Obituaries

First Name Last Name

Thomas Galbraith Patton, Jr. 1930-2013

Thomas Galbraith Patton, Jr., age 82, of Kennett Square, PA, went to be home with Lord on January 11, 2013. He enjoyed 58 years of marriage to his wife, Louise LeBron Patton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Patton of Lancaster, PA; Anne Bailey of West Grove, PA; Cynthia Patton of Kennett Square, PA; and one grandson, Andrew Bailey of West Grove, PA. Two sisters, Jean Froberg of Lewes, Delaware, and...

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Mary Conard Test 1907-2013

Mary (Polly) Conard Test, age 105, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, PA, where she lived for almost 30 years. She was the wife of the late Daniel D. Test, Jr., former head of Westtown School. Born in Lansdowne, PA, Polly attended Friends Select School in Philadelphia and graduated from Westtown School, Mount Holyoke College (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and the German Summer School at Middlebury College. ...

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Clarence Brock

Clarence Brock 1924-2013

Clarence Brock, age 88, of Avondale, PA., died Thursday January 10, 2013 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Elsmere, DE. He was the husband of Geraldine Tynes Brock with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square he was a son of the late Hezekiah and Ella Johnson Brock. Clarence served our country in the Army during WWII. He earned his certification as an auto mechanic from the Automotive Trades Institute in...

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Jane D. MacFarland 1923-2013

Jane Diverty MacFarland, age 89, died peacefully Thursday January 10, 2013 at Crosslands, a community in Kennett Square after a life of dedicated service to family and so many others. Before moving to Crosslands 25 years ago, Mrs. MacFarland had been a long time resident of Villanova. She was born in Woodbury, NJ and was a graduate of Mary Lyon Junior College. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, she served in many different capacities...

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Daniel Buckley Hurley 1943-2013

DANIEL BUCKLEY HURLEY, age 69, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Leslie Miller Hurley, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. In addition to his wife Leslie, he is survived by one daughter, Alexis (Lexi) of Wilmington, DE; one brother, Rev. John J. Hurley, O.S.F.S. of Childs, MD. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late John J. and...

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Barbara Sibley Miller Smith

Barbara Sibley Miller Smith 1928-2013

Barbara Sibley Miller Smith, age 84, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on January 6, 2013. She was the wife of the late James Smith, Jr. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of Walter and Estelle Sibley. She was a graduate of Ogontz Junior College with a degree in Business Management A homemaker, Bobbie enjoyed volunteering and playing golf. She was a long time volunteer of Chester County Hospital and worked for several years at...

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Elizabeth Gray McKim Baker

Elizabeth Gray McKim Baker 1930-2013

Elizabeth Gray McKim Baker (82) of Avondale went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Newark, DE. Elizabeth (Lizzie, Liz) was the wife of the late Isaiah R. Baker, Jr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in London Grove Township on March 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Harry Earl McKim and Frances Mae Smith McKim. She graduated from Avon Grove High School, in the class of 1948. Liz worked...

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Dorrit Ball Cook

Dorrit Ball Cook 1927-2013

DORRIT BALL COOK, age 85, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Media, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Linden Hall, Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of Lee Carskaddon Cook, who passed away in 2008, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Sacramento, CA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Violet Smith Ball. Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a volunteer at the American Red Cross, Riddle Hospital, and...

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Larry E. Hughes, Sr.

Larry E. Hughes, Sr. 1943-2013

LARRY E. HUGHES, Sr., age 69, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty J. Calhoun Hughes, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late William J. and Miriam Pierce Hughes. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator, last working for Technivate in Landenberg, PA. Larry was a member of the Unionville Presbyterian Church. He...

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Lillian Zimmerman Heiks 1919-2012

Lillian passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 30, 2012 in the company of family members in West Grove, PA. She was 93 years old. Born and raised in Smithville, Ohio, Lillian was valedictorian of Smithville High School. She went on to attend Kent State University and Ohio State University. Lillian taught elementary school in a one-room school house in Ohio and later in a preschool in Greenville, Delaware. She and her husband,...

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Erik Hemmingsen 1917-2012

Erik Hemmingsen, 95, of Kennett Square PA, died there December 30th. He was professor of mathematics at Syracuse University from 1947 to 1987, and Chair of its math department in the 1970s. His parents brought him to the US from Denmark in 1919. As a child he sailed with his father, captain of a four-masted schooner, and later was a cabin boy several times in summers on Danish freighters. He received a PhD from the University of...

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Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio

Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio 1921-2012

Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio, age 91, of Kennett Square, PA., died quietly, with her family present, on Saturday December 29, 2012 at the Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin, DE. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. DeFazio Sr. who died in 1987 and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Mrs. DeFazio was born at her grandmother's house in West Point, MS in February 1921. She was the daughter of Elder B. and Eva Mae (Bridges) Murff...

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William H. Underwood, Sr.

