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Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home

The Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home has been a pillar of the Kennett Square community since 1860. Founded in that year as a funeral home by William H. Worrall, it also operated as a furniture store. A very typical practice of funeral homes during that era. Workers would manufacture furniture and caskets. The Worrall family continued to operate the business until forming a partnership with Albert F. Kuzo in the early 1970s. After 1975, the Kuzo family took ownership of the funeral home. In 1987, Russell J. Gofus and his wife Amber became the newest owners of the facility. Today, Grieco Funeral Homes is proud to adopt the fine family heritage of years past, as well as the Victorian charm and character of the historic architecture. We look very forward to continuing professional and dedicated services to the families of Kennett Square and surrounding communities.


Our Obituaries

Margaret Lafferty McConnell

March 16, 1930 - September 19, 2014

MARGARET LAFFERTY McCONNELL, age 84, of Kaolin, PA, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care, Newark, DE. She was the wife of Raymond F. McConnell, Sr., who passed away in 1997, and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, and a lifetime resident of Kaolin, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Kelly Lafferty. ...
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Ross Ballew

September 21, 1922 - September 17, 2014

T. Ross Ballew, age 91 of Kennett Square died Wednesday September 17, 2014 at Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Margaret Stirling Ballew with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Savannah, Tennessee, he was the son of the late General Joseph H. and Nettye Lee (Powell) Ballew. Ross served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He had a long...
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Leonard Moseley Sherman

February 24, 1924 - September 16, 2014

Leonard Moseley Sherman, age 90 of Kennett Square, died peacefully on September 16, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Arlington, MA of the late Alden and Beatrice Sherman, Leonard graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Mathematics and Chemistry. Following graduation he served in the Navy...
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Gustav H. Schroeder

August 14, 1913 - September 15, 2014

Gustav H. Schroeder, age 101 of Kennett Square PA, died Monday September 15, 2014 at Crosslands Community in Kennett Square. He was the husband of the late Miriam J. Schroeder who died in 2011 and with whom he shared seventy-one years of marriage. Born in the United Kingdom, he was the son of the late Gustav W. and the late Shirley I. (Roe) Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder was a self-employed...
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Joan Nordberg

September 30, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Joan Nordberg, age 80, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Arnold David Nordberg, who passed away in 2013. She had worked as a companion at Kendal/Crosslands. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Kelly of Oxford, PA; one granddaughter, Caitlin; three sisters, Virginia Smedley of Avondale, PA, Phyllis Kito of...
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Idalia Valentin

March 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

IDALIA VALENTIN, AGE 71, OF Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Ware Presbyterian Village. Born in Moca, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Aniceto Perez and Francisca Alonso Perez. She was a member of the Rock of Refuge Church, Toughkenamon, PA. Idalia enjoyed going to Church, playing Bingo, and writing in her Diary. She is survived by three...
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Helen D. Woods

November 16, 1917 - August 21, 2014

Helen Dudek Woods, age 96 of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday August 21, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of the late J. Jackson Woods who died in 2007 and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Long Island, NY, she was a daughter of the late John and the late Stephania (Baginska) Dudek. Helen was a food server at the old JJ Newberry...
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Mary E. Beck

August 1, 1909 - August 19, 2014

MARY ELIZABETH BECK, age 105, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Beck, who passed away in 1941, and with whom she shared 5 years of marriage. Born in Chadds Ford, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Mary Anna Golden McGinley. She was a 1927 graduate of Media High School. She was a Lab technician at the NVF Co....
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Marie Odorisio Bonifacino

June 25, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Marie Odorisio Bonifacino, age 86 of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family who she adored. She was the wife of the late Frederick H. Bonifacino, who died in June of this year after 66 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and the late Dolores (Orlando) Odorisio. Marie was a longtime member of...
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Leonard Parenti, Jr.

November 13, 1923 - August 11, 2014

Leonard Parenti, Jr. age 90, of Wilmington, DE died suddenly Monday August 11, 2014 at his home. Born November 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Leonard Parenti Sr. and the late Zoraide Santini Parenti. A World War II veteran, Leonard spent his military career as a tail gunner on Guam and Tinian in the Pacific Theater; attached to the 20th Air Force Headquarters Squadron. After completing...
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Thomas Garriett Still

February 14, 1945 - August 6, 2014

Thomas Garriett Still, age 69, of Unionville PA passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 6, 2014, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Neva Wheatman Still, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Welsh Still. A graduate of Kennett High School, Tom spent most of his life in Unionville. He was a lifetime member of...
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Helen C. Krzywicki

June 17, 1931 - August 3, 2014

HELEN C. KRZYWICKI, age 83, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Francis B. Krzywicki, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Mildred, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Virginia Wisniewski Chessock. Mrs. Krzywicki was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and being with her family and friends. She was a...
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Nancy S. DiFilippo

June 24, 1926 - August 3, 2014

NANCY S. DiFILIPPO, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Louis J. DiFilippo, Jr, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Severino Falcone. Nancy was a cafeteria aide at the Kennett High School for over 15 years, retiring...
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Donald C. Byrne

November 26, 1947 - August 1, 2014

Donald C. Byrne, age 66, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday August 1, 2014 at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ after a 14 month illness. He was the loving companion and fiancé of Laure Blomquist. Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late George V. and the late Marie J. (Jones) Byrne and brother of the late Patricia Siegel. Donald was a Thoroughbred...
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Roger T. Searfass

October 25, 1927 - July 30, 2014

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Edward A. "Eddy" Kramer, Jr.

December 23, 1941 - July 30, 2014

EDWARD A. KRAMER, Jr., age 72, of West Grove, PA, passed away at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the husband of Kathleen Harrington Kramer, with whom he shared 15 years of marriage. His first wife, Sally Kramer, passed away in 1998. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Edward A. Kramer, Sr. and Helen Pocus Kramer. Mr. Kramer was a Regional...
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Elma Parker Lehr

September 30, 1919 - July 30, 2014

Elma Parker Lehr, age 94 of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Kendal At Longwood in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late James C. Lehr who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and the late Mary (Rash) Parker. She was a member of the Kendal Monthly Meeting of Friends. ...
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Betty Lightcap Dando

January 3, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Betty Lightcap Dando January 3, 1925 – July 27, 2014 Betty Lightcap Dando, age 89, of Chadds Ford, Pa, formerly of Oxford, Pa went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday July 27th, 2014 after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Melvern P. Dando with whom she shared 22 years of marriage and her parents Earl and Kathryne Garner Lightcap. She...
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Carmen J. DiProspero, Jr.

June 18, 1939 - July 25, 2014

CARMEN J. DiPROSPERO, Jr. age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Christiana Hospital. He was a loving husband to Marilyn Shupe DiProspero, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Carmen J. DiProspero, Sr and Josephine Fecondo DiProspero. He attended St. Patrick's School and Kennett High School. Carmen was...
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Marian Fogg Reese

May 12, 1920 - July 24, 2014

MARIAN FOGG REESE, 94, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Neighborhood Hospice , West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Harry Eugene Reese, who passed away in 1973, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late J. Clarence Fogg, Sr. and Mabel Way Fogg. Mrs. Reese was co-owner and operator of...
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Richard "Freckle" "Mack" McDonaugh

April 21, 1931 - July 24, 2014

RICHARD "Freckle" "Mack" McDonaugh, age 83, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Delores Sluder McDonaugh, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was the son of the late John J. and Edyth Fulton McDonaugh. He worked at Chrysler Corporation,...
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Dolores (Dee) Jennings

August 22, 1961 - July 22, 2014

Dolores (Dee) Jennings, age 52, of Lincoln University PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was the beloved wife of James R. Jennings, with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Oceanside, CA, she was the daughter of the late Ken and Joan Kuruc Weaverling of Landenberg, PA. Dee graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1980. In addition...
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Carolyn Mary Rice Barnes, Phd

April 1, 1934 - July 19, 2014

Carolyn Mary Rice Barnes, Phd, aged 80, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on July 19, 2014, at Linden Hall, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Carol was born in Chicago, the daughter of the Rev. Wilfred G. Rice and Ethel V. Rice. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar and continued her education throughout her life, earning her doctorate at the age of 60. A clinical psychologist by...
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Sheri Humphrey Edwards Myers

April 30, 1952 - July 13, 2014

Sheri Humphrey Edwards Myers, age 62, previously of Unionville, PA, peacefully passed away Sunday July 13, 2014 after her battle with cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband, Bob Myers of Avondale, PA. Sheri entered the world in Lansdowne, PA the first born of late William (Bill) and Sonia Humphrey. Sheri spent her early years in Linville, PA, before relocating to Bethel, PA with her...
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Jesus Guzman Torres

July 3, 1986 - July 13, 2014

Jesus Guzman Torres, age 28, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on July 13, 2014. He was the son of Tobias Guzman Zavala and Maria Elena Torres Villagomez. He is survived by one son, Alexander Jesus Guzman Brown, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Viewing, 5:00-7:00 Monday evening, July 21, 2014 at St. Rocco's Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 7:00....
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Richard N. Wilkinson

