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Obituaries for the week of June 6

06/05/2022 11:09PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Jaime Senquiz, Sr.

Jaime Senquiz, Sr., of Coatesville, passed away on May 12, 20022 at Paoli Hospital.  He was 50.

He was a loving son, brother, grandfather, and father.

Jaime was born on July 19, 1971 in West Chester. He was raised by his parents Santiago and Nelly Senquiz. He had three siblings Josue, Marisol and Noemi Senquiz. Jaime had four children Nathalie, Jaime Jr., Ricardo and Nicholas. He also helped raise Hector, Angel, and Christopher. Jaime had six grandchildren that he loves very much.

Jaime’s passions were cars, music, and outdoor activities, but his real passion was loving his family. Jaime was a hardworking man with plans to build a foundation for his family. Jaime would help the people he loved in any way. Whether it was just lending an ear, money, a favor or even becoming a personal mechanic. He was the energy you needed for the day. His jokes and charismatic personality would leave you cracking up and a smile on your face. Jaime’s smile will be missed. 

Funeral services were held at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.

Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. and online condolences may be made at

John M. England

John M. England, 96, of Oxford, passed away while at home on May 27, 2022.

He was the husband of Ruby Grace Payne England with whom he shared 76 years of marriage.

Born in Calvert, Md., he was the son of the late R. Ross and Erma Smith England.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army parachute team serving in World War II.

He previously owned and operated a dairy farm in Chester County and later was self-employed as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife; one son, John Gerald England of Stevensville, Md.; three daughters, Yvonne England of Honey Brook, Doris Jean England of Trappe and Nancey England of Austin, TX; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Services are private.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Jerry Lee Case, M.D.

Jerry Lee Case, 87, of Kennett Square, passed peacefully on May 24, 2022.
Raised in Fairfield, Iowa, Jerry’s childhood Midwestern values were instilled by his grandparents. Jerry graduated Cedar Falls High School (Iowa) in 1953. He earned a wrestling scholarship to Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) and trained under the world-renowned college coach Bill Koll. He and his high school sweetheart, Anna May Westphal, attended  college together and married in 1955. They spent the next 60 years building a remarkable life and family together.  

An outstanding student, Jerry finished college in three years. He applied to the University of Iowa Medical School and graduated 10th in his class in 1960, the day his fourth child was born.  He completed a civilian internship in Phoenix, AZ in 1960. During this time, Jerry committed to a career in the Navy Medical Corps Service in orthopedic surgery. In 1962, Jerry  reported to the USS Prairie, a Destroyer tender based in San Diego, as the ship’s General Medical Officer.  As a young officer, Jerry promptly restructured the medical department on board – a legacy that still stands today.  Jerry was accepted in 1962 into the Philadelphia Naval Hospital orthopedics residency. Part of his orthopedic training entailed a six-month pediatric orthopedic rotation at the renowned A.I. DuPont Institute (now Nemours Children’s Hospital) which resulted in moving his growing family to Wilmington, Del.  Completing his training in 1965, Jerry was assigned to a unit in the 1st Marine Division in Chu Lai, Vietnam from 1965 through 1966. Upon return from Vietnam, Jerry became Chief of the Orthopedics department at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. In 1971, he left the Navy and entered private practice in Wilmington, Del. There, he established a successful orthopedic practice that spanned 43 years.

Jerry strongly supported and cheered on his children’s and grandchildren’s many  achievements, all of whom he was immensely proud.

He is survived by his daughters Vickie, Mary and Jennie, and sons, Brad, Michael, Steven, Mark, Christopher and Patrick, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends of Jerry are invited to call from 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street in Kennett Square. A service of remembrance will take place from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jerry Case’s honor be made to the J.Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, 1974 Sproul Rd, Suite. 400, Broomall, PA 19008. Donate online to

For online condolences, Please visit KUZO Funeral Home, Inc.

Clella Bay Murray

On May 28, 2022, Clella Bay Murray, a loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 91. Clella was born on June 16, 1930 in Albia, Iowa to Dr. Francis and Ada (Kupfer) Bay.  She received a bachelor of science degree in genetics and embryology from Smith College, followed by a master’s degree in the field from the University of Michigan. She continued her scientific career in research at the Oak Ridge National Labs in Tenn.  In 1956, she married her fellow researcher, Richard, when they were working together at Oak Ridge. They later settled in Delaware, and raised their daughters, Ada Ruth and Annette. 

Clella was proud of the research that she did at Oak Ridge Nat Labs, looking at the atomic effects on chromosomes. Impressively, after raising her two daughters, she studied computer programming, and worked in programming and writing training manuals at the University of Delaware and small writing companies. Her passion for writing was continued later in her life with the publication of three novels, a mystery series of four books, a young adult historical fiction book, and most recently a children’s Christmas story. 

Over the years, Clella provided leadership and support for many organizations surrounding her love of reading, writing, gardening and music. Her creativity enabled growth for the Newark Symphony Society, and she served on the board of and volunteered for the Newark Library for many years. She was a Master Gardener, and left scissors by her glorious garden in Jenners Pond to share her flowers with those who walked by.  She received the prestigious first place in the young adult fiction section from the National Federation of Press Woman for her book “Dangerous Journey” and was Woman of the Year in 2005 for the University of Delaware Women’s Club.  A little known fact is that she also smocked baby clothes to donate to families of stillborn children, to provide comfort in their time of need. 

