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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.


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Alice C. Fox

December 7, 1955 - August 31, 2015

ALICE C. FOX, age 59, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the loving wife of Joseph P. Fox, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ronald H. and Marie Hope Fountain Haas. Alice was an office manager for many years at Safeguard Business Systems in Chadds Ford,...
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Carl D. Parrett

June 15, 1941 - August 30, 2015

CARL D. PARRETT, age 74, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Judy Gill Parrett, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Margaret Bell Parrett of Chadds Ford, PA, and the late Carl A. Parrett. Carl was a street light technician for Delmarva Power & Light in...
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Robert Allen Thomas

January 31, 1934 - August 27, 2015

Reverend Robert Allen Thomas was born January 31, 1934 in Norridgewock Maine. He was a loving father and husband and a devoted man of God. He committed his life early on to serving God and his fellow man. His ministry began in 1955 in his beloved state of Maine where he was a Pastor for 10 years. Reverend Thomas attended Bob Jones University, where he met his wife Carolyn. He later attended...
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Wave Miller

February 25, 1935 - August 23, 2015

WAVE MILLER, age 80, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of Vance Miller, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Troutdale, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Fay Duvall Miles. Wave was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading her Bible, gardening, walking, and being with her family and...
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Catherine Carey Ruoss

June 22, 1930 - August 23, 2015

Catherine Carey Ruoss, age 85 of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday August 23, 2015 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late Vernon C. Ruoss who died in 1988 and with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard C. and the late Rebecca (Gibson) Carey. Catherine was a longtime member of the Episcopal...
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Ray D. Stike, Sr.

October 12, 1919 - August 20, 2015

RAY D. STIKE, Sr., age 95 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 20, 2015. He was the husband of Helen Talley Stike, with whom he shared 73 years of marriage. Born in Nella, NC, he was the son of the late James Bartlett Stike and Margaret Roselle Stuart Stike. Ray was a mushroom grower for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He served his country in the U.S. Army...
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Virginia Boggs Gunn

August 6, 1921 - August 19, 2015

Wilmington, Del. (August 19, 2015) – Virginia Boggs Gunn died peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in her room at the Kutz Home in Wilmington at the age of 94. Virginia was born on August 6, 1921, in Woodstock, N.Y., the youngest of four children born to The Rev. Norman Towar Boggs and Ethel Fitzhugh Boggs. From the age of 18 months until she was about 12...
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Anna B. Virgilio

December 1, 1918 - August 19, 2015

Anna Bonifacino Virgilio was born in Wilmington Delaware on Dec 1, 1918. She passed away at the age of 96 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Kennett Square, PA on August 19, 2015 surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Virgilio with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Rose Bonifacino. She moved to Kennett Square as a child...
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Steven L. Tingley

April 15, 1965 - August 17, 2015

Steven L. Tingley, 50, of Chatham, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at home. He was the son of Edward W. and Thelma W. Tingley of Chatham. . Steve was born on April 15, 1965 in Chester County. He grew up in West Grove and Chatham, and graduated from Avon Grove High School, class of 1983. Steve spent many years working in the mushroom business, and more recently in construction. ...
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Richard H. Garver

October 17, 1940 - August 15, 2015

RICHARD H. GARVER, age 74, of Lincoln University, PA, passes away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Ann Heath Garver, who passed away in January 2015, and with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Calvin and Catherine Mulvaney. He was a truck driver for 30 years, retiring in 2007,...
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Dorothy Elizabeth "Dot" McGuckin, CDR, USN (Ret.)

May 21, 1923 - August 14, 2015

Dorothy E. "Dot" McGuckin, CDR, USN (Ret.), of West Grove, PA, formerly of Beaufort, SC, died August 14, 2015 at the age of 92. Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of John H. and Harriet H. McGuckin. Dot graduated from Trenton High School in 1941. Upon graduation, she worked for the Bell Telephone Company. She later went on to nursing school and earned her RN from the Pennsylvania...
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Jazmin Garcia Pantoja

June 29, 1990 - August 11, 2015


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Roy Edwin Campbell

January 22, 1946 - August 6, 2015

Roy E. Campbell, age 69, of Unionville, PA passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the comfort of his home. He was a dedicated, loving husband to Susan Wilson Campbell during their 46 years of marriage. He grew up in Havertown, PA and was the son of the late Maurice and Dorothy Campbell. Roy was predeceased by his brother, Robert "Bob" Campbell. Roy worked in construction for 48...
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Gency A. Phipps

