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.
May 8, 1996 |
John Stauffer Hartman, 90, of Worcester and formerly of Devon, a retired supervising principal of Royersford schools, died Sunday at the medical facility of the Meadowood retirement community after a long illness. Mr. Hartman was with the Royersford School District for 22 years, retiring as supervising principal, before the district became part of the Spring-Ford Area School District about 40 years ago. He then was an agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia until 1978.
November 22, 1987 |
For three Upper Merion Area High School students, it was like a trip abroad, although they got no farther from home than Ursinus College in Collegeville. Johanna Dudli, Gretchen Saalbach and Deborah Kang participated in June in a 13-day foreign-language program at the college, during which the students were not allowed to listen to the radio, watch television or read English-language newspapers. Dudli and Sallabach are studying German; Kang is studying French. Since 1984, Upper Merion high school students have participated in the program.
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.
September 28, 1999 |
Erma D. Keyes, 73, who spent nearly 35 years as an educator and was a star athlete in college and an amateur golf champion, died of cancer Friday at her home in Exton. Miss Keyes taught mathematics for varying periods in the Pennsburg area of Montgomery County and at Downingtown High School, where she also helped establish the guidance counselor's office. A family member said she also had taught in Bucks County. In 1973, Miss Keyes became an administrator for the state-funded Vocational Education Instruction Network at Millersville State College.
May 11, 1987 |
James "Mo" Connolly has been named head boys' basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster. A graduate of Father Judge High School and La Salle University, Connolly had been an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Wood for the last three years. In 1980, Connolly was drafted into the NBA by the Phoenix Suns. At Wood, he replaced Fran Schluckebier, who resigned after last season when his job requirements forced him to spend more time away from home.
May 3, 2001 |
Garnet Valley graduate Erin Fitzgerald of Ursinus College was named Centennial Conference women's lacrosse player of the week for games ending April 16. The junior midfielder scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as Ursinus nipped Franklin and Marshall, 13-12. She added a career-high nine goals in a 17-5 victory over Washington College. Fitzgerald also had three goals in a 15-7 loss to the College of New Jersey. Fitzgerald leads the conference with 4.22 goals per game.
April 3, 1997 |
Cary Kolat, a three-time NCAA champion and four-time Pennsylvania titlist, will be one of the featured competitors when some of the top wrestlers from the United States and Russia face each other Tuesday at Ursinus College. Kolat, a senior at Lock Haven University, posted a 137-0 record at Jefferson-Morgan High School in Greene County. He recently won the 142-pound NCAA title, and will be wrestling at 138.75 pounds in the Ursinus meet. Penn State's Kerry McCoy also will wrestle in the eight-match event.
December 9, 1997 |
Lawrence B. Watters, 52, an administrator for an organization serving children with disabilities, died Thursday of cancer at his Blue Bell home. Mr. Watters was born in Canonsburg, Washington County, and grew up in Texas, graduating from Chartiers-Houston High School in 1963. He served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, then went to work for Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Ursinus College in 1982. After retiring from Bell in 1991, he became personnel and finance director for the Presbyterian Children's Village in Rosemont.