Profile Updated: June 25, 2015
Residing In: Philadelphia, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Paul D. Neuwirth, CPA
Homepage: View Website
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Occupation: Retired Business Writer
Children: None of my own; husband has 3 grown sons in NYC area. Seven grandsons.
Son Stephen Neuwirth, Esq. More…and wife Nataly in New Rochelle have 4 boys: Oren, Ely, Benjamin and Emmanuel.
Son Jim Neuwirth and wife Sandra in Port Washington, NY have 3 boys: Russell, Aden and Andrew.
Son Richard and signif other Kate in NYC have dog named Nugget.

Leading The Good Life in two locations seems to suit us just fine. Most of the time in Philadelphia; winter in Alabama. Despite extensive travel, I have never been to Paris. That will be remedied in May 2015. Update June 2015: Paris was exactly what everyone said it is. No other city like it. I wrote a lengthy journal if anyone wants to read it -- contact me via email:

After HPHS:
Lawrence Univ. = B.A. English Lit., 1963.
Northwestern Univ. = MBA Mktg. & Finance, 1978.
1963-65 = Nat'l. College of Educ. (Evanston), Admissions Counselor.
1966-83 = Corporate communications and marketing career in Chicago at Illinois Bell Tele., Nat'l. Safety Council, Nat'l. Assoc. of Realtors, Chicago Title & Trust Co.
1983 = relocated to Philadelphia as freelance Business Writer (writing primarily for banks, law firms and accounting and consulting firms) until retirement in 2007.
Currently: I write travelogs and poetry. And tend a plot in the community garden. My most recent goal is to edit hundreds of poems I've written in the last 30 years to create a volume, "Best of Delaney."
My husband is Paul Neuwirth, CPA, retired partner of Grant Thornton, LLP. We have dual citizenship: One is our city townhome in Philadelphia; the other is our second home in a golf course community in Gulf Shores, Alabama (for the winter months). Paul's 3 sons have produced seven grandsons, all in suburban New York. The first of seven Bar Mitvah's occurred in July 2013. Next one was September 2014.

Beginning 2011: I am now a WHITE-HAIRED lady, having decided at age 70 to see what color my hair really is.
2014: If I can figure out how to insert an updated photo, I will. I now have an iPhone 4S, so I am trying to remain relevant. (LOL) Update June 2015: No, I still can't decipher how to upload a photo onto the class website.

School Story:

One summer shortly after graduating from HPHS, I had one date with Eugene Altman, who arrived (to my parents' horror) on a motor cycle, which I happily boarded. Off we went, from Deerfield to HP. Later that same evening, Gene took me back home -- in his father's Jaguar, much to my parents' relief.
Apparently, I became an Honorary Member of the Cross-Country Team during lunch hour at the HPHS cafeteria. I happily traded mock insults with "the boys," including John Farr, Jimmy Phelan, Hal March, and Mike Andersen.
Not to be exclusive, I also recall nooontime sparring gently with Tom Pulver (my then-boyfriend) and Sam Zell, whom I thought was destined to become a rabbi.
My usual lunchtime companions were Cynthia Jacob, Jean Altman, Julie Thomas, and Pat Rau. At a nearby table, were other favorites: Karen Cheli, Connie Linari, Pam Lenzi and others from the neighborhood.
As "Deerfield Girls," we were not eagerly embaraced by the Highland Park girls, but the Highwood Girls were our buddies. The tri-level social strata were clearly delineated at the time -- teen psychology. Today, we're all equal -- at least, in my Advance Adult view.

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Aug 04, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Once More: Happy Day, Malika! May you continue to thrive while enriching the lives of those who know you best. Celebrating YOU, Delaney (Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth in Philadelphia, PA)

Jan 14, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Happy Day, Carolyn. Remember dissecting a frog as lab partners in Mr. McMullen's Biology class? (My long-term memory is good, but not short-term so much.) Can you believe that was more than 60 years ago? And here we are...

