Obituaries
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Rebeccah Blum, talented Berlin-based art director and curator, passed away on July 22, 2020.  Rebeccah was the American-born daughter of Susan A. Bockius, Philadelphia, and Mark E. Blum, … more
 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dana W. Tobin on Friday, August 29th. Dana was a beloved friend, mentor, benefactor and inspiration to countless friends and causes. He … more
Ron was an intellectual who loved tooling around town in his red Miata convertible. by Len Lear Nineteenth century Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle famously wrote, “No pressure, no diamonds.” … more
Fred Voigt fishing while on vacation in Rhode Island. By Pete Mazzaccaro Fred Voigt, the long-time director of The Committee of Seventy and a decade’s-long resident of Chestnut Hill died on July … more
Jane Jordan, seen here with her husband, Abraham, was a life-long resident of Northwest Philadelphia and the adjacent suburbs, a voracious reader and beloved public school teacher for 35 years who … more
Joseph Danny Sanchez, 48, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2020. He was born in Denver, Colorado to Sarah Christine and raised in his early years by his devoted loving grandmother Esther Hidalgo. In … more
Carole would often say that her favorite musician in the world was Rufus Wainwright and that she would travel the world to see him perform. Here she got to meet Rufus backstage after a concert in … more
Vivian Schatz, 95, a longtime activist for peace, social justice and the environment, and a retired science teacher, died June 16, at her home in Mt. Airy. Mrs. Schatz worked all of her life for … more
Barbara E. McCullough, 73, noted fine artist and graphic designer, of Salt Lake City, formerly of Chestnut Hill and New York, died on Friday, June 12, at the University of Utah Hospital. Born in … more
Fellow Chestnut Hill firefighter Marc Scruggs told us, “Eric (seen here) was definitely one of the nicest guys I have ever met… He had a very calm demeanor. He was a joy to work with.” by Len … more
In the Army during World War II, Aronson was a sergeant in the Armed Services Radio who played music to lift the spirits of the troops in combat. by Len Lear In May, Howard Aronson, 70, was … more
by Len Lear Dale Lyn Kinley was just as familiar a staple at Weavers Way Mt. Airy as the fresh produce. An employee at the co-op for 39 of its 47 years of its existence, Dale always had a big smile … more
by Len Lear Dr. Linwood Theodore (“Ted”) Lawrence, Jr., a Mt. Airy native, World War II hero, medical textbook author and beloved cardiologist, was able to overcome countless obstacles over … more
Ellen O’Neil Maher, 90, a life-long resident of Chestnut Hill, died on April 27. Ellen was born in 1930, in Philadelphia, the only child of Andrew Augustin and Agnes Brennan O’Neil. Her father … more
Julia Moore Converse, 74, former Director of the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, died at her Chestnut Hill home on May 22 of Alzheimer’s disease. … more
Edwin Sheffield, a longtime Wyndmoor resident and a founder of Cathedral Village, a retirement and senior care facility in Philadelphia, died at his home at the facility on April 25. He was 98. … more
Christopher Madison Turman III died of natural causes on April 24, at his home in Chestnut Hill. He was 85. Turman was the President and CEO of Morris Wheeler, & Co. Inc., a leading Philadelphia … more
Sally Gendler, a resident of Chestnut Hill, died on April 22 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, due to complications Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She was 60. Gendler was born in … more
Norton A. Kent, 96, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a city planner and longtime community volunteer, died April 26 of complications of the coronavirus at Foulkeways in Gwynedd. Mr. Kent’s career as a … more
Karl H. Spaeth of Conshohocken died on April 11 of natural causes. He was 91. Spaeth was born in Philadelphia on March 12, 1929, the third son of Lena Link and Edmund B. Spaeth. He grew up in … more
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