Mrs. Craney had always wanted to be a teacher. She trained for the career, and then put it on hold to start a family. Later, she rejoined the work force. She was a stickler on good grammar and diction.
Lee Radziwill, who parlayed her cachet as the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis into a varied career as a fashion tastemaker, interior decorator, actress, princess and grande dame of cafe society on two continents, died Feb. 15 in New York. She was 85.
Bud and Ginny Schofield married in their early twenties and were together for 69 years. The Strafford residents were so devoted to each other that they made plans to be together in assisted living until the end. Earlier this month, they died nine days apart, in an early Valentine.
After his father and sister died, Mr. Benoff's mother enrolled him in Girard College, the home and school for fatherless boys. He flourished there, and grew up to become a man who embraced life's happy moments.
Often described as an extremist crank and fringe figure, Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. cut a shadowy and alarming path through American politics for a half-century. He built a political organization often likened to a cult and ran for president eight times, once while in prison for mail fraud.
Mr. Stroud had two careers - the first as a college dean of students, the second as a real estate agent. But the job he found most fulfilling was as dean of students at the Philadelphia College of Art, a post he held for 17 years.
Ruth “Momma” Dietz Eni, a working mother and grandmother who led Dietz & Watson as chairwoman and a decade ago became the well-known, bespectacled face of the Philadelphia meat and cheese company’s advertising, died Friday at a Mount Holly hospice following a sudden illness. She was 94.
Mrs. Mulhern had no previous experience running a restaurant in 1974 when she opened The Garden at 1617 Spruce St. She started with a tiny bar and a few umbrella-topped tables in a garden. What followed was a restaurant renaissance that continues today.
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."