Agnes J. DaVia

1927-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 90

Agnes J. DaVia, age 90, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Manor Care, Pike Creek in Wilmington, DE. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Eusebius J. and the late Emilia Rosso DaVia. She was a retiree of Delmarva Power, enjoyed and was an enthusiast of wildlife, and enjoyed varied reading and everyday living.  Agnes was a life long member…

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Lorraine A. “Lorrie” Steele

1954-2017 West Grove, PA | Age 63

Lorraine Gibson Steele of West Grove Lorraine A. “Lorrie” Steele, 63, of West Grove, passed away on September 14, 2017, in the memory care unit at Sunrise of Westtown after a seven year battle with dementia.   She was the beloved wife of R. Scott Steele. Born in Philadelphia and raised in West Chester, PA, Lorrie was the daughter of the late Charles “Chip” and Marjorie Frey Gibson. She was a…

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Margaret Conard Mason

1918-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 99

Margaret Conard Mason, age 99, of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday September 13, 2017 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Mason who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 74 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Roland and the late Edith (Harward) Conard. She was a 1936 graduate of Unionville…

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Matthew Ryan Butler

1989-2017 Atglen, PA | Age 28

Matthew Ryan Butler, age 28 of Atglen, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Matthew was born in Quarryville, Pennsylvania; he was the son of Timothy Butler and Holly Vargas. A graduate of Octorara High School, Matthew went on to work as a landscaper for his father’s business, “Fresh Start Landscaping”. Matt was always very tidy and affectionately known as a “neat freak” by family and friends. He also…

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John R. “Bob” Merhar

1937-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 80

John R. “Bob” Merhar passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on September 11, 2017. Bob was born in Springfield MA, June 23, 1937. He graduated from Classical High, Springfield.  In 1959 he received his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University and later received his Masters in Metallurgical Engineering from RPI in Troy NY.  After resigning from the U.S. Army with the rank of…

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Kelly Elizabeth Coy

1991-2017 Cochranville, PA | Age 26

  KELLY ELIZABETH COY, age 26, of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Richard Ianieri of Oxford, PA, and the late Lisa Griffith Coy. She was an inspector at AmCom in Atglen, PA. Kelly was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Avondale, PA. She enjoyed doing hair, any form of nail art work, loved adventures, trips…

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Carolyn J. Vergara

1920-2017 Avondale, PA | Age 96

 CAROLYN J. VERGARA, age 96, of Avondale, PA, formerly of Syracuse, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. She was the wife of Vincent Vergara, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of the late Albert Hemming and the late Ethel Pike Hemming. She was a former Doctor’s assistant for Drs. Church, Van-Ness, Kutzer…

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H. Valeria “Buckie’ Pratt

1918-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 99

H. Valeria “Buckie” Pratt, age 99, of Kennett Square, PA, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at The Friends Home. She was the wife of Gilbert MacFarland Pratt, Sr. who predeceased her on February 10, 2006. The two shared 68 years of loving marriage. Born at Scarlet Thicket Farm in Willowdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and the late…

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Andres Guzman-Canongo

1997-2017 New Castle, DE | Age 20

ANDRES GUZMAN-CANONGO, age 20, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, at his residence. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Felix Guzman and Teresa Canongo Acateco of New Castle, DE. Andres was a cook at Spare Rib Express in New Castle, DE. He enjoyed going to the beach, walking, working out and being with his family and friends. He was a member of…

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Johnny Ray Rominger

1978-2017 West Grove, PA | Age 38

JOHNNY RAY ROMINGER, age 38, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Eva Sue Dickens Rominger of West Grove PA, and the late John Henry Rominger. In his youth, Johnny had a passion for Little League, whether it was pitching or hitting home runs. He loved the sport and his skills were outstanding.  He enjoyed being…

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