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Obituaries for the week of October 5

10/05/2020 02:40PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Billy James Moore, Sr.

Billy James Moore, Sr., a resident of Conowingo, Md. for most of his life, passed away on Sept. 21 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was 66.

He was the husband of Florence Elizabeth Rogers Moore, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in Ansbach, Germany, he was the son of the late James Edward and Freda Betty Keuerleber Moore.

Billy was a member of New Life Faith Center in Rising Sun.

He enjoyed carpentry, working with his hands and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Billy was a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Billy James Moore, Jr. (Lori) of Gap, Pa.; three grandchildren, Katelyn Brooks (Phillip), Jasmyne Moore and Dawson Moore; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Marlyn Frazier (Larry), Freda Apgar (Dave), Linda Hensel (William) and Rose Marie Marrero (Severino).

Services are private.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.

Online condolences may be made at

Evelyn Twaddell D’Amico

Evelyn Twaddell D’Amico, a resident of Avondale, entered her eternal home on Sept. 16. 

Evelyn was born in West Chester, Pa. on May 30, 1937. 

She was the wife of the late Anthony J. D’Amico, with whom she shared the blessing of seven children.

Evelyn loved to pass the time enjoying the breeze on her front porch with family and friends. Some of her life’s passions included bird-watching, roses, the beach, the CB radio, and country music. 

As a homemaker, she was known for her talent in the kitchen. She was a family fashion icon, who always brought a little sparkle everywhere she went. A thoughtful woman, Evelyn enjoyed gifting to family and friends her favorite QVC finds. She is particularly famous for her caramel apples.

Evelyn was the daughter of the late John and Rita Donohoe Twaddell of Kennett Square. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. D’Amico; her son, Joseph J. D’Amico; her brother, Joseph P. Twaddell; and her grandson, Chris R. Miller.

She is survived by her son, John D’Amico (Sharon); her daughters, Deb D’Amico, Deanna D’Amico, Elaine Wright (Rick), Angela Miller (Bob), Theresa McMillan (Perry), and Louise D’Amico (Joseph); her 10 grandchildren, and her 10 great-grandchildren.

She will remain in her family’s hearts forever.

The services were held on Sept. 22 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother. The mass of Christian burial and interment were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

CATHERINE “Betty” Baker

Catherine “Betty” Baker, a lifelong resident of Kennett Square, passed away on Sept. 24 at her residence. She was 92.

She was the wife of Thomas S. Baker who passed away in 2007, and with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Lynch and the late Lillian Proud Lynch.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square and the Kennett Senior Center.

Betty enjoyed traveling, doing puzzles, playing  pinochle and Bingo, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas P. Baker (and his wife Amy) of Kennett Square and James E. Baker (and his wife Barbara) of Oxford, and five  grandchildren, James A. Baker, Matthew T. Baker, Jack D. Baker, Samantha A. Baker and Hailey C. Chandlee.

Betty was predeceased by four brothers, Harry Lynch, Jack Lynch, Bill Lynch and Francis Lynch.

Her Graveside service was held on Oct. 3 at the Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in her memory, may be made to the National MS Society. P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090.

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

Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

Jerome J. McDonald

Jerome J. McDonald, a resident of Oxford, passed away on Sept. 27 at home. He was 93.

He was the husband of June Annemarie Rosenberger McDonald, whom he had known for 80 years and to whom he had been married for almost 65 years. 

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Jerome Vincent and Mary Margaret O’Connell McDonald. 

Jerome graduated from Sellersville-Perkasie High School in May, 1945, and immediately volunteered for the U.S. Marines Corps.  A veteran, he was honorably discharged in 1946.  Jerome began his career after his military service as the owner of a butter and egg route on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia. 

In 1959, he moved to north central Pennsylvania, where he was a dairy farmer for 13 years. Jerome then moved to Mansfield, Pa., where he owned and operated a sub shop and tavern. In 1984, he moved to Conneaut Lake, Pa., where he was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture until retiring to Florida with his wife, June, in 1991.  Jerome and June moved to Oxford in 2014 to be close to their family. 

Jerome enjoyed vacations with his extended family, sailing, flying, farming, traveling, and eating ice cream. His greatest love was his family, which he considered his greatest accomplishment.  His philosophy was any job worth doing was worth doing well, which he imparted to his children, along with an emphasis on education.    

