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GASSER, ROBERT C. "BOBBY | Obituaries  Cape May County Herald

GASSER, ROBERT C. “BOBBY”Robert C. “Bobby” Gasser had an early morning tee time with God, Arnold Palmer, and Chuck Bednarik on May 7, 2019.



ETTA A. SPIELMANN  GoErie.com

Etta A. Spielmann Etta A. Spielmann of Warminster, Pa., died Monday, April 29, 2019, at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health. She was 93. Etta was born Dec.



Olney Charter's Jason Lawson making a difference at his alma mater  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jason Lawson was an outstanding basketball player at Olney High School where he was a first-team All-Public League standout in 1992.



JOHN C. CLAUSS  GoErie.com

John C. Clauss John "Jack" C. Clauss, beloved husband, father of three boys and Pop Pop to six grandchildren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 30, ...



Taking a school ‘to a new level’: In Kensington, this leader shines  Philly.com

Our school is a safety net for the entire city,” said Nimet Eren, principal of Kensington Health Sciences Academy.



All-Public League basketball team selected | Sports  The Philadelphia Tribune

It was another exciting basketball season in the Philadelphia Public League. Imhotep Charter won its third consecutive league championship and the Panthers ...



Who are Philly’s best principals? Here are the 2019 Lindback Award winners.  Philly.com

The Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award is given annually to Philadelphia School District school leaders “who have made significant leadership ...



Council approves bills for ‘Fair Workweek’ and $15/hr. wage hike  Philly.com

For those fighting for the scheduling bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Kenney, it's the culmination of nearly a year's worth of raising ...



SRC votes not to renew Olney and Stetson charters  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Nearly two years after receiving initial recommendations, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday night not to renew two Renaissance charters – Olney ...



First hearings held for nine proposed new charters | The  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Eight management companies seeking to open nine new charter schools in Philadelphia made their initial pitches on Monday to a hearing officer for the School ...



Leonard L. Mason Jr., 67, former benefits counselor | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Leonard L. Mason Jr., a former benefits counselor for Aon Insurance Corporation, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He was 67 ...



Jeannette F. Maitin, 91, advocate for Montgomery County’s developmentally disabled  Philly.com

Jeannette F. Maitin, 91, of Meadowbrook, a forceful advocate for the developmentally disabled, died Sunday, March 31, of pneumonia at Holy Redeemer ...



Audit: Aspira charter schools lack transparency, accountability | FOX 29 News Philadelphia  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

A new audit finds a lack of governance by charter school boards allowed Philadelphia-based operator Aspira Inc. to manage public funds without sufficient ...



After School Fight, Boy Sends Threatening Gun Texts to Girl: Philadelphia Police  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police arrested a 16-year-old student after a school fight escalated into a smartphone gun threat.



Volunteers Give North Philly Cancer Patient A Home Makeover  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Inside the 3400 block of North Front Street in North Philadelphia, crews worked. “He's been ...



Carol Wacker, 84, Philadelphia school administrator  Philly.com

Carol A. Wacker, 84, a longtime Philadelphia School District teacher and administrator, died Saturday, May 5, from complications of chronic obstructive ...



School Reform Commission To Shut Down Troubled Philadelphia Charter, Begins Process To Close 2 Others  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The School Reform Commission has decided to shut down one troubled Philadelphia charter, and begin the process of closing two ...



Harold Preston is quietly crushing the field (and perception) of an elite extreme obstacle racer  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

To call Harold Preston a proud individual is vastly understating Harold Preston.



SRC denies six charters and approves one with conditions  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

UPDATED 2:51 pm Friday. The School Reform Commission denied six of seven applications for new charter schools on Thursday, heeding evaluations by the ...



North Philly native: 'I'm up to the task of creating tolerance'  The Philadelphia Tribune

Those who know Chad Dion Lassiter weren't surprised to hear on the first day of his new job last month as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human ...



Police: 16-year-old girl stabbed after large fight in Olney  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say a 16-year-old girl was stabbed after a large fight in the city's Olney section.



