Philadelphia Obituaries

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  • 14 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    Inez L. Johnson, 100, domestic worker

    Inez L. Johnson, 100, of Philadelphia, a domestic worker, died Friday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in 1914 in Aiken, S.C., the ninth of 11 children.

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  • Friday | via Erie Times News 

    Things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday. So far, state officials haven't explained how Powell Mortuary Services in Philadelphia was permitted to operate without a license after 2012.

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  • Thursday | via Philly.com 

    Dawkins wasn't a superstar, but he was unforgettable

    Amid massive expectations, Darryl Dawkins arrived in Philadelphia via Orlando at the age of 18. He was a giant man and a gentleman with a mind so creative that he was able to invent a fictional planet and write poetry that described the otherworldly strength he used to shatter two fiberglass backboards in a little less than a month.. "Darryl Dawkins is the father of power dunking," Shaquille O'Neal once said about the man who was known as "Chocolate Thunder," "Double D," and other image-evoking nicknames.

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  • Thursday Aug 27 | via CBS Local 

    Former Sixers Great Darryl Dawkins Dead At 58

    CBS 3 CBS 3 joined forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Philadelphia to give you the best Philly has to offer. CBS 3 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS [...] KYW Newsradio 1060 Welcome to KYW Newsradio 1060 on CBSPhilly.com.

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  • Thursday Aug 27 | via Newark Advocate 

    Fiedler, Christopher J.

    Christopher J. Fiedler GRANVILLE: A private memorial gathering celebrating the life of Christopher J. Fiedler, 63, of Granville, formerly of Northern Virginia, will be held at a later date in Virginia. A forensic geologist for 34 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chris passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via Philly.com 

    Joe Davis, 59, social worker

    Joe Davis, 59, of Philadelphia, a paraplegic and former addict who counseled young people to think before making choices that might land them in a wheelchair for life, died Saturday, Aug. 15. Mr. Davis spent 34 years in such a chair, but that didn't dull his spirit. His body finally gave out, though.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via Philly.com 

    Funeral home linked to bodies in garage had tax trou...

    Neighbors on the 2600 block of Hagert Street, around the corner from the funeral home, discovered the bodies Tuesday, when they smelled a foul odor emanating from the garage and decided to investigate. Three corpses were eventually taken from the garage.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via NBC Philadelphia 

    Family Buries Body Found in Garage

    Grieving family members confronted a funeral home director Wednesday after they buried a man whose body was found in a Philadelphia garage. Leon Nelson, 89, was laid to rest in Bala Cynwyd Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via C & G Newspapers 

    Huntington Woods gazebo to be built in memory of Rac...

    Ron Davis' late mother, Mary Kay Davis, was an active Huntington Woods resident and a valued community member, so to remember her, a small park right off Lincoln Drive was named in her honor in 1999. Now, Ron Davis wants to help honor another family in the Huntington Woods community by placing a gazebo in Mary Kay Davis Park in honor of Rachel Jacobs, a Huntington Woods native who died in an Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia earlier this year.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via The Ephrata Review 

    Michael F. Oslar, 68, formerly of Denver, Vietnam ve...

    Michael F. Oslar, 68, Reading, formerly of Philadelphia, and Colonial Lodge, Denver, died Aug. 18, 2015, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. A Vietnam War Army veteran, he was of the Catholic faith and worked for Perfect Photo, Yellow Cab, and The Salvation Army, all in Philadephia.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via Philly.com 

    Theodore Eisenberg, 90, Human Relations Commission d...

    As a deputy director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, he was charged with seeing to it that city laws governing fair housing, civil rights, job and sex discrimination and affirmative action were enforced. His team dealt with complaints both major and minor, like the woman who complained of sex discrimination because she was given one roll in a restaurant and her husband, being a male, got two.

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  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via Philly.com 

    Stench leads cops to 3 bodies in garage

    The door to the garage on West Hagert Street in Strawberry Mansion had been locked for months - until Tuesday, when it stood open, a terrible stench emanating from inside. Two of the neighbors on the block smelled the odor, saw the open door, and walked in to investigate.

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  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    John D. Perkins

    PHILADELPHIA – John Donald “Jack” Perkins, 65, 33424 County Route 194, died at home on Monday evening, August 24th, 2015, under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. Born in Potsdam on August 13, 1950, the son of John D. & Isabell Santimaw Perkins.

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  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via Philly.com 

    Stench leads police to 3 bodies in N. Phila. garage

    Police responding to a 911 call about a foul odor on a North Philadelphia block opened a garage there to find three decomposing bodies Tuesday morning. Police said two bodies were found in boxes and one found in a casket in the garage, on the 2600 block of West Hagert Street in the city's Strawberry Mansion section.

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  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via Philly.com 

    Pat Banks, 61, editorial assistant at The Inquirer

    Pat Banks, 61, of Philadelphia, an assistant systems editor and a former editorial assistant in The Inquirer newsroom, died of lung cancer Monday, Aug. 24, at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Her daughter, Clio Banks, said it was a family joke that "we would always buy Hebrew National [hot dogs] because she knew what went in them."

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  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via Philly.com 

    Frances P. Aulston, 75, community activist, cultural...

    The slope of his shoulders, the athletic spring in his step even in his 60s. And that voice! It seemed that Paul Robeson could still belt out the kind of operatic aria that had enthralled music lovers around the world.

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  • Monday Aug 24 | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    Patti L. (Wagner) Nowark

    Patti L. Nowark, 91, wife of Frederick W. Nowark Jr., Skippack Township, Montgomery County, died Saturday, at Parkhouse Nursing & Rehab. Center, Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County.

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  • Saturday Aug 22 | via Patch.com 

    In Case You Missed It: Musician Sembello Drowned in ...

    Renowned singer/songwriter Danny Sembello drowned in the Schuylkill River over the weekend. Soultracks.com reported Sembello's death in an obituary Wednesday.

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  • Friday Aug 21 | via Philly.com 

    Dan Reimold, St. Joe's professor, dies unexpectedly

    Dan Reimold, a journalism professor at St. Joseph's University who founded the influential blog College Media Matters, died unexpectedly this week. Hours after the school announced his death Friday, tributes to Reimold, 34, were growing on nearly every media-industry blog in the country - Poynter.org, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaShift, the Associated Collegiate Press, and others.

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  • Feb 4, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly 

    Decomposing bodies found in building owned by funera...

    Philadelphia police and city health officials are investigating the discovery of three decomposing bodies in a building owned by a nearby funeral home. Officers were called to the building late Tuesday morning in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in North Philadelphia after neighbors reported a foul odor.

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