September 15, 2014 |
In the 1970s and 1980s, Samuel W. Madara and his wife, Connie, traveled overseas several times to share ideas about insurance "with a broad group of insurance people," she said. They and others in their group were not simply Americans bringing their methods to other cultures, she said, but were also learning in seminars from foreign insurers. "It was an exchange of ideas peculiar in China" at the time, she said in a phone interview, because in the days before private enterprise, "they were all government workers.
September 25, 1997 |
Robert Ross MacMurray, 71, of West Chester, a retired college professor, died Sunday at Chester County Hospital. He had cancer and also suffered from heart problems. Dr. MacMurray taught economic history for about 30 years until retiring in 1989 from Bloomsburg (Pa.) University, where he had been on the staff for about 17 years. He previously had taught at Ursinus College and Rutgers University. Before he began a career in teaching, Mr. MacMurray worked as an industrial engineer for the General Electric Co. and for Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical firm.
June 21, 2000 |
Dr. Eugene H. Miller, 87, a retired professor emeritus at Ursinus College who had taught political science internationally, died last Wednesday at Brittany Pointe Estates in Upper Gwynedd Township. Until moving to the retirement community in 1994, he resided in Collegeville for many years. He retired in 1982 as professor emeritus at Ursinus, where he had been a professor of political science since 1935. During his tenure, he served as department chairman (1941-1982) and as a director of the college's Japanese culture studies program at Tohoku Gakuin University in Japan.
April 27, 2010 |
Raymond V. Gurzynski, 94, a longtime coach and professor emeritus at Ursinus College, died Thursday, April 22, at Brightview Senior Living in East Norriton Township. Mr. Gurzynski, a native of Catasauqua, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College, where he lettered in football, track, and baseball, and was a member of the Student Council. He then taught at Stewart Junior High School in Norristown for five years and earned a master's degree in education from Temple University.
August 17, 1992 |
To hear Pete Souders tell it, he missed being a preacher by the skin of his teeth. Souders is the proprietor, talent coordinator and resident tenor saxophonist of a Northern Liberties saloon named Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, and how he escaped not only the cloth but a lucrative career in computer science is the nub of this instructive life's adventure for the '90s. This lanky, blond, somewhat self-effacing fellow of Teutonic ancestry would indeed look perfectly at home in the pulpit of a Lutheran church.
June 17, 2014 |
BY HIS OWN admission, Russ Connor was something of a wild man in his youth. There was the time he and some buddies commandeered a trolley to drive them from dry Ocean City, N.J., to wet Somers Point for a night of intemperance. He once raced his Pontiac GTO full-out on an unopened section of the Atlantic City Expressway, not the safest venture even on a vacant road. His expenses and his caprices were paid for at least in part by the $20 weekly check he got from the government as a returning GI. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Donald Russell Connor, who went from his carefree years to the sober world of banking, working his way up to vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, a jazz buff who wrote four books on Benny Goodman and became pals with drummer Gene Krupa, died Wednesday at age 92. He was one of the original homeowners in Levittown.
August 5, 2014 |
Through a work of art, the two women were hoping to save a connection that is slipping away. Their husbands, who have Alzheimer's disease, are becoming more distant, their marriages more solitary and fraught with worry. But in a discussion of a painting called The Immigrants , those husbands - Jack Williams and Dick Force - virtually carried the conversation at the Woodmere Art Museum, in Chestnut Hill. The two men, whose wives had met through their mutual experience as caregivers, found the story in the brushstrokes and shared their thoughts about the discovery.
October 20, 1992 |
As far as the issues go, the race between Raymond Bunt Jr. and Keith Strunk for the state House seat representing the 147th District looks a lot like Reebok's Dan and Dave campaign, which touted the two decathletes' similarities. Bunt, the Republican incumbent, wants to look at development and environment issues. Strunk, the Democratic challenger, wants to look at development and environment issues. Bunt wants to see more regional planning. Strunk wants to see more regional planning.
May 31, 1987 |
Abington graduate Larry Spector, a freshman at the University of Delaware, qualified in three events at the Eastern Coast Conference men's swimming championships. Spector, a dean's list biology major at Delaware, qualified for the championship meet in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle. A resident of Huntingdon Valley, Spector was elected to membership in Outstanding College Students of America as result of his academic achievements and extracurricular activities at Delaware.
July 11, 2007 |
Gladys C. Pearlstine, 88, a civic-minded dynamo who infused energy and perspective into social and educational issues in Montgomery County, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A longtime resident of Collegeville, she moved to the Quadrangle in Haverford in 1992. She was the widow of Raymond Pearlstine, a prominent Norristown lawyer, who died in 2000. After graduating from Ambler High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1940 from the University of Pennsylvania.