Mr. Iams had many interests. His friend, columnist Stu Bykofsky, said: "He was a rooting, tooting, strutting Mummer at the same time he was the Inquirer's society columnist."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.
PRAGUE (AP) - Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.
NASHVILLE - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
Mr. Procacci was cofounder, with his brother Michael, and longtime chief executive of Procacci Brothers Sales Corp., a wholesaler supplier based on Front Street in South Philadelphia. The company, which owns farms in New Jersey and Florida and operates overseas, says it produces 10 percent of the country's...
NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.
Ms. McDonnell's hobbies were music and film, and giving advice to anyone in need of it. "She had a black belt in Internet shopping and gift-giving. Her wrapping alone was a thing of beauty," her husband said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic mega-donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer who was among the nation's largest backers of liberal causes and candidates, died after what his wife says was "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." He was 46.
Dr. Spencer practiced both orthopedic surgery and occupational medicine, holding medical licenses for both specialties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.
Tom Marsilje, the oncology researcher whose late-stage colon cancer diagnosis turned him into an internationally-known patient advocate, died Tuesday after a five-year fight with the disease.
In 2008, when Barack Obama was running in the primary election for president, Mr. Swope was a regional field director in Pennsylvania. His family said he was proud that Obama had taken Chester County handily, even as Hillary Clinton won the statewide vote.