Obituaries

Margaret Conard Mason of Kennett Square

Margaret Conard Mason, 99, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Mason who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 74 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Roland and the late Edith (Harward) Conard. She was a 1936 graduate of Unionville High School. ...

 
 

Laurence John “Larry” Colfer Jr. of Glen Mills

Laurence John "Larry" Colfer Jr., 91, of Glen Mills, died peacefully on Sept. 10 after a full and happy life.  His wife, Margarita "Rita" McLaughlin Colfer, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly of Woodstock Valley, Conn., his daughter Laurene of King of Prussia, his son David of Somerville, Mass., his son Stephen and wife Lauren (Klotz) ...

 

Matthew Ryan Butler of Atglen

Matthew Ryan Butler, 28, of Atglen, died Wednesday, Sept. 6. Matthew was born in Quarryville. He was the son of Timothy Butler and Holly Vargas. A graduate of Octorara High School, Matthew went on to work as a landscaper for his father’s business, Fresh Start Landscaping. Matt was always very tidy and affectionately known as a “neat freak” by family and friends. He ...

 

John R. “Bob” Merhar

John R. “Bob” Merhar, 80, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Sept. 1. Bob was born in Springfield, Mass., June 23, 1937. He graduated from Classical High, Springfield.  In 1959 he received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Lawrence University and later received his masters in metallurgical engineering from RPI in Troy, N.Y.  After ...

 

Kelly Elizabeth Coy of Cochranville

Kelly Elizabeth Coy, 26, of Cochranville, died Wednesday, Sept. 6. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Richard Ianieri, of Oxford, and the late Lisa Griffith Coy. She was an inspector at AmCom in Atglen. Kelly was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Avondale. She enjoyed doing hair, any form of nail art work, loved adventures, trips to the beach and ...

 

Carolyn J. Vergara of Avondale

Carolyn J. Vergara, 96, of Avondale, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. She was the wife of Vincent Vergara, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of the late Albert Hemming and the late Ethel Pike Hemming. She was a former doctor’s assistant for Drs. Church, Van-Ness, ...

 

H. Valeria “Buckie” Pratt of Kennett Square

H. Valeria “Buckie” Pratt, 99, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 2, at The Friends Home. She was the wife of Gilbert MacFarland Pratt Sr. who predeceased her on Feb. 10. The two shared 68 years of loving marriage. Born at Scarlet Thicket Farm in Willowdale, she was the daughter of the late William and the late Gertrude Augusta (Reyner) McCombs. ...

 

Johnny Ray Rominger of West Grove

Johnny Ray Rominger, 38, of West Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 27. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Eva Sue Dickens Rominger, of West Grove, and the late John Henry Rominger. In his youth, Johnny had a passion for Little League, whether it was pitching or hitting home runs. He loved the sport and his skills were outstanding. He enjoyed being with his family and ...

 

Michele Denise Burt Shockley of Fair Hill, Md.

Michele Denise Burt Shockley, 52, of Fair Hill, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 26, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, She was the wife of Philip K. Shockley, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage and the loving mother of Reilee Shockley. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of Richard Burt of West Chester, and the late Lorraine (Sidlow) Burt. Michele earned an ...

 

Nicholas F. Repetto of Lincoln University

Nicholas F. Repetto, 23, of Lincoln University, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 28th, 2017. Born in West Chester, he was a son of Maureen Boyle and Joseph A. Repetto, Jr. Nicholas was a 2012 graduate of Oxford High School. He attended Cecil College where he played soccer. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoyed playing Xbox, watching his favorite shows, and playing ...

 

Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti of Kennett Square

Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti, 72, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 26, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Talamonti with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti. Tony worked at A. Duie Pyle, Inc. as a manager of ...