Jane W. Schoeniger, teacher and community volunteer

Obituaries | November 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Jane Williamson Schoeniger, 82, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Erdenheim, a teacher and a longtime community volunteer, died Oct. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Md., where she had been living for the past year. Mrs. Schoeniger was an accomplished piano teacher who had taught hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area for more than […]

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Thelma W. Anderson, jazz advocate

Obituaries | October 11th, 2017 | 1 Comment

 Thelma W. Anderson, 89, of Chestnut Hill, a jazz aficionado and founder of the Council of Jazz Advocates, died Oct. 6 at Keystone Hospice. Ms. Anderson founded COJA in 1991 as a way to support young musicians, music education in the public schools, jazz programming and airtime, and jazz-based social gatherings. The organization also created […]

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Orville R. Walls, veterinarian

Obituaries | October 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Orville R. Walls, 76, a much-loved veterinarian who maintained a practice in Germantown for more than four decades, died Sept. 6 of cancer at his home. Over the years, Dr. Walls treated a wide variety of animals, and when their owners were unable come to his office in the 5500 block of Greene Street, he […]

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Melissa E. Rooney, social worker

Obituaries | October 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Melissa E. Rooney, 47, of Mt. Airy, a social worker at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died Sept. 18 of cancer at Good Shepherd Hospice in Philadelphia. At the time of her death, Ms. Rooney was manager of transplant social work and patient finance for the Jefferson Transplant Institute. She began her career at Jefferson in […]

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William M. Kleinfelder, coach and construction manager

Obituaries | September 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  William McCarter “Bill” Kleinfelder, 67, a former chair of the physical education department at Chestnut Hill Academy, died at his home in Maryland on Sept. 13 after a brief battle with cancer. A native Philadelphian who grew up in Chestnut Hill and Miquon, Mr. Kleinfelder graduated in 1968 from Chestnut Hill Academy where he […]

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Kenneth W. Greene Sr., firefighter

Obituaries | September 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Lt. Kenneth W. Greene Sr., 60, of Mt. Airy, a Philadelphia firefighter who worked at Engine Co. 37 in Chestnut Hill, died Sept. 14 at Einstein Hospital, where he was taken after becoming ill while on duty Sept. 3. Lt. Greene, a 23-year veteran of the Fire Department, had been assigned to Engine 37 […]

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William A. Swain, printer

Obituaries | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

William A. Swain, 88, of Germantown, the first African American in Philadelphia to become a member of the printer’s union, died Sept. 6 of an aortic aneurysm at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mr. Swain operated a printing and accounting business at 6228 Germantown Ave. from 1977 until shortly before his death. He was granted the […]

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Randolph Tartaglio, jeweler

Obituaries | September 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Randolph Tartagio, 54, a jeweler in Chestnut Hill for 17 years, died Aug. 4 of injuries he suffered in a fall in Cape Coral, Fla., where he had been living for the past two years. Mr. Tartaglio had operated Randolph’s Fine Jewelry since 1997 at 7902 Germantown Ave. He sold the business in 2014 […]

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