July 20, 2010
Age: 58 Born: Sept. 8, 1951, Boston. Education: Bachelor's degree from Clark University, a master's degree in psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D in social policy from Brandeis University. Job: Bought the Eagles from Norman Braman for $185 million in 1994. Previous jobs: President and chief executive officer of Chestnut Hill Productions, a Los Angeles-based film company he formed in 1985. Family: Lives in Wynnewood with wife Christina and their teenaged son and daughter.
July 8, 2010 |
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER There are many days in the spring and fall when folks bound for dismal cubicles in suffocating office buildings tell Jordon Jackson how much they envy him. As a Lower Merion Township trash man, Jackson is outdoors all day, on his feet, using and moving his body. But on Wednesday, those pasty-faced, soft-handed office dwellers were glad to be toiling in air-conditioned comfort while Jackson and his two crewmates on Truck 5916 heaved containers of odoriferous garbage and rubbish in the broiling heat that would top 100 degrees for the second day in a row. When the three began their shift at 7 a.m. at the township public-works complex in Penn Valley, the temperature and humidity seemed less oppressive than what they had had to deal with Tuesday.
July 4, 2010
Grant Calder teaches at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood 'It is a well known fact, that black people, upon certain days of publick jubilee, dare not be seen after twelve o'clock in the day . . . I allude particularly to the Fourth of July!"
June 22, 2010 |
One man was killed and another injured in a shootout Tuesday in West Philadelphia, police said. Police responded to the 1400 block of N. Edgewood St. in the Carroll Park neighborhood about 3:15 p.m. where they found a 19-year-old man shot in the head. Witnesses said he had been talking to a group of teenage girls before the shooting, then walked away. Gunfire broke out minutes later. He was taken the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 3:39, police said.
June 17, 2010 |
Edward S. Tycenski, 80, of Wynnewood, a New England high school baseball star and longtime Philadelphia TV cameraman, died of heart failure Monday, June 14, at Lankenau Hospital. Mr. Tycenski worked for WCAU-TV from 1966 until he retired in 1995, and was a news cameraman there from 1980. Born in Thomaston, Conn., Mr. Tycenski graduated from Thomaston High School in 1948. He earned an athletic scholarship to Boston University and received his bachelor's degree in communications in 1953.
May 18, 2010 |
Keith David Rice, 76, formerly of Upper Darby, a retired data-processing administrator for Independence Blue Cross and a civic leader, died of complications from liver disease Thursday, May 13, at home in Cape May Point, N.J. In 1954, Mr. Rice joined what is now Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia as an accounting clerk in the billing department. Several years later, he was among the employees tapped for training on the room-size IBM 650 computer system Blue Cross installed to help with record keeping.
May 7, 2010 |
Lucille Reilly Parry, 98, a retired kindergarten teacher, died of pneumonia Sunday, May 2, at the Quadrangle retirement community in Haverford. Mrs. Parry and her family moved to Wynnewood from Bergen County, N.J., in 1956 when her husband, Henry T. Parry, an AT&T executive, was transferred. By then, their daughter was a teenager and Mrs. Parry, who had taught physical education in New York as a young woman, returned to the classroom. She taught in a nursery school in Rosemont and then became a kindergarten teacher at Haverford Friends School.
April 21, 2010 |
Lawrence William Jamieson, 80, of Malvern, an insurance agent and Korean War veteran, died Wednesday, April 14, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester of complications from a stroke. Mr. Jamieson grew up in Wynnewood and graduated from Lower Merion High School, where he was a state champion gymnast. He attended Pennsylvania State University before enlisting in the Air Force. He flew combat missions in Korea as a navigator with the 34th Bomb Squadron. After his discharge, Mr. Jamieson earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State and then joined the insurance agency of his father, Charles, in Philadelphia.
February 16, 2010 |
Carl L. Leneis, 63, of Wynnewood, a transportation manager, died of heart failure Wednesday at home. The son of German immigrants, Mr. Leneis grew up in Olney and Narberth. He graduated from Harriton High School, where, in his senior year, he was captain of the crew, football, and basketball teams. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Delaware and met his future wife, Peggy Harmon, at a touch football game between his fraternity, Sigma Nu, and the residents of her dormitory.
January 28, 2010 |
Harold B. "Hal" Wheeler, 54, of New Hope, who spent 15 years developing the luxury condominium building 10 Rittenhouse Square, died of heart failure Monday at Doylestown Hospital. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Wheeler began assembling land for the 33-story building at 18th and Walnut Streets, which was completed in November. In 2004, he and his brother William formed a joint venture of Wheeler Bros. Holdings and a New Jersey firm, ARC Properties, and established ARCWheeler to build 10 Rittenhouse Square.