Obituaries for the week of Oct. 12
● By J. Chambless
Irene C. Caldwell, 90, of Landenberg passed away Oct. 2 at her home.
She was the wife of the late Bacil K. Caldwell. Irene was retired from NVF Company in Yorklyn, Del., and Kennett Square. She was a member of Bible Methodist Church in Kennett Square.
She is survived by three sons, Ted Bacil Caldwell of Landenberg, David Edward Caldwell and his wife Jannett of Avondale, and Jerry Caldwell and his wife Barbara of Dover, Del.; one daughter, Jan Warram and her husband Joseph of Landenberg; ten grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Orren Caldwell; and a granddaughter, Sandra Powers.
Funeral services were held Oct. 9. Interment was in Auburn Baptist Cemetery in Landenberg. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603; or American Cancer Society, PO Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Helen Logan Astle, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Oct. 2 at Christiana Hospital.
She was born in 1930 in Havre de Grace, Md., to the late Wilmer B. and Margaret A. Logan. She graduated from Calvert High School. She drove a school bus for the Cecil County Public Schools for 15 years and worked as a paraprofessional at Rising Sun Elementary School for 12 years. Helen was the beloved wife of Norman E. Astle. The two shared 64 wonderful years together. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, where she served in multiple capacities. She and Norman enjoyed serving with the Cecil County Farm Bureau. Helen loved serving at her church, singing in the choir, volunteering for the Cecil County Farm Bureau and serving on the Cecil County Farm Queen committee. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, reading and spending time with her family.
In addition to her loving husband, she leaves behind a loving family who will cherish her memory: Six children, Eleanor DeLong (Kenneth), Alma DeLong (Gerald), Norman Astle, Jr. (Stephanie), H. Louise Batory (Robert), Richard Astle, Brenda Waddell (Randy); grandchildren, Jonathan DeLong (Jessica), Jeremy DeLong, Jared DeLong, Madison and Natalie Astle, Nathan, Nicholas and Brent Batory, Alexis and Grant Astle, Quinton and Lily Waddell; great-grandsons, Gideon and Kevin DeLong; sister, Margaret A. Logan; nieces, nephews and beloved friends. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lewis Ross.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Hopewell United Methodist Church or the Cecil County Farm Bureau Women in care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.
Funeral services were held Oct. 7. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. Visit www.pattersonfuneralhomemd.com.
ROBERT L. REGESTER
Robert L. Regester, 83, of Kennett Square, died on Oct. 2 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late George Ellsworth Regester, Jr., and Edith Vernon Lear.
A lifelong resident of Kennett Square, he was a 1949 graduate of Kennett High School, earned a bachelor’s degree at West Chester State Teachers’ College, a master’s degree at Temple University, and continued to do post-graduate work at a variety of other colleges and universities. After serving two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he was a teacher and counselor at Interboro High School in Prospect Park, Pa., from 1955 to 1993. He was a 2014 inductee to the Interboro High School hall of fame. In addition to a lifelong love for learning and a passion for teaching, he especially enjoyed road trips, landscape gardening, computer research, family history, amateur photography, and the arts, as well as the fellowship of his extensive family and of his few remaining good friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret R. Young and Marjorie R. Veasey; and brother George E. Regester, III. He is survived by brother William T. Regester, of Millersville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Oct. 12. Inurnment was in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, P.O. Box 730, Kennett Square PA 19348; or to Kennett Area Community Service or KACS, PO Box 1025, Kennett Square PA 19348. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
BARBARA TOWNSEND MANSFIELD PORTER
Barbara Townsend Mansfield Porter passed away on Oct. 3 at the age of 76, surrounded by family.
She was born and raised in Chesnut Hill, Pa., and
graduated from Springside Chesnut Hill Academy and Centenary College.
Loved by many, Barbara will be remembered as an avid equestrian,
animal lover, breeder of Italian Greyhounds, accomplished
fisherwoman, needlepoint artist, and antiquarian. Her home in Lewes,
Del., received the Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation from
the Lewes Historical Society in 2012. She was also a resident of
Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas.
Barbara is survived by her two children, William H. Porter, III “Chip” and his wife Hillary of Chadds Ford, and daughter Devon Porter Fleming, who lives in New Canaan, Conn., with her husband David W. Fleming II and their three children, Hayley Townsend Fleming, 22, David Wilson Fleming III “Wilson,” 19, and Eve Mansfield Fleming, 16.
