Eugene P. Hughes, Sr., surgeon

Obituaries | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Eugene P. Hughes, Sr., 94, of Plymouth Meeting, a surgeon who practiced for many years at Chestnut Hill and Roxborough Memorial hospitals, died Oct.7, at the Artman Home in Ambler after a brief illness. Until his retirement in 1992, Hughes practiced general surgery at both hospitals and was chief of surgery at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. […]

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J. Cooper Robb, drama critic and educator

Obituaries | July 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Longtime Mt. Airy resident and former Local film Critic J. Cooper Robb died of laryngeal cancer on June 22. He died at his home in Newton, Pennsylvania. with his husband, Karl Carter, by his side. Robb was born in Philadelphia and raised in both Devon and Mt. Airy. He graduated from Germantown Friends School before […]

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Paul D. Sehnert, Penn executive, teacher

Obituaries | May 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Paul David Sehnert, 63, director of real estate development at the University of Pennsylvania, died May 19 of cancer at his home in Erdenheim. Sehnert was also an adjunct lecturer and instructor at Penn Design in real estate design and development, and, from 2009-2012, a lecturer in investment and finance in the university’s Department of […]

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Mary Hopkins volunteer, Need-in-Deed co-founder

Obituaries | January 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Mary Randall Hopkins, 73, a lay church leader and volunteer advocate, died on Dec 21, 2018, at a family home at Piper Shores near Prouts Neck, Maine. Hopkins was born in Doylestown and lived in Chestnut Hill her whole life. She graduated from Springside School in 1963. A stay-at-home mom who raised two sons from […]

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Charles Lawrence, renowned stained-glass artist

Obituaries | January 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Noted American stained-glass artist and longtime Mt. Airy resident Charles Z. Lawrence died on Jan. 1, at 83. Lawrence, who began his career in 1956 as an apprentice to master craftsman Rudolph Henrick Beunz, was known for a bold, gothic revival style best typified by five windows in the Washington National Cathedral. In the 1960s, […]

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Barbara Torode, graphic designer

Obituaries | January 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Barbara Torode, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3 in her Mt. Airy home. She was a retired graphic designer. Born in New York City, she came to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts, graduating in 1959. She worked as an art director for several advertising agencies, notably […]

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