Olney has 4 on All-Public roster after championship season  The Philadelphia Tribune

It has been a tremendous year for Olney Charter High School's baseball team. Olney defeated Frankford, 4-1, on May 31 at Richie Ashburn Field to win the ...



ELSIE D. PATTINSON  Bucks County Courier Times

Elsie D. "Oma" Pattinson of Souderton died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Grand View Hospital. She was 72. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late ...



DIANE RUDOLPH BYERS  Burlington County Times

Diane Rudolph Byers, a resident of Gloria Dei Farms in Hatboro, Pa., formerly of Willow Grove, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. She was 89. She was the ...



Alice Regina Foye, 63, a community advocate | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alice Regina Foye, who was a community advocate, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was 63.



Alexander Evans, 65, jazz musician | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alexander Evans, the founder of the Alexander Evans Jazz Quartet, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. He was 65.



Danilo Burgos: A new leader in North Philadelphia  AL DIA News

Danilo Burgos, a Dominican-American who has lived in North Philadelphia most of his life, aims to build trust and improve the quality of life in his community.



The times and life of WEB Du Bois at Penn  Penn: Office of University Communications

In 1896, Du Bois was appointed an assistant instructor at Penn and began his investigation of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia—research that he would turn ...



Former Aspira principal alleged misuse of federal funds  Philly.com

A former charter school principal alleged in a lawsuit, since withdrawn, that Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania misused $1.2 million in federal funds meant for laptops, ...



Valedictorians find success despite school-choice struggles  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Janette Rivera, the 2010 valedictorian of Kensington High School of Business and Finance, knows the difference between a good school and one that is not so ...



Drexel Mourns the Passing of HOFer Stanley Dlugosz  Drexel Dragons

MORRISVILLE, Pa. - Stanley Dlugosz, a 1960 graduate of Drexel University and a member of the Janet E. and Barry C. Burkholder Athletics Hall of Fame, ...



Cabrini's Tyheim Monroe to wrap up college career in D3 All-Star Game  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tyheim Monroe has recently wrapped up a marvelous basketball career at Cabrini University. Monroe, an Olney Charter High product, will have an opportunity ...



Clowns Causing Chaos Through Social Media  Philadelphia Public Record

The month of October is known for bringing out fictional ghouls and goblins from and into all walks of life. But, as a rash of menacing clown threats have made ...



MARVIN LEONARD PORTNEY - Obituaries  Bucks County Courier Times

Marvin L. Portney left the world on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was 85. Marvin was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and lived there until his parents and sister, Annette, ...



Cheryl Arrington Roebuck, 56, wife of Pa. Rep. James Roebuck  The Philadelphia Tribune

Cheryl Arrington Roebuck, 56, a talented musician, former teacher and the wife of state Rep. James Roebuck Jr. (D-188), died Saturday, June 4, 2016.



Dale-Marie McFadden, 61, jewelry designer | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dale-Marie McFadden, a jewelry designer and retired employee of the Goochland Women's Correctional Center, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was 61.



Pastor David Ross, 86  Herald-Mail Media

Pastor David Ross, 86 Pastor David William Ross, age 86, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at his home, with his beloved wife ...



New SRC member: "My heart is with traditional public schools"  Philly.com

Christopher McGinley's grandmother was a cleaning lady at Olney High School. On Wednesday, McGinley was named by Mayor Kenney to a seat on the School ...



Deceived students still struggling with fallen Star Career Academy  Philly.com

Yo, Sandi Gibson. I have a question for you. How do you sleep at night? How do you manage to nod off in your $582000 Mt. Laurel home – the one with the ...



Rayna Goldfarb, longtime teacher in Phila. schools  Philly.com

Rayna Block Goldfarb, 70, of Bryn Mawr, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia School District, died Saturday, March 5, of cancer at the Hospital of the University ...



Clown accounts threaten Philly schools on social media  PhillyVoice.com

Breaking news update, 12:55 p.m. Monday: Philadelphia police say they have identified a 13-year-old girl who participated in the posting of the social media ...



