Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Obituaries

John Paige Darden, 81, of West Mount Airy, a former math and science teacher and deacon, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from multiple organ failure.
Nina Cassian, 89, a Romanian poet and translator who obtained asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City.
Basil Paterson, 87, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday.
Alice Belew Lonsdorf, 89, of Gladwyne, a former assistant dean for alumni affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a tireless civic leader, died Thursday, April 10, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home in Waverly Heights.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, for Stephanie M.H. Camp, 46, a feminist historian with Philadelphia roots, who died Wednesday, April 2, of cancer at a Seattle hospital.
Kenneth N. Walton, 74, of Mount Laurel, mayor of Delanco in 1977 and a council member there from 1974 to 1980, died of a heart attack Wednesday, April 16, at his home.
Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer, who over three decades became a major figure in describing and documenting the city's cultural transformation from regional byway to the national main stage, died suddenly Monday, April 14, in Gladwyne. The cause of death has not been determined.
David C. Munn, director of the Cherry Hill Public Library from 1980 to 1989, spent many hours watching his son go around in circles.
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd.
William J. Brady Jr., 91, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge for three decades, died Monday, April 7, of kidney failure at Good Shepherd Penn Partners.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.
" 'Ides of March' depicts a large dog lying in front of a stone fireplace whose stygian interior is demarcated by a few glowing embers and iron cooking tools hanging at the left.
Martin "Ramírez has become one of the stars of the untutored cohort, not only for his sad life story but also because his drawings are unusually large and as mysterious as neolithic cave paintings.
One significant voice will be absent Friday at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's Minimalist Jukebox festival: Jeffrey Dinsmore, 42, a tenor with the Philadelphia choir the Crossing. He died Monday, April 14, of an apparent heart attack at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, just before a rehearsal for the prestigious engagement he had helped arrange.
William J. Meyers Jr., 71, a former mounted patrol officer with the Fairmount Park Guards and the Philadelphia Police Department, died of a lung disease on Saturday, April 12, at the Courthouse Convalescent Center in Cape May Court House, where he had lived for the last three years.
Daughter Lisa Scottoline often wrote about her mother’s life.
Raymond Stewart Low, 87, of Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, a self-made businessman, died Saturday, April 12, of heart failure in Chandler Hall Hospice Care at St. Mary Medical Center, Newtown.
Charles F. Farthing, 60, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died.
Mary Scottoline, 90, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, the hilarious, sometimes profane, larger-than-life maternal figure known to readers as "Mother Mary," died Sunday, April 13, of lung cancer at the home of her daughter, Lisa, the author and Inquirer columnist.
Edward J. Sedlak, 70, of Gloucester City, who retired in 2013 as a senior officer with the Gloucester County Probation Department in Woodbury, died of lung disease Saturday, April 12, at his home.
He was a great listener who made people feel comfortable.
Herbert W. Rickards Jr., 97, of North Cape May, a former printer for TV Guide and The Inquirer, died Thursday, April 10, at his home.
A memorial service for former Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge D. Donald Jamieson will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Courtroom 443 of City Hall.
Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles into the nation's leading defense electronics company - dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles, and satellites - has died. He was 94.
John B. "Jack" Hoffman, 66, of Whitemarsh Township, a former township police officer and detective, died Wednesday, April 9, of cancer at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
He made house calls, was a gourmet cook and a doting grandfather.
Dora Sander was among those who managed to slip away from the Third Reich after the November 1938 Kristallnacht destruction of storefronts and houses of worship showed its hatred of Jews even more publicly.
An obituary Sunday for Charles R. Scott incorrectly identified the hall of fame into which he was inducted. It was the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame.
TORONTO - Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, and Joan Baez, has died of cancer.
When former coach and sports director Charles R. Scott received the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, the message on the plaque was telling.
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The world paused to remember an undisputed cultural giant Thursday after Colombian-born Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, a journalist, master of fiction, historian, screenwriter, and political advocate, died at his home in Mexico City at age 87.
Robert Hesse Jr., 91, of Gwynedd Valley, a Philadelphia printing-company executive and community volunteer, died Tuesday, April 15, of respiratory failure at a retirement community in Medford.
Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director, and theater actor who wrote the one-man play Paul Robeson starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman.
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