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Obituaries for the week of Nov. 11

11/12/2019 08:25AM ● By J. Chambless


William Lloyd Wilson, Sr., 89, of Avondale, passed away on Oct. 31 at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove.

He was the husband of Janice Marie Greer Wilson, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Alfred and Lola Belle Eggers Wilson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Korean War. He was Baptist by faith. He was a self-employed truck driver, delivering hay and straw to the local horse farms, and was also retired from Hudson Farms in West Grove. He enjoyed taking care of his yard, working on cars and trucks, and spending time with his family and pets.

He is survived by his wife; one son, William Lloyd Miles of Arizona; one daughter, Judith Casanta (Leonard) of West Grove; four stepchildren, Jerry Ricky Price (Sue) of New London, Linda Pastorius (Bob) of West Grove, Edward Price (Sally Mull) of Rising Sun, Md., and Christine Rickabaugh (Paul) of Cochranville; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Boyd Wilson of Mountain City, Tenn., Stacey Wilson of Nottingham, Nell Greer of Toughkenamon, Curtis Wilson of Quarryville and Gordon Wilson of London Grove. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Wilson Brown; one grandson, Eric Price; one great-granddaughter, Aria Sydenstricker; and one brother, Tom Wilson.

A funeral was held Nov. 5. Interment was in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Elsmere Veterans Administration Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. Online condolences may be made at


John Marsh, 73, of Honey Brook, died on Nov. 3.

He was the husband of Joan Marsh of Honey Brook, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was born 1946 in Bryn Maur. He was the son of the late George and Lillian (Walton) Marsh.  He was predeceased by one brother, Harvey Marsh.  He enjoyed reading and watching old movies.

John is survived by two daughters, Susan and Dawn Marsh; two sons, Sean and John Marsh, all of Mountain City, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Loretta Hall of Lincoln University. Services were private.


Annell Jane Brice, 88, of Oxford, passed away on Oct. 29 at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove.

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Charles Baker and Nellie Cochran. Annell graduated from George School class of 1943. She enjoyed arts and crafts and playing bingo. She also liked gardening, mowing the lawn, and taking walks. She loved decorating for Christmas and liked to make her own decorations. She was proud to be a simple homemaker and she was proud of her son.

She is survived by her one son, Carlton Brice and her daughter-in-law, Seung-Lim Park of Los Angeles, Calif. Services were private. Online condolences may be made at


Ralph ‘Lennie’ DiFilippo, 90, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 Ware Presbyterian Village.

He was born in 1929. Lennie is survived by his beloved sister, Aida Stainback; as well as multiple generations of nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene J. DiFilippo, Sr.; his mother, Mary DeCecco DiFilippo; and two brothers, Eugene Jr. and William.

He was a longtime resident of Toughkenamon. He graduated from Kennett High School, and joined the Army. After his discharge, he spent all of his life as co-owner of a family business, DiFilippo’s General Store, which served Toughkenamon and the surrounding community for more than 75 years.

After his retirement, he loved working in his yard. During the winter months, a hobby he reveled in was piecing together multiple puzzles. Lennie was an avid baseball fan and found delight in  collecting memorabilia of his favorite team, The New York Yankees. In his younger years, his hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing baseball for the Tuffies Baseball Club. He recently communicated how he was the last standing survivor.

Lennie was active in his community as a giving person and provided scholarship funds to both Kennett and Avon Grove high schools.  He participated in many Kennett Square Memorial Day and Halloween parades by driving his Model A Ford.

Services and internment are private. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103; or to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit


Arthur Wilson Kimble, 71, of Newark, Del., passed away on Nov. 7 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late John W. and Dorothy C. Cameron Kimble. Arthur was employed with DuPont as a lab technician before he retired. He enjoyed softball and music.

He is survived by one son, Keith Kimble (Dasi) of Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Christina Kimble-Blake (Jason) of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and two brothers, John C. Kimble (Sheila) of Orlando, Fla., and Walter Kimble (Joyce) of Oxford.

A funeral was held Nov. 9. Interment was private. Online condolences may be made at


Joy Marie Losey, of Faggs Manor, passed away on Nov. 5.

She was the loving and faithful wife of William James Losey for 64 years. Joy was born in  1933 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Hazel and Milton Luderus. She was preceded in death by her parents, elder sister, Betty, and her beloved daughter, Carla Haug.

Joy married William in 1955 and was the mother to four children, Gregg Losey, Carla Haug, Scott Losey, and Troy Losey. She was the grandmother to six children and the great-grandmother to another four children. Joy was a devoted housewife to her family. Her service and burial will be held privately. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit


Mark W. Charlton, 59, of Oxford, passed away on Nov. 7 at his home.

