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La Salle College High School's Drew Gordon, the first Philadelphia Catholic League coach from a major sport to win a PIAA state championship, died Sept. 4. more
Anthony (“Tony”) J. Matula was a math teacher and coach at Cedarbrook Middle School in Cheltenham for 32 years and Wyncote Academy for 15 years. more
Dr. David J. Becker's “Change of Heart” program persuaded two generations of patients to try a heart-healthy diet and exercise. more
Martha Richards Valciukas, a beloved teacher of lower school girls at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy for 22 years, died Aug. 7 after battling pancreatic cancer.  more
Iana M. Turner passed away peacefully from multiple sclerosis on July 18. more
Roy Maloumian, longtime Chestnut Hill resident, owner of Maloumian Oriental Rugs and booster of the local business community, died of cancer. more
John James Walsh passed away on Aug. 15, 2023, at age 91, following months of declining health. more
Samuel L. Frieder, of Lafayette Hill, was retired president and CEO of  his family cigar company, and volunteered for numerous charities. more
John “Jack” Taylor was a talented artist and craftsman, illustrator, Army veteran and passionate lover of Wissahickon Valley Park. more
John M. O'Donnell, long-time Chestnut Hill resident and former executive director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, died after a sudden illness. more
There is likely no one in the Greater Philadelphia area responsible for finding more loving families for orphaned children than Shirley Sagin. more
Charles L. Blockson, a scholar, historian and football star, died June 14 at his home in Gwynedd. more
Jessica Moorhead, of Chestnut Hill, died June 10. more
Peter M. Saylor, 81, an award-winning architect who designed and renovated numerous buildings for more than 40 years, died June 1. more
Dr. Hyacinth Bobb Grannum, a beloved pastor, mentor, and leader of New Covenant Church of Philadelphia on Germantown Avenue, died May 31 after a long illness. more
Dr. Susan Jane Higley Bray's name is on the palliative care unit at Temple Health-Chestnut Hill Hospital. more
“I want our readers to know that John Currie might not have had his name on the masthead, but for three decades he was the main reason people had a copy of the Local in their hands." more
Paul James Rickert, 77, one of Chestnut Hill's most iconic and beloved artists, died last week of complications from Parkinson's disease. more
Maureen Gallo, of Wyndmoor, a former advertising sales representative for the Local, died of cardiac arrest at age 55. more
Albert John Wenzel, formerly of Wyndmoor and former member of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, died April 11. more
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