obituaries
Dave O’Hara, political consultant, 30
Dave O’Hara, a local political consultant, died July 28 at his home from a genetic heart condition. He was 30. O’Hara worked as a finance director for several local political campaigns. The Scranto...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Rodney Payne
Rodney Payne, a longtime employee of Ritz Movie Theatres, died July 16. He was 46. Over the past decade, Payne worked his way up through the company and most recently served as an assistant manager...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 120 120 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 | 126 126 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 ...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
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E. Huntington “Hunter” Parker, costume designer, 72
by Scott A. Drake
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Renee Verker, forklift driver, 65
by Angela Thomas
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jesse J. Phillips, hotel employee, 54
by Angela Thomas
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 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 | 260 260 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 | 278 278 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...
Jim Gallagher, science teacher, 72
by Angela Thomas
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 290 290 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,...