Obituaries

Martin “Bud” F. Lawrence Jr. of Kennett Square

Martin “Bud” F. Lawrence Jr., 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Sept. 23, surrounded by his family, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Shirley Peters Lawrence, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Martin F. Lawrence and the late Dorothy Hughes Lawrence. Bud ...

 
 

Emily Mote DiStefano of Kennett Square

Emily Mote DiStefano, 88, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Emily was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. DiStefano Jr. with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. She was a graduate of Avon Grove High School and Goldey-Beacom College of Wilmington. Born in West Grove, in 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Gladys Roney ...

 

Alma Logene DiStefano, formerly of Landenberg

Alma Logene DiStefano, 89, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 13. She was the wife of the late Emedio ‘Meets’ DiStefano with whom she shared more than 50 years of marriage. Together they had three daughters: Toni Marie of Newark, Nancy Anne of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Kathleen Jean DiStefano of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Alma is also survived by her two sisters ...

 

Frederick “Fred” William DeVries of Pennsbury Township

Frederick "Fred" William DeVries, 88 of Pennsbury Township, died Friday, Sept. 14,. Fred was born on Feb. 5, 1930 in New York City to Frederick and Maxine (nee Sondheimer) DeVries. He graduated at the age of 15 from Columbia Grammar School, continued his education at Columbia University in engineering, and went on to earn his master's degree in chemical engineering ...

 

Dolores “Dee” Hernick

Dolores “Dee” Hernick (nee Greto) died Sept. 5, died peacefully, surround by her loving family at the age of 83. Born at home in Crum Lynne, Dee was the third oldest of 12 Greto children. Her family later moved to Eddystone, where they resided happily for many years. Dee was a proud 1953 graduate of Notre Dame Catholic High School. She married the love of her life, ...

 

John Aloyious “Duke Snow” Munce Jr. of Chester Heights

John Aloyious Munce Jr. “Duke Snow,” 86, of Chester Heights, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 4. Duke Snow was a respected locally known musician, painter, writer, sculptor and breeder of rare and exotic birds. Duke was loved and admired by many. As the leader of the band, ‘Duke Snow & The Driftwoods,’ Duke’s music career playing local ...

 

Harriette Tebell “Sissy” Long

Harriette Tebell "Sissy" Long died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 4. She arrived as a Valentine on Feb. 14, 1932, born to parents Gus K. and Harriette T. Tebell in Charlottesville, Va. She had wonderful memories of growing up in Charlottesville. She attended Mary Baldwin College, and then in 1953 became one of a handful of women to graduate from the University of ...

 

Ruth DiCecco Wright of Oxford

Ruth DiCecco Wright, 97, of Oxford, a longtime resident of Avondale, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Earl H. Wright. Born in Bakers Station, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Ricciuti) DiCecco. She lived in Avondale until moving to Ware Presbyterian Village in 2007. Ruth graduated ...

 

Eugenia “Gina” Cini, formerly of Chadds Ford

Eugenia “Gina” Cini, 57,  of West Chester, died Monday, Aug.  27.  She was born in Philadelphia Dec. 10, 1960 and raised in Chadds Ford.  Gina was the daughter of Frank and June Cini and beloved mother of Christian Cini.  Gina  is also survived by her brothers Frank Cini and wife Kathy, Dion Cini and wife Jeanine, sister Nicole Cini Robinson, nieces Victoria Cini, ...

 

Patricia Emily Hoot Kresge of Chadds Ford

Patricia Emily Hoot Kresge, 82, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Stroudsburg, died Monday, Aug. 20. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pat was the daughter of the late Rowland Hoot and Florence (Haven) Hoot. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of David Batten Kresge; mother of Valerie Haven Kresge, Pamela Miles (Martin) Misciagna, and the late Wendy Dixon Kresge Wick; sister of ...

 

Patty Pennock, 79, of West Grove,

Patty Pennock, 79, of West Grove, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at her residence. She was the wife of Hadley B. Pennock Jr., with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Rockdale (Lenni), she was the daughter of the late Albert L. Opdenaker and the late Beatrice Wilson Opdenaker. She was the owner/operator of Pennock’s Donut House in West Grove, for seven years. She ...