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Obituaries for the week of November 30

11/29/2020 09:33PM ● By Steven Hoffman
CARLOS B. PRIGG
Carlos B. Prigg, a resident of Wernersville, Pa., formerly of Avondale, passed away on Nov. 19 at the Reading Hospital. He was 68.
Born in West Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Vermont Prigg, Jr. and the late Ethel Lewis Prigg.
He was a professional boxer. Prior to that, he had worked with youth groups and also worked for NVF Co., in Yorklyn Del.
He loved playing cards, chess and nice cars. He also  was a lover of old R&B music.
Carlos is survived by one son, Christopher Prigg of Ocean City, Md.; five brothers, Eric Prigg (Roslyn) of Dayton, OH, Jerry Prigg of Avondale, Deryle Prigg  of Avondale, Dale Prigg (Wanda) of Newark, Del. and Thane Prigg of Avondale; and two sisters, Maurisa Minor (Earl) of West Grove and Lisa Minor (Gary) of  Newark, Del.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edward V. Prigg, III, and one sister, Queamella Jackson.
His service and burial will be held privately.
To view his online tribute n to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove.
 
June Esther Macauley
June Esther Macauley, 90, of West Grove, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 19.Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Smyth Jackel. She graduated from Darby High School in 1948 and became a bookkeeper and homemaker.June was an outdoor and nature enthusiast. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and spent a good deal of time hiking and camping throughout most of our country’s national parks. After her retirement, she dedicated herself to volunteering, first at The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum during her time living in Tucson, AZ and, once she moved back to Pennsylvania, at both Longwood Gardens and Jennersville Hospital. She enjoyed reading, Sudoku, playing bridge, spending time with loved ones and she had a soft spot for animals.June is survived by her daughter, Kim Caballero (Tony) of Oxford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Ethel (John) Peck, Dorothy (George) Maucher and Helen Jackel.Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-042, would be most appreciated.Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

Nancy L. Bare
Nancy L. Bare, a resident of Oxford, passed away on Nov. 19. She was 63.  
Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Zella Hill Bare.  
Nancy was formerly employed at Chester County Prison, Pepperidge Farms, Herr Foods and the Oxford Bus Lot. 
She is survived by her daughter, Mandy Wyatt (Larry) of Shelby, NC and one son, Dallas Shane Powers. She was also a devoted grand-mom to Michael Konopka of Shelby, NC, Callie Konopka of Hickory, NC, Zachary Wyatt of Shelby, NC (currently in the U.S. Army) and Angelica Faith Wyatt “Jewels” of Shelby, NC, and a great- grand-mom this year to Bentley Alexander Dean Smith of Hickory, NC, whom she adored.
She is also survived by one sister, Debbie Twohig, along with lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.   
She is preceded in death by her four brothers, Woodrow Bare, Willard Bare, Walter Bare and Arland Bare; and a niece, Kathy Smith.
Services and interment are private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc, 86 Pine St., Oxford, PA 19363 to help offset funeral costs.
 Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.  in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

Polly Ann Gatlos
Polly Ann Gatlos, of Nottingham, passed away on Nov. 24 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was 54.
She was the wife of Robert J. Gatlos, with whom she shared 33 years of marriage.
Born in Greensburg, IN she was the daughter of the late Gene and Dorothy Morton Dickson.
Polly enjoyed cooking and refinishing furniture.
She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Danielle Gatlos at home, Chelsea Gatlos of Oxford, Ashley Flanigan (Francis) of Elsmere, Del. and Makenzie Gatlos of Oxford; one brother, Donald Dickson of Westport, IN; and three sisters, Becky Thompson of Greensburg, IN, Susan Owens of Greensburg, IN and Penny Wells of Knoxville, TN.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hayley Gatlos.
Family and friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Polly Gatlos Memorial Fund, GoFundMe. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

REBA  H.  McLIMANS
Reba H. McLimans passed away on Nov. 24 at her home in Oxford. She was 84.
She was the wife of William McLimans Sr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.    
Born in Troutdale, VA, she was the daughter of the late J. Clarence Miles and the late Fay DuVall Miles.
She was employed as a cafeteria manager at the Avon Grove School District’s middle school, retiring in 1993 after 25 years of service.
She was a member of the West Grove Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Fellowship Committee.  She was a former member of the Avon Grove Senior Center.
Mrs. McLimans was an excellent cook and enjoyed ceramics, traveling with her husband, sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting and being with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Kimberly McLimans of Oxford; two sons, William McLimans Jr. of Nottingham and James McLimans (and his wife Kathy) of West Grove;  and four grandchildren, Shannon McLimans, Katelyn McLimans, Christopher McLimans and Michael McLimans. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Paisley of Genesee, Pa. and Blanche Newhouser of Olney, VA.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Dale Miles and Glen Miles, and two sisters, Ethel Weaver and Wave Miller.
Her services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Evergreen St., West Grove, PA 19390. 
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit  www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove.

