Press of Atlantic City: A Life Lived

A Life Lived

Life lived: Self-taught computer whiz caught predators

Bridget McGinley became a computer whiz before a lot of her friends and co-workers knew, or cared, what a computer was.

A Life Lived: 2 Pats shared common lives and deaths

They were 1944 classmates at the old Holy Spirit High School, when the school was an institution in Atlantic City’s then-thriving South Inlet neighborhood.

He filled area’s need for fresh produce

In 1951, Bill Gabriel Sr. went full time into the family produce business that was founded in 1917 by his father, Henry Gabriel Sr. That was after Bill fought in World War II as a U.S. Navy gunner and came home to work for New Jersey’s highway department and before a company that had been called Gabriel Brothers changed its name to Paris Produce.

A Life Lived: Even big C didn't stop Cape May couple's Great Loop cruise

Richard and Carol Nick were near the end of the adventure of a lifetime, a boat trip of 6,000 or so miles called the Great Loop, when Richard was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His doctor gave him three months to live.

A Life Lived: Atlantic City's Connie McLeod changed right along with the town

Connie Wilkins was a single mother who was raising her son, Joe, on the money she made as a waitress at Atlantic City’s old Breakers Hotel.

A Life Lived: Egg Harbor CIty couple kept dating through 55 years of marriage

Marlene and Joe Langone’s first date was a driving lesson, for her.

Tibor Rudas, who brought Pavarotti, other big names to Atlantic City, dies at age 94

Tibor Rudas, who served as Resorts Casino Hotel’s first vice president of entertainment and special events when it opened in 1978, died Monday of natural causes at his home in Santa Monica, California.

Life Lived: Richard Grimes was longtime Ocean City icon

Dick Grimes didn’t have a perfect life. He just had about the best, most impressive life that anybody around Ocean City can remember — at least among the kind of people who are impressed by a man who lives his life trying to help others improve theirs.

Detective used role in community to help

Jimmy Given was in church one Sunday with his family when a guy recognized him and came over to introduce his own family. Then he reminded Given, a longtime Stafford Township police detective, that Given had once done him a huge favor — by arresting him.

A Life Lived: Atlantic City High educator role model who changed lives

George Dennis Jr. was a great athlete, a high-jumper for Atlantic City High School who went on to what’s now Morgan State University and was one of the top-ranked jumpers in the country in the 1950s. In 1956, he was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic team.

Atlantic City doctor took care of whole person

Frank Doggett Sr. was a waiter at Atlantic City’s historic Dennis Hotel for close to 50 years. When he retired, he got a gold watch.

A Life Lived: Atlantic City's odd couple united 59 years

From the outside, it would be easy to see Darrow and Leona Hill as an odd couple.

A Life Lived: Reporter pioneered minority journalism

One of the first African-American reporters at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News in the 1960s, W. Leon Pope was an early organizer of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and mentored many young minority reporters.

Michael and Robert Schurman overcame life’s hurdles together to end

Michael Schurman had a name, a voice and a face that were well known around South Jersey for decades.

Anna Apicella, 97, remembered as tough girl from the Bronx

Anna Apicella lived for 97 years. Before she died last month, her life had two distinct settings.

A Life Lived: Absecon's Julie Boehm fixed up damaged buildings, people

Her family says it was fitting that Julie Boehm died on Independence Day, July 4, because Boehm, of Absecon, was truly a free spirit in her 84-year life.

A Life Lived: Galloway twins could be separated only by cancer

Al and Bob Arrom were identical twins. Normally, that’s an abnormally tight bond. But these guys were even closer than most twins before Al died June 28 at 61.

In the library of life, 'he visited all the sections'

Somewhere, at some point, somebody has no doubt read more books than Art Reynolds did before he died last month.

A Life Lived: Sound stage hero's heart was at shore

Vince Sannino’s father, Chris, grew up in Sea Isle City but raised his kids in Havertown, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb.

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