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Obituaries for the week of Feb. 2

02/03/2015 09:15AM ● By J. Chambless

 

ANTHONY JAMES EVANS

Anthony James Evans, 2, of Quarryville, passed away at his residence on Jan. 30.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of Jacob R. and Kelley Raimondo Evans of Quarryville. Anthony was born with Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome. He was a fighter and overcame most obstacles. He changed the lives of all who knew him. He loved trucks and trains, especially Thomas the Tank Engine.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two brothers and best friends, Robby Evans and Michael Evans, both of Quarryville; his maternal grandparents, Penny and Rob Moran of Christiana, Pa.; and his maternal grandmother, Beth Evans of West Grove.

A visitation with the family will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.

THOMAS W. WINDLE

Thomas W. Windle, 86, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 31 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.

He was the husband of Hazel Spencer Windle, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Kathleen Durburow Windle. He was a lifetime resident of Oxford. He owned and operated T.W. Windle Livestock for 60 years. He was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, Oxford Lodge No. 353 F.&A.M., Ocklokonee Tribe No. 212, Oxford, and the Union Fire Company No. 1 Fire and Ambulance Divisions for 68 years.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Michael L. Windle of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Donna Lyn Castaneda of Miami, Fla., and Denise Green of Perkasie; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Hart and Emily Gallimore.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St. Oxford, PA 19363. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES. A. FISCHER, JR.

Charles A. "Chick/Chuck" Fischer, Jr., 76, of Cochranville, formerly of Aston, passed away on Jan. 27 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.

He was the husband of Nancy A. Snyder Fischer, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles A., Sr., and Ann Bedford Fisher. He was employed as a plant manager for Cyclops in Downingtown, Strapex in Charlotte, N.C., and Britax in Ft. Mill, S.C., retiring in 2005. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation/St. Malachy Church in Parkesburg, and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Octoraro Art Association in Oxford, and was a former coach and umpire of Little League Baseball.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, James L. Beletti of Oxford, and Charles A. Fischer III of New Mexico; two daughters, Anne Elizabeth Robinson of Coatesville, and Barbara Jean Mathews of Lincoln University; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Fischer and Steven Fischer, both of Florida; and four sisters, Ann M. Seyler, Barbara Rose Hicken and Kathryn Dillon, all of Florida, and Marian Garifano of South Carolina.

A memorial mass was celebrated on Jan. 31 at St. Malachy in Cochranville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Consolation/St. Malachy Church, 603 W. Second Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

CARL J. ADAMS
Carl J. Adams, 80, of Peach Bottom, passed away on Dec. 23 while under the care of Hospice & Community Care.
He was the husband of Jane (Richardson) Adams. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a cabinetmaker and worked for the former Oxford Cabinet Factory, and later for the former Zell Brothers Woodworking. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Born in Knifley, Ky., he was the son of the late Dexter and Ola (Mae) Adams. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Frederick Adams and Robert Cantler; three daughters, Sandra Griffitts, Dorothy Lopez and Mary Moats, all of Lancaster County; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Adams; and a daughter, Betty Adams. He was the last of 11 children.
A viewing was held Dec. 30 in Strasburg. In lieu of flowers, consider sending a contribution in Carl’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Visit
www.BachmanFuneral.com.

ALFRED J. COCCIOLONE

Alfred "Fred" J. Cocciolone, 93, of West Grove, died on Jan. 28 at the Chester County Hospital.

He was the husband of E. Ruth Bryan Cocciolone, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Fabio and the late Theresa (DiGiuseppe) Cocciolone. He graduated from Kennett High school in 1940. He served our country during World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the Kennett Square VFW Post 5467 and the American Legion. He owned and operated Cocciolone Brothers, Inc., a construction business, from 1955 to 1983. In recent years, he was a partner with his wife and son in F&R Excavating Company in West Grove. He was an avid participant in the local Democratic Party for many years. He loved tinkering and could fix just about anything. He loved cutting the grass and would do so several times a week when possible. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife, one son, Alfred J. Cocciolone Jr. (Katherine) of West Grove; two daughters, Donna Giuliani (Robert) of Kennett Square, and Lisa Marie Holmes of Oxford; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Nicole, Michael and LeAnna; and one great-grandson, Romo. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

A funeral was held Jan. 31. Interment was at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to either the Kennett VFW or American Legion. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.

CARRIE W. ANDERSON-BECK

Carrie W. Anderson-Beck, 94, of New Providence, passed away on Jan. 27 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

She was the wife of the late John C. Beck and the late Clarence W. Anderson. Born in Grassy Creek, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Ollie Lavina Kilby Weaver. She was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and flower arranging.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Denny R. Anderson and his wife Donna M. of Columbia, Eric W. Anderson of Landenberg, and Diane C. Neyman of Strasburg; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jackson and Eva Jackson, both of Peach Bottom; and two brothers, Russell Weaver of Rising Sun, Md., and Bruce Weaver of Oxford. She was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Anderson and C. Wade Anderson; and four brothers, Worth Weaver, Harmon Weaver, Thornton Weaver, and Kyle Weaver.

