Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the 1970s, Mrs. Johnson worked with veterinarian Dr. George Cameron and other animal lovers to establish PAWs.
Thursday, May 16
Georgia Turner Johnson, 93, of Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania died peacefully on Thursday, May 2 at the Hill at Whitemarsh. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Cdr. Allen D. and Ann D. Turner. She graduated from Concord High School Massachusetts in 1937. She attended Wheaton College for two years and left to start a career as a newspaper reporter on the staff of the Boston Transcript. She and her photographer Frankie Turner (not a relative) covered local stories for the daily paper. She left the Transcript to become the Society Editor for the Boston Traveler. Mrs. Johnson moved to New York City to accept a job as the Sportswear Editor of Women’s Wear Daily and then left to become the Document Officer and Assistant to the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Jacqueline Brookes born in Montclair, starred in theater, film and television.
Montclair native Jacqueline Brookes, a theater, film and television actress whose career spanned 60 years, has died, according to a report on Playbill.com. She was 82. Brooke's film credits include playing Admiral Brand in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commissioner Brumford in Naked Gun 2 1/2, and Naomi Feed in The Gambler, Playbill reported Monday. But she is best remembered for her theater roles in classic works, playing a full range of Shakespearean leading ladies and starring as Phaedra in The Cretan Woman, for which she won a Theatre World Award in 1955, according to the Playbill Vault. Brookes taught at the Circle in the Square Theatre School from 1974. Some of her memorable stage performances, according to her bio on Circle in …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dr. Pamela Heard, 49, passed away recently, and her and Rutgers colleagues will remember her at memorial services later this spring.
Dr. Pamela Heard, 49, director of the Counseling Center at Rutgers University in Newark died on March 29 following a long battle with breast cancer. Dr. Heard, a Montclair resident, is survived by her daughter Lauren. Dr. Heard’s family and Rutgers colleagues will celebrate her life at memorial services later this spring. During her 18 years of service to the campus community as a member of the center’s staff, Dr. Heard touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of students. Dr. Heard’s special interests included helping those with mood disorders, particularly depression, and working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. In remembering Dr. Heard, one of the students she counseled observed: “Winston Churchill once said…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Former all-state player out of Montclair High School passes away at the age of 64.
Earl Craig Williams Jr., who grew up in Montclair, passed away on Jan. 29. Williams was 64 and passed away in his home in Somerset. Williams, who was born in July 1948 in Newark and lived in East Orange before he moved to Montclair, was an all-state baseball player out of Montclair High School where he also played basketball. He graduated in 1965. He died of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood. After three years of playing baseball at Ithaca College, he left to play professional ball for the Milwaukee Braves in 1965, which moved to Atlanta the following year, according to The New York Times. In his 1971 rookie season, he was voted the National League’s Rookie of the Year. Throughout his career, he played for the Braves, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Investigation continues into the shooting death of Schiavetti on Sunday in Montclair.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
On Sunday, July 22, 2012, Brian Andrew Schiavetti, 21, of Ridgefield, Connecticut passed away unexpectedly. Brian was born on February 10, 1991. In addition to his loving parents, Diane Schiavetti of Ridgefield and Francis X. Schiavetti of Delray Beach, Florida, he is survived by his sister, Jennifer Stockburger, brothers, Anthony and Stephen, maternal grandparents, Edward and Jacqueline Goin of Brookfield, and paternal grandparents, Anthony and Geraldine Schiavetti of Delray Beach. Brian was also loved immensely by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his little niece Karalina and nephews Mason, Samuel, and Nathan. His family and countless heartbroken friends whose lives Brian touched will forever remember this loving, compassionate …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Everett Glenn was hailed as a natural leader and loyal friend
A popular Lafayette College freshman—and standout fencer and student from Montclair—died of cardiac arrest after drinking heavily on Saturday to celebrate his 19th birthday, Cinco de Mayo, and All College Day, his mother, Joanne Glenn, told Montclair Patch on Monday. Everett Glenn, who graduated from Montclair Kimberley Academy last year, was found unresponsive in his dorm room at 2:01 p.m. on Saturday by his fellow students and was pronounced dead at Easton Hospital in Pennsylvania about 30 minutes later, according to the college's website. At both MKA and Lafayette College on Monday, teachers and students recognized Everett Glenn as a model student and citizen. Lafayette, for example, will commission a new award in the 2012-13 school …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Clark was often called "the world's oldest teenager" because of his youthful appearance
Dick Clark, who brought rock and roll to the masses as the longtime host of "American Bandstand," is dead after suffering a heart attack, according to several news reports. The always smiling 82-year-old TV producer and host had been at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles after undergoing an outpatient procedure on Tuesday, according to TMZ. Clark reportedly suffered the heart attack following the procedure and died on Wednesday after failed attempts to resuscitate him. The Mount Vernon, New York-born Clark endured a long list of health troubles over the years and had a stroke in 2004 that caused him to retire as host of "New Years' Rockin' Eve," the show he created in 1972. Although Ryan Seacrest took over as host, Clark made brief …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Congressman to be Buried in Bloomfield Next Week
Friday, March 9, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Donald Payne, the longtime congressman who died Tuesday at the age of 77. Payne’s body will lie in state at the Essex County Courthouse, 465 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, from 1 pm Monday, March 12 to 8 am Tuesday, March 13. The viewing will be open to the public. There will be another public viewing at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Ave., Newark, from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday. The funeral for Payne - the state’s first African-American member of Congress -- will be held 11 am Wednesday, to be followed by his burial at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.