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.
June 22, 2012 |
Sarah Howard Widman, 67, of Trappe, spokeswoman for Ursinus College from 1990 until she retired in 2009, died Tuesday, June 19, at Phoenixville Hospital of a myelodysplastic syndrome, which affects the blood and the bone marrow. Mrs. Widman was president in 2005 of the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, now known as the Association of Communicators in Education. She earned its Don Hale Award for Service in 2009. Her husband, George, a retired photographer for the Associated Press in Philadelphia, said her work as a newspaper reporter in Upstate New York groomed her for her Ursinus career.
June 17, 2014 |
Frank C. Videon Jr., 70, of West Chester, a Newtown Square auto dealer and lifelong practical joker who officiated at high school football games, died Thursday, June 12, at home after battling stomach cancer for more than a year. His wife of 47 years, Carol, said Sunday that Mr. Videon's joking extended to a family rivalry between her husband, who ran a Chevrolet dealership, and brothers Steve and Wayne Videon, who ran a competing Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership. Mr. Videon bought newspaper advertisements poking fun at his brothers by putting their heads on turkeys or steers.
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.
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.
May 5, 1986 |
Two Ursinus College coaches, one coach from the University of Miami and three other local athletic personalities were inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame yesterday. The eighth annual induction ceremony was held at the hall, located at Fifth and Harry Streets in Conshohocken, and consisted of an hour-long luncheon followed by the official induction ritual. "Our function is to honor the athletes, coaches and others who have made a significant impact on sports history in Conshohocken," said Floyd Shaffer, the director at Fellowship Hall and a member of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame.