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Obituaries for the week of April 29

04/30/2019 10:40AM ● By J. Chambless


James “Boe” David Atwood, 59, of Cochranville, passed away on April 21.

Boe was born in West Grove in 1960 to Delbert C. Atwood and the late Blanche Ellen (Mahaffy) Atwood. Boe worked for Napa Auto Parts in their automotive warehouse, retiring in 2010.  He had a love for nature and being outdoors. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, camping and hiking in parks and mountains, especially the Southern and Pennsylvania mountains.  He also enjoyed watching movies of all types. 

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joanne Atwood; father, Delbert C. Atwood; brothers, Earl Atwood and his wife Donna, Woody Atwood and his fiancé Laura, and Gary Atwood and his wife Eugenia; siste, Ruth King, Pat Hansen and her husband Carl, Sandy Miller, and Chrissy Carr and her husband Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Ellen Atwood.

Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence, visit



Dante DiUbaldo, 79, of Avondale, passed away on April 22 at the Christiana Hospital.

He was the husband of Lucy Lattanzio DiUbaldo. Born in Paterno, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph  DiUbaldo and the late Adeline Fabucci DiUbaldo. Dante was a retired  mushroom grower. He was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Donna Swift of Landenberg, Lisa Scheibe and her husband Ed of Newark, Del, and Diane Szewczyk and her husband John of West Grove; one brother, Domenic DiUbaldo of Avondale; two sisters, Gina Constantini of Hockessin, and Ada Slavin of Wilmington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A funeral was held April 19. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit



Faith Boyd Bromm, affectionally known as “Puddy” to family and friends, went to be with The Lord on April 20. 

Faith was born in Beaver, Pa., in 1935. She graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.  After graduating, she taught high school biology and English, always appreciating each student’s individual strengths and capability to learn. Her unequivocal faith was admired by most and has given her loved ones solace that she is with her Lord and Savior. Faith adored her family and friends. She loved vanilla and butter pecan ice cream, crossword puzzles, puzzles, Sudoku, daisies, traveling, reading, playing games and cards with her grandchildren and “comfy” socks. Faith will be remembered for her incredible kindness, sense of humor and inner and outer beauty. She touched many on this earth. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Montgomery J. Boyd, and her mother, Cecille Tobin Boyd. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter Mason Bromm; her son Stephen Boyd Bromm and his wife Kimberly Carter Bromm; her daughter Shelley Bromm Roberts and her husband Edward Parrish Roberts; seven grandchildren; her sisters, Ellen Boyd Urie and Betty Boyd Dolby; and lifelong friends, Sally Ross Frye and Rosalie Woodfield Kockenbach.

Internment and a celebration of Faith’s life will be held in Vermont this summer.  In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY  10001.


Susan E. Curran, 55, of Kirkwood, passed away peacefully in her home on April 29 after a courageous seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was the beloved wife of Patrick Curran for over 38 years. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of Darrell and Patricia Roark Mckinney of Nottingham. Susan graduated from Oxford Area High School. She lived a fulfilling life as a loving wife and mother to her children and grandchildren.  She was a friend to many and was always there to brighten the day. She also loved gardening and her many pets. She had a strong faith in God and practiced Christian principles in her life. 

She is survived by her husband; parents; three children, Nicholas O. Curran (Jaclyn) of Harrisburg,  Megan E. Mitchem (Christopher) of  Nottingham,  and Ryan P. Curran (Sydney Powers) of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Sandra Tilghman (John) of Dover, Del., and Christina Davis (Parke) of Willow Street; and one brother, John Edward Mckinney (Alexis) of Little Britain, Pa. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Miranda Yvette Curran; and son-in-law, Jay Ross Hendry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon May 3 at Sacred Heart Church (203 Church Rd., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Friends and family may also visit Thursday at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church. Visit

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