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Patricia A. Hosgood, 71, loving family matriarch

Nov 26, 2014 • Philly.com
PATRICIA HOSGOOD was such a dedicated anti-abortion activist that she didn't mind occasionally being arrested for demonstrating a little too fervently at an abortion clinic. She finally gave it up when a grandchild said, "Grandmom, please stop being ... More

Sister Mary Juliana, 94, longtime educator

Nov 19, 2014 • Philly.com
Sister Mary Juliana, 94, a longtime member of the Sisters of Mercy, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at McAuley Convent in Merion. Sister Mary Juliana, whose birth name was Florence Bieker, was born and reared in Philadelphia, and graduated from West Catholic ... More

GFS hires new basketball coach

Nov 24, 2014 • Chestnut Hill Local
Davis comes to GFS from a storied career of coaching and mentoring that includes University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Abington Friends School, and William Penn Charter School. Coach Davis's ... in her senior year. She is also an alumna of West ... More

Rodman A. Boston, 89, construction supervisor

Nov 8, 2014 • Philly.com
He was taken out of West Catholic High School at age 16 to work in the family's butcher shop. Later, he ... His wartime experiences were videotaped for the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media, and also for the Library of Congress. He had been ... More

West Catholic High's Comeback Plan

Jul 3, 2013 • NBC 10 Philadelphia
The school is also working with local universities, including Drexel, University of the Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania, on tutoring and career-exploration programs. David Smith, who graduated from West Catholic in 2009, said that when he ... More

West Catholic High School Gets $1-Million Gift

Jul 1, 2013 • KYW Newsradio
Kestler says the school is resilient: students from 90 schools have chosen to attend West this September. West Catholic was earmarked for closure early last year by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but escaped that fate when the archdiocese turned over ... More

Joseph P. Lamb, 94, proud Irishman

Oct 2, 2014 • Philly.com
Mr. Lamb also was employed for 10 years at the Naval Aviation Supply Office in Northeast Philadelphia, retiring as an aircraft equipment specialist. On the side, he ran a tax accounting business. An honors graduate of the Wharton School of the ... More

Jack Devine, noted basketball player and coach

Jun 18, 2014 • Philly.com
Magee's senior year at West Catholic High School was Mr. Devine's first year of coaching basketball there, but he came with a reputation as a star player at West Catholic and Villanova University. "We felt we were a good team, but when Coach Devine ... More

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