Anne Marie Jordan Longfellow

Uncategorized | June 19th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Anne Marie Jordan Longfellow – 74, of Cape May passed away peacefully with family members by her side on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Anne was born in Philadelphia’s Main Line and attended Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA. She loved her family and enjoyed a life-long passion for travel and adventure. Her indomitable spirit and […]

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Letters June 21, 2012

Letters | June 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Monkey Business closing – a loss Since I moved to Chestnut Hill fifteen years ago, I’ve gone to Monkey Business often, not so much to find bargains as to go on an archeological dig of the community closet.  Raucous Christmas sweaters, Talbot suits that have sat through a hundred board meetings and filmy peignoirs that went […]

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Joseph W. Janson, Centenarian

Uncategorized | June 13th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Joseph William “Joe” Janson, a former resident of Hill House in Chestnut Hill, died May 30 at an assisted-living facility in Decatur, GA, following a short illness. A native of Chicago who earned a journalism degree at Northwestern University, he had been associate creative director at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago.  He pursued lifelong interests […]

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Henry Prescott Rawls

Uncategorized | June 13th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Henry Prescott Rawls “Harry”, age 60, suddenly of a heart attack on June 1, 2012 of Phila. Harry is survived by his mother Hope Rawls and his siblings, Tom, Stephen, John, Hope, and May. Relatives and friends are invited to a service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Phila., PA 19118, […]

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James P. Van Blarcom

Uncategorized | June 13th, 2012 | Leave a comment

James P. Van Blarcom (Jim) , June 5, 2012. Loving father to Emilie, Kathryn, Elizabeth, former husband to Kathryn Grant, beloved son of Peter and Mary Anne (Prugh); brother to Lisa (Thomas Butler). He will also be missed by his nephews, Stuart, Peter and Walker Butler and his aunts and uncle and cousins. Jim was […]

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Letters June 14, 2012

Letters | June 13th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Monkey Business closure explained Green Tree Community Health Foundation is the owner of Monkey Business, the consignment thrift shop which was started by the Chestnut Hill Hospital Auxiliary 57 years ago. After continuing to lose money for the last several years and after extensive efforts to find an alternative solution, we have regretfully concluded that […]

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Mary D. McConaghy, historian and archivist

Uncategorized | June 5th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Mary D. McConaghy, a resident of Chestnut Hill since 1973, died of ALS at her home on May 15. Mary was born in 1945 and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  She first moved to the Philadelphia area to attend Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1967. She obtained a Master of Arts in teaching the following year […]

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Jack W. Boorse, traffic engineer

Uncategorized | June 5th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Jack W. Boorse, 78, formerly of Chestnut Hill, chief traffic engineer for the City of Philadelphia from 1983 to 1988, died May 9 of congestive heart failure at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. At the time of his death, Mr. Boorse was principal professional associate for transport engineering at Parsons Brinkerhoff, a global engineering consulting firm. […]

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Letters May 31, 2012

Letters | May 30th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Missing Susan Pizzano I had the privilege of attending the ceremony Saturday where the Fountain Park was rededicated to Susan Ann Detscher Pizzano. It was a glorious day full of sunshine and beautiful blooming roses. While the entire crowd was busy mourning the loss of an incredible woman, everyone who had the opportunity to know Susan […]

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