Oliver C. Biddle, lawyer and author

Obituaries | March 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Oliver Caldwell Biddle, 96, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a lawyer and author who was a member of the prominent Philadelphia Biddle family, died March 21 at The Hill at Whitemarsh. Mr. Biddle had a long and successful career as both a civil and criminal trial lawyer, first at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, in New York […]

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Phyllys Fleming, community leader

Obituaries | March 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

Phyllys Fleming, 89, of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Blue Bell and Lafayette Hill, a longtime community leader and volunteer died March 12 at The Hill at Whitemarsh, where she had been a resident since 2007. Mrs. Fleming had served on the board of many Philadelphia nonprofit institutions. She had been a board member of the […]

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Adrienne Sachs, volunteer

Obituaries | March 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Adrienne Glock Sachs, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a community volunteer, died Feb. 13 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Sachs, known to many as “A,” had been a volunteer for many years at the Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm in Germantown. Until retiring in 2010, she had been a member of the administrative staff at […]

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David A. Hale, professor of theater

Obituaries | February 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

David A. Hale, 81, a retired professor of theater at Temple University, died Feb. 13, of a coronary event at his home in Chestnut Hill. Until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Hale had served as chair of the Theater Department, director of theater, and technical director and lighting designer at Temple’s theater in a 30-year […]

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Alan G. Levy, architect and teacher

Obituaries | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Alan G. Levy, formerly of West Mt. Airy, an architect and a professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, died Jan 24 of congestive heart failure at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line in Media. Mr. Levy was a partner with Adele Naudé Santos in the firm of Santos Levy & Associates, whose projects included […]

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Peter L. Buttenwieser, educator and fundraiser

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Peter Lehman Buttenwieser, 82, an educational consultant and a major fundraiser for progressive causes, died Feb. 4 of acute myeloid leukemia at his home in Chestnut Hill. Mr. Buttenwieser served for nearly 25 years as an educational consultant working with foundations to deal with the problems faced by poor and minority children in public schools […]

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Adele P. Boyd, coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Adele Pack Boyd, 85, of Plymouth Meeting, an accomplished coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer, died Jan. 27 of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and heart failure at Abington Jefferson Hospital. Ms. Boyd retired in 1999 as head coach of field hockey at Ursinus College, completing a 17-year career that would include 16 winning seasons. She took […]

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Joan S. Root, civic volunteer

Obituaries | January 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Joan Schimpf Root, 91, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Blue Bell, a longtime civic volunteer died Jan. 16 of respiratory failure at The Hill at Whitemarsh. Mrs. Root had been an active volunteer at several Philadelphia institutions. She was a trustee emeritus of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she had served as chair of […]

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Robert J. Osborn, professor

Obituaries | January 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert Johnathan Osborn, 87, of Chestnut Hill, a retired professor of political science, died Dec. 11, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Osborn was professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at Temple University when he retired in 1996. His specialty was Russia and the former Soviet republics. He had previously taught at the […]

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Mary Disston, community volunteer

Obituaries | January 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Disston, 90, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a community volunteer and gardener, died Dec 25 at the Beaumont Retirement Community in Bryn Mawr. Mrs. Disston volunteered as a reading tutor to first-grade students at what was then Springside School, her alma mater. She also was a volunteer for several years at the Delaware Valley Science […]

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