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Many people are often derisive of lawyers until they need one. more
More than 600 people crowded into St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill on Friday, July 15, for a memorial service to say goodbye to Wendy Romig Concannon, a mother, wife, sister, artist, … more
Fred Donaldson, a fearless newspaper reporter, editor and beloved religious leader who served as president of the Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun synagogue in Erdenheim, died May 31 of coronary artery disease while on a cruise in Ocean Cay, Bahamas. more
Dr. Frederick Simeone, who created one of the world's most outstanding collections of classic sports cars, died Saturday, June 11, at Pennsylvania Hospital, where he had been a surgical legend. He was 86. more
In the mid-1960s, when I was a graduate student in English Literature at Temple University, I met a communications professor there named Herb Simons. more
Dr. Harold Stenger was a legendary teacher of Shakespeare plays. more
Dr. Douglas Arthur Canning, a Chestnut Hill resident for 30 years, beloved chief of the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, devoted family man and lover of the outdoors, died at age 65 on Monday, May 30, after suffering severe injuries from a bicycle accident on a road in Connecticut.  more
Jeannine Mermet, a multi-talented, strong, self-reliant businesswomen and professional singer and dancer long before the word “feminism” was commonly used, died at the age of 93 on May 17, surrounded by her loving family.  more
Norman Aaron Newberg, a Mt. Airy resident, author, and University of Pennsylvania professor who trained a generation of educators, died in his sleep on May 8 at age 87. more
Barbara Holman Lynn, a passionate disability advocate who was lovingly known as “Barbara of Seville,” died suddenly on Friday, April 29, in Scranton, Pa. more
Jean MacBryde, who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, met Bob Swenson on a blind date when he was a freshman at Washington University School of Medicine.  “It was a terrible blind … more
The 36-year Mt. Airy resident, who wrote countless fascinating and entertaining articles for many area publications, including the Chestnut Hill Local, died April 15 at the age of 91. more
Marion Lucille Steinmann had a long career at Life magazine, where she started as a science reporter and was later promoted to associate editor. more
Margaret (Peggy) Jane Hendrie, a lifelong Chestnut Hill resident, passed away peacefully at age 74 on March 18, surrounded by her family. more
"I was really motivated by the power of community radio to reach local diverse groups with underrepresented sounds and ideas," Bear, a Roslyn native, told me a decade ago. "The major radio stations were owned by big corporations that do not want to take chances or rock the boat. It is all about money.” more
Betty Sherman, a former art teacher at Springside School who died March 15 at age 89, was the kind of teacher who inspired students - many of whom stayed in touch long after graduation. more
Despite his lofty pedigree as a member of the first family of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, George Woodward III was a soft-spoken, modest gentleman whose lifestyle was proudly pedestrian. more
Moe Albert Brooker, a beloved, longtime Germantown resident and one of Philadelphia's most renowned artists, died Jan. 9 after a brief stay at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He was 81. more
“I had never even met many of these families,” Buck, 89, said last week during an interview in his living room, “but they bring me fabulous meals and want to stay and talk. It was a real shock, and I am so appreciative of what they are doing that I wanted a wider audience to know how caring this small community is.” more
Dratman was an internationally-renowned research scientist, former professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, as well as a sought-after lecturer throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. more
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