Archive for June 22nd, 2015

John A. Caligiuri Sr. of West Grove

John A. Caligiuri Sr., 92, of West Grove, died Saturday, June 20, in the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice. He was the husband of Theresa Biondi Caligiuri, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Anthony and Antionette Mascara Caligiuri. John was a self-employed mushroom grower for 50 years, retiring in 1985. He ...

 
 

Op/Ed: An award-winning criminal justice system

Administering the Chester County criminal justice system, or any justice system for that matter, is difficult. Costs to taxpayers can be exorbitant, rehabilitation efforts for prisons need be innovative and providing a safe environment for all involved is a must. The tasks aren’t easy. Chester County has been addressing these issues, and we have seen tremendous ...

 

Joan Marie Smyth of West Grove

Joan Marie Smyth, 62, of West Grove, died Thursday June 18, at the Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood.  She was the wife of Robert “Bob” Smyth, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Chester, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and the late Joan Marie (Reilly) Murphy. Joan was a 1970 graduate of Avon Grove High school and a 1975 graduate of nursing school.  ...

 

Grieving in West Chester for S.C. dead

They came to share their sorrow, grief, apprehensions and frustrations, and to draw strength from one another. That was the purpose of a special ceremony at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester. Members and visitors gathered at the church Sunday, June 21, after the regular service to talk about the fatal shooting of nine people in South Carolina last week. On ...