March 30, 2015 |
Francis J. Haas, 76, of West Sadsbury Township, a builder, civic leader, and fire company official, died Friday, March 20, of cancer in the family home he built. Mr. Haas was perhaps best known as chairman of the Chester County Township Board of Supervisors and chairman of the Keystone Valley Fire District, a fire company network he helped create. Mr. Haas, born in Philadelphia, was the only child of Frank L. and Margaret Halligan Haas. He was reared in Southwest Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School in 1957.
March 28, 2015 |
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
February 19, 2015 |
Saladworks , the Conshohocken restaurant chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Delaware and is hunting for new owners. All locations remain open, spokeswoman Gail Scardapane , wife of founder John Scardapane , told me. The company hopes the move resolves the long-running struggle between John Scardapane, the founder and chairman, and investor Vernon Hill , who founded Commerce Bank and Britain's Metro Bank P.L.C. Saladworks hired SSG Advisors , the West Conshohocken investment bank that specializes in selling troubled companies, to search for buyers or investors.
October 24, 2014 |
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.
July 25, 2014 |
The man accused of breaking into a Gulph Mills home this week, tying up a woman, and then forcing her fiance to get him money from an ATM has confessed to that and another burglary in Upper Merion Township, Police Chief Thomas Nolan said. Keith Darrin Morrison, 24, of Philadelphia, allegedly broke into a Holstein Road home around 8 a.m. Tuesday after taking a SEPTA train to the neighborhood and walking to a house. Inside, he was confronted by the man who owned the home, police said.
December 15, 2013 |
BRYN MAWR A tennis coach at a Main Line Catholic girls school was arrested Friday on charges that he kissed a 15-year-old player and sent her inappropriate text messages over a period of months. Charles "Ty" Meredith, 52, coached tennis at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr until he was fired after the investigation began in October, school officials said. Meredith's attorney, James Freeman of Phoenixville, said, "His position is there is absolutely no merit to the allegations.
September 28, 2013 |
Don't feel too stupid if you lose money to a financial fraudster. Even the smartest Wall Street hedge funds get taken sometimes. A West Conshohocken businessman, Richard Shusterman, and three others were indicted this month for allegedly committing wire fraud and swindling millions from Wall Street hedge funds. Specifically, the indictment alleges that between July 2008 and March 2010, Shusterman and his accomplices lied to investors and inflated prices of medical and hospital debts they purchased, then used the phantom profits to raise money from new investors.
September 13, 2013 |
Not since Philadelphia's Great Steakhouse Rush of 2008-2009 has Center City seen the luxe grandeur of Ocean Prime , which opened this week at 15th and Sansom Streets (124 S. 15th St., 215-563-0163), a $5 million build-out of the former Roy's. This is the 10th Ocean Prime for restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, who owns about 20 restaurants nationwide. Entrees start at $27 for chicken and top at $47 for twin lobster tails. Opens 4 p.m. daily. Siggie is back Old-timers may remember Helen Sigel Wilson, one of the city's most decorated amateur golfers of the 1940s and 1950s, who made her living with the restaurants Helen Sigel Wilson's in Center City and L'Auberge in Wayne.
August 23, 2013 |
The Wistar Institute said it has received a $1.5 million grant from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust of West Conshohocken to endow a professorship in cancer research. Wistar, a medical-research center in University City, said it has been a regular recipient of research grants from the W.W. Smith trust for more than 30 years. The trust, established through the will of William Wykoff Smith, an oil company executive who died in 1976, made $9.8 million in grants in the year ended June 30, 2013, according to its website.