Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Spencer B. Kennedy, Jr., USN, Ret.

Spencer B. Kennedy, Jr., USN, Ret. 1923-2014

Spencer B. Kennedy Jr., USN, Ret., age 90, formerly of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2014 surrounded by his beloved wife and family. Spencer leaves behind his loving wife of 70 years, Jeanne D. Kennedy (West), his five loving daughters, Edith 'Micki' Weidlein (Philip), Virginia Stidoms, Donna Norris (Lee), Debra Crom (Robert), Peggy Krygier (Kenneth), his daughter-in-law, Judith Fellman, and Skipper's longtime...

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Barry F. Markey

Barry F. Markey 1943-2014

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 Wilfred F. and Agnes Huson Markey. He was a U. S. Air...

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Elmer F. Campbell, Sr.

Elmer F. Campbell, Sr. 1929-2014

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 Army, as a Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict ...

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Mark D. Finn

Mark D. Finn 1955-2014

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 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church,...

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Bertha Jane Butcher

Bertha Jane Butcher 1921-2014

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 Avondale, PA. Bertha enjoyed playing cards,...

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Helen M. Owens 1939-2014

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 and appreciated good music. She is survived by...

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Wilmer B. Powell

Wilmer B. Powell 1934-2014

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 on the ABA Alumni Council for 5 years. After...

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Concetta "Connie" E. Franceschini Jordan 1926-2014

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 in Yorklyn, DE, retiring in 1985, after 42 years...

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Edith Katherine (Griffith) Swoboda

Edith Katherine (Griffith) Swoboda 1922-2014

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 Swoboda of West Grove, PA, daughter Rebecca Sue ...

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Patsy H. Adams 1935-2014

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 family and friends. She was a member of the...

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Howard Ulysses Bullock, Jr.

Howard Ulysses Bullock, Jr. 1934-2014

Howard Ulysses Bullock, Jr., age 80 of West Grove, PA, died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Newark, DE. He was the husband of Dorothy Nesbitt Bullock, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage Born in West Chester, PA he was the son of the late Howard Bullock Sr. and the late Dorothy Jackson Bullock. Howard served our country in the Army. He was a skilled steel guitar player. He loved playing in his church and in earlier...

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Catherine "Renie" Boyd Natale

Catherine "Renie" Boyd Natale 1934-2014

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 Queen for her senior class. During high school,...

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William Dickie Ravdin

William Dickie Ravdin 1928-2014

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, always returning to Philadelphia and, in summer,...

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Madeleine Coyle 1919-2014

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 Memorial service at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, April 8,...

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Orville Wright Donnelly

Orville Wright Donnelly 1923-2014

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 1940 from McDonogh School, and then from...

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Betty Jean Stilwell 1937-2014

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 around children. She is survived by one sister,...

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Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin 1922-2014

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 Angelo, TX where he graduated from San Angelo High...

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Robert  J. "Tuesday" Hopkins, Jr.

Robert J. "Tuesday" Hopkins, Jr. 1952-2014

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 aboard the USS Whipple during the Gulf of Tonkin...

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Joanne  S.  Skemer

Joanne S. Skemer 1930-2014

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. She was an elementary school teacher in the...

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William Richard Walker , Sr.

William Richard Walker , Sr. 1930-2014

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 pleasure boat industry most recently working for...

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George Martin Cloud

George Martin Cloud 1920-2014

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 for 14 years, where he was in charge of outside...

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Alice Sweeney Monroe 1917-2014

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 Monroe of Yorktown, VA; one sister, Kathleen Hughes...

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Eugene  L. "Midge"  Melchior

Eugene L. "Midge" Melchior 1929-2014

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 from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1949 at age...

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Doris R. Mehne 1924-2014

Doris R. Mehne, age 90, of Mendenhall, PA, went to be with her Lord on March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. She was the wife of Paul H. Mehne with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Gloversville, NY, Mrs. Mehne was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Ruth C. Longfritz . Graduating from the State University of New York at Potsdam, she taught grades 1 to 3 handicapped children in Johnstown, NY, for a short time. She was a member...

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Frank Knowles Patterson

Frank Knowles Patterson 1933-2014

Frank Knowles Patterson, age 81, of Pocopson Twp., died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Troy Long Patterson, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland OH, he was a son of the late Thomas A. Patterson and Margaret Knowles Patterson. Frank earned his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 1966. He served our country during the Korean War in the Air Force. He...

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