Obituaries

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating of Kennett Square

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating, 87, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at the Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Donald Francis Keating, who died in 2000 and with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Columbia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and the late Carmella (Russo) Nobile. Dolores graduated from ...

 
 

Frances Ferranto of Kennett Square

Frances Ferranto, 73, of Kennett Square, died Monday April 16, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, after a long illness. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Pietro Ferranto and the late Anna Rita (Macellaro) Ferranto. Frances was a longtime resident of Kennett Square and a life-long parishioner of St. Patrick Church. She graduated Kennett High ...

 

Ruth Ann Crampton of Kennett Square

Ruth Ann Crampton, 75, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at her residence. She was the wife of Clifford B. Crampton who died in 2000, and with whom she shared over 30 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late John N. Jackson and the late Margaret Snowden. She was a program technician at Agilent Technology (Hewlett-Packard), ...

 

Mildred W. Herr of Avondale

Mildred W. Herr, 92, of Avondale, died Saturday, April 14, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of John H. Herr who died in 2014, and with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late Philip Wilson and the late Ethel Lovett Wilson. Mrs. Herr was a homemaker. In her early years, she worked as a bookkeeper for the ...

 

John Dale Rhoads of West Grove

John “Jack” Dale Rhoads, 64, of West Grove, died Saturday, April 7, at the Temple University Hospital. He was the husband of Katharine “Katie” Krick Rhoads, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George Robert Rhoads and the late Marjorie Deatrich Rhoads. Jack was an industrial electrician at Dow Chemical in Newark ...

 

Dale Frederick Byers of West Grove

Dale Frederick “Fred” Byers,  74, of West Grove, died Monday, April 9, at the Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Nancy Enck Byers, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Mechanicsburg, he was a son of the late Dale Frederick Byers Sr. and the late Gladys Eleanor (Rupp) Byers. Dale graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 1961 ...

 

Walter P. (Buddy) Dillon of Kennett Square

Walter P. (Buddy) Dillon, 68, of Kennett Square,  died Wednesday, April 11, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. He was the husband of Linda Adams Dillon, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Pence Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Benny Dillon and Marinda Jeanette (Ratliff) Dillon who lives in Oxford. Walter served our country in ...

 

James R. Phipps of Avondale

James R. Phipps, 73, of Avondale, died  Monday, April 9, at the Chester County Hospital. Born in West Grove, he is the son of Blanche Hopper Phipps of West Grove and the late Roscoe B. Phipps. Jim was a security guard at Jenner’s Pond and prior to that, he worked as a paver for Brandywine Paving. He enjoyed watching all the Philadelphia sports teams on TV, bluegrass ...

 

Albert Elko of Chadds Ford

Albert Elko, 87, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Media, died April 3, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and grew up in Collingdale. He was active in high school athletics, as well as the Boy Scouts, where he achieved Eagle Scout status, and graduated from Collingdale High School in 1948. After serving in the Naval Reserve, he graduated from the University of ...

 

Helen A. Reed of Kennett Square

Helen A. Reed, 92, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, March 28, at Crosslands. She was the loving wife of the late Leon Reed. Born in Eddystone, she was the daughter of the late John Abramchuk and the late Dora Yuschak Abramchuk. A 1942 graduate of Eddystone High School and the class Salutatorian, she was a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of the ...

 

Katharine “Kitty” N. Mullin of Oxford

Katharine “Kitty” N. Mullin, 94, of Oxford, died Thursday, March 29, at the Jennersville Hospital. She was the wife of Ralph “Jiggs” A. Mullin, who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Aloysius O’Neill and the late Anna T. Grace O.Neill. She was a retired branch manager at American ...