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Obituaries for the week of Dec. 18

12/19/2017 08:36AM ● Published by J. Chambless

JOSEPH G. CHAMBERLAIN

Joseph G. Chamberlain, 89, of Oxford, passed away on Dec. 14 at his home.

He was the husband of Beverly Mast Chamberlain. Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Chamberlain and Bessie Morrison Chamberlain Cox. Joseph graduated from Oxford High School in 1946, joined the Merchant Marine then served in the U.S. Army in Japan. He was a self-employed building contractor and specialized in restoration. He was formerly employed by the American Chimney Company, building smokestacks. Joseph built and restored many buildings in the Oxford area. Joseph served and was a past president of the Borough Council of Oxford. He was a member and head usher for 19 years of the Oxford United Methodist Church. He was also a 60-year member of the Oxford Lodge No. 353 F. & A. M., Roy W. Gibson Post No. 535 American Legion, Oxford, Mason-Dixon Post No. 194 American Legion, Rising Sun, Md., and Gray-Nichols Post No. 1779, VFW, Oxford.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Mast Chamberlain; one son, Joseph P. Chamberlain (Judy) of Oxford; four daughters, Grace Montgomery (Rich) of Oxford, Glenda Patrick (Terry) of Oxford, Gloria Butler (Arthur) of Oxford, and Gladys Swain (the late Bob) of Wilmington, Del.; two stepchildren, Donna Townsend (John) and Mark Lloyd (Martha), both of Oxford; many grandchildren; one brother, John Chamberlain; and two sisters, Ruth Santoro and Gertrude Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Cox; first wife, Gladys M. Kane Chamberlain; a son, James E. Chamberlain; a daughter, Georgie Espinoza; two brothers, Bob Chamberlain and Claude Chamberlain; and sister, Betty Thomas Patterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Oxford United Methodist Church (18 Addison St., Oxford, PA 19363), where friends and family may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


MARILYN WARE

Marilyn Ware, 74, passed away on Dec. 14 in Denver, Colo. She was surrounded by the love of her family in the last days of her life.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Marian Snyder Ware of Lansdowne, and the late Honorable John H. Ware III of Oxford. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland from 2005 to 2008.She maintained a home in Denver, Colo., and Strasburg, Pa. A voracious reader and skilled writer, she was a freelance journalist, public relations consultant, and small newspaper owner early in her career. Always interested in politics, she began her long and successful political career as a county chairperson in Lancaster County, where she helped win 12 of the 13 county offices in her first year. Between 1988-2003, she served as chair of the Board of American Water Works Company. Throughout her career, she served on the boards of CIGNA, IKON Office Solutions and PPL Corporation

She was recognized as a leader in advancing security within both the national and international water sectors. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed her to serve on the National Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council, a position that she held until her appointment as U.S. Ambassador.

In addition to business and political accomplishments, she was well known for her vast philanthropic interests, including Alzheimer's research, medical ethics, American history, assistance for abused women and children, farmland preservation, early childhood education, the free enterprise system, the fundamentals of democracy, domestic and international security, water supply issues, and substance use recovery.

She was a thoughtful neighbor in Strasburg. She supported many local organizations, including the Clinic for Special Children that focuses on the medical care of Plain Sect Amish children with hereditary diseases. She carried on her mother's longtime support for Canine Partners for Life. She also championed The Phoenix, founded by her son, Scott Strode, which supports individuals with substance use disorders to find long-term recovery.

Throughout her distinguished business, political, and philanthropic life, Ambassador Ware was the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and service, but her proudest achievement was the loving bond she shared with her three children and four granddaughters. She is survived by her children, Mark Strode of Napa, Calif., married to Lisa Strode, Amyla Lavric of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Scott Strode of Denver, Colo.; four granddaughters; her brother, Paul Ware; and sister, Carol Ware.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to support Alzheimer's Research at Penn Medicine may be made to the Marilyn Ware Memorial Fund. To make a credit card gift online, visit www.PennMedicine.org/Ware. You may also send a check, payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" to: Penn Medicine Development, Suite 750, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. On the memo line, indicate that the gift is made in memory of Ambassador Marilyn Ware.