Funeral services were held Feb. 2. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

GLADYS ANN WHITESIDE

Gladys Ann Whiteside, 82, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 29 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford after a lengthy illness.

Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late B. Frank and Mary R. Rogers Whiteside of Oxford. She lived in the Oxford area her entire life. She graduated from Oxford High School in the class of 1950. She was formerly employed with Acme Markets in Kennett Square as head checker. She loved traveling, cooking and gardening. She was a member of the Nottingham Presbyterian Church in Nottingham. She enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephews.

She is survived by two sisters, Frances M. Whiteside of Oxford and Edith W. Hansen of Nottingham; and a niece and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 at the Nottingham Presbyterian Church (497 W. Christine Rd., Nottingham), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Nottingham Presbyterian Church, or Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 East Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS E. PATTERSON, SR.

Thomas E. Patterson, Sr., 56, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 31 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.

He was the husband of Gerry Pope Patterson, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Samuel and Lydia May Walton Patterson. He was formerly employed with South Mill Mushroom Sales in Kennett Square as transportation supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Thomas E. Patterson, Jr. and his wife Heather of Wakefield, and Samuel R. Patterson of Oxford; two daughters, Carla D. Rowe and her husband Eric, and Dana M. Patterson, all of Oxford; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Patterson of Homeville; and four sisters, Peg Patterson of Oxford, Carrie Church of Downingtown, Lori Peck of Honey Brook, and Alice Shelly of Ephrata.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 6 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
JAMES C. MCMILLAN

James "JC" C. McMillan, 58, of West Grove, passed away on Jan. 30 at his home.

He was the husband of Connie Ann Roark McMillan. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Aurthur and Mary Farmer McMillan. He was a member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; three children, Laura Roark of Houston, Texas, Aurthur McMillan and Mary McMillan, both at home; three brothers, Wayne McMillan of Antioch, Tenn., Jessie McMillan of Nottingham, and Jerry McMillan of Drumore; and three sisters, Nelda Eldreth of Nottingham, Karen Thompson of Kannapolis, N.C., and Vicky Yeager of Millsboro, Del. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou McMillan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 at Wrightsdale Baptist Church (310 Little Britain Rd., Peach Bottom), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

KIM MARTIN CROCKETT

Kim Martin Crockett, 55, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 20 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and lived in Loveland, Colo., before moving to West Grove with his family. He graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1977. He graduated from Parks College in St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in aircraft maintenance engineering. His career encompassed 32 years with the Department of the Navy with the AMRAAM program, and later served as the deputy of the production branch.  During this time, he obtained his master's degree. As he neared retirement, he returned to his lifelong passion of flying when he lovingly restored a Cessna 140 and began the pursuit of his pilot license. He was a member of Joy Fellowship Church for 26 years. He married June Caveglia on June 5, 1982. 

He is survived by his wife, June; his sons, Jordan and Jared; and three granddaughters, Coraline, Lilly and Bay. He is also survived by his mother, Barbara Crockett of West Grove; his twin sister, Kelly (Ben) of Gaithersburg, Md.; and sister, Stephanie (Jamie) of Victor, Idaho; three nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 24 at the Joy Fellowship Church in Crestview, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House.

JOHN F. BARE

John F. Bare, 76, of New London passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Feb. 2.

He was born in 1938 to Fidel and Belle Bare, in Jefferson, N.C. After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1958, where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division, he and his wife, Marguerite (Margo) Sheets, arrived in Kelton, looking for work. In 1965, he and his family moved to New London, where he spent the rest of his life. He owned and operated NLS Systems, Inc., and West Grove Mini Storage and Jennersville Self Storage.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years; his daughter, Kimra G. Snyder of Peach Bottom; his son, Stephen J. Bare of New London; his beloved granddaughters, Karrah, Kayla, and Kristi Snyder; his great-grandson, Ryan A. Williamson; his sister, Leanna and brother-in-law, Charles (Buddy) Harlan and her family of Nottingham. He leaves behind many beloved relatives and friends. He has joined his beloved grandson, Stephen John (John-John) Bare, and many more relatives and friends. He leaves a vacancy that can never be filled. He will be remembered by many as their confidant and friend and a very fair businessman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Stephen John Bare Scholarship Foundation, c/o Fulton Bank, West Grove Bank, PA or Pancreatic Cancer @ http://purplestride.kintera.org/Delaware/poppyspurplefighters or Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

A viewing will be held at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5. A life celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at the New London Baptist Church (226 Pennocks Bridge Rd., West Grove) on Feb. 6. Friends may call from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the church.  


Interment will be in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


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