Samuel H. Tucker, physician

Obituaries | May 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Samuel H. Tucker, 86, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a pediatric neurologist, died April 7 at his home in Galena, Md., where he had been living since 1996. Dr. Tucker retired in 2000 after 38 years as a pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in epilepsy. He also taught for 20 years as an […]

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Bernard T. Fetchko, graphic designer

Obituaries | May 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Bernard T. Fetchko, 73, of Chestnut Hill, a graphic designer, died April 22 at Keystone Hospice in  Wyndmoor. Mr. Fetchko retired in 2007 as a partner in Willie Fetchko Graphic Design in Center City, a firm that represented local and national clients including the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Prince Theater and […]

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Mary Helen Adler, activist and volunteer

Obituaries | April 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Mary Helen Adler, 97, of Chestnut Hill, a longtime Catholic activist who was devoted to promoting social, economic and interracial justice, died April 6 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Ms. Adler spent her adult life helping others, and even in retirement helped to organize the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, a nonprofit organization that assists families […]

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J.R. McAllister Borie, shop owner and volunteer

Obituaries | April 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

John Rutherford McAllister “Mac” Borie, 86, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a shop owner and former president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, died March 19 at Cathedral Village in Andorra. Mr. McAllister retired from the Burry Division of the Quaker Oats Company in 1986. That same year, he and his wife, Judy, purchased Soffers, a […]

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Adeline Wachman, teacher and philanthropist

Obituaries | March 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Adeline Wachman, 98, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a teacher and philanthropist, died March 14 of congestive heart failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh in Lafayette Hill, where she had resided for eight years. Mrs. Wachman was the widow of Marvin Wachman, who had been president of Lincoln and Temple universities. Born in Decatur, Mich., she […]

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Gabrielle H. Feldman, artist and illustrator

Obituaries | March 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Hagert Feldman, 91, formerly of Mt. Airy, an artist and illustrator, died March 4 of failure to thrive at a senior residence in Bridgman, Mich., where she had been living for the past year. A wide-ranging artist, Mrs. Feldman demonstrated her skills in drawing, landscape, still life, portraiture and narrative painting. Her artwork was […]

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Lois M. Duffin, orchid grower and musician

Obituaries | March 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Lois M. Duffin, 86, a commercial orchid grower and a church musician, died March 14 at her home in Mt. Airy. Mrs. Duffin started growing orchids in 1960 as a hobby after she was able to get her first orchid to bloom again. The hobby soon became a passion and in 1990, joined by her […]

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Graeme Frazier III, insurance executive and volunteer

Obituaries | March 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Graeme “Terry” Frazier III, a retired insurance executive, died March 18 at Normandy Farms Estates in Blue Bell’ Mr. Frazier had been president of The Hirshorn Company of Chestnut Hill until his retirement in 1997. Earlier he had worked at Alexander and Alexander, Lukens Savage and Washburn and Peake and Company, insurance brokers. Born in […]

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