May 21, 2014 |
Shraga Berenfeld, 73, of Philadelphia, an architect known for his eco-friendly buildings here and abroad, died Friday, May 16, of respiratory arrest at Hahnemann University Hospital. Born in Siberia, Mr. Berenfeld moved to Israel and then to the United States in 1964. After a stay in New York, he came to the Philadelphia area. Working for most of the time under the company name Design and Build Architects in Wynnewood, Mr. Berenfeld spent more than three decades doing design and construction work.
May 19, 2014 |
Marion Dagit Muldoon, 86, of Wynnewood and New York City, a volunteer known for her work with Alcoholics Anonymous, died Saturday, May 10, of an upper respiratory infection at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Although Mrs. Muldoon's vocation was real estate sales, she earned a higher profile for her volunteer activities on behalf of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Program. "She was a legend around the country for her guidance, support, and notes of encouragement," her family said in a tribute.
May 3, 2014 |
William W. Wilson, 97, a neurologist and psychiatrist, died Sunday, April 27, of cardiopulmonary arrest at his home in Wynnewood. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Wilson graduated from William Penn Charter School, Princeton University in 1938, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine four years later. He interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia General Hospital. From 1943 to 1947, he was a Navy flight surgeon deployed to the South Pacific.
April 13, 2014 |
WYNNEWOOD Seven-year-old Freida Atkins has spent days in her Wynnewood home packaging macaroons to send to Jewish soldiers overseas in time for Passover, though she's allergic to them herself. Freida is also plagued by idiopathic anaphylaxis, a rare, life-threatening disease in which a wide range of substances can trigger severe allergic reactions. But that hasn't stopped her. She is a Girl Scout. Inspired by her family's Chabad Lubavitch background, and driven to add to her growing collection of 18 Girl Scout badges, she packaged and sorted 160 cans filled with macaroons to give to Jewish soldiers in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany, and Qatar who are looking for some holiday spirit during Passover, which starts Monday night.
April 11, 2014 |
Raymond T. Bowman, 105, of Wynnewood, a businessman and former steward at an exclusive golf club, died Tuesday, April 1, of heart failure. Mr. Bowman, the grandson of a slave, was a steward and waiter at Pine Valley, a club 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia in Camden County that caters to the famous. Mr. Bowman began working there in the 1920s, and often was on duty 18 hours a day, six days a week, he told reporter Frank Fitzpatrick in a 2013 Inquirer article. "It was all private," Mr. Bowman said.
March 13, 2014 |
Blaine Alison Steinberg, 20, of Wynnewood, an accomplished athlete whose positive attitude and openness inspired those who knew her, died Friday, March 7, of a heart attack in Hanover, N.H. Ms. Steinberg, a junior at Dartmouth College, played lacrosse and soccer at William Penn Charter School - winning accolades as a U.S. lacrosse academic All-American in 2010 and 2011. She was a member of the lacrosse team at Dartmouth. More that 1,500 people, including three busloads from Penn Charter, remembered her Monday during services at Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim in Wynnewood.
February 24, 2014 |
Marga Forester, 90, of Wynnewood, a Holocaust survivor who escaped from Nazi Germany to England on the famous Kindertransport, died Sunday, Feb. 9, of a heart attack at home. Mrs. Forester, the former Marga Levy, was married to fellow Holocaust survivor Frank Forester, who died of respiratory failure Dec. 3, also at home in Wynnewood. He was 88. They were together 69 years. As children - she was 16, he was 13 - the two left Germany on separate Kindertransports, the rescue effort in which Britain agreed to take in 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland when the Nazis were gaining power.
January 31, 2014 |
HARRISBURG A 1950s-era bank building in Montgomery County and a famous boxing venue in Philadelphia are among the treasured Pennsylvania sites most endangered by development, according to a state preservation group. The Public Federal Savings Bank, a 1951 modernist structure in Lower Merion Township, and the Legendary Blue Horizon, the boxing arena in North Philadelphia, were among nine properties named Wednesday by Preservation Pennsylvania on its annual list of endangered structures worth fighting to keep.
November 23, 2013 |
WYNNEWOOD A 63-year-old Wynnewood man might have been a victim of "knockout game," a violent activity on the rise in cities around the country, police say. Lower Merion Township police said Thursday that they had arrested two Philadelphia 19-year-olds who allegedly assaulted the man late last month as he was walking his dog in the area of Twin Oaks and Rock Glen Drives in Wynnewood. Police said the victim, who suffered minor injuries in the Oct. 29 incident, saw a man run by him, then a second man walking toward him. "A moment later," police said in a statement, "one male walked up to him and punched him in the mouth, knocking him to the ground.
October 14, 2013 |
A memorial will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, for John A. Whereat, 55, a longtime Philadelphia sculptor, who died Saturday, Aug. 31, of heart failure at his home in Roxborough. The memorial is planned for 10 a.m. at the Radnor Friends Meeting House, Conestoga and Sproul Roads, his family announced last week. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Narberth, Mr. Whereat earned a bachelor's degree and, later, a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of his work, done in a garage on Spring Lane, is in private collections along the East Coast.