Celebrations of Ambassador Ware's life will be scheduled in the new year in Denver and in the Philadelphia area.

PATRICIA FERRY RICHARDSON

Patricia Ferry Richardson, 89, of West Grove, died on Dec. 6, surrounded by her family.

She was born in 1928 and was preceded in death by her husband, William Kealy Richardson; her grandson, Peter Francis Luebbert; her brother, Dennis Ferry; and her sister, Virginia Ferry.

Patricia graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College, and obtained her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Patricia will be remembered by many as a favorite teacher. She taught kindergarten at West Grove Friends Kindergarten, and also taught at Unionville High School and Delcastle Technical High School. She was a long-standing member of the West Grove community and Assumption BVM Parish. She served both these communities (and many others) throughout her life with a generous and loving heart.

She is survived by her brother John Ferry (Joyce); sisters Barbara Ruley (Dennis) and Eileen Byrne (Denis); her three children, Kristin Luebbert (James), Laura Conner (John) and William K. Richardson, Jr. (Diane); and seven grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Irma Ferry of Marietta, Ga. In addition to her loving family, Pat leaves behind many cherished friends.

A funeral was held Dec. 11. Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. If desired, a donation may be made to the Food Cupboard at Kennett Area Community Services, 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square PA 19348. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.


JUDY MCCARDELL WITMER

Judy McCardell Witmer, 74, of Nottingham, passed away on Dec. 18 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Elkton, Md.

She was the wife of the late Theodore L. Witmer, Sr. Born in Hickory Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Myers Ashton and Freda Caroline Neff McCardell. Judy was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Theodore Witmer, Jr. (Nina) of Willow Street; one daughter, Sandra Dixon (Craig) of Nottingham; and three grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Quarryville Cemetery (693 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville). Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


MABEL VIOLET SLAUGH LYLE

Mabel Violet Slauch Lyle, 87, a resident of West Virginia, departed this life on Dec. 10 at her home.

She was born in 1930 at East Nottingham Township, Chester County, a daughter of the late Harry John, Sr., and Katherine Susanna Martin Slauch. In 1949, she was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Lyle, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1991.

Mabel was a graduate of Oxford High School, and following high school, worked full-time at the Oxford Cabinet Company. She was employed for over 30 years at the Alger Oil Company in Rising Sun, Md. After moving to West Virginia, she was employed at the Junior Quick Stop and finished her employment at the Shop-N-Save in Belington. She loved to be outside and tending to her gardens. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Lyle of Junior, W.Va.; one son, Robert E. Lyle, Jr., of Junior, W.Va.; one sister, Elizabeth A. Slauch of Rising Sun, Md.; one grandson, Christopher Lyle of Randolph County, W.Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Brandie Lyle of Cecil County, Md. Additional survivors include one nephew, Donald Lyle, Jr., of Rising Son, Md.; one niece, Winifred Lyle Gochneaur of Elkton, Md.; the Slauch nieces, Hazel, Kathy, Joan, Carolyn, and Nancy; one great-nephew, Donald C. Lyle III; one great-niece, Jennifer Lyle; and her extended family, Dolores Crouse, Gina Lyle, and Noah Rivera. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Cathy Jane Lyle; one brother, Harry John Slauch, Jr.; one nephew, H. John Slauch III; and one granddaughter, Michele Lyle.

Interment of her cremains will be in the West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery in Colora, Md., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Belington Public Library, P.O. Box 878, Belington, WV 26250. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.


