Obituaries

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Clyde Page

Clyde Page 1930-2012

CLYDE PAGE, age 82, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Agnes Palmer Page, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Damariscotta, ME, he was the son of the late Earl and Inez Nash Page. Clyde was a Boiler Room Operator for the Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill in Georgetown, CT, for 13 years, retiring in 1990. He also worked as a Tree Surgeon for Knapp Tree service...

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Stanley J. Zontek

Stanley J. Zontek 1949-2012

STANLEY J. ZONTEK, age 63, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA. Born in Clarksburg, WV, he was the son of the late Stanley and Laura Monti Zontek. He was the director of the USGA Green Section's Mid-Atlantic Region. He was the organization's longest-tenured employee, joining the USGA in 1971 after graduating from Penn State University. He started his USGA career as an...

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Elizabeth B. Smith 1951-2012

ELIZABETH B. SMITH, age 60, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of Michael L. Smith, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the Late Robert J. Burke , Jr. and Elizabeth Wieland. She was a Homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, being with her family and friends, and travelling, especially vacationing in Bradenton, FL Mrs. Smith was...

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Georgia Ann May Wilcox 1926-2012

Georgia Ann "May" Wilcox, age 86 of Nottingham, PA, died Tuesday August 21, 2012 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of the late Wayne Wilcox. Born in Mountain City TN, she was the daughter of the late Nat and Martha (Hall) Woodards. Survivors include 2 sisters, Helen Roop (Dale) of Elizabethton TN and Shirley Rupard (Ira) of Nottingham, PA; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a...

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Jerry Wayne Gelsinger 1936-2012

JERRY WAYNE GELSINGER, age 75, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Gloria Reynolds Gelsinger, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Providence, KY, he was the son of the late George and Helen Utley Gelsinger, and his step-father, the late Patrick Cunnius. Jerry was a Foreman at the Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville, PA for 39 years,...

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Mary V Torrans

Mary V Torrans 1921-2012

Mary Van Middlesworth Torrans, age 90 of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Crosslands Retirement community in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late David James Torrans, who died in West Chester, PA on August 13,1990, and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Allamuchy, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and the late Pearl Ruth (Gibbs) Van Middlesworth. She was a 1942 graduate of...

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Patricia Ruth Merner

Patricia Ruth Merner 1927-2012

Patricia Ruth Merner, age 85, of Avondale, PA passed away on Tuesday August 14, 2012. She was the widow of Dr. Richard R. Merner with whom she shared 58 precious years of marriage. Born in Lebanon and raised in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Patty graduated from Cedar Crest College and worked as activities director for the nursing school at what was then the Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to her lifelong calling as wife, mother...

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O. Russell Gerhard

O. Russell Gerhard 1931-2012

O. Russell Gerhard (Russ), age 80, of Landenberg, PA, died on Monday, August 13th in the comfort of his home with his devoted wife of 53 years Carole Funk Gerhard by his side. Russ was born on December 11, 1931 to the late Oran Russell and Dora Sanner Gerhard of Forest Hills, PA. He graduated from Bridgewater College of Virginia in 1958. After working for the college for a year, Russ married his college sweetheart, Carole in August of...

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Catherine Robinson 1945-2012

CATHERINE ROBINSON, age 67, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Ware Presbyterian Village. Born in Staten Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine McGuire Robinson. Cathy was an Administrative Asssistant at Brandywine River Museum and Conservatory, Chadds Ford, PA, retiring in 2010. Prior to that she had worked at various positions helping the blind and deaf. She enjoyed knitting,...

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Katherine Destafney Thompson

Katherine Destafney Thompson 1924-2012

Katherine Destafney Thompson, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA died Thursday August 9, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Thompson Sr. who died in 1992 and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Gilson Destafney Katherine was a devoted member of St. Patrick Church where she volunteered cleaning, was a member of the Ladies of St. Patrick and...

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Dan Hetrick

Dan Hetrick 1932-2012

Dan Hetrick peacefully joined his Lord on August 8, 2012. Dan was born on August 6, 1932 in The Memorial Hospital, West Chester, and had just celebrated his 80th birthday. His parents were Charles Harold and Hilda C. Miller Hetrick of Glenolden. Dan graduated from the Episcopal Academy where he enjoyed playing football. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, before joining his father's claims adjustment firm, CH Hetrick Claims Adjusters,...

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Caralynn Mary Titter

Caralynn Mary Titter 2010-2012

Caralynn Mary Titter, 20 months of West Grove, PA., was embraced by the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday August 8, 2012 at the home of her devoted family. Cara is the cherished daughter of Joshua R. and Amanda Wajda Titter and the playful and amazing sister to her big brother Joshua Ryan Titter. Cara was the recipient of two miraculous heart transplants in her brief life. With each new heart, she traveled the difficult road to recovery...