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Jan 01, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Happy almost-New-Year's Baby, Steve! You are the last classmate to turn age 77. May we all celebrate our longevity with you!

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Dec 11, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Posted on: Dec 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Steve, what you wrote about Dave Conley is the BEST. I barely knew him, but felt I did after reading the notation and your response. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of him as a person. I was especially intrigued by the not-yet-to-be Tri-State: We really do go back a long, long time, don't we? In touch, Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth in Philly.

Dec 10, 2018 at 2:39 PM

I'm late in wishing you a satisfying 77th birthday, Mike -- only because I was off the internet for a whole week in Grand Cayman Island. Will that excuse do? Q.: Did you compose the beautiful tribute to Dave Conley? I did not know him well, but your (?) descriptive notations made me feel as if I did. The light touch; the right touch. I also liked reading what Steve Seiler wrote -- again letting the person he was shine through with good humor and happy memories. Same with Allan March's entry. Our classmates are sensitive souls. Nice to know that.

Oct 20, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Re. October 26: Happy NON-LANDMARK Birthday, Gene. You probably don't view this website, as you are still listed as living in Hawaii when, in fact, you and Toni reside in Treasure Island, FL. This notation will alert other classmates... Good Cheer from R.W.Delaney.

Aug 17, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Hi, Karen. Wishing you a pair of Lucky 7's for a peaceful, productive and prosperous year.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Gene stole my line:  Jeff was indeed a brilliant classmate. He was also thoughtful and sensitive. I am glad to know that his brilliance took him so far professionally and that he retained the special qualities that were so evident to us who knew him at age 17. I send condolences to his family on the loss. Truly, Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth.

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Jan 20, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Patsy -- as we called her at HPHS -- was always smiling. Her good nature and good humor sparkled, even under durress. My recall is lots of laughter wherever Pat was. We've lost an exemplary classmate who looked at the bright side until the end. Smiling back at Pat, Delaney (Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth).


Dec 30, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Happy Day, Steve. It surely took you a long time to catch up to the rest of us who are age 76. Welcome to our Clan of Ancients! Cheers to you and all of us for 2018. More to come for all of us, yes? Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth in Philadelphia (and Gulf Shores, AL, for winter).

Sep 25, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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Dec 31, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2016 at 7:51 AM

Congrats, Steve! -- you must be the very LAST of our class to reach the noteworthy age of 75. As a peer said to me, she is now considering how to spend the NEXT 75 years. Cheers to all, and a timely New Year's celebration to you. Delaney the Deerfield Girl.

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Oct 28, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Posted on: Oct 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM

You made it! The rest of us have been waiting for you. Soon the whole Class of '59 will be age 75. Good for you; good for us. Keep on keeping on, right? Cheers, Delaney (a.k.a. Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth)

Aug 16, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Happy Landmark Birth Day, Karen! Three-quarters of a century for most of us in the Class Divine -- and much more to come. Stay active (and hydrated). LOL, Delaney.

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May 02, 2016 at 1:33 PM

In my neighborhood in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia, Nancy's passing is much mourned. Nancy taught many of many friends' children at Meredith School. She was as extraodinary as George Harmon's write-up. Parents loved her, too. Two of my friends worked with Nancy at Meredith School. We are trying to find out where and when (and if) a memorial service is scheduled in Philly. Nancy truly made a huge difference in the lives of MANY children and adults. Remember at HPHS when we called her "Nanny Wolff"? It was a nickname with much affection attached. Our loss.  Delaney.

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Apr 14, 2016 at 8:56 PM

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Mar 30, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Eric was an Original. His high intelligence and outrageous sense of humor were a delightful combination on any stage. I treasure his wild and impish and insightful e-mails. Sending condolences to Judith, the love of his life. Delaney.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Eric's spontaneous humor was as joyful as his over all approach to life. One of a kind classmate. A loss to all of us who counted on his intelligent commentary and never-fail wit.

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At my 65th birthday party