Thursday, September 3, 2015

Obituaries

She had a passion for learning and took college courses.
Wayne W. Dyer, 75, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, Your Erroneous...
Gerhard E. Spiegler, 85, of Rosemont, a Haverford College theology professor who later became a provost and college president, died...
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Susan H. McKean, 69, of Chester Springs, a dog kennel owner and breeder of bearded collies, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at her home.
Robert M. Rinier Sr., 85, of Marlton, a computer specialist who in retirement was a part-time evening manager at food markets in Marlton and Medford, died of complications from lung cancer Friday, Aug. 28, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
He was a devoted Catholic who gave generously to the church.
Eleanor Moen McKinney, 84, of Brooklawn, manager of the former United Jersey Bank office in Gloucester City, died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 28, at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury.
He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a devoted family patriarch.
Yvette R. Long, 50, of Philadelphia, who pushed to obtain quality health-care services for Pennsylvania's low-income residents, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of a pulmonary embolism while visiting her family in Delaware.
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, 95, died Sunday afternoon. The cause of death was not yet known.
By Pat Saperstein LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the "Scream" films and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series...
NEW YORK (AP) - There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.
Nelson Shanks, 77, of Andalusia, Bucks County, a renowned painter who depicted subjects including Pope John Paul II and President Bill Clinton with what critics called a peerless realism, died at home Friday, Aug. 28, of complications from cancer.
Inez L. Johnson, 100, of Philadelphia, a domestic worker, died Friday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.
Ruth Leger Sivard, an internationally known economist who sought to demonstrate the cost of militarism by compiling and comparing statistics on global spending for soldiers and doctors, defense and literacy, as well as other measures of national priorities, died Aug. 21 at her home in Washington. She was 99.
She enlisted the community in bringing excitement to learning
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, the first African American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway, died Friday after falling from a fire escape at his mother's house, according to a show spokesman.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104, who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died Wednesday at a Montgomery hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She suffered a stroke in July.
D. Dudley Bloom, 92, of Penn Valley, a retired real estate executive, died Thursday, Aug. 20, of causes related to aging at Bryn Mawr Terrace.
Henry Dissin, wrote Inquirer suburban restaurant reviewer John V.R. Bull in 1986, was "the father of many South Jersey restaurants."