July 15, 2013 |
Diane Strassle and Marcy McGuire, Reiki practitioners from Gilda's Club Delaware Valley, greeted Patsy Walker kindly as she was wheeled into a conference room at Abington Memorial Hospital. This was to be her first experience with the Japanese healing art, an alternative treatment that uses gentle, sustained touch to transmit energy. Walker, a striking woman with long blond hair, was silent, her head down. "Take a deep breath," McGuire told her. "Let out all that tension. " "I have pancreatic cancer," Walker, 60, whispered.
March 8, 2013 |
Mary Louise Vitale, 62, of Center City, a former teacher and financial services worker who did volunteer work to help people affected by cancer, died Monday, March 4, of lung cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After a career in education and financial services, Ms. Vitale served as a volunteer at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. The organization, formerly known as the Wellness Community of Philadelphia, provides emotional and educational support for cancer patients and their loved ones.
May 26, 2012
Special Events Annual Tango Festival Featuring workshops, social dances & performances. Ruba Club, 416 Green St. $30-$250. Closes 5/27. Decorate-a-Cupcake Fridays Bakery provides chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, icing & all the toppings to make your own cupcake. Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-7374. Donations accepted; free 12 and under. Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household.
February 15, 2012 |
JUNIOUS Alexander Rhone Jr. was a computer whiz who didn't hesitate to share his skill with others. Not only family and friends benefited from knowing Jay - as he was called - but so did young people of middle and low incomes who otherwise would not have had access to the technological knowledge needed today to set them on successful career paths. Jay Rhone, a longtime employee of Comcast Cable, an operator of his own computer business, a dedicated trainer of others in the computer field, an activist in cancer-support programs, a devoted family man and an active churchman, died Feb. 7. He was 51 and lived in Upper Darby.
February 25, 2010 |
David W. Duemler, 46, of Marlborough Township, a company owner and former luge competitor, died Sunday at home after a four-year battle with cancer. Mr. Duemler graduated from Pennridge High School in Perkasie and from the former Spring Garden College in Philadelphia. He worked for Bethlehem Steel before establishing Demco Automation in Quakertown in 1989. The firm designs and makes systems for industries to improve production. He had extraordinary mechanical skills, said his wife, Lisa Dent Duemler.
September 10, 2009
DON'T BE SURPRISED if 610 WIP soon announces that former Eagle Ike Reese becomes a permanent co-host of Howard Eskin 's 3 to 7 p.m. show. We're told that Rob Ellis , of Comcast SportsNet, who guest-hosted with Eskin for a little while earlier this year, will take over Reese's 7-11 p.m. slot. WIP operations manager Andy Bloom told us yesterday he could neither confirm nor deny our information. Meanwhile, Angelo Cataldi and his morning crew beat 93.3 WMMR's Preston and Steve show in the coveted demo group of men 25-54 for the first time ever, according to the new Arbitron ratings.
April 5, 2007 |
Joan Snellenburg Frieder, 65, of Bala Cynwyd, a former marketing and personnel director, died of lung cancer yesterday at home. In 2000, Mrs. Frieder's husband, David, learned he had lung cancer. The couple's journey fighting his disease was chronicled in a video produced by the Wellness Community, a national nonprofit organization serving people with cancer and their families. The Frieders were active in the Philadelphia chapter. After her husband died in November 2005, Mrs. Frieder attributed her back pain to strain from caring for him. She developed other symptoms, and in July the same type of lung cancer her husband had was diagnosed.
November 14, 2005 |
David S. Frieder, 67, of Bala Cynwyd, a former sales executive and financial adviser who advocated for cancer patients, died of lung cancer Nov. 2 at his home. When Mr. Frieder was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, he became committed to bonding with his children and grandchildren, said his wife, Joan Snellenburg Frieder. He spent time with them in Bala and at their vacation home in Garrett County, Md., nicknamed "Camp David. " Between chemotherapy sessions, she said, he went whitewater rafting, hiked, golfed, attended ball games, and went out to dinner with his family.
May 9, 2005 |
The lung cancer support group meeting had been going on for some minutes when David and Joan Frieder walked nervously into the room. The news was grim. After years of almost continuous chemo, treatments that left David wretchedly ill but not cured, he could endure no more. "So I'm in hospice now," said the 66-year-old retired stockbroker from Bala Cynwyd, beginning to cry and waving at Joan to continue their story. Soon Joan was crying, too. "I felt sort of guilty coming here today," she said.
June 1, 2002 |
It was clear yesterday that Jill Eikenberry and her husband, Michael Tucker, have a well-rehearsed shtick. After all, they are actors, perhaps best known as Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz on the old TV series L.A. Law. But it was also clear, as they spoke from their hearts at the Wellness Community of Philadelphia's fourth annual conference, that they have learned more than most couples about cherishing one another through good times and bad,...