Archive for February, 2021

Winter weather deaths investigated

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has investigated seven winter weather-related fatalities so far this year. Hypothermia — dangerously low body temperature — caused or contributed to the deaths of six Chester County residents. Of those six, four persons were found outdoors and two died inside homes with inadequate or no heat. The ages of these decedents ranged from ...

 
 

Road report for Feb. 27 to March 5

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 27 to March 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree trimming will cause lane closures on Harvey ...

 

William Robert Hocker of Avondale

William Robert Hocker, 68, of Avondale, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Laura Stonemetz Hocker. Born on Nov. 26, 1952, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Robert William and Mary Jane (Campbell) Hocker. Mr. Hocker was a graduate of Ridley High School in Folsom, the class of 1970. He continued his education and ...

 

Jeanette Lewis, formerly of Chadds Ford

Jeanette Lewis, 65, formerly of Chadds Ford, died Thursday, Feb. 11, in her longtime home in Oak Creek, Colo., ending her courageous, multiyear battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 2, 1955, in Philadelphia, to William and Mary Lewis, as the eighth of 10 children. Later, she and her sister, Lillian, joined the family of Burson and Joan Carpenter and their daughter, ...

 

Rev. Richard Joseph Kirk Sr. of Kennett Square

The Rev. Dr. Richard Joseph (“Dick”) Kirk Sr., 89, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Feb. 21. He is reunited in spirit with the two great loves of his life; the late Joyce Kirk with whom he shared 33 years of marriage and the late Jan Kirk with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. He was born on Aug. 30, 1931, in Trenton, N.J. to the late Richard Alexander Kirk and ...

 

Margherita Chiabrera Lovisa of Kennett Square

Margherita Chiabrera Lovisa, 101, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Feb. 19. Her life story began when she was born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Sanpierdarena (Genoa), Italy, to Guglielmo and Maria Giuseppina Chiabrera. For the first few years of her life, she was wet-nursed and raised by the wonderful Doglio family of Ponti (Piemonte), who had seven children of their own. ...

 

Patricia A. Dungey of Avondale

Patricia A. Dungey, 79, of Avondale, died Saturday, Feb. 20, at her residence, with the Bayada Hospice loving care team of Shawn, Anna, and Kaleigh. She was the wife of Ronald A. Dungey, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. Gallagher and the late Anna Gavin Gallagher. Mrs. Dungey was a nurse’s ...

 

Around Town Feb 25

• Mt. Cuba Center is hosting a special event, Invisible Layers in the American Landscape, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. The online lecture is by Abra Lee, a 2019–2020 Fellow at Longwood Gardens who has more than two decades of experience in horticulture, including a municipal arborist and landscape manager for international airports in Atlanta and Houston. It ...

 

Traffic takes center stage at Crebilly hearing

It was all about traffic and road conditions during the Feb. 23 session of the Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township. There was also a little side trip to find Supervisors' Chairman Carol De Wolf, who was absent from the hearing's first hour. It was announced later that she had forgotten about the session. Toll wants to build a ...

 

Police Log Feb 24: Theft, harassment, hit and run

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • A Boothwyn woman reported to police that someone stole prescription medicine and $350 in cash from her hotel room in Concord Township on Jan. 21. Police are investigating. • Police are investigating a Feb. 19 hit and run accident on State Farm Drive. The incident happened at 6:40 a.m. According to police, the driver who fled ...

 

U-CF eyes full in-person classes

More Unionville-Chadds Ford School District students are returning to real physical classrooms this week, and more should start a return to brick-and-mortar classrooms next week. U-CF School Board directors voted Monday night on a plan to get some middle and high school students back in real classrooms as of today, Feb. 23. Those students include all high school ...