Obituaries

Jacob J. Orbon Sr. of Kennett Square

Jacob J. Orbon Sr., of Kennett Square, died quietly while in hospice care in West Chester, on Tuesday, Oct. 20. He is the son of Jacob Edward Orbon and Constance (Wobles) Orbon.  He was surrounded by family during his last days. He was a resident of Pocopson Home since 2017. Jacob was born in Nanticoke, Pa. and lived there until he joined the Armed forces in 1947.  ...

 
 

Virginia W. Ogle of Mendenhall

Virginia W. Ogle, 81, of Mendenhall, died Aug. 27, at her home. Born in 1939 in West Chester and raised on the family farm in Mendenhall, Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (nee Way) Woodward. She was a gardener, world-traveling bird watcher, and true foodie who avidly supported local farms and loved all flavors of ice cream (and kept most of them ...

 

Betty B. Harkins of Kennett Square

Betty B. Harkins, 92, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 17. She was the wife of the late George Harkins, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born at her family farm in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella (Clough) Buffington. She was a 1946 graduate of Kennett High School, where after many years of ...

 

Joseph F. Captain Jr. of West Grove

Joseph F. Captain Jr., 86, of West Grove, died Friday, Oct. 16. H\Born in Boston, Pa., he was the son of Stella Captain and Joseph F Captain Sr., He attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1956. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduating, he was employed by ...

 

Louis A. Tobia of Kennett Square

Dr. Louis A. Tobia, 80, of Kennett Square, died at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 6. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosetta C. Tobia, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Woodbury, N.J., he was the son of the late Louis, Sr. and Florence Tobia. He went on to serve as a captain in the United States Army, where he practiced as a dentist. ...

 

Regina “Jean” Hughes of Chadds Ford

Regina "Jean" (nee Travascio) Hughes, 92, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully on Oct. 7 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert. She is survived by her four children Anne Scott (Jim), Robert J. Hughes Jr. (Mary Anne), David Hughes (Michelle), and Kevin Hughes (Judie). She also enjoyed her 14 grandchildren ...

 

George D. Harris of Parkesburg

George D. Harris, 73, of Parkesburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at his residence. He was the husband of Rita J. Laws Harris who died in 2004, and with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Lawrence W. Harris and the late Margaret Davis Harris. George was a pathologist technician at New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, for 24 ...

 

Hazel Craig Gander, formerly of Kennett Square

Hazel Craig Gander, 99, formerly of Kennett Square, died Monday, Oct. 5, at Jenners Pond Assisted Living in Jennersville. Hazel Craig was born in Brockton, Mass., on May 24, 1921, to Edgar and Olive Craig of North Easton, where she then grew up. Hazel was predeceased by her brothers Ed and Bill, and sister Evelyn, and her late husband Fred Gander. She is survived by ...

 

Thomas L. Lyne Jr. of Chadds Ford

Thomas L. Lyne Jr., 87, of Chadds Ford, died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, surrounded by his family. He was born in January 1933 in Charlotte, N.C., to Thomas Leland Lyne and Elizabeth Robinson Lyne. He graduated from Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Tommy was a farmer ...

 

Mr. Vincenzi “James” Martelli of Kennett  Square

Mr. Vincenzi “James” Martelli, 93, of Kennett  Square, died Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Chester County Hospital  He was the husband of the late Erma (Farmer) Martelli. Born on July 27, 1927, in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Luca and Josephine (Galante) Martelli. James attended St. Patrick’s grade school and later graduated from Kennett High School. ...

 

Teresa Turner Roosevelt of Pocopson Township

Teresa Turner Roosevelt, 57, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 2, at her home in Pocopson Township. She was born Sept. 25, 1963, to Jack and Alice Turner of Georgetown, S.C. Teresa grew up in Georgetown and attended Webber International College in Babson Park, Fla. majoring in international travel. She was also a graduate of the Lufthansa Airlines International Travel ...