He is survived by his wife; seven children, Timothy (Gloria) of Olney, IL, Gregory (Madonna) of New Orleans, LA, Steven (Elizabeth) of Pipersville, Pa., Patricia Valentine (Perry) of Lincoln University, Pa., Matthew of St. Petersburg, FL, Eileen Nardo (Michael) of Farmingdale, N.J., and  Jerome (Susan) of Tallahassee, FL; 14 grandchildren, Nicholas (Amy), Lindsay Lampard (Greg), Benjamin (Lauren), Cameron (Chelsea), Connor, Colin Valentine, Megan Valentine, Patrick Valentine (Kelly), Mackenzie Valentine, Tyler, Preston, Brandon Nardo, Jack and Molly; and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandchild, Creighton McDonald; and two sisters, Margaret Monaghan and Eileen Maher.  

Services are private.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ware Village Care Fund, 7 E Locust St, Oxford, PA 19363. 

 Online condolences may be made at

Judith Priscilla Hamlin

Judith Priscilla Hamlin, age 77, passed away at the Green Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Malvern, on her birthday, Oct. 2.  

She was married to Jack C. Hamlin, Jr. for 35 years before his death in 2018.  

She was born in Atglen, daughter of the late Elmer J. and Ruth Stoltzfus Kauffman. 

She graduated from Octorara High School in 1961.  She was a homemaker and had also worked for Turkey Hill Markets.  

She had a love for cats and also enjoyed painting pictures for her family. 

In the past, she had attended the Jennersville Church of the Brethren.   

Surviving is a son, Wilbert Bennett, Jr. and 2 grandchildren; a sister, Doris A. Prange of Oxford; and a sister-in-law, Edith M. Lilley Kauffman of Atglen.  

She was preceded in death by two brothers,  Clarence B. and Elwood S. Kauffman.  

A graveside service will take place at the Glen Run Cemetery, Lantz Road in Atglen, on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. with a viewing time from 2:30 until the time of the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shivery Funeral Home in Christiana.

Teresa Turner Roosevelt

Teresa Turner Roosevelt, 57, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2 at her home in Pocopson, Pa.  She was born on Sept. 25, 1963 to Jack and Alice Turner of Georgetown, S.C.  

Teresa grew up in that town and attended Webber International College in Babson Park, FL. She majored in international travel.  She was also a graduate of the Lufthansa Airlines International Travel Agents Program in Germany.

Teresa held several positions in the travel agency business prior to working as a medical assistant for Dr. Drew McCausland before her retirement last year. 

Her favorite hobbies included nature interpretation and observation, travel, music, dancing, and jewelry-making.  She is remembered for her infectious smile, zest for life and penchant for southern manners.  

A member of the Huguenot Society, Teresa was a frequent recent traveler to France and participated in the celebration of the D-Day 75th anniversary in Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy.  She traveled extensively, visiting Germany, Italy, Greece, Croatia, the Grand Cayman, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Antiqua, Hungary and Austria.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Harry Roosevelt, her sons Ian Turner Banghart, Eli Thomas Banghart, and stepsons, Henry L. Roosevelt, IV and Benjamin C. Roosevelt.

Memorial services are being arranged.  

Contributions in celebration of Teresa’s life can be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 600 North Jackson Street, Media, PA 19063.

Debra A. Parker

Debra A. Parker, a lifelong resident of the Kennett Square area, passed away on Oct. 2 at home.  She was the wife of David M. Parker, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. 

She was born in Kennett Square on June 16, 1958 to the late Alfred P. Santucci and Evelyn W. Santucci.  

She graduated from Kennett High School and worked for many years at her father’s television shop (Al’s TV Sales & Service) in Hockessin, Del. When the shop closed, Debbie worked several jobs while raising her children and working as a para-educator at New Garden Elementary School gave her the most satisfaction. She worked at the school for 13 years and remained in contact with many of her students throughout her life.

Debbie enjoyed making quilts, singing karaoke at home, sitting by a campfire, riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle and being with friends and family. She loved dogs and was a volunteer puppy home for Canine Partners for Life for many years.

Debbie is survived by her husband, David; her mother, Evelyn Santucci; her brother, Lawrence Santucci (and wife Cheryl); her daughters, Amy Parker and Hillari Parker; her grandchildren, Evee, Axel and Bella; as well as her dog, Onie, who helped care for her during her illness.  She was predeceased by her father, Al Santucci.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.