Obituaries
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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
Luke A. Marano, Sr. of Philadelphia, died at Foulkeways in Gwynedd on April 21. He was 94 years old. Marano was the first son of Vincent and Antoinette Marano. He was born and raised in Chestnut … more
Ella King Russell Torrey, 94, a 51-year resident of Chestnut Hill, a foreign affairs and human rights expert, an aide to Eleanor Roosevelt, and passionate activist, died at Chestnut Hill Hospital … more
Ethel (Babbie) Benson Nalle Wetherill died Tuesday, April 14, at the Mather House at the Hill at Whitemarsh, Lafayette Hill, of complications from advanced COPD. She was 95. Born at home on … more
Jane Becker, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident, educator, and advocate for youth died at Foulkeways at Gwynedd on Saturday, April 11. She was 88. Born in Germantown, Mrs. Becker and her husband, … more
Quita Horan (second from left) plants a tree in Pastorius Park. She was a founder of Friends of Pastorius Park and a life-long supporter of the park and many other institutions in Chestnut Hill. By … more
Ena V. L. Swain, author and community historian Ena Veronica Lindner Swain, 88, of Germantown, an author, activist and community historian, died March 27 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Swain’s … more
by Walter Fox Sally Shorr, 106, a longtime resident of the Hill House apartments in Chestnut Hill, died March 21 at the Abramson Jewish Center. Mrs. Shorr had lived at Hill House for 19 years, … more
Russell Conwell Goudy Sr., 89, the former owner of the William A. Kilian Hardware Co. in Chestnut Hill, died March 15 at his home in Gwynedd. As the proprietor of Kilian’s, Mr. Goudy was widely … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro Frances Maguire, a longtime Wyndmoor resident, philanthropist and artist, died at her home on Wednesday Feb. 12 from cardiopulmonary failure. She was 84.    The mother … more
By Len Lear Gene and Phyllis Gosfield opened Under the Blue Moon in May of 1976 and closed it in September, 1997, after it had become the most popular and beloved restaurant in Chestnut Hill. … more
Eugene P. Hughes, Sr., 94, of Plymouth Meeting, a surgeon who practiced for many years at Chestnut Hill and Roxborough Memorial hospitals, died Oct.7, at the Artman Home in Ambler after a brief … more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident and former Local film Critic J. Cooper Robb died of laryngeal cancer on June 22. He died at his home in Newton, Pennsylvania. with his husband, Karl Carter, by his side. … more
Paul David Sehnert, 63, director of real estate development at the University of Pennsylvania, died May 19 of cancer at his home in Erdenheim. Sehnert was also an adjunct lecturer and instructor at … more
Tom “Woody” Woodruff of Oreland, Chestnut Hill’s “Patriot Poet” who recited his own patriotic poems at every neighborhood Fourth of July celebration, died on Saturday Feb. 2. He was 84. … more
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