Monday, January 26, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Stella Ferrari Conaway, 92, of West Chester, a respected voice teacher and performer, died Thursday, Jan. 8, her 61st wedding anniversary, of Alzheimer's disease at Simpson Meadows, Downingtown.
Joe Franklin, 88, a pioneering radio and TV host who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died Saturday of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said.
Ward Swingle, 87, who founded the octet the Swingle Singers, which reimagined Bach and Mozart with driving jazz rhythms and playfully scatlike vocals - and put centuries-old classical masterworks on the pop charts alongside the Beatles - died Monday in Eastbourne, England. The cause was not disclosed.

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