April 15, 2008 |
The top players from the region's small colleges will be honored by the Herb Good Basketball Club on Monday. Nick Shattuck of Ursinus College yesterday was named the Philadelphia-area player of the year. He and seven others will be honored as the all-Philadelphia-area team. They are: Ed Braswell of Cheyney; Matt Byrnes of Rowan; Keith Dundas of the University of the Sciences; Dante Blanton-Holcombe of Lincoln; Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia University; Ian McCormick of Swarthmore; and Michael Sturns of Holy Family.
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.
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.
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.
February 4, 2012
A former high school wrestling star at the Haverford School, a three-year wrestler at Ursinus College, a bright light in his job at NBC10 - taken by cancer, age 25. A second Ursinus graduate, another former star wrestler, just starting a new career - dead in a car accident, age 24. Dan Glover lost control of his Buick LeSabre on a snow-slickened Pennsylvania Turnpike at 10:02 a.m. Jan. 21. He was making his way to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service...
November 20, 2014 |
Joseph H. Melrose Jr., 69, a former U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone, who was dispatched by the State Department to trouble spots after American embassies were bombed, died Saturday, Nov. 8, of complications following a fall. Mr. Melrose died at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He had lived in Washington, Oreland, and Collegeville. As ambassador to Sierra Leone in 2001, he helped bring peace to the nation, which had been involved in a civil war with revolutionary forces. He assisted with the Lomé Peace Accord, and helped uncover the connection between the illicit diamond trade and armed conflict.
November 21, 2010 |
F. Donald Zucker was a political science teacher at Ursinus College from 1958 to 1987. He was an unsuccessful antiwar candidate in the 1960s. He filed a lawsuit against the predecessor of Verizon that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. But he was also a cellist, a composer of classical music, and a founder of musical groups in Montgomery County. "He was doing music well before he retired," said his wife, Barbara, "but he retired when he was 59 to do music full time. " On Thursday, Nov. 11, Dr. Zucker, 82, died at his home in Lower Frederick, Montgomery County, of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2007.
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.