● By J. Chambless
ANNE M. SIEWIERSKI
Anne M. Siewierski, 83, of Oxford, formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Nov. 7 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Alex and Agnes Skorupa Siewierski. She was employed with DuPont Company in Wilmington, retiring in 1984 after 30 years of service. She was a missionary worker throughout the world for various Fellowship Churches all her life. She was a member of the Oxford Senior Center. She enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by one brother, Louis Siewierski of Nottingham; and two sisters, Frances Walsh of Oxford, and Louise Cooper of Nottingham. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex and Julian Siewierski.
Funeral services were held Nov. 12. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Oxford Senior Center, 12 E. Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com .
ANTHONY F. CARUSO, JR.
Anthony F. Caruso, Jr., 46, of West Grove, passed away suddenly on Nov. 6 while on business in Redwood City, Calif.
He was the devoted husband of Ann Marie Saienni Caruso, with whom he shared 22 years of marriage, and the loving father of Abigail. Born in Darby, Pa., he was the son of Anthony F. Caruso, Sr., of Smyrna, Del., and the late Josephine Giusti Caruso. He is also survived by his sister, Renee Caruso-Neel of Oxford; and many aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Anthony graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1986. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from West Chester University in 1990 and a Master of Arts in management, business administration from Penn State University in 1995. He also obtained his Certified Public Accountant License in 1995, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in 2012.
He was the chief financial officer for ZenBanx, based in Redwood City, Calif. Prior to joining the team there, Anthony was employed by Capital One Home Loans, where he served as vice president of enterprise services. Prior to that, he had a very successful 13-year career with ING Direct USA, where he served many roles. He at one time was also employed by Household International and Beneficial Corporation.
He was a member of the board of directors for the YMCA–Delaware, the board of trustees for the Avon Grove Library, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Penn State University Alumni Association, the Knights of Columbus and Assumption BVM Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, getting away to the beach, cruise vacations, creating the perfect margarita, frying smelts on Christmas Eve, fantasy football, poker games with the guys, pinochle, game-based learning, digital cinematography, and playing with the family dog, Bella.
He had an amazing sense of humor and the most positive outlook on life. When diagnosed with leukemia in 2006, he was determined to not let the disease define him. He embraced life, made the most of every day and never wanted people to feel sorry for him.
A funeral was held Nov. 15. Interment was in St Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Avon Grove Library, PO Box 100, West Grove, PA 19390; or the YMCA of Delaware, Community Services Building, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1100, Wilmington, DE 19801. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com .
PEARL M. LOSITO
Pearl M. Losito, 90, of West Grove, passed away on Nov. 9 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.
She was the wife of Michael V. Losito, who passed away in 1972, and with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Carlotta Raponi Pucci. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Starliters Dance Studio. She loved to dance and was an avid ballroom dancer. She enjoyed traveling, where she parasailed and had many other exciting adventures. Her biggest joy was taking care of her family.
She is survived by one son, Michael A. Losito and his wife Barbara of West Grove; two daughters, Donna Blasi and her husband Raymond of Irwin, Pa., and Barbara Fischer and her husband Mick of Selby Township, Mich.; three grandchildren, Nichole Losito (Scott), Erica Ham (Mike), and Christopher Blasi (Jodi): and four great-grandchildren, Carter, Tyler, Jacob and Sean.
A funeral was held Nov. 13. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com .
JULIA CAMPBELL HART
Julia "Betty" Campbell (nee Crothers) Hart, 96, of Oxford, passed away on Nov. 10 at her daughter’s home in Devon.
She was the wife of the late Edward Warren Hart, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Kirkwood, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Keene Crothers. She attended the Oxford Church of the Nazarene for many years. She graduated from Colerain and Quarryville high schools, and attended West Chester State Teachers College for two years. After raising her family, she was employed with Herr Foods for 16 years. The family was the center of her life, and with much love and respect, she was referred to as the matriarch.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce McCord of Havertown, and Rosalie Hart of Devon; three grandchildren, Ediena Parsons of Jarrettsville, Md., Dorothy (Thomas R.) Hewston of Kennett Square, and Christopher (Cindy) McCord of Glen Mills; three great-grandchildren, Craig and Lindsay Parsons of Jarrettsville, Md., and Kevin Hewston of Kennett Square; two step-great-grandchildren, Logan and Riley Duffie of Glen Mills; and adoptive daughter, Ruth Rumiano of Devon. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Thomas McCord; and two brothers, Paul and Alton Crothers.
Funeral services were held Nov. 15. Interment was in Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery in Peach Bottom. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Berwyn United Methodist Church, 140 Waterloo Ave., Berwyn, PA 19312; or Oxford Church of the Nazarene, 116 E Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363. Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com .
SAMUEL DUNN BUSKELL
Samuel Dunn Buskell, 82, of Winchester, Va., passed away peacefully with his sister and brother-in-law by his side on Nov. 11 in Blue Ridge Hospice Center, Winchester, Va.
Born in West Jefferson, N.C., he was the son of the late Millard and Lucy Williams Buskell. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Thompson and her husband Herbert of Elkton, Md., and Louise Gray and her husband Wayne of Nottingham; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Buskell and Clydie McCarraher.
Funeral services were held Nov. 13 in Oxford. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St. No. 405, Winchester, VA 22601; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com .