Services were held Oct. 9. To view Barbara’s online tribute or share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.
ALBERT L. TALLEY, SR.
Albert Lee Talley, Sr., 85, of Oxford, passed away on Oct. 5 at his home.
He was the husband of Georgianna M. Tuohey Talley, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage on April 11, 2015. Born at home in Chadds Ford in 1930, he was the son of the late Frank Day and Mary Ella Slawter Talley. He retired in 1992 as a heavy equipment operator from Operating Engineers Local No. 542. Albert enjoyed farming, bowling, gardening and most of all spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Linda L. Peterson (Dennis) of Oxford; six grandchildren, Jennifer Rohrer (Paul) of Quarryville, Jake Talley of Arizona, Mandy Landers (Tom) of Nottingham, Sarah Colondrillo (Chris) of Carlisle, Jason Talley (Kelly) of Conowingo, Md., and Ashley Utter (Steve) of Springfield, Va.; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Talley of Chadds Ford and Kenneth Talley of Milton, Del.; and two sisters, Phyllis Clark of Chadds Ford and Amy Thomas of Aston. He was preceded in death by three sons, Albert Lee Talley, Jr., Michael Talley, and Frank Talley; one grandson, Erik Jon Peterson; one brother, Harold Talley; and six sisters, Ethel Talley, Grace Reincke, Blanche Johnson, Doris Twaddell, Ruth Eusden and Ida Roop.
A memorial service was held Oct. 8. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Susan G. Komen, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth “Butch” Sampson, 66, of Landenberg, passed away on Oct. 5 at Seasons Hospice in Newark, Del.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Kenneth J. Sampson and Mabel Baker Sampson Trent.
Butch was a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed working on cars, going to car shows, and being with his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons, Christopher W. Sampson and Nicholas J. Sampson, both of Dover, Del.; two brothers, David H. Sampson of Landenberg, and Wade B. Trent of Newark, Del.; and his former wife, Kellie Few Sampson. He was predeceased by one brother, Richard Trent.
A funeral was held Oct. 10. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. To leave an online condolence, visit www.griecocares.com.
EDWARD C. CLASSEN
Edward Carl Classen, 89, of Jennersville, formerly of Casper, Wyo., died on Oct. 5 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.
He was the husband of the late Louise Meyerkort Classen, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Hans C. and the late Rea Schneider Classen. Edward was a 1946 graduate of Princeton University. He served our country during World War II in the Navy. After college, he joined his father in the family business, Independent Fur Brokers, Inc., in New York. He raised his family in Cranbury, N.J., where he was a member of the Cranbury Rescue Squad.
For many years, he was a small business owner and real estate appraiser in Casper, Wyo. In Casper, he was also a member of the Rotary Club. He was a lifelong Lutheran, attending Grace and St. Paul’s in New York, St. Paul’s Lutheran in East Windsor, N.J., Messiah Lutheran in Princeton, N.J., Our Saviour’s Lutheran in Casper, Wyo., and St. Michaels Lutheran in Unionville, Pa.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Classen (Donald Wolfe) and Julia Classen (Judy Remington); one son, Carl Classen (Susan); and five grandchildren, Benjamin, Jennifer and Carrietta Classen and David and Ellen Pizzuto. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Linda Classen.
A funeral was held Oct. 9. Interment was in Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury, N.J. Contributions in his memory may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 318 E. 6th St., Casper, WY 82601; or St. Michael Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 178, Unionville, PA 19375; or to the Rotary Club of Casper Wyoming, P.O. Box 496, Casper, WY 82602. To share a memory with the family, visit www.griecocares.com.
MARK T. MAY
Mark Todd May, 52, of Atglen, passed away on Oct. 5 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.
He was the husband of Melinda Walsh May, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of Donald F. and Stella Sue Hamby May of West Grove. He was employed with Ag Industrial in Rising Sun, Md. Mark was a member of the Ancient Order of the Croaking Frogs in Quarryville, where he also served on the board. He enjoyed old tractors, cars, motorcycles, barbequing and singing.
He is survived by his wife; parents; two sons, Raymond M. May and his wife Sara of Lancaster, and Brandon C. May and his wife Katie of Honey Brook; two grandchildren, Lilly and Todd May; and one brother, Charles A. May of West Grove.
