Alan G. Levy, architect and teacher

Obituaries | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Alan G. Levy, formerly of West Mt. Airy, an architect and a professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, died Jan 24 of congestive heart failure at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line in Media. Mr. Levy was a partner with Adele Naudé Santos in the firm of Santos Levy & Associates, whose projects included […]

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Peter L. Buttenwieser, educator and fundraiser

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Peter Lehman Buttenwieser, 82, an educational consultant and a major fundraiser for progressive causes, died Feb. 4 of acute myeloid leukemia at his home in Chestnut Hill. Mr. Buttenwieser served for nearly 25 years as an educational consultant working with foundations to deal with the problems faced by poor and minority children in public schools […]

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Adele P. Boyd, coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Adele Pack Boyd, 85, of Plymouth Meeting, an accomplished coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer, died Jan. 27 of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and heart failure at Abington Jefferson Hospital. Ms. Boyd retired in 1999 as head coach of field hockey at Ursinus College, completing a 17-year career that would include 16 winning seasons. She took […]

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Joan S. Root, civic volunteer

Obituaries | January 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Joan Schimpf Root, 91, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Blue Bell, a longtime civic volunteer died Jan. 16 of respiratory failure at The Hill at Whitemarsh. Mrs. Root had been an active volunteer at several Philadelphia institutions. She was a trustee emeritus of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she had served as chair of […]

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Robert J. Osborn, professor

Obituaries | January 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert Johnathan Osborn, 87, of Chestnut Hill, a retired professor of political science, died Dec. 11, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Osborn was professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at Temple University when he retired in 1996. His specialty was Russia and the former Soviet republics. He had previously taught at the […]

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Mary Disston, community volunteer

Obituaries | January 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Disston, 90, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a community volunteer and gardener, died Dec 25 at the Beaumont Retirement Community in Bryn Mawr. Mrs. Disston volunteered as a reading tutor to first-grade students at what was then Springside School, her alma mater. She also was a volunteer for several years at the Delaware Valley Science […]

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Cheryl D. H. Barber, nonprofit executive and volunteer

Obituaries | January 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Cheryl Diane Hughes Barber, 66, formerly of Germantown, a development executive with nonprofit organizations, died Jan. 5 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Barber, who had been living in Jenkintown for the past eight years, retired in 2017 as director of corporate advancement for Childfirst Services Inc. and Baptist Children’s Services. From 2013 to 2014 she […]

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Daniel S. Levy, career military and community volunteer

Obituaries | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Daniel Samter Levy, 68, a career noncommissioned Army officer and a longtime community volunteer, died Dec. 29 at his home in Flourtown of complications following brain tumor surgery. Mr. Levy retired from the Army in 2002 as a Staff Sergeant after serving for 21 years, stationed throughout the country and around the world. In retirement, […]

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Mary Y. Hughes, librarian and volunteer

Obituaries | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Yergan “Bunny” Hughes, 87, of Mt. Airy, a children’s librarian at the Northwest Regional Library in Germantown, died Dec. 20 of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. Mrs. Hughes retired in 2003 from the library where she was widely known for the afterschool story hours she held for neighborhood children, instilling […]

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Lori Lorenz, realtor and Girl Scout leader

Obituaries | December 13th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lori Lorenz, 44, a realtor and a Girl Scout leader, died Nov. 17 of a pulmonary embolism at her home in Germantown. Ms. Lorenz was a certified residential specialist at the Witt-Lippincott Team, a real estate agency in Chestnut Hill, and was highly regarded by her clients. She was hired by the agency as an […]

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