She Was My Go-To Person - The Bliss Blog  Beliefnet

Today would have been my mother Selma's 95th birthday. Hard to imagine that I have been honoring her arrival on the planet coming up on nine years after she ...



Louis G. Malissa, 93, executive who built ventilation-parts firm  Philly.com

Mr. Malissa was a giant of a man. At 6-feet-6 inches, he could be seen in any crowd, and his great height, as well as his ambition and easy way with people, ...



Marty Portnoy, 92, longtime Philly bandleader  Philly.com

The Marty Portnoy Orchestra, a longtime fixture in Center City ballrooms and thousands of events around the region, played at the Liberty Medal ceremonies for ...



Les Waas, legend in advertising, known for jingles  Philly.com

Local advertising legend Les Waas, 94, the man responsible for two of the most recognizable tunes ever heard in Philadelphia - the Mr. Softee jingle and ...



Rahim Thompson gives Philly youth an outdoor league of their own  Philly.com

In the spring of 2002, Rahim Thompson got away from the big city, and took a cruise.



Profiles in excellence: Lindback honors top district teachers  Philly.com

Tara Ann Carter had planned to become a college professor, but thanks to a confluence of unexpected events, she is happily teaching English and African ...



What do you know about W.E.B. DuBois and his connection to Philadelphia? Here's a primer for a 'Year of DuBois  Philly.com

Philadelphia's "Year of DuBois," will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. DuBois, author of The Souls of Black Folks who in 1899 published the ...



Marilyn Price Birnhak, 85, Weight Watchers of Philadelphia president and local philanthropist  Philly.com

Marilyn Price Birnhak, 85, of Bala Cynwyd, founder and longtime president of Weight Watchers of Philadelphia Inc. and a local philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan ...



The Parent Trip: Keegan Hart and Kareem Garner of Roxborough  Philly.com

People scoff when she tells them, but Keegan swears the story is true: She fell for Kareem even before she saw his face.



West Chester Real Estate Icon Stan Zukin Passes Away At Age 77  West Chester, PA Patch

West Chester's Stan Zukin Passes At 77 - West Chester, PA - West Chester's Stan Zukin, an influential real estate developer, pharmacist, and beloved figure in ...



Ronald Hopkins-Bey II, 49, aide to city councilwoman  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ronald Hopkins-Bey II, a constituent services and transportation associate for City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was ...



Obituary: Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O.  Plant City Observer

Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O.. Share This Post. Facebook · Pinterest · Twitter · Linkedin. Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O., died peacefully Dec.



'Pixanne' actress, Temple grad Jane Norman dies at 83  PhillyVoice.com

Jane Norman Beazley, the Philadelphia native and Temple University graduate who starred as "Pixanne" on the sixties-era WCAU-TV children's show, died ...



- Work by artist, 82, transformed into 'heartfelt poetry'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear Now I am the first to admit that I am not an art expert. The most I can say is that I had some excellent courses in art appreciation with an.



Central soccer coach, a Philly native, found his calling in Uganda  Philly.com

Josh Trott spent some rewarding years teaching and coaching soccer at a boarding school in African nation.



Chad Dion Lassiter walks the talk against racism in America  Philly.com

CHAD DION Lassiter is one opinionated dude. You may have read his musings on local news pages or heard him express them on TV. Recently, he was on ...



The Men of Mitchell Elementary: Young lives striving for something better  Philly.com

One in an occasional series. AMIR CURRY lives next door to a scarred and slouching house that has been vacant nearly all of his 14 years. It's a trash-strewn ...



Cathy Janson  Burlington County Times

Cathy Janson, a Bucks County artist, illustrator, and teacher died following an apparent heart attack while at her home on Martha's Vineyard on Sunday, Sept.



Esther C. Bonnet, longtime volunteer who focused on schoolchildren and the elderly  Baltimore Sun

Esther C. Bonnet, a longtime advocate of causes of the elderly who was a founding member of Action in Maturity and worked to improve the Barclay Elementary ...



