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A Life Lived

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Posted: September 16, 2014
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.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Posted: September 13, 2014
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.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Posted: September 09, 2014
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.

Monday 09/08/2014
Posted: September 08, 2014
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.

Monday 09/01/2014
Posted: September 01, 2014
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.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Posted: August 30, 2014
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.

Monday 08/25/2014
Posted: August 25, 2014
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.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Posted: August 23, 2014
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.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Posted: August 16, 2014
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.

Monday 08/11/2014
Posted: August 11, 2014
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.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Posted: August 09, 2014
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.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Posted: August 05, 2014
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.

Saturday 08/02/2014
Posted: August 02, 2014
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.

Monday 07/28/2014
Posted: July 28, 2014
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.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Posted: July 26, 2014
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.

Monday 07/21/2014
Posted: July 21, 2014
Alton’s marriage, extended family founded in the Marine Corps

She was a girl from Wilmar, Minn., whose family then moved to Minot, N.D., out on the Great Plains — more than 1,700 miles west of New Jersey’s Atlantic coast. Still, Dorothy Bowman Alton ended up living her life right by the ocean and making her living running a rooming house in Ventnor with her husband, Ralph.

Saturday 07/19/2014
Posted: July 19, 2014
A Life Lived: Atlantic City fit Scottie Tiefenbrun like a glove

Her name was Dorothy Gotland, and she was maybe 8 years old when her mother moved Dorothy and her big sister to Atlantic City for the first time.

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Posted: July 15, 2014
A Life Lived: Linwood man, Beach Haven native packed a lot of living into his final year

BJ Cino made a point of getting the most out of life.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Posted: July 12, 2014
A Life Lived: Egg Harbor Township man by any other name still Handy Hank

Carl Henry Sr. answered to so many names in his life, even his last name got a nickname.

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