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Sandra C. Reynolds of West Grove

Sandra C. Reynolds, 63, of West Grove, died peacefully at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, on Saturday, March 25. She was the wife of Stephen C. Reynolds Sr., with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Ward Chew. Her occupation was a social worker at Kendal-Crosslands, Kennett Square, and other ...

 
 

Doris L. Heher of Nottingham

Doris L. Heher, of Nottingham, died Wednesday, March 22, at her residence.  She was the wife of John F. Heher who died in 2010, and with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Robert earl and Phyllis Reeves Hilaman. Doris was president and CEO of Brandywine Medical Management Services in West Grove for 30 years, ...

 

Margaret “Mac” McLaughlin Irwin of Avondale

Margaret “Mac” McLaughlin Irwin, 95, of Avondale, died Tuesday, March 22, at Brandywine Assisted Living at Longwood, in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Jay V. Irwin who died in 2014 and with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Newtown Square, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Francis and the late Edna (Dutton) McLaughlin. Margaret ...

 

Attilio “Pete” Ciorrocco of Toughkenamon

Attilio “Pete” Ciorrocco, 90, of Toughkenamon, died Saturday, March 25, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Aleene Kugler Ciorrocco, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Toughkenamon, he was a son of the late Attilio and the late Serafina (Cordivano) Ciorrocco.  Mr. Ciorrocco served our country in the Army stateside during the ...

 

Point-to-Point set for April 2

Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snowstorm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just weeks away. The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, ...

 

Farm fire ruled accidental

A fire at the Haskell farm last Monday has been ruled accidental. According to A.J. McCarthy, chief of the Longwood Fire Co., a piece of electrical equipment sparked and started the fire at the far end of the greenhouse. McCarthy confirmed no one was hurt, though a tenant at the farm was treated on site for smoke inhalation. He couldn’t identify the tenant because of ...

 

Roadwork for March 25 through March 31

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane closures are scheduled on ...

 

UHS students in academic competition

After six months of competition, the top three varsity and junior varsity academic teams will compete for the Chester County Academic Competition championship trophy. The competition will take place at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on March 28 starting at 7 p.m., and will determine which varsity team will represent Chester County at the state competition. ...

 

Kenneth “Doc” Crossan of Landenberg

Kenneth “Doc” Crossan, 95, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, March 22, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Marguerite Bailey Crossan, who died in 2011, and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late Kennedy and Ethel Steele Crossan. Kenneth was a life member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church and ...

 

Donald S. Pratt of Avondale

Donald S. Pratt, 94, of Avondale, died Wednesday, March 22, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Bertha Cooper Pratt who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, he was a son of the late Howard and Viola Spencer Pratt. He was a lifelong resident of New Garden Township, graduated from Kennett High School and ...

 

Frank Biscardi of Landenberg

Frank Biscardi, 91, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, March 21, at his residence. He was the husband of Virginia “Ginny” Curry Biscardi, who died in 2008, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Leti Biscardi.

He was a dental technician and owner of Biscardi Dental Lab in Philadelphia, retiring in ...