Even with her career, hobbies and volunteering, Clella never wavered that family came first. Her love for her Iowa homeland and family was matched by the passion with which she threw herself in to support everything in which her husband and two daughters were involved. Her daughters continue to feel the pride and confidence she instilled in them. Clella was known by all for her generous nature and talent for entertaining. She had a knack for making everyone feel welcome and part of her larger family network.  She creatively introduced her family to all kinds of new activities from Chinese Opera to camping, and she engendered a love of travel in her children and grandchildren by organizing numerous family trips for vacations around the globe (London, Italy, France and Japan). Special places for her included a cottage in the woods of North Carolina, and a beach condo in Bethany, Del., where she hosted annual sand castle contests. 

Clella was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Richard Murray, her parents Frank and Ada and her siblings Chloe Coon, Carol Daniels and Celia Bay.  

She is survived by daughter, Ada Koch and her husband Kevin and their children Megan Schraedley (husband Eric), Gwen and RJ; daughter, Annette Orella and her husband Chuck and their children, Michael and Frankie; and an army of friends she held near and dear. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Jenners Pond Allison Building Theater at 1 p.m. on June 17. A private family service will be held at the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square prior to burial in the family cemetery in Iowa. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Longwood Gardens ( or The Newark Symphony ( Please indicate ‘In memory of Clella Murray’ on your donation so the family is able to express their gratitude. 

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

Rose Marie Hosmer

Rose Marie (Moore) Hosmer passed peacefully on May 30, 2022. She was 96.

She was visited by family that afternoon. She resided at Sunrise of Westtown for eight years, until recently moving to Fair Acres. Both facilities provided her with a warm, loving “home.” She always said, “I have no complaints.”

She was born in Quantico, VA at a time when her father served in the military. She met her husband, the late Elbridge Hosmer, at a USO dance in Miami. After he returned from service in World War II, they settled in Vineland, NJ until 1963 when they moved to Ridley Park, Pa.

Rose loved to garden and cook. Her coleslaw was excellent and the secret ingredient was pickle juice. She was an avid reader and always kept up with world events. She had a great sense of humor and made people laugh with her quick-witted quips. She was truly a sweet person whom everyone loved.

Rose is predeceased by her husband and adopted daughter, as well as one brother and one sister. She is survived by four nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services are private.

Arrangements are made by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

Susan U. Sotiropoulos

Susan U. Sotiropoulos passed away suddenly on May 30, 2022 at her home in West Chester. She was 54.

She was the loving wife of Christopher J. Sotiropoulos, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. She was wonderful mother to daughter, Alexandra Patricia, son, Dr. Yiannis Kurt, and dog, Apollo Creed.

Born in Cincinnati, OH, Susan was an innovative and highly motivated business leader. She was widely recognized for her strong work ethic, keen intellect, global expertise, and exceptional technical skills.

Susan retired after 30 years at DuPont, her first position after college, and held a variety of leadership roles ranging from, AP market manager in Shanghai, China, and global director in Wilmington, Del. The family shared unforgettable memories and diverse experiences living in and traveling in different parts of the world, especially during their time around the Asia Pacific region.

For the past four years Susan served as a partner at ERM, an environmental consulting company focused on sustainability. Susan was dedicated to her profession and enjoyed helping and mentoring others to succeed. Her commitment, passion, and punctuality did not go unnoticed by her peers.

Susan earned an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in the top 20 percent of her class. She also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Susan was valedictorian for the class of 1985 at Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH.

Susan was a daughter of the late Kurt and Lisa (Strampfer) Bernotat, both immigrants of Germany who raised their daughters with deep pride in their heritage. In addition to her husband and children, Susan is survived by her two sisters, Corinna Gilbert and Andrea Luker, and their families, as well as her in-laws, John and Patricia Sotiropoulos, and their family.

Susan took great pride in her family and loved them with all her heart. She was thoughtful, kind, and considerate. Susan had a clever sense of humor, a sparkle in her smile, and a great laugh.

A celebration of life took place at the Episcopal Church of Advent in Kennett Square. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to Wings for Success, a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering women in need to achieve career and economic stability through education, apparel, and advocacy. This local organization speaks to not only Susan’s passion for her profession, but also her immense joy and pride in her fashion-forward style. Donations may be made online here or checks may made out to: Wings for Success, PO Box 1184 Frazer, PA 19355. 

Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc (484-734-8100). 

To view her online tribute, please visit

JoAnn Mauger

JoAnn Mauger passed away on May 29, 2022. She was 79.

Born on Feb. 25, 1943, JoAnn spent her youth in Phoenixville, Pa. She then lived for many years in the Newtown Square and Broomall area before moving to Cochranville, Pa. There, JoAnn and her husband, Bob, spent 35 years in their log cabin with their numerous horses, goats, cats, dogs, and a donkey named Milton Burro.

Following their retirement, JoAnn and Bob spent a year traveling the country in a fifth wheeler until finally settling down in Loveland, Colo. for 8 years. They decided to return to the East Coast in 2018 when they purchased a property in Coatesville, Pa.

She was predeceased by her father and mother, Joseph G. and Anne M. McKeone (nee Quinlan) of Phoenixville, Pa., and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest P. Mauger and Constance Mauger (nee Schafer) of Newtown Square, Pa. 

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert E. Mauger and Turtle, the cat, of Coatesville, Pa. and her daughter, Jacqueline “Jacqui” Mauger of West Grove, as well as several extended family members scattered throughout the country.

JoAnn was a lifelong and avid animal lover. She started riding when she was 8 years old and spent many years fox hunting both with the Radnor Hunt and the Cochran Hunt Clubs. It was her love of horses that, in 1988, led her to found the Large Animal Protection Society. She spent 21 years as a badged (in several counties) humane officer and served as the president for a total of 13 years. During her time with LAPS, more than 3500 cases of neglect and abuse were investigated, and many abused animals were ultimately rehabilitated and re-homed.

A private memorial will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Large Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 243, West Grove, PA 19390 (

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

Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.