Bonnie L. Cook, Philly Inquirer

Bonnie L. Cook

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Bonnie:

Rocco Leonard Martino, inventor, author, and technology pioneer, dies at 91

Dr. Martino invented and patented the technology for an early smart phone. He didn't take himself too seriously, though, telling parents in a funny article that he was as addicted to his iPhone as their children were. → Read More

Ernest McKenney, retired defense contract negotiator, dies at 94

Mr. McKenney participated in a cooperative housing experiment in Northern Liberties dating back to the mid-1950s. He loved living there and extolled the development in a 1978 newspaper interview. → Read More

John Woestendiek, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, columnist, and author, dies at 66

Mr. Woestendiek was a brilliant journalist, but you'd never know it. In the newsroom, he was rumpled, soft-spoken, and self-effacing. → Read More

Cornelia Parsly Walton, a retired nurse and expert gardener, dies at 87

Mrs. Walton had health challenges, but they didn't stop her from gardening at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. She and her husband moved there in 2002. Her gardens were featured on garden club tours and the community's brochure. → Read More

Vivian Schatz, educator, environmentalist, and peace activist, dies at 95

She was a junior high science teacher who was fascinated with animals, butterflies, clouds, rocks, and insects. → Read More

John V. Laggy, former police chief in South Jersey, dies at 92

Mr. Laggy retired to Florida to polish his golf game but ended up back in Pennsauken. South Jersey was in his blood. "He was born in Jersey and was going to die in Jersey," his son said. → Read More

William R. Crumley Jr., a former Fitler school principal in Philly, dies at 86

Mr. Crumley knew how to combine love, discipline, leadership, and fun in his work as Fitler's principal. The school flourished, and first lady Barbara Bush came to visit in 1981. → Read More

Silent bike ride today will honor Sam Ozer, 17, fatally struck by a car while cycling

Samuel Ozer was well on his way to becoming an outdoorsman and cyclist when he was struck and killed by a car while biking. He packed a lot into 17 years, his parents said. → Read More

Marvin C. Frisby Jr., a chemical operator for the DuPont Co., dies at 64

Mr. Frisby had a four-decade career as a chemical worker at DuPont's Chambers Works, a chemical manufacturing complex in Deepwater, N.J., on the eastern shore of the Delaware River. → Read More

John J. Donnelly, builder and Philadelphia area philanthropist, dies at 76

Mr. Donnelly was very successful in the construction industry and used the fruits of his success to support Philadelphia area institutions and charitable causes. He urged others to join him. → Read More

Frank Bey, Philly blues singer whose Georgia roots fueled his vocals, dies at 74

When hardly more than a boy, Mr. Bey saw a white mob spit and throw rocks at African Americans in Georgia. The experience and others like it provided the backdrop for his renderings of the blues. → Read More

Edna Hobson Cellucci, middle-school teacher and musical performer, dies at 86

Dr. Cellucci saw music as a universal language. By sharing music "you could promote joy and peace, and it would get across to people,” her daughter said. → Read More

Dorothy Lorraine Bolden, legal secretary, church worker, and volunteer, dies at 92

Mrs. Bolden fulfilled her dream of earning a college degree in her mid-seventies. She volunteered in her neighborhood and also counseled victims of domestic abuse over the phone. She never missed voting in an election. → Read More

John Hartigan, coxswain who faced down spina bifida to become a world-class athlete, dies at 80

Mr. Hartigan "made everyone better, whether in the boat or how they felt about themselves,” said a friend. "It doesn’t get any better than that.” → Read More

Dale L. Kinley, kidney transplant survivor and longtime Weavers Way worker, dies at 68

Despite decades of struggle due to kidney failure and two transplant operations, Ms. Kinley didn't let the disease define her. She never complained, her husband said. → Read More

Linda Kriger, a medical journalist, author, and teacher of Judaic ethics, dies at 69

Mrs. Kriger was as interested in the people behind the story as the narrative itself, a colleague said. She was a respected medical writer for The Inquirer. → Read More

Linda Kriger, a medical journalist, author, and teacher of Judaic ethics, dies at 69

Mrs. Kriger was as interested in the people behind the story as the narrative itself, a colleague said. She was a respected medical writer for The Inquirer. → Read More

Eugene Lothery, trailblazing African American TV and radio executive, dies at 78

Mr. Lothery started out in the CBS mailroom and took care to make friends while delivering mail. With lots of stops along the way, he climbed the CBS career ladder, one of few African Americans to do so at that time. → Read More

Jean Campbell Moore, educator, social work administrator, and radio host, dies at 92

Dr. Moore was a skilled interviewer on Temple radio WRTI-FM. Her show was called University Forum. "I do a lot of research," she said. "I am not interested in sensationalism." → Read More

Antoinette Iadarola, retired president of Cabrini University in Radnor, dies at 80

Dr. Iadarola undertook an ambitious building program on Cabrini University's Radnor campus. She expanded the curriculum and increased student enrollment. → Read More