Obituaries for the week of February 2802/28/2022 10:53PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Harry F. Zunino, Sr.
Harry F. Zunino, Sr., 90, passed away at his residence on Feb. 14.
He was the loving husband for over 61 years of Eddie (Teel) Zunino.
Born on Dec. 21, 1931 in New Garden Township, he was the son of the late Augusto J. and Alfonsina (Geranio) Zunino.
Harry and his brother Joseph owned and operated Zunino Brothers Mushrooms in Toughkenamon for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Avondale, where he was an usher and helped clean the church on Saturdays.
He loved cooking his special sausage, peppers and onions for his friends and family and taking care of his yard and home. Most of all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Eddie, Harry is survived by his children, Harry ‘Gus’ Zunino (Amy), Andrew S. Zunino and Nancy Zunino McGready (Kevin).
He is also survived by his grandchildren, John, Katie and Michael Zunino, and his brother, Anthony Zunino (Kay).
In addition to his parents, Harry is preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Marrone (Albert), Joe Zunino (Jeannie), Lena Lovisa (Frank), and Teresa Waller (Pat).
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Feb. 21.
The interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home.
Please visit Harry’s online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Avondale Fire Company and EMTs.
Emma Elizabeth Hill
Emma Elizabeth Hill, a resident of Kennett Square, passed away suddenly at the young age of 16 on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after a brief, severe illness. She was with her loving mother and father at the time of her passing.
Emma was born in 2005 in Reston, VA, and was the daughter of Brian T. and Amy C. Hill, and sister of Tyler T. Hill.
Emma was an excellent student as a sophomore at Unionville High School. She loved to swim and was a dedicated member of both the Kennett YMCA Sea Dragons and UHS swim teams. In her spare time, Emma was a lifeguard and also taught young children how to swim at the Y. As a younger child and teenager, Emma excelled on the ball field while being coached by her dad in URA softball.
Throughout Emma’s brief illness, she was strong and determined to get better, and did not let her health issues define her in any way. In the months during which Emma had 3 hospital stays and a difficult path to recovery, she continued to swim competitively, got straight A’s, met her first boyfriend (Ernesto), celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas at her grandparents’ homes, started to learn to drive, and remained a loyal and loving friend. She celebrated her 16th birthday with her closest friends at a slumber party with very little slumber.
Emma was beautiful in every sense of the word, and was loved throughout the Kennett Square community and beyond. She worked hard at whatever she was trying to accomplish, but always with a cheery, exuberant attitude and gorgeous smile. More than anything, her absolute kindness and warm heart are what made Emma our sweet girl.
In addition to her parents and brother, Emma is survived by her grandparents, David L. and Jane F. Mordan of Johnstown, Pa. and Carl E. and Linda F. Hill of Reading Pa.; her uncle, David Mordan and his wife Kimberly, and aunt, Amy (Hill) Chiarelli and husband John. She is also survived by her loving cousins, Ashley and Jessica Mordan, Derek MacDonald (wife, Korrie), and Andrew, Olivia, and Jack Chiarelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 28, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kennett Square.
Interment was at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.
Memorial contributions may be made in Emma’s honor to Four Diamonds, with the goal of supporting children and their families in the fight against childhood cancer: https://www.fourdiamonds.org.
For condolences, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Joseph Henry Del Nero
Joseph Henry Del Nero passed away on Feb. 14 at the age of 85.
He was born on July 7, 1936 in Wilmington, Del. to Rocco M. Del Nero and Thursa A. (Yates) Del Nero of Avondale.
Joseph attended Avon Grove High School, the Army Language School in Monterey, Calif., and the University of Delaware.
He served in the U.S. Army as an interpreter in Turkey.
His entire career was in the chemical industry beginning with Hercules and he retired from Lyondel Bassell. He was a past member of the American Chemical Society and the Delaware Mineralogic Society. Joseph traveled widely, internationally.
An avid geologist, he loved rock hunting and collecting. He also loved being engaged with nature – gardening, surf fishing or sitting on a sunny beach. He was an avid reader of many types of material.
Joseph is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Josephine Cordivano Del Nero (Josie) and his children, Christopher J, and Gregory M. (Romana), as well as his beloved granddaughter, Sophia. He is also survived by his brother, Michael R. of Florida and his sisters, Dolores I. Rowe of Pennsylvania, and Terri E. March (Paul) of North Carolina.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Burial will be private. Because of COVID, the funeral mass will be held as follows: We invite you to celebrate Joseph’s life on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catholic Charities of Chester County, 125 N. Darlington St., West Chester, PA 19380 or to the National Wildlife Federation, PO Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116-1583.