MARY ROSE SCALISE PUOCI

Mary Rose Scalise Puoci, 85, of Kennett Square, died on Dec. 10 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late Francis Puoci Sr., who died in 1998, and with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Philamena (Leo) Scalise. Mary graduated from Kennett High School in 1950. She worked in food services at Kendal Retirement Community for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church, where she volunteered for “Hot Lunches” and was a head usher for the 5 p.m. Saturday mass. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Patrick, the Kennett Fire Company, and the Kennett Senior Center, where she volunteered in many capacities. Mary received the Governor’s Silver and Gold award for her years of volunteerism.

Survivors include one son, Francis Puoci Jr. and his wife Anne Marie of Avondale; two daughters, Jo-Ann Puoci and her wife Robin Reichard of Kennett Square, and Gina Puoci of Kennett Square; and two granddaughters, Nicole Puoci and Lisa Puoci. Mary was predeceased by a granddaughter, Mary Margaret.

A funeral was held Dec. 16. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Kennett Fire Company No 1, 301 Dalmatian St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.


ALBERTO RIOS

Alberto Rios, 95, of West Grove, passed away on Dec. 13 at home.

He was the husband of the late Juanita Cantres Rios. Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Eusebio and Braulia Rosado Rios. Alberto was a veteran of the National Guard. He was employed with Oxford Royal Mushrooms, retiring in the late 1970s. He later owned and operated Rios Food Market in Wilmington, Del. He enjoyed gardening and was very creative with crafts.

He is survived by three sons, Freddie Rios (Evelyn) of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Nelson Rios of West Grove, and Robin Rios (Patricia) of New London; one daughter, Magaly Ortiz (the late Juan) of West Grove; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral was held Dec. 19. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief fund of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


DOROTHY M. DEVONSHIRE

Dorothy M. Devonshire, 92, of Kennett Square, passed away on Dec. 15 at the Chester County Hospital.

She was the wife of Elmer J. Devonshire, who passed away in 1990, and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late William Wickersham and the late Rose Gill Wickersham. Dorothy was a cafeteria worker at the Unionville High School before her retirement. She was a member of the Unionville Grange. She enjoyed traveling, camping, playing bingo, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane R. Devonshire of Honey Brook; one brother, Ralph Wickersham of Kennett Square; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Joyce M. Devonshire; one brother, Elisha Wickersham; and one sister, Virginia Hufford.

A visitation will be held Dec. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). Her funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.


JEAN M. BROWN

Jean M. Brown, 83, of Oxford, passed away on Dec. 15 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford.

Born in Hopewell, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Rose Edith Aberts Purcell. Jean was a longtime employee of Ware Presbyterian Village. She was a member of the Lord’s House of Prayer and Widows Club, Quarryville. She was also a member of the Auxiliary of Mason-Dixon Post \194 American Legion, Rising Sun, Md. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Kevin Brown (Patricia) of Peach Bottom; two daughters, Deborah Brown of Rising Sun, Md., and Kathy Brown (Scott) of New Providence; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 21 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 the Wakefield Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 86, Peach Bottom, PA 17563. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


DORIS EDNA CHAPMAN

Doris Edna Chapman, 89, of Cochranville, passed away on Dec. 16 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford.

She was the wife of the late Carl Chapman. Born in Port Deposit, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edna Harris Nickle. Doris was employed with Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove for 30 years. She attended Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Kemblesville. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

She is survived by one son, Joseph Chapman (Netta) of Cochranville; two daughters, Shirley Worrell (Stephen) of Cochranville, and Joyce Gardner (Gerald) of West Grove; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Harold Nickle, Joseph Nickle, Elmer Nickle and George Nickle; and three sisters, Viola Carter, Helen Thompson and Monica Naylor. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel Nickle, Howard Nickle and David Nickle; and a sister, Mary Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

  PATRICIA FERRY RICHARDSON

Patricia Ferry Richardson, 89, of West Grove, died on Dec. 6, surrounded by her family.

She was born in 1928 and was preceded in death by her husband, William Kealy Richardson; her grandson, Peter Francis Luebbert; her brother, Dennis Ferry; and her sister, Virginia Ferry.

