Skip to main content

Obituaries

08/15/2013 12:02PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print



ROBERT LEE ORENSHAW, JR. 

Image title

Robert Lee Orenshaw, Jr., 91, of Oxford, Pa. and Wildwood, N.J., formerly of Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 6 at his home.

He was the husband of the late Ellen T. Coleman Orenshaw. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theatre in World War II with the Night Fighters Squadron 542. In 1982, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Philadelphia. After retiring, he enjoyed many summers in Wildwood, N.J. His greatest joy was witnessing, handing out tracts and telling others about his Lord and Savior on the Wildwood boardwalk, which he did for 25 years.

He is survived by three children, Ellen Sweeny (Paul) of Oxford, Robert Orenshaw (Sharon) of Chadds Ford, and Cathy Dunn of Folcroft, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and George Orenshaw; and three sisters, Bert Boyd, Midge Madden and Joyce Magyar.

A funeral was held Aug. 9 at Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

FRANK A. DiPAOLA 

Image title

Frank A. DiPaola, 82, of Kirkwood, Pa., passed away Aug. 7 at his home.

He was the husband of Patricia Spiers DiPaola. Born in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Carofa DiPaola. He was employed with NVF Company in Kennett Square, retiring in 1995. He was also a professional singer, who performed with Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, as well as Bill Haley and The Comets. In recent years, he was a Christian musician, performing for nursing homes and churches. He was an active volunteer for many years at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, and with Onesimus Ministries at the Chester County Prison.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Michael DiPaola of Kirkwood; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Marguerite Hoberg of Oxford and Jennifer Handlin of New Knoxville, Ohio; and one sister, Isobel Weber of Aston, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Barnett DiPaola; and a son, Frank.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Union Presbyterian Church (5637 Street Rd., Kirkwood). Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Onesimus Ministries, in care of Rev. Vernon Myers, 145 Bethel Rd., Oxford, PA 19363.

Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



obituaries


You might also like

Obituaries

Obituaries for the week of August 20, 2014.

Obituaries

Obituaries for the week of August 13th, 2014.

Obituaries

Obituaries for the week of August 6th, 2014.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Earth Day Celebration at the Brandywine Zoo!

    04/25/2015
    10:00am — 03:00pm

    What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about ...


  • See not one, but hundreds of trilliums surrounded by Virginia bluebells, Dutchman's breeches and ...


  • Walk for Life

    04/25/2015
    08:30am — 10:30am

    Come join us at CCPC for our Annual Spring Life Walk, it is a great way to welcome Spring and sup...


  • Grand Opening/Open House

    04/25/2015
    10:00am — 06:00pm

    Grand Opening Weekend for Avondale Natural Foods! Check it out... This is free & open to the p...


  • Planting Party

    04/25/2015
    12:00pm — 06:00pm

    Join us for our First Farm Party of the Season Wine tastings, live music, food, vendors and mor...


  • Planting Party

    04/25/2015
    12:00pm — 06:00pm

    Join us for our First Farm Party of the Season Wine tastings, live music, food, vendors and mor...


  • East Marlborough Township will host a swearing-in ceremony and open house reception at the new To...


  • Mohican BBC of Kennett Square vs Milford BBC

    04/26/2015
    01:00pm — 05:00am

    Catch living history as the Mohican Base Ball Club (Mohican BBC) of Kennett Square play a match o...


  • Annual Wildflower Celebration

    04/26/2015
    10:00am — 04:00pm

    Stroll through our exquisite woodland gardens and enjoy gardening demonstrations, family fun acti...


  • Avondale Farmers Market & Open House

    04/26/2015
    11:00am — 05:00pm

    Sundays Family Community Neighborhood Music Growers Crafters Bread Vegetables Fruits Market.Grand...


  • Planting Party

    04/26/2015
    12:00pm — 06:00pm

    Join us for our First Farm Party of the Season Wine tastings, live music, food, vendors and mor...


  • Planting Party

    04/26/2015
    12:00pm — 06:00pm

    Join us for our First Farm Party of the Season Wine tastings, live music, food, vendors and mor...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • East Marlborough Township will host a swearing-in ceremony and open house reception at the new To...


  • WHITE CANE DAY

    05/02/2015
    08:00am — 12:00pm

    MEMBERS OF THE OXFORD LIONS CLUB WILL ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS ON WHITE CANE DAY. SATURDAY MAY 2...


  • Famous Chicken BBQ

    05/09/2015
    01:30pm — 04:30pm

    Landenberg Church Chicken BBQ Sat. May 9, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner: half chicken, baked potato...


  • Famous Chicken BBQ

    05/09/2015
    01:30pm — 04:30pm

    Landenberg Church Chicken BBQ Sat. May 9, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner: half chicken, baked potato...


  • Famous Chicken BBQ

    05/09/2015
    01:30pm — 04:30pm

    Landenberg Church Chicken BBQ Sat. May 9, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner: half chicken, baked potato...


Chester County High School Sports