Archive for June, 2014

Patricia A. Wood of West Grove

Patricia A. Wood, 63, of West Grove, died Sunday, June 22, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Princeton, WVa., she was a daughter of the late Edsel and the late Thelma Martin Tabor. Patricia was a CNA working for Crosslands Community in Pennsbury Townaship for more than 20 years. She truly loved her job and the people she cared for. She loved her flower ...

 
 

“Exalted Nature” to open at Brandywine River Museum of Art

 vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1976), one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, are featured in a major exhibition of more than 50 paintings on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from August 23 through November 16, 2014. Co-organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Burchfield Penney Art Center, ...

 

George T. Perkins of Landenberg

George T. Perkins, 56, of Landenberg,  and Nelchina, Ak., died Wednesday, June 25, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. George was an independent man, a carpenter by trade, and marched to the beat of his own drum. He loved to fish, hunt, hike and lived the good life in Alaska for the past 23 ...

 

Marian Johnson E. Roark of Oxford

Marian Johnson E. Roark, 97, of Oxford, died Monday, June 23, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Fate Roark who died in 1995, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. The daughter of the late A. Kelso and Ella Farra Johnson, she was born in Lower Oxford, and grew up in Lincoln University. She was a graduate of Oxford High School and Goldey ...

 

Dolores R. McLaughlin (nee Carmen) of Glen Mills

Dolores R. McLaughlin (nee Carmen), 94, of Glen Mills, formerly of Drexel Hill, died June 19. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Carmen (nee McKenna). She was retired from Bell Telephone in Lansdowne where she was employed as a supervisor for many years. Dolores was the loving wife of the late Robert A. McLaughlin. Dear mother of ...

 

Edna Farmer Hunley of Kennett Square

Edna Farmer Hunley, 85, of Kennett Square, died Saturday June 21, at Twin Pines Heath Care Center in Chatham. Born in Max Meadows, Va., she was a daughter of the late William B. and the late Rosalie (Humphrey) Farmer. Edna worked for many years at the Old Hewlett Packard Company. In her later years she owned her own Ceramics business “Pud’s Ceramics” both here and in ...

 

Alfred “Al” P. Santucci of Landenberg

Alfred “Al” P. Santucci, 83, of Landenberg, died Sunday, June 22, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family at his bedside.

Al lived his entire life in the Kennett Square area, graduating from Kennett High School in 1950. Shortly after graduation he served his country proudly in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division, during the Korean War. Upon his return to ...

 

Barrar: Medical marijuana is good idea

Conservative Republican state Rep. Stephen Barrar is now on board with people using marijuana for medical conditions if prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner. The representative for Pennsylvania's 160th Legislative District still opposes recreational use of the plant, but now says permitting the medical use is the right thing to do. “I finally educated ...

 

Space and taste at NYA Joe’s

For diners checking out the new Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant in Glen Eagle Square, space and taste were key and ample. Not Your Average Joe’s is now open in the space formerly occupied by Outback Steakhouse. The official opening was June 23, but there was a benefit for the West Chester Food Bank on June 20 and 21. That benefit generated $10,000 for the group. ...

 

Historical Society celebrates historic house

While the Barns-Brinton House was officially put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, it took another 43 years before there was a plaque to that effect. That plaque was officially unveiled during a brief ceremony at a June 21 colonial fair at the property. State Sen. Dominic Pileggi and state Rep. Stephen Barrar were on hand for the festivities. ...

 

Around Town June 26

• WIP Sports Talk Radio hosts Rob Ellis, left, and Anthony Gargano, right, take calls during a remote broadcast at the new Primo Hoagies in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Concord Township. (See photo.) The shop opened on June 9. • Museum Explorer Mornings at the Brandywine River Museum of Art begin Thursday, July 3 and run through July 31. Youngsters age 3-10 may ...