Obituaries

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 ...

 
 

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. ...

 

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 ...

 

Barbara J. Linko of West Grove

Barbara J. Linko, 78, of West Grove, died Sunday, March 28, at the Jennersville Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jeanette Heaton. Her service and burial will be private. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove.

 

Charles R. Standifer of Landenberg

Charles R. Standifer, 85, of Landenberg, died Thursday, March 25, at his residence. He was the husband and partner for 33 years of Julie A. Madonna. His first wife of 30 years, Emily Lorena Flannery Standifer, died in 1988. Born in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of the late Edward Standifer and the late Kitty Goins Standifer. He was a maintenance man at ...

 

Isaac Watkin of Concordville

Isaac Watkin, 93, died peacefully on Monday, March 22. Isaac “Ike” Watkin retired electrical contractor from Concordville. Born in Wilmington in 1927, he graduated from West Chester High School and served on the USS Princeton aircraft carrier during WWII. Married to the late Elizabeth “Betty” Dancer for 62 years. Ike and Betty started Isaac Watkin Co. in 1954 and ...

 

William J. Mangan of West Chester

William J. Mangan, of West Chester, Longport, N.J, Naples, Fla. and formerly of Drexel Hill, died March 12. He was the beloved husband of Caroline (née Origlio) for 67 years, loving father of Marianna Curran (Bill), Bill Jr. (Kim), and Caroline O'Halloran (Rich), devoted grandfather of Shane (Adriana), Kara, Will, Brenna, Nikki, Patrick and Drew, dear brother of Jack ...

 

Davis (PopPop) Howell of Avondale

Davis (PopPop) Howell, 79, of Avondale, died peacefully at his home with his family around him surrounded by love and caring, on Wednesday, March 10. He was the husband of Doris “Dottie” Howell, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Davis was born in Bel Air, Md., and grew up in Avondale. He was the son of the late Derwood Howell and the late Ethel Cox Howell He ...

 

Gail Chase of West Grove

Gail Chase, 59, of West Grove, died at her home as she wished, on Thursday, Feb. 18. Born in Jennersville, Gail was the daughter of late Lovell T. Chase and Edna Kirk Chase. She was the beloved mother of Brian Shepard; sister of Linda C. Brown, Thomas K. Chase, Michael K. Chase. and (Elizabeth) Faye White.  Gail is also survived by her mother Edna Kirk Chase. A ...