Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mazzola died May 13 at his home after a long battle with leukemia, according to his tribute.
Robert Mazzola, M.D., 72, Lansdale Doctor Robert Mazzola, M.D., 72, of Lower Salford, died May 13 after a battle with leukemia and six years after a successful bone marrow transplant, according to his online tribute. The Temple Medical School and Georgetown University graduate was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Mazzola joined Lansdale Medical Group in 1970 and retired from TriValley Primary Care in 2005, according to his tribute. Read more on Mazzola’s life at this link.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cassel formed Cassel Real Estate and Insurance in Lansdale. He passed away May 9 at Brittany Pointe Estates in Towamencin Township.
Harold Wayne Cassel, 91, of Towamencin, passed away May 9 at Brittany Pointe Estates, according to his Legacy.com tribute. Cassel was born in Perkasie and moved to Lansdale in 1947 when he married Elaine Hackman, according to his tribute. He served in World War II in Europe and North Africa, and eventually formed Cassel Real Estate and Insurance in Lansdale, according to his obituary on The Reporter. Read more on Cassel’s life here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Molettiere owned and operated Molettiere's Barber Shop at 833 W. Main St. in Lansdale since 1955. He was a World War II veteran and jewelry appraiser.
He'll be cutting hairs in Heaven. Felix Molettiere, 92, the son of Italian immigrants Soccorso and Rosina (Boccella) Molettiere, owned and operated Molettiere's Barber Shop on West Main Street since 1955. The shop is located in the same small retail strip with such other renowned Lansdale stalwart stores like The Lord's Shop, Penn Valley Hobby Center and Stuart's Music. Molettiere, a barber since 1949, died Saturday at Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale. I don't remember ever getting my first haircut, but I do remember that the haircuts at Molettiere's were great, almost comforting. My mom began taking me to Molettiere's for my haircuts as a single-digit-aged youth. After a while, I began to get a routine when I stepped in through the back …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wagenhoffer recently passed his CPA board exams
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Lansdale resident Lee Wagenhoffer, 24, of Knapp Road, died suddenly Dec. 1, 2012. According to a WFMZ tribute, Wagenhoffer was a 2006 Lansdale Catholic graduate. He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in business administration, with a focus on accounting, in 2010. A viewing for friends and family will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home in Lansdale. Read Wagenhoffer's tribute at this link.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Marvin W. Scrimshaw lived in Emporium in Cameron County, PA
Friday, November 16, 2012
A former Lansdale School District custodian passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. Marvin W. Scrimshaw, 91, of Emporium, was a former Renovo, PA resident, according to his tribute. Scrimshaw was born on Oct. 11, 1921 and was the son of Ruben and Edna (Steckenfinger) Scrimshaw, according to his tribute. Scrimshaw retired from the Ford Motor Company and was a World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Rosemary (Theodore) Mroz, of Lansdale, according to the tribute. Read more about Marvin W. Scrimshaw at this link.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The public turned out en masse to view the collection of one of Lansdale's most cherished individuals. Plus, we finally find out about the history behind those bowties.
There was everything but the bowtie. More than 400 visitors got a glimpse into the private life Saturday of late Mayor Mike DiNunzio during a Lansdale Historical Society tribute to the life of DiNunzio. "They’ve been telling me it's one of the biggest and I've seen a lot of people come through," said DiNunzio's son, Mike DiNunzio Jr. "We’re very pleased with the fact that everybody has an interest." Lansdale Historical Society President Dick Shearer and historian Steve Moyer invited the DiNunzio family to show off Mayor Mike's collection to the public as part of its "Holidays at the Homestead" event. "They did a wonderful job," DiNunzio Jr. said. "They really put a lot of work into this and we really appreacite it." From a sampling of his …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Fire Department of Montgomery Township pays tribute to its fallen brothers
When the Fire Department of Montgomery Township was constructed in the summer of 2002, they made a point to pay a constant, living tribute to the 343 firefighters who were lost on September 11th. From their gear to their vehicles, the FDMT mirrors the FDNY in an incredible way. "Many members of our department—both past and present—were either members of the FDNY or have since retired," said Christopher Mann, Fire Chief of the FDMT. "These members lost close personal friends and family. Many of our instructors were or are from the FDNY and with the growing bond of the fire service, they became family." Scott Redilla, a Charter member of the FDMT and former Assistant Chief, wrote an essay in July of 2003 explaining why the department chose …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Editor Tony Di Domizio looks back on who made who, and what he learned from it.
Our country considers Father’s Day a celebration, not a holiday. It’s always held on the third Sunday in June, so those normal Monday to Friday workers don’t get a day off. It should be a holiday, and rightly so. An observation should be warranted, for today is one of not just national significance, but cultural, as well. Without a father, none of you would be here. A father helps mold you into a well-rounded citizen—unless you and your father are a crime spree duo, then nevermind. Some men and women still have their father around, and they should be grateful. Some don’t have a father anymore, and I can feel their sympathy. Some don’t know who their father is, and I understand that pain. Some fathers are deadbeats, and some fathers fill …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Did five elbow drops from the top rope finally put down the apocalypse?
One year ago today, WWE professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage died in a car accident. It was also the day before the supposed rapture by Harold Camping (Remember that?) Here, we re-run last year's opinion column by editor Tony Di Domizio “The Matrix” had Neo. “Lost” had Jack Shepherd. “Independence Day” had Randy Quaid. “Donnie Darko” had Donnie Darko. “Star Trek” had Spock. We had “Macho Man” Randy Savage. So, there was no rapture. Harold Camping hasn’t made a statement about his second inaccurate prediction. Did “Macho Man” die to save us all? Did five elbow drops from the top rope finally put down the apocalypse? I’d like to think so. When I heard about the death of “Macho Man,” my heart sank. I felt like Bret Hart must have …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
In loving memory of Barbara Heffintrayer: A son's tribute
Last Feb. 1, I spent the day with my mother at the nursing home for her birthday. She unwrapped her presents, asked how school was going, and we made plans for her to come home for Easter. Had I known that was going to be the last birthday I would ever spend with her, I would have said and done so much more. In my 30 years, I've lost friends and family members, but nothing could have ever prepared me for the emptiness that results from losing a mother. Every single cliche I had ever heard about loss rang true, as food lost its taste, and sleep became a distant memory. I found myself sitting alone, listening to the same song on repeat, unable to make sense of what I was feeling. I've always been able to handle highly stressful …