February 21, 2016 |
Alverna A. McCabe, 92, of Doylestown, a secretary and the matriarch of a large family, died Sunday, Feb. 14, of pneumonia at her home in Pine Run Health Center. The linchpins of Mrs. McCabe's life were family and her Catholic faith. Born in North Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Mekel. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Vilnius, Lithuania; her mother, born in Philadelphia, was of Irish descent. Mrs. McCabe was reared in West Oak Lane and graduated from Germantown High School in 1942.
December 22, 2015
Phoenixville Community Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports education in Phoenixville, has named Shannon Burgess, owner of Valley Forge Eye Care, and Jennifer Hahn, volunteer and chair of the foundation's winter fund-raiser, to its board. The Joseph Fund, a Camden-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Ministries of St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral, has named Ed Hutchinson president of its board. He is a founding member of the fund and is president and a principal of Hutchinson Cos. Michael S. Bowman, president and CEO of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, has been named to the 2016 board of directors for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia The Media Theatre has elected Kate Jaffe as board chair.
October 30, 2015 |
SYRINGES remind Mike Armstrong of his dark, dope-sick days. The times he injected heroin into his veins and prayed for death. And the days he lost four close friends, one after another, when they overdosed. For parents like Valerie Fiore, syringes trigger the memory of finding her lifeless son in the basement of her Warrington, Bucks County, home May 31, 2014, after his last fix. Anthony was just 24. So Fiore and Armstrong are among scores of others who are incensed that Halloween Syringe Pens, which resemble hypodermic needles, are being sold and marketed to children ages 4 and older.
September 13, 2015 |
The former Archbishop Wood High School basketball coach fired last year for his presence at an attack on a gay couple in Center City filed notice Friday that he will sue the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging slander. The notice of the impending lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court by Francis McGlinn against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput; the archdiocese; and its spokesman, Kenneth A. Gavin. The legal notice to sue does not include the complaint, which would outline the reason for the lawsuit, but it clearly involves statements made by Gavin last September after three graduates of Wood were arrested in the Sept.
August 18, 2015 |
James F. Warrington was a member of the La Salle College basketball team that beat the University of Dayton, 75-64, to win the 1952 National Invitation Tournament. Although he was on the bench for that game, Mr. Warrington, a freshman guard, played in 14 of La Salle's 31 games that 1951-52 season, and scored 30 points for the season, the ninth best on the 14-member team, records on a sports website show. The NIT championship team was later named to the La Salle Hall of Athletes.
July 5, 2015 |
Karen Warrington is anything but a shrinking violet. She resists categories. Early on, back in the 1950s and 1960s, she studied dance with Sydney King and then became a member of Arthur Hall's Afro American Dance Ensemble. Always interested in writing and communication and politics, she moved into journalism, becoming news director for WDAS radio, and has been an off-and-on reporter and talk host on black radio in the city for nearly 40 years. From 1984 to 1992, she was press secretary for Mayor W. Wilson Goode.
July 2, 2015 |
The first morning in their new house, Rob woke up at 6:30 to find the lights on. He'd conked out before midnight the night before, after a day of hauling boxes, arranging furniture, and trying to occupy their kids - Taylor, then 4, and 2-year-old Savanna. Tina, it turned out, had never gone to sleep. She had spent all night arranging clothes in drawers, positioning picture frames on the walls, clambering up to the attic. She'd done 15 loads of laundry. It was Mother's Day, May 10. Their third child was due, via scheduled C-section, on the 14th.
June 17, 2015 |
LOUISE FAIRLEY CLAY was serious about entertaining, as evidenced by the 20 sets of china she accumulated over the years. But the dinners she loved to host featured more than good food. They featured laughter. "Laughter was a distinct feature of her dinner parties," said her granddaughter, Leah Smiley. "No games, no drama, no arguing, just good old-fashioned jesting. "It was easy to get offended at those family functions, but Louise would gracefully direct our attention and laughter toward herself.
May 23, 2015 |
Mary Gillin Williams, 62, of Warrington, who fought back from a series of illnesses beginning in 1972 to live an active life as a social worker, teacher and mother, died Friday, May 15, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications after a liver transplant. Born in Mayfair, Mrs. Williams grew up in Upper Darby and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1971. While attending Villanova University in 1972, she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. After treatment, she went into remission in 1976.
December 7, 2014 |
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, for William Collier, 80, of Buckingham Township, a teacher and firefighter who died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Doylestown Hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 11 a.m. service will take place at the Bux-Mont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 W. Street Rd., Warrington. Burial is private. "Bill," as he was called, first taught in the Maple Shade School District in 1957. Later, he joined the Hatboro-Horsham School District and spent 37 years as a social studies teacher.