Obituaries

Nell J. Harper of Toughkenamon

Nell J. Harper (Hodge), 80, of Toughkenamon, died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 12. She was the wife of Junior Ray Harper, who died in 1991, and with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Butler, Tenn., on March 10, 1937, to the late John L. Hodge and the late Bessie Elkins Hodge. Nell was a certified nursing assistant at Pocopson Home for more than 20 years; she ...

 
 

Rosendo Lopez Rodriguez of Kennett Square

Rosendo Lopez Rodriguez, 86, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Nov. 9, at his residence. He was the husband of Maria Vazquez de Lopez, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Rancho La Ordena, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Jose Lopez Zavala and the  Leonila Rodriguez Zavala. He was a mushroom worker at Kaolin Mushroom Co., retiring in ...

 

Theresa A. Skelton of West Grove

Theresa A. Skelton, 80, of West Grove, died Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Avondale, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas LePore, Sr and the late Anna Bove LePore. Theresa enjoyed watching her daughter bowl, playing cards and being with her family. She is survived by one daughter, Terri Bollinger and her husband Joe of West ...

 

Nancy Ellen Dowling of Chadds Ford

Nancy Ellen Dowling (Lynch), 74, of Chadds Ford, died Thursday, Nov. 9. Nancy leaves her beloved husband Jerry, daughter Kathy, son-in-law Ralph and grandchildren John and Colleen with many treasured memories of her smile, sparkling blue eyes and contagious laughter. She was known for her extraordinary sense of humor, playfulness, zest for life and quick wit, as well ...

 

Patricia (Patty) Redifer of Kennett Square

Patricia (Patty) Redifer, 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Nov. 5. She was the wife of Rea Redifer, who died in 2008, and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Patty was born on Sept. 20, 1936. Raised in Boothwyn, she moved to Chadds Ford in the 1960s before moving to Kennett Square in 1981. She was the only child of the late J. Howard and the late Virginia ...

 

Luis Alfonso Martinez Alvarez of Kennett Square

Luis Alfonso Martinez Alvarez, 39, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Leticia Vicente Penaloza. Born in San Agustin, Mexico, he was the son of Juana Alvarez in Mexico, and the late Alfonso Martinez. He was a landscaper employed by Cedarcrest Landscaping in Oxford. Luis was a member of St. ...

 

Theresa DelGrande Manfredi, 95,

Theresa DelGrande Manfredi, 95, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 5 at her residence. She was surrounded by her family. Theresa was born on Sept. 11, 1922, in Coatesville, to Frank and Rose (Di’Orio) Delgrande. Theresa grew up in this same community and attended Saint Cecilia’s grade school and Gordon High School. She was married on Sept. 11, 1949, ...

 

Edward A. McCormack of Chadds Ford

Edward A. McCormack, 82, of Chadds Ford, and formerly of Media, died Monday, Oct. 30. Beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Maxwell) McCormack; loving father of Elizabeth O. Kynett (Bill), Rosalind A. Keser (Ken), and Mark W. McCormack (Kathy); devoted grandfather of Erin, Cameron, Andrew, Sean, Brian, James, and Joseph; dear brother of Dolores Burns and Arthur ...

 

Paul Joseph Boxler of Landenberg

Paul Joseph Boxler, 54, of Landenberg, died Friday, Oct. 27, after a short illness. He was the husband and best friend of Robin M. Groves Boxler, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was a son of the late John A. Boxler and Josephine (Puma) Boxler of West Grove. Paul was a graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School and earned a bachelor’s ...

 

Rev. Herbert Links

Rev. Herbert Links, 80, died Tuesday, Oct.17.  Born in Vienna, Austria in 1937, he and his parents successfully escaped Hitler's reign and immigrated to the United States in 1939 where Herb grew up in St. Louis, Mo.  Herb attended Baylor University, University of Edinburgh, and Princeton Seminary, where he was outstanding in his field. Although his ministry began in ...

 

Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli of Landenberg

Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli, 86, of Landenberg, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 21. She was the wife of the late Louis “Chiffy” Ciuffetelli, who died in 1983 and with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Carolyn (Felicetti) DeFazio. Gloria, or “Glo” as she was affectionately known, ...