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Published: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:43:37 GMT
Ralph J. Roberts, Comcast founder, is dead at 95
Ralph J. Roberts, who built a tiny Mississippi cable TV operation into the nations biggest communications company, is remembered for his entreprenurial flair and soft-spoken decency toward employees.
Candida D'Anella, a 'model' of grace
WHEN HER family tries to describe Candida D'Anella, only superlatives will do.
"She was the most beautiful, the most tenacious, the most spirited," said her sister Rosemarie Garay. "Her life was marked with beauty and grace throughout. She was the model of beauty and grace."
Brandon 'Mookie' Reaves, loved basketball and music
Brandon K. "Mookie" Reaves had a tattoo on his right hand that made it clear where his heart was.
"Toni's Boy" was a tribute to his mother, Louise "Toni" Gardner. "That tattoo signified the close bond and love that he shared with his mother," his family said. "Mookie was truly Toni's boy."
Rev. Walter Anderson Sr., 80
WHEN AS a young man Walter Anderson stood up to testify at his church, some of the young female parishioners would wink at each other and giggle knowingly.
Frank A. Pantano, CPA, family chef
FRANK A. PANTANO could brew up a mean soup. Split pea, corn chowder, peanut. You name it.
He would plow through recipe books, follow the instructions, then improvise.
Tom Spellane, active in Local 1776
THOMAS SPELLANE had a job hustling shopping carts for Acme Markets as a youth.
As fortune would have it, he was working next to a young man named Wendell W. Young III as they wheeled the carts out of the parking lots and into the stores.
Curtis C. Harmon, music teacher and performer
Curtis C. Harmon, music teacher, performer, director of musical groups, Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, and devoted family man, died Jan. 22. He was 81 and lived in Chestnut Hill.