He was the husband of Barbara Teel Charlton, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of Glenda Griffith Kopf of Oxford and the late Wayne Charlton. Mark graduated from Oxford Area High School class of 1978. He was employed with Paul Risk Construction, Quarryville, for 34 years as a carpenter. Mark was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 2666, Oxford. He enjoyed fishing, sports, relaxing in his pool, and was a fan of the Eagles and Orioles.

He is survived by his wife; mother; three children, Kristy M. Hagy (Gary), Scott W. Charlton, Gary O. Charlton, all of Oxford; two grandchildren; one brother, Rob Charlton of Nottingham; and one sister, Donna Burchett of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Charlton.

A funeral was held Nov. 12. Interment was in Little Elk Friends Cemetery, Oxford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at Online condolences may be made at


Roslyn B. Mayo, 81, passed away at home, in the company of family, on Nov. 7.

Roslyn was the widow of Richard O. Mayo, Sr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, Roslyn was the daughter of the late Medford Hilton, Sr., and Sarah Fairfax Hilton. Roslyn graduated from Kennett High School and held positions with various employers until becoming a homemaker and raising her four children. "Rosie," as her friends and family called her, liked listening to music, and among her favorites were Gospel, R&B, and soul. Rosie had many interests, such as sports and traveling. She was also fond of animals, especially cats. People close to her will tell you that she always enjoyed a spirited debate and had a unique sense of humor.

Roslyn is survived by three sons, Brian Mayo of Exton, Gregory Mayo of West Chester, and Marc Mayo of Jersey City, N.J.; five surviving grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Warren Hilton of Columbus, Ga., and William Hilton of Chester, Pa.; sisters, Gertrude Grimes of Philadelphia, and Bernice H. Barnes of West Chester.  Roslyn was predeceased by her son, Richard O Mayo, Jr.; brothers, Medford Hilton Jr., Elwood Hilton, Richard Hilton, and Clayton Hilton; and sister, Marion Hilton.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside memorial service on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at Union Hill Cemetery (424 N. Union St., Kennett Square). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 ( To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit


Agnes H. Wilson, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Oberkirch, Germany, Agnes was the daughter of the late August and Emilie (Meier) Schulle. At the age of 17, she immigrated to the United States as a World War II bride on a U.S. Army ship after marrying a serviceman in Germany.

 For many years, Agnes raised her four children in Kennett Square, before moving to West Grove and then finally settling in Delaware. Before retiring in 1990 after 30 years, Agnes was the clinic coordinator for Pocopson Homes, where she started as a nurse’s aide and worked her way up through the ranks with many responsibilities including activities director and bus driver.

Faith and family were the center of Agnes’ life.  She was a parishioner at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in West Grove for 22 years.  Once she moved to Delaware in 2001, Agnes attended St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hockessin.

From her annual beach vacations with her daughter, Jenny, to her many trips with her daughter, Brenda, from Germany and Canada to Niagara Falls and the New York Finger Lakes, Agnes treasured traveling with her children and grandchildren.

Agnes is predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Carl Wilson; her sons, James William Dilley, Jr., and Kenneth Ira Shields; as well as her brother and her four sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda K. (Dilley) Cox, and Jenny A. (Dilley) Thomas and her husband Wayne; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Shields; her two grandsons; many nieces and nephews; as well as her forever friend of 41 years, Janice Wolfe.

Family and friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Doherty Funeral Home (3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del.), where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Longwood Cemetery in Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.


David Borrelli, 91, of Newark, Del., formerly of Avondale, passed away on Nov. 10 at his residence.

He was the husband of Yolanda Zaraco Borrelli, who passed away in 2010, and with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Langhorne, he was the son of the late Cesidio Borrelli and the late Josephine Borrelli. He was a technician for the Delmarva Power & Light Company for 41 years, retiring in 1989. He also owned Borrelli’s Restaurant & Bar in Wilmington, Del., along with his brothers, Paul and Thomas, and then the Barnwood Restaurant in Kennett Square. Dave was a member of Assumption BVM in West Grove, the Optimist Club, and was a past member and past chairman of the Avondale Borough Council in Avondale. He served his country for seven years in the National Guard. He enjoyed horse racing at Delaware Park, fishing, playing cards, going to the casinos, traveling, dancing at the Hunter’s Den, and being with his family and friends.

Dave is survived by one son, Michael Borrelli and his wife Joni of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four daughters, Carol Anne Crossan and her husband Michael of Flower Mound, Texas,  Angela Marie Losito and her husband John of Avondale, Teresa Masha and her husband Richard of Landenberg, and Dolores Borrelli of Newark, Del.;  one brother, Joseph Borrelli of Cedars, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, John Borrelli, Paul Borrelli and Thomas Borrelli.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 15 at Assumption BVM Church (300 State Rd., West Grove). A prayer service will follow at noon. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Grove. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avon Grove Lions Club, 600 Baker Station Road, West Grove, PA 19390; or 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

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