June 2, 1926 - August 6, 2015

GENCY A. PHIPPS, age 89, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of Willie C. Phipps who passed away in 1980, and with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Independence, VA, she was the daughter of the late Crockett Phipps, Sr, and Edna Valentine Phipps.. Mrs. Phipps was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, playing Bingo and being...
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Miriam M. Weer

February 29, 1928 - August 3, 2015

MIRIAM "Mim" "Mimi" Masten Weer, age 87, of Unionville, PA, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at Cadia Health Care, Pike Creek, Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of William A. Weer, Jr., who passed away in 1988, and with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born on February 29, 1928, in Ashland, DE, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Boyd and Florence Davis Masten. She was a...
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Lorraine Bilafer

January 2, 1927 - August 2, 2015

Lorraine Bilafer of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Stow, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in the presence of family in the early morning hours on Sunday, August 2, 2015. She was the devoted wife of the late George M. Bilafer. She was a beloved mother to Kathi Saball and her late husband Randy, of Orlando, Florida; Cindy Dearborn and her husband Jed of Hudson, Ohio; Cheryl...
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David John Egan, II

September 15, 1947 - August 1, 2015

David John Egan, born 9/15/47 in Drexel Hill, PA, and died 8/1/15 in Philadelphia, PA. The cause of death was from complications of Mesothelioma. A graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School, he was the president and CEO of Cemtech Energy Controls in Media, PA, a company he established 39 years ago. A lover of all of the arts, his true passion was literature, having amassed a collection of over...
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Valentine E. Walls

February 29, 1952 - July 30, 2015

VALENTINE E. WALLS, age 63, a 30 year resident of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his residence. He was the husband of Deborah Saverioni, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Cecil and Amelia Gobber Walls. He was a self employed Carpenter for many years. He was a member of the NRA and was active in the...
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John "Jack" Thomas Rudden

May 17, 1939 - July 29, 2015

John "Jack" Thomas Rudden, age 76, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 29 at the Crosslands Retirement Community. He is survived by his loving wife Julia Riley Rudden with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in San Francisco, he was the son of the late John Thomas Rudden Jr. and Mary Baldwin Rudden. Jack married Julia in San Francisco in 1965. Together, they had two children, Anne Rudden...
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Victoria Rose "Tori" Marini

March 6, 1991 - July 28, 2015

V VICTORIA ROSE "Tori" MARINI, age 24, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Pocopson Home. She was the daughter of Victor and Annette Ferraro Marini of Kennett Square, PA. Tori enjoyed watching music videos, swimming, riding her bicycle, taking walks, loved to eat, and enjoyed being with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Frederick Franklin, "Boomp" Kramer III

March 31, 1920 - July 24, 2015

FREDERICK FRANKLIN KRAMER, III, "Boomp" Age 95, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Marian Williams Kramer, with whom he shared 72 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick F. Kramer, Jr. and Jennie June Cordeaux. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1941 and was the first and...
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Sabrina Ann Eller Barclay

February 19, 1980 - July 21, 2015

Sabrina Barclay of Landenberg, born Sabrina Ann Eller, died at the age of 35 on July 21, 2015. She was lovingly surrounded by close family as she passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital. She was very kindhearted and generous, always genuinely concerned for the well-being of others. Sabrina had a strong love for her family, the most important part of her life. She was a free spirit and...
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Alice Christensen Pulley

September 24, 1931 - July 20, 2015

Loving Mother, Grandmother , Friend
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John "Jack" F. Styer

August 1, 1927 - July 19, 2015

JOHN "Jack" F. STYER, age 87, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday July 19, 2015 at Crosslands Retirement Community. He was the husband of Elizabeth Logue Styer, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late J. Franklin and the late Alice Siegfried Styer. Jack graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Horticulture. He...
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Maura Galligan Carroll

June 30, 1964 - July 14, 2015

MAURA GALLIGAN CARROLL, age 51, of New London, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her residence, after a 3 years courageous fight with Cancer. She was the wife of Duane P. Carroll, with whom she shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Lansdowne, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Galligan, Jr. and Judith Anne Scanlon Galligan. Maura was a self employed medical...
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Doris "Skip" G. Shotwell

May 15, 1923 - July 13, 2015

Doris "Skip" G. Shotwell, 92, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 13th at home. Doris was the daughter of Harmon R. and Elizabeth M. Glover and sister to Hewlett Glover, Carlyn G. Skrivanos, and Jackson "Jack' Glover. She lived in Galveston, Texas where she met and married William G. Shoemaker. Upon his return from WWII, she moved to Kennett Square, PA. She is survived by daughters Susan S....
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Allan F. Ferver, Jr.