Funeral servises were held Oct. 8. Interment was in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cancer Treatment Center of America, 1331 E Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
EVANGELINA ALVANITAKIS REICHENBACH
Evangelia (Lee) Alvanitakis Reichenbach, 68, of Newark, Del., died on Oct. 6 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, Del.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Louis and the late Tickie (Pallos) Alvanitakis. Lee graduated from Widener University with a bachelor’s degree in business. She retired after over 25 years of service from Scott Paper Company, headquartered in Tinicum Township, where she worked first as an executive assistant then as a manager. In her retirement, she enjoyed friendship and fellowship, and practicing her faith at the New London Presbyterian Church. She loved mysteries, either told through a gripping book or an exciting old film. Her favorite times were the ones spent with friends and family – talking, visiting and sharing their lives.
Survivors include two sons, John of Collegeville; Louis and his wife Aimee of Northville, Mich.; one daughter, Michelle Sturner and her husband Don of Philadelphia; two brothers, John and his wife Kate of Newport, Pa.; and Michael and his wife Patti of Landenberg; and one grandson, James, attending college in Colorado.
A funeral was held Oct. 12. Interment was in the New London Presbyterian Church cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to New London Presbyterian Church, 125 Saginaw Rd., New London Township, PA 19352. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.
NAOMI M. HOOPES
Naomi M. Hoopes, 90, of West Grove, died on Oct. 5 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester.
She was the widow of the late Edward R. Hoopes, who died in 1998. Born in Sadsbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Robert Roy MacNeal and Mabel Esbenshade MacNeal. Naomi was a Chester County resident all her life. She was employed for 22 years by the Avon Grove School District as an elementary schoolteacher. She was a member of the Avondale Presbyterian Church and she volunteered at Ware Presbyterian Home.
She is survived by three children, E. Richard Hoopes and wife Judy of West Grove, Margaret (Peg) H. Bagwell of West Grove, and James E. Hoopes and wife Sandy of Ulysses, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Janet Supplee of Sadsburyville, Ann MacVeagh of Huntley, Ill., and Dorothy Young of Sun Lakes, Ariz. She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Garrison.
A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at 328 Sunnyside Rd., West Grove, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2408 Park Dr., Suite A, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.
PHYLLIS C. LEO
Phyllis C. Leo, 79, Of West Grove, passed away on Oct. 7 at her residence.
She was the wife of Anthony J. Leo, who passed away in 1991, and with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Cecil County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Evelyn Purcell Craig. She was a homemaker, and an avid gardener. She enjoyed her cats, going to the beach, and being with her family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Patricia C. Eick and her husband Robert of Cochranville, and Deborah Leo of West Grove; two sisters, Brenda Craig of Cecilton, Md., and Alberta Biggs of Chesapeake City, Md.; one grandson, Taylor Matthews; and two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Troy.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home (200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove). Service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103. To leave an online condolence, visit www.griecocares.com.
W. D. “Bill” Garlington, 91, of West Grove, passed away at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community on Oct. 4.
He was the husband of Helen Louise Barrows Garlington, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Topeka, Kan., he was the son of the late Maurice D. and Grace Webb Garlington. He was raised in Kentucky and graduated from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Ensign on an aircraft carrier. After the war, he returned to Yale University for his Master of Engineering degree. He worked for the DuPont Company for 37 years in development in the Film and Plastics Department, and retired as a Senior Research Engineer. He was a Scoutmaster in Southbridge and was on the troop committees. He was active in interracial affairs and participated in a Unitarian-sponsored West Seventh Street apartment renovation project. He helped found the CECON scientific consultation agency and served there as a vice-president and consultant for 15 years. On retirement, he did volunteer work at the Oxford Neighborhood Service Center. He also was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Del., and attended the Academy of Life Long Learning in Wilmington. His interests included painting, woodworking, and woodcarving.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laura Lee Emery and her husband Bill of Ashland, Ore., and Susan Ayotte and her husband Donald of Georgetown, Del.; and five grandchildren,
Chris Garlington, Rea, Shannon and Ian McLean, and Nathan Ayotte.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Neighborhood Service Center, 35 North Third Street, Oxford, 19363. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
Valerie “Joyce” Bohmier, 86, of New London, passed away on Oct. 6 in her home.
