Obituaries

William “Bill” D. Pratt of Kennett Square

William “Bill” D. Pratt, 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Feb. 11, after a short illness.  Due to the loving care of his devoted wife, Bill was able to live out his life in the home he loved. Bill died surrounded by love. Bill was born and lived his entire life in beautiful Chester County. He attended Sanford School and was a proud member of the Class of ...

 
 

Claire Lilley Warrington of Landenberg

Claire Lilley Warrington, 84, of Landenberg, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Brandywine Senior Living. She was the wife of Cortland W. Warrington, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Lilley and the late Rebecca Kite Lilley. Claire was an elementary school teacher at the Red Clay School District, retiring ...

 

Suzanne “Sue” E. Burke of Avondale

Suzanne “Sue” E. Burke, 83, of Avondale, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Raymond G. Burke, with whom she shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Koveleski) Brown. Suzanne enjoyed a long career ...

 

Rosetta C. Tobia of Kennett Square

Rosetta C. Tobia, 75, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at her residence, under the loving care of her husband and hospice nurse, on Thursday, Feb. 8. She was the wife of Dr. Louis A. Tobia, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Ernesto Carcaise and the late Rosalie Mocherino Carcaise. Rosetta emigrated ...

 

Dorothy Eleanor Hall Cromwell of West Grove

Dorothy Eleanor Hall Cromwell, 93, of West Grove, fell asleep in death on Jan. 29, after several years of suffering with dementia. As a family, we know that our mother is resting in peace. We look forward to the day when our family will be united with them again. Born in Monkton, Md., it was there that she met and married Ed Cromwell on Oct. 16, 1940. Ed proceeded ...

 

Raymond G. Natale Sr. of West Grove

Raymond “Ray” G. Natale Sr., 91, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at his home. He was the husband of Catherine “Renie” Boyd Natale, who died in 2014, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Darby, he was the ninth of thirteen children born to Frank and Susan (Della Vecchia) Natale. Ray was drafted into the Army in June 1944, making him the fifth ...

 

Fred P. Pratola Sr. of Avondale

Fred P. Pratola Sr., 92, of Avondale, died Thursday, Jan. 25, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Michael and Grace Pratola on April 25, 1925, in Madison, N.J., he was the husband to the love of his life, the late Angeline Pratola who died in 2007, and with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. A WWII veteran, Fred worked side by side with his father and ...

 

Christine Crowell Trostle of West Grove

Christine Crowell Trostle, 90, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Jenners Pond Retirement Community in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Trostle, who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Edna (Howland) Crowell. She lived in Chester County her ...

 

Myrtle M. Najmola of Boothwyn

Myrtle M. Najmola, 91, of Boothwyn, died Monday, Jan. 22, at her residence. She was the wife of Francis S. Najmola who died in 1987, and with whom she shared40 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William A. Pfeiffer and the late Laura Amelia Van Houthen Pfeiffer. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, going to the casinos, ...

 

Doris J. Ward Lauver, formerly of West Grove

Doris J. Ward Lauver, 94, of Pleasant Gap, formerly of West Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, at The Oaks retirement community in Pleasant Gap.  She was the wife of the late Wilbur James Lauver, who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Burnham, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and the late Gladys (Smith) Ward. Doris was a ...

 

Connor M. King of Lincoln University

Connor M. King, 23, of Lincoln University, died Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.  Born in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of Kevin J. and Amy (Zyber) King. Connor was a 2012 graduate of Avon Grove High School. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. Connor was a gifted person who cherished thoughtful conversations, had natural ...