July 29, 1934 - July 12, 2015

Allan F. Ferver, Jr. age 80 of West Grove, PA, died Sunday July 12, 2015 at Jenner's Pond Retirement community in West Grove, PA. He was the husband of the late Margaret Truitt Ferver who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in East Orange NJ, he was a son of the late Allan F. Ferver Sr. and the late Mabel (Stiles) Ferver. Allan served our country in the Navy...
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Pedro Lopez Rojas

December 7, 1934 - July 10, 2015

PEDRO LOPEZ ROJAS, age 80, of Landenberg, PA, passed away at his residence on Friday, July 10, 2015. He was the husband of June Milam. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Vincente Lopez and Luisa Rojas. Pedro was a truck driver at Gourmet Delight for 35 years, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed dancing, being with people, especially his family and friends. In addition to...
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Erma S. Singer

August 14, 1935 - July 9, 2015

1935-2015 Erma S. Singer, age 79, was called to heaven on July 9, 2015, at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA. She lived much of her life in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of P. Jay Singer, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born August 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Belloneida Benjamin Stephens. Erma was a 1953 graduate of Kennett High...
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Robert F. Mancill II

October 5, 1924 - July 5, 2015

Robert F. Mancill II passed away peacefully at Pocopson Home on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Born October 5, 1924 in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Norman B. and Anna Marshall Mancill of Mendenhall, PA, brother of the late Norman Mancill, and twin brother Alan Mancill. He attended Wilmington Friends School, the George School in Newtown, PA and graduated from Lehigh University in 1949....
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Minerva Z. Hostetler

August 21, 1923 - July 5, 2015

Minerva Z. Hostetler, age 91 of Lincoln University, PA, went home to be with the Lord and Savior she loved and served all her life on Sunday July 5, 2015. She was the wife of the late N. Merle Hostetler, with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late George and the late Rebecca (Pyle) Zell. She was a Registered Nurse for Drs. Hoobler and...
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Margaret N. "Marzee" Cole

January 19, 1933 - July 4, 2015

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother
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Rocco "Rocky" "RJ" J. Malchione

October 2, 1919 - July 4, 2015

ROCCO "Rocky" " RJ" J. MALCHIONE, age 95, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Jenner's Pond.. He was the loving husband of Margaret Biondi Malchione, who passed away in 2006, and with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Peter and Rose Mascaro Malchione. He was a mushroom grower for 40 years until his...
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Audrey A. Bove

January 30, 1930 - July 2, 2015

AUDREY A. BOVE, age 85, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of Robert E. Bove, Sr., who passed away in 1993, and with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle Talley Dougherty. She was a mushroom packer at Avon Heights Mushrooms, Avondale, PA. She enjoyed...
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Henry H. Higuchi

April 6, 1931 - July 2, 2015

Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Friend.. Retired from Boeing Helicopter in Chester PA and R&D Heating and Cooling of Kennett Square.
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Gregory N. Brown

August 17, 1949 - June 24, 2015

Gregory N. Brown, Age 65, of Spring City, PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Southeastern Veterans Center. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Betty Ann Franklin Brown He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps He is survived by four brothers and one sister. His Graveside service will be held at 1:00 Thursday...
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John A. Caligiuri, Sr.

November 15, 1922 - June 20, 2015

JOHN A. CALIGIURI, Sr., age 92, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice. He was the husband of Theresa Biondi Caligiuri, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Antionette Mascara Caligiuri. John was a self employed mushroom grower for 50 years, retiring in 1985...
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Jean M. Roberts

September 15, 1926 - June 17, 2015

JEAN M. ROBERTS, age 88, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was the wife of Jonathan "JJ" Roberts, who passed away in 2001, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Bel Air, MD, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Lydia Kennedy McMillan. Jean was an executive secretary at Hercules, Inc., in Wilmington, De....
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Mabel Catherine "Kitty" Malin Tavel

March 21, 1926 - June 15, 2015

"Kitty" Mabel Catherine Goodwin Malin, died June 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kitty was born on March 21, 1926, in St. Stevens, Alabama. She fell in love with Elmer Ellsworth Malin and the two married on March 3, 1946. Kitty worked at the Hockessin Post office and helped her husband run Malin's Garage in Hockessin. Kitty is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ellsworth...
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Joseph C. Pesce

June 2, 1924 - June 14, 2015

Joseph C. Pesce was born on June 2, 1924 in Kennett Square, PA. His parents were Joseph Pesce and Adelaide Brondo; born in the Liguria Province of Italy, both moved to the US in the early part of the twentieth century, settling along the Brandywine River in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Joseph lived in Kennett Square throughout most of his life. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School...
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Brian A. Smith

March 22, 1977 - June 14, 2015

Brian A. Smith, age 38 of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday June 14, 2015. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Ralph and Grace (Pappalardo) Smith. Brian was a 1995 graduate of Unionville High School where he excelled in both Hockey and Lacrosse while participating in academically talented (AT) classes. In both sports, he earned several awards and excelled in AAA travel hockey, Team...
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Peter Sprague Wellington

November 14, 1940 - June 13, 2015

Peter Sprague Wellington, age 74 of Kennett Square, PA, died Saturday June 13, 2015 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was the husband of Judith French Wellington, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Columbus, OH, he was a son of the late Arthur Marshall and the late Miriam Guernsey (Sprague) Wellington. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and...
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Charles Minor Barringer

November 17, 1920 - June 13, 2015

Charles Minor Barringer, of Kennett Square PA, died on June 13 after a short decline. He was born November 17, 1920, in Locust Valley NY, the son of Lucy (Minor) and Paul B. Barringer, Jr. Minor graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria VA and from Princeton University in the class of 1942, later going on to receive his masters' and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Princeton. ...
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Mary "Betty" Burnett

April 8, 1933 - June 9, 2015

MARY "BETTY" BURNETT, age 82, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Robert B. Burnett, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Edythe Fulton McDonaugh. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, playing Bingo and being with her family and friends. ...
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Martel Wilcher Montgomery

January 15, 1931 - June 3, 2015

MARTEL WILCHER MONTGOMERY, age 84, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of David Montgomery, the love of her life, who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 59 ½ years of marriage. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Lulu Mae Huff Wilcher, and grew up in Princeton Park neighborhood....
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Florence "Pat" Rybinski

November 13, 1937 - June 2, 2015

Florence Patricia "Pat" Rybinski, age 77 of Oxford, PA, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Frank A. Rybinski with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of the late James I. and the late Marie (Cann) Hamilton. Pat began her career at the Bank of Delaware. She loved being a wife, mother...
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Sandra J. Riden

August 13, 1937 - May 29, 2015

Sandra J. Riden, age 77, Kennett Square, PA, died Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She was the wife of Jack Riden with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Lewistown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Yocum and the late Mary Jane (Kilmer) Yocum. Sandra and Jack lived for over 20 years in Camp Hill, PA before...
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John Kalbach Aman

October 30, 1934 - May 28, 2015

JOHN KALBACH AMAN, age 80, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Brandywine Hall in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Catherine Bachman Aman, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late George M. Aman, Jr. and Emily Kalbach Aman. John was a Product Manager at the DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE, retiring in 1993,...
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William "Bub or Gene" Borror, Jr.

October 20, 1949 - May 27, 2015

William "Bub" "Gene" Borror, Jr., age 65 of Perryville, MD, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, died suddenly Wednesday May 27, 2015 at the Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre De Grace, MD. He was the husband of JoAnn Palmatary Borror with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late William E. and the late Mildred G. (McCombie) Borror, Sr. He was pre-deceased...
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Sarah Ida Brison

February 18, 1923 - May 25, 2015

A GOOD JOURNEY— Sarah Ida Brison-Walls Sarah Ida Brison-Walls, age 92, passed at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove, PA. She was born in Lambertown , PA on February 18, 1923 to the late Harvey and Bessie Brison. Sarah worked for a number of years at JB Swayne's Mushroom Farms. After retiring early, she became a homemaker caring for many of her grandchildren, great...
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Patricia D. Taylor

March 3, 1937 - May 19, 2015

PATRICIA D. TAYLOR, age 78, of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Season's Hospice, Newark, DE. She was the wife of Dr. James H. Taylor, who passed away in 2012, and with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Fort Washington, PA, , she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Thelma Huber Downes. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising Orchids, traveling, having...
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Connie Copeland

April 16, 1962 - May 17, 2015

CONNIE COPELAND, age 53, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of John R. Copeland, with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Richard M. Lau of Wilmington, DE, and the late Gwendolyn Brown Lau. Connie was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family and...
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Joe Williams, Jr.

August 30, 1922 - May 15, 2015

Vice Admiral Joe Williams, Jr. USN (ret), died peacefully on May 15, 2015 at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania at the age of 92. His wife, Margaret, was at his side. He was a native of Magnolia, Arkansas and attended college for a year following high school prior to joining the United States Navy in October 1940 as an apprentice seaman. Thirty-seven years later, after holding all rates and ranks...
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Tommy Beltran Zavala

May 15, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Tommy Beltran Zavala, son of Jose Ramon Beltran and Maria Zavala, passed away on May 15, 2015, at the Chester County Hospital. He is survived by one brother, Dylan Beltran Zavala at home. His Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 Friday morning, May 22, 2015, at St. Rocco's Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA
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John V. Reynolds, Jr.

June 11, 1952 - May 15, 2015

JOHN V. REYNOLDS, Jr., age 62, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, at his residence. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John V. Reynolds, Sr. and Anne Kennedy Reynolds. He was a self employed gardener. He is survived by three brothers, Thomas, Richard and Stephen Reynolds; three sisters. JoAnne Katrowski, Maureen Alston and Karen Wells. Service and...
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Woody Shirley Deinish

April 24, 1930 - May 9, 2015

Woody Shirley Deinish, 85, of Kennett Square, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Woody was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a loyal and true friend. Her life was filled with laughter, joy, and charity. Woody was a firm believer in giving back to the community and her church, and was a fervent volunteer throughout her life, especially for...
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James "JJ" Boyd

October 26, 1942 - May 9, 2015

James "JJ" Boyd, age 72 of West Grove, PA, died Saturday May 9, 2015 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. He was the husband of Rosemarie Morini Boyd with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Darby, PA, he was a son of the late Albert and the late Marie (Booth) Boyd. JJ served our country in the Army. He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper for over 25 years and most...
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Jayden Castaneda Romero

May 3, 2015 - May 6, 2015

Jayden Castaneda Romero, passed away on May 6, 2015, at the Chester County Hospital. Born on May 3, 2015, he was the son of Alfredo Castaneda and Jennifer Romero of West Grove, PA. You may visit with his family from 11:00 to 12:00 on Thursday morning, May 14, 2015, at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in St....
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Joseph Matthew Gaffney

April 6, 1949 - May 4, 2015

Joseph Matthew Gaffney, age 66 of West Grove, PA, died Monday May 4, 2015 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was the husband of Rosemary Ciacci Gaffney with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Matthew and the late Helen Marie (Gavin) Gaffney. Joe served our country in the Vietnam War in the Army. He was an Electrician for the New...
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Rodney C. Schuibbeo

January 12, 1940 - May 1, 2015

RODNEY C. SCHUIBBEO, age 75, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy Sharp Schuibbeo. He was a self-employed painter and owned Beautiful Walls by Schuibbeo in West Grove, PA. He retired in 2003. Rodney was a member of the Sportsman's clubs in Oxford and Atglen...
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Joseph Franklin Myers, Sr.

February 11, 1933 - May 1, 2015

Joseph Franklin Myers, Sr., age 82, of Hamorton, Pa, went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 11, 1933, he was predeceased by parents Charles A. Myers and Georgia M. Myers of Hamorton, Pa. Married for 57 years, He was and always will be the Beloved Husband of Miriam (Rohr) Myers. Cherished father of Five children, Ruth Elaine (Joseph) Latorre,...
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Jennie Gioffredi

December 16, 1914 - April 30, 2015

JENNIE GIOFFREDI, age 100, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of Archemedi "Arkie" Gioffredi who passed away in 1983, and with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Enterprise, IA, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Eurosia Ori Bertogli. She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church. Jennie...
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Sean Maurice Bennett, Jr.

August 23, 1999 - April 29, 2015

SEAN MAURICE BENNETT, Jr., age 15, of Avondale, Pa, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in Rockingham, NC, he was the son of Sean M. Bennett Sr. and Raquel Pagan Bennett of Avondale, PA. Sean was a student at Kennett High School, where during his Freshman year he was a member of the Football team and the Track team. He previously attended the...
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David M. Csernica

October 21, 1935 - April 28, 2015

David M. Csernica, age 79, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday April 28, at the Harrison House Senior Living facility after a long illness with Parkinson's disease. He is predeceased by his wife Stefanie Zienkievicz Csernica who died in 2012, and with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.. Born October 21, 1935 in Bayonne, N.J. to Joseph and Anna Csernica he graduated from Bayonne...
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Caroline M. Heimberger

September 29, 1926 - April 27, 2015

Caroline M. Heimberger, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on April 27 at the age of 88. Caroline was the wife of George J. Heimberger, who passed away in 2012, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. She was born in Richfield, PA in 1926 to Jerome Graybill and Naomi (Elsasser). She graduated from Susquehanna Univ. in 1948 with a major in science and mathematics and started her...
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William B. Thompson

October 10, 1923 - April 27, 2015

William B Thompson, age 91 of Kennett Square, PA, died Monday April 27, 2015 at his home at Crosslands Community in Kennett Square, PA. He was the husband of Lilian Hewish Thompson, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Daniel and the late Jennie (Robinson) Thompson. Mr. Thompson served our country during World War II in the Army. ...
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Charles L. Malin

November 14, 1941 - April 27, 2015

CHARLES L. MALIN, age 73, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Pocopson Home. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Hazel Malin Pugh. He was a life long resident of Kennett Square, and he attended Kennett High School. He was a Machine Operator at the NVF Company, where he worked along side his Mother and cousin Greta, retiring after...
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Martha R. Wilson

November 26, 1922 - April 24, 2015

MARTHA R. WILSON, age 92, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of Robert T. Wilson, Sr., who passed away in 2005, and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Roy S. and Ruth Jackson Mayo. She was a homemaker, but most importantly, she was a Mother. Mrs. Wilson was an avid...
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Francis "Frank" Xavier O'Sullivan

January 5, 1936 - April 22, 2015

Francis Xavier O'Sullivan, age 79, of Kennett Square, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home in Crosslands. He was the husband of Roberta Jane Pecherski O'Sullivan with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late Samuel and Winifred (Carroll) O'Sullivan. Frank earned a B.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of Bridgeport ...
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Kelly Ann Keating

November 15, 1986 - April 21, 2015

Kelly Ann Keating, age 28 of West Grove, PA, died suddenly Tuesday April 21, 2015 at her home in West Grove. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Donald F. and Kimberly (Wilson) Keating. Kelly attended Avon Grove schools. More recently she was a Cash Services Rep for Sunoco APlus of West Grove. She adored her dog LuLu. Survivors include in addition to her parents, her...
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Stanley Kenneth "Uncle Buddy" Hazzard

October 4, 1927 - April 21, 2015

Stanley Kenneth Hazzard, "Uncle Buddy," age 87 of West Grove, PA, died Tuesday April 21, 2015 at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove, PA. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was a son of the late Lawrence Lincoln Hazzard Sr. and the late Bertha (Rector) Hazzard. Stanley enjoyed growing up in Kennett Square and attended Kennett Schools. He loved puzzles and could complete them in a very...
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Juareen LaMastus Helmbreck

December 18, 1925 - April 17, 2015

Juareen LaMastus Helmbreck, 89, formerly of Wilmington, De, died April 17, 2015 at the Ruston Residence of Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA, following a long illness. Helmbreck was born in December 1925 in Minter City, MS, the daughter of B.H. LaMastus and Rubie J. Manning. She attended local schools and business college in Memphis, TN, before going to work during World War...
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Jean Marie Slater

September 16, 1957 - April 15, 2015

Jean Marie Rusnak Slater, age 57 of Avondale, PA, died suddenly Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA. She was the wife of J. Todd Slater, with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Greene) Rusnak. Jean loved working with kids. For over 17 years she was an instructional aide at...
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Rhoda M. Gift Mattson

October 1, 1933 - April 13, 2015

Rhoda M. Mattson, age 81 of Landenberg, PA, died suddenly Monday April 13, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Mattson who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late George and the late Fanny (Kriner) Gift. Rhoda was a Pharmacy Tech for Eckerd-Rite Aid for many years. She was a longtime member...
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Carl George Prigg

February 18, 1928 - April 8, 2015

CARL GEORGE PRIGG, age 87, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline Guy Prigg, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late John and Annabelle Brown. He was a grounds keeper at the Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, PA for 12 years. Carl enjoyed fishing and...
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C.James "Jim" Yeatman

May 22, 1931 - April 7, 2015

C. James "Jim" Yeatman, age 83,of Kennett Square, PA peacefully passed away on Tuesday April 7, 2015. He shared 56 years of marriage with his beloved wife Barbara L. Yeatman. Jim was born in West Grove and was the son of the late Clarence Pennock and Marjorie Brosius Yeatman. Jim graduated from George School and attended The Pennsylvania State University and Goldey-Beacom College. He later...
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Isidro Bedolla Reyes

May 5, 1949 - April 7, 2015

Isidro Bedolla Reyes, age 65, of Kennett Square, passed away on April 7, 2015. He was the husband of Delia Lopez Lopes, father to Gilberto, Miguel, Angelica, Irma, Ana, Janette, and Erika, brother to Clara, Camarina, Maria and Guadalupe. He had been employed at Kaolin Mushrooms for 20 years. His viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 on Thursday evening, April 16, 2015 at St. Rocco Catholic Church,...
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Joan Weaver Hanna

November 8, 1934 - April 5, 2015

Joan Weaver Hanna, age 80 of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ruby Hart Weaver. Joan was a woman of faith with a heart for the Lord. She was a caring and selfless mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by many. Survivors include one son, David A. Hanna...
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M. Lee Fertig

October 24, 1938 - April 3, 2015

M. Lee Fertig, age 76, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away, Friday April 3, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born in Harrisburg, PA, he was a son of the late Herbert M. and the late Geraldine (DePew) Fertig. Mr. Fertig served our country in the Navy. He attended Ryder College where he met his sweetheart and future wife, Mary Pyle Fertig enjoying 53 years of marriage. Lee owned his own...
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Ethel "Susie" Miller

May 11, 1929 - April 1, 2015

ETHEL "SUSIE" MILLER, age 85, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of Robert R. Miller, who passed away in 2006, and with whom she shared 44 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Hackensack, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Josephine Hilton Short. Susie was a homemaker, who enjoyed gardening, cooking, and especially...
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Harry William "Bill" Hamilton, Jr.

January 4, 1944 - March 29, 2015

Harry William "Bill" Hamilton, Jr., 71, of Lancaster, PA died Sunday, March 29, 2015 after a lengthy illness at the Lebanon VA Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen (McCracken) Hamilton. Born in Cortland, NY on January 4, 1944 he was a son of the late Harry William Sr. and Olivia Mae (Downing) Hamilton. Bill, a retired US Air Force Veteran served in Vietnam, Germany and in the U.S. He worked...
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Meade Barner Jones

July 26, 1925 - March 28, 2015

Meade Barner Jones, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28th at Kendal at Longwood. She was the wife of L. Davis Jones, who passed away in 1984, and with whom she shared 38 years of marriage. She was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late David Meade and Nelle McClendon Barner. Meade led a long and rich...
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Linda White (nee Kuebler)

February 13, 1948 - March 24, 2015

Linda White (nee Kuebler), age 67, passed away at her Landenberg, PA home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She is reunited with her late husband David A. White with whom she shared 38 years of marriage. Linda was the daughter of the late Vance and Freda Bieros Kuebler, and spent most of her childhood in Folcroft; and was a 1966 graduate of Sharon Hill High School. She was the owner of Design...
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Jayne Miller Mattioni

October 18, 1935 - March 20, 2015

Jayne (Miller) Mattioni, age 79, of Dover, NH, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Dover, NH.. Born in Oxford, PA in 1935, to Sarah (Cazier) and Leslie Miller, she was a lifelong resident of Chester County, living in Oxford, West Grove and Avondale. Most recently, Jayne resided in Bellamy Fields, Dover, New Hampshire. Jayne was the beloved wife of Dominic "Gee" Mattioni, who...
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Marsha Sue Gilmore

May 13, 1947 - March 20, 2015

Marsha Sue Gilmore, age 67 of West Chester, PA died on Friday March 20, 2015 at her home surrounded by her husband (together 18 years) Leo P. Gilmore and her daughter Sarah M. Goldman (husband Jeffrey Goldman.) Marsha was born in Michigan City, Indiana, where she was raised by Morris and Gertrude Levin Kozin. Marsha earned her BA in sociology and history from the University of Illinois...
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Marion E. Baker

February 1, 1918 - March 19, 2015

MARION E. BAKER, age 97, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, in the Care Center of Dunwoody Village. Born in Chatham, PA, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Ethel Edwards Baker. A 1940 graduate of the Teachers College of West Chester, PA, she taught at the Llanerch Elementary School in Havertown, PA, retiring in 1968, Miss Baker was a member of the...
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Benson Bennett Martin, Jr.

October 8, 1946 - March 18, 2015

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., V.M.D. of Kennett Square, PA left this world on Wednesday March 18, 2015 after a long illness. He was 68 years old at the time of his passing and was known as Bennie to his family and closest friends. He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on October 8, 1946 to Benson Bennett Martin and Janeth (Nancy) Martin who preceded him in death. He graduated from Fairfield...
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Corrin N. Corbin

December 12, 1935 - March 17, 2015

Corrin N. Corbin, age 79, of Avondale, Pa. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Altoona, Pa. he was the son of the late Miriam & Edgar A. Corbin, Sr. A graduate of Altoona High School and Lock Haven University, he was a teacher at Kennett High School. He joined the DuPont Company in 1960. In 1986 he was named director of Apparel...
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Andrew N. Steele

