Philip Louis Gilbert

1927-2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 91

  Philip Louis Gilbert died peacefully in his sleep on November 28, 2018. He was born February 28, 1927 in New York City, and was the only child of Isadore Humphrey Gilbert and Estelle Bernstein Gilbert. Phil attended Woodmere Academy (now Lawrence Woodmere Academy), graduating in 1944. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1948 with a BA in Chemistry. He received his MBA from Adelphi University. Phil met Alice Wade…

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James S. Mackey

1929-2018 Landenberg, PA | Age 89

  JAMES S.  MACKEY, age 89, of Landenberg, PA and Rehoboth Beach, DE., passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Fern Barber Mackey, who passed away in 2001, and with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond S. Mackey and the late Nancy Thompson Mackey. He farmed the family…

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John A. Mancino, Jr.

1929-2018 Embreeville, PA | Age 89

  JOHN A. MANCINO, Jr., age 89, of Embreeville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was the son of the late John A.Mancino. Sr. and the late Angeline Fazio. John was a supervisor at Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, PA, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church…

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Richard Carter

December 4, 2018 Kennett Square, PA

Richard Carter, age 73 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away Tuesday, December 4th, 2018.  He is survived by Pamela Carter, his loving wife of 46 years, his son Benjamin Carter, and his daughters Leslie Carter and Avery Saul. Born in 1945, Richard was the son of Elbert and Virginia Carter of Wilmington, DE.  Richard was the youngest of three, preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth “Betsy” Larchian of Nashua,…

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Luz Carmen Rios

1951-2018 Wilmington, DE | Age 67

   Luz Carmen Rios, age 67, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Justo Rios and the late Digna Rivera. Luz was a housekeeper at the Friends Home in Kennett Square, PA for over 35 years, retiring in 2015. She enjoyed dancing,…

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Carlos Weil, Jr.

December 1, 2018 West Chester, PA

Carlos “Cap” Weil, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018 in Chester County at the age of 78. Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Upper Darby, Cap attended The Haverford School where he was both a scholar and an athlete. He continued his studies at Bucknell University where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. After graduation Cap spent two years in the Army as part of the Chemical…

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Nicholas C. Spanos

1954-2018 Seaford, DE | Age 64

Nicholas C. Spanos, 64 years old, resident of Seaford, DE, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Lofland Park Center. Born on May 19, 1954 to Greek immigrant Charles N. Spanos, and Geraldine Moore Spanos, Nicholas grew up in Kennett Square Pennsylvania, surrounded by the strong bond of small town friends and neighbors. Kennett Square patrons watched Nicholas “Nicky” grow up as a child in his family’s diner and later…

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Catherine Schilling

1922-2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 96

  CATHERINE SCHILLING, age 96, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Wilmington,DE and Naples, FL, passed away on Friday, November 30. 2018, at Kendal-Crosslands Communities in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of William Schilling who passed away in 2000, and with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Plainfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Jane Mackenzie Rothery and the late Claude Rothery. She was…

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James C. (Jim) Kirby

1961-2018 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 57

    James C. (Jim) Kirby, age 57, of East Pennsbury Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Sangela McAllister Kirby, with whom he share 17 years of marriage. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Harry J. Jr., and Rita Pitts Kirby. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Marianne Kirby Rhodes and Joan…

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Livona Smith, Sr.

1924-2018 Toughkenamon | Age 94

  LIVONA SMITH, Sr., age 94, of Toughkenamon, PA, Passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his residence. He was the husband of Marian Stafford Smith who passed away in 2015, and with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Harrison Smith and the late Dora Woolfork Smith. He was a crane operator at NVF in Yorklyn,…

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