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09/03/2014 06:30PM ● By Lev


Raziel Mireles Castaneda, 17, of Avondale, passed  away on Aug. 28 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital as a result of a drowning accident at Nixon Park in Kennett Square.

Born in Almoloya De Alquisiras, Mexico, he was the son of Aurelio Mireles De La Fuente and Carmen Castaneda Lopez of Avondale. Raziel was entering his senior year at Avon Grove High School. His dream was to attend Penn State after graduation. He was a member of St. Rocco’s Catholic Church, where he helped with CCD classes. He enjoyed listening to “Corridos” music, had a great sense of humor and was loved by everyone.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Israel Gonzalo Mireles Castaneda of Wilmington, Del., Juventino Aurelio Mireles Castaneda of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nestor Mireles Castaneda of Avondale; and  two sisters, Deyanira Mireles Castaneda of Kennett Square, and Ana Carmen Mireles Castaneda of Avondale. He was predeceased  by one brother, Uriel Mireles Castaneda.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at St. Rocco’s Catholic Church (333 Sunny Dell Rd., Avondale). His funeral mass will follow at 7 p.m.  Burial will be in Mexico. Online condolences may be made by visiting


 Idalia Valentin, 71, of Kennett Square, passed away on Aug. 28 at Ware Presbyterian Village.

Born in Moca, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Aniceto Perez and Francisca Alonso Perez.

She was a member of the Rock of Refuge Church in Toughkenamon. She enjoyed going to church, playing bingo, and writing in her diary.

She is survived by three sons, Benjamin Valentin and his wife Melissa of Kennett Square, David Valentin of Lincoln University, and Neftali Valentin of Kennett Square; three daughters, Gladys Valentin of Coatesville, Elizabeth Valentin of Wilmington, Del., and Awilda Rodriguez and her husband Samuel of Sanatoga, Pa.; five brothers, Ernesto Perez Alonso, Nestali Perez Alonso, Gilberto Perez Alonso, all of Oxford, Quino Perez of Kennett Square, and Domingo Perez Alonso of West Grove; two sisters, Amelia Cortez of Oxford, and Carmin Ferrer of Puerto Rico; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Francisco Perez.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 3 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). Her funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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