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Obituaries for the week of May 9

05/10/2016 12:29PM ● By J. Chambless


Timothy F. Corum, Jr., 46, of Kennett Square, died April 23 at his home in Kennett Square.

Born in West Chester, he was a son of Timothy F. and Marsha (Davis) Corum, Sr. Tim was a landscaper, working for Mozzani's Landscaping. In recent years, he was also a custodian at the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square. Other jobs during his lifetime included working for many local family estates, including the Hannums, the Conways, and Wintersteins stables. He was also a driver for Allied Truck company for some time. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys. He always tried his best to guide them in a good direction. People knew Tim was a great man and a loving father. He was an active participant in the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square. He always gave his full effort in all he did. He was a good man and will be highly missed by everyone.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, his wife Stephanie Corum; three sons, Timothy Corum III, Cody Corum and Dylon Corum; one brother, Matthew Corum; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Contributions in Tim's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit


Norma J. Bowen Bosworth, 92, of Unionville, formerly of Marietta, Ohio, died April 29 at Linden Hall retirement home in Kennett Square.

She was the wife of the late Charles Richard Bosworth, who died in 2001, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Marietta, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and the late Katherine L. (Johnson) Bowen. Norma was a “career volunteer,” assisting at Encore resale shop in Kennett Square, Chester County Hospital ER and the Kennett Beautification Committee in downtown Kennett Square. She was a longtime member of the Unionville Garden Club, loved dogs and traveling with her husband.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Katherine Bowen; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and close friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Bowen, Gene Bowen, and Corwin Bowen.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit


Patrick W. Barnes, 69, of West Grove, passed away on May 2 at Jennersville Regional Hospital.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of Pauline Eaby Barnes of West Grove, and the late Wilson Barnes. Pat was a truck driver his entire life, and enjoyed being on the road. He drove truck for Phillips Mushroom and Modern Mushroom, retiring in 2012. After his retirement, he enjoyed taking care of his yard and helping the neighbors with whatever they needed done. Pat was a very caring person. He was a member of the Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, and the Italian American Club in Kennett Square.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Michael Barnes of Mountain City, Tenn., Kevin Barnes and his wife Kathy of Ennis, Mont.; and one sister, Bonnie D’Antonio and her husband Ernie of West Grove; three nephews and three nieces.

A funeral was held May 10. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Port Deposit, Md. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Pat’s memory may be made to Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390. Online condolences may be made by visiting


Steven A. Jones, 95, of Nottingham, died on May 3 at Ware Presbyterian Home after a brief illness.

Born in Nottingham, he was a son of the late Lewis F. and Myrtle Grason Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Nottingham, and had worked in farming, was a master carpenter, and a rural mail carrier for several years. He loved nature and the outdoors, especially Nottingham Park. He had a keen memory for local history, and has written of people and places surrounding his home.

He is survived by a brother, Fred S. Jones and his wife Doris of Rising Sun, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, James A., Everett L., Lester P., and Clifford D. Jones; and sisters, Alice Rentfrow and Violet Montgomery.

A graveside service was held May 9 at Nottingham Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


Donald Blaine Coldiron, 76, of Lincoln University, passed away on May 4 at home.

He was the husband of Patricia Matson Coldiron, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Grayson, N.C., he was the son of the late William P. and Edna M. Denney Coldiron. Donald was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 626 Newark, Del. He attended New London Baptist Church. He coached Avon Grove Little League for 15 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially his family.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, David Coldiron (Betsy) of York, Randy Coldiron (Stacey) of Ephrata, and Paul Coldiron (Erin) of West Chester; two daughters, Debra Cox (Sam) of Landenberg, and Kim Dunkelberger (Roy) of Pennsville, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Coldiron; and two brothers, William P. Coldiron, Jr., and Edward R. Coldiron.

Funeral services were held May 7. Interment was in Kemblesville Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the New London Baptist Church (226 Pennocks Bridge Rd., West Grove, PA 19390). Online condolences may be made at


Grace Marie Walton, 83, of Kennett Square, passed peacefully on April 27, surrounded by her family at Kendal at Longwood.

Grace was born on the family farm in Bart Township, Lancaster County, in 1932. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Amos Rineer, Sr., and the late Ella Nora Groff Rineer. She attended one-room schoolhouses in Lancaster County. She attended the Quarryville High School and when the family moved to Christiana, Del., in 1946, she completed her secondary education at 16 from Newark High School, class of 1948.

