Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Mary E. Beck

Mary E. Beck 1909-2014

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. in Kennett Square, PA retiring in 1974 after 35...

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John Henry Herr

John Henry Herr 1922-2014

JOHN HENRY HERR, age 92, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Manor Care, Wilmington, DE. He was the husband of Mildred Wilson Herr, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Doe Run, PA, he was the son of the late Noah S. and Zelva Carlin Herr. John was an electrician at Lukens Steel Co, in Coatesville, PA, retiring in 1982, after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Avon Grove Lions Club and a...

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Marie Odorisio Bonifacino

Marie Odorisio Bonifacino 1928-2014

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 St. Patrick Church and in earlier years of Kennett...

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Alice Williamson Kinahan 1928-2014

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Anne Mullin Cosgrove

Anne Mullin Cosgrove 1925-2014

Anne "Nancy" M. Cosgrove, 89, of West Grove, beloved Mother, passed away after a brief illness on August 12, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She will be profoundly missed. Daughter of Thomas and Anna Mullin, Nancy was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from West Catholic Girls High School she received a Registered Nurse Degree in 1947 from Misericordia Hospital. She worked as a nurse over the years for Curtis Publishing,...

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Leonard Parenti, Jr.

Leonard Parenti, Jr. 1923-2014

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 his military duty and returning to the states he...

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Eugene Marino

Eugene Marino 1934-2014

EUGENE MARINO, age 80, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Coatesville VA Hospital. He was the husband of Mary McNally Marino, who passed away in 2005, and with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agatha "Ida" Diccardello Marino. Mr. Marino was a printer at Westbury Press in Englewood, NJ, then he worked at Champion International Paper, where he...

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Thomas Garriett Still

Thomas Garriett Still 1945-2014

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 St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square and greatly...

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Nancy S. DiFilippo

Nancy S. DiFilippo 1926-2014

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 in 1980. She was a member of St. Patrick's...

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Helen C. Krzywicki 1931-2014

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 member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in West...

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Donald C. Byrne 1947-2014

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 Racing Steward. He worked as a racing official for...

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Edward A. "Eddy" Kramer, Jr.

Edward A. "Eddy" Kramer, Jr. 1941-2014

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 Manager at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE,...

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Elma Parker Lehr

Elma Parker Lehr 1919-2014

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. Elma was a librarian for the Wilmington Public...

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Roger T. Searfass 1927-2014

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Betty Lightcap Dando

Betty Lightcap Dando 1925-2014

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 is also preceded in death by her sister Thelma...

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Antonio Turijan Esquivel 1959-2014

Antonio Turijan Esquivel, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away at his residence on July 27, 2014. He was the husband of Veronica Sanchez Garcia. He was employed by Prietos Mushroom Co. He is survived by one son, two daughters, five brothers and eight sisters. His viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014 at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA. Hiss Funeral Mass will follow at 7:00....

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Carmen J.  DiProspero, Jr.

Carmen J. DiProspero, Jr. 1939-2014

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 a self-employed truck driver for many years....

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Richard "Freckle""Mack" McDonaugh 1931-2014

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, Newark, DE, retiring in 1998, after 40 years of...

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Ronald F. Myers

Ronald F. Myers 1930-2014

Ronald F. Myers, age 84, of Lincoln University PA died Thursday July 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary Fernald Myers, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in East Haven CT, he was a son of the late Hiram and Cynthia Stocker Myers. Ronald earned his PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland in 1964. He was a professor of Plant Pathology at Rutgers University retiring in 1993 after 26 years. ...

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Marian Fogg Reese

Marian Fogg Reese 1920-2014

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 Reese's Pharmacy in Kennett Square for 35 years. ...

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Margaret Elizabeth Newitt

Margaret Elizabeth Newitt 1945-2014

MARGARET ELIZABETH NEWITT, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, has passed away at age 69 on July 23, 2014 at her daughter's residence in West Grove, PA after a short illness. She was an extraordinary woman who will be profoundly missed. Maggie is survived by her daughter Jeanine Colombi-Quinn (Ron Quinn), grandson Liam Quinn, brother Cyrus E. Newitt of Bedford Hills, NY, and half-brother Tom Newitt of Edmonds, WA. Daughter of the...

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Dolores (Dee) Jennings

Dolores (Dee) Jennings 1961-2014

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 to her husband, she is survived by her daughters...

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Carolyn Mary Rice Barnes, Phd

Carolyn Mary Rice Barnes, Phd 1934-2014

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 profession for over 50 years, Carol was best known and...

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Patrick L. Hilgar

Patrick L. Hilgar 1950-2014

Patrick L. Hilgar, age 64, of West Grove, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was the husband of Christine Bellafiore Hilgar, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Butler, PA, he was the son of the late William C. and Grace Campbell Hilgar. After serving 3 years in the US Army, he went on to receive an Electrical and Electronic Engineer Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. Pat was a sales representative for...

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Sheri Humphrey Edwards Myers 1952-2014

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 family. Sheri attended Francis Harvey Green...

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