- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The former president of the Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest continuously published African-American newspaper, has died. Waverly Easley was 91.

A spokeswoman at Flemuel Brown Funeral Home says Easley died at Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, Pennsylvania, on May 28.

His daughter, Raquel Easley, tells the newspaper (https://bit.ly/1OakUsE ) he loved everything about the Tribune and still talked about it at the nursing home.

He spent 35 years at the Tribune, working as a business manager, controller, executive vice president and general manager. He was president and CEO for his last 10 years, from 1979 to 1989.

Easley is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters Raquel Easley and Wyvetta Easley-Mallory; and a sister.


Information from: The Philadelphia Tribune, https://www.phila-tribune.com

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