Obituaries for the week of June 4
● By J. Chambless
KENNETH RICHARD FOULTZ
Kenneth Richard “Bud” Foultz, 87, of Malvern, passed away on May 27 at the Coatesville Veterans Administration Hospice Center.
He was the husband of the late Helen Anne Renzi Foultz, who he married in June of 1952. Helen passed away in 1998. Bud was born in 1930 in Marticville, Pa., son of the late Charles Wolbert and Laura Ann Dissinger Foultz. He was raised in the Oxford area. He registered for the draft in1948 and was almost immediately drafted into the Army Reserves for six years near the end of World War II, served in Germany during the Berlin Airlift (April 1948-May 1949) and was recalled to active duty on Sept. 25, 1950 and served until Oct. 17, 1951 in Korea with A1 Korn 1st IT INF. He was a member of the Mason-Dixon Post 194 American Legion, Rising Sun, Md. Bud was an auto mechanic, and in later years repaired small engines.
He is survived by a sister, Carolyn W., wife of Ralph Newbert of Rockland, Maine; a special niece, Bonnie, wife of Clayton Hutchins of Willow Street, Pa.; and many special nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Howard, Elwood, Ellen “Sis” Jones, Charles Jr., and Sherman “Sonny” Foultz.
A graveside service was held May 30 at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington D.C. 20090-8018. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
JOSEPH A. DISTEFANO, JR.
Joseph A. DiStefano, Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, passed away peacefully on May 22.
Joe was the beloved husband of Emily Mote DiStefano, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was a graduate of Kennett High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Born in West Chester in 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph, Sr., and Mary DiStefano. In concert with his father and brother, he built DiStefano’s mushroom growing business in Avondale, retiring in 1991 after over 50 years. Joe was an avid golfer, longtime member of the Penn Oaks Golf Club, and enjoyed his annual trip to Hilton Head, S.C., with his wife Emily and friends from around the Northeast.
In addition to his wife Emily, he is survived by his sisters-in-law Alma L. DiStefano and Margaret M. Hood; nieces Toni Marie, Nancy, Kathie DiStefano, Debbie Hood; and nephews Mike and Bill Singleton and their families; as well as numerous cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Singleton and Shirley DiStefano; and brother, Emidio DiStefano.
His service and burial will be held privately. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
BETTY JANE NEUSTADTER
Betty Jane Neustadter, 89, of Nottingham, passed away on May 26 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center in Narvon, Pa.
She was the wife of the late Gerhard Neustadter of Nottingham, who passed away in 1996. Betty was born in West Grove in 1928, the daughter of the late Chester and Marie Miller. She was retired from Lincoln University, where she was employed in the financial aid department for over 15 years, enabling both her sons to receive their bachelor degrees. She was a lifetime member of the Nottingham Presbyterian Church. She was an avid artist, with her watercolors and oil paintings adorning her home as well as those of family and friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and passed on her love of art to all of them. She loved hosting friends and family, and in retirement often traveled the west as well as to Florida and the shore.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin G. Neustadter (Carol) of Broomfield, Colo., and Shawn K. Neustadter (Denise) of Rowlett, Texas; five grandchildren; and one brother, Art Miller of Downingtown. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean Deaver.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 9 at the Nottingham Presbyterian Church (497 W. Christine Rd., Nottingham), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
RICHARD A. LINDSEY
Richard Alan Lindsey, 59, of West Grove, passed away on May 31 at home.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Robert and Lois Shirk Lindsey. Richard was a graduate of Oxford Area High School Class of 1976. He enjoyed fishing and playing frisbee golf.
He is survived by two brothers, Robert Steven Lindsey of Mexico and Kevin W. Lindsey of West Grove; and two nephews, Randy Lindsey and Michael Lindsey.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. June 7 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where family and friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
John “Jack” Moore, 82, of Coatesville, passed away on May 31 at the Life Care Hospital in West Chester.
He was the husband of Mary Riale Moore, with whom he shared 21 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County, N.C., he was the son of the late Woodroe Moore and the late Lennis Price Moore. Jack was an auto mechanic, working for Penske Truck Leasing in King of Prussia, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed any automotive work, antique cars, motorcycles, collecting old watches and pocket knives, and being with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jamie Blain of Coatesville; three daughters, Sherry Price and her husband Randy of High Point, N.C., Dawn Tribuno and her husband Albert of Downingtown, and Lena Johnston; six brothers, William Moore of Coatesville, Pete Johnston of Russellville, Jim Johnston of Maryland, Joe Rivera of Oxford, Manuel Rivera of Avondale, and Norman Johnston; two sisters, Sis Johnston of Maryland and Sandy Rivera of Avondale; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Bruce Johnston and David Johnston.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. His burial will be private. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
ELIZABETH R. PARSONS
Elizabeth “Loukie” R. Parsons, 84, of Avondale, passed away on May 29 at Jennersville Hospital in West Grove.
