Obituaries

Kenneth A. Nelson of Chadds Ford

Kenneth A. Nelson, 59, of Chadds Ford, died Feb. 20, at home. Born in Chester, he was a longtime resident of Chadds Ford, PA. Ken graduated from Garnet Valley High School. He was an auto mechanic working at one time for Church's Auto in Ridley Park and Car Care in Chadds Ford. Ken was known for his "Little Red Chevy Express" where he not only enjoyed driving it but ...

 
 

Estella F. Hermann of Chadds Ford

Estella F. Hermann, 85, of Chadds Ford, died unexpectedly on Feb. 22, at home. Born to Olaf and Agnes Miles Halvorsen in Chester, she was a longtime resident of Chadds Ford. In her earlier years, Estella was a custodian working at West Chester University. In addition to her parents, Estella is preceded in death by her husband, Franz Herrmann, two sons, Chuck Nelson ...

 

Lois Weer Broomell of Kennett Square

Lois Weer Broomell, 78, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Feb. 22, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Samuel C. Broomell, Sr., who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter Weer and the late Ruth Keating Weer. Lois was a dietary aide at Pocopson Home in West Chester for 15 ...

 

Jimmie Elchard Garland

Jimmie Elchard Garland, 75, of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 21, at Manor Care Health Services in Lancaster. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” Engel Garland, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage. Born in Shady Valley, Tenn., he was the son of the late Walter Elchard and the late Winnie Mae Barlow Garland. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, ...

 

Mary M. Peirson of West Grove

Mary M. Peirson, 83, of West Grove, died Friday, Feb. 14. She was the wife of the late Norwood M. Peirson Jr. with whom she spent 46 years in a beautiful and loving marriage. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the loves of her life. Mary loved her home, music, the changing of seasons, and nature; but most of all spending time with her family. ...

 

George E. Sipala of Chadds Ford

George E. Sipala, 90, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at his home on Monday, Feb. 10. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Murray Sipala. Born 1929 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Frank Sipala and the late Mary Lamonica Sipala. After graduating from Brown Vocational High School, George continued his education at Goldey Beacon Business ...

 

David Taylor Jr. of Pennsbury Township

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce that David George Taylor, Jr. (Dave) passed away suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 5, in his lifelong hometown of Chadds Ford. He was 21 years old. Dave was born on Jan. 13, 1999 at Crozer Chester Medical Center to mother Helen Catherine Taylor and father David George Taylor Sr. He grew up in Chadds Ford, ...

 

Patricia A. Irey (King) of Chadds Ford

Patricia A. Irey (King), 80, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Chester County Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was the former wife of the late Frank (Buzz) Irey. Born in 1939 in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Jeanne King (Feight) and the late Robert C. King. Patricia attended Haverford High School in ...

 

Julia C. Becker, formerly of Chadds Ford

Julia Catherine Becker, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford and beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Dec. 5, after a brief illness. One of three sisters, Julia was born in York, Pa. in 1933 to J. Oscar Bollinger and Catherine (Miller) Bollinger. After graduating from William Penn High School in York, Julia attended the School of Nursing of Jefferson ...

 

Harry G. Haskell Jr.

Harry G. (Hal) Haskell Jr., 98, former Mayor of Wilmington, died on Jan. 16. Enjoying one last holiday visit from his big, loud, loving family helped him finally let go. Hal and his wife Mimi had eight children, 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. They were married for 61 years. She, like Hal, was generous in her private and public life. Together they were ...

 

Janet M. Kuders of Bethel Township

Janet M. Kuders, 74, of Bethel Township, died Saturday, Jan. 18, at home. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she resided for the past 12 years in Bethel, previously living in Concord Township for 34 years. After raising her children, Janet worked as an administrative assistant for CUNA Mutual Group for seven years retiring in 2006. She graduated from West Catholic ...