Joseph G. Coleman, marketing executive and musician

Obituaries | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Joseph G. Coleman, 89, formerly of Wyndmoor, a retired marketing executive and a baritone who sang with several area opera companies, died Sept. 24 of complications of pneumonia at Ann’s Choice, a retirement community in Warminster. Mr. Coleman retired in 1988 as market research director at TV Guide magazine. Earlier he had worked with A.J. […]

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Francoise Wilhelmina Everts Douwes

Death Notices | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Francoise Wilhelmina Everts Douwes, “Willy,” died on August 24, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Abington and Cheltenham townships. Willy Douwes was born July 6, 1923 in Java, part of the Dutch East Indies. Her future husband, Karel Douwes, was a childhood friend. Following World War II, the couple immigrated to Amsterdam in 1945, […]

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Obituary: Martha M. Smith, Hill shop owner

Obituaries | October 1st, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Walter Fox Martha Moffett “Marty” Smith, 90, owner of a greeting card and gift shop in Chestnut Hill for 53 years, died Sept. 21 from complications of a stroke at her home on Ardleigh Street where she had been born in in 1924. Mrs. Smith closed her shop, Martha M. Smith Gifts at 184 […]

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Robert A. Donato, pathologist

Obituaries | October 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

Robert A. Donato, a pathologist and a former medical director at Jeanes Hospital, died Sept. 27 at his home in Mt. Airy after a long illness. After retiring in 1985 from Jeanes, where he was also chief of pathology, Dr. Donato continued working at Presbyterian Medical Center, doing both clinical and anatomic pathology studies. Born […]

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Jane Danihel, nurse and volunteer

Obituaries | September 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 20th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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