Robert F. Mancill II

Robert F. Mancill II died peacefully at Pocopson Home on Sunday, July 5.

Born Oct. 5, 1924 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Norman B. and Anna Marshall Mancill of Mendenhall, brother of the late Norman Mancill, and twin brother Alan Mancill.

He attended Wilmington Friends School, the George School in Newtown, and graduated from Lehigh University in 1949.

Robert and his twin brother Alan served our country in the US Army, 12th Armored Division from 1943–1945 where Alan was killed and Bob taken prisoner of war.

Robert married Janet McGrath on Sept. 26, 1958 at Christ Church in Wilmington.

Robert was the proprietor of Mancill's Hobby and Photo Shop in downtown Kennett Square, for 30 years. He was also a member of the Kennett Lions club for many years.

Robert was a quiet man, a talented photographer, an avid reader, and a life-long sports fan, especially baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Sunday drives along the Brandywine River, and entertaining on the back patio in the summers.

He was the loving husband of the late Janet M. Mancill. He is survived by his sons James B. Mancill and his wife Lynn of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thomas M. Mancill and his wife Barbara of Kennett Square, and Robert F. Mancill III of Pike Creek, Del., and grandchildren Ashley, Alexandria, Clayton, Travis, Harrison, and Chase, and former daughter-in-law Laura Lynch and her daughter Rachel.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 4-5 p.m., Thursday July 16, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A Quaker memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 5. Interment will be held privately before the visitation. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Pocopson Home, 1695 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA 19382. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit


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