Patricia graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College, and obtained her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Patricia will be remembered by many as a favorite teacher. She taught kindergarten at West Grove Friends Kindergarten, and also taught at Unionville High School and Delcastle Technical High School. She was a long-standing member of the West Grove community and Assumption BVM Parish. She served both these communities (and many others) throughout her life with a generous and loving heart.

She is survived by her brother John Ferry (Joyce); sisters Barbara Ruley (Dennis) and Eileen Byrne (Denis); her three children, Kristin Luebbert (James), Laura Conner (John) and William K. Richardson, Jr. (Diane); and seven grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Irma Ferry of Marietta, Ga. In addition to her loving family, Pat leaves behind many cherished friends.

A funeral was held Dec. 11. Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. If desired, a donation may be made to the Food Cupboard at Kennett Area Community Services, 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square PA 19348. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.


DONNA S. CONNOR

Donna S. Connor, 84, of Lincoln University, passed away on Dec. 4.

She was the wife of Jim Connor, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Donna was born in Ridley Park in 1933 to Alfred Schmidt and Jean Rauche Schmidt. She lived most of her young life in Arlington, Va., where she graduated from Washington Lee High School in 1950. After graduation, Donna worked at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and later at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. From there she ventured to Palm Beach, Fla., where she worked as a legal secretary at the Palm Beach Air Force Base. Many happy years were spent hanging out on the beach, where she eventually met and married her husband, Jim. The family moved to Valley Forge in the 1970s, where Donna's love of landscape design and gardening took form. She went to college in her 40s and earned a master gardener certificate for landscape design from Temple University. Donna had a passion for good food and became co-owner of a much-loved sandwich shop in West Palm Beach while in her mid-50s. She continued this passion at home where she enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for family and friends. An adventurous soul, Donna enjoying hang gliding and even skydiving, which she tried for the first time at age 80. Her true love, however, was her family, both two-legged and four-legged.

Donna is survived by her husband, Jim; a sister, Laura Shaner and brother-in-law Stan; two daughters, Lisa Hable and Shannon Przywara; son-in-law Ron; and her granddaughters Madeline, Anna, Sara and Sydney.

Memorial contributions in Donna's memory can be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Interment was held privately. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.


THOMAS H. DOYNE

Thomas H. Doyne, 90, of Cochranville, passed away on Dec. 7 at home.
He was the husband of the late Marcia Heeg Doyne. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late William F., Sr. and Beulah A. Strausser Doyne. He graduated from Pottsville High School in 1944. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. In 1953-1954, he was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan at the University of Osaka. He received his doctorate in biochemistry in 1957 from Penn State University. Thomas was a professor of biochemistry and was employed with Villanova University for 45 years, retiring in 2002. From 1970-1980, he was the chairman of Villanova University’s Chemistry Department. In 1981 and 1982, he was a visiting professor of chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Thomas was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Oxford, Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Crystallography Association, Franklin Institute and Fulbright Association.
He is survived by his daughter, Judith Gartland (Charles) of Cochranville; two sons, Thomas A. Doyne (Carol) of Burke, Va., and Keith E. Doyne (Catherine) of Harrisburg; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 15. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

ANTHONY J. MALCHIONE

Anthony “Tony” J. Malchione, 75, of West Grove, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8 at Seasons Hospice in Newark, Del.