May 2, 1966 - July 11, 2014

Richard N. Wilkinson, age 48 of Cochranville, PA, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at his home. He was the longtime companion of Sharon M. Ciatteo with whom he shared a 13 year relationship. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was a son of the late James Ira and the late Mary (Spragg) Wilkinson. Richard was a heavy Equipment Operator and for many years he owned his own landscaping company which he...
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Elizabeth J. Cloud

April 17, 1937 - July 11, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" J. Cloud, age 77, passed away on July 11, 2014 with her family by her side at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia after a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1937 in Wilmington, DE to the late Kennard and Erma Rigler Sweede of Chadds Ford, PA. She was the granddaughter of Joseph and Katie Rigler; and the niece of Earl and Margaret Rigler. Betty...
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Maxwell James Hoffman

June 25, 1928 - July 11, 2014

Maxwell James Hoffman, Jr. James "Jim" Hoffman passed from this life on July 11, 2014, he was 86. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette D. Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was born in 1928 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He began his career in banking at the First National Bank of Lebanon. Eventually his career would lead him to Kennett...
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Lorraine C. Fiore Alonzo

June 29, 1917 - July 10, 2014

Lorraine C. Fiore Alonzo, age 97 of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday July 10, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late Leonard Fiore who died in 1964 and with whom she shared 24 years of marriage and the late Peter Alonzo who died in 1989 and with whom she shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was a daughter of the late Bernardo and...
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Reyna Munoz Moreno

January 6, 1981 - July 6, 2014

Reyna Munoz Moreno, age 33, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Heartland Hospice. She was the wife of Fernando Quintero Vilchis. She is survived by three sons, Pedro Cruz Munoz, Kevin J. Bernal Munoz and Fernando S. Quintero Munoz., seven brothers and three sisters. Her viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 Monday evening, July 14, 2014, at St. Rocco's Catholic Church, 333...
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Margaret P. Myers

November 12, 1919 - July 6, 2014

MARGARET P. MYERS, age 94, of Quarryville, PA, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the wife of Lester R. Myers, who passed away in 2008, and with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Charlotte Butler Pannell. She was a factory...
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Richard Freeman DesJardien

May 19, 1946 - July 6, 2014

Richard Freeman DesJardien, age 68, Engineer and West Point graduate, class of '68; settled in Coatesville, PA after 12 years in the military serving as a Staff Officer, a Ranger, and a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He finally retired from the VA Hospital, after leaving Lukens Steel, working as an engineer for both places. Beloved husband of Lorraine (Nee Bauer) DesJardien, son of the late...
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Elizabeth Smith Ilsemann

September 3, 1931 - July 5, 2014

Elizabeth S. Ilsemann, age 82 of Kennett Square, PA, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Linden Hall Nursing home in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Richard Ilsemann who died in 2004 and with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Burton O. and the late Josephine M. (Cole) Smith. A graduate of Syracuse University, Elizabeth...
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Courtney "Court' "Mids" Taylor

April 4, 1991 - July 4, 2014

COURTNEY "Court" "Mids" TAYLOR, age 23, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Cynthia Snyder Taylor. She was an Administrative Assistant for Connolly Flooring in Newport, DE. Courtney was a 2009 graduate of Avon Grove High School. She was a...
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Margaret Elizabeth Davenport

August 4, 1914 - July 4, 2014

Margaret Elizabeth Davenport, age 99 of Kennett Square, PA, passed peacefully on July 4, which is the date of birth of her adored father William. She was the wife of the late Eugene Joseph Davenport who died in 1983 and with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was a daughter of the late William L. and the late Anna (Hickey) Diviney. She was a lifetime member...
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Janeth A. Martin

November 18, 1924 - June 29, 2014

Janeth Ann Martin of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 29, 2014. She was 89. Known to her friends as Nancy, she was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on November 18, 1924, to Florence (Smith) Hyland and Matthew P. Hyland. She was the youngest of three girls; Harriet Laroque and Elizabeth ("Lib") Maloney, her older sisters, predeceased her. Nancy graduated from Greenwich Academy and...
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Emma V. Reid

May 3, 1923 - June 29, 2014

Emma V. Reid, age 91 of Lincoln University, PA, died Sunday June 29, 2014 at the Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and the late Susie (Jones) Reid Sr. Emma was a Nurse working privately for many years for Dr. Elbert and retiring from WHA in 2002. She loved caring for her indoor plants, animals, and traveling...
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Catherine T. McMenamin Newman

