Obituaries

Dorothy Eleanor Hall Cromwell of West Grove

Dorothy Eleanor Hall Cromwell, 93, of West Grove, fell asleep in death on Jan. 29, after several years of suffering with dementia. As a family, we know that our mother is resting in peace. We look forward to the day when our family will be united with them again. Born in Monkton, Md., it was there that she met and married Ed Cromwell on Oct. 16, 1940. Ed proceeded ...

 
 

Raymond G. Natale Sr. of West Grove

Raymond “Ray” G. Natale Sr., 91, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at his home. He was the husband of Catherine “Renie” Boyd Natale, who died in 2014, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Darby, he was the ninth of thirteen children born to Frank and Susan (Della Vecchia) Natale. Ray was drafted into the Army in June 1944, making him the fifth ...

 

Fred P. Pratola Sr. of Avondale

Fred P. Pratola Sr., 92, of Avondale, died Thursday, Jan. 25, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Michael and Grace Pratola on April 25, 1925, in Madison, N.J., he was the husband to the love of his life, the late Angeline Pratola who died in 2007, and with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. A WWII veteran, Fred worked side by side with his father and ...

 

Christine Crowell Trostle of West Grove

Christine Crowell Trostle, 90, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Jenners Pond Retirement Community in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Trostle, who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Edna (Howland) Crowell. She lived in Chester County her ...

 

Myrtle M. Najmola of Boothwyn

Myrtle M. Najmola, 91, of Boothwyn, died Monday, Jan. 22, at her residence. She was the wife of Francis S. Najmola who died in 1987, and with whom she shared40 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William A. Pfeiffer and the late Laura Amelia Van Houthen Pfeiffer. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, going to the casinos, ...

 

Doris J. Ward Lauver, formerly of West Grove

Doris J. Ward Lauver, 94, of Pleasant Gap, formerly of West Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, at The Oaks retirement community in Pleasant Gap.  She was the wife of the late Wilbur James Lauver, who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Burnham, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and the late Gladys (Smith) Ward. Doris was a ...

 

Connor M. King of Lincoln University

Connor M. King, 23, of Lincoln University, died Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.  Born in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of Kevin J. and Amy (Zyber) King. Connor was a 2012 graduate of Avon Grove High School. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. Connor was a gifted person who cherished thoughtful conversations, had natural ...

 

Anne “Kathy” Beatty of Kennett Square

Anne “Kathy” Beatty, 75, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Jan. 12, at Penn Wissahickon Hospice in Philadelphia. She was the wife of George D. Beatty, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Gregory Listner and Ann (Hasten) Listner who lives in Monroe Township, N.J. Kathy was a college counseling administrator ...

 

Raymond P. Price of West Grove

Raymond P. Price, 82, of West Grove, died Friday, Jan. 12, at Seasons Hospice. He was the husband of Velma Dean Price who died in 2005, and with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Shouns, Tenn., he was the son of the late Filmore Price and the late Belle Johnson. Mr. Price was a grower at South Mill Mushrooms in Kennett Square, retiring in 2017, after 32 ...

 

Winnie “Louise” Eldreth of Kennett Square

Winnie “Louise” Eldreth, 78, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Jan. 11, at her residence. She was the wife of James Roger Eldreth, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Shouns, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William F. Mains and the late Stella Wagner Mains. Louise was a homemaker after retirement. Prior to that, she had worked many years at ...

 

Richard Frank Gentile of Kennett Square

Richard Frank Gentile, 70, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Jan. 11, at Neighborhood Hospice surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Sheila Connolly Gentile, who died very recently on Jan. 5, and with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Frank and the late Carmela Ann (Arecchi) Gentile.  Mr. Gentile served ...