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Obituaries for the week of Oct. 30

10/31/2017 08:27AM ● By J. Chambless


Chase John Ryan, 18, of West Grove, died on Oct. 20 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.

Born in Newark, Del., he was a son of Dennis Ryan of Kemblesville, and Laura Schreier Ryan of West Grove. Chase was a 2017 graduate of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. He enjoyed working at Klondike Kate's Restaurant on Main Street in Newark. It was truly one of his favorite places. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of serving his country and spent his last day enlisting in the U.S. Army. Chase was an avid reader with a particular interest in war history and loved to share his knowledge with anyone who would listen. He loved his family, watching “The Office” and traveling, especially to Cape Cod. He was loyal, smart, unconventional and thoughtful.

In addition to his parents, Chase is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mary Ryan of Hockessin, Del.; one brother, Cole Ryan and his wife Sam of Wilmington, Del.; one sister, Paige Richardson and her husband Joey of Wilmington, Del.; his nephew Landon; and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins and his cat, Big Stinky.

A service was held Oct. 26. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit


Arlene Adams Singleton, 97, of Oxford, died on Sept. 29 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.

She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lottie Adams. Her husband, Kenneth W. Singleton, predeceased her in 2002. She was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church. She was a nurse who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with a degree in public health nursing and was employed for a number of years as a nurse in the Wilmington, Del., V.A. Hospital.

She is survived by her stepson, Kenneth T. Singleton and his wife JoAnn of Kennett Square; and many nieces, nephews as well as grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Chapel at the Health Center at Ware Presbyterian Village (7 E. Locust St., Oxford). Online condolences may be made at


Silohe Bernal Tapia, 21, of Toughkenamon, passed away at his residence on Oct. 22.

Born in Almoloya De Alquisiras, Mexico, he was the son of Heliodoro Bernal Castaneda and Amalia Tapia Castaneda of Toughkenamon. Silohe was a painter, employed by various companies. He enjoyed having fun, being friendly with everyone, and being with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Ismael Bernal Tapia and Fernando Bernal Tapia, both of Toughkenamon, and Mauro Bernal Tapia and Rene Bernal Tapia, both in Mexico; and two sisters, Aide Bernal Tapia and Maria de Jesus Bernal Tapia, both of Toughkenamon. He was predeceased by one sister, Liliana Bernal Tapia.

A funeral was held Oct. 30. Burial will be in Mexico. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit


Lola Grace Stanton, 74, of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 19.

Born in 1943 in Blue Ball, Md., Lola was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Dixon) Jones. She loved to cook, whether it was for a family picnic, holiday or one of her famous cook-outs. She also enjoyed baking cakes, playing rummy and spending time at Delaware Park. In her younger years, she was a member of the Moose Lodge. Her most cherished time was spent with her loving family, wonderful friends and her beloved dogs.

Lola is survived by her children Alfred Stanton, Jr., and his companion, Cathy Stowe, Terry Acord and her husband Ricky, and Tina Jones and her companion Shawn Lum; sister Bobbie Miller; former husband and loving friend, Alfred Stanton, Sr.; five grandsons; and three great-grandsons. Including her parents, Lola was preceded in death by her two brothers, Orville and John Jones; daughter, Barbara Ann Pennington; and grandson, Matthew Halsey.

A funeral was held Oct. 27. Burial was at Gilpin Manor Memorial Park. To send online condolences, visit


Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli, 86, of Landenberg, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 21.

She was the wife of the late Louis “Chiffy” Ciuffetelli, who passed away in 1983, and with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Carolyn (Felicetti) DeFazio. Gloria, or “Glo” as she was affectionately known, worked in her early years as a secretary at Chrysler Plymouth Corporation in Newark, Del., and then later as a receptionist at Longwood Beauty Salon. She enjoyed reading, shopping, sweets of all kinds (especially chocolate), traveling, and spending time with her family and grandsons.

She is survived by her daughter Sherri Schaeffer and her husband Scott of Landenberg; two sisters, Florence “Flo” Graham and her husband Don of Wilmington, Del., and Rose Marie “Ro” Gallo of West Grove; three grandsons, Derek of Pittsburgh, Grant of Los Angeles, and Ethan of Landenberg; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Oct. 30. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Glo’s memory to a charity of your choice. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit


Rev. Herbert Links, 80, passed on into eternity with his heavenly Father on Oct. 17.

Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1937, he and his parents successfully escaped Hitler's reign and immigrated to the U.S. In 1939, where Herb grew up in St. Louis, Mo. He attended Baylor University, University of Edinburgh, and Princeton Seminary, where he was outstanding in his field. Although his ministry began in St. Louis, he spent 27 years faithfully serving as the pastor and director of the Hebrew Christian Approach to the Jews in Philadelphia. His love of the Bible all began when he befriended a young man in high school who answered his many questions about life by using Scripture. From the age of 14, Herb knew he was called to preach and share the good news of Jesus the Messiah to his fellow Jewish people. He was influential in the lives of many folks, had a deep love for his family, loved meeting new people and thoroughly enjoyed traveling the world. His zany and fun-loving personality drew people in immediately. Meeting his Savior face to face was an event he always looked forward to; how happy he must be now!

He is preceded in passing by his beloved wife, Sandra. He is survived by his three daughters, Rachel Kushner, Debbie Podlogar, and Miriam Pappas; their husbands and seven grandchildren.

His memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Narberth Presbyterian Church (205 Grayling Ave., Narberth, Pa.). Burial will be private. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit


Paul Joseph Boxler, 54, of Landenberg, died on Oct. 27 after a short illness.

He was the husband and best friend of Robin M. Groves Boxler, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was a son of the late John A. Boxler and Josephine (Puma) Boxler of West Grove. Paul was a graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School and earned a BS in agricultural engineering from Penn State University, graduating in 1985. Paul was a skilled carpenter and owner of Paul Boxler Construction, having built a very successful business over the last 25 years and forming lasting relationships with many customers and subcontractors. In the summer, Paul enjoyed spending time with his family in Fenwick Island, Del., and boating on the Delaware Bay. He also enjoyed the many family vacations and gatherings over the years. He loved spending time with friends and his children's friends. When his children were young, he sponsored and coached basketball and soccer. Paul was always willing to lend a helping hand or share advice.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife and mother, one son, Christopher J. Boxler of Landenberg; four daughters, Lindsey M. Wilt and her husband Michael of Leesburg, Va., Taylor E. Boxler of Baltimore, Md., Abigail N. Boxler of Landenberg, and Madison A. Boxler of Landenberg; four brothers and sisters, Margaret B. Smith and her husband Marlay of Stillwater Minn., Daniel L. Boxler and his wife Dorothy of Kennett Square, John P. Boxler and his wife Deborah of Landenberg, and Angela B. Tilton and her husband Don of Wilmington, Del. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his nephew, Joseph D. Boxler.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church (212 Meredith St., Kennett Square). Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Abigail and Madison Boxler Scholarship Fund c/o Fulton Bank, 861 West Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390, or at any Fulton Bank branch. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit

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