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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:12:19 GMT2016-12-02T23:12:19Z

 



James J. Duffin, 88, social activist who led Phila. Housing Development Corp.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:12:19 GMT2016-12-02T23:12:19Z

James J. Duffin, 88, of East Mount Airy, a Philadelphia housing advocate and orchid grower, died Saturday, Nov. 26, of congestive heart failure at home.



Andrew Sachs, known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers,' dies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:10:10 GMT2016-12-02T14:10:10Z

LONDON (AP) - Comic actor Andrew Sachs, known primarily for his role as the well-intentioned but somewhat dim character of Manuel in the 1970s comedy "Fawlty Towers," has died. He was 86 and had been suffering from vascular dementia.



Nathan Bregman, 99, longtime Philly businessman, stock options trader

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:31:54 GMT2016-12-02T06:31:54Z

In an elevator, on the street, or in a crowded restaurant, Nathan Bregman never met a stranger who couldn't become a friend.



Jan Alan Zarkin, founder of Rembrandt's in Fairmount, 73

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:31:41 GMT2016-12-02T06:31:41Z

Anyone reading tea leaves in 1985 might have ruled out Jan Alan Zarkin and his 11 partners as likely restaurateurs when the group proposed turning a taproom at 23rd and Aspen Streets in Fairmount into a trendy eatery.



Delores Capers, 76, social worker, program coordinator

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:30:21 GMT2016-12-02T05:30:21Z

DELORES CAPERS didn't have children of her own. So she looked out for her nieces and nephews by taking them on cultural trips and finding them summer jobs.



Allen Bernard Poole, former student activist who pressed for reform at Gratz High, 67

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:43:10 GMT2016-12-02T04:43:10Z

Allen Bernard Poole, 67, a former Philadelphian who was instrumental in reforming Simon Gratz High School in the 1960s, died Sunday, Nov. 20, at home in Cambria Heights, N.Y.



Delores Capers, 76, social worker, program coodinator

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:47:24 GMT2016-12-02T00:47:24Z

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Delores Capers, 76, social worker, program coordinator

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:35:04 GMT2016-12-02T00:35:04Z

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Gerald Broker, a former partner at Blank Rome

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:01:44 GMT2016-12-01T16:01:44Z

Gerald Broker, 82, of Bryn Mawr, a former partner in the law firm of Blank Rome, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, of congestive heart failure at Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales.



John J. McVeigh, priest and advocate for children

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:18 GMT2016-12-01T11:00:18Z

The Rev. John J. McVeigh dedicated his life to helping others, especially children, whom he encouraged to seek educational opportunities.



Michael J. Delligatti, creator of Big Mac

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:31:34 GMT2016-12-01T06:31:34Z

PITTSBURGH - Michael James Delligatti, 98, the McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago and saw it become perhaps the best-known fast-food sandwich in the world, died Monday at his home in Pittsburgh. Mr. Delligatti, according to his son Michael, ate at least one 540-calorie Big Mac a week for decades.