William H. Underwood, Sr. 1927-2012

WILLIAM H. UNDERWOOD, Sr., age 85, of Oxford, PA, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Berta Schwoegler Underwood, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was the son of the late Harvey C. Underwood, Sr. and the late Helen M. Mowery Underwood. He was a Lab technician at the DuPont Co. in Wilmington, DE, retiring...

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Judith A. DeMaio 1946-2012

JUDITH A. DeMAIO, age 66, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late James DeMaio, who passed away in 1990. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Jessie Craig Moorhead. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and being with her family. Mrs. DeMaio is survived by one son, James DeMaio, III of Jacksonville Beach, Fl; one daughter,...

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David Crossan

David Crossan 1928-2012

DAVID CROSSAN, age 84, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth Faulkner Crossan, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late David B. and Catherine Lucas Crossan. Mr. Crossan was a Machinist at the NVF Co. in Yorklyn, DE, for 50 years, retiring in 1992. He served his country in the U.S. Army during ...

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James Edward Phreaner 1948-2012

James Edward "Jim" Phreaner, 64, died suddenly in his West Chester home on December 17, 2012. Jim was a devoted husband, son, father, friend, and neighbor. Jim had recently retired from a 41 year career as an IRS agent, much of which was spent performing large corporate audits in Wilmington, DE. In recent years, he devoted his time to family and extensive volunteer work in his community. Jim was born in 1948 in Darby, PA, to William Phreaner...

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Irene "Kazumi"  Mechelle Thompson

Irene "Kazumi" Mechelle Thompson 1951-2012

Irene "Kazumi" Mechelle Thompson started her journey January 31, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan, born to parents that to this day unfortunately remain a mystery. While stationed in Tachikawa, she was the chosen daughter of Dr. John Edward Thompson and Dr. Marjorie Jones Thompson. Her joining our family was more than a blessing, her father was quoted recently for saying before his passing. Her childhood was a colorful experience. She was blessed...

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Richard Earl Hanna 1951-2012

Richard Earl Hanna, 61, of Unionville, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the South East Veteran's Center in Spring City, PA. Rick (also known as Rock), was a professional sound engineer for many bands in the area including the Tom Larsen Band, the Watson Brothers Band, the E. B. Hawkins Band, and the Melton Brothers Band. He also played bass and sang with the Country John Band. For ten years, until his retirement in...

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Mary Louise Maucher

Mary Louise Maucher 1941-2012

Mary Louise Maucher, age 71 , of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at her residence.. She was the wife of Hugo Robert Maucher, who passed away in September, 2012, and with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Harold G. and Mary Hickey Underwood. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Kennett Square, PA. Mary Lou was the co owner, with her ...

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David J. O'Connor

David J. O'Connor 1990-2012

David J O'Connor, age 22 of West Grove, PA., died suddenly Monday December 10, 2012 at his home. Born in Newark, DE., he was the son of Joseph A. and Theresa (Teodoro) O'Connor. David was a 2008 graduate of Avon Grove high school and the Center for Arts & Technology where he studied Computer Information Technology. He was a member of the Christian Life Center in New London PA where he was active with Project Rake and Ground Zero Youth...

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Margaret McCue Thomas 1914-2012

MARGARET McCUE THOMAS, age 98, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, Linden Hall, Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of Joseph D. Thomas, Jr, who passed away in 1960, and with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Ella Cox McCue. Mrs. Thomas retired from New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA She was a member of the London Grove Grange, and...

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Wayne David Stott

Wayne David Stott 1951-2012

Wayne David Stott, 61, of Avondale, PA died suddenly while visiting New York City on Saturday, December 8th. He was born on October 25th, 1951 in Drexel Hill, PA, the first son of David and Maxine (Cooke) Stott. He attended Upper Darby High School and went on to graduate from Eastern University in 1975. On January 25th, 1975, he married Dolores (Wolfe) Stott at Drexel Hill Baptist Church. Lori and Wayne have one son, David Wayne Stott. Wayne...

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Alma I. Lott 1917-2012

ALMA I. LOTT, age 95, of Kennett Square, Pa, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She was the wife of Earl F. Lott, who passed away in 1994, and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late August E. and Alma Emanuelson Sjoholm. Alma was a homemaker and she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching the Game Show...

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Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe 1937-2012

ANN RADCLIFFE, age 75, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Donald Radcliffe, who passed away in 1982, and with whom she shared 10 years of marriage. Born in Grayson Co., VA, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Flora Holloway Haldaway. Ann was a Cook at the Kennett Area Senior Center for many years. She was a member of The First Baptist Church...

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Mary Pratt Barringer 1920-2012

Mary Pratt Barringer died on December 5, 2012, at Kendal in Kennett Square, PA, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Mollie was born September 26, 1920, in Brooklyn NY, daughter of Richardson and Laura Parsons Pratt. She spent her young life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, attending Packer Collegiate Institute and Westover School in Middlebury, CT. After graduating from Vassar College, she married Charles Minor Barringer, who survives her, and...

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