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Erica Ursula Coli, formerly of Reno, Nev.

Erica Ursula Coli, 95, died Thursday. March 29, at her family home in Kennett Square. She was born on Nov. 12, 1925 to Joachin and Maria DePaoli in Altendorf, Germany. Her childhood was spent in Holland with her parents and three siblings who all predeceased her. She met Sebastian Coli while he served in Europe during WWII; following its end, they kept their romance ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet April 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tiger Lily Tiger Lily is shy at first, but once she is comfortable, she will display her affectionate side along with her loud purrs. Tiger Lily has lived with other cats before and would appreciate a home that will spend that one-on-one time with her so she can blossom ...

 

Road report for April 10 to April 16

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of April 10 to April 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • There will be nighttime closures of the 50 block ...

 

Around Town April 8

• On April 29, 2021, the Bethesda Project will partner with Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of esteemed Pennsylvania artist Andrew Wyeth, for an intimate conversation about her uncle James Browning Wyeth's life and works. The event will be held virtually at 7 p.m. that evening and will cost $50 per device. Individuals can purchase tickets for the event here. Bethesda ...

 

Police Log April 7: Stolen smokes, sneeze causes crash

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks Someone stole four cartons of Newport cigarettes from the Wawa on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on March 25. Police said the estimated value of those four cartons is $354. Avondale Barracks • Police said Catherine R. O’Brien, 22, of New London, was cited for her part in a two-vehicle crash in which a 17-year-old from ...

 

Marty Griffith Jr. of Cochranville

Marty Griffith Jr., 52, of Cochranville, died Friday, April 2, at the Reading Hospital. He was the partner of Debra Barker-Lyall. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Marvin G. Griffith, Sr., and the late Linda Kelly Griffith. Marty worked in the construction industry and was self-employed. He enjoyed music, fishing, and being with his family and friends. ...

 

No decision on Legacy Lane pools

Birmingham Township Supervisors Monday night decided to wait until next month to decide whether to lift restrictions on in-ground swimming pools on Legacy Lane. Supervisors began hearing the request in March, but that meeting was interrupted when the municipal building's Internet connection was lost due to high winds. At issue is a request from Legacy Lane residents ...

 

James J. Elliott Sr.

Mr. James J. Elliott Sr., died Thursday, April 1, at his residence.  He was the loving husband for 50 years of Marie J. (Hartis) Elliott. Born on Nov. 3, 1949, in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Harry and Regina (Widzgowski) Elliott. Jim attended Salesianum High School graduating in the class of 1967. He achieved his bachelor’s and MBA from the University of ...

 

Patricia G. Borroughs, formerly of Avondale

Mrs. Patricia G. Borroughs, 85, recently of Bel Air, Md., a longtime resident of Avondale, died Sunday, March 28, at her residence. She was the spouse of the late Rev. John Elwood Borroughs who passed away in 2013. Born on Nov. 13, 1935, in Baltimore, Md. she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Josephine (Lesieski) Gravels. Mrs. Borroughs was a bank teller and ...

 

Amelia “Millie” G. Pagano of Broomall

Amelia “Millie” G. Pagano (Ferro), 85, of Broomall, died peacefully on Thursday, April 1. Born to Frank & Grace Ezzie Ferro, she was raised in Overbrook, Pa. Millie graduated from West Catholic Girls High School, class of 1953. She met the true love of her life, Peter Pagano Sr. at the age of 15. They married in 1955 and settled in Broomall. There they started ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Penny This beautiful girl is Penny. She’s a playful one who loves her outdoor time in the play yards. She’s a staff favorite and enjoys soft pets and receiving all the attention and treats she can get. Penny would flourish in a quiet-natured home with older kids who will ...