Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Obituaries

William J. Kane, a labor union leader in the Philadelphia region and beyond, was "a master of human kindness, fought for the rights of workers across the country during his career, and created loving bonds with everyone that he touched," labor lawyer Joseph T. Cleary said Monday.
Former Phillies pitcher Ed Keegan died Sunday at his daughter's home in Franklinville, N.J.
Robert R. Cowden Sr. was sworn in as a Philadelphia fireman at age 19 on Aug. 3, 1959. For 32 years, he devoted his life to fighting fires, first as a rookie, later as a lieutenant and captain, and finally as a city fire battalion chief.
WASHINGTON - Benjamin Bradlee, 93, who presided over the Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided the Post's transformation into one of the world's leading newspapers, died Tuesday at his home in Washington. He had been in hospice care, suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
When Helene Hankin awoke Tuesday to the news of the death of Oscar de la Renta, arguably America's most influential fashion designer, she thought of the portrait hanging in her dining room.
Oscar de la Renta, 82, the Dominican-born fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, society muses, and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear that celebrated Latin sensuality, European refinement, and American versatility, died Monday at his home in Kent, Conn.
Marjorie L. Hill "was a great walker" around Haddonfield, Milissa Morrissey recalled. "You could see her a mile away, with one of her fashionable hats."
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82, according to ABC News.
She also worked in AIDS and anti-poverty programs.
Don G. Stout, 68, of West Chester, who sold commercial printing and volunteered for various causes and once received $10,000 on behalf of the Salvation Army, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at home of appendiceal cancer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76.
John Mitchell Stevens Jr., 93, formerly of Wynnewood, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Philadelphia for many years, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of complications of dementia at Cornwall (Pa.) Manor.
Tim Hauser, 72, the founder and guiding force behind the Manhattan Transfer, a Grammy-winning pop-jazz vocal group that enjoyed decades of worldwide acclaim, died Thursday at a hospital in Sayre, Pa.
Gloria Casarez, 42, the city's first director of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender affairs, died Sunday after a five-year battle with metastatic breast cancer.
She came to Philadelphia from the tobacco fields of the South. yo
Theodore B. Krouse, 91, of North Wales and previously Cherry Hill, a medical examiner and pathologist, died Friday, Oct. 10, of esophageal cancer at Abramson Center for Jewish Life.
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She grew up on a Southern farm and knew what hard work was.
Charles R. "Bud" Hollenbach, 89, of Sellersville, a legendary offensive backfield coach for the Pennridge High School Rams, died Saturday, Oct. 18, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Her Jamaican grandfather knew Marcus Garvey.