Obituary: Tom P. Monteverde, renowned lawyer, successfully sued KKK in Civil Rights Era

Obituaries | November 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Scullin Tom P. Monteverde, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Chestnut Hill Resident whose career spanned over six decades, died on Nov. 16 of natural causes. He was 91. Monteverde specialized in commercial litigation, often accepting difficult cases for clients unable to find another lawyer who would agree to represent them. “Tom Monteverde epitomized […]

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Perry Black, neurosurgeon

Obituaries | November 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Dr. Perry Black, a neurosurgeon who was a former chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hahnemann University, died of heart failure Oct. 28 at his home in Chestnut Hill. Dr. Black served as chairman of the neurosurgery department at Hahnemann (now Drexel University College of Medicine) from 1979 to 1994. He retired as a […]

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Margaret C. McNally, school nurse

Obituaries | October 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Margaret C. “Peggy” McNally, 85, of Ship Bottom, N.J., and formerly of Chestnut Hill, a retired school nurse, died Oct.20 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. McNally had been a nurse in the School District of Philadelphia and eventually became a nurse supervisor for the Southwest District of the city, retiring in 1986. She was the […]

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Donald Van Arsdale, pharmaceutical executive

Obituaries | October 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Donald Van Arsdale, formerly of Flourtown, a retired pharmaceutical executive, died Sept. 20 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He had been living in North Palm Beach, Fla., for the past three years. Mr. Van Arsdale was vice president for human resources for Smith, Kline and French when he retired from […]

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Ricarda “Rickie” Villalba Morales, teacher

Obituaries | October 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Ricarda “Rickie” Villalba Morales passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at the age of 43. Rickie was born on Oct. 7, 1974. She was raised in Jerez de la Frontera south Spain, but had lived and worked as a Spanish and English teacher for numerous years in Spain, Ireland and England, and spent […]

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Francis Xavier McIlhenny died after a long battle with uveal melanoma

Obituaries | October 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

He was born April 14, 1942 in Germantown, Philadelphia. He was the middle child of his father Francis McIlhenny and mother Sabina Sonzogni, with older sisters Sabine (Mandell) and Eileen (Robertshaw) and younger siblings Anita (Gabrielitis/deceased) and Vincent McIlhenny. He graduated from Immaculate Conception (1956), Cardinal Dougherty High School (1960) and La Salle University, where […]

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Kitty Kelly, musician, activist

Obituaries | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Kitty Kelly, beloved wife of Michael Albrecht and daughter of John Kelly and Hannah Cavanagh, a lifelong resident of Chestnut Hill, died in her home on September 24 at the age of 73. In addition to her husband and his daughter Charlotte, Kelly is survived by her sister Eunice Kelly Deter, her niece Kelly Morgan […]

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Charlotte Stevenson Hood, Realtor, teacher

Obituaries | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Charlotte Stevenson Hood of Wyndmoor, PA., died at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Sunday, August 5. She was 86 years old. The daughter of George Stevenson 2nd and Annette Parke Stevenson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Hood spent 32 years as a top producing real estate salesperson with Emlen Wheeler (now Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach). She was […]

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Edward “Eddie” Haines Jr., Furniture seller

Obituaries | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Edward Eddie Haynes Jr., 86, died from congestive heart failure at his home in Dublin Terrace, a retirement community in Dresher. Haines was born and raised in Germantown. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep and of the University of North Carolina. He enlisted in the Army and was a paratrooper with the 82nd […]

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