Obituaries

Robert Thomas Strehlau of West Grove

Robert Thomas Strehlau, 72, of West Grove, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  He was the husband of Kathleen Holland Strehlau, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Frances (Deyarmin) Strehlau. He was a machinist for The ...

 
 

Jay Ambrose of Wilmington

Jay Ambrose, 66, of Wilmington, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 19, surrounded by family.  He was the husband of Paula Dorn Ambrose, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Dover, DE, he was a son of the late Paul E. and the late Frances (Gannon) Ambrose. Jay was vice president and senior wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley in Philadelphia before retiring in ...

 

Anthony L. Ruggiero of Kennett Square

Anthony L. Ruggiero, 77, of Kennett Square, died on Thursday, Aug. 17. He was the husband of Hannah Young Ruggiero with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael Ruggiero and the late Flora Mossa. Anthony worked at the Franklin Mint for 30 years and was director of Worldwide Postal and Distribution Services. After ...

 

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards of West Grove

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards, 86, of West Grove, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 4 at Jenner’s Pond. She was the devoted wife of Samuel T. L. Edwards, who predeceased her in 2016. They shared 66 years of loving marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Richard and the late Ethel McCormick Gilbert. Pat began her long life in Drexel Hill, where she ...

 

Rosemary Sitkowski of West Chester

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, died peacefully on Aug. 13, while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester.  Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey). Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West ...

 

Benjamin Michael “Crumb” Cloud, formerly of Oxford

Benjamin Michael “Crumb” Cloud, 23,  of Ridley Park, formerly of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 10. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Marvin G. Griffith, Jr. and Nancy Gayle (Estell) Cloud. A graduate of Oxford High School and Culinary School, he was a chef. Ben enjoyed fishing, driving, video games and making people smile. In addition to his parents, he is ...

 

Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti of Kennett Square

Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti, 70, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Pocopson Home in West Chester. Born in Wilmington, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and the late Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti. Joe Joe was an Inspector in the aviation industry for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends, especially getting great ...

 

Charles “Dipper” Daniel Mattson, formerly of Landenberg

Charles “Dipper” Daniel Mattson, 61, of Wilmington, formerly of Landenberg, PA, died Sunday, Aug. 13, at Acadia Rehabilitation Pike Creek, Wilmington. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Walter J. Mattson and the late Rhoda Gift Mattson. He was a truck driver last working at Technivate. Dan was a  member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church and ...

 

Michelle Ann Watson Reyes of Kennett Square

Michelle Ann Watson Reyes, 44, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Aug. 7. She was the wife of Maurice A. Reyes, with whom she shared 28 years. Born in Chester, she was a daughter of the late Robert Watson and Barbara (Barberes) Watson who lives in West Chester. Michele was a pricing coordinator at Giant Foodstores in Kennett Square for many years. She loved gardening, ...

 

James R. Badger of Milton, Del.

James R. Badger, 79, of Milton, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, after a long illness. He was the husband of Patricia Badger, with whom he shared 34 loving years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late James Donald and the late Edna (Sheets) Badger. James graduated from the University of Delaware, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. ...

 

Eleanor B. “Jill” Blanton of West Chester

Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton (nee Duffey), 95, of West Chester, died Saturday, Aug. 5.  Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Mae (nee Heverin) Duffey.  Eleanor was the beloved wife for 66 years of the late Robert S. Blanton; loving mother of Jeffrey (Debbie), Warren (Debbie) and Peter (Penny); loving grandmother of six grandchildren and three ...