Mrs. Craney had always wanted to be a teacher. She trained for the career, and then put it on hold to start a family. Later, she rejoined the work force. She was a stickler on good grammar and diction.
Bud and Ginny Schofield married in their early twenties and were together for 69 years. The Strafford residents were so devoted to each other that they made plans to be together in assisted living until the end. Earlier this month, they died nine days apart, in an early Valentine.
After his father and sister died, Mr. Benoff's mother enrolled him in Girard College, the home and school for fatherless boys. He flourished there, and grew up to become a man who embraced life's happy moments.
Mr. Stroud had two careers - the first as a college dean of students, the second as a real estate agent. But the job he found most fulfilling was as dean of students at the Philadelphia College of Art, a post he held for 17 years.
Mrs. Mulhern had no previous experience running a restaurant in 1974 when she opened The Garden at 1617 Spruce St. She started with a tiny bar and a few umbrella-topped tables in a garden. What followed was a restaurant renaissance that continues today.