January 13, 1926 - June 26, 2014

Catherine T. McMenamin Newman, age 88 of West Grove, PA died peacefully Thursday June 26, 2014 at Jenners Pond Retirement community. She was the wife of the late George Newman who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a daughter of the late William Leo and the late Mabel Daly McMenamin. She survived her brother William and sister Regina. ...
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George T. Perkins

October 9, 1957 - June 25, 2014

George T. Perkins, age 56, of Landenberg, PA and Nelchina, AK, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. George was an independent man, a carpenter by trade, and marched to the beat of his own drum. He loved to fish, hunt, hike and lived the good life in Alaska for the past 23 years. He...
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Marian Johnson E. Roark

September 10, 1916 - June 23, 2014

MARIAN JOHNSON E. ROARK, age 97, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Fate Roark who passed away in 1995, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. The daughter of the late A. Kelso and Ella Farra Johnson, she was born in Lower Oxford, PA, and grew up in Lincoln University, PA. She was a graduate of Oxford High School and...
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Mary MacPherson Fincher

February 19, 1932 - June 23, 2014

Mary MacPherson Fincher, age 82, passed away on June 23, 2014 at Jenner's Pond in Jennersville, PA. She was born Mary Frances Bowie on February 19, 1932 in Washington, D.C to Edwin and Mary Bowie. Mary was married to Gordon MacPherson, Sr. for 27 years. She is survived by their children: E. Chester MacPherson, of Towson, Maryland; James Michael MacPherson of Annapolis, Maryland; Bonnie...
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Patricia A. Wood

September 8, 1950 - June 22, 2014

Patricia A. Wood, age 63 of West Grove, PA died Sunday June 22, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Princeton West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Edsel and the late Thelma Martin Tabor. Patricia was a CNA working for Crosslands Community in Pennsbury Twp for over 20 years. She truly loved her job and the people she cared for. She loved her flower gardens and was a...
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Alfred "Al" P. Santucci

March 4, 1931 - June 22, 2014

Alfred "Al" P. Santucci, age 83, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family at his bedside. Al lived his entire life in the Kennett Square area, graduating from Kennett High School in 1950. Shortly after graduation he served his country proudly in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division, during the Korean War. Upon his return to...
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Edna Farmer Hunley

December 31, 1928 - June 21, 2014

Edna Farmer Hunley, age 85 of Kennett Square, PA, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Twin Pines Heath Care Center in Chatham, PA. She was born Edna Cathaleen Farmer on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1928, to the late William Bernard Farmer and the late Rosalie Jackson Humphrey Farmer. Edna worked for many years at the Old Hewlett Packard Company. In...
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Philip C. Pusey

February 5, 1932 - June 21, 2014

PHILIP C. PUSEY, age 82, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Dannette Dougherty Pusey, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse D. and Nell Jones Pusey. Phil owned and operated Mushroom Express Co., Chester County Mushroom Sales and Avon...
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Shirley J. Palmer

June 4, 1929 - June 17, 2014

SHIRLEY J. PALMER, age 85, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Heartland Hospice, Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of Donald S. Palmer, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Somerset, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Alvah and Eva LaTourette. Mrs. Palmer was a secretary at Atlantic Aviation in Wilmington, DE, retiring in 1990. She was...
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Angela S. Deegan

September 6, 1919 - June 14, 2014

Angela (Angie) S. Deegan, age 94 of Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at The Crosslands, Kennett Square, PA. Angie was the wife of the late LTC Richard (Dick) Deegan, US Army Ret who died in 2011, and with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Angie was born in Wheeling, WV. As an Army wife she traveled the world for nearly three decades, raising a family and living abroad...
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Nathan W. "Nate" Kendig

April 4, 1921 - June 13, 2014

Nathan W. "Nate" Kendig, age 93, of Glen Mills, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at his home at Maris Grove. He was the devoted and loving husband of Catherine (Mundy) Kendig, with whom he shared a wonderful 61 years of marriage. Nate was born in 1921 and raised on his family's farm in Bainbridge, PA. It was there he would begin to develop his work ethic, self discipline and patience,...
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Anastasia "Tippie" Jasienski

July 20, 1927 - June 13, 2014

ANASTASIA "Tippie" D. JASIENSKI, age 86, of New Garden, PA, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Joseph Jasienski, who passed away in 1994 and with who she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Josephine Hearne O'Connor. Tippie was a wonderful baker, making...
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Frederick H. Bonifacino

