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Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:08:37 GMT2018-01-19T02:08:37Z

 



Marty Portnoy, 92, longtime Philly bandleader

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:08:37 GMT2018-01-19T02:08:37Z

The Marty Portnoy Orchestra, a longtime fixture in Center City ballrooms and thousands of events around the region, played at the Liberty Medal ceremonies for Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in 1993 and Vaclav Havel in 1994. His band performed at a birthday party for Frank Sinatra in Atlantic City, his family said.



Thomas N. O'Neill Jr., 89, respected senior judge, great friend, and lively storyteller

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:14 GMT2018-01-18T23:11:14Z

Judge O'Neill was respected and liked by his colleagues on the court. "He was friendly, outgoing, and always interested in other people, and a wonderful raconteur," one said.



Raymond Wesley Rose III, 45, professor who took fight against ALS on the road to raise public awareness

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:07:01 GMT2018-01-17T23:07:01Z

Dr. Rose spoke out to whomever would listen, explaining with candor and humor the disease that afflicted him. His life was lesson in tenacity and courage.



Hugh Wilson, director of 'Police Academy,' dead at 74

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:09:52 GMT2018-01-17T22:09:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film "Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," has died at age 74.