Obituaries
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Vera Louise Glassman, a longtime resident of Mt. Airy in Philadelphia, died due to complications from breast cancer on November 8 at home with her family in Greenville, Pennsylvania. She was … more
Valerie A Wunder, of Tucson, Arizona, a former resident of Chestnut Hill, died on October 9 at St Joseph’s hospital. Born on July 30, 1941, in Philadelphia, Wunder attended Lincoln High … more
Mt. Airy resident Emile Bruneau, a lecturer who served as director of Annenberg’s Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, died of brain cancer on Sept. 29 more
Alfio Gaglianese, who died Sept. 25 after a brief illness at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton at the age of 85, was definitely one of a kind. There are countless talented Italian … more
Charles E. ”Peter” Mather III, 86, died Sept. 21 after a long illness. Born and raised in Chestnut Hill, he was a resident of East Falls at the time of his death. Mr. Mather attended … more
 The Reverend James Armstrong Trimble, Jr., D.D., 89, died peacefully on September 6 in Martha’s Vineyard where he was vacationing.  Born on June 13, 1931, in East Falls to Ella … more
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
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