April 10, 1920 - June 12, 2014

Frederick H. Bonifacino, age 94 of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday June 12, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Marie Odorisio Bonifacino, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Henry and the late Rose (Mazzoni) Bonifacino. Mr. Bonifacino served our country during World War II in the Army Air...
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Gertrude Short Henderson

December 15, 1918 - June 11, 2014

Gertrude Short Henderson, age 95 of West Chester, PA, died Wednesday June 11, 2014 at her daughter's home in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late John Joseph Henderson Sr. who died in 1965 and with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Wilkinsburg PA, she was the daughter of the late Ira and the late Lillian Pearl (Auger) Short. Gertrude was a 1938 graduate of Temple...
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Mabel E. Fanning

March 15, 1911 - June 8, 2014

MABEL E. FANNING, age 103, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Regal Heights Healthcare in Hockessin, DE. She was the wife of Nicholas Fanning, who passed away in 1984, and with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in East Vincent Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Hanna Mary Kramer Davis. She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing...
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Ruth Anderson Lusky

September 20, 1919 - June 6, 2014

RUTH ANDERSON LUSKY, age 94, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis Lusky. Born in Maplewood, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Gertrude Schauffler Anderson. She is survived by one son, John A. Lusky of Portland, OR; one daughter, Mary Lusky Friedman of Winston-Salem, NC; one sister, Helen...
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Beverly Iris Norton

December 15, 1944 - June 5, 2014

Beverly Iris Norton, age 69, of West Grove, PA died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Mitchell D. Norton with whom she shared 47 years or marriage. Born in Chester PA, she was a daughter of the late Morris Beerson and the late Jessie Margolis Beerson. Beverly was a proofing operator at The First National Bank of West Chester before computers were...
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Nancy L. Page

May 30, 1940 - May 31, 2014

Nancy Lee Page, 74, of Cochranville, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, West Chester, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was the wife of Bill Page, with whom she shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Helena Davidson Thomas. She was a 1958 graduate of Corning Free Academy and managed the...
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Richard Acosta, Sr.

October 10, 1947 - May 29, 2014

RICHARD ACOSTA, Sr., age 67, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Awilda Quiles Acosta who passed away in 2001, and with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Sabana Grande, PR, he was the son of the late Enrique Acosta and Gumersinda Vega Acosta. Richard was a truck driver, and owner of Acosta Auto Transport , and retired...
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Gloria Constance Antoinette Slicer

May 29, 2014

GLORIA CONSTANCE ANTOINETTE SLICER, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Mercy Suburban Hospital. She was the wife of Charles Kirk Slicer, Sr., who passed away in 2004 and with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was one of four children of the late Gabriel and Antoinette Bove Mattioni. She owned Union Plaza-South and Monique's...
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Abby Elizabeth Knauer Harris

February 17, 1937 - May 26, 2014

ABBY ELIZABETH KNAUER HARRIS, age 77, of Jenner's Pond, West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of William Paul Harris who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Alwilda Cleveland Knauer. She was a very active member of the First Baptist...
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Lonnie Jean Stanley

January 28, 1952 - May 25, 2014

Lonnie Jean Wilson Stanley, age 62, of Kennett Square died Sunday May 25, 2014 after a heroic 5 year battle with cancer. She was the wife of Robert S. Stanley, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington DE, she was the daughter of the late James and Jennie Van Hal Wilson. Lonnie was a member of the class of 1970 at Kennett High School. She went on to graduate Cum Laude in...
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Mary Ann Eberlin

August 4, 1949 - May 19, 2014

MARY ANN EBERLIN, age 64, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Roger S. Eberlin, Sr., with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Louise Woodards Walsh. She was a 1967 graduate of Avon Grove High School and the Academy of Hair Design in Wilmington, DE. She...
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Irene "Renee" Matonti

November 12, 1939 - May 17, 2014

IRENE "RENEE" MATONTI, age 74, of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph M. Matonti, Jr., with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sandy and the late Irene Turner Sandy. She was a Homemaker, enjoyed the beach, music, dancing, horse racing, bingo, an...
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Samuel M Barnard

February 21, 1917 - May 16, 2014

Samuel M. Barnard, age 97, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday May 16, 2014 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove, PA. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Wickersham Webb Barnard with whom he shared 23 years of marriage and the late Doris Fleu Taylor Barnard with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Percy Barnard and the...
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John "Jack" E. Stoneback

