Leonard J. Cooper, Esquire, for the Accountants
Robert A. Wachter, Esquire, and David S. Workman, Esquire, for parents of Scott Alan Snellenburg Elkins
William T. Tsiouris, Esquire, for Albert Einstein Medical Center
C. Suzanne Buechner, Esquire, Guardian ad Litem for Scott Alan Snellenburg Elkins
Pamela Esposito, Esquire, Guardian ad Litem for Jeffrey G. Snellenburg, Janet H. Snellenburg, Haylie Snellenburg and Todd I. Snellenburg
Gordon A. Block, Jr., died August 16, 1973, leaving a will dated December 21, 1966, and codicils dated April 5, 1968 and March 25, 1971. Under Item Eleventh of his will, he left the residue of his estate in
trust. He directed his trustees to pay the income and so much of the principal as they deemed appropriate for her maintenance and comfort to his housekeeper, Della McGearty, during her life. On her death, the trustees were to pay $5,000 to the Albert Einstein Medical Center. The remaining principal was to be distributed to testator's then-living grandnephews and grandnieces, per capita. The trustees were directed to hold the share of any minor beneficiary in trust during minority, and to pay over so much of the principal and income as they deemed appropriate for the welfare and support of the minor. The remaining principal and income was to be distributed to the beneficiary when he or she reached majority.
Testator named Morris H. Goldman and Milton H. Snellenburg, Jr. trustees under his will. Morris H. Goldman died December 24, 1973, and, pursuant to the direction under Item Sixteenth of the will, was succeeded by Robert B. Wolf.
The fund accounted for here was awarded to the accountants by Adjudication of Klein, A.J., dated December 23, 1974. The present account was filed because of the death of Della McGearty, life tenant, on April 29, 1977.
When Della McGearty died, five minor grandnieces and grandnephews of testator survived. Jeffrey G. Snellenburg, born December 9, 1968 and Janet H. Snellenburg, born June 1, 1967, are the children of testator's nephew, Roger G. Snellenburg. Todd I. Snellenburg, born December 8, 1975 and Haylie Snellenburg, born November 26, 1973, are the children of Milton H. Snellenburg, Jr. and his third wife, Susan Snellenburg. Scott Alan Snellenburg, now Scott Alan Elkins, who was born September 1, ...