Obituaries
Obituaries

Theodore Wood Friend 3d, former president of the Eisenhower Fellowships, dies at 89

Not only was Dr. Friend a historian, college leader, and president of the Eisenhower Fellowships; he also wrote four books, one of which received the prestigious Bancroft Prize.

Jeanette Haigler, retired Federal Reserve Bank employee and business owner, dies at 53

Jeanette Haigler, a retired legal secretary with the Federal Reserve Bank, died Sunday, Nov. 1 after a cardiac arrest. Her son is Terrill Haigler, of Ya Fav Trashman fame for seeking PPE for workers.

Jeanette Haigler, retired Federal Reserve Bank employee and business owner, dies at 53

Jeanette Haigler, a retired legal secretary with the Federal Reserve Bank, died Sunday, Nov. 1 after a cardiac arrest. Her son is Terrill Haigler, of Ya Fav Trashman fame for seeking PPE for workers.

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80

Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said in a statement.

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80

Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said in a statement.

Julio E. Vassalluzzo, family doctor and home gardener in Bucks County, dies at 82

Dr. Vassalluzzo created a garden at his Langhorne home. “You’ll find tree peonies next to hostas next to clematis next to hellebores next to strawberries," The Inquirer wrote in 2007.

Julio E. Vassalluzzo, family doctor and home gardener in Bucks County, dies at 82

Dr. Vassalluzzo created a garden at his Langhorne home. “You’ll find tree peonies next to hostas next to clematis next to hellebores next to strawberries," The Inquirer wrote in 2007.
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Joseph J. Rishel, legendary PMA curator of European art, dies at 80

Mr. Rishel, married to late PMA director Anne d'Harnoncourt, was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the field, his unflagging support of colleagues, his humor, and many spectacular exhibitions.

Len Barry, 1960s rock 'n roll recording star and lead voice of the Dovells, dies at 78

Len Barry was a Philly product but his recorded hits went viral. He's remembered for “The Bristol Stomp," "You Can't Sit Down," and "1-2-3." Teenyboppers from the 1960s still sing them.

Ron Donatucci, Philadelphia’s longtime register of wills, dies at 72 on Election Day

Ron Donatucci, Philadelphia's former register of Wills and a longtime South Philadelphia ward leader, died Tuesday at age 72.

Dolly Beechman Schnall, champion of Philadelphia theater, dies at 96

Dolly Beechman Schnall, who was part of the Philadelphia theater community for decades, as a writer, director, teacher and philanthropist, died Thursday Oct. 29 at 96.

Joan Spivack, administrative assistant who was devoted to her family, dies at 81

Mrs. Spivack spent most of her adult life working for the National Adoption Center in Philadelphia. She sought to bring public attention to the children who were available for adoption.

Max W. Daniels, Montford Point Marine who received Congressional Gold Medal, dies at 103

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the Marine Corps to Black recruits. The men sign up in droves. They were not prepared, however, for the treatment they received.

John T. Lynch, decorated World War II bomber pilot and later, a lawyer, dies at 96

Mr. Lynch flew 39 combat missions in a B-17 bomber with nary a scratch. He credited his flight crew and prayer for his success. Later, he became a lawyer.

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as suave, fearless secret agent James Bond and then carved out a successful, Oscar-winning career, died at age 90.

Robert Marshak, former dean of the UPenn Vet School and a bovine expert, dies at 97

Dr. Marshak was Penn Vet School's dean from 1973 to 1987. “His brilliance and innovation were palpable. Those he affected are legion,” a colleague said.

Sons of legendary Philly rappers Freeway and Oschino have died in separate incidents

Legendary Philadelphia rappers Freeway and Oschino, once members of State Property, a rap group that was part of Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella label, each lost a son days apart.

William T. Chain Jr., doctor who succeeded his father as a respected internist, dies at 73

In 1978, Dr. William T. Chain Jr. took over his father's medical practice in Narberth and was a respected doctor. A recovering addict, he drew from his experience to lead others out of addiction.

These are the people we’ve lost to the coronavirus in Greater Philadelphia

Relatives. Friends. Neighbors. Colleagues. People met here for the first time. All are connected by a shared tragedy: They are victims of COVID-19, the disease that has killed thousands in the Philadelphia area. Here are some of their stories.

Joseph Sousa III, 81, was a singer, career railroader, and loving family man

Mr. Sousa was born in Connecticut near the Atlantic Ocean, so his childhood was filled with swimming, sailing, and fishing.

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