September 2, 1937 - May 15, 2014

John "Jack" E. Stoneback, age 76, peacefully passed away on May 15, 2014 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in Jennersville, PA, surrounded by his family. Born on September 2, 1937, in Honeybrook, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Marguerite Maloney Stoneback. Jack was a truck driver in the construction field throughout his life time. He enjoyed living in the mountains and...
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Mary Lou Moran

November 21, 1929 - May 12, 2014

MARY LOU MORAN, age 84, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of F. Patrick Moran, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Hamorton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Georgia Bowersox Myers. She was self employed , and had a Chair Caning business. Mrs. Moran was a member of St. Patrick's Church, the...
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Isabella Ruth Skillen

September 11, 1914 - May 12, 2014

ISABELLA RUTH SKILLEN, age 99, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of William R. Skillen, Jr., who passed away in 1982, and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Susannah Wightman Stevenson. Mrs. Skillen was a homemaker and enjoyed music, flowers, and conversation...
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Joyce M. Burton

October 15, 1922 - May 11, 2014

Joyce M. Nelson Burton, age 91 Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday May 11, 2014 at the Brandywine Hall Care Center in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Burton who died in 1993 and with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Sunrise, MN, she was the daughter of the late Walfred and the late Alice L. (Satterstrom) Nelson. Joyce was a resident of Brandywine Hall in...
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Duane Allen Canipe

June 1, 1949 - May 11, 2014

DUANE ALLEN CANIPE, age 64, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was the son of the late Allen J. and Katie Elaine Edwards Canipe. Duane was a self-employed Painter, who took great pride in his profession and his work. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, as a MP, in Vietnam. He was awarded several commendations for his bravery and leadership. He was...
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Ruth Anne Webb Harrison

July 19, 1930 - May 5, 2014

Ruth Anne Webb Harrison, age 83, of Kennett Square, PA who lived previously in Wallingford, PA, and Hockessin, DE, died Monday May 5, 2014 at Kendal at Longwood retirement community. She was the wife of the late Martin Dale Harrison who died in 1998 and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA she was a daughter of the late Edward Addison Webb, VMD and the late Anna...
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Robert Lewis Keene

February 3, 1943 - April 30, 2014

Robert Lewis Keene, age 71, of Jennersville, PA was led home to be with Jesus while surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Clara Bennett Keene, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred Keene and Florence Knapp Keene . He served 4 years in the US Navy...
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Kenneth A Benson

March 1, 1931 - April 29, 2014

Kenneth A. Benson, age 83, of Kennett Square died Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Kendal at Longwood Community in Kennett Square. He was the husband of Marilyn Huzzard Benson with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Montclair, NJ, he was son of the late Russell V. Benson and the late Olga Liljestrand Benson. Ken graduated from High School in Millburn, NJ in 1949 and received his BChE from...
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Anna C. "Nana" Anderson

January 28, 1929 - April 29, 2014

ANNA C. "Nana" ANDERSON, age 85, of Kennett Square, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Robert "Puggy" Anderson, who passed away in 2013, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Pearl Warren Henry. She loved God first, was a prayer worrier, and was...
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Thomas Edwin High

February 21, 1946 - April 29, 2014

THOMAS EDWIN HIGH, age 68, of Elverson, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his brother's residence. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Henry L. and Eleanor Boudlich High. Tom was a school custodian at East Junior High School in West Chester, PA, for 34 years, retiring in 2011. In his earlier years, he worked with horses in the Unionville area. He was a member of...
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Roy W. Gibson

July 8, 1957 - April 27, 2014

ROY W. GIBSON, age 56, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Wendy Ann Smith Gibson. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Doris Brundege Gibson of Lancaster, PA, and the late Joseph Gibson. He was a Manager at Homegoods, Inc. in Exton, PA, for the past five years. Roy was a member of the Bible Presbyterian Church in...
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Margaret M. Trainer

December 19, 1935 - April 26, 2014

MARGARET M. TRAINER, age 78, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of John A. Trainer who passed away in 1996, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. She was a Bookkeeper for the City of Belen, Belen, New Mexico. She attended St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville, PA, and was a member of the Oxford Senior Center. Mrs....
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Florence D. Brown

October 5, 1924 - April 24, 2014

FLORENCE D. BROWN, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of William J. Brown who passed away in 1983, and with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Annie Leonard Diviney. Florence was a Bookkeeper at the Mushroom Co-op in Kennett Square, for many...
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Helen E. Gleason

September 29, 1923 - April 23, 2014

Helen E. Gleason of Dunedin, Fla, and New London Twp., Pa., passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2014 at the age of 90. Helen had an inquisitive mind, an artistic talent and was always a positive thinker with an open heart, enabling her to make friends wherever she went. This, along with her community work was a testament of her concern for others. She made several lifelong friends...
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Catherine DeStefano D'Antonio

