Father Stec was much-loved by his Latin students at Cardinal Dougherty. When he left briefly, they wrote notes to say they missed him. He went back in 1986.
Dr. D'Angio, a pioneer in the treatment of children's cancers, was "amazing, an icon," his protege said.
In a 2015 speech to college students, Dr. Segall told of fleeing the Nazis during World War II. She and her mother ate sugar beets, apple cores, and handouts from strangers.
Capt. Bednarzyk's commanding officer said he was known throughout the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, for his caring and positive attitude.
Ms. Steinberg urged viewers to see films that were outside their comfort zone. She liked films featuring everyone from elite dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to punk rocker Sid Vicious and girlfriend, Nancy Spungeon.
Mr. Aldridge loved sharing outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and golf with his friends and family. He was a careful, meticulous man.
Mrs. Weiner grew up at Second and Girard across from the old Schmidt's Brewery. She liked to tell stories about the old days, including when she won a live turkey at a movie raffle. She walked it home on a rope.
Mr. Wilson was an upbeat, personable man. He loved having friends over for a fish fry and to sing along to Stevie Wonder songs.
Dr. Steel was a noted innovator in medicine, but he had many other interests and urged others to pursue theirs, too.
In 1971, Mr. Hallahan decided to write a mystery. His first try, "The Dead of Winter," was so finely crafted that the mystery isn't solved until the very last line.
An avid fan of TV game shows, she appeared on several of then - Jeopardy, and Sale of the Century. She was a four-day champion on Sale of the Century.
In 1974, Mr. Zeitlyn got a hankering for a snack that could travel. His wife took leftover vegetables and rice, rolled them in dough, and baked them. Voila! Lala's Knishes was born.
"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Palumbo's." Legendary band leader Carmen Dee opened the show at the nightclub with those words each night for 35 years. With his death, an era ends.
Mr. Orlow was somewhat reserved, but he had a way of connecting with people by looking at them. There was a twinkle in his eye.
Dr. O'Riordan was a pediatric cardiologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for 50 years.
Dr. Howard-Vital accomplished much during her tenure at Cheyney, but she also came under criticism for alleged fiscal mismanagement. Her family disputed the claim.
A friend said Dr. Newman was a champion of the disabled who was willing to stand up to the president of the United States, if necessary.
Mr. Stairs was the Philadelphia Orchestra organist for many years. He was known for his deep talent and easy-going nature.
Bonnie L. Cook writes obituaries.