Obituaries
Obituaries

Angelo Rucci, aspiring doctor who gave up medicine to head the family business, dies at 91

When his father died in the early 1950s, Mr. Rucci quit medical school to run Rucci's Quality Meats on 12th Street in South Philly. He was honest, elegant, and kind.

Barbara S. Feldman, a public-school educator and pilot, dies at 81

Mrs. Feldman wanted to fly on the Space Shuttle Challenger, but wasn't the teacher selected. The Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into flight on Jan. 28, 1986, killing all aboard.

Barbara S. Feldman, a public-school educator and pilot, dies at 81

Mrs. Feldman wanted to fly on the Space Shuttle Challenger, but wasn't the teacher selected. The Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into flight on Jan. 28, 1986, killing all aboard.

John P. Callahan, an executive who led the New Jersey division of state auditor, dies at 86

Mr. Callahan was a dedicated church volunteer. "He helped a lot of people," his son said.

John P. Callahan, an executive who led the New Jersey division of state auditor, dies at 86

Mr. Callahan was a dedicated church volunteer. "He helped a lot of people," his son said.

Mildred V. Jackson, former Rosie the Riveter at Navy Yard, and retail worker, dies at 96

Mrs. Jackson attended public schools and graduated from Germantown High School. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter,” the nickname given to women who joined the war effort, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, said her daughter, Alma Reese.

Mildred V. Jackson, former Rosie the Riveter at Navy Yard, and retail worker, dies at 96

Mrs. Jackson attended public schools and graduated from Germantown High School. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter,” the nickname given to women who joined the war effort, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, said her daughter, Alma Reese.
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Bryan Dilworth, longtime Philadelphia concert promoter, has died at 51

It would be hard — nearly impossible, in fact — to list all the Philadelphia venues that Bryan Dilworth booked over the course of his career, from the Theater of Living Arts to the Mann Music Center and the Electric Factory, from Underground Arts and the Trocadero to the Wells Fargo Center.

Ethel Schwartz Weinberg, groundbreaking physician and administrator, dies at 83

Dr. Weinberg noticed that women were training as physicians, but leaving the field to raise families. She did something to help them.

Rev. John J. Farry, Catholic priest known for his kindness and sense of humor, dies at 79

Rev. John J. Farry liked to begin a sermon with some humor, then segue to a Bible passage to make his point. His colleagues and parishioners loved it.

‘Exorcist’ actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died.

Philadelphia loses a native-son jazz giant: Groundbreaking pianist McCoy Tyner dies at 81

Tyner was one of jazz piano’s great stylistic innovators, known not only for the rumbling physicality of his sound — and the bass notes that emanated from his powerful left hand — but also for the stylistic grace and harmonic invention in his playing.

Roberto Rendón, pediatric neurologist and honorary consul of Guatemala in Philadelphia, dies at 88

Dr. Rendón enrolled in medical school at age 15 and ran a hospital in Guatemala at 22. After coming here, he never forgot his Guatemalan roots.

Esther Dingle Dove, a retired educator and church worker, dies at 91

In the classroom, Mrs. Dove was a task master and a strict disciplinarian. But she also loved her students and was dedicated to their development.

Marilyn Kleinberg, communications specialist who worked to empower women, dies at 59

Mrs. Kleinberg knew how to connect people and to encourage them in business. She helped hundreds of women, her husband said.

Jacqueline Bigar, astrologist and author of ‘Bigar’s Stars,’ dies at 72

Ms. Bigar wrote a popular astrology column that was widely read in newspapers nationwide and online. She lived in Jenkintown before moving to Arizona.

Carmen ‘Chubby’ DiRusso, longtime labor coordinator at Convention Center, dies at 75

The longtime labor coordinator had a soft heart beneath his imposing figure, his daughter said.

John P. Mullen Sr., World War II veteran and St. Joseph’s University professor, dies at 93

Mr. Mullen was known for his colorful style in the classroom. Some students found him unforgettable. One mentioned him in a memoir.

James Lipton, host of ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ dies at 93

James Lipton, who also wrote words and music to Broadway shows, scripted soap operas and oversaw Bob Hope specials and other star-studded spectacles but became best known to a national audience as the probing but deferential host of the Bravo TV show "Inside the Actors Studio," died March 2 at his home in Manhattan. He was 93.

Jack Welch, General Electric chief who became a superstar, dies

Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died.

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