Archive for February 25th, 2021

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 ...