Obituaries for the week of Jan. 11
● By J. Chambless
LONA P. FABIUCCI
Lona P. Fabiucci, 71, of West Grove, passed away on Jan. 3 at Jennersville Regional Hospital.
Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Arturo and Violette McIntire Fabiucci. She was a retail sales manager at various jewelry stores in the area. Lona enjoyed reading, traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. She was especially fond of her niece Darlene Selk and her husband Steven, and their children, who helped care for her. She was predeceased by one sister, Joan French.
Her memorial mass will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at St. Patrick’s Church (212 Meredith St., Kennett Square). Burial will be private. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
JAMES H. SEEL
James H. Seel (Jim), 70, of Tucson, Ariz., a laundromat and car wash owner for over 25 years, passed away on Dec. 29.
Known for his great
sense of humor and love of life, he will be truly missed. Jim is
survived by his wife, Micki; his son, John Seel and his family;
Emily, his daughter; and Joan Haakonstad and her family, Eric and
A funeral was held Jan. 9 in West Grove. Burial was in the New London Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arizona Children's Associaion,Tucson penny pitch or the Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
PAULINE G. TWYMAN
Pauline G. Twyman, 87, of Oxford, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31.
She was the wife of the late Hubert Twyman, Jr., with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Wilson. She was a stay-at-home housewife, where she raised seven children. She was a member of the Apostolic Fellowship Worship in Oxford. Pauline enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching television, reading and cooking.
She is survived by seven children, Marguerite Warren of Oxford, Paulette Twyman of Oxford, Cynthia Ralph (Samuel) of Oxford, Kenneth Twyman (Sandra) of New Jersey, David Twyman of Coatesville, Jannette Twyman of West Chester and Glenn Twyman (Missy) of Little Britain; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Ulysses Wilson and Leonard Wilson, both of Wilmington, Del. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lauren Gonzalez and Inez Martinez.
Funeral services were held Jan. 8. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford, PA 19363, to offset the funeral expenses. Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
PATRICIA A. MOORE WHITE
Patricia A. Moore White, 84, of Coatesville, formerly of Kennett Square, died on Dec. 30 at her home at Freedom Village.
She was the wife of William R. White, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and the late Ruth (Young) Moore. She was a 1953 graduate of Ohio Univeristy, where she earned a BS in zoology. She participated on the altar guild at Church of the Advent in Kennett Square and numerous other churches she belonged to throughout her life. She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, antiquing, traveling, reading, needlework and volunteering.
Survivors include, in addition to her husband, two sons, W.R. White of Exton, and David White (Suzanne) of Reston, Va.; one daughter, Stephanie Hoffman (Rene) of Downingtown; one brother, Russell E. Moore of Kyle, Texas; and four grandchildren, Kelly, Shannon, Maddy and Emma.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held Jan. 9. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent, C/O Altar Guild Fund, 201 Crestline Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.
EILEEN L. ZELLER
Eileen L. Zeller, 91, of Kennett Square, formerly a longtime resident of Westport, Conn., passed away on Jan. 3 at Crosslands Retirement Community.
She was the wife of Andrew F. Zeller, who passed away in 1994, and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Saginaw, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Oscar M. and Esther Nurminger List. She was a secretary, working for various employers in Philadelphia and in Connecticut. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. She enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques, and being with her family and friends.
She is survived by one son, A. Martin Zeller and his wife Sandy of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Amy Aycock and her husband John of Alexandria, Va., and Katie Lawrence and her husband Laddie of Fairfield, Conn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Jan. 9. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Paul Christian School (Scholarship Fund), 41 Easton Road, Westport, CT 06880. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
MARGARET W. THOMAS WOLF
Margaret W. Thomas Wolf, 88, of Oxford, died on Jan. 4 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.
She was the wife of the late Harold Wolf, who died in 1979, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Upper Oxford Township, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and the late Minnie (Slauch) Thomas. Margaret worked for many years in the cafeteria of West Chester University. She loved Elvis Presley, reading, and doing word puzzles. She adored her Jack Russel, Katie, and her cats.
Survivors include one grandson, Howard Storey, Jr., of West Chester; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Thomas of Oxford. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Denise Storey, in 2006; two brothers, Bob and John; and two sisters, Mary and Anne.
A funeral was held Jan. 8. Interment was in Faggs Manor Cemetery in Cochranville. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. To view her online tribute, visit www.griecocares.com.
BARBARA ANN WOODS
Barbara Ann Woods, 73, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Jan. 1 at her home.
Barbara lived in Oxford for her entire life, and many will remember her as a gifted piano teacher and maker of exquisite woodworking arts. Barbara was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church. She was an avid lover of music and the arts.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Grace Holton; and her brother, Robert Holton. She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Tracey) and Kevin (Laura) Woods; siblings, John Holton, Lorraine Holton, and David Holton; and four grandchildren, Rylynn, Sophia, Jasper, and Arlo.
A memorial service was held Jan. 7. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Barbara Woods Scholarship Fund, in care of Street Lamp Productions, P.O. Box 1163, Rising Sun, MD 21911 (www.streetlampproductions.org). Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
JAMES J. MALEY
James J. Maley, 83, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 6 at his daughter’s home in Oxford, surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of Louise E. Haag Osborne Maley, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late James C. and Margaret J. Durham Maley. Jim was employed as a foreman with PennDOT until his retirement. He was also employed at Thiokol in Elkton. He was a member of the Media Mennonite Church in Oxford. Jim was an avid bowler and bowled on different leagues for many years. He enjoyed watching football and baseball, and spent hours talking about baseball with his grandson.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Deborah L. Maley and Sandy M. Sweed, both of Oxford; one grandson, James S. Sweed; three stepchildren, Kimberly Bunting of Gap, Daniel Osborne of Kirkwood, and Karen Summers of Quarryville; and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Maley.
Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at the Media Mennonite Church, 866 5th St., Oxford, PA 19363.
Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Media Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
HELEN B. WYNN
Helen B. Wynn, 97, of Kennett Square, passed away at her residence on Jan. 10.
She was the wife of Earl Wynn who, passed away in 2009, and with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Her first husband, T. Richard Thompson, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage, passed away in 1985. Born in Rosedale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Ella Clough Buffington. She was a custodian at the Kennett High School for 12 years before retiring. She had previously worked at the Pocopson Home. Helen was a past member of the Kennett Fire Company. She enjoyed traveling, reading, listening to country music, needlework, and being with her family and friends.
Helen’s family would like to thank all the staff who cared for her from Willow Tree Hospice and Relative Care.
She is survived by one daughter, Joanne Lewis and her husband Tom of Cochranville; one son, Ronald W. Thompson of Kennett Square; two sisters, Ruth Barker and Betty Harkins, both of Kennett Square; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Jan. 13 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. In memory of Helen, a contribution may be made to the Adult Care of Chester County, 500 Old Forge Lane, Suite 503, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.