Obituaries
Obituaries

Stewart Dalzell, 75, former U.S. District Court Judge in Philadelphia

Stewart Dalzell brought deep learning and an ability to zero in on the faces behind the facts to his job as a federal court judge in Philadelphia.

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He revived Chanel, he made Fendi fun, but we’ll always remember design legend Karl Lagerfeld for that ponytail | Elizabeth Wellington

We won't remember him for a color or a silhouette. We will remember Lagerfeld for being all that is Karl.
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He revived Chanel, he made Fendi fun, but we’ll always remember design legend Karl Lagerfeld for that ponytail | Elizabeth Wellington

We won't remember him for a color or a silhouette. We will remember Lagerfeld for being all that is Karl.

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Lagerfeld's accomplished designs, trademark white ponytail, high starched collars, and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for 50 years.

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Lagerfeld's accomplished designs, trademark white ponytail, high starched collars, and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for 50 years.

Ellen G. Craney, 88, a longtime teacher in the West Chester Area School District

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.

Ellen G. Craney, 88, a longtime teacher in the West Chester Area School District

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.
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Don Bragg, former Olympic hero who starred at Penns Grove and Villanova, dies at 83

Mr. Bragg became a national figure when he won the pole vault in the 1960 Olympics by clearing 15 feet, 5 inches with an inflexible aluminum pole, which is now as outdated as an eight-track player.

Lee Radziwill, society grande dame and sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, who parlayed her cachet as the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis into a varied career as a fashion tastemaker, interior decorator, actress, princess and grande dame of cafe society on two continents, died Feb. 15 in New York. She was 85.

Bud and Ginny Schofield, 92 and 90, die nine days apart after a 69-year love story

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.

Thomas J. Leidigh, 94, founding partner of structural engineering firm Keast & Hood

Mr. Leidigh was the problem solving partner at Keast & Hood, the structural engineering firm in Philadelphia that rose to prominence by collaborating with architect Louis I. Kahn.

Samuel Benoff, 91, Girard College grad, personnel director at N.J. aviation center

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.

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., conspiracy theorist and presidential candidate, dies at 96

Often described as an extremist crank and fringe figure, Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. cut a shadowy and alarming path through American politics for a half-century. He built a political organization often likened to a cult and ran for president eight times, once while in prison for mail fraud.

Alicia Arizin Sterling, 63, of Haverford, a nurse, mother, and community volunteer

Tall and statuesque, Mrs. Sterling stood out as a hostess, athlete, organizer, caregiver, and friend, her family said.

Ira Glenn Stroud, 92, of Devon, former dean of students at Philadelphia College of Art

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.

Dietz & Watson Chairwoman Ruth ‘Momma’ Dietz Eni dies at 94

Ruth “Momma” Dietz Eni, a working mother and grandmother who led Dietz & Watson as chairwoman and a decade ago became the well-known, bespectacled face of the Philadelphia meat and cheese company’s advertising, died Friday at a Mount Holly hospice following a sudden illness. She was 94.

Kathleen Mulhern, 93, owner of The Garden, which sparked Philly’s early restaurant renaissance

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.

British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."

Former Rep. John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress, dies at 92

Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died

Former boxing champion Rocky Lockridge, 60

Lockridge finished his career with 44 wins, 36 knockouts and 9 losses,

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