Obituaries

Catherine (Kay) Cardillo of Chadds Ford

Catherine (Kay) Cardillo, 87, of Chadds Ford, died Saturday, Nov. 17 after a long illness in Chadds Ford. Born in New York City to John and Alvina LaPuma. Catherine graduated in 1947 with a commercial diploma from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx where she was active in the arts, enjoyed roller skating and captain of the basketball team. She married Rocco ...

 
 

Deborah Ross Bendett of Chadds Ford

Deborah Ross Bendett, 63 of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, in the presence of family and friends. She was born July 28, 1955, in Ithaca, N.Y. to John McPherson and Beatrice (Riker) Culligan. A strong, resilient woman, Deborah had triumphed through every difficulty life had presented. Her resolve served as an inspiration to those fortunate enough to ...

 

Aloysius “Al “ J. Harkins of Glen Mills

Aloysius “Al “ J. Harkins, 80, a longtime resident of Glen Mills and a Westinghouse Inc. retiree, died Nov. 3. Al was predeceased by his daughter Catherine Binder. Survivors: His wife of 38 years: Marie (Franceschino) Harkins; Children: Rose Ann Robertson, Mary Ann McCready, and Aloysius J. Harkins, III; two step-children: Donna Marie Leva and Anthony Leva; 11 ...

 

Paskel “Pat” Eller of Toughkenamon

Paskel “Pat” Eller, 77, of Toughkenamon, died Monday, Nov. 5, at his residence. He was the husband of Fay Roberts Eller, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County., N.C., he was the son of the late Paul Eller and the late Hester Osborne Eller. Pat was a supervisor at Agilent Technologies (Hewlett-Packard), retiring in 2003 after 40 years of ...

 

John H. Cameron Jr. of Kennett Square

John H. Cameron Jr., 55, of Kennett Square, died suddenly at home Sunday, Oct. 28. He was the beloved husband of Karen Kayatta Cameron with whom he shared 20 years of marriage.  He was the son of Marilyn "Bunny" Murphy Cameron of Oxford, and John H. Cameron, Sr. and his wife, Glenda, of Palm City, Fla. John was a 1981 graduate of Unionville High School. He served ...

 

Shirley Widdowson Carlson

died peacefully on Aug. 31, at Friends Home in Kennett Square, where she resided for nearly two years. Shirley was born on Nov. 7, 1934, in Connellsville, the eldest of 11 children to Raymond and Emma Widdowson. She met her dear husband, Peter, in Pittsburgh while attending Shadyside School of Nursing, where she obtained her RN degree. They married on Jan. 6, 1956. ...

 

Harry R. Luzetsky of Kennett Square

Harry R. Luzetsky (Ricky), 22, of Kennett Square, died Oct. 27. He was a laborer/apprentice bricklayer at Diamond State Masonry. Ricky enjoyed creating music, being with family and friends, and enjoying life to its fullest. He touched many individuals with his unique sense of humor, wit, compassion, respectfulness, and energy. As a typical 20 -plus-year-old, he would ...

 

John C. Gebhard of Kennett Square

John C. Gebhard,92, of Crosslands in Kennett Square, died peacefully on Oct. 24. He was a family man, married to Joyce for 63 wonderful years and was an active father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed traveling with friends and family, reading, and educational opportunities of all kinds. John was an honest, kind and good man; a man of integrity. He ...

 

Edgar Leon Willis of West Chester

Edgar Leon Willis, 94, of West Chester, formerly of West Grove, died Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pocopson Home. He was the husband of Carol McCleary Willis who died in 2003, and with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Water Willis and the late Frances Bryan Willis. He was a machine operator at Hewlett-Packard, Avondale, ...

 

Helen C. Dietze, formerly of Chadds Ford

Helen C. Dietze, formerly of Chadds Ford, died suddenly on Aug. 21. Helen was born in Durham, N.C. in 1929 on the eve of the Great Depression. The youngest daughter of a Methodist minister, she moved to a new parish every few years - from Durham, to Dunn, then Beaufort, Sanford, New Bern, Siler City, Andalusia, Benson, and later Greensboro and Chapel Hill — ...

 

Sandra M. Hamilton Urban, formerly of Chadd Ford

The family and friends of Sandy Urban, nee Hamilton, regretfully and sadly announce her passing on Monday, Oct. 15 at the age of 56. She was born March 19, 1962, to James & Geraldine Hamilton (Remington), both predeceased. Sandy was raised in Prospect Park and Chadds Ford. She graduated from Interboro High School 1980, previously worked for the Franklin Mint and ...