Obituaries
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Charles L. Blockson, a scholar, historian and football star, died June 14 at his home in Gwynedd. more
Jessica Moorhead, of Chestnut Hill, died June 10. more
Peter M. Saylor, 81, an award-winning architect who designed and renovated numerous buildings for more than 40 years, died June 1. more
Dr. Hyacinth Bobb Grannum, a beloved pastor, mentor, and leader of New Covenant Church of Philadelphia on Germantown Avenue, died May 31 after a long illness. more
Dr. Susan Jane Higley Bray's name is on the palliative care unit at Temple Health-Chestnut Hill Hospital. more
“I want our readers to know that John Currie might not have had his name on the masthead, but for three decades he was the main reason people had a copy of the Local in their hands." more
Paul James Rickert, 77, one of Chestnut Hill's most iconic and beloved artists, died last week of complications from Parkinson's disease. more
Maureen Gallo, of Wyndmoor, a former advertising sales representative for the Local, died of cardiac arrest at age 55. more
Albert John Wenzel, formerly of Wyndmoor and former member of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, died April 11. more
Linda Brunn, social justice activist and volunteer for countless causes in Northwest Philadelphia, died March 25 at Einstein Medical Center. more
With his long white beard and jean jacket, looking like a hippie from the 1960s, Gerald Christian Romig III definitely stood out in Chestnut Hill. more
Ada Bello, who lived all her adult life in Northwest Philadelphia and her last 18 years at Cathedral Village in Roxborough, died of pneumonia and Covid. more
The Rt. Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold, III, of Chestnut Hill, the 25th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church who came under fire after supporting the ordination of women and gay Christians, died on March 5. more
Harold Bershady, 93, a respected author, professor, intellectual and beloved family man who lived in Chestnut Hill for the past 31 years and in Mt. Airy before that, died Feb. 18. more
Alice Davenport, a beloved former teacher at Germantown Friends School as well as the first African American teacher in Norristown in 1952, died at age 103 on Feb. 1. more
Michael Alan Savar, of Wyndmoor, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 14 at age 81. more
Kathy Shaifer, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident who served as executive director of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (formerly the Chestnut Hill Historical Society), died Jan. 19. more
Growing up during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Robyn Buseman was deeply affected by the assassinations of public figures . more
Longtime Chestnut Hill resident Sharon Church McNabb, an acclaimed metalsmith and studio jeweler, died on Christmas Day. more
Jean Cálves Hemphill, who raised eight children in Chestnut Hill as the wife of the late city controller Alexander Hemphill, died Jan. 23 outside Oxford, MD. more
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