June 18, 1908 - April 23, 2014

Catherine DeStefano D'Antonio, age 105, of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday April 23, 2014 at the Jenner's Pond Retirement community in West Grove, PA. She was the wife of the late Florindo D'Antonio who died in 1988. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and the late Concetta DeCrissi DeStefano. Catherine worked for her husband in the family business D...
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Frank A Kovacevic

February 27, 1922 - April 22, 2014

Frank A. Kovacevic died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Landenberg PA. Frank will be laid to rest in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Chesterland, OH on Saturday May 3, 2014.
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Katharine Jones Schrader

August 30, 1916 - April 19, 2014

Katharine Jones Schrader died April 19, 2014 in Kennett Square Pennsylvania She was born in 1916, the daughter of a school teacher in Buhl Idaho. . Music was the lode stone of her life.She was the first piano teacher for her children and eventually went on to be a publicist for the Yale School of Music. She sang in the Yale Chorale and was a passionate fan of the Metropolitan Opera in New...
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Barry F. Markey

February 6, 1943 - April 13, 2014

Barry F. Markey, age 71, of Kennett Square, died April 13, 2014, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CVAMC), after a six year battle with CNS lymphoma. He was the husband of Karen Klinedinst Markey, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. He is survived by a daughter, Jessica Markey Wilson, and her husband, Joseph, of Coatesville. Born in York, PA, Barry was the son of...
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Elmer F. Campbell, Sr.

April 27, 1929 - April 12, 2014

ELMER F. CAMPBELL, Sr., age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Wilmington Hospital. Born in Galax, VA, he was the son of the late Oscar and Ethel Stewart Campbell. Elmer was an auto mechanic at the Hockessin Exxon . He also worked part time as a TV repairman. He enjoyed bird watching and riding his Honda Gold Wing He served his country in the US...
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Mark D. Finn

February 19, 1955 - April 10, 2014

MARK D. FINN, age 59, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Linda DiLuzio Finn, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of George and Anne Arnold Finn of Lewes, DE. Mark was the Vice President at McGee Industries in Aston, PA, where he worked for over 30...
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Bertha Jane Butcher

January 28, 1921 - April 8, 2014

BERTHA JANE BUTCHER, age 93, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Born in Unionville, PA, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Bertha Ricks Butcher. She worked as an Assembler at Lasko Metals, West Chester, PA, retiring in 1986, after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Galilee UAME Church in...
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Wilmer B. Powell

May 9, 1934 - April 5, 2014

Wilmer B. Powell, age 79, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Wilmer was born in Dilworthtown, PA on May 9, 1934, son of the late William and Emma Powell. Wilmer retired in 1998 after 45 years as a Vice President from Wilmington Trust Company. He served on the NFSOC Executive Board of the American Bankers Association 1987-1991 and served...
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Helen M. Owens

May 25, 1939 - April 5, 2014

HELEN M. OWENS, age 74, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2104, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Dr. Thomas F. Owens, who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Wallington, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Maxincak Scerbak. She was a retired Registered Nurse Mrs. Owens enjoyed gourmet cooking...
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Concetta "Connie" E. Franceschini Jordan

November 13, 1926 - April 2, 2014

CONCETTA "CONNIE" E. FRANCESCHINI JORDAN, age 87, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Joseph C. Jordan, who passed away in 2007, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late James (Jimmy) and Elizabeth Doto Franceschini. Connie was a Secretary at the NVF Company...
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Edith Katherine (Griffith) Swoboda

February 28, 1922 - March 31, 2014

Edith Katherine (Griffith) Swoboda, 92, died in the morning of March 31, 2014 in the Preston Residence at Jenner's Pond, West Grove, PA. Born February 28, 1922 in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Edith Marian (Short) Griffith and David Griffith (born Joseph Zib). Edith is survived by her husband of 44 years, Thomas James...
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William Dickie Ravdin

July 16, 1928 - March 30, 2014

WILLIAM DICKIE RAVDIN On March 30, 2014, William Dickie Ravdin, 85, died at Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary Herndon Ravdin, in 2005. The son of Drs. Isidor S. and Elizabeth Glenn Ravdin, Philadelphia, PA, Bill was a graduate of Friends' Central School and Swarthmore College (BA in History, 1950). His long career took him overseas,...
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Patsy H. Adams

