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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
Sr. Kathleen Brabson by Sue Ann Rybak Mount St. Joseph Academy President Sister Kathleen Brabson, (formerly Sr. Thomas Audrey), 71, a nun in the order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph for 53 years, … more
Mary Randall Hopkins, 73, a lay church leader and volunteer advocate, died on Dec 21, 2018, at a family home at Piper Shores near Prouts Neck, Maine. Hopkins was born in Doylestown and lived in … more
Dr. Sandra Dombroski Fritsch succumbed to the effects of a 23-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease on Jan. 13, at her home in Chestnut Hill. Fritsch was born on Nov. 11, 1946 in Nanticoke, … more
Noted American stained-glass artist and longtime Mt. Airy resident Charles Z. Lawrence died on Jan. 1, at 83. Lawrence, who began his career in 1956 as an apprentice to master craftsman Rudolph … more
Barbara Torode, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3 in her Mt. Airy home. She was a retired graphic designer. Born in New York City, she came to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art, … more
Dorothea and Richard Kishbaugh by Pete Mazzaccaro Wyndmoor residents Richard and Dorothea Kishbaugh, who were married 66 years, died days apart in December at their home in the Springhouse Estates … more
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