Mervin J. Keefer

1930-2016 Wilmington, DE | Age 86

MERVIN J. KEEFER, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016, at Foulk Manor North Healthcare, Wilmington, DE. He was the husband of Regina Derham Keefer, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. His first wife Margaret “Peggy” Hogg Keefer, passed away in 1988. Born in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Hoch Keefer. Mr. Keefer was a Bookkeeper…

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Leon E. Rowe, Jr.

1945-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 71

Leon E. Rowe, Jr., of Kennett Square, age 71, passed away on October 19, 2016, at Neighborhood Hospice, after a courageous twelve year battle with prostate cancer. He was the son of Leon E. Rowe and Ramona Fraser Rowe of West Grove. He was raised by his grandparents, George A. and Margaret I. Fraser of West Grove, PA. Leon attended Avon Grove High School where he came back to teach…

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Patrick Pierno

1961-2016 Avondale, PA | Age 55

PATRICK PIERNO, age 55, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Susan Hornick Pierno, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. He was the son of Anthony Pierno of Florida and the late Marianna Giurdanella Pierno. Patrick was the Director of IT Technical Services at Farmer’s Insurance in Wilmington, DE. He enjoyed landscaping, working with computers…

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Lilian Eva Thompson

1920-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 96

Lilian Eva Thompson, age 96 of Kennett Square, PA., died Thursday October 13, 2016 peacefully at her home at Crosslands Community in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of William Bennett Thompson., who passed away in 2015, and with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. She met Bill in Liverpool, England while he was stationed there during WWII, proudly serving his country, as a private in the US…

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Anthony L. Di Fabio

1922-2016 Toughkenamon, PA | Age 93

ANTHONY L. Di FABIO, age 93, of Toughkenamon, PA, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016, at his residence. He was the husband of Rose Maria Basciani Di Fabio who passed away in 2010, and with whom he shared 63½ years of marriage. Born in Ardmore, PA, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary Nespoli Di Fabio. Tony was a supervisor at the NVF Co. in Kennett…

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Joseph M. Matonti, Jr.

1938-2016 Peach Bottom, PA | Age 77

JOSEPH M. MATONTI, Jr., age 77, of Peach Bottom, PA , passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Irene Sandy Matonti, who passed away in 2014, and with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Joseph M. Matonti, Sr., and Carol Pope Matonti. He was a Boilermaker with the Boilermakers Local No. 13 in Newportville,…

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Katharine M. “Kate” Kendig

1925-2016 Glen Mills, PA | Age 91

Katharine M. “Kate” Kendig, age 91 of Glen Mills, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home at Maris Grove. She was the devoted and loving wife of Nathan Kendig with whom she shared a wonderful 61 years of marriage before his passing on June 13, 2014. Kate was born and raised in Kennett Square, PA where she graduated from St Patrick’s Grade School and Kennett Consolidated School….

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Joseph F. Borneman

1938-2016 Deltona, FL | Age 77

Joseph F Borneman, 77, of Deltona, Florida died on Thursday October 6, 2016. He was born on November 6,1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John A. and Madeline (Henhoeffer) Borneman and was one of nine children. Joseph graduated from St. James High School in 1956 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his son Mark (Gillian) of Deltona, Florida and his daughter Jennifer (Pat) of…

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Ruth W. Bussiere

1929-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 87

RUTH W. BUSSIERE, age 87, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Crosslands. She was the wife of Norman L. Bussiere, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fairfax Randall Wheelan and Elizabeth Ovens Wheelan. Mrs. Bussiere worked at various public libraries, retiring in 2006 from Emma S. Clark Library, in Setauket,…

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Mr. Olen M. Grimes Jr.

1962-2016 Lincoln University, PA | Age 54

Olen M. Grimes, Jr., age 54, of Lincoln University, PA, died suddenly Monday October 10, 2016 at his home due to a heart attack. He was the beloved husband of Roxann Carter Grimes, with whom he shared 18 years of marriage. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was a son of the late Olen M and the late Ann (Kane) Grimes. Mr. Grimes was a 1980 graduate of Kennett High School….

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