Obituaries

James P. Reif of Glen Mills

James P. Reif, 73, of Glen Mills, died Monday, Oct. 16. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a bellhop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia) and ...

 
 

William J. Marsden Jr. of Avondale

William J. Marsden Jr., 62, of Avondale, died Saturday, Oct. 14, following an unexpected cardiac arrest. A Wilmington attorney, William is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ellen Jones Marsden, his children, Benjamin (Britta), Margaret and Emma, as well as his sisters Jo Ann Andren and Gloria Stavropoulos (Pete) and a devoted circle of extended family, colleagues and ...

 

David W. Darlington of West Chester

David W. Darlington, 79, of West Chester, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 13, at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, with family at his side. He and his wife, Sarah Pratt Darlington, enjoyed 56 years of marriage together. They spent a lifetime together beginning as childhood farming neighbors, continuing as classmates, marrying in 1961 and raising a family on ...

 

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati of West Chester

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati, 81, of West Chester, died Monday, Oct. 9, at the Chester County Hospital. Jerry was the husband of Nancy Ramey Panati, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, and growing up in Ardmore, Jerry was the son of the late Jerry and late Alta (Mitchell) Panati. Jerry was “Penn State Proud,” earning a bachelor’s of science ...

 

Helen Louise Hagerty Warfel of Kennett Square

Helen Louise Hagerty Warfel, 99, of Kennett Square, died peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 7, at Linden Hall of The Friends Home of Kennett Square. Born in Hockessin, on April 3, 1918, Helen was the daughter of Frank T. Hagerty and Maud Moore Hagerty. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold F. Hagerty, of Wilmington, Delaware. She was the wife of the late William D. ...

 

Janie W. Hudler of Avondale

Janie W. Hudler, 84, of Avondale, died Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of Harold Hudler, who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Roy Wallace and the late Mary Lou Vannoy Wallace. Janie was a machine operator at NVF, Newark, retiring after more than 40 years ...

 

Leonard “Steve” Davidson of Unionville

Leonard “Steve” Davidson, 90, of Unionville, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, Oct. 4, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 11, 1927, in Unionville, to the late James Davidson and Beulah Nunemaker Davidson.  In addition to his parents, Steve was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley whom he shared forty years of marriage.  He was also predeceased by three ...

 

Joan Black of Millsboro

Joan Black, 63, of Millsboro, died Sunday, Oct. 1,  at her residence. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and the late Veronica McGlynn Flynn. Joan was a homemaker and she enjoyed taking care of people and being with her family and friends She is survived by one son, Justin Black, Georgetown, Del.; three daughters, Kimberly O’Brien-Fuller ...

 

Mario D. DiLullo of West Chester

Mario D. DiLullo, 84, of West Chester, died Sunday, Oct. 1. Born in Rome, Italy in 1932, Mario was the beloved son of the late Ireneo and Filomena (DeAngelis) DiLullo. He was a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Mario loved Frank Sinatra, cigarettes, Scotch and visiting Ocean City, N.J. He was a devoted ...

 

Carol Jeanne Murphy of Kennett Square

Carol Jeanne Murphy, 88, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, at her residence. She was the wife of Joseph E. Murphy Jr., who died in 2000, and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage Born in Evanston, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James Nugent and the late Marjorie Forshee Nugent. She was a registered nurse last working for Crosslands in Kennett ...

 

Cheryl Reagan Leeds of Newark

Cheryl Reagan Leeds, 58, of Newark, died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 28, at her residence. She was the wife of Norman D. Leeds, Jr. “Doug” with whom she shared 30 loving years of marriage. She will be greatly missed by her beloved children Stephen Douglas Leeds of Wilmington, and Alexandra Reagan Leeds of Newark. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Janet ...