Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Obituaries

She was strongly anti-abortionand often demonstrated.
Denham Harman, 98, a scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that is now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Pat Quinn, who coached the Flyers to an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak in 1979-80, died Sunday night in Vancouver at age 71 after a lengthy illness.
Sara Park Scattergood, 100, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, of causes related to aging at Kendal-Crosslands Community in Kennett Square.
Elizabeth S. Walker, 66, formerly of Philadelphia, a contralto with a resounding voice who was a longtime presence in the city's music community, died Thursday, Oct. 30, of cancer at a hospice in Pittsburgh.
She had her students work on restoring Cobbs Creek.
Alice Finch Lee, 103, who practiced law for seven decades and spent much of her long life shielding her sister, the writer Harper Lee, from a prying public, died Nov. 17 in Monroeville, Ala., of natural causes.
Michael Shanahan, a veteran political reporter for the Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, has died.
Nancy Teeters, 84, a onetime chief economist for the House Budget Committee who in 1978 became the first woman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the body that sets federal monetary policy, died Nov. 17 at an assisted-living facility in Stamford, Conn. She had complications from strokes, said her daughter, Ann Teeters Johnson.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held tomorrow for Shanta Jackson, 42, who was killed last Tuesday when the SUV she was driving crashed through a retaining wall and plunged into the Schuylkill.
She baked and sold cheesecakes to Center City restaurants.wb
Peter H. Sellers, 84, of Philadelphia, one of the early pioneers of DNA research, died Saturday, Nov. 15, of cancer at home.
Marion Barry Jr., 78, the Mississippi sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city's chief executive, died early Sunday at United Medical Center in Washington.
Irvin Fliegelman, 76, formerly of Blue Bell, a retired life insurance agent, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, of dementia at home in Atlantic City.
Jimmy Ruffin, 78, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital.
John Downey, 84, a Connecticut judge and former CIA agent who spent 20 years as a prisoner in China during the Cold War, died Monday, the office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.
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Peter Randall, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an innovator in the field of cleft palate surgery who brought his skills to patients in Philadelphia and abroad, died Sunday, Nov. 16, of a stroke at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, where he had lived for 15 years.
Rita M. Jensen, 72, of Gloucester City, who worked as a food service director at local schools and as a substitute teacher, died of myocardial infarction Sunday, Nov. 23, at her home. She died in her sleep, said daughter Michele Lugiano.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died.