Obituaries for the week of Aug. 7
● By J. Chambless
BARRY R. WHITE
Barry Ross White, 65, of West Grove, died suddenly on Aug. 1.
He was the oldest of twin boys (Barry and Garry) born to the late Charles and Dorothy White of West Grove on June 3, 1952. Educated in the Avon Grove School District and at Lincoln University, he continued his family’s sports legacy in baseball (Little League Champions) and basketball (1970 State Champions). Barry and his twin brother, Garry, provided the area with long-lasting memories of our very own Basketball Dream Team of Winners. In 2015, the 1970 Basketball State Championship Team was inducted into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame. Later in life, he worked for Hercules in Wilmington, Del., and the Avon Grove School District.
He is survived by his brother, Garry White of Quarryville; sisters, Victoria (Samuel) Webster of West Grove, Jo-Ann (Charles) Brady of North East, Md., and Sheri (Michael) Hobbs of West Grove; and a host of nieces and nephews, both great- and great-great; and cousins. He was blessed with an abundance of lifelong friends.
Barry Ross White was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. White and Dorothy A. Porter-White; brothers, Charles C. White, CSM, (Margaret) and Donald (Rocky) White.
JAMES E. PERON
James E. Peron, 84, of Kirkwood, left this earth to be with his beloved wife, Jean L. Peron, on July 29.
James was born in 1932, the son of Olive and John Peron in Sagamore, Pa. He attended the State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education (mathematics and physical science). After serving in the U.S. Army as a morse interceptor, James began a career as a computer programmer, first working for IBM and then the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) in Warminster, Pa.
He was a member of The Freemasonry and the American Guild of Organists. He was an accomplished organist and pianist who learned how to play without ever taking formal lessons. James also enjoyed gardening, amateur radio and building/repairing organs.
He is survived by his sons, Keith D. Peron and husband Richard of Belcamp, Md.; Kevin J. Peron and wife Amy of Morrisville, Pa., Kyle S. Peron and wife Kelly of Pottstown,; and Kenneth S. Peron of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean L. Peron; his sister, Donna J. Roberts; and brother, Jack Peron.
The family will receive relatives and friends at a memorial service to be held Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford). A reception will follow at Union Presbyterian Church (5637 Street Road, Kirkwood). Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
ZENON LOPEZ GARCIA
Zenon Lopez Garcia, 49, of West Grove, passed away on Aug. 1 at Neighborhood Hospice.
He was the husband of Guillemina Moreno Martinez, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Sanguituelas, Municipio de Purvandiro, Mexico, he was the son of Jose Lopez Arredondo and Juana Garcia Rodriguez, both in Mexico. He was a mushroom worker for Kenneth Davis Mushrooms in Avondale. Zenon was a member a St. Rocco Catholic Church, and he enjoyed working and being with his family.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Marco Antonio Lopez Moreno of Kennett Square, and Junior Noe Lopez Moreno of Mexico; three daughters, Diana Lopez Moreno of Georgia, Guillermina Naelly Lopez Moreno of Toughkenamon, and Loana Maybeth Lopez Moreno of Avondale; 11 grandchildren; one brother; and eight sisters.
A funeral was held Aug. 8. Burial will be in Mexico. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
LINWOOD H. BOYER
Linwood Hayes Boyer of West Grove, and formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on his birthday, Aug. 3. He was 94 years old.
Born in West Chester, Linwood was the son of the late Jonathan James Boyer and the late Sara Elizabeth Brown Boyer. Linwood was predeceased by his first wife, Clara Elizabeth Boyer, in 1991. He was the husband of Dell D. Walters-Gary-Boyer; father of Janice Phipps, the late Michael Boyer, Richard Boyer, Sharon Boyer, Terrance Boyer, Joshlyn Proctor, Charmaine Crawford and Charlene Lee; brother of the late Harold Boyer, the late Florence Mae Boyer-Hawkins and Alton Boyer. He is also survived by many grandchildren.
Linwood retired from Pepperidge Farm in 1988 after many years of service. He was an assistant leader in the Boy Scouts of America, volunteered with Helping Hands through Bethel AME Church, where he also served on their Trustee Board and participated in the choir and was an usher. Linwood proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and was assigned to the USS South Dakota, earning the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux (913 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square). The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
HAZEL T. POTTER
Hazel T. Potter, 90, of West Grove, passed away on Aug. 4 at Twin Pines Health Care Center.
She was the wife of Clarence G. Potter, who predeceased her in 2002. They shared 56 years of marriage. Born in West Jefferson, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lula Snyder. She had six sisters, Bonnie, Eula, Betty, Earsel, Pauline and Etta; and one brother, Daniel. Bonnie Barlow, Betty Jordan and Daniel Snyder are her sibling survivors. Hazel is survived by five children and their spouses, Richard and Gail Potter, Don and Sherry Potter, Jo Anne and Steve Vincenti, Steve and Barb Potter and Bob and Helen Potter; along with 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She worked at Pocopson Home as a nurse's aide and also at the Kennett Cannery as a mushroom canner, but was primarily a homemaker. She was an excellent cook. When she was able, she loved to read and also spend time with her family, especially her sisters, Bonnie and Betty. Her dedication and will as a caretaker were exemplary, particularly how she aided her mother and husband in their later years.
A visitation will be held Aug. 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). A funeral service to celebrate her life will follow immediately thereafter. Interment will take place at the Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel’s name to Twin Pines Health Care Center, 315 East London Grove Road, West Grove, PA 19390; and/or to The Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.
To view her online tribute and to share condolences with the family, visit www.griecocares.com.
TINA R. SEATS
Tina R. Seats, 32, of Quarryville, passed away on Aug. 2.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Archie D. Seats, Sr., of Quarryville and the late Kimberly Ann Coram Seats. Tina was outgoing and loved life.
She is survived by her father; one son, Nicholas Alexander Rodriguez; and one brother, Archie D. Seats, Jr., all of Quarryville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 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 her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
RICHARD P. DI LIBERTO
Richard Philip Di Liberto, 74, of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 4.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the husband of the late Marie Elena Di Liberto, with whom he shared he shared 26 years of marriage. Richard graduated from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, receiving a Bachelor in Science in Pharmacy in June 1967. He was a devout Catholic and a member of The Church of the Sacred Heart in Oxford.
He is survived by one son, Richard Philip Di Liberto of West Chester; two grandchildren, Amelia Marie and Giuliano Philip Di Liberto; and one brother, Dr. Thomas (Alice) Di Liberto of Malvern; and one sister, Joann Mary Di Liberto of Oxford.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Church of The Sacred Heart (203 Church Rd., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Richard Philip Di Liberto, donations may be sent to ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (www.alsphiladelphia.org). Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.