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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:40:55 GMT2017-11-19T01:40:55Z

 



Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:40:55 GMT2017-11-19T01:40:55Z

Mr. Procacci was co-founder, with his brother Michael, and longtime chief executive of Procacci Brothers Sales Corp., a wholesaler supplier based on Front Street in South Philadelphia. The company, which owns farms in New Jersey and Florida and operates overseas, says it produces 10 percent of the country's tomatoes. Its clients are as big as McDonald's and as small as a produce vendor in the Italian Market.



AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:36:12 GMT2017-11-19T01:36:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.



Kathleen A. McDonnell, 66, Penn Law career counselor and former Philly ADA

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:36:27 GMT2017-11-18T20:36:27Z

Ms. McDonnell's hobbies were music and film, and giving advice to anyone in need of it. "She had a black belt in Internet shopping and gift-giving. Her wrapping alone was a thing of beauty," her husband said.



Richard L. Wade, 69, Germantown Friends head of school

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:19:51 GMT2017-11-17T01:19:51Z

The tall, courtly southerner assigned himself the task of guiding the Quaker school known as GFS into the 21st century. He did, to accolades.



Democratic mega-donor Mostyn dies amid 'mental health issue'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:54:05 GMT2017-11-16T19:54:05Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic mega-donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer who was among the nation's largest backers of liberal causes and candidates, died after what his wife says was "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." He was 46.