Born in 1928, she was the only child of Henry G. and Valerie A. Trelawny. She attended Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, and Plattsburg State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She then joined the Singer Sewing Machine Company staff to teach and represent them in sales in Kingston, N.Y., and West Chester, Pa. After marrying Bill and settling into New London, Joyce focused on raising her family and supporting her husband’s many business endeavors, including the New London Airport. Her passion for community involvement included founding the New London Recreation Association and the Avon Grove Youth Serving Coalition, serving on the Avon Grove School Board, and advocating for political change locally on the grassroots level. Well known as “the goat lady in New London,” Joyce was a member of the American Dairy Goat Association, bred and showed dairy goats for 35 years, and served as a 4-H dairy goat leader for Chester County during that time. Joyce enjoyed animal husbandry, gardening, canning, sewing, and knitting … and teaching others the same. She also enjoyed traveling. While a member of New London Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed hosting Cords of Love, a ministry that brought ladies together to pray and make items for various ministries, such as veterans, the underprivileged, and chemotherapy patients.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph William “Bill” Bohmier, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage; and four of their six children, Michael Bohmier (Joy), Patti Crossan (Ken), Tom Bohmier (Robbie), and Polly Preston (Ed). She was predeceased by daughter, Terry Bohmier; and son, Tim Bohmier and family (Sharon, Jessica, and Christina). She has eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Oct. 12. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Life Center, C/O Missions Ministry, 125 Saginaw Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352; and/or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Her obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.griecocares.com.
WILLIAM C. DuROSS
William C. DuRoss (“Bill,” “Chub”), 74, of Wilmington, Del., died on Oct. 8 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington.
He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Teague DuRoss, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Fanning) DuRoss. He served our country from November 1958 to February 1962 in the Army. He was a mechanic for over 40 years, working for Hagley Museum/DuPont and DelDOT/State of Delaware, retiring in 2005. He was a longtime member of Holy Child Catholic Church and St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square. He owned a six-pound cannon and was a member of Brandywine Creek Gun Fighters. He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and was a collector of old guns. He enjoyed playing the drums and listening to oldies. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, cookouts and holiday dinners.
Survivors include, in addition to his wife Peg, daughters Bernadette Miller (Paul), Lisa Ann Allen and her fiancé Jim McCraw of New Castle, Del.; twins sons, William Charles DuRoss, Jr., and John Joseph DuRoss, both of New Castle, Del.; five sisters, Peg Efta of New Castle, Mary Beale of New Castle, Ann Petty of North Carolina, and Edna Smith (John) of Pennsulvania; six grandchildren; stepchildren Paul Lozier, Sandra Johnson (Wally), Linda Markham (Tom); and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Michael, a brother Joseph, and three sisters, Francis, Catherine and Jean.
A visitation with friends and family will be held Oct. 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic (212 Meredith St., Kennett Square). Interment will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
RANDALL L. THOMPSON
Randall Lee Thompson, 51, of Champions Gate, Fla., passed away peacefully at his residence on Oct. 6 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.
He was the childhood sweetheart, beloved friend and husband to Dori Thompson for over 35 years. Born and raised in West Grove, he was the son of the late Paul and Stella Thompson. He attended Avon Grove High School. He worked for 18 years at Sonoco Paper Products in Downingtown, and worked his final years at his favorite vacation destination, Walt Disney World, as custodial trainer for new employees.
He will be deeply missed by his three children, Matthew Thompson of West Grove, Lydia Thompson of Galveston, Texas, and Jesse Thompson of Oxford; one grandchild, Xavier Thompson; and remembered by his devoted brothers Don Thompson of Dover, Del., Roger Thompson of West Grove; sister Wanda Shrewbrooks of Middletown, Del.; and brother-in-law Gordon Trottier of Kissimmee, Fla.; along with countless other friends and family. Randall touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end, with his political views, and the bleeping weather updates.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home (200 Rosehill Rd., West Grove). A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to: Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006 (www.cancerresearch.org). Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
OSCAR J. CROSSON, JR.
Oscar “Monk” John Crosson, Jr., 71, of Oxford, passed away on Oct. 10 at his residence.
