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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:57:42 GMT2017-04-26T17:57:42Z

 



Jonathan Demme, director of 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:57:42 GMT2017-04-26T17:57:42Z

Family sources say the cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.



Jack Dugan, accomplished wedding photographer, dies at 32

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:09:13 GMT2017-04-26T03:09:13Z

“what’s up Philly? back to shoot me some weddins,” Jack Dugan posted online last Thursday. He died in his sleep Saturday in Ambler.



James Giosa, 67, funeral director, passionate family man

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:45 GMT2017-04-26T00:00:45Z

He was in high school when he decided he wanted to be a funeral director. He had relatives in the business in Philadelphia, and he was also influenced while helping his high school sweetheart cope with the death of her teenage brother.



Gerry Sills, 97, Philadelphia fashion icon and fundraiser

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:08:51 GMT2017-04-25T03:08:51Z

When Gerry Sills asked her women friends to put on a hat and white gloves, and to turn out for a fundraising tea, they did -- 300 of them.



'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00:22 GMT2017-04-25T01:00:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88.