Edward Vail Wandersee, formerly of Chadds Ford

Edward Vail Wandersee, 84, of Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, died peacefully on Aug. 27.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen (nee Cole) and his four daughters: Roxanna of Melbourne, Fla., Robin and her partner, Matthew Ellis of Aston, Nicole and her husband, Stewart Fiori of Chadds Ford and Karin of Chadds Ford. He also is survived by two granddaughters, Abigail Rathgeber of Houston, Texas and Emilyn Rathgeber of Tampa, Fla .and a sister, Judith Dagley Flaherty of Los Angeles.

A native of Chicago, Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After a two-year period in the U. S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, he went on to a 35-year professional career in marketing with E. I. DuPont Company including six years in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ed was also active in many local organizations. This includes four years as president of U-CF School Board, eight years as chairman of the Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society for five years.  He also served in the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. He continued his volunteer involvements at the retirement community of Jenner’s Pond where he and his wife had lived for 9 years.  He served on the Residents’ Council and the Advisory Board and as editor of the community newsletter.

Services and interment will be private.

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