Friday, February 12, 2016

Obituaries

One day in the 1980s, Franklyn A. Barnaby and his bagpipes were on a double-decker bus, part of a wedding party heading along a busy Manhattan street, slowly.
Kathryn Brossard Clarke Varnell, 93, formerly of Warwick Township, Chester County, a mother and civic volunteer, died Saturday, Feb...
David Roak, 79, lived his dad’s legacy of service and diversity
“He had a successful career,” a son said, “but he put his family first and foremost.”
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She was a “worker bee” to her son, and worked tirelessly for the faculty.
Milton Becket, 92, of Berwyn, a lawyer and decorated World War II Army veteran, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of congestive heart failure at home.
Elizabeth McCann Rapanaro, 85, of Gloucester City, a former supervisor for a housing complex, died of cancer Friday, Feb. 5, at home.
Helena Hoffman Pinto, 66, of Burlington Township, an award-winning senior transaction manager for Binswanger, the Philadelphia commercial real estate firm, died of lung cancer Saturday, Feb. 6, at Samaritan HealthCare and Hospice in Mount Holly.
Samuel Rappaport, 83, of Philadelphia, a lawyer, ward leader, and seven-term Pennsylvania state legislator, died Monday, Feb. 8, of dementia at Lions Gate, a retirement community in Voorhees.
Lawrence Johnson, 108, of Ardmore, a chauffeur, who was married to his wife for 79 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at his home.
Louis Wm. Martini, 86, of Springfield, Delaware County, and Naples, Fla., a family physician who practiced in Philadelphia and then Upper Darby, died Thursday, Feb. 4, of pancreatic cancer at home.
Andrea L. Mengel, 68, of Philadelphia, who rose from humble roots in rural Pennsylvania to become a nurse and educator in the city, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of kidney cancer at home.
Albert M. Reeves, 88, of Riverton, chief of the Riverton Fire Company from May 1972 to January 1975, died of pancreatic cancer Friday, Feb. 5, at home.
Constance G. Yaros, a Philadelphia artist for 60 years, died Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was 90. A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Ms. Yaros was involved in portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, industrial design, fashion design and interior design. She also acted at Allen's Lane and Abington Theater companies.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, known for his rootsy blend of folk, jazz and country music, died Feb. 6 in Mill Valley, Calif...
Dr. Robert J. Suhadolnik, 90, of Roslyn, a biochemist renowned for his research on AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Gene W. Chilton, 90, of Deptford, a civil engineer and former owner of a survey and design firm in Cherry Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at his home.
A memorial service is planned in May for Elizabeth MacLeod Scattergood, 98, a retired social worker, who died Sunday, Jan. 17, of Alzheimer's disease at Kendal Crosslands in Kennett Square.
Until his final days, local artist Randall L. Dalton, 67, had what those who knew him best could only describe as "a Peter Pan complex."
John J. D'Alessandro Sr., 71, of Washington Township, former owner of a Vineland, N.J., insurance agency, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Kennedy University Hospital in the township following a seizure.
She loved playing cards at church and watching basketball.
Thomas D. Kent, 86, an environmental lawyer, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, of complications from congestive heart failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh.