Obituaries

Hazel June Miller (nee Wiles) of Lincoln University

Hazel June Miller (nee Wiles), 83, of Lincoln University, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, June 3. She was the wife of James C. Miller, who died in 2018, and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lillard Wiles and the late Della Carpenter Wiles. Hazel was a loving ...

 
 

Susan Linda Hanzook of Kennett Square

Susan Linda Hanzook, 63, of Kennett Square, died Monday, June 7, at home with family by her side. She was the wife of Joseph (Rocky) J. Hanzook Jr., with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Baltimore City, Md., Susan was the daughter of the late John E. Wilhide and the late Elizabeth Justice Wilhide. Susan worked for Nationwide Insurance Company in the ...

 

Elena Bingham

Elena Bingham, 74, died suddenly on May 24, following emergency surgery. Elena came to the United States in 1960 at the age of 14 along with her brother Ricky, two among the many children fleeing the Castro regime in Cuba as part of Operation Peter Pan. She spoke no English when she arrived, but she would go on to earn her Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree ...

 

Joan B. Rhoden of Oxford

Joan B. Rhoden, 94, of Oxford, died Friday, June 4, at Season’s Hospice in Newark. She was the wife of Edgar Rhoden, who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in White Plains, N.Y., she and Ed moved many places before building a home in Landenberg, where they lived for 40 years. Joan enjoyed knitting, sewing, golfing, ...

 

Randall K. Crossan

Mr. Randall K. Crossan, 62, died Thursday, June 3, at his residence.  He was the son of Catherine (Pierce) Crossan-Duncan and the late Melvin Crossan. Mr. Crossan was a graduate of Unionville High School in the class of 1977. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center for 45 years.  In his free time, he enjoyed NASCAR and bass fishing. In addition ...

 

Pauline (Guy) Prigg of Lincoln University

Pauline (Guy) Prigg, 84, of Lincoln University, died Thursday, May 20, at Twin Pines Nursing Home in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Carl George Prigg who died in 2015 and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Guy and the late Helen Shippen Guy. She enjoyed puzzles and detective shows. She is ...

 

Victor “Vic” Richards,  88, a lifelong resident of Kemblesville, died Wednesday, May 26, at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Sharpless Richards with whom he shared 53 years of marriage before she died in 2010. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Earl Richards and the late Gertrude Heinz Richards. Vic was the owner/operator ...

 

Charles Porter Schutt Jr. of Chadds Ford

Charles "Chip" Porter Schutt Jr., 78, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at home on May 23, surrounded by his children and dogs. Chip was the son of Charles Porter Schutt and Phyllis Moxham du Pont. Born in Wilmington, he attended Tower Hill School, Cardigan Mountain School, Tabor Academy, and the University of Delaware. He joined the Air National Guard while beginning ...

 

John Pyle Anderson of Pocopson Township

John Pyle Anderson, 89, died Monday, May 10. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Pratt Anderson. He is also survived by three children, David B. Anderson and his wife Mary, Oxford,; Joan A. Dowdrick and her husband Joseph Jr., Lebanon; and James M. Anderson and his wife Amy, Chadds Ford. Other family survivors include his twin brother Robert M. Anderson and ...

 

Dennis C. Melton

Dennis C. Melton, a well-known architect, musician, and community leader died on May 5, as a result of a recent brain aneurysm.  Dennis was born in Winchester, Va. on June 2, 1947, to Howard and Marion Walton Melton. Inspired by The Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, Dennis and his twin brother Dale, formed a band called The Prodigals.  They went ...

 

John A. Lattanzio of Avondale

John A. Lattanzio, 71, of Avondale, died Friday, May 7, at his residence. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Robert Lattanzio, Sr. and the late Mary D’Annunzio Lattanzio. John was a maintenance mechanic at W. L. Gore in Newark, retiring in 2015, after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, Avondale. John ...