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Obituaries for the week of February 21

02/21/2022 05:26PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Frank A. Rybinski, Jr.
Frank A. Rybinski, Jr. passed away on Feb. 11 at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove, joining his beloved wife Florence “Pat” (Hamilton) Rybinski in Heaven. He was an 84-year-old resident of Oxford.
Born on February 19, 1937 in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Frank A. and Helen (Ruszkowski) Rybinski.
Frank graduated from Wilmington High School in the class of 1955.  He advanced his education by earning a degree from the University of Delaware in accounting.  His career with Hercules, Inc. in Wilmington, Del. spanned for almost 40 years. He retired in the mid-1990s.  
Frank was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, and was a season ticket holder for many years. Frank and his wife, Pat, enjoyed traveling to different ballparks around the county to watch baseball games as well as attend Phillies Spring training in Florida.  He was a big movie buff and especially enjoyed western movies in his youth.  He was a good conversationalist, a good listener and had a great sense of humor. Most of all, he was a supportive and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Frank is survived by his son, Craig Rybinski (Margaret) and daughter, Stephanie Crecco (Keith), and grandchildren, Bradley Rybinski (Vianey), Aidan Crecco, and Megan Crecco and his brother, Richard Rybinski.
All services will be private.  
Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.
Please visit Frank’s online memorial by going to

Laura May Bramble, age 101, of Lincoln University, Pa., passed away on Feb. 11 at her residence. She was the wife of Robert B. Bramble, who passed away in 1999, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Springfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Fred Bachofer and the late Ida Snyder Bachofer.
Laura was the owner/operator of the Kennett Laboratory in Kennett Square for many years.
She was a member of the Soroptimist Club in Kennett Square, the  American Association of Bioanalysts, and was in the Worlds Who’s Who of Women in November 1979.
She enjoyed traveling to Bermuda, playing Golf, playing cards, especially Pinochle, helping rescue cats and being with her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Wayne Bramble and his wife Harriet of Walhalla, ND and Larry B. Bramble and his wife Robin of Lincoln University, Pa.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great great grandson.
She was predeceased by one brother, Henry Bachofer.
You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Feb. 23 at the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, 200 Rose Hill Road in West Grove.  Her memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Alley Cat Allies, P.O. Box 98179, Washington DC 20077-8179, or to the  West Grove Fire Company Ambulance, P.O. Box 242, West Grove, PA 19390-0242.
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Lewis Morton Watson
Lewis Morton Watson, 78, of Nottingham, passed away on Feb. 14 while at home.
Born in Rising Sun, Md., he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Harvey Watson.
Lewis was employed as a welder with Chrysler in Newark, Del. for 20 years.
He enjoyed classic cars especially his 1967 Chevy II Nova and built several Harley Choppers.
He is survived by two sons, Daniel Watson and David Watson, both of Nottingham; and their mother, Mary Watson of Bear, Del.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lee McNatt and Mae Sage.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Interment will be in Fremont Cemetery in Nottingham.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at