Obituaries for the week of September 709/05/2021 06:58PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Dylan TF Wagner
Dylan TF Wagner, of Lincoln University, passed away on Aug. 26 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital after a long illness. He was 31.
Born in Coatesville, he was a son of Robert C. Fleming of Kennett Square and Angela S. Wagner of Lincoln University. Dylan attended Upland Country Day School, Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, and finally Hampden – Sydney College in VA before attending the College of Charleston. He enjoyed ice hockey, lacrosse, and all Philadelphia sports teams.
Dylan was preceded in death by his grandmother Ellen S. McCulley and grandfather Edward L. Wagner.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Nash Wagner of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters, Barrett Wagner of Winter Park, FL and Marra Wagner of Lincoln University; loving maternal grandfather Warren McCulley of Kill Devil Hills, NC; loving paternal grandmother Cynthia Fleming of North East, Md., and paternal grandfather Cloyed Fleming of Warminster, Pa.
A gathering in celebration of his life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Prevention Point Philadelphia at https://ppponline.org/donate.
Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1800-FUNERAL).
To view his online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.
Gary Owen Charlton
Gary Owen Charlton, 33, of Oxford, passed away on Aug. 30 while at home and surrounded by family.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Barbara Teel Charlton of Oxford and the late Mark W. Charlton.
Gary was a highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Army serving two tours in the Afghanistan War while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.
He enjoyed fishing, hiking, family barbecues and get togethers.
He is survived by his mother; one brother, Scott W. Charlton of Oxford; one sister, Kristy M. Hagy (Gary) of Oxford; one niece, Hannah Hagy; one nephew, Nolan Hagy; paternal grandmother, Glenda Kopf of Oxford; and maternal grandmother, Thelma Pearl Teel, who passed away shortly after Gary.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Rachel Charlton; paternal grandfather, Wayne Charlton; and maternal grandfather, Curtis Teel, Sr.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 4, at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Interment with full military honors will be in Little Elk Friends Cemetery in Oxford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Paul A Kavanagh, Jr.
Paul A. Kavanagh, Jr., a resident of Wilmington, Del., passed away Aug. 31 after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his wife Joann (Gaus) Kavanagh.
Born on May 29, 1933 in West Grove, Paul was the son of Paul and Rose Kelly Kavanagh.
After graduating from Oxford Area High School in 1952, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years. After his honorable discharge, Paul began a 40-year career with the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) and worked as a lineman and foreman, while living in Lincoln University, Pa.
Paul enjoyed following the Delaware Blue Hen football team and would listen to the radio broadcasts. He loved watching his business and news shows and enjoyed talking politics. He will also be remembered for his tinkering on his farm equipment and scouting out the tractor supply businesses in Chester and Lancaster Counties.
Paul is survived by his four children, Michael, Margaret, Patrick (Catherine), and Timothy (Deborah); and four grandsons, Kyle, Shane, Ethan (Madeline), and Colin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. Visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Burial services will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Grove.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Thelma Pearl Teel
Thelma Pearl Teel, 95, of Oxford, passed away Aug. 31 at Pocopson Home in West Chester.
She was the wife of the late Curtis R. Teel, Sr. with whom she shared almost 58 years of marriage.
Born in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Lemon and Verna Clevenger Orris.
Thelma was formerly employed with Oxford Area Senior Center and with two sewing factories in Oxford. During World War II, Thelma was employed with an arms manufacturing company in Elkton, Md.
She was a member of the Oxford Area Senior Center, the Union Fire Company No. 1 Women’s Auxiliary, Oxford, and Ocklokonee Tribe #212 I.O.R.M. Degree of Pocahontas.
She enjoyed crafts, bingo, cooking, gardening, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Little League baseball games, family get togethers and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, C. Randy Teel, Jr. (Linda) of Oxford; two daughters, Shirley Wagner (Steven) of Palm Bay, FL, Barbara E. Charlton of Oxford; five grandchildren, Jamie Teel of Oxford, Kristy Hagy (Gary) of Oxford, Jason Teel of Oxford, Brandon Wagner of Palm Bay, FL and Scott Charlton of Oxford; and four great-grandchildren, Hannah Hagy, Madisyn Teel, Nolan Hagy and Lily Wagner.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Andrews; two grandchildren, Rachel Charlton and Gary Charlton; two son-in-laws, John Andrews and Mark Charlton; and three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 5 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc, in Oxford.
Interment will be in Little Elk Friends Cemetery in Oxford.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Charles L. Hannum
Charles L. Hannum, 93, of Oxford, passed away on Sept. 1 at home.
He was the husband of the late S. Yvonne Maule Hannum, with whom he shared almost 70 years of marriage.
Born in Barnsley, he was the son of the late Frank McKinley and Lillian May Dutton Hannum.
Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
Charlie and his wife, Yvonne owned and operated Hannum’s Grocery in Oxford for almost 40 years. He also painted and was employed with the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
He was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church and was appointed chairperson on the board of trustees for a number of years, an honorary member of the board of directors for Oxford Cemetery and board member of the Oxford Area Senior Center. He was also a member of the Oxford Lions Club, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Oxford Lodge #353 F. & A. M., Improved Order of Redmen, Ocklokonee Tribe #212 I.O.R.M., Oxford, Youth Cabin Guardian, Union Fire Company, No. 1, Oxford, Oxford Fire Police, Gray-Nichols Post #1779 VFW, Oxford and the Oxford Area Civic Assoc.
Charlie was awarded Oxford Citizen of the Year in 2002.
He is survived by his “adopted” daughter, Katie Obenchain of Oxford; one brother, Richard Hannum of Oxford; and close family friends, Lawrence and Patricia Reese of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Herr and brother, Alfred Hannum.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Oxford Cemetery, 220 N. Third St., in Oxford.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St, Oxford, PA 19363.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
ROBERT A. SCHOTTIN
Robert A. Schottin, 91, of West Grove, passed away on Sept. 3 at his residence.
He was the husband of Catherine Gillogly Schottin, who passed away in 2016 and with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Frank C. Schottin and Audrey Addison Schottin.
He was a truck owner/operator working for M&G Convoy, Newark, Del., retiring in 1991 after 35 years of service.
Robert was a member of the Community of Love Lutheran Church in Oxford, a founding member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark, Del. and American Vecturist.
He enjoyed going to coin conventions, truck shows and being with his family and friends.
He is survived by one son, Michael Frank Schottin of Newark, Del.; two daughters, Linda C. Hinkelman of Oxford and Robin Couram (and her husband Tim) of Holtwood, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Dawn Singer (Bradley), Anne LaManna (Jamie), Timothy Schottin (Kelly Carpenter), Valerie Watson, Jason Schottin (Sarah), Christian Watson (Niyati Kamdar) and Tracie Sebold (Bryan), and fifteen great-grandchildren.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove.
His funeral service will follow at 11 a.m..
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Community of Love Lutheran Church, 117 North 4th Street, Oxford, PA 19363.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Mary Eleanor D’Addario Zunino
Mary Eleanor D’Addario Zunino passed away at her home on Sept. 1 while surrounded by her family. She was 98 and lived in Avondale.
She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Avondale for many years.
She was the wife of the late Angelo J. Zunino, who died in 2009 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in West Goshen, she was a daughter of the late Donato D’Addario and the late Carmela DiBenedetto D’Addario.
Mary graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1941. After high school, she worked for many years as a beautician before meeting her future husband, Angelo. They married and she quickly adopted the life of the family farming business, Angelo J. Zunino & Sons Incorporated.
She had a passion for continuous learning and truly enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. Telling her life’s stories was her way of passing on family history and traditions to her family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, spending time in the garden, and being at the pool with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas J. Zunino (and his wife Kathy) of Kennett Square and David J. Zunino (and his wife Diane) of Avondale; one daughter, Patricia M. Quynn (and her husband Norman) of Kennett Square; her daughter-in-law, Lois Zunino of West Grove; one sister Mildred Ferraro of Kennett Square; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Edward and her siblings, Clara, Helen, Daniel, and Fred.
Her family would like to give special thanks to the people who cared for her in her final days and weeks, including (her daughter) Tricia Quynn, (her granddaughters) Michelle Tuel and Sarah Quynn, (niece) Judy Ferraro, and caregivers Laura Cooper, Phyllis Osborne, and the staff of Willow Tree Hospice. Your love and care will never be forgotten.
You are invited to visit with Mary’s family and friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311. Her Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m.
Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.
Masks are to be worn in public places, as is requested by current CDC guidelines.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311 https://catholiccharitiesappeal.org/donate.
Arrangements are being handled by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1800-FUNERAL).
To send an online condolence please visit www.griecofunerals.com.