Saturday, August 29, 2015


Inez L. Johnson, 100, of Philadelphia, a domestic worker, died Friday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
She enlisted the community in bringing excitement to learning
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104, who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the...
Frank E. Petersen Jr., 83, the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville...
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James H. Burdick, 95, formerly of Strafford, an executive in the financial services industry and a community volunteer, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of congestive heart failure at Shannondell at Valley Forge.
Karl O. Karhumaa, 90, a sculptor who taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for more than 20 years, exerting a quiet but powerful influence on a generation of Philadelphia sculptors, died Monday at Wyndmoor Hills Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Darryl Dawkins, 58, the flamboyant center with a first-rate sense of humor who went from high school directly to the 76ers in 1975, died Thursday. He was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown.
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, in an auto accident about 11 miles northwest of Farson, Wyo., along with his traveling companion, tuba player Benjamin K. Darneille, 21.
When the World Trade Center's South Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in Lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the scene.
Services have been set for Friday, Aug. 28, for Trubee A. Krothe, 68, of Ventnor, N.J., a retired district director for SEPTA, who died in a Burlington Township motorcycle accident on Saturday, Aug. 22.
He overcame drug addiction and paralysis to serve others.
Sinise Gould, a nurse's aide, had been taking care of Stella Luba Van Lingen for the last four years. But Mrs. Van Lingen helped Gould during those years, too.
Joe Davis, 59, of Philadelphia, a paraplegic and former addict who counseled young people to think before making choices that might land them in a wheelchair for life, died Saturday, Aug. 15.
He was a Navy veteran who saw action in the Normandy Invasion
Pat Banks, 61, of Philadelphia, who was an assistant systems editor and before that an editorial assistant for The Inquirer, died of lung cancer Monday, Aug. 24, at Einstein Medical Center.
Anna Kashfi, 80, who played exotic beauties on screen and who went through a brief, turbulent marriage to Marlon Brando, died of natural causes Aug. 16 at a care center in Woodland, Wash.
The Rev. Joseph Andrew Jordan, 84, an Augustinian friar who served as a teacher and pastor, died Thursday, Aug. 20, of heart failure at St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery, where he had lived since 1990.
John J. Gardner, 75, of Tabernacle, owner of Tuckerton Turf Farms since he opened it in 1977, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly after a fall.
Robert M. Wall Jr., 69, of Mount Laurel, an English teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School who became a financial adviser, died of brain cancer Friday, Aug. 21, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
She was the driving force in the preservation of the Paul Robeson house.
Catherine Collins Wynne, 102, of Haddonfield, who, as a volunteer in her 60s, helped develop two charitable organizations in Camden, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at home.
Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud, 76, the seemingly indefatigable founder and director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and the Acadia Summer Arts Program - a.k.a. "Kamp Kippy" - in Maine, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 22, at her home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.