Obituaries
Obituaries

Blanche Burton-Lyles, 85, concert pianist who founded Marian Anderson Historical Society

Ms. Burton Lyles bought Marian Anderson's house at 762 S. Martin St. and turned it into a monument to the singer. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85

Frieda Lefeber, 103, Holocaust survivor, nurse and painter

Fifteen of her family members died in the Holocaust, but Mrs. Lefeber wasn't bitter. "I can't hate people, even if they hurt me. I am not made that way," she said.

Frieda Lefeber, 103, Holocaust survivor, nurse and painter

Fifteen of her family members died in the Holocaust, but Mrs. Lefeber wasn't bitter. "I can't hate people, even if they hurt me. I am not made that way," she said.

Aubrey Bright Jones Jr., 83, engineer who oversaw Enon Tabernacle building project

Since the church whose construction Mr. Jones supervised opened in 2006, the number of Enon worshippers has grown to 15,000, the Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller said.

Aubrey Bright Jones Jr., 83, engineer who oversaw Enon Tabernacle building project

Since the church whose construction Mr. Jones supervised opened in 2006, the number of Enon worshippers has grown to 15,000, the Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller said.
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Michelle L. Skalsky Simon, 67, NE Philadelphia lawyer and volunteer

Ms. Skalsky believed children should have a chance for a healthy, happy life. She worked for charities that made that their goal.

Stan Lee, former publisher of Marvel Comics, dead at 95

Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and Black Panther, has died.

Dr. Timothy B. Powell, 58, Penn scholar who worked to preserve Native American culture

To Native Americans, the artifacts and records from their past dating from the 1800s and early 1900s have spiritual meaning. "That is what Tim saw, and he wanted to protect that," a tribal elder said.

Robert Levy dies at 87; businessman and philanthropist made his mark in horse racing

Long a figure on the Philadelphia sports scene, Mr. Levy founded the Little Quakers and was an avid Penn sports fan.

Wally Triplett dies at 92; blazed trails at Penn State and in the NFL

Mr. Triplett, a Montgomery County native, became the first African American to start at Penn State, and later became the first to be drafted and play in the NFL.

Mary M. Cannady, 103, social worker who marched with Dr. King in Selma

Ms. Cannady came from an accomplished family of professionals. She blazed a trail as the first African American social worker in several family-service agencies.

Zenon Mazurkevich, Philadelphia architect known for beautiful churches, dies at 79

His passion was ecclesiastical architecture. A church he designed in Chicago has been called one of the nation's 10 most beautiful churches.

Dr. Morris Cherrey, family physician who made house calls, dies at 100

Dr. Cherrey had a basement office with treatment and waiting rooms in Westbrook Park, Delaware County. The family lived upstairs.

A. Margaret ‘Stormy’ Bok, Curtis Institute matriarch

The daughter-in-law of Curtis founder Mary Louise Curtis Bok was a stalwart supporter of the school.

Dr. Perry Black, 88, noted neurosurgeon at Hahnemann dies

One focus was to help patients in pain. "Many have been told that their pain is not real, but we take at face value the patient's statement of pain," he said.

Latanya Lucas, 49, UPS worker and Philly mom who bravely battled breast cancer

Mrs. Lucas thought her breast cancer was gone, but it came back in the summer of 2018. She stayed positive. Even in the darkest of times, she held her head high.

Graham D. Andrews, 88, Merrill Lynch executive and Radnor Township commissioner

As president of the Radnor Township board of commissioners from 1986 to 1999, he took on some thorny issues. One was the Radnor Trail.

Drew Mellen IV, 64, Philadelphia doctor delivered 7,000 babies

Cherry Hill resident and marathon runner practiced medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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