July 22, 2015 |
WHEN DOROTHY Donnelly Caparella found out she was qualified to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, she wasn't impressed. Turns out an ancestor on her father's side of the family, Francis Stimmel, fought in the Revolutionary War, enabling Dottie to become a member of the iconic DAR, long a passionate promoter of patriotism and the American way. Dottie was not impressed. It wasn't that Dottie lacked interest in her family history. She was a devoted family matriarch who always put her family's needs ahead of her own. But the DAR didn't interest her. Dorothy L. Donnelly Caparella, one-time part owner of a hearing-aid store in Southampton, a dedicated traveler who was frequently on the go, often looking for a place where she could get a good meal, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Friday.
May 31, 2015 |
Warminster Township has agreed to pay $650,000 to the family of an 89-year-old woman mistakenly killed by police during a wild shootout at a Street Road apartment complex two years ago, according to a copy of the settlement. The agreement, reached last fall, absolves the township and its police department of blame in the death of Marie Zienkewicz, who was struck in a shoulder by an officer's bullet in February 2013 while a neighbor was shooting at police. As part of the settlement, Warminster agreed to provide its officers with "critical incident training.
March 18, 2015 |
When Trevor Newman left home for a nearby Burger King on New Year's Day 2013, the teen took a shortcut across some SEPTA tracks. He never made it to the other side, becoming the fifth person killed on the same stretch of the West Trenton line in Langhorne, Bucks County. SEPTA denies responsibility, filing a motion last week to dismiss a civil suit filed by Newman's grandparents. The family claims that SEPTA and track-owner CSX failed to take lifesaving measures, such as erecting a fence, in an area notorious for illegal crossings.
February 11, 2015 |
Irv Segal, 81, of Warminster, formerly of Elkins Park, a pioneer in the development of social and recreational programs for special populations, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, of kidney failure at Abington Hospice in Warminster. In the 1960s, Mr. Segal, a licensed social worker, founded one of the earliest socialization programs for those with special needs, and in 1972, he branched out by founding the Guided Tour Inc. The social agency, believed by his family to be one of the first of its kind, took thousands of adults with developmental and physical challenges on supervised vacations in the United States and throughout the world.
November 18, 2014 |
A Hatboro man with a history of mental-health treatment admitted Monday to sending a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a man dating his ex-girlfriend. And Nicholas Todd Helman's journey through the Bucks County court system is hardly over. He is facing new charges that allege he plotted from jail to kill the Warminster detective investigating the ricin case and kidnap the deputy district attorney prosecuting it, telling a former cellmate to rip out the attorney's tongue.
October 19, 2014 |
Darwin M. "Dobby" Dobson, 89, of Upper Southampton Township, a longtime teacher and civic leader, died Saturday, Oct. 11, of cancer at home. Mr. Dobson lived in the same house in Upper Southampton for 61 years. "He built it in 1953 from the ground up," said his son Darwin J. The elder Mr. Dobson served as a member of the township's zoning board. He was elected to two terms on the Board of Supervisors and spent 13 years helping to run the Upper Southampton Municipal Authority. In all, he logged 31 years of service to the township.
July 27, 2014
ISSUE | GOVERNING What if Washington closed for business? Though both state and federal governments are the targets of the offensive that E.J. Dionne calls "conservatism's increasingly ferocious opposition to government," the preponderance of these rants are hurled against the federal government ("Populist and pro-business," July 22). So it's worth recalling the benefits of our central government, effects that obviously safeguard and enhance the lives of all. The federal government keeps the air, water, and food supply free of contamination.
June 12, 2014 |
Howard Glickman, 80, formerly of Elkins Park, an accountant for more than half a century, died Tuesday, June 3, of autoimmune kidney disease at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Mr. Glickman's career in accounting and tax preparation lasted from August 1958 to December 2010, a total of 52 years and five months. He specialized in providing services to small and medium-sized companies. "He really liked being able to go around and help his business clients. He became friends with many of them," said his daughter Jacqui Ioli.
March 24, 2014 |
Government reports about the residential-construction industry suggest the new-home market is recovering quite well. Anthony E. Maras readily agrees and, as K. Hovnanian Homes' area president for Pennsylvania and South Jersey, he has the numbers to prove it. Since taking his post at K. Hovnanian in June after eight years with Heritage Building Group, first as general counsel, then as president of the home-building side, Maras says he's "been...
February 20, 2014 |
Leroy Cohen, 86, of Ambler, a World War II veteran and later a businessman, died Sunday, Feb. 16, of sepsis at Abington Hospice Care in Warminster. Mr. Cohen was proud to be a member of the "Greatest Generation," the men and women who participated in World War II. Mr. Cohen was born in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. As a child, he developed an enthusiasm for flying and began building model airplanes. He graduated from Central High School in June 1945. "Lee's hobby is model airplane building, and his objective is the Army Air Corps," his yearbook entry read.