Saturday, October 10, 2015


Joseph R. Pacifico Jr., 85, of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, a car dealership owner and philanthropist, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, of respiratory failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
She wanted to prevent unwanted pregnancies
Robert W. Tickner, 83, a retired project engineer and a genealogist who traced his family's arrival in America back to 1638, died Monday...
Billy Joe Royal, 73, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music,...
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Gladys Reiter did not glide effortlessly through her college education, her daughter Jeanne Reiter recalled. "My brother was a little boy at the time," she said of Charles Reiter, "and that's why it took so long for her to get through college."
NEW ORLEANS - Paul Prudhomme, 75, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday after a brief illness, according to Tiffanie Roppolo, chief financial officer of Mr. Prudhomme's businesses.
He was an artist and a decorated veteran of the World War II Pacific Theater.
David T. Horn Jr., 77, of Laverock, a teacher and debate coach at Bishop McDevitt High School who pointed the way to higher education for many working-class families, died Saturday, Oct. 3, of congestive heart failure at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.
When Howard E. Jackson was leading rehearsals with a church folk-music group in the 1970s and 1980s, "he did play a little bit of Elvis" to liven the sessions, his wife, Margaret, recalled.
Louis R. Moffa, 89, formerly of Haddonfield, who retired in 2010 as an executive with Virtua, the South Jersey network of medical centers, died of end stage heart failure on Sunday, Sept. 27, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Andrew Johnson, 61, of Wyncote, a systems manager for a national organization and an avid folk dancer, died Thursday, Sept. 17, of cancer at the Visiting Nurse Association, Falls Center Hospice.
The viewing for J. Whyatt Mondesire, the former Philadelphia NAACP leader and community activist who died Sunday, has been moved.
The former Philadelphia NAACP president will be remembered at Bright Hope Baptist Church.
A viewing and service for J. Whyatt Mondesire, the former Philadelphia NAACP leader and community activist who died Sunday, have been scheduled.
She also worked at the Marine Depot and loved to shop.
Grace Lee Boggs, a writer and community activist who spent seven decades marching, organizing, strategizing, and inspiring new generations for a multitude of social causes, including the civil rights, feminist, labor, and environmental movements, died Monday at her home in Detroit. She was 100.
Henning Mankell, 67, a Swedish writer whose Kurt Wallander detective novels sold tens of millions of copies and were translated into 40 languages, introducing readers around the world to the genre of jaded investigators and snow-covered corpses that has become known as "Nordic noir," died Monday in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mary Jane Murphy, 89, formerly of Fairmount, an office administrator for a commercial real estate firm and a gifted singer, died of heart failure, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph's Manor in Meadowbrook.
Harry L. Clark Jr., 77, of Hatboro, a broadcast pioneer, educator, and Hatboro councilman, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, of aplastic anemia in Abington Hospice, Warminster.
She and her husband, Melvin Floyd, worked with teens
The sometimes controversial leader died last night after suffering a brain aneurysm.
Thomas Bell Rutter, 79, of Center City, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 27, at his vacation home in Avalon, N.J., due to complications from a heart ailment.