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Obituaries for the week of July 4

07/05/2022 10:15AM ● By Steven Hoffman
Clyde L. Cameron
Clyde L. Cameron, a resident of Oxford, went to be with his Lord on June 26, 2022. He passed away at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was 97.
He shared 70 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Helen Goodman Cameron, who passed away in June of 2017.
Born in Glenroy, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. and Alice Stilwell Cameron.
Clyde was a mushroom grower in the area, farming from 1943 to 1990. He was a founding member of the American Mushroom Institute. Clyde and his father founded Cameron’s Hardware Store in 1954, operating it until 2000 when he retired.
While always grateful for his fruitful and rewarding work, he also had higher callings in his life, including his faith, his family and his community. 
Clyde loved Jesus. He was a faithful lifetime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Oxford, serving in various roles, most notably holding the office of Ruling Elder for many years. 
Clyde actively contributed to his community, serving on the school boards of Oxford Area School District and Bethany Christian School, and as a board member of the Peoples Bank of Oxford for many years.
A devoted father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, he loved his family well.  He is survived by his son, Ken Cameron (Martha) of Nottingham; daughter, Sandy Oliver (Ron) of Oxford; five grandchildren, Andrew Oliver (Kimberly), Kristy Cameron Hunt (Rees), Heather Oliver Sauder (Matthew), Rachel Cameron Walsh (Tom) and Joseph Oliver (Holly); and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on June 30 at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Westminster Seminary, 2960 Church Rd., Glenside, PA 19038.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at

Hazel J. Shoemaker
At the age of 104, Hazel J. Shoemaker went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 28, 2022. She lived at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and formerly lived in Oxford.
She was an amazing lady who touched many peoples’ lives through her teaching of children, her love and concern for others, her many friendships, and her love for her God, family, and friends.
She was the widow of Mahlon B. Shoemaker, who died on July 17, 1994.
Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Leavin H. and Louise Whiteside Jackson.
She was a graduate of Colerain and Quarryville high schools. She graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught for three years in Colerain Township and 27 years in the Oxford Area School District’s elementary schools. She retired in 1979.  

She was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church and the Union Presbyterian Women’s Association, a member of the Chester County Retired Teacher and Pennsylvania Retired Teacher Associations, the Oxford Research Club, the XYZ Club, the Senior Circle of Jennersville, the Auxiliary of Ware Presbyterian Village, and the Oxford Area Senior Center, where she was involved in the painting class and the country line-dance class.
She shared her husband’s love of roses and was an avid rose grower. She enjoyed painting landscapes, playing her Hammond organ, reading, and doing word searches.
She is survived by a son, Allan Richard Shoemaker of Oneida, NY; a daughter, Judith Louise (and her husband Gerald H. Phillips) of Quarryville; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; six step- great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. 
She is also survived by her sister, Betty Miller of New Oxford; and sister-in-law, Louise Jackson of Kirkwood.
Preceding her in death were six brothers, Harry, Donald, Robert, George, Leavin H., V, and Richard Jackson; and three sisters, Erma, Ruthann and Mildred.
Funeral services were held on July 5 at Union Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, Pa.,  and the Rev. Elaine Swinehart and the Rev. Jeremy Peterson officiated.
Interment was at Union Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Remembrances may be made to the Oxford Area Senior Center, 12 E. Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363 or the Union Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Franklin L. Tinnin
Franklin “Frank” L. Tinnin, Sr., 93, of Ellicott City, Md., entered into rest peacefully on June 21, 2022 at GilChrist Center in Columbia, Md. 
Frank was born in New Garden Township on April 22, 1929 and was one of nine children of the late John and Martha (Weaver) Tinnin. Frank was the husband of the late Katherine E. (White) Tinnin, who he lovingly called Kate.
Frank received his education in the Avon Grove School District and worked as a truck driver for 40 years until the time of his retirement. Had he not become a truck driver, he expressed that he had an interest in a career in law enforcement. 
He enjoyed playing cards, checkers and a good game of pool. He was a huge sports fan and would watch just about any sport on television and while on the road, listened to sports radio. Frank also enjoyed visiting the track to watch horse racing. He was very competitive and had even taken an interest in playing dominos for a bit until he “got tired” of beating his competition.
Frank lived a very simple life and later in life grew fond of TV talk and game shows like “Price is Right,” “ Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune,” Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall and Judge Judy. “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol” were also a part of his routine watchlist. He had a love for country music and always wanted his radio on to enjoy his music at bedtime and when he was enjoying a meal. He loved having visitors, especially visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More often than not, when they visited, they could always count on a piece of gum or a snack from “Pop Pop.”
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by four brothers: Ernest, Hilford, Elwood, and his twin William; four sisters: Ava, Alice, Evie and Gladys. He was also preceded in death by two sons: Kent and Frankie; and a grandson, Duane.
Left to cherish his memories are his children, Marlene, Dana, Bryant, Dawn, Lynda “Denise”, Valerie, Aretha (Kerry), Allyce, Robert, Raymond, Michael, Erin and RoseMarie. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great great- grandchildren. He will also be remembered as the patriarch of the family by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were held on June 29 at Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square. Interment was at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.
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Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

Daniel A. Sylvina
Daniel A. Sylvina, passed away on June 21, 2022 at 75 years of age. Dan was born on May 22, 1947 in Chester County. He lived in West Grove and Oxford for many years. He was a writer for the Chester County Press and announcer for the Avon Grove Little League for many years. He will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father Frederick Sylvia, and mother Ethyleen. He is survived by one brother Ronald Sylvina, of West Grove. A memorial will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 9 at the Luther House #4, 126 Jenners Pond Road in West Grove.  All are welcome.