James M. Smith Jr. was not just a good quarterback. He was a championship quarterback at Collingswood High School and a record-setting quarterback at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, his son Andrew, a lawyer for players on the Eagles, said Thursday.
A man of many opinions, he wrote his thoughts and ideas in a journal he hoped would make a book.
Edward J. Meyer, 75, an executive who once hawked toothpaste for Bristol-Myers and went on to manage how Sun Refining Co. marketed gasoline and A-Plus mini-marts, died Tuesday, May 14, of complications from cancer.
He loved to tinker, built his own CB radio, and lovingly worked on his pride and joy, a 1955 Chevy.
George Layng Pew Jr., 77, of Villanova and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a dedicated fund-raiser and volunteer for Yale University, died Wednesday, May 8, of a heart ailment at his Main Line home.
James Bond Godshalk, 98, of Lower Makefield Township, a chemical engineer and inventor, died Friday, May 3, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, Bucks County.
The job of the women of the 6888th was to get mail to 7 million American troops in Europe and they did it.
Joan Fineman Jaffe, 74, a longtime resident of Huntingdon Valley, died of cancer Sunday, May 12, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.
Thomas C. Bernhardt, 64, of Mount Laurel, president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association in 1989-90, died of a heart attack on Monday, May 13, at his home.
Richard Swanson, 42, a Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup, died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon coast.
Sister Marie Kramer, 98, a teacher and administrator in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for more than 50 years, died Saturday, May 11, in Assisi House in Aston.
In the last days of World War II, teenagers from the Hitler Youth organization were more and more prominent in combat because of heavy losses in the German army.
Billie Sol Estes' name was synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed and corruption.
Henrika "Riki" Kuklick, 70, of South Philadelphia, a retired professor who taught at the University of Pennsylvania for 32 years, died Sunday, May 12, of unknown causes at her home.
Kenneth Battelle, 86, the hairdresser who gave both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe their calling-card hairdos in the 1950s and '60s, died Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
As a mentor and constructive critic, she helped students fulfill their potential in the communications field.
John R. Stranford, 71, a longtime banker in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, May 8, of cancer, at his retirement home in Bayville, N.J.
Marty Levine, 82, a former electronics technician in the computer engineering department of The Inquirer, died of complications from neck surgery on Sunday, May 12, at his home in Mount Laurel.
David Fryar Jr., 83, of Browns Mills, owner of Burlington County dry-cleaning stores, died of lung cancer Friday, May 3, at his home.
Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.
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