THOMAS SPELLANE had a job hustling shopping carts for Acme Markets as a youth.
As fortune would have it, he was working next to a young man named Wendell W. Young III as they wheeled the carts out of the parking lots and into the stores.
Curtis C. Harmon, music teacher, performer, director of musical groups, Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, and devoted family man, died Jan. 22. He was 81 and lived in Chestnut Hill.
WILLIAM J. Eckles got a kick out of hanging out with celebrities.
As the Fire Department's man in charge of fire prevention, he hit upon the gimmick of inviting passing movie stars and other entertainment figures to spend a little time...
LAST SATURDAY, Theodore A. Pensiero and his wife, Mary Ann, traveled to Barnegat Light, N.J., to watch the annual migration of the gaily colored harlequin ducks.
The Small twins, Shelba and Sylvia, did everything together, to the extent that they became known simply as "the twins."
"People didn't know our names," Sylvia said. "They knew us as the twins."
LEMUEL LEE Tucker, a clinical psychologist who was a pilot with the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, died Jan. 10. He was 86 and lived in Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., but formerly lived in Mount Airy.
JOHNNY BARRELS Cafe was a South Philadelphia landmark of good Italian eating for 24 years. And the woman in the kitchen turning out all those delicacies was Jennie Franco.
JEWELL WILLIAMS was a student safety at M. Hall Stanton Elementary School at 16th and Cumberland streets when a school crossing guard helped him set the course of his life.
CURTIS Roland Silvers, a Philadelphia schoolteacher and administrator, Army veteran of the Korean War, a jazz lover, a connoisseur of good cigars and a devoted family man, died Jan. 15. He was 78 and lived in University City.
Florine Beatrice Banks, a practical nurse, active churchwoman and World War II veteran of the old Women's Army Corps, died Jan. 15. She was 86 and lived in Norristown but had been a longtime resident of Germantown.
IT MIGHT HAVE been a case of larceny, but it was forgivable.
When Susie Thompson baked her delicious cakes for her church, some of the ladies would hide a few away to take home.
MARIE WOODBURY was "Mom" to just about everyone who knew her.
Even her doctor called her "Mom."
Well, after all, she had 12 children. But they weren't the only children in her life. There were, of course, her children's...
HER CAMPAIGN slogan was, "Get off your rocker!"
That was Frances "Mom" Williams' way of exhorting her fellow senior citizens to vote for her for a City Council at-large seat in 1979, a time when she was a lively 67-year-old...
When St. Maria Goretti High School opened in South Philadelphia in September 1955, administrators were still cobbling together an education program as students were heading for the school.
Hettie Martin Stevens, a podiatrist who had a practice in West Philadelphia for more than 30 years, died Dec. 24. She was 90 and lived in the Cheltenham York Road Nursing Home in Oak Lane.
Leonard J. Harmon, an investigator for the Defender Association, a Philadelphia police officer for 25 years and a dedicated churchman whose tenor voice could be heard in church and at home singing the praises of the Lord, died Saturday. He was...
ERNEST G. CAGE, back from World War II, where he and Gen. George S. Patton helped beat the Germans, found himself driving a cab, then working as a janitor at the Paoli Hospital.