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       Elizabeth A. Cataldi, CHS Class of 1962


November 5, 1943 - January 16, 2017
Resided in Glenside, PA

Cataldi, Elizabeth A. "Betty" on Jan. 16, 2017 of Glenside. Daughter of the late Alfred and Marian (nee Pulli) Cataldi. Funeral Mass Thurs. 11 AM, Church of St. Luke the Evangelist, 2316 Fairhill Ave. (at Easton Rd.), Glenside, PA 19038. Relatives and friends are invited to the Church Thurs. after 10 AM. Int. private. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, Pa 19031 would be appreciated.




       Lew H. Klein, CHS graduate 1945


By Katherine Scott



Temple University's school of media and communications is getting a new name.

It's in honor of a broadcasting pioneer who has a special place in Action News history.


Through his teaching and his philanthropy, Lew Klein has helped countless Temple students, and on Wednesday the university announced their school of media and communication will be renamed to honor him.

It's a tribute students say is fitting.

"No one deserves it more than Lew Klein, because anyone who has watched TV in the past 65 years - they've been influenced by him," said senior Nick Charles.

Temple says the Lew Klein College of Media and Communications not just honors Klein's TV career, but also his commitment to the university.

That includes more than six decades of teaching and a historic, multi-million dollar gift to the school from Lew and Janet Klein.

The Klein's gift is supported by two additional seven digit contributions from school alumnus Steve Charles and Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest.

"He has been generous financially and he's also giving of his time. He has molded the lives of faculty, and sent untold numbers of people into the television and media industry," said JoAnne Epps, Executive Vice President and Provost at Temple University.

Klein was one of 6abc's earliest employees, and produced a number shows including Bandstand, which would go on to become American Bandstand with Dick Clark.

He also put Carter Merbreier on the air as Captain Noah and his Magical Ark.

6abc General Manager Bernie Prazenica spoke of Klein's work and the vast impact he's had here and around the country. But also, on a personal level.

"I was a student of his, at Temple back in the late 70's, and he was instrumental in helping me find my way in my career, and I've always looked towards him for advice," Prazenica said.

Klein, a Penn Graduate, began teaching TV courses at Temple in 1952. He was program director at 6abc when it launched its Action News format in 1970.

He's been an executive, a producer for Phillies telecasts, and through it all he's supported Temple as a benefactor, a teacher, and a mentor.

Today Lew Klein is in Florida receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Television Program Executives, which he co-founded.

The formal renaming ceremony will take place in March.

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Eddie Applegate (1935 - 2016)     CHS Class of 1955


Eddie Applegate (ABC / Getty)  


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 Eddie Applegate, the actor who played Richard, the boyfriend of Patty, on The Patty Duke Show, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 81.


Applegates friend, Lizzie Maxwell, told The Hollywood Reporter that Applegate died October 17, 2016 at a nursing home in Los Angeles after a long illness.


Applegate starred on the popular sitcom The Patty Duke Show, which aired on ABC from 1963 until 1966. He dated Patty, the Brooklyn teenager who was played by Patty Duke. Duke also played an identical cousin, Cathy Lane, on the series.

In a 1999 reunion show, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, Applegate reprised his role as Richard, who was now Patty Lane's ex-husband.


Applegate also appeared on other popular television shows including The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Lucy Show, and Gunsmoke

More recently, he played Emma Stone's grandfather in the 2010 movie Easy A.¯


After his acting career started to decline, Applegate took up painting and became an artist.

He is survived by two children, Heather and Michael, and six grandchildren.




Franz Lidz ('69) is now a vice president of the Detroit Pistons:




Debra Ellen Gold (Debbie)'72, daughter of Marilyn (Mickie) and the late Morton, sister of the late Bruce, passed away in Los Angeles on January 8, 2016 after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

Gold was an uber music fan who was in the in music business for many years. She produced Bob Dylan 1992 album Good As I Been To You and has worked closely with the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen. Born in Mt. Airy, she spent her young teen years in Wyncote and went to Cheltenham High School. Two years into college, her life took a quick turn into the deep ends of rock and roll and the music business. She earned considerable respect in the business and touched many lives.
Gold was the founder and owner of Gold Standard Games, a company that released the highly successful Grateful Deadopoly and launched Rediscover Puzzles. This series of classic album cover jigsaw puzzles include acclaimed titles from the cream of rock n roll artists such as David Bowie, the Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Nirvana and the Rolling Stones.
She will be sadly and deeply missed by family and friends.




 SSgt Peter Taub, CHS 2004, was one of 6 Americans killed in Afghanistan, December 21, 2015. He leaves behind his wife who is pregnant and a 3 year old daughter. He was a 30 year old Air Force Investigator.  




Roz Bornfriend, CHS teacher retired 1996 after 24 years of service.


GettyImages-138575130+(1)Legendary Philadelphia-born photographer Mary Ellen Mark, Cheltenham High School Class of 1958 passed away May 25, 2015.



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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark speaks backstage at the

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joann-blumenthal     JoAnn Blumenthal class of 1972


An article I'm in...about my volunteer work.

eBella magazine, Naples, FL


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Joanne APhiladelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter has appointed Temple Law Dean JoAnne A. Epps, CHS ‘69 to a five year term on the city's Board of Ethics. JoAnn is in the CHS Hall of Fame.


JoAnne A. Epps is an American law professor, legal author, and the current dean of the Temple University Beasley School of Law. She has been named as a potential Barack Obama Supreme Court candidate.