Obituaries

Francis A. “Frank” Gallagher III of Glen Mills

Francis A. “Frank” Gallagher III, 59 of Glen Mills, died unexpectedly due to complications of heart surgery on Jan. 14, at Penn Medicine Hospice. Born to Francis A. and Carol M. Butler Gallagher, Jr. in Darby, he resided the past seven years in Glen Mills, previously residing in Ridley Park. Frank graduated from Ridley High School, class of 1979 and worked as a ...

 
 

Carolyn Denning Calvin, formerly of Chadds Ford

Carolyn Denning Calvin, 92, of Wilmington, and formerly of Chadds Ford, died at home on Saturday, Jan. 4. She was a Tower Hill High School graduate and studied music in college. Carolyn worked for the Furniture Exchange, the Yarn Patch and was the owner of the Pennyfeather Shop. Carolyn was also the past president of the Junior League. She was predeceased by her ...

 

Bernard J. “Ben” Cialini of West Chester

Bernard J. “Ben” Cialini, 90, of West Chester, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 7, at his daughter’s home in Rehoboth Beach. Born to Luigi and Angeline Fecondo Cialini in Chester Heights, he lived the past 48 years in Chadds Ford/West Chester, area, previously residing in Kennett Square. Ben worked as a code enforcement officer for Pennsbury, Birmingham, and Chadds ...

 

Gary Ray Kramzar of Kennett Square

Gary Ray Kramzar, 68, of Kennett Square, died suddenly at his home on Friday, Jan. 3. Born in Springfield, Ill., he was the son of William Kramzar and Celia Heather Kramzar. Gary was the beloved husband of Theresa Lynne Kramzar {nee. McCaffrey) for 46 years; father of Caitlin Miller (Dan), Tyler Kramzar (Erica), Kira Kramzar and Tanner Kramzar (Nadia Saklow); ...

 

Leon J. DiMedio, formerly of Chadds Ford

Leon J. DiMedio, 92, formerly of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Leon was the son of John & Rose DiMedio and brother to Rosalie A. Lovell (DiMedio), brother in law, Ed Lovell and the late Rita DiSabatino & Marie DelGrande. Leon owned and operated Enterprise Printing for more than 40 years. Leon was a veteran of WWII where ...

 

Virginia P. Simon, formerly of Chadds Ford

Virginia P. Simon, 89, formerly of Chadds Ford, died peacefully with her children at her side on Monday, Dec. 30, at Jenner’s Pond in West Grove, after a decade long struggle with dementia. Born May 9, 1930 in Trenton, N.J., she is survived by her son Mark (and Judy) Simon of West Chester, her daughter Alison (and Tom Kissel) Simon-Kissel of Ashburn, Va. She is ...

 

Nancy L. West, formerly of Chadds Ford

Nancy L. West, 87, of Riddle Village, Middletown Township, formerly of Springfield and Chadds Ford, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Dec. 29. Nancy was born on July 4, 1932. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1950. Nancy retired from the Boeing Company, Ridley Township, after more than 40 years. She was a devoted member of the Westminster ...

 

Catharine Gray of Chadds Ford

Catharine Gray, 97, of Chadds Ford, died on Thursday, Dec. 26. She was predeceased by her husband, William Bruce Gray who died in 1977. She was born in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Raymond & Frederika Olcott. Catharine lived in New England for 48 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1970 where she lived until her death. She was a ...

 

Robert Lee Crandell of Pennsbury Township

Robert Lee Crandell, 87, of Pennsbury Township, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 23. Bob was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Guy & Lena Crandell. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 64 years, children Roberta (Doug) Lottes, Catherine (Joel) Gann, Mark (Barbara) Crandell, Donna (Greg) Grinnell, Rhonda (David) Ekholm, 16 ...

 

Edwin A. Schuller Jr. of Chadds Ford

Dr. Edwin A. Schuller Jr., 69, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in spirit on Monday, Dec. 23. Ed was born on Nov. 12, 1950, to his proud parents, the late Edwin A. Schuller Sr. and Marguerite (nee McCully). Ed was a devoted Catholic, an altar boy throughout his childhood, and sang in a choir as a teenager and young adult, which took ...

 

Linda M. Vahey of Chadds Ford

Linda M. Vahey, 67, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Dec. 22. Born to George and Alberta Gilbert Abbott, Linda was raised and educated in Boothwyn and graduated from Chichester High School, Class of 1970. She has resided the past year in Chadds Ford, previously resided in Upper Chichester, for 38 years. Linda received her associate degree from Delaware County Community ...