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09/18/2013 02:24PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print



JEAN LINDENMUTH

Jean Lindenmuth, 90, of Oxford, died after a lengthy illness on Sept. 8 at Ware Presbyterian Home in Oxford. 

She was the devoted wife of the late Rev. Ellsworth A. Lindenmuth, who died in 1992. Rev. Lindenmuth was the former pastor of the Oxford United Methodist Church from 1969 to 1979.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lindenmuth of Levittown, Pa., and Richard Lindenmuth of Mount Laurel, N.J.; and two daughters, Jean Colmary of Willingboro, N.J., and Cathy L. Wilson of Oxford.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker most of her life, but spent about 10 years as a kindergarten assistant teacher.  She was a member of the Oxford Senior Center and the Oxford United Methodist Church.

A memorial service in her honor was held on Sept. 15. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison Street, Oxford, PA 19363.

MICHAEL J. RIGLER

Michael J. Rigler, 60, of Landenberg, died Sept. 8 at Heartland Hospice House in Pike Creek, Del.

Born in Wilmington, Del., he was a son of Earl K. and Alma (Hendrickson) Rigler of Landenberg.  He was a 1971 graduate of Kennett High School, where he excelled at all sports, especially basketball. He then attended York College and graduated from Goldey Beacom College. He was an independent contractor in the distribution industry for several companies, including UPS, Arnold Breads and Martin's. He loved all Philadelphia sports teams.  Most of all, he adored his family, especially spending time with his kids and grandchildren.   

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, one son, William "Bill" Rigler of Wilmington, Del.; one daughter, Melissa A. Wilkinson and her husband John of Landenberg; one brother, Earl Rigler and his wife Linda of Charleston, S.C., and Kennett Square; and three grandchildren, Gianna, Victoria, and John III.

A funeral was held Sept. 13. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Rd., P.O. Box 36, Landenberg, PA 19350.

ANNE CAROZZO LAFFERTY

Anne Carozzo "Pink Grandmom" Lafferty, 97, of Avondale, passed away on Sept. 10 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.

She was the wife of Alfred Lafferty, who passed away in 1984. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Caroline Secco Carozzo. She was a beautician. She owned and operated Hockessin Beauty Shop, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church. She enjoyed going to horse races, reading, doing crossword puzzles, going to the beach, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Vietri of Avondale; two grandchildren, Anthony Vietri and his wife Karen, and Tina Myers and her husband Keith ; and one great-granddaughter, Sofia. She was predeceasefd by one brother, Harry Carozzo; and three sisters, Mary, Louise and suzie Carozzo.

A funeral was held Sept. 13. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kennett Square. In her memory, a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311.

MARIE McINTYRE 

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Marie McIntyre, 90, of Oxford, passed away Sept. 11 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.

She was the wife of the late Francis J. McIntyre, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Frances Padula Bruno. In the 1940s, she moved to Oxford to work in the munitions factories in Elkton, Md. She also was later employed with the Oxford Area School District in the cafeteria for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Oxford for 70 years.

She is survived by four sons, Alvin H. McIntyre and wife Celia of Lakewood, Calif., Thomas H. McIntyre and his wife Ida of West Chester, Pa., Robert F. McIntyre and his wife Judith of Rising Sun, Md., and Timothy C. McIntyre and his wife Sally of Oxford; one daughter, Teresa M. Sisler and her husband Chuck of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Bruno of Santa Rosa, Calif. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lena Columbo; and two brothers, Anthony Bruno and Christopher Bruno.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 14 at the Sacred Heart Church in Oxford. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southeastern PA, 512 Township Line Rd., Suite 133, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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

HAZEL VIRTUE

Hazel Virtue, 94, of Quarryville, passed away on Sept. 12 at her home.

She was the wife of the late Chester F. Virtue. Born in Little Britain, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Betty Howard Shoemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Fairfield. She farmed along with her husband in Little Britain Township all her life.

She is survived by her sister, Lucille Steele of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sept. 17. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hazel's name may be made to the Lancaster County Hospice, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

NANCY M. RODRIGUEZ 

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Nancy M. Rodriguez, 63, of Nottingham, passed away on Sept. 13 at her home.

She was the wife of Johnny Rodriguez, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth Barnes Coover. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, John Rodriguez of Adrian, Mich., and Tomas Rodriguez of Nottingham; one daughter, Maggie Lawson of Oxford; eight grandchildren; one brother, Joe Coover of Seaford, Del.; and two sisters, Adeline Coover of Lancaster and Bonnie Ammon of Christiana, Pa.

Funeral services were held Sept. 17. Interment wais private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's name may be made to the Lancaster County Hospice, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

CAROLYN A. HALSEY 

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Carolyn A. Halsey, 57, of Nottingham, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 13 at Lancaster General Hospital, after a short illness.

She was the wife of Marvin L. Halsey. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Joann Bell Snyder of Alloway, N.J., and the late Bill Snyder.  She enjoyed traveling to Wildwood, N.J., Gettysburg, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and Massachusetts. She raised turtles and cats and loved all animals. She also enjoyed reading, crafting camping, boating and going to the movies. However, she especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband; son, Jason Halsey; grandson, Julian Halsey; six brothers, Steve Snyder, Scott Snyder, Robert Snyder, Joe Bell, Ronnie Snyder, and Donald Snyder; and four sisters, Robin Snyder, Tammy Snyder, Crystal Snyder, and Brenda Hogate. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glen and Ethal Bell of Alloway, N.J.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn's name may be made to the St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326 (www.stjo.org/dreams).

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


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