Mario G. Lorenzut, formerly of Kennett Square

Mario G. Lorenzut, 91, of Hockessin and formerly of Kennett Square, died Dec. 31, in Hockessin, DE, where he had resided since 2016. Mario was born in Kennett Square, to Guerino Lorenzut and Elizabeth Cordivano, and lived in Kennett for the first 86 years of his life. He was an active member of the Kennett Square American Legion Post 491 and parishioner of St. Patrick Church, regularly attending the early mass on Sunday mornings.

Mario G. Lorenzut

After graduating from Kennett Square High School, Mario served in the US Army, 101 Airborne – Screaming Eagles – from 1951 to 1953. Graduating from Brown Vocational School following his military service, Mario began his career as a carpenter. He joined Carpenters’ Union 626 and worked for Frederick G. Krapf & Sons in Wilmington until his retirement in 1992. Mario married Jean Findley in 1955 and the couple raised their two daughters, Carol and Audrey.

Mario was a hard worker with seemingly endless energy and endurance.  He will be remembered for his master carpentry skills, his mechanical ingenuity, and his eagerness to help his neighbors and friends. He could fix anything. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time at his vacation home in Still Pond, Md. In earlier years, he also enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

Mario is survived by his children Carol Ekhaml (Tim) and Audrey Griffith (David), his grandchildren Matthew Griffith (Annie) and Patrick Griffith, his great-grandson Daniel Riale (Tim’s grandson), and his sister Gloria Currence. In addition to his parents, Mario was predeceased by his loving wife Jean.

The funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post 491, 208 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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