Author Archive

Robert Thomas Strehlau of West Grove

Robert Thomas Strehlau, 72, of West Grove, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  He was the husband of Kathleen Holland Strehlau, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Frances (Deyarmin) Strehlau. He was a machinist for The ...

 
 

Jay Ambrose of Wilmington

Jay Ambrose, 66, of Wilmington, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 19, surrounded by family.  He was the husband of Paula Dorn Ambrose, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Dover, DE, he was a son of the late Paul E. and the late Frances (Gannon) Ambrose. Jay was vice president and senior wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley in Philadelphia before retiring in ...

 

Anthony L. Ruggiero of Kennett Square

Anthony L. Ruggiero, 77, of Kennett Square, died on Thursday, Aug. 17. He was the husband of Hannah Young Ruggiero with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael Ruggiero and the late Flora Mossa. Anthony worked at the Franklin Mint for 30 years and was director of Worldwide Postal and Distribution Services. After ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25

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 Aug. 19 through Aug. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Construction will begin Monday, Aug. 28, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient ...

 

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards of West Grove

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards, 86, of West Grove, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 4 at Jenner’s Pond. She was the devoted wife of Samuel T. L. Edwards, who predeceased her in 2016. They shared 66 years of loving marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Richard and the late Ethel McCormick Gilbert. Pat began her long life in Drexel Hill, where she ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Oreo Oreo is a favorite at our summer Critter Camp. She’s great with kids and loves to play outside. Oreo is a very affectionate 4-year-old who loves attention. She’s been patiently waiting for the chance to meet her forever family. Could yours be it? Oreo’s adoption fee ...

 

Around Town Aug. 17

• The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presents Symphony Under The Stars – Love is in the Air, at Longwood Garden's Open Air Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Single ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the concert. Students are $10. Ticket ...

 

Rosemary Sitkowski of West Chester

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, died peacefully on Aug. 13, while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester.  Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey). Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West ...

 

Police Log Aug. 16: Terroristic threats, assaults, accidents

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a case of identity theft at the Chadds Ford Fireside Shop on Route 202. An unknown suspect gained access to the victim's bank account and wrote "numerous forged checks," a report said. • Police said 71-year-old Joseph A. Grace, of Morris, Pa., was cited following an early afternoon, July 28 accident on Route 1 ...

 

Benjamin Michael “Crumb” Cloud, formerly of Oxford

Benjamin Michael “Crumb” Cloud, 23,  of Ridley Park, formerly of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 10. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Marvin G. Griffith, Jr. and Nancy Gayle (Estell) Cloud. A graduate of Oxford High School and Culinary School, he was a chef. Ben enjoyed fishing, driving, video games and making people smile. In addition to his parents, he is ...

 

Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti of Kennett Square

Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti, 70, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Pocopson Home in West Chester. Born in Wilmington, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and the late Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti. Joe Joe was an Inspector in the aviation industry for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends, especially getting great ...