She was the wife of Floyd M. Parsons, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Agnes Connell Rosazza. Loukie was employed with the Avon-Grove School District as a health and phys-ed teacher for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a referee for hockey and basketball games. She was also the director of the Red Cross swim program at the Bicknell’s pool in Oxford for over 30 years. She was a member of Assumption BVM Church. Loukie and Floyd were members of the Chantilly Country Club for 27 years. Loukie was an avid golfer. She enjoyed traveling, especially Florida. She was the life of the party and was a great joke teller.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Tamzen M. Parsons of Avondale, Ronda P. Reed (Scott) of Landenberg, and Erica DeHaven (John) of Quarryville; and three grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 16 at Assumption BVM Church (300 State Rd., West Grove). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
RITA JEAN CEBERBERG
Rita Jean Cederberg, 84, a resident of Elkins, W.Va., passed away on March 10, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 9 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mrs. Cederberg. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
FRANCES M. WHITESIDE
Miss Frances Mary Whiteside, 95, of Oxford, died on May 30 at Ware Presbyterian Village Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was born in Lower Oxford, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Rogers Whiteside. She lived in the Oxford area her entire life. She was a 1941 graduate of Oxford Area High School, and attended Goldey Beacom College. She was employed with Acme Market in Oxford as the head checker for many years, retiring in 1979 after 39 years of service. She was a member of Nottingham Green Stone Presbyterian Church in Nottingham. She had formerly been a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church in Oxford, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and sang in the church choir.
She enjoyed homemaking, reading, gardening and traveling.
She is survived by one sister, Edith Whiteside Hansen of Nottingham; one niece; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Ann Whiteside, Ella Mae Whiteside, and Laura Emily Whiteside.
A funeral will be held June 6 at 2 p.m. at the Nottingham Presbyterian Church (497 W. Christine Rd., Nottingham), where friends and family may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
James “Mike” Armstrong, 67, of Cochranville, passed away on May 31 at the Christiana Hospital.
He was the husband of Lorraine Barlow Armstrong, with whom he shared nine years of marriage. Born in Upland, Pa., he was the son of James C. Armstrong of Harrisburg, and the late Joy Fritz Armstrong. Mike was a janitor at Hanes Foods in West Chester. He was a member of the William W. Fahey American Legion Post 491 in Kennett Square, where he served as a member of the Honor Guard. He was a great bluegrass music fan, and he enjoyed camping, fishing, and being with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by three stepdaughters, Tina Nunn of Cochranville, Barbara Price and Darlene Hughes; one sister, Linda Joy Armstrong of Camp Hill, Pa.; five brothers, Daniel Armstrong of Lincoln University, David A. Armstrong of Lenape, John D. Armstrong of Williamsburg, Va., Stephen P. Armstrong of Warren, Pa., and Andrew G. Armstrong of Linwood, Pa.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. June 8, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). His funeral will follow on Friday morning at 11 a.m. His burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery (4010 Concord Rd., Aston). In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the William W. Fahey Post No. 491, 208 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348; or to the Disabled American Veterans, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.
MARY LORA PIERCE
Mary Lora Pierce, 91, of Cross Fork, Pa., died June 3 at her residence.
Born in 1926 in Oxford, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Townsend J. and Elsie J. Hunter Barnett. She married Lynn Pierce, who preceded her in death in 1996. Mary had worked as a house painter and also mowing lawns, but largely had enjoyed being a homemaker. She attended the Sunset Memorial Church and was active in fundraising for the Kettle Creek Ambulance Association and Kettle Creek Fire Company. Mary was also well known for sending cards to her many friends for their birthdays and anniversaries, as well as get-well cards.
She is survived by a sister, Florence B. Hannum of Spring City, Pa.; two nieces, Kathleen and Beverly; and one nephew, Peter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Guy J. Barnett, in 2008.
A memorial service is being planned in Oxford at a future date and will be announced later. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kettle Creek Ambulance Association through the funeral home (Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751). Online condolences can be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.
NANCY EDNA SPRINGER DUPONT
Nancy Edna Springer duPont, of Conowingo, Md., passed away peacefully at home on June 1 at the age of 94.
She was born in Rockland, near Wilmington, Del., in 1924 to Willard Springer, Jr., and Edna Martenis Springer. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Jacques T. duPont, also a native of the Wilmington area; and two sisters, Elizabeth Springer Mahood and Marietta Springer Patterson. She is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the
Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Link to donation form:
www.oldswedes.org/forms/form_memorialgift.pdf. The memorial
service will be private and at the convenience of the family. To view
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