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Obituaries for the week of Oct. 15

10/16/2018 12:51PM ● By J. Chambless


Fritz Hyppolite, 78, of West Chester, passed away peacefully on Oct. 6 at Paoli Hospital.

Born in 1940 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he was the son of the late Herman and Beatricia Hyppolite. Fritz was the beloved father of Ivan Hyppolite and Monamour Hyppolite; and is also survived by his three sisters, Frances, Miriam and Jocelyn; and one brother, Anthony; along with his grandchildren.

Fritz came to the U.S. in the 1970s and became a proud citizen in 2015. As a resident of West Chester, Fritz became well known by his neighbors and was loved by all who knew him.

A viewing was held Oct. 16. Interment will be private. Visit


Jerome Bernard Davis, Jr., 70, of Oxford, formerly of Long Island, N.Y., passed away on Oct. 11 at Laurelwood Retirement Nursing Home in Elkton, Md.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jerome Bernard, Sr., and Margaret Priscilla Glenn Davis. Jerome was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Oxford. He was a musician and played the guitar.

He is survived by one son, Jeremy Sean Davis of Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; one stepson, Joseph Shimer of Massachusetts; one stepdaughter, Wendy Shimer of Massachusetts; and one sister, Priscilla Galeski of West Hampton Beach, N.Y.

Services were private. Online condolences may be made at


Rose M. Forester, 81, of Oxford, passed away on Oct. 11 at Jennersville Hospital Tower Health in West Grove.

Born in Kirkwood, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Elizabeth Leaman Probst. She retired as a bartender with Giddy Ups Bar and Grille in Oxford. Rose was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2666, Oxford.

She is survived by one daughter, Mona Miller of Pocopson; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edgar Probst of Huntington, Pa. She was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Forester and George Forester; one daughter, Carol Ann Forester; two brothers, Donald Probst and David Probst; and two sisters, Arlene Probst and Shirley Temple.

A funeral was held on Oct. 15. Interment was in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


Anne Hall Savidge, 92, of Jennersville, passed away silently in the early morning hours of Oct. 15 and entered into the Kingdom.

Her husband, Clair, predeceased her in 1995. She was the daughter of Fred and Mildred Hall of Paoli. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Albertson of Avondale; her son, David Savidge and granddaughter Jennifer Savidge of Wisconsin; and one sister, Catherine Sharpless of West Chester; and by many nieces and nephews.

Anne was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She raised her children, grew a garden and took pride in her canning cellar. In later years she worked for the Avon Fuel and Supply Company. For their 25th wedding anniversary in 1975, she and Clair went to Hawaii, and after that travelling was her passion. She was a former member of the Chatham Community Club, the Parkesburg Seniors and the Cochranville Golden Agers. Anne was a member of the Chatham United Methodist Church, and her services will be held there on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. All are welcome. Interment will be at Union Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chatham United Methodist Church, 3215 Gap Newport Pike, West Grove, PA 19390. Visit