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  • 18 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    At gathering, living proof that CPR can save cardiac...

    Allison MacMath had no medical training. But on a cold morning in February, when a man beside her at the dog park suddenly collapsed to the snow, she remembered a simple tip: When giving CPR, skip mouth-to-mouth, and pump to the beat of an aptly named Bee Gees song.

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  • 23 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    Gene Johnson, of New Brighton, Minn., a survivor of ...

    Allison MacMath had no medical training. But on a cold morning in February, when a man beside her at the dog park suddenly collapsed to the snow, she remembered a simple tip: when giving CPR, skip mouth-to-mouth, and pump to the beat of an aptly named Bee Gees' song.

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  • Yesterday | via Philly.com 

    Jeffrey Bayers, 60, 10-year Parking Authority staffer

    Services have been set for Jeffrey Bayers, 60, of Maple Shade, a Philadelphia Parking Authority worker who was fatally injured when he was pinned under a tow truck in a city impound lot in South Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 22. Visitation was set for 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at St. Anne's Church, 2328 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, before a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass there, with interment in Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill. Vince Fenerty, executive director of the PPA, said in an e-mail, "Jeff was a conscientious and dedicated employee.

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  • Yesterday | via Philly.com 

    Richard Corliss, 71: Eminent Time magazine film critic

    Richard Corliss, 71, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, died Thursday after suffering a major stroke last week, magazine officials said Friday. Mr. Corliss, who was born in Philadelphia, earned his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and later earned a master's degree in film studies.

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  • Yesterday | via Philly.com 

    Frank's Place: A fan's view of his aged heroes

    Past Villanova great basketball players convened at the Villanova Chapel April 23, 2015 for a memorial service for long-time coach Jack Kraft, who died last summer at age 93. On hand for the service were Temple coach Fran Dunphey, who played for Kraft at Malvern Prep, Ed Hastings, Whitey Rigsby and Jim McMonagle. The words from the sentimental poem Fran O'Hanlon read at Jack Kraft's memorial service Thursday afternoon must have held a special resonance for some in attendance.

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  • Friday | via Philly.com 

    Lieselotte Shuster, 95, native of Germany

    Lieselotte Ursula Amalie Shuster, 95, of Hatboro, a mother and traveler who never forgot her homeland in Germany, died Sunday, April 19, of cardiovascular disease at home. Mrs. Shuster was born in Erpfingen, Germany, the daughter of Georg and Berta Hoch Lenz.

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  • Thursday Apr 23 | via Philly.com 

    Walter Patrick Dunleavy, 94, trucking company purcha...

    PAT DUNLEAVY was getting some medical tests last December and, for no particular reason, his wife, Alice, said, "He never got his Bronze Star." Pat Dunleavy, an Army combat veteran of some of the toughest fighting in the South Pacific in World War II, rarely spoke about his experiences.

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  • Wednesday Apr 22 | via Patch.com 

    Mother, Daughter Who Died in Plane Crash Remembered ...

    A local church held a memorial service Wednesday morning for a mother and daughter who died in the March plane crash in the French Alps. Yvonne Selke, of Nokesville, and her adult daughter, Emily Selke, were both identified as passengers on the Germanwings airliner that officials say was intentionally taken down by the co-pilot.

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  • Wednesday Apr 22 | via Pocono Record 

    Pulitzer-winning music is a tribute to NEPA coal miners

    He remembers the back-breaking work, 300 feet down, in the dark, hot mine in Luzerne County. If a man complained - or died - 10 more were willing to take his place.

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  • Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Ephrata Review 

    Bro. Robert P. Skinner, 76, Ephrata, Redemptorist Br...

    Redemptorist Brother Robert Paul Skinner, 76, of Ephrata, died peacefully surrounded by the comforting prayers of his confreres on April 13, 2015, at St. Clement's Mission House in Ephrata. Brother Robert was born on May 23, 1938 in Binghamton, N.Y. He professed his first vows Aug. 29, 1981 and made his final profession Sept.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Burke, James Joseph

    JAMES JOSEPH BURKE, 65 AUBURNDALE - Mr. James Joseph Burke, age 65, a resident of Auburndale, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Mr. Burke was born August 26, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James John and Helen Irene Burke.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to NEPA coal miners

    He remembers the back-breaking work, 300 feet down, in the dark, hot mine in Luzerne County. If a man complained - or died - 10 more were willing to take his place.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via Philly.com 

    Henry Hart III, 65, lawyer

    Henry Hart III, 65, of West Mount Airy, a lawyer, father, and public servant, died Saturday, April 18, at his home after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. "I am heartbroken, especially as I watch my kids grieve for their Dad," said his wife, Sarah Hart, in an e-mail announcing Mr. Hart's death.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via Cape Gazette 

    Glenda E. Cline, loved family dearly

    Glenda was born in Gumboro, April 6, 1939, to the late Norman and Minnie Phillips Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Abby Mitchell; and two sisters, Irene Jones and Mary Ann Mitchell.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via Evening Sun 

    Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coa...

    Julia Wolfe descended hundreds of feet underground, into a dank, dark cavern with gleaming black walls: a Pennsylvania coal mine. "You can't believe people spent all day there," Wolfe recalled Tuesday.

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  • Tuesday Apr 21 | via Philly.com 

    Nancy Raynor sanctions case may come down to 3 vs. 1

    After all the courtroom jostling and legal swordplay, it may in the end come down to this - the word of three witnesses against one. Any day now, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Panepinto is expected to issue his second and likely final ruling on the $1 million penalty he imposed on insurance defense lawyer Nancy Raynor.

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  • Monday Apr 20 | via Philly.com 

    Frances Vann Lewis, 102, former restaurant and hospi...

    Not always a simple assignment in a world of increasing stress, you might say, but Frances - called "Nana" by friends and family - would have insisted on it. Frances Vann Lewis, who worked for a Horn & Hardart restaurant on South Broad Street and for the former Graduate Hospital, a devoted churchwoman and family matriarch, died Friday at age 102.

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  • Monday Apr 20 | via Philly.com 

    52nd Street blues: Downbeat to upswing?

    IT WAS EIGHT years ago this month that the Daily News branded 52nd and Market streets one of the city's most dangerous corners. "Death Row" screamed the front-page headline - one part tabloid hyperbole, one part depressing summation of the crime, blight and poverty that had choked the life out of the once-proud business and entertainment strip.

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  • Monday Apr 20 | via Phillymag.com 

    St. Joea s Prep Holds Prayer Service for Student Who...

    St. Joe's Prep this morning held a prayer service for Ryan Gillyard , a 15-year-old student who collapsed Saturday morning during a football team practice; he was declared dead at Temple University Hospital soon after. 6ABC reports: "Grief counselors were on hand at St. Joseph's Prep Monday after a freshman football player collapsed and died during practice."

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  • Feb 4, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly 

    Funeral Arrangements For St. Joe's Prep Football Pla...

    Funeral arrangements have been announced for a 15-year-old St. Joe's Prep football player who died on Saturday after collapsing during a workout. The player was identified by school officials as 15-year-old Ryan Gillyard, a freshman and Upper Darby resident.

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