Married in 1951, Grace was the beloved wife of the late Howard J. Walton II, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Grace and Howard lived on the Walton farm and raised their three children. Their children became the fifth generation to occupy the homestead. When the children were young, Grace was a full-time housewife. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Church Women's Association at Kennett Presbyterian Church. She held many offices at her church and sang in the chancel choir. After the children were grown, Grace worked as a bookkeeper for a local manufacturing company and financial secretary for Kennett Presbyterian Church. For the past 37 years, Grace was a legal assistant and valued employee for Larmore Scarlett, LLP. Grace was a member of Kennett Presbyterian Church and more recently Westminster Presbyterian Church of West Chester. She was an active member of the Lions Club of Kennett Square, serving two terms as president and treasurer.

Grace enjoyed many family camping trips, cruises and trips with friends and family, playing bridge, genealogy, history of Chester and Lancaster counties, reading and her retreat in Stone Harbor, N.J.

She is survived by three children, Gary Michener Walton of New Castle, Del., Grace Ann Walton of West Chester, and Jennifer Walton Streich and her husband Jonathan of Lilburn, Ga.; two grandchildren, Matthew Karl Streich and his wife Meg of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Rebecca Walton Streich Stolorena and her husband Michael of Suwanee, Ga.; two brothers, Marvin Rineer and his wife Eva of Wilmington, Del., and Daniel A. Rineer, Jr. of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; and one sister, Geraldine Rively of Middletown, Del. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son, Walter L. Walton; and a brother, Melvin Rineer and his wife Gladys.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. May 13 at the Kendal at Longwood auditorium (1109 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square). A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kendal at Longwood Employee Appreciation Fund or the Kendal at Longwood Reserve Fund at P. O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Burial will be private in Longwood Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to


Dr. Charles Strahan, Jr., of Kennett Square, died on April 29. He was 95 years old.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Charles was the son of the late Charles Strahan, Sr., and the late Ethyl Fisher Strahan. He earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., in 1942, and then graduated from medical school from the University of Maryland in 1945. He finished his residency in psychiatry at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Perry Point, Md., and completed his graduate work in psychoanalysis at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Strahan opened his office in 1952 and had a solo practice until 1997. He was a member of the Medical Center of Delaware Psychiatric Department and served as Interim Chairman for two years. From 1970 until 1980, he was a psychiatric consultant for the Southbridge Medical Activities Center. He was one of the founding members of the Delaware Psychiatric Society. Dr. Strahan was the former president of the Delaware Psychiatric Society and a life fellow of the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, the American Psychiatric Society, the International Psychoanalytic Society and the Medical Society of Delaware. He also taught at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

He had numerous interests throughout his life. He was a sailor, painter, woodworker, welder, pilot, voracious reader and a grower of orchids. He taught painting at the Academy of Life Long Learning at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Strahan is survived by his three daughters, Donna K. Strahan of Washington D.C., Christine S. Barker of Wilmington, Del., and Holly L. Strahan of North Pomfret, Vt. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His former wife, Jean, the mother of his three girls, preceded him in death in 1981. He subsequently married Johanne Dickinson in 1983. She has three children, John Guy Dickinson, Jr., of Oregon, Gregory R. Dickinson of California, and Susan Dickinson Beck of Delaware; and three granddaughters.

Services will be private. Memorial donations would be appreciated to The Music School of Delaware, 4101 N. Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802. Condolences can be sent to


Charles Wright Bevard, Jr., passed from this life on May 2.

He was born in 1942 in Baltimore, Md., to Charles W. Bevard and Katherine Anna (Shafer) Bevard. Charles grew up in Oxford, and graduated from McDonogh School in McDonogh, Md., in 1960. He graduated from Harvard University in 1964 with a cum laude degree with honors in economics. He was an editor for the Harvard Crimson Newspaper. He joined the U.S. Army in June 1964 and was assigned to the Transportation Corps. While in the Army, he was selected to attend the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained a master’s degree in business administration magna cum laude. He had two tours of duty to Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster on both tours. For the final tour of his 20-year career, Major Bevard was a Staff Officer at TRADOC (Training & Doctrine Command) in Fort Monroe, Va. After his military retirement in 1984, Charles began his career as a banker. He became a senior vice president at Farmers Bank of Cook in Cook, Neb. In 1995, he was the co-author of the banking method known as the “Phantom Savings & Loan” which allowed over 30 banks in Nebraska to open branch offices in neighboring communities which led to statewide branch banking. He retired from banking in August of 2007.

