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Donna S. Connor of Lincoln University

Donna S. Connor, 84, of Lincoln University, died Monday, Dec. 4. She was the wife of Jim Connor with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Donna was born in Ridley Park, in 1933 to Alfred Schmidt and Jean Rauche Schmidt. She lived most of her young life in Arlington, Va. where she graduated from Washington Lee High School in 1950. After graduation, Donna worked at ...

 
 

Roadwork for Dec. 9 through Dec. 15

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 9 through Dec. 15. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Hannum Avenue, between Washington and Wayne streets, in West Chester, will be closed ...

 

Patricia Ferry Richardson of West Grove

Patricia Ferry Richardson, 89, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 3, 1928, and was preceded in death by her husband William Kealy Richardson, her grandson, Peter Francis Luebbert, her brother Dennis Ferry and her sister Virginia Ferry. Patricia graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College and obtained her ...

 

Letter: Congress must act for DREAMers

This week, Congress voted on an important issue that will have serious implications for all Americans: tax reform. Headlines on the pros and cons of the GOP tax plan abounded, and the issue was top of mind for many of us across the nation. Yet the same cannot be said for the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers whose lives and futures are still on the line after ...

 

Around Town Dec. 7

• Santa will be making his rounds this weekend and next courtesy of Longwood Fire Co. Longwood is escorting Santa on a company fire truck, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 when Santa visits East Marlborough Township. At 9 a.m. Sunday, he heads to Pennsbury. The following weekend, Dec. 16 and 17, Longwood will take Santa to Kennett and Pocopson townships, also ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Dec. 7

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Talon Talon may be 8 years old, but he’s proof age is just a number. Talon is chipper and loves to play, plus he’s eager to please so is easy to train. Talon enjoys people big and small, so he’d be a nice fit for a home with kids. He’d prefer to be the only fur-member of ...

 

M. Bernice Edmondson Little of Landenberg

M. Bernice Edmondson Little, 94, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of the late Kirby Lane Little, who died in 1999, and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Mount Hope, W.Va., she was the eldest daughter of the late Charles Blaine and the late Retha (Stansberry) Edmondson. She attended school ...

 

Loretta T. Camaratta of Glen Mills

Loretta T. Camaratta (nee Taylor), 92, of Glen Mills, formerly of Newtown Square, died Thursday, Nov. 30.  Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Bayard C. and Agnes (nee Carberry) Taylor. Loretta was employed as a telephone operator supervisor for SmithKline in Philadelphia.  Loretta was predeceased by her husbands, Rudolph A. Camaratta and Ignatius John ...

 

Erwin Aldinger of Glen Mills

Erwin Aldinger, 76, of Glen Mills, died Friday, Dec. 1. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Lower Moreland, in high school, he met his future wife Barbara. Together they forged close friendships with Lower Moreland classmates, meeting frequently with them, even to today. Erv graduated from Lehigh University, with a degree in business administration, where he made ...

 

Police Log Dec 6: Driving with eyes closed, weapon’s charges

• Janet Holliday-Stephens was charged with excessive speed after an accident on Baltimore Pike at Independence Way in Pennsbury Township on Nov. 15, according to state police. Police said Holliday-Stephens told them she had closed her eyes as she approached the intersection and, while her eyes were closed, she struck another vehicle from behind. Police said she ...

 

Hazel E. Nead

Hazel E. Nead (Cutshall), 102, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Jenner’s Pond, West Grove. She was the wife of Clarence S. Nead who passed away in 1986. Hazel was born in Three Springs, on Feb. 2, 1915, the daughter of the late Aley and the late Mary (Fix) Cutshall. Hazel worked for many years at Kennett High School in the cafeteria and loved knitting, ...