Jane Danihel, nurse and volunteer

Obituaries September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Jane Danihel, 73, of Laverock, a nurse and longtime community volunteer, died Sept. 3 of a lung embolism at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Danihel, a graduate of Chestnut Hill Hospital’s School of Nursing, had worked at the hospital for more than four decades. She was one of the first nurses assigned to the hospital’s cardiac […]
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C. Donald Murphy, longtime Mt. Airy barber

Obituaries September 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Walter Fox C. Donald “Don” Murphy, 81, a barber in Mt. Airy for 60 years, died Aug. 2 at Einstein Medical Center of injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier that day. Mr. Murphy, who lived in Roxborough, was on his way to his shop at 7149 Germantown Ave., when his car struck a […]
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Gloria (Metzger) Gilbert Currie

Death Notices August 20, 2014 0 Comments

Gloria (Metzger) Gilbert Currie, 84, of St. David’s, a fashion buyer for more than 20 years for Joseph deV. Keefe’s, in Haverford, PA, died peacefully at Bryn Mawr hospital on August 3, 2014. She was preceeded in death by her late husband C. George Currie and former husband Theodore Voorhees Gilbert.

Gloria was born in Cheltenham […]
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Barbara R. Bekker

Death Notices August 6, 2014 0 Comments

Barbara R. Bekker (nee Richardson) of Cathedral Village (formerly of Flourtown) died with grace and dignity on July 25, 2014. Barbara was a retired school counselor and an avid dog lover and trainer. She is survived by her daughter, Camelia, two brothers, two nephews, a niece, her beloved poodle, Sasha and many dear and devoted […]
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Runcie Lea Tatnall, Jr.

Death Notices July 30, 2014 0 Comments

Runcie Lea Tatnall, Jr. (born 10/6/1928) died peacefully after an extended illness. He was born in Philadelphia to Runcie Lea Tatnall and Corlies Earnshaw Tatnall and lived in the Philadelphia area until his retirement to Williamsburg, VA and then Raleigh, NC. Runcie graduated from The William Penn Charter School and attended Haverford College. He was […]
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Nathanael B. Groton, Jr.

Death Notices July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Nathanael B. Groton, Jr. (97) of Wyndmoor, PA, died peacefully in Chestnut Hill Hospital on July 14, 2014, from complications of pneumonia. A graduate of Germantown Academy and Harvard University, he worked in the scheduling department of United Air Lines for 43 years and served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He and […]
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Henry Merritt Irwin

Death Notices July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Henry Merritt Irwin, of Westwood, MA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on July 10th. He was born in Philadelphia on July 16, 1925 to Keturah and Robert F. Irwin Jr. He was the youngest of their six children. He graduated from Germantown Academy in 1943 and from Princeton University in 1949 as a member […]
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Shellie Seltzer, teacher

Obituaries July 16, 2014 0 Comments

Shellie Seltzer, 64, of Chestnut Hill, a teacher at Germantown Academy, died June 24 at Einsten Medical Center. Until her retirement in 2008, Mrs. Seltzer had worked at the school for 25 years, most of the time as a pre-kindergarten teacher. She was widely acknowledged as one of GA’s best teachers – a caring and […]
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Francis Ballard, lawyer and community leader

Obituaries July 2, 2014 0 Comments

Francis Ballard, 88, formerly of Fort Washington and Wyndmoor, a lawyer with Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia, a national firm cofounded by his grandfather, died June 20 of pulmonary fibrosis at Cathedral Village, where he had resided for the past 10 years. Mr. Ballard retired in 1990 after spending 41 years at the firm, specializing in […]
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John N. Childs Jr., business owner

Obituaries July 2, 2014 0 Comments

John Norris “Jack” Childs, 91, formerly of Mt. Airy and Wyndmoor, owner of a heavy industrial metal cleaning and maintenance firm, died June 11 of dementia at the Falls Center Hospice of Philadelphia. He had been a resident of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley in Germantown for the past nine years. Mr. Childs was the […]
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