Ann Page Platt Allen

Obituaries | June 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Ann Page Platt Allen died peacefully on Saturday, June 16 at The Retreat Gardens, Rio Rancho NM. Her heart and spirit were ever-present, even as her memory diminished. Ann Page was born to Page Randolph Platt and Henry Norris Platt II in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1924. “Pagie” graduated from St Timothy’s School in […]

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James Bradley, long time math teacher

Obituaries | June 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

James Anthony Bradley, Jr., 87, formerly of Wyndmoor, a mathematics teacher at several local schools died June 12 at his home in Londonderry Retirement Community, Easton, Md.. Bradley was born February 21, 1931, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of the late James Anthony and Eileen (Harrington) Bradley. A resident of Londonderry for the past three […]

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Martha L. Breslau, shop owner

Obituaries | June 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Martha L. “Marsi” Breslau, 74, of Blue Bell, owner of The  Paperia, a stationery and greeting card shop in Chestnut Hill, died May 24 of a brain aneurysm at Abington Hospital. Recognizing the need for a contemporary stationery store on the Hill, Mrs. Breslau started The Paperia at 8521 Germantown Ave. in 1982 and remained […]

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Virginia L. Finch, bead artist

Obituaries | June 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Virginia L. “Ginny” Finch, 94, of Wyndmoor, a bead artist who had worked at several shops in Chestnut Hill, died May 19 at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor. Mrs. Finch handcrafted fashion necklaces from beads that she had collected during her extensive travels in Africa, Asia and Europe and sold them in local galleries and at […]

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Jonathan Sternberg, conductor and professor of music

Obituaries | May 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Jonathan Sternberg, 98, of Chestnut Hill, a conductor, musical director, and professor of music who was known for his work with symphonic orchestras in the United States, Europe, and China, died May 8 of heart failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Over a long and distinguished career, Maestro Sternberg collaborated with a range of artists in […]

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Robert Harman, accounting executive

Obituaries | May 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert “Bob” Harman, 71, formerly of Chestnut Hill, an executive with several major accounting firms, died April 26 at The Moorings in Rehobeth Beach, Del. When he retired in 2011, Mr. Hartman was a partner at Deloitte. Earlier he had worked at Arthur Anderson and Peat Marwick Mitchell, where he was made a partner at […]

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Mildred O. Staib, Woodmere registrar

Obituaries | May 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mildred Oakford Staib, 89, a former registrar at the Woodmere Art Museum, died March 23 at her home in Chestnut Hill. For more than three decades, Mrs. Staib was in charge of Woodmere’s art collection and was involved in the production of its shows. Earlier she had taught third grade in the Upper Darby school […]

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Peter M. Marziano, men’s clothier

Obituaries | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

 Peter M. Marziano, 88, of Lafayette Hill and Sarasota, Fla., the last president of Jacob Reed’s Sons, a men’s clothing store based in Philadelphia, died April 10, of a stroke at Pennsylvania Hospital-Penn Medicine. Mr. Marziano was president and CEO of the store from 1977 until it closed in 1983. Founded in 1924, Jacob Reed’s […]

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Maryalice Jones May, teacher

Obituaries | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Maryalice Jones May, 61, an elementary school teacher, died April 13 at her home in Chestnut Hill. Ms. Jones was the daughter of the late Marie Reinhart Jones, a former editor of the Chestnut Hill Local, and the late Charles N. Jones Jr. Ms. Jones taught for seven years in England. Returning to the United […]

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Robert P. Fulton, lawyer

Obituaries | April 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert P. Fulton, 65, of Glenside, a lawyer who prosecuted the cases of lawyers who had been charged with misconduct or ethical violations, died March 31 of cancer at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Mr. Fulton served for 15 years in the Philadelphia office of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, where such cases are heard […]

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