E. VICTOR PESCE
E. Victor Pesce, 76, of Milton, Del., formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Nov. 11 at his residence.
He was the husband of Antoinette Marson Pesce, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Victor J. and Adelina Pizzini Pesce. He was a glassblower for the past 58 years, and was the owner of At-Mar Glass, Inc., in Kennett Square. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, a lifetime member of the Italian American Club, Rotary, the American Scientific Glassblowers Society of America, and a social member of the Kennett Fire Company for 55 years. He coached at KAU Little League for over 10 years. He was an avid horseshoe player and enjoyed being with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Victor J. Pesce and his wife Karen of New London, and Steven L. Pesce, Sr., and his wife Kathleen of Kennett Square; and five grandchildren.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 19 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His nass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1212 Meredith St., Kennett Square). Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Parkinson’s Support Group, P.O. Box 56, Lewes, DE 19958; or to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713. Online condolences maybe made by visiting www.griecocares.com .
Vannessa Nicole Ringgold Remylus, 47, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Oxford, passed away on Nov. 12 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
She was the wife of Michelet Remylus. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Bernice (Sunday) and Stanley A. Gray. She was a 1985 graduate of Oxford High School. While at Oxford, she was a member of the senior chorus, prom court, varsity cheerleading squad and captain of the squad. After high school, she attended Lincoln University and later began her employment as a teller at Fidelity Bank in Oxford and Kennett Square, and later went to work at QVC in West Chester, and at Applied Card as a compliance supervisor. She was baptized and attended Second Presbyterian Church in Oxford prior to moving to Florida. She loved shopping and collecting both vintage jewelry and vintage dolls. Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children, parents, cousins, and close friends. She was known for her fashion and ever-changing hair styles. She always had a smile on her face or a laugh in her heart. She was loved by everyone.
She is survived by her husband; parents; five children, Parish Fowler, Tyler Fowler, Shelby Fowler, Ashleigh Fowler, and Journee Skye Remylus; two sisters, Tammy Gray, Deanne Johnson; three brothers, Stanley Ringgold, Allen Ringgold and Jay Johnson; a grandmother, Ethel Marie Gray; two aunts, Freda Reed and Shelly Johnson; Godmother, Linda Boddy; two devoted cousins, Tammy Coston and Ericka Okafor; dedicated friends Leslie Webster and Monica Webster Culver; and a host of other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Sherman and Freda Ringgold.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church (6 Pine St., Oxford), where friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; or Second Presbyterian Church Oxford, Building Fund, 42 South Fifth Street, Oxford, PA 19363. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
EARL A. LINDSAY
Earl A. Lindsay, of Jennersville, died on Nov. 11 at Pottstown Manor Care at the age of 75. He was a retired Teamster and dedicated truck driver. Burial was private
JENNIE C. DILIBERTO
Jennie C. Di Liberto ( nee Caggiula), 104, of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 13, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the wife of the late Philip Di Liberto, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. She was a devout Catholic and a member of The Church of the Sacred Heart in Oxford.
She is survived by three children, Dr. Thomas (Alice) Di Liberto of Malvern, and Richard (Marie) Di Liberto and Joann Di Liberto, both of Oxford; four grandchildren, Richard (Dana), Thomas (Lisa), Christopher (Kelly), and Daniel Di Liberto; and three great-grandchildren, Amelia, Giuliano and Eliana Di Liberto.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 at the Church of The Sacred Heart (203 Church Rd., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield. lieu of flowers, and in memorial of Jennie Di Liberto, donations may be sent to The Church of the Sacred Heart. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Robert "Dean" Dunn, 62, of Parksburg, died on Nov. 14 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Born in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was the son of Howard D. and Clara Grace Patter Dunn. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War. He was very proud of his service to his country and of all those who serve. He loved to fish, hunt and enjoyed flying model airplanes.
Dean's funeral service will be held on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ruffenach Family Funeral Home (224 Penn Ave., Oxford). Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dean's memory can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
MICHAEL L. SMITH
Michael L. Smith, 68, of Kennett Square, loving father and grandfather, passed away on Nov 9.
He is survived by daughters Maureen Willson and Megan Parker; sons-in-law Jeff Willson and Matt Parker; and three grandchildren, Finn and Fletcher Willson, and Abigail Parker. He was a retired executive from DuPont-Merck Pharmaceuticals.
A funeral was held Nov. 14. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are to be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com .
WILLIAM H. WHITEMAN, JR.
William H. "Bill" Whiteman, Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, passed away of natural causes on Nov. 10.
He was born in Port Deposit, Md., the son of the late William H. and Pearl C. Whiteman. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Beatrice Evans Whiteman; and by his sister, Marjorie Townsend of Oxford. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, and he was the longtime owner/operator of William Whiteman Electric in Kennett Square. He was an avid train enthusiast and a lifelong Phillies fan. He was inducted into the Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame of Kennett Square in 1990.
He is survived by his children, Mark (Linda) Whiteman of Oxford, LuAnn (Tom) Hutchinson of Kennett Square, Paul Whiteman of Kennett Square, and Lowell (Jacqueline) Whiteman of Elkins Park, Pa.; his grandchildren, Mark (Tanya) Whiteman of Lancaster, and Timothy (Ashley) Whiteman of Oxford; along with his great-grandchildren, Allysen, Mason, Hayden, Evan and Colten.
A private graveside service was held Nov. 18. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com .