Arrangements are handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.
Doris C. Powers
Doris C. Powers, 86, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 25 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
She was the wife of the late John R. Powers, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Margaret Mary Moore Chadwick.
Doris was a graduate of John Bartram High School, class of 1953.
She was a member of the Community of Love Lutheran Church, Oxford.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Lanning (Richard) of Wellington, Fla.; three sons, John R. Powers, Jr. (Christine) of Springfield, Robert W. Powers (Jennifer) of Morton, and Stephen Powers (Lisa) of Holmes; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert W. Chadwick and one sister, Lois D. Prince.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Community of Love Church 117 Fourth St., Oxford, PA 19363 or Union Fire Co., Ambulance Division, 315 Market St., Oxford, PA 19363.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Taylor Wayne Wallace, Jr.
Taylor Wayne Wallace, Jr., of Lincoln University, Pa., passed away at home while surrounded by his family on Feb. 15. He was 68.
He was the husband of Nancy Hill Wallace, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Biloxi, MS, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Wallace (Riley) and the late Taylor Wayne Wallace, Sr.
Taylor graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned his master’s degree from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, which he joined during his years at Muhlenberg. Taylor worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 33 years, 29 of which were with AstraZeneca (formerly ICI). During his early years with the company, he worked in field sales management as a district manager in Texas and upstate New York. In 1990 he transferred to the home office in Wilmington, Del., where he worked in various positions supporting sales, marketing and operations. During his retirement, Taylor joined SimDocx LLC, a pharmaceutical training and consulting firm, where he loved sharing his experience and leadership with new pharmaceutical professionals.
Taylor loved sports, and with encouragement from his father he lettered in football, wrestling and baseball at Hazleton High School. He then went on to play collegiate football at Muhlenberg. Not only was Taylor an avid sports fan, but he inherited a love of music from his mother. Taylor passed down his love of sports and music to his two sons and supported them in all their endeavors.
Taylor’s happiest moments were spent with his wife Nancy, his beloved family and friends, and his dog Sawyer! Taylor was a loving husband, a great father, a hardworking man, and a noble soul who held God close to his heart. He will be remembered for his kind nature, his keen intellect, and his great sense of humor.
In addition to his wife Nancy, he is survived by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wallace, his sons, Paul Taylor Wallace and Brett Wayne Wallace and Brett’s wife Kate and their two children Boston and Brooke.
In addition to his father, Taylor was predeceased by his brother Keith Edward Wallace.
You are invited to visit with Taylor‘s family and friends from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 21 at Church of the Advent, 401 N. Union St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A ceremony celebrating his life will follow at 5 p.m. The service will be recorded for those who can’t attend. Contributions in his memory may be made to ASPCA, Online: secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial or by mail to ASPCA Attn: Linda Tiramani 520 8th Ave, Floor 7 New York, NY 10018-4194 or, Penn Medicine Hospice Online: www.PennMedicine.org/hospice-donate or by mail to Penn Hospice Development Office 3535 Market St, Suite 750 Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Arrangements are by Matthew J Grieco, of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory (484-734-8100). To view his online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.
Helen Zenuk died peacefully on Feb. 14 at Rustin Hall at Jenner’s Pond in Jennersville. She was 92.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Theodore “Ted” Zenuk Jr., a son, Gregory Stephen Zenuk, and a brother, Walter Berezowsky.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Karen (Gary) Detweiler and Andrea (Tom) Schweitzer, and a daughter-in-law, Beth (Greg) Zenuk.
She was a loving grandmother to Jamie, Todd, Matt, Jennifer, Christopher, Clark, Kelsey, Sean and great grandmother to Kenzie, Avery, Wesley, Alice, Liam, Brody, Addison and Lexie.
Helen was born in Philadelphia to Peter and Anna (Stako) Berezowsky.
She graduated from Kensington High School and worked as a bookkeeper at her father’s business, National Generator. After the family moved to Upper Dublin Pa., she worked for IMS in Ambler for many years as an administrative assistant.
Traveling throughout the United States and Europe was a passion for Helen and Ted. They were both movie and theater buffs and particularly enjoyed musicals, a love they passed on to their children and grandchildren.
Helen was a skilled seamstress and also liked to knit and crochet. She was an excellent cook and liked to share and receive recipes from her friends. One of her favorite pastimes each day was working on the daily crossword and sudoku puzzles in the newspaper. Most of all she was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
A celebration of her life will be held next month. Services and burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association (www.alz.org).
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.