April 22, 2010

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Dr. Elizabeth Genovese, medical director

Dr. Elizabeth Genovese, of Chestnut Hill, an internist who was medical director of IMX Medical Management Services of Bala Cynwyd, died of complications of cholangiocarcinoma, a bile-duct cancer, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on April 9, her 53rd birthday.

Dr. Genovese was a founding partner in 1995 of IMX, which specializes in independent medical evaluations and occupational health services. She also maintained a private practice at IMX primarily for women.

An adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Genovese was a frequent lecturer and the author or co-author of more than 30 medical articles and book chapters and three books. She was co-author with Jill S. Galpe of “Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability,” which the American Medical Association published in 2009.

Before helping to start IMX, she was medical director of Quality Health Services and Centramed Inc.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Dr. Genovese was a graduate of Harvard University and received both a medical degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

She interned and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and was certified in internal and preventive medicine, with a subspecialty in occupational medicine.

She was a member of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, for which she edited a newsletter, and other professional organizations.

Dr. Genovese is survived by a son, Christopher Stone; a daughter, Jessica Stone; her father, Mario; her mother, Marie; a brother; two sisters; five stepchildren, and her former husband, Sam Waldner. Her first husband, Richard Stone, died in 1997.

A Quaker service was held Saturday, April 17, at William Penn Charter School, 3000 W. School House Lane. – WF


Elmore J. Boles Jr., engineer

Elmore J. Boles Jr., 78, a civil engineer and planner, died of cardiomyopathy April 10 at his home in West Mt. Airy.

Mr. Boles was president of the Philadelphia civil engineering firm of Boles, Smyth Associates Inc. from 1972 to 2009. He was a founding partner of Boles & Pagano from 1956 to 1963 and was co-founding vice president of Metropolitan Engineers in 1967.

He was named transportation engineer of the year in 1989 by the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was a vice chairman of the society’s 1966 national transportation conference and a board member of the local section from 1965 to 1967.

From 1966-67, he was director of education for the General Building Contractors Association Inc.

Mr. Boles was an assistant professor of civil engineering at Drexel from 1955 to 1966 and a visiting assistant professor of city planning at the University of Pennsylvania from 1964 to 1966.

A Philadelphia native, he graduated from West Catholic High School and received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. He studied highway planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and urban transportation at Northwestern University with National Science Foundation fellowships, and studied city and regional planning at MIT on a Ford fellowship.

Mr. Boles is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sarah; sons Timothy, Michael and Paul; daughters Nora Boles, Sarah Schaffer, Jennifer Barnett, Kathleen Rodriguez and Elizabeth Boyce; and 17 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated April 14 at Holy Cross Church in Mt. Airy, with interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.

– WF


Janet H. Sickel, pharmacist

Janet Helm Sickel, 77, who worked for 23 years as an assistant pharmacist at Batten & Lunger, the former Chestnut Hill pharmacy, until her retirement in 1997, died of congestive heart failure April 9 at Abington Memorial Hospital.

She had been living at Maple Village, a retirement community in Hatboro.

Mrs. Sickel’s first job as a pharmacist was at Helm’s Apothecary, a South Philadelphia pharmacy that had been owned by her father and grandfather until it closed in 1957. She also had worked at St. Agnes Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

A Philadelphia native, she was a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls and the Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Mrs. Sickel is survived by her husband William; daughters Virginia Trea and Paula DiSario; a brother, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held April 19 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abington. – WF


Cox, James M.

Cox, James M. April 17, 2010. Beloved son of Audrey A. Cox and the late Joseph F. Cox.  Former husband of Terri Constant-Thompson.  Dear father of Brittany Constant-Gagliardi, Dakota Kai Constant-Cox and Audrey Marie Constant-Cox. Brother of Cathleen Cox-Goodwin, Colleen Tully, Maureen Dykstra and Julia Davignon.  Also survived by 8 aunts, 4 uncles and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial Meeting for Worship will be held for Jim on Saturday, April 24th at 2pm at Plymouth Friends Meeting, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.  In Lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Dakota and Audrey’s college fund. 

McIlvaine F.H. 215-844-0211


Beryl (Bolton) Davis

Beryl (Bolton) Davis, 89, formerly of Jeffersonville and Blue Bell, passed away April 9, 2010 at Meadowood At Worcester. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Davis, MD, who passed away in 2002.

Born October 7, 1920 in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Rhea (Trumbauer) Bolton. She became a registered nurse through Montgomery Hospital and continued her education at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Central Schwenkfelder Church. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge and was a member of Sunnybrook Golf Club.

Surviving is a daughter, Linda D. Reynolds and her husband J. Arthur Reynolds, II, of Warrenton, VA; a sister, Jean B. Peters and her husband Lloyd of Jeffersonville; and two grandchildren, Lydia M. and James E. Reynolds.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at 11AM on Monday, April 26, at Central Schwenkfelder Church, 2111 Valley Forge Rd.,

P. O. Box 67, Worcester, PA 19490, where family will receive friends beginning at 10:30AM. Interment is private at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to either the church or to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 2 Rehab Lane, Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are by R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.,
of Skippack.     




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