Ena V. L. Swain, author and community historian

Obituaries | April 9th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Ena V. L. Swain, author and community historian Ena Veronica Lindner Swain, 88, of Germantown, an author, activist and community historian, died March 27 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Swain’s book, “The Evolution of Abolitionism in Germantown and Its Environs,” was published in 2018 and described the birth of the abolition movement in Germantown from […]

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Sally Shorr, homemaker

Obituaries | April 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Walter Fox Sally Shorr, 106, a longtime resident of the Hill House apartments in Chestnut Hill, died March 21 at the Abramson Jewish Center. Mrs. Shorr had lived at Hill House for 19 years, coming to Chestnut Hill in 1998 from Chula Vista, California, with her husband, Louis Shorr, to be close to a […]

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Russell C. Goudy Sr., hardware store owner

Obituaries | March 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

Russell Conwell Goudy Sr., 89, the former owner of the William A. Kilian Hardware Co. in Chestnut Hill, died March 15 at his home in Gwynedd. As the proprietor of Kilian’s, Mr. Goudy was widely known in the community for helping customers to find what they were looking for among the tens of thousands of […]

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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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