Covid-19 takes life of life-long N.W. Philly teacher

Obituaries | July 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Jane Jordan, a life-long resident of Northwest Philadelphia and the adjacent suburbs, loved reading newspapers every day, the kind you hold in your hand. “She subscribed to the Chestnut Hill Local, the Mt. Airy Times-Express (now defunct), the Inquirer and the Tribune, and she read them all,” said her daughter, Natalie. “We […]

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Joseph Sanchez, designer, preservationist

Obituaries | July 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Joseph Danny Sanchez, 48, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2020. He was born in Denver, Colorado to Sarah Christine and raised in his early years by his devoted loving grandmother Esther Hidalgo. In his youth, Sanchez brought love and light to his family in Denver: Loretta, Holly and Heather. In 1994, he hopped on […]

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Vivian Schatz: Activist and educator

Obituaries | July 2nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

Vivian Schatz, 95, a longtime activist for peace, social justice and the environment, and a retired science teacher, died June 16, at her home in Mt. Airy. Mrs. Schatz worked all of her life for peace and social justice, and advocated for poor, underprivileged and marginalized people, nuclear disarmament, environmental issues, and a living wage. […]

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Mt. Airy native, author/cardiologist, 99, Covid-19 victim

Obituaries | June 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Dr. Linwood Theodore (“Ted”) Lawrence, Jr., a Mt. Airy native, World War II hero, medical textbook author and beloved cardiologist, was able to overcome countless obstacles over almost a century, but he succumbed to the coronavirus May 5 at the Quadrangle Retirement Home in Haverford. Lawrence’s parents moved in 1920 to 210 […]

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Ellen O’Neil Maher, long-time Local staffer

Obituaries | June 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

Ellen O’Neil Maher, 90, a life-long resident of Chestnut Hill, died on April 27. Ellen was born in 1930, in Philadelphia, the only child of Andrew Augustin and Agnes Brennan O’Neil. Her father worked for the City of Philadelphia and her mother died when Ellen was one year old. She was raised by Andrew and […]

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