Obituaries

Donald S. Pratt of Avondale

Donald S. Pratt, 94, of Avondale, died Wednesday, March 22, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Bertha Cooper Pratt who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, he was a son of the late Howard and Viola Spencer Pratt. He was a lifelong resident of New Garden Township, graduated from Kennett High School and ...

 
 

Frank Biscardi of Landenberg

Frank Biscardi, 91, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, March 21, at his residence. He was the husband of Virginia “Ginny” Curry Biscardi, who died in 2008, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Leti Biscardi.

He was a dental technician and owner of Biscardi Dental Lab in Philadelphia, retiring in ...

 

Robert L. Marcellus of West Chester

Robert L. Marcellus, 89, of West Chester, died Saturday, March 18. Born in Philadelphia, in 1927, he was the son of the late Giancinto (Jesse) and Edith (nee Buckley) Marcellus. Bob was a veteran of the US Army; serving honorably in WWII. He was a union carpenter for 50 years. Bob enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Mountain Spot Hunting Club. He was the beloved ...

 

Leon Samuel McCreary Jr. of West Chester

Leon Samuel McCreary Jr., 60, of West Chester, died Saturday, March 18, at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md. He was the husband of Terri Bottomley McCreary, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Leon Samuel McCreary Sr. and the late Catherine DiFilippo McCreary of Avondale. Leon was a 1974 graduate ...

 

Robert M. “Toby” Abernethy Sr. of Kennett Square

fRobert M. “Toby” Abernethy Sr., 83, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Mach 10, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Marie Marenco Abernethy, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Julian C. and Margaret Christy Abernethy. Toby served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 before ...

 

Jeffrey Mark Phillippe of Kennett Square

Jeffrey Mark Phillippe, 38, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, March 15, in Chadds Ford, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on his way to work. Born in West Chester, he was a son of Mark and Margaret (Laffey) Phillippe. Jeffrey was a 1996 graduate of Kennett High School and attended Penn State University and West Chester University. He was an ...

 

William J. Grant of Chadds Ford

William J. Grant, 79, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, March 15, at Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, N.J. He was the husband of Janet Huyett Grant, who died in 2012, and with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William and Edith Himes Grant. Mr. Grant was a program manager/engineer at Boeing in Ridley Park, retiring in 1998 ...

 

Dominic A. Della Valle of Kennett Square

Dominic A. Della Valle, 87, of Kennett Square, died Monday, March 13 at Neighborhood Hospice. He was the husband of Antonietta Bottini Della Valle, with whom he shared 68–and-a-half years of marriage. He was born in Newark, N.J. to Antonio and Theresa Della Valle, who taught him the values of self-determination and hard work that served him and his family for the ...

 

Maryalice (Cook) Underwood Moore, formerly of Kennett Square

Maryalice (Cook) Underwood Moore, 73, of Lugoff, S.C., formerly of Kennett Square, died Monday, March 13.  She was the wife of William Charles “Bill” Moore, with whom she shared 12 years of marriage and the late Paul Joseph Underwood Jr. who died in 1992 and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.  Born in Chadds Ford, she was a daughter of the late Francis ...

 

Tara Lynne Kelly Waltz of Kennett Square

Tara Lynne Kelly Waltz, 45, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, March 9, at her residence. She was the devoted wife of Timothy M. Waltz, with whom she shared nine years of marriage. Born in Wynnewood, she was the daughter of Edward Kelly of Royersford, and Joy Meliori Cionci of Denver, Pa. She attended Downingtown High School. Tara was an owner of an antique business ...

 

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, formerly of Kennett Square

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, 80, of Rexford, N.Y., formerly from Kennett Square, died March 3, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Born in Bluff City, Tenn., Carole was the daughter of Smith and Opal Gentry. Carole moved to Kennett Square, in her early 20s and eventually met and married Robert E. DiFilippo. Carole worked at Chatham Acres Nursing ...