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Miscellaneous Chester County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Henriette Wyeth
Henriette Wyeth, 89, a world-renowned painter and daughter of American master N.C. Wyeth, died Thursday, Apr. 3 of complications from pneumonia in Roswell, N.M. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a child prodigy, the eldest of five Wyeth children, and began her art as a small child. Her formal art lessons began when she was 11, mostly charcoal studies of spheres and pyramids. She had contracted polio at the age of three which left her with a gnarled right hand, so she drew with her left and painted with her right hand. At the age of 12, she pursued her art seriously by attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and began to earn recognition for her portraiture by age 16. Her fame for portraiture was well established when her younger brother, Andrew, began to draw. In 1929 she and her husband, artist Peter Hurd, moved to New Mexico and raised an artistic family. She had three children, Peter Jr., Michael, and Carol Rogers, with Peter and Carol Rogers both becoming artists. Her father opposed her move to New Mexico because he felt it would interfere with her painting. But she continued to paint, including portraits of actresses Helen Hayes and Paulette Goddard, former first lady Pat Nixon and, of course, her own family until a few years ago when health problems forced her to stop. In addition to portraits, she painted still lifes, floral landscapes and her ethereal "Death and the Child." She remained an outspoken critic of television and of feminism and felt that children had been blunted by modern society. She had stopped doing portraits of children, she said, "because today’s children, they are so deadpan." "This brave little lady came out here to New Mexico into nothing from the lush green of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and from her society and her friends," said her son Michael. "She came to love this country. She turned it into something magical for everybody."

Louis Ferranto
Louis Ralph Ferranto, 50, of Avondale, died on March 31 at the Southern Chester County Medical Center. He was the husband of Phyllis Jean Hearn Ferranto. Born in West Chester, he was a son of Anna Rita Macellaro Ferranto of Kennett Square and the late Pietro Andrew Ferranto. Mr. Ferranto was a 1964 graduate of Kennett High School. He was a hair stylist for 31 years and for the past 21 years, owned and operated Beauty Villa West in Wilmington. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains and horseback riding. Mr. Ferranto enjoyed music and played the saxophone and piano. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Dawn Ferranto of Wilmington; one brother, Robert of Avondale; two sisters, Loretta Battaglia of Landenberg and Frances Ferranto of Kennett Square; and one granddaughter, Brianna Nicole Ferranto of Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, April 4 at St. Patrick's Church, Kennett Square, with interment in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Child, Inc., 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Del.

Cecile Walters
Cecile B. Thomas Walters died on April 4 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Pa. She was the mother of the Rev. Robert Thomas Walters, former pastor of New London Presbyterian Church, and grandmother of Robert Thomas Walters Jr. of Kemblesville and World Wide Travel. She was the widow of Abraham Issac Walters and the daughter of the late Robert Grant Thomas and Laura Mae Morrison Thomas of Blakely, Pa. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Beemerville Presbyterian Church prior to her move to Bethlehem, Pa., where she was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. She was a retired psychiatric nurse having served many years at Allentown State Hospital, Allentown, Pa. In addition to her son and grandson, she is survived by a granddaughter Kimber-lee Walters of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a sister, Gladys Hoyes of Dundalk, Md.; a brother, Harold Thomas of Dalton, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Robson of Bethlehem and Florence Thomas of Blakely, Pa. Services were held Tuesday in Penns Grove, N.J., the home of her son. Instead of flowers, the family requests donation to the Walters Memorial fund, Beemerville Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Daisy DuPre, 310 Resevoir Ave., Branchville, N.J. 07826.

Melissa Weller
Mellissa A. Weller, 18, of Nottingham was killed in a car accident on March 31 in Nottingham Township. She was a senior at Kennett High School where she was on the yearbook staff. Formerly of Hockessin, she was born in Dover, Del.. She was a member of Holly Oak United Methodist Church in Claymont. Miss Weller is survived by her father, Donald R. Weller of Kathleen Ga.; her mother, Therese Weister Weller of New Castle, Del.; a stepmother, Barabra Weller of Kathleen; a brother, Donald C. Weller of Kathleen; a half brother, Kyle C. Lynch of Kewanna, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Beth Weller of Kewanna; paternal grandparents Jon and Barbara Gast of Kewanna; maternal grandparents Dolores and Cliff Walker of Secane, Pa.; maternal grandparents James and Judy Weister of Philadelphia; maternal great-grandparents James and Dorothy Weister of Morgantown, W.Va.; and companion, Greg Bonificino of Nottingham. Services were held Saturday at the Edward L. Collins Funeral Home in Oxford and on Monday in Kewanna. She was buried in Citizens I.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna.

