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Police Log Dec. 12: Speeding, DUI, theft

Pennsylvania State Police • State police said Ryan M. Dawson, 36, of Exton, was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. According to the police report, Dawson ran off Parkerville Road because he swerved to avoid an animal on the road. He lost control and struck a utility pole and a street sign, police said. • Sometime between Dec. 2 and 4, someone damaged two mailboxes ...

 
 

Harry Hess of West Grove

Harry Hess, 86, of West Grove, died Monday, Dec. 10, at Sunrise at Westtown. He was the husband of Anne Bartholomew Hess, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edwin L. Hess and the late Alma Mattern Hess. Harry was a salesman at Urie & Blanton in Wilmington retiring in 1994. He was an avid fisherman and he ...

 

Robert Taitt Mantell Sr. of Kennett Square

Robert Taitt Mantell Sr. 90, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of the late Alice M. Ohlfs  Mantell, who died in 2015, and with whom he shared  60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, in 1928, he was the only child of the late Raymond A. Mantell and the late Anne Taitt Mantell. He joined the ...

 

Photo of the Week: Grazin’ in the Grass

Horses enjoy a morning graze along Route 82.

 

Philip Louis Gilbert of Kennett Square

Philip Louis Gilbert died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 28. He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in New York City, and was the only child of Isadore Humphrey Gilbert and Estelle Bernstein Gilbert. Phil attended Woodmere Academy (now Lawrence Woodmere Academy), graduating in 1944. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mamie Mamie is a gorgeous tabby who is waiting for the right person to love unconditionally. While she does prefer to live life on her own terms, Mamie enjoys being a lap kitty quite often. Mamie is friendly with folks of all ages, and she hopes to be an only kitty. This ...

 

James S. Mackey of Landenberg

James S. Mackey, 89, of Landenberg, and Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Dec. 7, at his residence. He was the husband of Fern Barber Mackey, who died in 2001, and with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Raymond S. Mackey and the late Nancy Thompson Mackey. He farmed the family farm until the mid-60s, but he was always a ...

 

John A. Mancino Jr. of Embreeville

John A. Mancino Jr., 89, of Embreeville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the VA Medical Center, Wilmington. Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late John A.Mancino Sr. and the late Angeline Fazio Mancino. John was a supervisor at Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Italian ...

 

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr.

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr. died peacefully on Dec. 1, in Chester County at the age of 78. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Cap attended The Haverford School where he was both a scholar and an athlete. He continued his studies at Bucknell University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Aftergraduation Cap spent two years in the ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 8 -Dec. 14

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. 8 to Dec. 14. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on E. ...

 

Luz Carmen Rios, formerly of Kennett Square

Luz Carmen Rios, 67, of Wilmington, formerly of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Justo Rios and the late Digna Rivera. Luz was a housekeeper at the Friends Home in Kennett Square for over 35 years, retiring in 2015. She enjoyed dancing, taking ...