Obituaries for the week of Nov. 28
● By J. Chambless
MARY A. PAGE
Mary A. Page, 79, of West Chester, passed away on Nov. 21 at Brandywine Hall in West Chester.
She was the wife of Clyde Page, who passed away in 2012, and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Redding, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Clifton E. and Elizabeth Iles Palmer. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the New London United Methodist Church, the women of New London United Methodist Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Redding Fire Co.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Page and his wife Roni of Toughkenamon, Harold Page and his wife Wendy of Bethel, Conn., and Neil Brown of Coatesville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by on son, James C. Page; two brothers, William Palmer and Clifton Palmer; and two sisters, Florence Beaudry and Patricia Barrett.
Her service and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the New London United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8050, West Grove, PA 19390. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.grieoccares.com.
ROBERT A. COLON
Robert Anthony Colon, 43, of West Grove, passed away on Nov. 22 at his residence.
He was the loving husband of Kristin Manley Colon, with whom he shared 17 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Irene Colon of Newark, Del., Lydia Garcia Camacho of West Chester, and his stepfather, Juan Camacho of West Chester.
He was a production planner for most of his life at Synthes, a division of Johnson & Johnson, in West Chester. Robert was known as the life of the party. He was a longtime coach for the Avon Grove Wildcats football team and the Assumption BVM CYO basketball team. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson in motorcycle rallies to benefit various causes. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the musician Prince. He was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Brody Colon and Benjamin Colon, both of West Grove; one daughter, Carrington Colon of West Grove; two brothers, Carlos Camacho of Thorndale, and Bryan Camacho of West Chester; two sisters, Lizabeth Caceres of West Chester, and Lillian Camacho of Sunrise, Fla.; his grandfather, Jesus Garcia of Alburndale, Fla.; his in-laws, John and Jo Manley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Nov. 28. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avon Grove Lions Club, 600 North Baker Station Road, West Grove, PA 19390. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
LAWRENCE G. EDWARDS
Lawrence (Larry) Grant Edwards, 67, passed away on Nov. 21 at his home in Atlantic City, N.J., after several years of illness.
He was the son of the late Glen J. Edwards, Sr., and Patricia D. Feirer, who lived in Wilmington, Del. He was born in Baltimore, and grew up in the Unionville area and attended Unionville High School. Larry made a career in commercial construction. He founded LGE Associates in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., a construction management company. He was self-taught in the art and business of construction. He was an avid reader, in particular the study of history. He loved playing golf, riding horses and spending time with his children. Larry was a wonderful conversationalist with a wicked sense of humor and fun to be with.
In addition to his mother, Patricia, Larry is survived by one daughter, Meggie Edwards of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; one son, Michael Edwards of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Anne Edwards Wier and her husband Dick, and Brenda Tigani and her husband Steven, all of Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Glen Edwards and his wife Robin of Amelia Island, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Gaile Edwards Zeltins.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
ROBERT E. MASON
Robert Eugene Mason, 80, of Chadds Ford, passed away on Nov. 23 at home, after a long illness.
He was the beloved husband of Sally Meadowcroft Mason, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Born in West Chester in 1936, He was the son of the late Raymond and Dorothy Brown Mason. Bob graduated Kennett Consolidated School in 1956. He took pride in attending all of his class reunions. He maintained a lot of those friendships throughout the years. He attended Kings College in Scranton. He was a well-known member of the Kennett Square community. He worked in the automobile business for 53 years. At age 14, he started washing cars for his dad’s business, Mason Chevrolet-Oldsmobile on State Street in Kennett. He became a salesman when he returned from college. Bob worked for two other owners, retiring from Bill Luke Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in 1999. He always drove a Chevrolet or an Oldsmobile.
Bob enjoyed playing golf at the Kennett Square Golf and Country club, where he was an emeritus member. He also enjoyed cruising, visiting Maui, being with his family and friends, reading, dancing, and watching all of the Philadelphia sports teams.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas, and Robert (Lori) Mason; two daughters, Robin Ciorrocco (Michael), and Deborah Mundy; grandchildren Carrie, Kelly, Anthony Ciorrocco, Christina D’Alessio (Andrew), Jennifer, Michael, and Wendy Mason, and Amanda and Sarah Mason; and great-grandchildren, Trista and Logan Mason. He was predeceased by one sister, Jo Ann Mason.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Memorial contributions may be sent to Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380; or The Jenner’s Pond Benevolent Fund, 2000 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove, PA 19390. To send online condolences, visit www.griecocares.com.
DUANE P. MEHL
Rev. Dr. Duane Paul Mehl, of Avondale, died on Nov. 22 at the Oxford Health Center at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford.
He was the husband of Dorothy Pannell Mehl, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Arkansas City, Kan., in 1931, Duane was the son of the late Paul Theodore Mehl and the late Anita Von Fange Mehl. Duane graduated from St. John’s College in Winfield, Kan. He then went on to earn a Master of Divinity in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. During this time, he completed a two-year vicarage in Nigeria as a missionary and teacher at a Lutheran mission school. Later he earned an MA in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in English literature from St. Louis University in St. Louis.
Duane began his career in 1957 as the first pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newark, Del. In 1964, he accepted a call to serve as a writer of religious instructional literature for the Board of Parish Education for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in St. Louis. Subsequently he became a professor of homiletics at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. In 1978, he accepted a call to become the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlottesville, Va., where he served until becoming disabled in 1989.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Dorothy, include his daughter Jennifer Ferrara and husband Stephen of Birchrunville; his son David Mehl and wife Brigitte of Charlottesville, Va.; and his five grandchildren, Anthony Ferrara, Joseph Ferrara, Katherine Ferrara, Frances Mehl, and Lillian Mehl. He is also survived by two brothers, Gary Mehl (Lyn) of Florida, and Roger Mehl (Betsy) of Minnesota.
Family and friends are invited to his viewing on Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). A memorial service will be held Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church (3003 Silverside Rd., Wlimington, Del). Interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Oxford Health Center, 7 East Locust Street, Oxford, PA, 19363-1399. To view his online tribute and to share a memory, visit www.griecocares.com.