Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Virginia Inés Albert, 72, formerly of Malvern, a retired court interpreter and accountant, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at Easton Memorial Hospital near her home in St. Michaels, Md.
James Traficant, 73, an iconoclastic nine-term Ohio Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives who was convicted on corruption charges in 2002 and became the second member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War, died Saturday at a hospital in Youngstown from injuries suffered in a farm accident.
He had a passion for current events and Philly sports.
Stephen Lorenzetti, 54, who spent his career with the National Park Service and rose to the top-executive ranks overseeing a restoration of the Washington Monument, as well as the planning and construction of the National World War II Memorial and other sites, died Sunday at a hospital in Rockville, Md. He had been mountain biking at Schaeffer Farms, a trail in Germantown, Md., when he suffered a heart attack, said his wife, Maureen.
Mario Maurin, 85, the Eunice Morgan Schenck 1907 Professor Emeritus of French at Bryn Mawr College for two decades, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
John Slattery, 63, a longtime CBS New York reporter who covered major stories for more than 30 years and was one of the most recognizable faces in local television, died unexpectedly Wednesday night after suffering what his family believes was a heart attack at his Westchester home, his daughter said.
Memorial services are set for Saturday, Oct. 18, for John R. Hild Sr., 71, a retired Philadelphia fire captain and safety administrator, who died Tuesday, Aug. 12, of bladder cancer at a hospice in Lecanto, Fla.
Christopher Hogwood, 73, a British conductor, harpsichordist, and music scholar who became a luminary in the early-music movement of using period instruments and who brought an estimable vigor to classical warhorses, died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. The Academy of Ancient Music, the Cambridge orchestra he founded in 1973, announced his death, but did not cite a cause.
Louise C. Guthrie, 97, formerly of Wayne, a longtime public relations professional, died Monday, Sept. 22, of heart failure at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, where she was a resident.
Joseph M. Blosenski Jr., 71, of Honey Brook, the founder of a trash hauling company in Chester County, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, of cancer at his home.
She was a devoted churchwoman and community activist.
Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and the last of six famous sisters in an upper-crust British family whose antics left her countrymen shocked, appalled, and always entertained, died Wednesday at 94.
JAMES A. Traficant Jr., a self-described "junkyard dog" of a politician who became only the second person to be expelled by Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.
Robert Poli, 78, an air traffic controller who rose to the top of his union and led a 1981 strike that turned into a momentous defeat for organized labor, died Sept. 15 at his home in Meridian, Idaho, of kidney and respiratory failure.
Guinter Kahn, 80, a South Florida dermatologist credited with helping develop the first baldness remedy recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died Sept. 17 at a Miami hospice. His health had been declining since a stroke eight years ago, his daughter, Michelle, said.
Judith C. Coslett, 88, a civic leader who lived in Swarthmore and then Media, died from a ruptured aneurysm on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Lester J. Karafin, 88, of Ambler, a longtime urologist and a medical school leader and teacher in Philadelphia, died Friday, Sept. 26, of pneumonia at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Alan Beaumont Worthington, 89, of Plymouth Meeting, a World War II veteran and insurance claims company executive, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of congestive heart failure at Masonic Village in Lafayette Hill.
J. California Cooper, a writer who enjoyed a widespread acclaim for her fable-like tales built largely around the imagined lives of African American women, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82.