Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officer Brad Fox was honored this week after making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. As part of Police Week in Washington, Patch takes a deeper look at police fatalities. Scroll down to see more.
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Tuesday, May 14
The life of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox was honored in ceremonies last week in Norristown, Harrisburg, and Washington, DC. From postal inspectors to small-town sheriffs, Congress has dedicated the week of May 15 to honoring America's law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty, each year. While the number of officers killed in the line of duty has fallen since the 1970s (see our graphic, above), more officers have been killed so far in 2013 than the same time last year, according to a report by the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, released on Monday. The FBI also released a report on Monday, which showed officer fatalities declined in 2012 compared to 2011. The FBI report said 47 …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
D'Annunzio was "a devoted member of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church in Conshohocken"
Tuesday, January 29
Below is an obituary of Kathleen R. D'Annunzio, by Ciavarelli Funeral Homes: Kathleen R. D'Annunzio, 55, of Harrisburg, formerly of East Norriton and Conshohocken, died on January 27, 2013 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg. She was the beloved wife of 31 years to Joseph R. D'Annunzio. She was born in Norristown, PA on April 10, 1957 and was the daughter of Margaret (McCoy) Nowicki of East Norriton and the late Henry F. Nowicki, Sr. Kathy attended Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Mitchell Preparatory Academy and Cushing Junior College. She was employed as a Sales Associate for Target for many years. She was a devoted member of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church in Conshohocken where she was active with St. Rita's Sodality …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Montgomery County Democratic Committee Chairman Marcel L. Groen remembers president emeritus of Local 1776 and longtime Pennsylvania labor leader Wendell W. Young III, who passed away on Jan. 1.
Friday, January 4
In a world where we too often use the word "giant" or "great" to describe someone, I can honestly say that for me Wendell Young III was truly a giant as a labor leader and someone who spent his life fighting for people. I first heard of Mr. Young when I worked in the Bill Green for Mayor campaign in the spring of 1971. People would tell me how close he was to Bill Green and how influential a labor leader he was. That was 42 years ago. It never occurred to me that he was only 32 years old. Even then he had already achieved heights in the labor movement that few reach. Over the years I watched how innovative and caring he was for his members; how he recognized the importance of child care, before it was popular to do so, so single moms …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
State Sen. Vincent Hughes reflects on late senator.
Following the death of former Senator Arlen Specter, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle reflected on the life of the long-time Pennsylvania politician. In this video, state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-7) discusses the original character that was Specter. The Philadelphia and Montgomery County lawmaker is filmed outside the late senator's funeral in Penn Valley.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was among those to speak about the 82-year-old former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who died Sunday.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was remembered by loved ones Tuesday as a man of independence, virtue and influence, with well over 1,000 people, including Vice President Joe Biden, filling a suburban Philadelphia synagogue for his funeral. Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion Township's Penn Valley held the 90-minute ceremony before Specter, who died Sunday at 82 in his Philadelphia home, was to be buried in Huntington Valley. Pallbearers wheeled his American flag-draped casket out of the temple as Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played. Before the funeral, the Specter family greeted a steady stream of mourners that began pouring in more than two hours early. Many of those who waited were heard talking politics, as might be expected at the …
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.
A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County. Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported. Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in …
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 …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
She was the owner of Maria Aurelia Hair Style in Ambler from 1987.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Maria "Mary" Aurelia Malizia Gross, 80, of Ambler, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rosina (nee Garritano) Malizia. She was preceded in death by her step son Matthew Gross in and her brother Nicholas Malizia. She was the owner of Maria Aurelia Hair Style in Ambler from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. Prior to being located in Ambler, Mary owned and operated Mary Hair Style in Germantown, and then, Maria Aurelia Hair Style in Abington. Mrs. Gross was a graduate of the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Class of 1950 and was on the Board of Directors Eastern Montgomery County Vo-Tech Cosmetology Department. Mary is survived …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
He excelled in baseball, and at one time was asked to try out for the Boston Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
John F. DiJiosia, Sr., 83, of Plymouth Meeting, died on September 3, 2012 at Montgomery Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Friend) DiJiosia for 63 years. He was born in Conshohocken, PA on March 8, 1929 to the late Antonio and Virginia A. (DiIulius) DiJiosia. He was a graduate of Conshohocken High School and attended West Chester University on a baseball scholarship. Since he excelled in baseball, he was at one time asked to try out for the Boston Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. DiJiosia was one of the founding members of the Plymouth Nursery and Landscape Co., where he worked with his family for many years. He was also involved in local politics and began his political career at age 25. He served on Conshohocken Borough…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Martha M. Myers was a resident at The Hill at Whitemarsh in Lafayette Hill.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Martha M. Myers (nee Miller) died on September 1, 2012 at The Hill at Whitemarsh in Lafayette Hill, PA where she had been a resident. She was formerly of Silver Spring, MD, and the Wife of the late Maurice M. Myers. Mrs. Myers is the devoted mother of Lisa Myers Dumars and her husband Jon Michael of Middlebourne, WV, and Pamela Myers Nason and her husband Jeffrey Allan of Fort washington, PA. She is the loving Grandmother of Lilianne Claire and Charles Maxwell Nason. Relatives and Friends are invited to her Funeral Service 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Judean Memorial Gardens 16225 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, Maryland. Interment to follow. Remembrances in her name to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America 50 West 58th …