Saturday, May 30, 2015

Obituaries

When Timothy P. O'Hara went to son Sean's college graduation in 2014, he did not just . . . go.
Martin J. Reddington, 76, of Ambler, a Realtor who owned and ran several businesses, and a force in Democratic politics in Abington Township, died at home Sunday, May 24, from skin cancer.
Burton Ailes Fleming, 89, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia-area psychiatrist, died Monday, May 11, following surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He was the model for the main character of two crime novels.
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester.
Joseph J. Connolly, 73, of Gladwyne, a respected Philadelphia lawyer and former Watergate prosecutor, died Friday, May 22, of a heart ailment after pulling over his car while driving home from work.
Mary Ellen Mark, 75, a Cheltenham High School cheerleader who became one of the most influential photographers of her time, died Monday in New York of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disease.
Edwin U. Keates, 84, of Philadelphia, a respected ophthalmologist and a supporter of the city's cultural arts, died Thursday, May 7, during heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, 88, who represented Staten Island, N.Y., for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died.
Michael A. Ferrara was born in 1916 and grew up on Christian Street near Ninth, when South Philadelphia still had the flavor of its immigrant Italian families.
She studied herbal remedies and brought relief to many people.
Joseph C. Flores, 59, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired Philadelphia fire official, died Saturday, May 16, at home of unclear causes.
He was active in his church, his community and the Masons.
Joseph K. Corson, 92, of Plymouth Meeting, a dermatologist who practiced in Chestnut Hill for half a century, died Sunday, May 10, of respiratory failure at home.
Logan V. DeAngelis, 17, of Green Bank, in Washington Township, Burlington County, died of brain cancer Wednesday, May 20, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
TRENTON, N.J. - John Forbes Nash Jr., 86, a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind, was killed with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.
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Herb Hortman, 57, of Doylestown, an airplane pilot and president of Hortman Aviation Services Inc. in Northeast Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 17, of a heart ailment at Doylestown Hospital.
Dennis Sheehan, 68, U2's longtime tour manager, died early Wednesday, just hours after U2 started the Los Angeles portion of its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they would be on schedule.
William Eugene Fritz, a longtime cross-country and track and field coach at Rowan University, died Thursday.