Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Obituaries

Donald Richard Knauff, 89, formerly of Wayne, a pharmaceutical company executive who raised money to eradicate the polio virus, died Sunday, Aug. 24, of causes related to aging in Freedom Village at Brandywine.
Swiss-born architect Kurt Meyer, 92, who not only designed numerous commercial buildings in Los Angeles noted for their Mid-Century style, but who was also a champion of saving the city's architectural treasures, died Aug. 18 at his home in Los Angeles after an eight-year battle with Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Pamela Meyer.
Jeffrey B. Wallner, 65, of Cherry Hill, an insurance broker who owned Walnut Street Associates in Marlton, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at home.
From a sheltered life, she found the will to thrive.
Valeri Petrov, 94, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, died Wednesday in a Sofia hospital following a stroke, his family said.
Enrique Zileri, 83, a preeminent Latin American journalist and scourge to a succession of repressive Peruvian governments during his decades at the helm of Caretas, his country's top newsmagazine, died Sunday at a hospital in Lima. The cause was complications from throat cancer, his daughter Drusila Zileri said.
John J. Healy Sr., 89, of Havertown, a contractor in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, died Sunday, Aug. 24, of lymphoma at his home.
Thomas Poole, 55, of Moorestown, sports fields manager for Moorestown Township for 27 years and a former assistant chief of its volunteer fire department, died of pneumonia Sunday, Aug. 24, at Virtua Voorhees hospital.
Her jobs included modeling and TV news editor.
Robert Dugan Sr., 72, of Marlton, who retired in August 2001 as an Evesham Township police sergeant after 31 years on the force, died of kidney failure Monday, Aug. 25, at home.
George Barrett, 86, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, died Tuesday at a hospital where he was being treated for inflammation of the pancreas.
Gretchen S. Vare, 60, of Wayne, whose love of children led her to become admissions director at a Quaker school in Delaware County, died Monday, Aug. 18, of cancer at Lankenau Hospital.
Sara Long "Sally" Buck, 83, a philanthropist and part-owner of the Phillies, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of heart failure at her home in Princeton.
Michael Warehime, 73, the chairman of the Snyder's-Lance Inc. snack-food maker, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Donald M. Pennock, 80, mayor of Audubon Park for three terms, from January 1995 through December 2006, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center in Blackwood.
He was known for his calm demeanor under pressure.
Sir Richard Attenborough, 90, a baby-faced actor whose growing annoyance at playing "psychopaths and little squirts" led him to become a filmmaker, and who won Academy Awards as the director and producer of Gandhi, died Sunday in London.
Michael B. Katz, 75, of Philadelphia, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, whose intellectual rigor shaped the school's urban studies program as well as current thinking about the urban poor, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.
Joanne P. Wenger, 71, of Gloucester City, who marched in the inaugural parade for President John F. Kennedy on Jan. 20, 1961, in Washington, died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 23, at the ManorCare Health Services residential care facility in Washington Township.
Arthur T. Hilkert, 89, whose training as a Navy pharmacist's mate during World War II eventually led him to a civilian career representing U.S. drug manufacturers overseas, died Monday, July 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a stroke.
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John Sperling, 93, who battled for accreditation and respect for the University of Phoenix, the upstart for-profit college that he founded in the 1970s to expand higher education to working adults, died Aug. 22 at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area, according to a statement on Apollo Education Group Inc.'s website. No cause was given.
Gerald One Feather, 76, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president, and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died.
Steven R. Nagel, 67, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died Thursday after a long illness, NASA said in a news release. Longtime friend Ed Reinholtz said Mr. Nagel died of cancer in Columbia, Mo.
Patricia DePadua Albano, 67, of Shamong, who established the former Indian Mills Preschool and Childcare Center in 1982 and directed it until 1997, died of syringomyelia, a paralyzing condition, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at her home.
Solomon C. Pflag, 94, of Cherry Hill, a former high-ranking officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps, died Friday, Aug. 22, at his home.
Toby Massey, 80, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program, and sporting events during a 38-year career with the Associated Press, died Thursday at home in Columbia, S.C., said his daughter, Christine Massey McNeill, who lived with him.
Don Cannon, who spent 35 years as a Philly morning radio host, was hailed as a down-to-earth guy with a larger-than-life persona.
Bernice L. Metz, 83, of Abington, a teacher who became a sculptor after suffering an aneurysm, died Saturday, Aug. 16, of aspiration pneumonia at Sunrise of Abington.
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Beryl J. Wolk, 85, of Jenkintown, an advertising executive who helped introduce newspaper inserts, cart kiosks, and the 30-minute TV infomercial, died Sunday, Aug. 24, at Holy Redeemer Hospital of complications from a fall.
The legacy left by Jack Kraft was that he always carried himself as a gentleman.
Werner Franz, 92, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, died of heart failure Aug. 13 in his hometown of Frankfurt, according to historian John Provan, a longtime friend.