Obituaries

Richard D. “Doug” Kley of West Chester

Richard D. "Doug" Kley, 75, of West Chester, formerly of New Castle, Del. and Green Ridge, Pa., died Feb. 19. Born in Chester, in 1941, he was the son of the late Richard and Kathryn (nee Russler) Kley. Doug was a graduate of Eddystone High School and the captain of the swim team. He had a passion for model trains and taking care of his lawn in the summer. Doug ...

 
 

Richard A. Giancola of Kennett Square

Richard A. Giancola, 89, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Neighborhood Hospice. He was the husband of Marlene Carozzo Giancola, who died in 2003, and with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Township, he was the son of the late Richard A. and  Antoinette Bendistis Giancola. He owned and operated his own mushroom business for many years, ...

 

Richard Wayne Bunch of Avondale

Richard Wayne Bunch, 74, of Avondale, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove. He was the husband of Helen Taraborelli, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Hickman County, Ky., he was the son of the late Aubrey and the late Rosa Belle Bunch. “Wayne” served our country during the Vietnam War in the Navy aboard the USS ...

 

Mildred E. Lane Brackin of Landenberg

Mildred E. Lane Brackin, 92, of Landenberg, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Robert Edwin Brackin who died in 2010 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in New London, she was a daughter of the late Tyra and the late Carrie Carson Lane. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1942 ...

 

Elizabeth Christie of Coatesville

Elizabeth Christie, 87, of Coatesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Friends Home. She was the wife of John "Jock" Christie who died in 2007, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Brechin, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Alexander McNicoll Ritchie and the lateElizabeth Cuthill Ritchie. She was a domestic, working for Sir John ...

 

Yvonne M. Kucera of West Chester

Yvonne M. Kucera (nee Marcia), 80, of West Chester, died of pneumonia on Feb. 12. Born on Oct. 20 in 1936 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Iva Lee Marcia. She was the beloved wife of Daniel R. Kucera; loving mother of Kathleen Husband (Richard), Laura Kang (Thomas) and Gregory Kucera (Janet); loving grandmother of Linda Kang, Melissa ...

 

Willilam F. Harkins of West Grove

Willilam F. Harkins, 78, of West Grove, died Monday, Feb. 13, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late George Harkins Sr. and the late Lillie Lofton Harkins. He was a cook at the MGA Cannery in Kennett Square, retiring in 2003, after 30 years of service. William enjoyed bowling, Country and Western music, and going to the ...

 

Karen Jean “Lucas” Schneider Landenberg

Karen Jean “Lucas” Schneider, 71, Landenberg, died Monday, Feb. 13, at the Wilmington Hospital.  She was the wife of Keith C. Schneider, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Delmar Charles and the late Dorothy Rowe Lucas. Karen was a homemaker. She was a member of the West Grove United Methodist ...

 

Brucie Powell Parks of Kennett Square

Brucie Powell Parks, 86, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 9, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Alfred W. Parks, who died in 2001, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Gus and Cora Anderson Powell. She was a group leader at Harowe Servo Controls in West Chester, retiring in ...

 

Dorothy Kirk Paschall

Dorothy Kirk Paschall, 97, a resident of Ware Presbyterian Village, died Feb. 11. Born in Oxford, on Dec. 28, 1919, she was daughter of the late Edwin F. Kirk Sr. and Cassandra (Clement) Kirk. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Paschall Sr., to whom she was married for 52 years, before he passed away in 1995. Dorothy graduated from Oxford High School where she ...

 

Verna Louise England of West Grove

Verna Louise England, 84, of West Grove, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 8, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Verna was the wife of the late Alan F. England, who died in 1987, and with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. They always enjoyed ballroom dancing together. She was born June 1, 1932 in Lancaster County, and raised in Kaolin. She ...