Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Obituaries

Win Tin, 85, a journalist who became Myanmar's longest-held political prisoner after challenging military rule by cofounding the National League for Democracy, died Monday at Yangon General Hospital. He had been hospitalized since March 12 with respiratory problems.
Michael C. Janeway, 73, the former top editor of the Boston Globe and executive editor of the Atlantic magazine, who later held academic posts and wrote books on history and public policy, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Lakeville, Conn.
Peter J. Burke Jr., 69, of Brigantine, N.J., a businessman and former vice chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, died Friday, April 18, of a lung infection at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, N.J.
Donald A. Scott, 84, of Lafayette Hill, a Philadelphia corporate lawyer and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., died Monday, April 14, at Chestnut Hill Hospital.
She and her husband enjoyed following the racetrack circuit.
William B. Wilson, 92, formerly of Bryn Mawr, developer of the Brandywine Airport, died Friday, April 11, of respiratory failure at an assisted-living facility near his home in Menlo Park, Calif.
When his children came to him with a question - a problem at school, a fight with a friend - Rabbi Aaron Landes always responded the same way.
Blair E. Neide, 52, of Audubon, president of the Audubon Little League, died of cancer Tuesday, April 15, at Vitas Hospice of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford.
He tracked down deadbeat dads and searched for kidnapped children.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) - John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
Jean Barnes Mitchell did not drift away from her closest classmates at Merchantville High School, though friends often are naturally pulled away by the tides of change.
Paul A. Orlov, 66, of Berwyn, a retired college professor so commanding in the classroom a student once dubbed him "the Emperor of English," died Tuesday, April 8, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director, and theater actor who wrote the one-man play Paul Robeson starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman.
Basil Paterson, 87, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday.
John Paige Darden, 81, of West Mount Airy, a former math and science teacher and deacon, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from multiple organ failure.
Robert Hesse Jr., 91, of Gwynedd Valley, a Philadelphia printing-company executive and community volunteer, died Tuesday, April 15, of respiratory failure at a retirement community in Medford.
Nina Cassian, 89, a Romanian poet and translator who obtained asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City.
She was a community leader who sought to save a historical mansion.
The world paused to remember an undisputed cultural giant Thursday after Colombian-born Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, a journalist, master of fiction, historian, screenwriter, and political advocate, died at his home in Mexico City at age 87.
Alice Belew Lonsdorf, 89, of Gladwyne, a former assistant dean for alumni affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a tireless civic leader, died Thursday, April 10, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home in Waverly Heights.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, for Stephanie M.H. Camp, 46, a feminist historian with Philadelphia roots, who died Wednesday, April 2, of cancer at a Seattle hospital.
Kenneth N. Walton, 74, of Mount Laurel, mayor of Delanco in 1977 and a council member there from 1974 to 1980, died of a heart attack Wednesday, April 16, at his home.
Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer, who over three decades became a major figure in describing and documenting the city's cultural transformation from regional byway to the national main stage, died suddenly Monday, April 14, in Gladwyne. The cause of death has not been determined.
David C. Munn, director of the Cherry Hill Public Library from 1980 to 1989, spent many hours watching his son go around in circles.
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd.
William J. Brady Jr., 91, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge for three decades, died Monday, April 7, of kidney failure at Good Shepherd Penn Partners.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.
" 'Ides of March' depicts a large dog lying in front of a stone fireplace whose stygian interior is demarcated by a few glowing embers and iron cooking tools hanging at the left.
Martin "Ramírez has become one of the stars of the untutored cohort, not only for his sad life story but also because his drawings are unusually large and as mysterious as neolithic cave paintings.
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Charles F. Fluehr, 82, of Cheltenham, a veteran and a former owner of his family's furniture store, died Tuesday, April 15, of leukemia at Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park.
She was a dancer and a former member of the Black Panthers.
Kevin Sharp, 43, a country-music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday in Fair Oaks, Calif., of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.
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