February 17, 1935 - March 30, 2014

PATSY H. ADAMS, age 79, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Vernon E. Adams, who passed away in 2005, and with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Oxford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Virginia Armstrong Hogg. She was homemaker, and she enjoyed boating, the beach, yard and house work and being with her...
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Catherine "Renie" Boyd Natale

October 5, 1934 - March 30, 2014

Catherine "Renie" Boyd Natale, age 79 of West Grove, PA, passed away Sunday March 30, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Raymond G. Natale, Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Allen and the late Bertha (Boyer) Boyd. Renie graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1953 where she was crowned May...
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Orville Wright Donnelly

February 28, 1923 - March 28, 2014

Orville Wright Donnelly was born in Trenton New Jersey on February 28, 1923 and died on March 28, 2014 in Kennett Square, PA. He was the son of Catherine Wright and Frederick S. Donnelly, owner of Donnelly & Sons, a men's clothing store in Trenton. He was the grandson of Frederick William Donnelly, Mayor of Trenton from 1911-1932. Nicknamed Brud by some, Orville Donnelly graduated high school in...
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Madeleine Coyle

December 15, 1919 - March 28, 2014

Madeleine Coyle, age 94, of Kennett Square, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Wayne E. Coyle, who passed away in 2009. She was a wife and mother and a friend to many and will be missed by all. Mrs. Coyle is survived by her daughter, Deborah Crocker (William) and two grand-daughters Jill Allison Bellucci (Matthew) and Holly Rebecca Crocker. There will be a...
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Betty Jean Stilwell

December 12, 1937 - March 28, 2014

BETTY JEAN STILWELL, age 76, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, DE. Born in Horsepen, VA, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Pearl Dickens Stilwell. She was the past owner of the Chabet Boutique in Chadds Ford, PA. She enjoyed gardening, reading, riding in horse drawn carriages and being...
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Richard Baldwin

December 23, 1922 - March 26, 2014

Richard "Dick" Royden Baldwin, 91, lost his courageous battle with bladder cancer Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014, in his home at Jenners Pond Retirement Community in Jennersville, PA, surrounded by his loving family and pet dog Molly. Dick was born December 23, 1922, in Oklahoma City, OK to Royden Lafayette Baldwin and Elizabeth Miller Baldwin. At the age of 3, his family moved to San...
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Robert J. "Tuesday" Hopkins, Jr.

June 18, 1952 - March 25, 2014

Robert J. "Tuesday" Hopkins, Jr, age 61, of Avondale, PA, most recently of the Delaware Veterans Home, Milford, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Milford Memorial Hospital. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Robert J. Hopkins, Sr. and Mary Leo Hopkins of Avondale, PA. Tuesday was a 1970 graduate of Kennett High School and a member of the US Navy, serving...
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Joanne S. Skemer

December 16, 1930 - March 24, 2014

Joanne Stern Skemer, age 83 of Unionville, PA, died Monday March 24, 2014 at the Jenner's Pond Retirement community in West Grove, PA. She was the wife of Robert Skemer, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Yonkers, NY, she was a daughter of the late Louis and the late Frances (Eisnitz) Stern. Joanne graduate from Hunter College with a BA in Education and attended NYU. ...
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William Richard Walker , Sr.

June 21, 1930 - March 23, 2014

William Richard Walker, Sr., age 83, of Perryville, MD, died Sunday March 23, 2014 at the Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin, DE. Born in Chester, PA, he was a son of the late Philip and the late Margaret (Killen) Walker. Richard was a 1949 graduate of Chester High School and attended Penn State University where he studied engineering. He was a Manufacturer's Representative in the...
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George Martin Cloud

July 14, 1920 - March 17, 2014

GEORGE MARTIN CLOUD, age 93, of Unionville, PA, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty Strickland Cloud, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late Pusey and Ida Hoopes Cloud. Mr. Cloud was a farmer all of his life, and was best known for raising turkeys. He also worked at Kendal at Longwood...
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Alice Sweeney Monroe

April 5, 1917 - March 16, 2014

ALICE SWEENEY MONROE, age 96, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Clifton James Monroe. Born in Dearing, WVA, she was the daughter of the late A. H. and Neva Davies Sweeney. She was a Bookkeeper and had worked for various businesses during her career. Alice is survived by one son, Arthur James...
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Eugene L. "Midge" Melchior

October 14, 1929 - March 14, 2014

Eugene L. Melchior, "Midge", age 84 of Wilmington, DE, died Friday March 14, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Julienne Freschi Melchior with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Nicholas and the late Molly DiCrescenzo Melchior. He was preceded in death by his brother Nicholas. Eugene graduated...
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