James R. Phipps of Avondale

James R. Phipps, 73, of Avondale, died  Monday, April 9, at the Chester County Hospital.

Born in West Grove, he is the son of Blanche Hopper Phipps of West Grove and the late Roscoe B. Phipps.

Jim was a security guard at Jenner’s Pond and prior to that, he worked as a paver for Brandywine Paving.

He enjoyed watching all the Philadelphia sports teams on TV, bluegrass gospel music, going out to eat, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion of 40 years, Judith A. Maxwell of Avondale; one sister, Jenny Hoover of Kelton, PA; Judy’s daughter, Beverly Reccuiti of Honey Brook, and her two children; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, Claude Phipps.

You may visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 12, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In memory of Jim, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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