Dr. Northrup was an Episcopalian, but he became convinced that one of his patients had been the beneficiary of a medical miracle. In 2001, partly because of his testimony, a French religious figure was made a Catholic saint.
Mr. Ramsey trained as a flight officer with the famous Tuskegee Airmen, and stood ready to serve in 1945, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in effect ending World War II. He never got a chance to fly in combat.
Mr. Robb liked to knock on the doors of up-and-coming theater troupes and see what plays there were performing. Then he reviewed the plays for the Philadelphia Weekly. As a result, the local theater world grew.
Mrs. Stuart raised three daughters and then trained as a lawyer. While studying, she became interested in the plight of abused women. She and three other women founded Laurel House to help them in 1980.