April 18, 2013
Dawn Klemash Age: 36 Where ya from?: Queen Village, where she moved 12 years ago from Wynnewood. She's originally from Wilkes-Barre. What do you do?: She's the director of Schwartz Preschool, which has 46 students in Queen Village. Said no to the suburbs: Although many families flee cities for suburban schools, Klemash and husband Ray Kresge, a social-studies teacher at Ben Franklin High, left Wynnewood when their son Jake was little because they felt the esteemed Lower Merion School District wasn't right for him. "We moved for kindergarten," said Klemash, whose son attends Meredith Elementary School in Queen Village.
March 10, 2013 |
John R. Boehringer, 82, of Wynnewood, an engineer and inventor who founded a biomedical engineering company, died Tuesday, March 5, of cancer at home. Mr. Boehringer's life was marked by an intellectual curiosity that led him to build a sailboat as a teen and to learn, in midlife, to fly airplanes. "He was always curious," said his daughter, Barbara McConnell. "He always wanted to learn new things. " In 1967, Mr. Boehringer, known as "Jack," founded Boehringer Associates, a consulting firm in Wynnewood specializing in cost-control management in manufacturing and hospital operations.
March 8, 2013 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Thursday it will sell or lease a large portion of the land occupied by the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, keeping 30 acres and some existing buildings for the college. Money from a sale will be used to "ensure the seminary's long-term sustainability," Archbishop Charles Chaput said in his weekly column. Like other seminaries, St. Charles Borromeo, which displays a grandiosity of a different era in some of its buildings, has seen enrollment declines.
January 20, 2013 |
Garnering support from as far away as Poland, two Main Line friends who launched an Internet-based fund-raising campaign Dec. 31 to enable them to fulfill their plans for a trench coat company committed to manufacturing in the United States surpassed their $15,000 goal Thursday night. In the process, American Trench has sold 15 coats, which are being made in Newark, N.J., and sell for $725, said cofounder Jacob Hurwitz of Wynnewood. An additional 57 people bought socks, which are produced by a knitting mill in Reading.
January 15, 2013 |
Jacob Hurwitz and David Neill are a couple of young Main Line guys who sit around in their free time and, they're not ashamed to admit, talk about trench coats. That usually happens when they're talking about the U.S. economy. Think one doesn't have to do with the other? The Wynnewood residents, friends since childhood, are out to show they do with American Trench. It is a company these otherwise employed men - Hurwitz, 33, at an energy firm; Neill, 40, at the family painting business - have developed to help revive the American manufacturing sector.
November 10, 2012 |
Heath Mirick Kennedy, 64, of Haverford, a teacher and animal lover, died Monday, Oct. 29, of a virus at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She had pancreatic cancer for more than two years. Mrs. Kennedy was born and lived most of her life at Hedgeley, her family's 37-acre estate in Wynnewood. When she was young, the menagerie included a donkey, a monkey, sheep, a dog, parrots, and her favorite - Siamese cats. She graduated from the Shipley School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Temple University in 1970, followed by a master's degree from Temple in 1972.
October 29, 2012 |
Edith Niedringhaus Phelan, 81, a company executive and former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, of cancer at her daughter Kathleen Sullivan's home in Wynnewood. For more than 55 years, Mrs. Phelan helped operate Nico Products, an architectural supply firm her father had established in Philadelphia. When her brother William "Bull" Niedringhaus was president of the company, she kept the books and served in many capacities, including as vice president and treasurer, her son John said.
August 20, 2012 |
Mary Elizabeth "Betts" Torrence Layman, 88, of Wynnewood, a volunteer who typed braille textbooks for the blind, assisted a kindergarten class, and donated time and expertise to garden organizations, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home of pulmonary fibrosis. A native of Chester, Ill., she earned a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., in 1945. The next year she married Daniel M. Layman. The couple lived in Philadelphia and Narberth before moving to Wynnewood in 1960.
August 16, 2012 |
Dorothy K. Phillips, 69, who practiced family law in the Philadelphia region for more than 30 years, died of cancer Monday, Aug. 13, at Saunders House, a long-term care center in Wynnewood. At Dorothy K. Phillips & Associates, the Philadelphia firm where she practiced until early 2012, "she always tried to foster reconciliation before filing for divorce," her daughter, Bethann Schaffzin, said Tuesday. Ms. Phillips wrote a monthly column, "Domestic Disputes," for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly through the last decade, her daughter said.