Michael Angelo Tuscano of Kennett Square

Michael Angelo Tuscano, 68, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Michael Angelo Tuscano

Michael Angelo Tuscano

Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late Angelo and Grace (Ferraro) Tuscano.

Michael served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was recently awarded the Purple Heart by Vice President Joe Biden for injuries sustained during that time.  He was very proud of his service and was grateful to finally receive his Purple Heart so many years later.

He was a vice president of Sharp Electronics Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 2007. He loved the game of golf and was a member of Kennett Square Golf and Country Club where he enjoyed many close friendships. Formerly, he was a member of Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, Ill.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Spencer, his beloved daughter, Leah Tuscano of Los Angeles, Calif.; his “French daughter” Celine Benevelli (Matthieu Buchet) and her sons Julien and Paul; three brothers, Robert Tuscano (Marian) of Arizona, Frank Tuscano (Carol) of New Jersey and Thomas Tuscano of New Jersey; one sister, Angela Antonio (Pat) of New Jersey and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister-in-law Cleo Tuscano.

You are invited to visit with Michael’s family and friends from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 100 E. Locust Lane Kennett Square, PA 19348. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 11 with a reception to follow. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Service or KACS PO Box 1025 Kennett Square PA 19348 or donations in honor of Michael Tuscano can be made to support the cancer research of Dr. Emmanuel Antonarakis at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Gifts can be made out to the Johns Hopkins University and sent to: The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or hopkinscancerresearch.org. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.


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