Obituaries for the week of December 27th
David George Ginn
David George Ginn, a resident of Landenberg, sorrowfully and regretfully left this life on Nov. 14, 2023. He was 26.
There are no words to properly express the tremendous loss of this amazing young man.
Born February 8, 1997 in Newark, Del. and raised in Landenberg, David was the son of Vernon Allee Ginn, II and the late Diane Marie Ginn (Delawski).
David was educated in the Avon Grove School District and graduated from Avon Grove High School in 2015. He continued his education at Penn State University (Delaware County and Great Valley campuses), and earned his degree in Engineering in 2020.
David was serious about his work and doing the best job possible for his employers. He dedicated many years to Kendal at Longwood and its residents.
David was extremely intelligent and used this gift abundantly through his hobbies of building and repairing electrical devices and re-building and repairing several of his own automobiles over the years. When not working toward his degree, working at Kendal, or working on an automotive project, David delved into books and podcasts for entertainment and learning. He especially had an interest in historical events and enjoyed a wide range of genres of music spanning a century of time.
Dave, as he was known to his friends and co-workers, was a quiet and humble friend with a huge heart. His friends brought light and joy to his life. With several of his friends, he enjoyed the sport of Airsoft which was always a highlight for any weekend. In earlier years, Dave enjoyed dirt bike riding and following his Dad around learning as much as he could about the mechanics of automobiles, and visiting local museums and attractions with his Mom and brother, Matthew.
David leaves behind a much-loved father, Vernon Ginn, II, his beloved dog, Rose, aunts, Irene Heller (Paul), Dana Ginn Morrison (Chris) and Lorraine Lampert (Steve), an uncle, Ed Delawski (Brighid), and cousins Ryan, Mackenzie, Juliane and Lauren.
He is predeceased by his mother, Diane Ginn and brother, Matthew Ginn, as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents Vernon and Kay Ginn of Landenberg and Tadeusz (Ted) and Joan Delawski of Wilmington, Del.
Family and friends gathered on Dec. 15 at Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square for a service of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SpeakUp!, a Pennsylvania-based organization that partners with schools to foster conversations between teens and adults on difficult topics…teaching teens how to have the courage to speak up and ask for help. Donations in Dave’s name may be mailed to: SpeakUp! 80 W. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 220, Devon, PA 19333.
Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.
Betty J. Trout
Betty J. Trout, 92, of Oxford, passed away on Dec. 18, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late Ralph C. Trout, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1997.
Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Lester Stilwell and the late Golda (Lineberry) Duncan.
Betty was employed by the Gross School Bus Company as a school bus driver. She transported students in the Oxford Area School District and retired with 40 years of service. Betty was known for being an excellent baker. In her spare time, she liked to crochet beautiful doilies. She also looked forward to having a vibrant flower garden each year. She was a longtime member of Bethany Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Oxford.
She is survived by three children, Christine Coomes, wife of Lynn, of Quarryville, Steven Trout, husband of Toni, of Cochranville, and Valerie Hamilton, wife of Victor, of Rising Sun, Md.; grandchildren, Brian Trout, husband of Amanda, of Strasburg, Matthew Felty, husband of Emily, of Delta, Paul Felty, fiancé of Cathy, of Rising Sun, and Alison DeAngelo, wife of Andrew, of Landenberg; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Joanne Almond, of Lancaster, and a brother-in-law, Robert Adams, of Oxford. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Adams and Vera Kensinger.
In accordance with Betty’s wishes, services will be private. Private interment will take place in the Oxford Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dewald Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Quarryville. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewalds.com.
Dr. Joseph Allen Kobeski
Dr. Joseph Allen Kobeski, age 53, of Kennett Square, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack while doing what he loved best—hunting on his farm with friends, on Saturday morning Dec. 9, 2023.
He was the beloved husband of Jena Elise (Iannuzzelli) Kobeski, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late Walter Dan Kobeski and Virginia Born Kobeski of Kennewick, WA.
Although Joe's loss leaves a void in the lives of those who loved him, his spirit will live on as a reminder to embrace life fearlessly and cherish the moments we have.
Dr. Kobeski graduated from Washington State University where he double majored in finance and real estate. After a successful career in finance, he decided upon a career change and returned to school to study dentistry. He attended Temple University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007. He completed his endodontic residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.
Joe was the founder and owner of Keystone Endodontics in Lancaster, Pa. His patients (some of them, anyway!) loved when he sang country songs while performing root canals. He was a member of the American Association of Endodontists.
Joe embraced the phrase “Go big or go home” for virtually all aspects of his life. He was widely appreciated for his ability to bring people together with his mixology skills and gourmet cooking. Joe mastered or became certified in many skill sets, including, but certainly not limited to, scuba diving, downhill mogul skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, camping, and home beer brewing. He was an avid hunter and fisherman of all types of wild game and fish and collected just about every piece of equipment known in those sports. While he cherished every expedition, his family farm held a special place in his heart, providing him with countless memories and moments of tranquility.
In addition to his wife and mother, Joe is survived by his two daughters, Elise and Kara, whom he adored, two brothers, Michael Dan Kobeski of Kennett Square and Jim Kobeski and his wife, Sarah of Puyallup, Washington, one sister, Tricia Fotheringham and her husband, Robert of Kennewick, Washington, his in-laws, Ronald and Jane Iannuzzelli of Glen Mills, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, contributions in his memory may be made to a fund which will help support Joe’s daughters and their future education aspirations. https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/joseph-kobeski/8987/.
Joe’s life celebration funeral service was held on Dec. 17. Interment will be held privately.
Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.
Boleslaw E. Brzoska
Boleslaw E. Brzoska, of West Grove, passed away on Dec. 12, 2023 while surrounded by his loving family at ChristianaCare Hospital. He was 77.
He was the spouse of Alicja (Dziegielewska) Brzoska, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Peczerzyno, Poland, he was the son of the late Edward and Bronislawa (Grabowska) Brzoska.
He was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Lucja (Miroslaw) Zaionc.
In his youth, Boleslaw attended Gdansk University of Technology. While living in Poland, he served in the Polish Army and after a brief period was promoted to a corporal. He also received two exemplary soldier medals. He worked for various companies with the last employment at Port Gdynia where he managed operations and logistics of the shipping activities as well as managing compliance documentation for overall transportation regulations.
He immigrated to the United States in 1987 with his wife and daughter.
Boleslaw was an avid fan of tennis and soccer. In his spare time, Boleslaw enjoyed listening to music, reading, and traveling with his wife and family. He visited many places in the United States and abroad. He had a special love for disadvantaged children, the poor, and animals, and will be missed for his generosity toward others who were less fortunate. Boleslaw will be remembered for his quick wit, hospitality, and love of nature and the outdoors.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in West Grove.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Joanna Botial and her husband, Gregory, and his granddaughter, Danielle, who was very precious to him. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lucyna Ogieglo and family, his brothers-in-law: Zbigniew Dziegielewski and family, Zenon Dziegielewski and family, John Dziegielewski and family, and Marek Dziegielewski and family, and his niece, Alicja Zmijewska and family.
His funeral mass was held on Dec. 19 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in West Grove.
Interment was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Ewing Township, New Jersey.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Food for the Poor www.FoodForThePoor.org.
Arrangements are being handled by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.