Charles is survived by his brother, Bishop Herbert A. Bevard, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He also leaves to mourn his cousins Howard B. Bevard of Baltimore, Md., Carolyn and George Fisher of Long Island, N.Y., Marion and Ginger Bevard of Bozman, Md., John and Linda Bevard of Edgewater, Md., Sally B. Bevard of LaPlata, Md., Timothy Lyn and Alan Bevard of Easton, Md., Garth Kirkwood of Sarasota, Fla., Cort Kirkwood of Penn Laird, Va., Bonnie Hastings of Forest Hills, Md., and Anne Robinson of Frederick, Md. Cherishing precious memories are his Nebraska friends Joyce Douglas, Justin, April, Alexandra and Jacquelyn Douglas, W. Ronald and Jan Douglas, Trish Jarnagin, and Paul Douglas. He will also be missed by many friends in banking and at Gramercy Hill Retirement Community. He was predeceased by his parents and his good friend, Judson B. Douglas III. Charles enjoyed all types of reading, Civil War history and trivia.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church (203 Church Rd., Oxford) at 10 a.m. on May 23, preceded by the Holy Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be provided to the Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands,

P. O. Box 301825, St. Thomas, VI 00803; or the Newman Center of the University of Nebraska, 320 North 16 Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Online condolences may be made at


Jeffrey D. Cullen, 64, of Lincoln University, passed away on May 5 at his home.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late David H. and Alice Ray Cullen. He attended the Oxford Area Schools and graduated from Sanford Prep School in Hockessin, Del., in 1969. Jeffrey was a member of the Class of 1973 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and graduated in 1975 with a degree in English literature. He was a member of Delta Sigma Fraternity. He was an independent bread vendor for Pepperidge Farm for over 25 years. He also managed an apple orchard, worked on an Alaskan oil tanker and as a lobster fisherman. He was a Boy Scout Leader for Troops No. 13 and No. 155 in Oxford. He was an avid historian and reader, and loved Maine, farming, and the sea.

Jeffrey is survived by two brothers, Gary C. of Northport, N.Y., and Dr. Kenneth K. Cullen of Rising Sun, Md.; one sister-in-law, Jo Greene; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. May 12 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


Margaret Dickson Hawrylack, 80, of New London, died on May 5 at her home.

She was the wife of Michael W. Hawrylack, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Plum Bridge, Northern Ireland, she was a daughter of the late William and the late Elizabeth (Barry) Dickson. Margaret was a store manager for House of Bargains in Philadelphia for many years. She enjoyed reading, traveling and anything about homeland of Ireland. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be missed by all.

Survivors include, in addition to her husband, two sons, John and his wife Helen of Landenberg, and Michael and his wife Nuria of Feasterville, Pa.; one daughter, Margaret Ann Hatch and her husband Steve of Philadelphia; three sisters, Maureen and Florie, both of Ireland; and Adeline of England; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. May 11 at Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove). Her funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in New London Presbyterian Cemetery. To view her online tribute, visit


Dorothy M. Trosino, 93, of Chadds Ford, died on May 5 at her home.

She was the wife of the late Ernest Trosino, who died in 1977, and with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Born in Alden, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Charles D. and the late Nancy C. Samuals Cane. She was a graduate of Delaware County Community College. She was a member of the Kennett Square VFW, loved to travel and worked for God.

Survivors include her stepson, Neil Trosino of Portland, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on May 15 at the Delaware Valley Christian Church (535 North Old Middletown Rd., Media, PA 19063). Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Contributions in her memory may be made to the church at the aforementioned address. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, visit


Joyce K. Cosenzo, 68, of Oxford, passed away on May 10 at home.

She was the wife of Daniel E. Cosenzo, Jr., and was preceded in death by her first husband, James Greene. Born in New Hall, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Vestell and Verna Agnes Lyons Woods. Joyce was a member of Safe Harbor Baptist Church in Cochranville.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Steve Lawson of Cochranville and Anthony Lawson of Oxford; one daughter, Jennifer Lawson of Nottingham; seven grandchildren; two stepsons, Daniel E. Cosenzo III and Christopher A. Cosenzo, both of Oxford; five step-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Woods of Aberdeen, Md., and Rodney Woods of Bluefield, W.Va.; and two sisters, Sharon Anderson of York, and Norma Taylor of Street, Md. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Buddy Woods and Jack Lyons.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 6 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, payable to CHOP Foundation, PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Online condolences may be made at