David Dunn
David M. Dunn, 65, of Kennett Square died Jan. 24 at Christiana Hospital. Mr. Dunn was a self-employed painting contractor for 31 years, and was the co-owner with his wife of the Pink and Blue Shop in Kennett Square. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the PFC army. Mr. Dunn lived in the Kennett Square and Unionville area his entire life. He was a 1951 graduate of Unionville High School. He was a former member of the American Legion Post in Kennett Square. He loved to support and work with youth sports organizations. Mr. Dunn was a member of the Unionville Recreation Association, Southern Chester County Soccer Association and Unionville Ice Hockey Club. He coached softball, baseball, girls and boys basketball and soccer for many year. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Dunn and mother Carrie Dunn. He is survived by his wife, Anne Dunn of Kennett Square; a son, David Dunn Jr. of Kennett Square; a daughter, Carrie Dunn of Kennett Square; two brothers, Charles Dunn of Oxford and Robert Dunn of Cochranville; two sisters, Jean Peirson of West Grove and Kitty Fenstermacher of Kennett Square; and a half brother, William Hughes of West Grove. Mr. Dunn's funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at Kuzo and Gofus Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Kuzo and Gofus on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. He will be buried at the Unionville Cemetery. The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions to Unionville Ice Hockey, P.O. Box 476, Unionville PA 19375 or the Unionville Recreation Association, Unionville PA 19375.

Leslie Wilkerson
Leslie Kai Kiser Wilkerson, 35, of Cochranville, formerly of Downingtown, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in El Paso, Texas, Ms. Wilkerson was the daughter of James Kiser and Dayle Aderhold Kiser. Ms. Wilkerson was a delivery person for the United Parcel Service. Surviving in addition to her parents are her fianc鬠Richard Lewis of Cochranville; two sons, Christopher Wilkerson and Michael Wilkerson of Greenville, S.C.; and three brothers J. Scot Kiser and C. Whitney Kiser of Annapolis, Md. and K. Erik Kiser of Fairfax, Va.

Guy James DiNorscia
Guy James DiNorscia, 75, of Kennett Square died on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at his home. He was the husband of Mary DeCicco DiNorscia. Born in Madison, Maine, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Gale DiNorscia. A Kennett High School graduate, Mr. DiNorscia worked for about 40 years as a self-employed mushroom grower. He retired in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II. Mr. DiNorscia was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Kennett Square, the Kennett Fire Police and the Swayne, Campbell, Testa V.F.W. Post 5467. Besides his wife, Mr. DiNorsica is survived by three daughters, Mary Anne Atkins of Hockessin, Janet Girolami of Glen Mills and Gale Lattanzio of Kennett Square; three brothers, Anthony and Alfred of Kennett Square and Joseph of Downingtown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Anina Taras. He was buried Saturday, Jan. 24 at St. Patrick's cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick's Church, 218 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA. 19348.

Dominic Dorazio
Dominic Dorazio Jr., 64, of West Grove, died Jan. 19 at the Southern Chester County Medical Center, following an illness of two weeks. He was the husband of Joyce Haney Dorazio. A resident of West Grove since 1958, he was a transport driver for Bayard Bouchelle of Kennett Square, now Delchester Oil Co., for 40 years. He attended Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church of Cochranville and was a charter member of the Southern Chester County Snowmobile Club, life member of Swayne-Campbell-Testa Post 5467 of Kennett Square and also a member of the West Grove Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting at the Wickerton Hunt Club of Luzerne County. He served with the United States Army in Germany. Surviving besides his wife are one son, James D. Dorazio; two daughters, Susan Dorazio Hogg and Sandra Dorazio Young, all of West Grove; three brothers, James Dorazio of West Chester, Toney Fred Dorazio of Asheville, N.C., and Michael Dorazio of Elsmere; two sisters, Helen Ciuffetelli of Elsmere and Rose Amalfitano of Wilmington; and three grandchildren. Services were held on Jan. 23 at Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, Cochranville with interment in the church cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to The American Lung Association of Southeastern Pa., 525 Plymouth Road, Suite 315, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19452, or Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church Window Restoration Fund, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330.

Donald Clemens
H. Donald Clemens Jr., 77, of Kennett Square and formerly of Unionville, died Thursday, Jan. 22 at his home. He was the husband of Mary Chandler Clemens. Born in Newtown, he was the son of the late H. Donald Clemens Sr. and Ellen Teeters. Mr. Clemens graduated from West Chester High School in 1939 and from Illinois College. He flew in the South Pacific with the navy during World War II. He was a co-pilot of a PB4Y-2 Privateer with the Patrol Bombing Squadron 106. His love of flying remained for the rest of his life. Mr. Clemens was a member of the Seaplane Pilots Association and a Tail-Hooker. For more than 40 years, he worked in the construction industry, and as an East Marlborough Township a building inspector. He was with Clemens Inc. Custom Homes, Clemens and Forlino Builders, George F. Snyder Clemens Concrete and Clemens Lumber Co. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Clemens; children, Shelley Clemens and Mark Chadwick of Oreland, Pa.; Lyle C. and Thomas Boyle of Manasquan, N.J., Edward C. and Diane S. Clemens of Kennett Square, Henry Donald Clemens III of Kemblesville and Robert C. Clemens of Marshallton; a brother, John Clemens of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a sister, Alice Usinger of Wallingford; and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends at 450 Bayard Road from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1. Instead of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, P.O. Box 730, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Herbert Montgomery
Herbert J "Herbie" Montgomery, 94, of Kennett Square, died Saturday Jan. 16, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia to John H. and Bertha McVaugh Montgomery he was the oldest living member of the Kennett Square Fire Co. He retired in 1969 from the NVF Co. after working there for 32 years. He also was a fire policeman and a crossing guard for 14 years with the Kennett School District. An avid woodmaker he enjoyed racing pigeons at an earlier age. He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Gilbert Montgomery; three daughters, Barbara J. Krady and her husband Wilmer Krady of Lancaster, Jean M. Hands of Kennett Square and Darlene J. Sedlak of West Chester; two brothers, George 0. Montgomery of Havertown and Francis "Babe" Montgomery of Brattleboro, Vt.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Nelson Montgomery; two sisters Bertha Smith and Virginia Willard; and a grandson, Kevin Hands. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Thursday Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Kuzo and Gofus Funeral Home at 250 W. State St. in Kennett Square. Internment will be at Union Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Kennett Square Fire Co. 209 Dalmatian St. Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to the Longwood Fire Co. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Fonda Randall
Fonda B. Randall, 72, of Kennett Square, formerly of Felton Del. died Friday Jan. 15 at the Southern Chester County Medical Center of complications following surgery. Mrs. Randall, a graduate of Western Maryland College and a music teacher until becoming a housewife, lived in Delaware from 1954 until 1996. She was married for 47 years to Richard C. Randall Jr., who died in 1996. She is survived by a son, Colvin Randall, of Kennett Square; two sisters; and a brother. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. Contributions may be sent to Camden Friends Meeting, 122 East Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Camden DE 19934.

Lee Foote
Lee Kenneth Foote, a resident of Lancaster County, died suddenly on Jan. 14. He was 56. Mr. Foote was born in September 1942 to Gordon R. and Beverly Hawthorn Foote. He attended the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., before entering Dartmouth College. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1964 with an AB in sociology. He earned a master's in business administration from Columbia University in 1965. He worked for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. for 27 years, where he held positions in the Department of International Finance and worked as the head of computer security before retiring in 1992. Mr. Foote was president of the Boys Club in Wilmington in 1980; the Chester County Skating Club from 1984-87; and the Delaware Curative Workshop in 1986. He was a former president and treasurer of the Dartmouth Club of Delaware. Following his retirement from Du Pont, Mr. Foote served as the president of the Southern Chester County Development Foundation from 1993-97. He led the foundation's most recent capital campaign to expand the medical center's emergency room. In October 1998 he stepped down from the Southern Chester County Medical Center Board of Governors after serving nine years. Over the last five years, Mr. Foote had also served as a director or advisor to the southeast chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, the Chester County Community Foundation and the CCCF Women's and Girls Fund. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his three children, Beverly Shaw of London, England; Allison H. and David R. Foote, both of Wilmington; one granddaughter, Eleanor Shaw; and a brother, Randall, of New York City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Southern Chester County Medical Center, Hospice Restricted Fund, 1015 W. Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390.

Ruth Blazer
Ruth Blazer, 66, of Newark Del. died Jan. 14, at her home. A resident of Newark for the past two years she was formerly of Landenberg. Born in Oaklyn, N.J. to Albert E. and Harriet Ellen Haines MacMallen she was a member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church for over 35 years where she taught Sunday school for 20 years and bible school. She held numerous other jobs over the years. She also loved gardening, traveling and reading. A devoted wife of the late Thomas A. Blazer she is survived by a son, William H. Blazer of Washington; a daughter Debbie Rachocki of Delaware; and six grandchildren. There was a funeral service Jan. 19 at the Landenberg United Methodist Church. Interment will be at the New London Presbyterian Cemetery. Instead of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Delaware Hospice 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Suzanne Irsch
Suzanne Carol Irsch, 60, of Chadds Ford, died on Friday, Jan. 15 at her home. She was the wife of Norman Irsch for 41 years. Born in Bay City, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Erwin A. and Frances M. Dewitt Schroeder. She lived in the West Chester area for the past 20 years. She was homemaker, and was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church in West Chester for the past 20 years. Her community activities included serving as a Sunday school teacher; a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer and board member; a volunteer for the Oncology Care Home Health Specialists Inc. and a founding member of the Cancer Support Network at Calvary Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Charles Irsch of Dallas, Texas.; three daughters, Lynda McMurray of Salt Lake City, Utah, Sharon Holbrook of Greensboro, N.C. and Alison Irsch of Wilmington; and three grandchildren. Due to the incomplete sanctuary expansion at Calvary Lutheran, a memorial service was held Jan. 19 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private in the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery in Birmingham Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 730 S. New Street, West Chester, PA 19382, or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas, TX 75244.

Virginia Boddy
Virginia L. Boddy, 74, of Oxford, died Jan. 28 at home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Larence W. Boddy Sr. She was born in West Chester to William L. and Martha E. Burruss Stafford. Mrs. Boddy was a homemaker who lived in Avondale before moving to Oxford, where she lived for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Ware Presbyterian Village Auxiliary of Oxford and was a member, deacon and past treasurer of the Second Presbyterian Church in Oxford. She was preceded in death by her parents. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Kerry A. of West Grove, Lawrence W. Jr., Allen R. and Jeffrey W., all of Oxford; a daughter, Shirley B. Saunders of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Stafford of Kennett Square; and two sisters, Marian Smith of Toughkenamon and Dorothy Kennedy of Trenton, N.J. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Relatives and friends can call from 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 42 South Fifth Street, Oxford, PA 19363.

Clarence Huffman
Clarence T. Huffman, 80, of Kennett Square, died Jan. 18 at the Pocopson Home. He was the husband of Jean H. Huffman, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, he was a son of the late Wilbur D. and Annie Swayne Huffman. Mr. Huffman was a technical sergeant in the 5th Air Force and served during World War II in the South Pacific as a radio operator and gunner on B-24 planes. He completed 55 missions and was awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He worked as a powerhouse operator at NVF Co. of Kennett Square for 46 years. Mr. Huffman was also a part-time bus driver for the Kennett Area School District for 22 years. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. He was also a member of the Swayne Campbell Testa VFW Post No. 5467 of Kennett Square. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lawrence S. of Wilmington; a daughter, Jeanne A. of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Nancy Hillman of Lancaster; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur D. Huffman. A funeral service was held Jan. 24 at the Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home in Kennett Square. Interment was in Longwood Cemetery in East Marlborough Township. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Huffman's memory to a charity of the donor's choice.

John Nikolich
John Nikolich, 72, of Kennett Square, died Jan. 22 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He joined the Dupont Co. as an engineering co-op student in 1948. After completing a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Northwestern University in Illinois, he began his career as a process engineer in the fabrics & finishes plant in Chicago. Mr. Nikolich served in the Army during the Korean War, first as an enlisted soldier from 1952 to 1953, then -- after excelling in Officer Candidate School -- as an officer in the Army Chemical Corps in Europe. He received an honorable discharge as a second lieutenant in 1954. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Nikolich held various technical, engineering and manufacturing jobs in the Dupont F&F plants. From 1959-1963, he was instrumental in the development of the Corfam-brand synthetic shoe upper material and then orchestrated the sale of Corfam to the Polish government. In 1972, he joined the International Development in Europe as assistant director of planning and development in Geneva, and then as director of administration for Dupont Deutschland in D?orf, Germany. He returned to the United States in 1977 to work in a series of manufacturing management positions in the Wilmington area before returning to Europe in 1986 as director of manufacturing for BT&D Technologies Ltd., a joint venture of Dupont and British Telecom in London. In 1989, Mr. Nikolich retired from Dupont. He began consulting for the biotech firm, Life Technologies, and became vice president of manufacturing, a position he held from 1991 to 1993. He particularly enjoyed his overseas assignments with Dupont and his years with LTI. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Jane Nikolich; his sons, Mikeljon of Takoma Park, Md., Mark of Wilmington and Kristopher of Birmingham, Ala.; his brothers, Daniel of Palatine, Ill., and Thomas of Knoxville, Tenn.; his sisters, Caroline Evanston of Downers Grove, Ill., and Rosemary Komnenich of Chicago; and four grandchildren. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Kennett at Longwood. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club since 1977. He also enjoyed early morning gatherings with his friends in the local Coffee Klatch. A memorial service was held Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Att: Stuart A. Grossman, M.D., 1650 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21231-1000.

Robert McNeil
Robert O. McNeil, 77, the former mayor and vice president of West Grove Borough Council, died Jan. 26 at home. He was the husband of Jean Massey McNeil, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late H. Ottis McNeil and Marion Brackin McNeil. A lifelong resident of West Grove, he graduated from Avon Grove High School and the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and received an honorable discharge in 1946. He was employed by Hercules Inc. as a civil engineer and retired in 1986 after 34 years of service. He will be remembered as a tireless public servant, having been active in local politics for the past 35 years. He served as Democratic committeeman for West Grove Borough since the early 1960s and was successful in getting many Democrats elected to local positions. He was one of the first Democrats to be elected mayor in Chester County, serving from 1966-1978. His involvement in the community continued after his retirement as he was elected to the West Grove Borough Council and served as council vice president, chairman of the finance committee and chairman of the civil service commission for 12 years until he died. Mr. McNeil also served as a member of the board of directors of the Avon Grove Area Public Library, playing a pivotal role in the planning and fund raising for the proposed West Grove Borough/Avon Grove Library building. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Forrest "Biff" McNeil of West Grove; a sister, Jean M. Cook of West Grove; and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be held this week at the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove. Interment will be in the West Grove Friends Meeting in West Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Grove Public Library, 11 Exchange Place, West Grove, PA 19390.

Raymond Walker
Raymond William Walker, 70, of West Grove, died Jan. 26 at home. He was married to Eisabeth Yeatman Walker of West Grove, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. He graduated from Wilmington High School and the University of Delaware with a degree in civil engineering. He was captain of the UD tennis team from 1957-1959. Mr. Walker also served four years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Greenland and Texas. He worked for the B&O Railroad Co., as area manager for Atlantic Richfield and as director of strategic planning for Columbia Gas until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Walker had a lifelong passion for tennis and physical fitness. Mr. Walker was ranked No. 1 in tennis in Delaware 24 times in various age groups. He was ranked No. 1 in Middle States 10 times. Last March he won the 70-plus National Doubles Paddle Tennis championship. In 1999 he was inducted into the Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame. Mr. Walker was a member of the Society of Friends in London Grove and the treasurer of trustees of the London Grove Meeting. He was the past president of the Lions Club and the past chairman of the United Way of Avon Grove. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Eugene E. of Costa Rica; a son, James Raymond Walker of West Grove; two daughters, Marjorie Walker Samero and Carolyn Walker Kirby of West Grove; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Victoria and Max Walker of West Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold W. and Alice R. Shute Walker. A memorial service was held this week at the London Grove Friends Meeting. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Tennis Foundation, c/o Lou Dods, 807 Morris Road, Hockessin, DE 19707, or to the London Grove Friends Meeting, c/o Arthur Yeatman, 432 Leaman Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Mabel McNemar
Mabel E. McNemar, 73, of Pocopson, died Jan. 25 at the Chester County Hospital. Born in Wilmington, she spent most of her life in Chester County. She retired in 1989 after 20 years of service at West Chester University. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Les McNemar; her son, Glenn and his wife Lauressa; and two grandchildren, Glenn and Brad; her daughter Janet and her husband Jack Treptow; and her sister Janet Eckman and her husband George of Wilmington. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Unionville Presbyterian Church in Unionville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chester County Hospital Foundation, 701 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380. Indicate contribution is for cancer research in memory of Mabel McNemar.

Joseph Miller
Joseph Miller, 77, of Kelton, died Jan. 27 at the Southern Chester County Medical Center in Penn Township. He was the husband of Emma Baylis Miller, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in North Carolina, he was a son of the late Lillard and Emmaline Mahaffey. He worked in the road maintenance business for many years. He enjoyed gardening and especially his tomatoes. Mr. Miller also enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Russell of Texas and Vance of Oxford; a sister, Luvenia Cooper of West Grove; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Taylor, who died earlier this year. Funeral services were held this week at the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA 19390.

Georgia Park
Georgia M. Park, 91, of Kennett Square, died Jan. 27 at Kendal at Longwood. She was the wife of William Edgar Park, the former president of Simmons College in Boston, who died in 1987. They were married for 37 years. Services and burial will be private.

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