obituaries
Ralph Everline, barber, 64
Ralph Everline, former Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia deacon and owner of Fairview Barber Shop, died April 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Central Pennsylvania of cardiac arrest. He wa...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Janice Weatherford: chemical salesperson and activist, 63
Janice Weatherford, a former Philadelphia-area LGBT activist, died last month of cancer. She was 63. Weatherford was a native of Alabama who moved to the Philly area in 1992. She spent nearly 25 ye...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheri “Sheddy” Rollins Sanchez, organizer, 28
Cheri “Sheddy” Rollins Sanchez, a former organizer for Philadelphia Student Union, died March 12 in Miami, Fla. They were 28. Sanchez was described as a jack-of-all-trades, with interests and talen...
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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 ...
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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...
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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
by Angela Thomas
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Dennis Clegg, business manager and Fins member, 44
by Angela Thomas
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Patricia Fitzgerald, ActionAIDS staffer, 64
by Angela Thomas
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Marc Garber, pharmacist, 57
by Angela Thomas
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 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 | 274 274 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 | 284 284 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...