He was the husband of Maryetta Plebani Crosson, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Elizabeth Hickman Crosson of Newark, Del., and the late Oscar John Crosson, Sr. He was horseman/equestrian at Cheshire Hunt in Unionville. He was the whipper-in for Cheshire Hunt and the Cochran Hunt. He was also a huntsman for the Vic Mead Hunt. He was a member of the Unionville Presbyterian Church, the Professional Horsemen’s Association, where he had served as past president, and numerous gun clubs.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Michael Crosson of West Grove, and John Crosson and his wife Rachel of East Earl, Pa.; two daughters, Beth Nance and her husband Daniel of Pocopson, and Amy Crosson of Oxford; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Crosson of Kennett Square; one sister, Patricia Ingle and her husband Bob of Newark, Del.; eight grandchildren, Ashlee, Brian, Carly, Lexi, Zach, David, Dylan, and Kyle; one great-grandson, Nicky; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Iva Young.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ann Esposito and Neighborhood Hospice. A visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 21 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. If you hunted with Monk, the family requests that you wear hunting attire to the service. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Brandywine Valley Chapter Professional Horsemen’s Association (BVCPHA), c/o Nancy Tully, 226 South Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348; or to the Unionville Presbyterian Church, 812 Wollaston Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
BERTHA GALLAGHER FABIUCCCI
Bertha Gallagher Fabiucci, 97, of Hockessin, Del., and formerly of Toughkenamon, passed away on Oct. 10, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of Michael Fabiucci, who passed away in 1997, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late George G. and Mayme Nelson Gallagher. She worked as a mushroom packer for Phillips Mushroom Company for 30 years prior to her retirement. Bert had a great love for family and life, spending many years at Hollaway Beach. She will be missed by her family and many nieces and nephews.
She leaves many memories to her family, Virginia Forenski (Robert) of Hockessin, Del., with whom she resided, and Linda Thompson (Chalmer) of Newark, Del.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Helen Detter. She was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret Allaband, Martha Bailey and Virginia Gallagher; and one brother, David Detter.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church (8910 Gap Newport Pike, Route 41, Avondale). Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 421, Avondale, PA 19311; or to the Avondale Fire Company, 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311. To leave an online condolence, visit www.griecocares.com.
MANLY J. HENDRICKSON
Manly “Nick” J. Hendrickson, 89, of Landenberg, died Oct. 11 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Del.
He was the husband of the late Betty Mae George Hendrickson, who passed in 2012, and with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in New Castle, Del., he was a son of the late Manly M. and the late Henrietta (Lucus) Hendrickson. He served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. He worked for NVF Company in Yorklyn, Del., for 45 years. He attended St. Gabriel and St. Patrick Catholic Churches with his wife during their lifetime. They loved traveling to all points of the country, especially the mountains. He loved hunting, fishing, and animals.
Survivors include two daughters, Nettie Joan Hanna (Tex) of Townsend, Del., and Linda Schroder (John) of Hustontown, Pa.; two sons, Nelson D. Hendrickson (Jean) of Nottingham, and Joseph "Nick" Hendrickson, Jr. (Edna) of Kirkwood; three brothers, Howard Hendrickson of Buck, Robert Hendrickson of Landenberg, and Sam Hendrickson of West Grove; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two grandchildren.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 5661 Ochletree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808. To share a memory, visit www.griecocares.com.
PATRICIA ANTONIA LEACH
Patricia (Trish) Antonia Leach, 56, of Landenberg, died on Oct. 10 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Anton J. Juras and the late Helen Mollenhauer Juras. Trish graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work and psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in elementary education from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Del. She worked as a loan officer for credit unions in Colorado, as a teacher in the Christina School District in Delaware, and as a homemaker, mother and home-school teacher to her three children. Trish loved Jesus, and she enjoyed teaching Bible studies with her home group in Landenberg and attending church at The Barn Vineyard Church. Trish loved adventure, and she traveled all across the United States. Trish loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them. Trish loved her friends, and enjoyed giving generously to help people. Trish loved animals, enjoying her dogs and cats throughout her life.
Survivors include her husband James; her son Joshua; her daughter Jasmine Zook and Jasmine’s husband Chris Zook; her daughter Nicolette; two brothers, Richard Juras and Michael Juras; and her sister Virginia St. John.
Family and friends are invited to visit with Trish’s family from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Foulk and Grieco Funeral Home (200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove). A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at The Barn Vineyard Church (3224 Appleton Rd., Landenberg). Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Trish Leach Education Scholarship at Fulton Bank in West Grove. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.