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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:01:03 GMT2017-06-28T01:01:03Z

 



Marshall Edgar Freedman, 28, a Dresher native, dies in fall on Oahu

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:01:03 GMT2017-06-28T01:01:03Z

A rising restaurant manager, he loved "interacting with guests in their native language, traveling, learning new cultures and languages, and enjoying all kinds of food," his father said.



Kenneth C. Trotter, Lower Merion teacher

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:20:24 GMT2017-06-27T16:20:24Z

"Wherever you are, Mr. Trotter, I'm sure things are 'solid and groovy,' as you used to say in class," recalled one of his students.



Margaret Elizabeth Streeter, 92, retired school custodian

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:08:25 GMT2017-06-27T03:08:25Z

Longtime Strawberry Mansion resident and block club captain, Margaret Streeter, died on June 18.



Donald C. Drake, 82, prizewinning Inquirer medical and science writer

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:14:22 GMT2017-06-26T16:14:22Z

Mr. Drake wrote long stories, "putting the reader right there with everything that was happening," said an editor. "He was very influential to the craft of journalism."



Gilmon D. Brooks, 91, Montford Point Marine made history

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:52:05 GMT2017-06-25T18:52:05Z

As a young Marine, Gilmon D. Brooks witnessed history when the American flag was raised on February 23, 1945 on Iwo Jima during one of the bloodiest battles during World War II. He also made history as a member of the Montford Point Marines, the all-black unit that integrated the Marines after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order in June 1941 ordering the armed forces to recruit African Americans. A decorated veteran, he served in three wars. Mr. Brooks, died June 19 in Asbury Park, N.J. He was 91.