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Leon Bowman

Leon Bowman 1921-2012

Leon "Pop" Bowman, age 91, of New London, PA passed away peacefully Monday August 6, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Velma Jenkins Bowman who died in 2010 and with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Douglassville PA, he was a son of the late Robert and Lillian Conway Bowman. Leon was a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Kemblesville. Leon began his career in 1943 working for Avon Grove Chevrolet. In 1951 he...

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Carolyn Lidle Martin 1920-2012

Carolyn Lidle Martin, age 91, of New London, PA died Friday July 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late Louis E. Martin, who died in 1984, and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia PA she was a daughter of the late August and Caroline Lidle. Survivors include two sons, Richard T. Martin of New London PA and Donald Martin and his wife Susan of Oley PA; two daughters, Carol Maguire of New London PA and Deborah Hannum...

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Timothy Finian Hickey 1974-2012

Timothy Finian Hickey, 38, of Unionville, PA, died Monday, July 23, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua after a brief illness. He is survived by his son, Sean Patrick of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, and his parents, Matthew M. Hickey and Mary Hickey (nee Breslin) of Unionville, Pa. He is also survived by his brother, Brendan M. Hickey (Justine) of Secane, PA and his sister, Erin M. Grubb (Brian) of Romansville, PA. Tim graduated from Unionville High...

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James Lloyd Houser

James Lloyd Houser 1930-2012

James Lloyd Houser, age 82, of Oxford, Pennsylvania died Friday, July 20, 2012 at home at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Harriette Alexander Houser, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Newton, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Forrest A. and Cutine Sigmon Houser. He was predeceased by one sister, Sarah Belle, and one brother, Joel Houser. His sister-in-law, Eileen Houser continues to reside in Hickory,...

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Richard Stuart Einstein

Richard Stuart Einstein 1943-2012

Richard Stuart Einstein, age 69, of Kennett Square died Wednesday July 18, 2012 at the Christiana hospital. He was the longtime companion of Irene Garth. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was a son of the late Lewis D. and Elizabeth Stuart Einstein. Richard graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and attended Clemson University. He served in the Delaware National Guard. He was in the insurance business for over 30 years and was owner and...

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Veronica Anne O'Connor 1938-2012

VERONICA ANNE O'CONNOR, age 74, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Delia Murphy O'Connor. She was an Administrative Assistant at the Dewey Ballantine Co. in New York, NY retiring in 2002. Veronica was a member of the Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, PA. She was a people person who...

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Shirley Graham Joyce

Shirley Graham Joyce 1932-2012

Shirley Graham Joyce, age 79, of West Chester, PA and Naples, FL, succumbed to Alzheimer's disease Monday, July 16, 2012. She was surrounded by family in the home that she and her husband built upon their marriage in 1957. Born October 24, 1932 in Camp Hill, PA, she was the daughter of Thelma G. Tippett and William H. Graham. She was the fourth child of six raised in the Church of God. She was a gentle and kind person who possessed a strong...

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Helen E. Whenry 1916-2012

HELEN E. WHENRY, age 95, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She was the wife of the late David J. Whenry, Sr., who passed away in 1984. She and her husband were married on Valentine's Day in 1942. Born in East Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Downs Woerner. Mrs. Whenry worked in the Housekeeping department at New...

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Richard  C. Cole

Richard C. Cole 1952-2012

RICHARD C. COLE, age 59, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital. He was the husband of Sherri McCoury, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of Ruby Wilson Cole of Downingtown, PA and the late Howard C. Cole. He was a Truck Driver for the past 39 years working for H. R. Ewell in East Earl, PA. Richard served in the US Navy as a...

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Charles Bernard Dale 1920-2012

Charles Bernard Dale of Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on July 12 at age 91. He was intensely interested in life as an engineer, lifelong sportsman, traveler, reader, thinker. Charles was born in Hanover, Germany and spent his early years developing his love of nature, hiking and skiing in the Swiss Alps on family vacations. As war loomed in the 1930's, Charles' family moved first to Great Britain where Charles...

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Evelyn Huntington

Evelyn Huntington 1921-2012

Evelyn Beyers Huntington, age 90 of West Grove, PA died Thursday July 12, 2012 at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clark Lawson Huntington who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in White Plains New York, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Anna Hyland Beyers. Evelyn was an office manager at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, retiring in 1992. In retirement she volunteered...

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Howard Morton Mannheim

Howard Morton Mannheim 1938-2012

Howard Morton Mannheim, age 74, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Carlotta Stephens Mannheim, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Karmiol Mannheim. Howard was the Chief Operating Officer at the former Peoples Bank of Oxford from 1996 to 2004. He was a member of the West Grove Rotary...

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Anna B. Destafney

Anna B. Destafney 1917-2012

Anna B. Destafney, age 94, of Oxford, formerly of Avondale, died Tuesday July 10, 2012 at the Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of the late Franklin C. Destafney Sr. who died in 2006 and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Hockessin DE, she was a daughter of the late Fred A. Bye and Florence Ford Bye. Anna was a 1936 graduate of Kennett High School. She was a member of the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church. She...

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