Obituaries
Obituaries

Henry Shuford Cecil, 97, leading pediatrician and former head of Children’s Seashore House

Dr. Cecil was way ahead of his time. He understood that children with developmental disabilities and other obstacles needed special care. Then he provided it.

Katie Loeb, 57, cocktail pioneer

Miss Loeb helped usher in the modern era of the Philadelphia cocktail and bartending scene.

Katie Loeb, 57, cocktail pioneer

Miss Loeb helped usher in the modern era of the Philadelphia cocktail and bartending scene.

Don Harrison, 90, retired Daily News editor

Former deputy editor of the opinion pages at the Philadelphia Daily News, previously served as assistant managing editor at the Bulletin newspaper.

Don Harrison, 90, retired Daily News editor

Former deputy editor of the opinion pages at the Philadelphia Daily News, previously served as assistant managing editor at the Bulletin newspaper.

Francis M. Lordan, 93, retired newspaperman and World War II veteran

To Mr. Lordan, journalism was a calling. “I was able to spend my working life doing what I knew was my purpose for living,” Mr. Lordan said in a lecture. “Not everyone can say that.”

Francis M. Lordan, 93, retired newspaperman and World War II veteran

To Mr. Lordan, journalism was a calling. “I was able to spend my working life doing what I knew was my purpose for living,” Mr. Lordan said in a lecture. “Not everyone can say that.”
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Susan Fenton, 69, St. Joseph’s University faculty member and artist

“Fenton’s figures – silent, composed, aloof – represent aesthetic idealism,” an art critic wrote. “By avoiding eye contact with the viewer, they maintain emotional distance and anonymity. While being gazed at, they do not gaze back.”

Henry E. Oliver, 77, administrative law judge

Judge Oliver started out his career as a Philadelphia police officer. He pursued higher education and became a lawyer and later, a judge.

M. Kay Harris, 71, cofounded the noted Inside-Out Prison Exchange program

Professor Harris had a deep-seated desire to create a more fair system of criminal justice, her family wrote in a tribute. Her life was a testament to that.

Philly mourns the loss of Willis ‘Nomo’ Humphrey, noted muralist

Humphrey was responsible for many murals portraying black heroes in Philly.

John Blair McLeod, 86, business executive and hobbyist

Mr. McLeod was a fundraiser extraordinaire for the Marine Corps, his family said.

Ken Berry, star of sitcom ‘F Troop,’ has died at age 85

Ken Berry, an actor and dancer who played the affable and clumsy Capt. Wilton Parmenter in the 1960s sitcom "F Troop," has died

Seymour Kurland, 88, Philadelphia lawyer and bar association chancellor

To Mr. Kurland, ethics in public life were important. He spoke out strongly in 1986 when judges were accused of accepting cash gifts.

Joseph T. Smith, 82, human resources company executive

"In all of our countries and among our clients, customers and employees, I never met anybody who didn't like Joe," said Mr. Smith's friend and business colleague.

Dr. Jerry Parker, 71, former Delco college president who worked to open higher ed to everyone

Dr. Parker was an admissions officer at Vassar College when he realized there were students who had never thought of themselves as college material. "It sparked my interest in the community-college concept," he said.

Victoria Donohoe, 89, longtime Inquirer art critic and Narberth historian

Miss Donohoe was respected for her vast knowledge of the art world. Plus, when she had something to say in her Inquirer column, The Arts Scene, that was critical, she did it gently.

‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57 .

Donald White, 83, internationally-known archaeologist and Penn Museum curator

Because the handsome, dashing Professor White was larger than life, he was often typecast as Indiana Jones. Little could have irritated him more.

Cpl. Holsey Gillis Sr., 94, a Montford Point Marine and founder of its Philadelphia Chapter

Corporal Holsey Gillis Sr. was one of the original Montford Point Marines who started the Philadelphia Chapter in 1965 and was a mainstay figure at the club and with the Montford Point Marine community. He served in the battle for Okinawa, Japan.

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