Friday, December 28, 2012
December 17, 2012
BATEMAN, Linda (nee Wolfe) on Dec. 17, 2012. Wife of the late Anthony G. Bateman, Jr. Sister of Lorraine Wolfe. Mother of Maria, Michael, Matthew, Maurice, and Margaret Batemen. Grandmother of one. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 29, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 109 E. Price Street, Germantown. Rectory: (215) 438-2925 Ex. 218.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ronald S. Matthew, Sr., died at age 71.
The long-time owner of Matthew Beverage in Roxborough died Nov. 8, according to his obituary. Ronald S. Matthew, Sr., 71, died at his home in Jeffersonville, PA. Legacy.com said Matthew owned the 7631 Ridge Ave. business for 40 years. In addition to Roxborough, Matthew also lived in Blue Bell and later Jeffersonville. He is survived by wife, Margaret, daughters, Lisa Stoy and Linda Rittenhouse; and son, Ronald, Jr., in addition to grandchildren and great grandchildren. His son, Richard P. Matthew, and a grandson, Peter Andrew Stoy, preceded him in death. For more information visit the obituary here.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Claire (Dougherty) Aldinger died at 84.
An 84-year-old former Roxborough resident died Oct. 26, according to her obituary. Claire (Dougherty) Aldinger died in Whiting, NJ. Legacy.com said she was married to the late Robert W. Aldinger and is survived by her children, Bruce Aldinger, Barbara Erthal and Janet Cole; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her funeral was Friday at Koller Funeral Home For more information visit the obituary here.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The former U.S. Senator fought a long battle with cancer.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday, according to CNN, at age 82 in his Philadelphia home. Specter represented Pennsylvania in the Senate for 30 years. Specter started as a Democrat but switched to the Republican party before being elected to the U.S. Senate. The senator made headlines in 2009 when he switched to the Democratic Party. Specter announced his diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in 2005. He underwent multiple treatments of chemotherapy and finally succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sunday. Sen. Pat Toomey released the following statement, “A man of sharp intelligence and dogged determination, Sen. Specter dedicated his life to public service and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His impact on our state and public policy …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Vote in our Patch Poll on the legacy of his historic first steps on the moon.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Armstrong began his career as a Navy fighter pilot and test pilot before being tapped for a highly selective…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The following obituaries are from the northwest section of Philadelphia
The following obituaries have been released between July 5 and July 11 for residents of Northwest Philadelphia. Elaine Kowalewski, of Manayunk, dies at 65. Catherine Galbraith, former secretary at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian, dies at 96. Rosemary C Rinehart, graduate from Chestnut Hill College, died on July 8.