Philip B. Lindy, 83, of Center City, a philanthropist known for his work in city neighborhoods with Drexel University, died Saturday, June 29, of a heart attack.
Born in Philadelphia in 1930, Mr. Lindy married Annabel Lindy in December 1951. She died in 2010.
Mr. Lindy graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, served briefly in the Navy, and then founded a construction and contracting company, Lindy Bros., with his two brothers in the mid-1950s. Almost 20 years later, he founded Lindy Property Management.
The success of those enterprises funded a series of philanthropic pursuits. Mr. Lindy sought to create a program for disadvantaged youth in the city modeled on successful programs elsewhere, and eventually worked with Drexel University to establish the Lindy Scholars tutoring and mentoring program in 2008.