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Longtime Chestnut Hill resident Sharon Church McNabb, an acclaimed metalsmith and studio jeweler, died on Christmas Day. more
Jean Cálves Hemphill, who raised eight children in Chestnut Hill as the wife of the late city controller Alexander Hemphill, died Jan. 23 outside Oxford, MD. more
Peter DePaul, Sr., was a true rags-to-riches story. more
Donald Rackin, 89, a professor of Victorian literature who taught at Temple University for 33 years, died at home on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. more
Associate Professor Emeritus Richard N. Stewart died in his Mt. Airy home of 33 years on Nov. 13 after a long illness. He was 78. more
In the Philadelphia theater community, lifelong Germantown resident Joilet Harris-Lawton was regarded as a superstar.  more
Rujean Inglis Mitinger, 87, of Chestnut Hill, former director of The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Preschool, died on Nov. 6. more
“Len, please write an obituary about me. I trust you to say the right things. I just want my book to be legendary!” more
It is difficult for most of us to appreciate the towering intellect of someone like Dr. Nathan Sivin, who lived in Chestnut Hill for more than 40 years. He died June 24. more
Mt. Airy native William “Bill” Markloff was a kind, gentle soul who hired and mentored countless young students at the Top of the Hill Market and Cafe on East Evergreen Ave. more
Elizabeth Holmes Webb, a longtime resident of Chestnut Hill and Huntingdon Valley, died peacefully at her home on Sept. 28. She was 96. more
“I have received so many letters since Martha died about how she affected people's lives." more
Northwest Philadelphia has recently lost one of our beloved longtime neighbors, John Rauch. To the world at large, John was one of the 20th century’s most important architects. He had a long … more
When Flo Messier became the supervisor of the mental health unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in 2018, she told me it was her “dream job.” more
I am not a jazz aficionado, but when I heard lifelong Germantown resident Monnette Sudler play the guitar in October of 2014 at one of Woodmere Art Museum's Friday Night Jazz series, I was blown away. more
Dr. RobRoy MacGregor 3d was a 1964 graduate of Harvard Medical School with the highest honors, an expert on infectious diseases, an early champion of HIV treatment and an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. more
Marilyn Hillian Rivers, 86, a West Mt. Airy resident for 64 years and beloved civic activist for decades, died Wednesday, July 6, of complications from dementia. more
Howard Watson, who died June 17 at the age of 93, was a nationally recognized watercolorist and illustrator. He was appointed artist-in-residence at the White House for former President Jimmy Carter. more
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
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