He was the husband and best friend of Joyce (Aline) for 53 years. He was raised in Kennett Square, the son of the late Mario and Splendora Malchione. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Michael Malchione and his wife Karen of Landenberg; daughter Tina Torello and her husband Chris of Landenberg; grandchildren Marissa Malchione of Arlington, Va., and Matthew Torello, Nicholas Malchione and Courtney Torello of Landenberg,. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Malchione of Kennett Square; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tony attended Kennett High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years, stationed in Montana, Greenland and North Carolina. During his time in Great Falls, Mont., he met Joyce, the love of his life, “while cruising the drag.” They settled in Kennett Square and then moved to West Grove. Before starting his own carpentry company, Malchione Construction, in 1977, he worked for his father and uncle in the mushroom industry, then as a carpenter for Nick Basilio & Sons, and also drove the cantina truck for Earl’s Sub Shop. After his family, Tony loved his church, Assumption BVM in West Grove. Tony very much enjoyed music and playing his saxophone. He was a member of the 2uesday Nite Band and could often be found hyping up the crowd at the Hilltop Crab House on Saturday nights.

A funeral was held Dec. 18. Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390; or the Knights of Columbus, c/o Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.


BOB WHITE

Bob White, 89, of Coatesville, passed away on Dec. 7 at Freedom Village in Coatesville.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Moore White, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Roscoe White and the late Nellie Woodward White. Bob served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman from 1948 to 1952. He attended Ohio State University and was a dedicated Buckeye fan. He later received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and went on to become a vice president of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed reading, and loved to play both golf and bridge. He was a former member of the Kennett Square Country Club and also took part in the Kennett Koffee Klatch – a group made up of all ages dedicated to connecting with one another over a cup of coffee.

He is survived by two sons, William R. White of Exton, and David White (Suzanne) of Reston, Va.; one daughter, Stephanie W. Hoffman (Rene) of Downingtown; and four grandchildren, Kelly, Shannon, Maddy and Emma.

Services were held privately. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Services “KACS”, PO Box 1025, Kennett Square PA 19348. To view his online tribute, please visit www.griecocares.com.


ELVA A. SHULTIS

Elva A. Shultis, 79, of Kennett Square, formerly of Mont Clare, Pa., passed away on Dec. 8 at Crosslands Retirement Community.

Born in Bearsville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Newton Shultis and the late Dorothy Shultis.  

Elva earned her Bachelor’s degree from Drew University and Master's degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University. She was a research chemist and retired from Smith Kline French Beecham. Her name is on three publications for research done at Smith Kline French Beecham.

She is survived by her friend, Lorelei McConnell and Lorelei's husband Thomas; as well as many friends who appreciated Elva's grace, intelligence and thoughtful search for knowledge.

Her memorial service was held Dec. 19. To view her online tribute and to share a memory, visit www.griecocares.com.


PHILIP H. TAYLOR

Philip H. Taylor, 93, of Newark, Del., passed away on Dec. 10 at home.

He was the husband of the late Mary-Jane Heird Taylor, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Greenwood, Del., he was the son of the late Howard and Lena Wright Taylor. Philip “Phil” Taylor was a loving husband and father, a talented musician and teacher, and a man whose warmth and humor endeared him to everyone. He discovered the trombone in his hometown of Greenwood, and practiced long hours to play like his idol, Tommy Dorsey. After a year at West Chester State Teachers College, he enlisted in the army and served with the U.S. military band during World War II. He returned to West Chester after the war, and there met his wife and best friend, Mary-Jane. He earned his master's degree from Temple University. Phil began his career as an instrumental music teacher in Georgetown, Del., but soon moved his young family to Newark, Del., where he taught for 35 years. Music dominated his life, whether it was playing classical music as first trombonist with the Wilmington Symphony, or jazz in a local club, or arranging Beatles songs for his middle school band. His students loved him and his friends remember how kind and funny he was.

Phil inspired his daughters and grandchildren with an abiding love of music and an offbeat sense of humor. He will be remembered always in their hearts. He is survived by three daughters, Joanne Shurtleff and her husband Eric of Old Bridge, N.J., Lisa Sweder and her husband Karl of Newark, Del., and Julie Hiatt and her husband Brian of Concord, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Lauren and Christopher Shurtleff, Eric Sweder, and Andrew and Erin Hiatt. He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther Mortimer; and grandson, Matthew Sweder.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


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