Sarah Parsly, teacher

Obituaries | August 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

Sarah “Sally” Parsly, 85, a retired math teacher at Springside School, died July 13, at her home in Linwood, N.J. Born in Atlantic City, she was a graduate of Atlantic City High School and Bennington College in Bennington, Vt. She  was a longtime member of the Children’s Seashore House Auxiliary, and was its president for […]

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Mary G. DiNubile, educator

Obituaries | July 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Green DiNubile, 79, of Chestnut Hill, a retired principal in the Philadelphia public schools, died July 19, of complications from arthritis from which she suffered and against which she valiantly battled for over 30 years. She was the wife of Hon. Victor J. DiNubile, Jr., a retired Philadelphia, Common Pleas Court Judge. She was […]

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William R. Briggs Jr., Navy officer, banker

Obituaries | July 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

William R. Briggs, Jr., of Springhouse Estates, formerly of Chestnut Hill, died on Sunday, July 15, after a prolonged illness. Born March 14, 1940, in Philadelphia, he was the son of William R. Briggs and his wife Francis A. (Eaton). Briggs grew up in Wyndmoor and graduated from Germantown Academy and Ursinus College. He joined […]

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Joan Colgan-Davis, educator and Quaker leader

Obituaries | July 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Joan “Penny” Colgan-Davis, 72, a noted Philadelphia educator and Quaker leader died June 19 of melanoma at her home in Mt. Airy. Ms. Colgan-Davis was widely known for her progressive and innovative approach to education. She began her teaching career at Miller Elementary School in Philadelphia, but when the city’s public school teachers went on […]

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Joseph Reed Ingersoll, retail executive

Obituaries | June 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Joseph Reed Ingersoll, 77, of Chestnut Hill, a retail executive, died June 22 at Pennsylvania Hospital after a short admittance. Mr. Ingersoll had a business career in retailing, including department store management that took him to executive positions in Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco, as well as Hawaii and Japan, with Federated Stores, Duty-Free Shops […]

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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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