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Obituaries for the week of September 4th

Alfredo Lopez Sanchez
Alfredo Lopez Sanchez, a resident of West Chester, passed away on Aug. 28, 2023 at his residence. He was 88.

He was the husband of Librada Zamudio Villagomez, with whom he shared  69 years of marriage.

Born in Santa Gertrudis, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Arnold Lopez and the late Juana Sanchez.

Alfredo was a farmer. He enjoyed working on his farm, playing Poker, and being with his family and friends.

He lived most of his life in Mexico, coming to the United States in 2008.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Juan Lopez of Malvern, Pa., Salvador Lopez of Coatesville, Maximino Lopez of Salinas, Calif., Elises Lopez of West Chester and Jose Lopez of Coatesville, and six daughters, Anjelita Lopez of Winter, Calif., Rose Lopez of Mexico, Irma Lopez of Salinas, Calif., Lupe Lopez of Salinas, Calif., Berenise Lopez of West Chester and Eva Lopez of West Chester. Also surviving are two brothers, Angel Zavala of Mexico and Evaristo Zavala of Chicago, Ill. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gilbert Howard Harbaugh
Gilbert H. Harbaugh, of Landenberg, passed away on Aug. 27, 2023 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was 88.

He was the husband of Peggy (Haun) Harbaugh, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Thurmont, Md., he was the son of the late Calvin Harbaugh and Marietta (McCleaf) Harbaugh.  

Gilbert worked for more than 38 years in the printing industry for Dee Printing company. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1959. In his spare time, Gilbert enjoyed deer hunting with his friends and family members. Gilbert’s garage was the “hub” where everyone gathered.      

In addition to his wife Peggy, Gilbert is survived by one daughter, Denise Dugan of Perry Hall, Md., three siblings, Fred Harbaugh, Janet Kennedy, and Shirley Harbaugh, two grandchildren, Kellee and Gregory, two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Colton, and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, Gilbert is predeceased by his siblings, Irene Lynch, Richard Harbaugh, Harvey Harbaugh, and Linda Harbaugh. 

You are invited to visit with Gilbert’s family and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348. His funeral service will begin at 11 a.m.  

Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, 424 North Union Street in Kennett Square.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Service at

Arrangements are being handled by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square.  

To view Gilbert’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Nancy Jenkins Hedrick
Nancy Jenkins Hedrick, of Toughkenamon, passed away on Aug. 30, 2023 at her home. She was 92.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1930 in Avondale and was the daughter of the late Albert W. Jenkins and Mary Hodgson Jenkins. 

She was a member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church. Nancy enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, playing word games with her sister, and traveling. What she treasured most was spending time with her family, including going out to eat and baking Christmas cookies, with date nut cookies being her specialty.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George R. Hedrick, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, her sister, Mabel Guthrie, her brothers, Mark Jenkins and Robert Jenkins, and her daughter-in-law Susan J. Hedrick.  

She is survived by her son, George Hedrick Jr. (Susan) of Sterling, Alaska, her son, Richard Hedrick of Kennett Square, three grandchildren, Christopher Hedrick (Jamie), Jennifer Dowell (Lucas), and Jeff Hedrick (Jessie), six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kendell, Rylee, Devon, Juniper, and Jocelyn, and her sister, Kathryn Jennings (Jim), of Cochranville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 11 to noon on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove at 200 Rose Hill Road. Her funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in Longwood Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avondale Fire Company., 23 Firehouse Way in  Avondale.

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

Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.