Victor Bailey, 56, Weather Report bassist who battled ALS  Philly.com

Victor Bailey, 56, a former Olney resident who gained acclaim as a virtuoso electric bassist for the jazz fusion band Weather Report, died Friday, Nov.



- 'Million Dollar Scholar' gets a deal on ABC-TV's 'Shark Tank'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear My wife, who is now retired, was a guidance counselor for years at Olney High School, whose huge student population of about 3000 is made up.



Penn Graduate School of Education's VAST Life Program Is Life Changing  Penn: Office of University Communications

On four Saturdays this spring, Sharon Thomas has made the hour-long drive from Hatboro to the University of Pennsylvania with a strong sense of urgency and ...



Deaths in Central Florida: 10/29  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Lower Betty J., 84, of Grand Island, died ...



Teen fatally struck by vehicle in Hunting Park  6abc.com

Police say DUI charges are pending after a teen boy was struck and killed in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.



He's beating the odds  Blinq

On a gray morning, Deion Barnes rolls out of his narrow bed with an hour commute and four hours of lifting, running, blocking, and passing on the horizon.



Albert John 'Jack' Snite Jr., 68, 'passionate' retired judge  Philly.com

Albert John Snite Jr., 68, of East Falls, a retired Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, of complications from lung cancer at his ...



Federal appeals court orders a new trial in 1991 murder of 17-year-old girl killed for her earrings  Philly.com

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Philadelphia man sentenced to die for the 1991 murder of a teenage girl who was killed for her earrings should be ...



Mirror, Mirror: At the Gallery, human hair from a machine  Philly.com

Passersby couldn't help but stop and watch Marvin Kilgore one recent Saturday morning as he filled a vending machine in the Gallery with packages of human ...



Ronald Bianco, founder of N.J. canning company  Philly.com

When Ronald Bianco was growing up, he liked spending summers working on the Woodbury Heights dairy farm of his aunt and uncle, Ethel and Pat Bianco.



Derek Green, a City Council newcomer with a familiar face  The Philadelphia Tribune

At–large councilman–elect Derek Green, a longtime city government operative but first–time elected official, is probably best known for his work as legislative ...



Bucks Draft Workout - 6/11/2015  Bucks.com

Some players with local ties highlight Thursday's draft workout. Kevon Looney who played at UCLA is a native of Milwaukee and Matt Carlino played his senior ...



Obituary: Ervin Bickley Jr., 92, fromer New Canaan resident, co-founder of Family Fourth, bicentennial chairman  New Canaan Advertiser

Ervin Felton Bickley, Jr., formerly of New Canaan and Sanibel, Fla., died peacefully at his home in Redding on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Born June 1, 1921, Mr. Bickley ...



Philadelphia Baseball All-Time Native Roster  Philadelphia Baseball Review

A roster composed of the greatest baseball players born in the Philadelphia region. Authored by the Philadelphia Baseball Review.



George Faraghan  Burlington County Times

George Faraghan, a nationally recognized commercial photographer, inventor, and World War II veteran, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at his home in ...



Accuser: I was pressured to blame wrong man  Philly.com

On an unseasonably warm December night just days before Christmas 1990, Donna Benjamin was looking for her next high. She approached a long driveway ...



Real life Rosie the Riveter recalls her life during World War II  Main Line

Media >> June Robbins eyes sparkle as she recounts what it was like to be a young woman in Philadelphia during World War II.



Inside city, many choices for next Phila. police commissioner  The Philadelphia Tribune

The choice of who will succeed Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will be made by the next mayor of Philadelphia when he or she enters office in January.



Bernie Lemonick, former Penn football all-American, dies at 87  Philly.com

Bernie Lemonick, 87, of Jenkintown, a Penn football all-American who returned as defensive line coach to help Penn win its first Ivy League title in 1959, died ...



Comcast Awards $187,000 In Scholarships To 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...



