Obituaries
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Ruth R. Russell, a longtime Local editor and Chestnut Hill resident, died on Jan 2. She was 87. Russell was a life-long Philadelphian. She was born in Olney to William and Doris Rummler. William … more
Carole Sivin, a long-time Hill resident, artist and professor died on Dec. 30 at the age of 84. more
 Nancy Lang Boyer, oil and pastel painter, passed peacefully at the age of 94 on December 17 at home in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, where she lived during the past four years, across the street … more
George von Scheven, 83, a former Chestnut Hill resident, died December 4, in San Francisco, CA.  His family was at his side. Mr. von Scheven was born in 1937, in Frankfurt am Mein, Hessen, … more
Bernice Bricklin, a political activist and attorney, died at Cathedral Village in Roxborough on Dec. 19 from complications of COVID-19. She was 93. Bricklin was born on August 4, 1927 in … more
On the morning of Nov. 12, 2020, Joan Hobson Smyth passed away peacefully in Green Cove Springs, FL after a long struggle with Alzheimers.  more
JAMES J.P., age 75, on November 30 ,2020 of Erdenheim formerly of Chestnut Hill. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Kelly), much loved father to James “Jamie” and Katie; devoted grandfather to Evie. more
George L. Popky, M.D., longtime resident of Chestnut Hill, passed away quietly at his home on December 5, 2020 surrounded by his family.  Born on June 2, 1934 to Freda and Herman Popky, George … more
On December 6, 2020, of Ft. Washington, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Bettie” Coutts (nee Burns). Devoted father of Andrew, Robert, Elizabeth, John, Edward, Linda, … more
John Connable Bennett, Jr. died on December 6, 2020, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  more
Marillyn "Dolly" Beechman Schnall was born April 9, 1924 in Philadelphia and succumbed on October 29, 2020 to long-term complications from stroke. more
Carolyn Hale (nee Rowe) of Chestnut Hill, on October 12, 2020 of multiple sclerosis. Born in Raleigh NC, she resided in Philadelphia for 48 years and was preceded in death by her parents, Alwilder … more
THEODORE DILL of Wyndmoor PA, aged 53. Died October 26, 2020. He was the son of Ann Dill Donahue and the late B. Gould Donahue. He is also survived by his sister, Elisabeth Gould Donahue. Ted … more
Meredith S. Marando-Blanck, a resident of Audubon, PA, passed away on October 17, 2020 at the age of 62. more
Margaret E. Van Ummersen, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the age of 83. more
On Thursday, October 22, 2020 Stephen W. Shea, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 79 at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota; he was surrounded by his wife and two sons. more
Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) has for years been one of the most successful community-based “schools” in the country. According to its records, many more than 100,000 people have taken … more
Marta Isabel Zamora (b. Heredia, Costa Rica, 1944– d. San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica, 2020)  Marta Isabel Zamora was born into a family of educators. Following the path set by … more
Charles (Charlie) Maxwell Peterson III, 53, of Erdenheim, PA died peacefully on Sunday, November 15 in his sleep due to heart failure.  He was born in Bryn Mawr, PA to the late loving Charles … more
Theodore Dill of Wyndmoor PA, aged 53. Died October 26, 2020. He was the son of Ann Dill Donahue and the late B. Gould Donahue. He is also survived by his sister, Elisabeth Gould Donahue. Ted … more
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