Othella R. Vaughn was a firm believer in education and often told people that "it was never too late" to continue their education, said her granddaughter, Sharifa Atkins.
His six sons worked at the family restaurants from the time they were old enough to carry a tray. "He taught us the meaning of hard work," Frank O'Neill Jr. said.
Dr. Voci, a native Italian, was recruited by a prominent Philadelphia surgeon. He came here in 1955 and lent his skills to the fledgling field of cardiac catheterization.
Mrs. Dockens delved into her own family's history and that of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. When researchers came looking for help, she provided it.