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Chester County Press

Obituaries for February 18

02/14/2024 08:32PM ● By Steven Hoffman

James Edward Akehurst, Jr.

James Edward Akehurst, Jr., age 66, passed away on Feb. 7, 2024 while at home in Newark, Del.

Born on Dec. 19, 1957 in West Chester, he was the son of the late James E. Akehurst, Sr. and Esther M. Akehurst (nee Neide).  

James was intelligent, generous, kind, and funny.  His warm personality and shining sense of humor always made others feel welcome.  James was an avid lover and collector of vintage treasures and antiques—a profession he enjoyed sharing with others in his community.  

In his free time, he loved playing and listening to music, exploring his love of history, taking his motorcycle out for a ride, and spending time laughing with his family and friends.

James is survived by loving wife, Angela R. Knight, daughter, Amanda R. Akehurst, sisters, Linda L. Riley and Della M. Akehurst; and a brother, John P. Akehurst.

A visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, in Wilmington, Del.  

The family suggests contributions in James' memory to the American Cancer Society (