Former Philadelphia Tribune president Waverly Easley dies

PHILADELPHIA – 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 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,