obituaries
Kenneth Andrews, freelance photographer, 61
Kenneth Andrews, local freelance photographer, died Feb. 6 of natural causes. He was 61. Andrews was born March 14, 1953, in the Lancaster area and resided in Philadelphia for most of his life. He ...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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E. Huntington “Hunter” Parker, costume designer, 72
E. Huntington “Hunter” Parker, costume designer and seamster, died Feb. 9 of metastasic lung cancer. He was 72. Parker was born in Providence, R.I., but spent the majority of his life in Philadelph...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renee Verker, forklift driver, 65
Renee Verker, forklift driver and founding member of Jewish Lesbian Women, died Feb. 10 of a heart attack. She was 65. Verker was born and raised in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia a...
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Jesse J. Phillips, hotel employee, 54
Jesse J. Phillips, an employee at the Sheraton Hotel at 17th and Vine streets, died Jan. 6 at Pennsylvania Hospital of throat cancer. He was 54. Phillips, a resident of South Philadelphia, graduate...
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Dennis Clegg, business manager and Fins member, 44
Dennis Clegg, a longtime member of the Philadelphia Fins Aquatic Club, died of a heart attack Dec. 21. He was 44. Clegg was born in Korea but lived in several places throughout the world, including...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patricia Fitzgerald, ActionAIDS staffer, 64
Patricia Fitzgerald, coordinator of ActionAIDS’ Philadelphia Linkage Program, died Dec. 2 of complications from pneumonia and cancer. She was 64. Fitzgerald grew up in the Kensington section of Phi...
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Marc Garber, pharmacist, 57
by Angela Thomas
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
Pharmacist Marc Garber died Nov. 19 at age 57. The cause of death is pending. Garber was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy before he went on ...
Jim Gallagher, science teacher, 72
by Angela Thomas
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Gallagher, a former science teacher at the Franklin Institute, died Nov. 15 of a respiratory attack. He was 72. For years, Gallagher entertained and educated school children during field trips,...
Julian Mendez, 33, former bartender
by Angela Thomas
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Former 12th Air Command bartender Julian Mendez died Nov. 10 after a short battle with liver disease. He was 33. Mendez worked at the now-defunct 12th Air from about 2004-07. Mendez was born in Col...
Harley “Daniel” Norvilla, 51, bartender and truck driver
by Angela Thomas
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
Truck driver and former Bike Stop bartender Harley “Daniel” Norvilla died Oct. 22 of a heart attack. He was 51. Norvilla was born in Woodbury, N.J., on Aug. 25, 1962, and grew up in Gibbstown, N.J....
Roslyn Wilkins, mother of Nizah Morris, 82
by Timothy Cwiek
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
Roslyn M. Wilkins, the mother of Nizah Morris, died Sept. 8 after a brief illness. She was 82 and lived in West Philadelphia. For the past 10 years, Wilkins voiced the belief that her child’s homic...
Obituary: AnnMarie Thompsan, 29, financial underwriter
by Angela Thomas
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
Financial underwriter AnnMarie Thompsan died on July 29. She was 29. Thompsan was a native of Erie and was a state-champion shot putter for her high school, Villa Maria Academy. She attended Slippe...