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Susan Asbell, the wife of former Camden County Prosecutor Sam Asbell
Marcella Dalsey, the Executive Director of The Drew A. Katz Foundation and President of KATZ Academy Charter School
Anne Leeds, a retired preschool teacher and wife of Longport Commissioner James P. Leeds.
Seven people are dead after a plane crashed at Hanscom Field in Massachusetts last night as the flight was en route for Atlantic City, NJ. Among the dead is 72-year-old Lewis Katz, the recent co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Port Authority told the Associated Press:
The Gulfstream IV crashed as it was leaving Hanscom Field at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday for Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, said Matthew Brelis.
There were no survivors in the crash, and no other names have been confirmed. The editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bill Marimow, confirmed the news of Katz's death to the paper.
(CNN) -- A private plane crashed on takeoff Saturday night in Massachusetts, killing all seven people on board, according to Hanscom Field airport, where the plane had taken off.
Among the dead was Lewis Katz, a Philadelphia-area businessman who, just days before the crash, purchased the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and CNN affiliate philly.com. He was 72.
"It is with an incomprehensible amount of grief and the heaviest of hearts that my sister and I announce the loss of our beloved dad," Drew Katz said in a statement Sunday. "My father was my best friend. He taught me everything. He never forgot where and how he grew up, and he worked tirelessly to support his community in countless ways that were seen and unseen."
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
So we are turning ATS into an Obit Page? If you like, I can reply with a post about a car accident down the road here. As I can see, the only difference is that car crash post will not mention any rich people.
Is it that because this crash killed rich people that it deserves attention here on ATS?
And all you see is an obituary? You don't see the possibility that something happened deliberately here?
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
I wasn't aware that ATS was only about things that affect the world, or ATS/ATSers specifically. I always thought that it was about putting information out there, and not just spoon feeding "hey, this is what may have happened, and this is who might be behind it" on topics that affect the world, or certain people specifically, especially on something that happened less than 24 hours ago.
Nothing says you have to read and or post on this thread, or any other that I create. If you don't like the topics I post, simply don't read them. It's that simple. Or if you don't like it, you're free to not reply to it. I'm not going to sit here and spoon feed you my thoughts or conclusions on what may have happened.
If you want to post more on any of those conspiracy tinged topics, I would be happy to consider them.
Source: US News - Sourced back to AP
Less than a week before the crash, Katz and Harold H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest struck a deal to gain full control of the Inquirer as well as the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com by buying out their co-owners for $88 million. Lenfest said Sunday that the deal will be delayed but will still go through. Katz's son, Drew, will take his father's seat on the board of directors, Lenfest said.
When bidding on the company, Katz and Lenfest vowed to fund in-depth journalism and retain the Inquirer's editor, Bill Marimow.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
He's known for a lot of things, including apparently being a damn good guy.