POLS ON THE STREET: Will Write-Ins Win the Day for Honkala?  Philadelphia Public Record

Dan Muroff, Democratic 9th Ward Leader, was inundated with candidates at his Chestnut Hill reception. A happy surprise was the entry of Jim Crumlish, Esq., ...



Stan Zukin of Zukin Realty dies at 77 | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Stanford Roland “Stan” Zukin, who helped spark the borough's revitalization, has died at the age of 77.



Lewis Becker, law professor at Villanova  Philly.com

Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma ...



Reading School District hires new superintendent  Reading Eagle

It's official: The Reading School District has a new man at the helm.The Reading School Board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Dr. Khalid N. Mu.



Robert F. Jones Of Beach Haven Park Dies At 90  Patch.com

Robert F. Jones - also known as Buster, Big Bob, Daddy-O, Ozzie and The Mayor of 98th Street - passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family after a ...



CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Philly Police officials answered your questions  WPVI-TV

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and his Deputy Commissioners took your questions LIVE on 6abc.com.



James Dennis Murder Conviction Overturned After 21 Years; Read the Judge’s Ruling Here  Philadelphia Magazine

A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a man who's been on death row for the past 21 years, finding that his conviction in the death of a teenager killed ...



Harvey Portner reflects on 27 years as Cheltenham commissioner  Montgomery Newspapers

CHELTENHAM >> After nearly three decades of *service* to his constituents in La Mott, west Elkins Park and Wyncote, the longest-serving Democrat ...



Aria: We didn't follow procedures  Philadelphia Daily News

Staff at Aria Health's Frankford campus violated hospital policy by not checking on Joaquin Rivera before he died in the emergency room in November, a top ...



Long-suffering Phillies fans were rewarded 65 years ago today with National League pennant by 'Whiz Kids'  Allentown Morning Call

These days, images of the Philadelphia Phillies playing in the World Series seem like such distant memories, though in reality, it was only six years ago that the ...



OUT AND ABOUT IN DELCO: Baby Boomers pay tribute to 'Pixanne'  Delco News Network

When I was a little kid growing up in the 1950s and '60s, many parents, including mine, didn't limit television watching. I guess they figured that we ran around ...



1922: The psychiatrist who did not, repeat did not, deny ADHD is born  Haaretz

August 8, 1922, is the birthdate of Leon Eisenberg, the psychiatrist and medical educator who was one of the first physicians in the world to study autism ...



Edith Steinbauer, 78; helped run Greenhouse One - The Boston Globe  Boston Globe

Edith Tomlin Steinbauer, who with her husband helped to run the former Boylston Street fixture Greenhouse One, died June 6 in her Wellington, Fla., home of ...



2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored – The Philly Soccer Page  The Philly Soccer Page

Photo: Tom Keenan. A rich soccer tradition continued earlier this month as Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Soccer Hall of Fame celebrated their 68th annual ...



Woodbury music educator to retire  Gloucester County Times - NJ.com

Joseph DiMenna was recruited by the Woodbury school system in 1990 to build the numbers in the marching band and improve the quality of the musicianship.



Memories of 1960 NFL title game between the Eagles and Packers  Philadelphia Inquirer

Gabe DeSimone, Hugh MacDonough, and Tom Woodruff do not know one another. But all three men rose early in the morning on Dec. 26, 1960, grabbed their ...



Brian Utain, 66, played with Hall & Oates on the Temptones  Philadelphia Daily News

BRIAN UTAIN WAS one of a group of Temple University students who used to harmonize on the lawn or in Mitten Hall or even on street corners in the '60s, ...



Joshua Fishman, Yiddishist and Linguistics Pioneer, Dies at 88  Jewish Daily Forward

Sociolinguist, Yiddish scholar and advocate for endangered languages Joshua (Shikl) Fishman died March 1 in New York.



Eddie Rouse dead after films including Pineapple Express and American Gangster  Daily Mail

Eddie Rouse who played a wide range of characters in a nearly 20-year career as a character actor has died aged 60.



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