been charged with multiple offenses, including driving while his vehicle-operating privileges were suspended, failure to stop at a red light, careless and reckless driving, failure to give information and render aid at an accident scene, and failure to notify police of an accident.
December 10, 1997 |
James F. Tully, 75, of Middletown Township, a retired drafting supervisor for General Electric Co. who was active in his church, died of lung cancer Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Mr. Tully retired from GE in 1985 after 44 years of service. He then started a second career selling real estate for Century 21 Preferred Agency until several years ago. Mr. Tully lived in Middletown for 37 years and was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lenni, where he served on numerous church committees, including the Parish Action and Citizens for Educational Freedom committees; was co-chairman for parish dances; taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes; served as a Eucharistic minister; and compiled and edited the church's 100th anniversary yearbook in 1994.
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.