Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Obituaries

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Sandy Grady, legendary sports and political columnist for the Daily News and the former Philadelphia Bulletin, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reston Community Center-Lake Anne in Reston, Va. Grady died April 14 at age 87.
Don M. Mankiewicz, 93, a novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who grew up in a fabled Hollywood family and went on to create TV's Ironside and Marcus Welby, M.D., has died at his home in Monrovia, near Los Angeles.
Sid Tepper, 96, who cowrote more than 40 songs specifically for Elvis Presley and hundreds of others performed by Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Dean Martin, Eartha Kitt, Perry Como, Jeff Beck, and many more, died Friday at his home in Miami Beach, Fla.
A celebration of life is planned for Monday, April 27, for Kathleen L. Daerr-Bannon, 65, of Villanova, a lawyer, mediator, and teacher who died Wednesday, March 4, at Chestnut Hill Hospital of heart failure after suffering an infection.
She ran her own fashion shows and was a bridal consultant.
Milton Alexander Wohl had a message for those attending his funeral. Don't smoke. He had specifically requested that the rabbi say "Don't smoke" during the service. And the rabbi agreed.
Gary Brennan worked as a bank manager for the former Lenape State Bank in Deptford in the 1980s and 1990s. Then he became an accountant in Philadelphia for Cigna, the health services firm.
Bruce Alger, 96, a Republican congressman from Texas whose staunch conservative views prefigured the tea party movement, died April 13 at an assisted-living facility in Florida. The cause was a heart ailment, said his daughter, Jill Alger.
Sawyer Sweeten, 19, who played one of the twin sons of Ray Romano's character on the CBS comedy Everybody Loves Raymond, has died.
Services have been set for Jeffrey Bayers, 60, of Maple Shade, a Philadelphia Parking Authority worker who was fatally injured when he was pinned under a tow truck in a city impound lot in South Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 22.
John D. Steinbruner, 74, an author and scholar who advised political leaders and oversaw foreign policy, security, and international studies at the Brookings Institution the University of Maryland, died April 16 in Washington of multiple myeloma, said his wife, Cris.
Alice McLaughlin Davis, 83, of Germantown, a respected chemistry teacher at William Penn Charter School, died of cancer Thursday, April 16, at home.
George Polgar, 96, who founded a pediatric hospital in Nazi-occupied Budapest, where he helped Hungarian Jews survive the death camp trains, led his family on a daring escape after a failed revolution, and later became a leading pediatric pulmonary physiology researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died April 17 in Havertown.
NEW YORK - Richard Corliss, 71, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, died Thursday after suffering a major stroke last week, magazine officials said Friday.
After his first wife, Marie, died in 1992, Henry Saia lived alone for 13 years. Mr. Saia had retired in 1980 as a clothing factory manager in South Jersey and later became financial director for St. Mary Church and its school in Williamstown.
He and his wife spent two months in Nigeria teaching and treating patients.
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He rescued trapped firemen from burning high-rise building.
During summers in the 1960s, William J. Jordan took a break from teaching American history to South Jersey high school students and taught Revolutionary history to tourists in Philadelphia.
Theodore B. Cohen, 92, of Narberth, a psychoanalyst who specialized in treating children and adolescents for more than 60 years, died Wednesday, April 22, of dementia at his home.