November 11, 1987 - March 15, 2015

Andrew N. Steele, age 27 of Landenberg, PA, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 15, 2015 in Paradise, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, he was a son of James L. and Kimberly (Willard) Steele. Andrew loved playing guitar and enjoyed all types of music. He was an avid reader of world history, enjoyed hiking at The White Clay Creek Preserve and loved animals, especially his German Shepherd. ...
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Yolanda Ciarrocchi Bush

April 2, 1925 - March 14, 2015

Yolanda Ciarrocchi Bush, age 89 of Toughkenamon, PA, died Saturday March 14, 2015 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late John M. Bush who died in 1989 and with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Toughkenamon, PA she was a daughter of the late Charles and the late Maria (Pappone) Ciarrocchi. Yolanda was a 1942 graduate of Kennett High School...
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Salvatore DiBenedetto

February 2, 1920 - March 12, 2015

SALVATORE DiBENEDETTO, age 95, of Toughkenamon, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Jessie DeLaurentis DiBenedetto, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Salle, Italy, he was the son of the late Pantelone and Loretta Lattanzio DiBenedetto He was a self employed mushroom grower and owned and operated Magnolia...
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Wilma J. Waldecker

April 16, 1921 - March 12, 2015

Wilma J. Waldecker, age 93, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Harrison House, Coatesville, PA. She was the wife of Frank W. Waldecker, who passed away in 2011. She was born in Ypsilanti, MI, daughter of the late Floyd and Norma Dolby Siddall. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Sondra Waldecker of Lincoln University, PA. A service will be...
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Samuel Smedley

May 14, 1918 - March 12, 2015

Samuel Smedley, age 96, of Avondale, PA, passed away on March 12, 2015 at the VA Hospital Hospice in Coatesville, PA. Born in Media, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Alice Clayton Smedley. He is survived by one sister, Frances Ennis of Oxford, PA. He was predeceased by one brother, Hank Smedley. He worked in ground maintenance at Loch Nairn Golf Course. Service and burial will be...
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William Kenneth Mendenhall, Jr.

January 27, 1932 - March 10, 2015

William Kenneth Mendenhall Jr. of The Waterford, Juno Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on the 10th of March, 2015 after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Ken Mendenhall was born on the 27th January 1932 in Englewood, New Jersey, son of the late William K. Mendenhall, and the late Jeanne Pierce Mendenhall. Ken graduated from Leonia High School and studied at Hamden Sydney before...
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Rebecca Lynn Carter

September 7, 1970 - March 9, 2015

____________________________________________________________________________ Rebecca Lynn Carter, age 44 of West Chester, PA, died Monday March 9, 2015 at her home. Born in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of David B. Carter of West Chester and Elizabeth M. (Roessler) Carter of Allentown, PA. She was a 1988 graduate of William Allen High School; she was a 1992 graduate from Muhlenberg...
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Dewey S. Price

June 13, 1927 - March 7, 2015

DEWEY S. PRICE, age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Bonnie Mahala Price, with whom he share 56 years of marriage. Born in Creston, NC, he was the son of the late Malcom and Margie Allen Price. Dewey was a Machinist at Wyeth Laboratories in West Chester, PA for 13 years, retiring in 1987. He was a...
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Helen Ada Hackman

February 28, 1924 - March 6, 2015

HELEN ADA HACKMAN, age 91, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of Franklin Hackman, Sr., who passed away in 1995, and with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Pomeroy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence S. and Olga Flaharty Bailey. Mrs. Hackman was a homemaker and enjoyed being with her friends and family. She...
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John Francis Forlino II

April 2, 1949 - March 3, 2015

John Francis Forlino, II, age 65 of Oxford, PA, died Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was the husband of Nancy Galati Forlino, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Chester, PA, he was a son of the late John F. and the late Mildred Irene (Goodchild) Forlino. John was a 1971 graduate of West Chester University. He was an Industrial Designer...
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Ernestine Elaine Sanders Drew

September 6, 1923 - March 1, 2015

Ernestine Elaine Sanders Drew, age 91, of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Linden Hall Nursing Home in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Drew who died in 2009 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Hanford, CA, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and the late Eunice (Harper) Sanders. She was a member of Willowdale Chapel where...
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Vince Ruggieri

November 20, 1959 - February 28, 2015

VINCE RUGGIERI, age 55, of Avondale, Passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Born in Jennersville, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Patricia Lurty Ruggieri. Vince was a Tile Setter, last working for Coyote Construction Co., in Kennett Square. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, gardening, chopping wood, the outdoors, riding his bike and being with his family and friends. He is...
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