Obituaries

Mary Margaret DiNorscia of Kennett Square

Mary Margaret DiNorscia, 97, of Kennett Square, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 21, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood, in Kennett Square. She was the wife of Guy J. DiNorscia who passed away in 1998, and with whom she spent 54 years of marriage. Mary was born in Drexel Hill and was the daughter of the late Pietro Antonio DeCicco and ...

 
 

Margaret Harris Cook of Kennett Square

Margaret Harris Cook, 89, fondly known as Peg, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square. Peg was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Ben Cook, in 2011. Peg was born on May 24, 1931 to George and Philena Harris of West Grove. She and her brothers attended Avon Grove High School. Ben and Peg were married in 1948 and resided in ...

 

William J. Deckman Sr., formerly of Kennett Square

William J. Deckman Sr. (Bill), 83, formerly of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Thursday, May 14, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. Born in 1936 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Clarence and Bertha Hamilton Deckman. Bill graduated from Kennett High School in 1954. After high school, he enlisted into the United States Army Reserves and was stationed ...

 

Richard C. Kairer of Chadds Ford

Richard C. Kairer, 69, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, April 29. He was a beloved husband, father and "grandude." Lower Merion High School graduate, raised in Narbeth. Survived by his wife Beth; sons Ryan (Agnes) and Timothy; daughter Alison and sister Peggy Esposto. Services to be held at a later date.

 

Robert “Buddy” Sturdivant of West Grove

Robert “Buddy” Sturdivant, 81, of West Grove, died Tuesday, May 13, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. Born in Pulaski, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Sturdivant and the late Maggie Miller Sturdivant. Buddy worked for many years as a janitor at the Pulaski Hospital, Pulaski. He was a member of the Full Gospel Apostolic Church of Kennett Square. Buddy enjoyed ...

 

John Jacob (Jake) Kessler Jr. of Milton, Del.

John Jacob (Jake) Kessler Jr., 85, of Milton, Del., died Sunday, May 10, in Milford. Born in Pottstown on April 26, 1935, he was the son of the late Pearl (Scheffey) and John J. Kessler Sr. He was a graduate of The Hill School and Bucknell University and was employed for 18 years at Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company (now Wells Fargo Bank) and for 20 years at ...

 

Pamela Davies Jordan of Kennett Square

Pamela Davies Jordan, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on April 30, after a courageous and inspiring nine-year battle with lung cancer.  At the time of her passing, Pam was surrounded by family and loved ones.  Pam was born in West Point, Ga. on June 20, 1943, daughter of the late Frederick Arthur Davies and Ruby Compton Davies. Survived by her four children, ...

 

Frank De Vries Jr. of Glen Mills

Frank De Vries Jr., 95, of Glen Mills, died Sunday, May 3. He was born in Passaic, N.J. in 1925. He was the last of three children to Mr. Frank De Vries and his wife, Cornelia (nee Sweetman). Frank received the sacrament of Holy Baptism at the Dutch Reformed Church in Passaic. Later affirmed it through confirmation at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Philadelphia in ...

 

Patricia Ann Day of North East, Md.

Patricia Ann Day, 78, of North East, Md., died at home Saturday, April 25. Born in Hyattsville, Md. on July 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Bernice Quinn. She began her career working for Scott Paper, later on, opened a children's clothing shop in Chadds Ford, and then retired from the Franklin Mint. She was active in the Chesapeake Isles ...

 

Michael Richmond Walker

Michael Richmond Walker, husband of Kathy Schaeffer Walker, and son of the late William Kirk Walker and Dr. Dorothy Jeane Walker died on Saturday, April 18, at the age of 71 after a decade long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia. A native of Auburn, New York, he was born on June 8, 1948. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Auburn, New York and received a ...

 

Craig Mikel Znotens of Landenberg

Craig Mikel Znotens, 49, of Landenberg, died Thursday, April 9, at his residence. He was the husband of Kerri Snyder Znotens, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Mikel and Barbara Stetler Znotens of Harleysville. Craig was an accountant at BNY Mellon Bank in Wilmington. He was a graduate of Souderton High School and ...