Frank C. Moroney, Jr.
Frank C. Moroney, Jr., 87, a resident of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23 with his family by his side. 
Frank was the loving husband of Alice A. Wichhart Moroney, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.
He was born in West Grove, the son of the late Frank C. Moroney, Sr. and the late Mildred M. Moroney of Oxford. 
Frank was a small business owner of Frank Moroney, Inc. for 56 years. He was a longtime member of the Union Fire Company No. 1 Oxford and served as treasurer and president. Frank was also a former member and president of the Oxford Rotary Club. 
In addition, he was a member of the Russellville Grange for the last 61 years. Frank loved restoring antique vehicles. His pride and joy was his Corvette and his annual trip to Kentucky. Frank enjoyed traveling with Alice, with some of their favorite adventures taking them to Hawaii, Alaska, Spain, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Yellowstone. 
Frank was an outdoorsman and enjoyed many years of fun times at Beaver Pines Camp in Potter County. 
He enjoyed attending Nascar races in Dover and the Poconos. Frank also served as an assistant scout master of Boy Scout Troop 155 in Oxford and as an Explorer Scout Leader. 
More than anything he loved his family. Frank was a friend to many, and his kind heart and love of community will not be forgotten. 
He is survived by his loving wife and their four children, Terry Moroney (Mary Lynn), Karen Williams, Steven Moroney (Nancy J.), and Nancy K. Moroney; six grandchildren John Moroney, Matthew Moroney (Jenn), Alison Moroney, Anthony Moroney, Justin Williams and Dillon Williams; and two great grandchildren, Jase and Ryder. 
He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Mildred Franklin and her husband David Franklin, and son-in-law, David Williams. Friends and family may visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 224 Penn Avenue, Oxford, with a funeral service immediately following. 
Interment will be held at the Oxford Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Fire Company No. 1, Oxford, at www.oxfordfire.com or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org in memory of Frank C. Moroney. 
Arrangements are being handled by Ruffenach Family Funeral Home in Oxford. 
Online condolences may be made at www.ruffenachfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH  DOROTHY PRATOLA
Elizabeth Dorothy Pratola, a resident of Avondale, passed away on Nov. 27 at her residence. She was 95.
She was the wife of Rafael Pratola who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
She was born in West Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late Luigi Fidanza and the late Quintillia Ciarrocchi.
Mrs. Pratola was a homemaker, but also assisted her husband in the family business.
She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church and the Sewing/Craft Club.
Years ago, she enjoyed bowling and used to bowl in leagues. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, Sunday dinners and being with her family and friends, especially her two grandsons.
She is survived by one son, Ralph A. Pratola (and his wife Darlene) of Avondale; one daughter, Dr. Annette Pratola (and her husband Stephen Mitchell) of Hockessin, Del.; two grandsons, Matthew Pratola (and wife Stephanie) and Jeffrey Pratola, and one great-granddaughter, Nadia Pratola.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Mark Fidanza and Sunday Fidanza, and one sister, Livia Bazzoli.
A closed casket visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale. 
Her Funeral Mass will follow at noon. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, on Route 82, in Kennett Square. All attendees should wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

Anthony Brice Dambro, Jr.
Anthony (“Tony”) Brice Dambro, Jr., a beloved father and grandfather and a well-known builder, died on Nov. 27 at his home in Kennett Square. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. He was 83.
Born in 1937 in Delaware County, he was the son of the late Anthony Dambro, Sr. and the late Maria (Broccoli) Dambro. He lived in Kennett Square for the last thirty-eight years.
Tony was a custom builder and developer with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication. He began his career at age fifteen with his father, who specialized as a masonry contractor. At the age of seventeen, after his father retired, Tony pursued his own successful career and became a master craftsman in the building and development industry over the course of nearly seven decades. 
Building was his passion and he dedicated his life to constructing exceptional homes throughout Chester and Delaware counties. Tony was on the job daily and supervised every phase of the building process from morning until evening.  He treated each home as if it were his, taking pride in witnessing the evolution of each home, from the initial groundbreaking to applying the finishing touches that brought each home to life. Tony was happiest when starting a new home or development, driving his backhoe at his construction sites, looking at local properties, and planning his work for the week. 
When Tony was not working, he loved spending time at his home, his beach residence in Wildwood Crest, and traveling to Puerto Rico.
In addition to building individual custom homes and medical buildings throughout Chester and Delaware counties, Tony built many fine communities, including Garnet Woods, Woodside, Millbrook, Century Farms, Spring Meadows, Hickory Hill, Wickersham Estates, Fawn Run, Fox Hollow, Merrymet Farms, Londonderry Meadows, and Parker Preserve. He built over five hundred homes during his life and he never retired from his love of building. 
Tony is survived by Shirley (Tome) Dambro, his loving wife of many years; four daughters, two sons, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.  
Tony’s love for his family, love of building, and love of telling stories will be deeply missed. 
You are invited to visit with Tony’s family and friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.  3 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 
A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 
Private interment will be at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pa. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony’s name may be made to the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 555 Croton Road, Suite 111, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (https://www.jdrf.org/donate/).  
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.