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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:44:26 GMT2017-12-14T02:44:26Z

 



Pat DiNizio, lead singer of Smithereens, dead at 62

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:44:26 GMT2017-12-14T02:44:26Z

Pat DiNizio, who as lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey band the Smithereens blended pop, rock and New Wave music for such hits as "Blood and Roses" and "A Girl Like You," has died at age 62.



Margaret Merlini, 92, matriarch of 15 children, 55 grandkids, and 49 great-grandkids

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:56:14 GMT2017-12-13T22:56:14Z

Margaret Merlini met her husband at a dance while he was attending Villanova University. They married as World War II came to an end, and had 15 children together.



Shirley Franklin Tyree, 90, retired Philly educator and social group leader

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:10:40 GMT2017-12-13T22:10:40Z

Very early in life, Mrs. Tyree learned from her mother the value of a good education as the key to success. As her children came along, each was expected to do well in school.



Francis Dewey Burke, 93, World War II gunner, police official, and father of TV star Chris Burke

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:38:44 GMT2017-12-13T15:38:44Z

Mr. Burke was in a B-17 bomber shot down over Germany. He bailed out of the plane and was imprisoned in Stalag 17-B for a year before help came.