Monday, July 6, 2015

Obituaries

She believed that children with special problems could lead normal lives
C. Dallett Hemphill, 56, an American history professor at Ursinus College, an accomplished storyteller, and a scholar whose specialty...
William C. Cochran, 87, of Ambler, a retired general surgeon, died Saturday, June 27, of complications from cancer at home.
The family and friends of Regina Brunner Holmes faced the huge emotional challenge of balancing anger, grief, and respect for a life...
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Henry Rudolph Bilhuber, 87, of Media, an oil-company executive and a skilled sailor, died Tuesday, June 23, of kidney failure at his home.
Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, 90, president of the faith's highest governing body, died Friday at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement.
Miriam Schapiro, 91, who with artist Judy Chicago founded the feminist art program at California Institute of the Arts and created arresting "femmages," as she called them, from handkerchiefs, doilies, beads, baubles, and fabric contributed by admiring women around the U.S., died June 20 at the home of her caregiver in Hampton Bays, N.Y.
Harry Goodman, 95, the proprietor of an auto-supply store for 30 years and an amateur naturalist, died Thursday, June 25, of a heart condition at Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley in Germantown.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - John R. Whitman, 71, husband of former Republican Gov. Christie Whitman and the state's first-ever first gentleman, died Thursday.
Robert C. Heller, 94, of West Chester, a World War II pilot and prisoner of war who later became an executive at F.W. Woolworth Co., died Wednesday, July 1, of congestive heart failure. He died in hospice care at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby Borough.
Sister Judith O'Neill, 84, a teacher in archdiocesan schools for several decades, died Monday, June 29, of cancer at Assisi House in Aston.
Claud Johnson, 83, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died in Jackson, Miss.
Chris Squire, 67, the bassist and cofounder of the progressive rock band Yes, who recently announced he had leukemia, died Saturday.
Walter Browne, 66, who dropped out of high school to embark on a legendary career in competitive chess that made him an American champion several times over, died June 24 in Las Vegas.
Mary Milus Yoh, 78, of Haverford and Key Largo, Fla., the matriarch of the Yoh family and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Philadelphia region and in Florida, died Sunday, June 28, of congestive heart failure at her Key Largo home.
LONDON - He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.
She was a community activist and generous supporter of various causes
Ed Hitzel, 64, of Mays Landing, N.J., known for tough but fair restaurant reviews as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the Jersey Shore restaurant and food scene, died Monday, June 29.
He was devoted to his flock and to his family, always rooting for his children and his grandkids.
Inez Sullivan Jackson, 82, a longtime Philadelphia schoolteacher and advocate for children, died at her North Philadelphia home Friday, June 19, of natural causes. Ms. Jackson was highly regarded by students she taught during her decades-long career in the Philadelphia School District.
James A. Nolan, 59, of New Hope, who worked in the family title insurance company his entire adult life, died Sunday, June 21, of liver cancer.
Charles Gould Ward Jr., 89, of Richmond, Va., a former executive with Scott Paper Co. in Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 21, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center of injuries after a fall during a game of golf.
A memorial prayer service is to be Saturday, July 11, for Antoinette Marie Galizia Favata, 92, a Bucks County native who died Saturday, March 7, of causes related to aging at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla.