Obituaries

Deborah S. Roberts of Landenberg

Deborah S. Roberts, 65, of Landenberg, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on June 20. Debby was the founder of Nonantum Veterinary Clinic.  She was devoted to her patients, their families and to her colleagues.  Debby’s passion for her work was evident to everyone around her.  That passion was second only to her love for her family. Debby was born ...

 
 

Ernest R. Giese of Avondale

Ernest R. Giese, 78, of Avondale, formerly of Philadelphia, died early Wednesday morning, June 13, in Avondale. He was the devoted husband of the late Edith A. Giese, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born on Nov. 21, 1939, in Philadelphia, Ernie was the son of Ernest and Matilda Giese (Sefcik). Ernie graduated from Central High School in 1957, received a ...

 

Sherri  L. Cole of Kennett Square

Sherri  L. Cole, 65, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, June 13, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She was the wife of Richard C. Cole, who died in 2012, and with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late John “Jack” McCoury and the late Edna Paisley McCoury. Sherri was a homemaker. She was an avid ...

 

Eugene Eleuthere duPont Weymouth of Kennett Square

Eugene Eleuthere duPont Weymouth, 85, of Kennett Square, died Monday, June 11, surrounded by family and caregivers who loved him very much. He was born on Jan. 27, 1933 in Wilmington, to George and Deo duPont Weymouth. He attended A.I duPont and Westtown school. After graduating from the McDonough Military Academy in 1951 he attended the University of Wisconsin. ...

 

Dorothy Mae DiSabatino

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Mae "Dottie Mae" (nee Kalmbacher) DiSabatino announces her passing on Saturday, June 9, at the age of 92. Dorothy was born in Baltimore, Md. and her maternal family line can be traced to England, 1612. She lived with her adoring family in Unionville, Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro, and Wilmington. Dottie Mae graduated ...

 

Jim “Max” Maxwell Beaver of West Grove

Jim "Max" Maxwell Beaver, of West Grove, died Wednesday, June 6, in hospice at Jenner's Pond, Jennersville. Born in Sunbury, he was the son of Marjorie Lorraine (Spitler) Beaver and the late Jim C. Beaver. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Andrea L. Tidlow and her husband John of Abingdon, Va., and his nephew Graham Tidlow and niece Jillian ...

 

W. John Hughes of West Grove

W. John Hughes, 72, of West Grove, Sunday, June 10,  at the VA Medical Center, Hospice, Coatesville. He was the husband of Edna Briggs Hughes, who passed away in 1998, and with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late William J. Hughes and the late F. Miriam Pierce Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a heavy equipment operator for Page ...

 

Dennis  M. Williams of Kennett Square

Dennis  M. Williams, 75, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, June 5, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. He was the husband of Anne Marie DeWire Williams, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.  His first wife Joan Engler Williams died in 1976. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John A. Williams and the late Catherine Selzle Williams. He served his ...

 

James “Mike” Armstrong of Cochranville

James “Mike” Armstrong, 67, of Cochranville, died Thursday, May 31, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine Barlow Armstrong, with whom he shared nine years of marriage. Born in Upland, he was the son of James C. Armstrong of Harrisburg and the late Joy Fritz Armstrong. Mike was a janitor at Hanes Foods in West Chester. He was a member of the ...

 

John “Jack” Moore of Coatesville

John “Jack” Moore, 82, of Coatesville, died Thursday, May 31, at the Life Care Hospital, West Chester. He was the husband of Mary Riale Moore, with whom he shared 21 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County, N.C., he was the son of the late Woodroe Moore and the late Lennis Price Moore. Jack was an auto mechanic working for Penske Truck Leasing, King of Prussia, ...

 

Joseph A. DiStefano Jr. of Kennett Square

Joseph A. DiStefano Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 22. Joe was the beloved husband of Emily Mote DiStefano, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was a graduate of Kennett High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Born in West Chester, in 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Mary DiStefano. In concert with his ...