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James Gregory Slaughter, 70, retired Philadelphia School District principal

Mr. Slaughter received a scholarship from the Philadelphia Board of Education to study secondary education at Cheyney University and had a long career. Paying it forward, he generously contributed scholarship money to promising students through his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Melvin Roger Scott, Jr., 93, Montford Point Marine and Vineland school teacher

Mr. Scott was among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps. Seventy years later, he went to Washington, along with his fellow recruits, to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

J. Marvin White, 69, certified public accountant

Mr. White retired in 2011 after a long career as a CPA. He was a devoted dad, and urged his daughters to "seize opportunities and break glass ceilings."

James H. Bryson, 84, businessman who become philanthropist, advocate for gay rights

Mr. Bryson built a successful insurance company. Then he became a philanthropist, supporting human-rights causes.

Mary L. Walk, 54, social worker

Mrs. Walk found her niche in end-of-life social work and used her own health challenges to deepen her understanding of what her clients faced.

Vincent L. Gregory Jr., 95, former president and CEO of Rohm & Haas Co.

Mr. Gregory rose from humble beginnings as one of nine children growing up in Oil City, Pa., to become the head of a major chemical company. He never forgot his roots.

Zelma Bynum Frisby, 92, retired welfare case manager and hotel proprietor

Mrs. Frisby was a skilled cook and baker. “Her sour cream pound cake is legendary and almost impossible to duplicate,” her daughter said.

Gladys Palmer Bewley O’Brien, 96, former director of the Haddonfield Public Library

Mrs. O'Brien was the longtime director of the Haddonfield Library, where she served the public well, a former colleague said.

July services are set for Steve Lynch, 74, jobs training coordinator and outdoorsman

Mr. Lynch enjoyed the social life in Center City but was most at home in rural Pennsylvania, where he chopped wood and tramped the woods and fields, looking for ferns and wildflowers.

Alfred J. Carlson Jr., 80, Delaware County pediatrician for 47 years

Dr. Carlson treated thousands of youngsters, including many in successive generations of the same families.