Former Philadelphia Tribune president Waverly Easley dies

    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 he loved everything about the Tribune, still talked about it at his 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; a sister and nieces and nephews.

    His funeral is Monday at First African Baptist Church in Sharon Hill. He’ll be buried at Washington Cross National Cemetery.

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