Obituaries

Walter J. Cavanaugh of Glen Mills

Walter J. Cavanaugh, 86, of Glen Mills, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night after happily watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles soundly defeat the LA Rams 30 to 23. Walter was a graduate of John Bartram High School and Drexel University.  After serving honorably in our armed forces, Walter put his chemical engineering skills to use at Publicker Printing ...

 
 

Lynnore P. Compton of Chadds Ford

Lynnore P. Compton, 60, of Chadds Ford, died Monday, Dec. 17, at her home. She was the wife of Earle A. Compton, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Rose and the late Joseph Pizzirusso. Lynnore graduated summa cum laude from Millersville University where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in computer ...

 

Anne Irwin Hicks, formerly of Kennett Square

Anne Irwin Hicks, 92, formerly of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Dec. 13, after suffering from a major stroke. She was without pain and surrounded by loving family. She was born on Nov. 20, 1926, in Chadds Ford. Anne Hicks owned Meadow Springs Farm in Kennett Square with her late husband, John L. Hicks from the 1940s to 2000. The family dairy farm later became a well ...

 

Harry Hess of West Grove

Harry Hess, 86, of West Grove, died Monday, Dec. 10, at Sunrise at Westtown. He was the husband of Anne Bartholomew Hess, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edwin L. Hess and the late Alma Mattern Hess. Harry was a salesman at Urie & Blanton in Wilmington retiring in 1994. He was an avid fisherman and he ...

 

Robert Taitt Mantell Sr. of Kennett Square

Robert Taitt Mantell Sr. 90, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of the late Alice M. Ohlfs  Mantell, who died in 2015, and with whom he shared  60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, in 1928, he was the only child of the late Raymond A. Mantell and the late Anne Taitt Mantell. He joined the ...

 

Philip Louis Gilbert of Kennett Square

Philip Louis Gilbert died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 28. He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in New York City, and was the only child of Isadore Humphrey Gilbert and Estelle Bernstein Gilbert. Phil attended Woodmere Academy (now Lawrence Woodmere Academy), graduating in 1944. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He ...

 

James S. Mackey of Landenberg

James S. Mackey, 89, of Landenberg, and Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Dec. 7, at his residence. He was the husband of Fern Barber Mackey, who died in 2001, and with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Raymond S. Mackey and the late Nancy Thompson Mackey. He farmed the family farm until the mid-60s, but he was always a ...

 

John A. Mancino Jr. of Embreeville

John A. Mancino Jr., 89, of Embreeville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the VA Medical Center, Wilmington. Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late John A.Mancino Sr. and the late Angeline Fazio Mancino. John was a supervisor at Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Italian ...

 

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr.

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr. died peacefully on Dec. 1, in Chester County at the age of 78. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Cap attended The Haverford School where he was both a scholar and an athlete. He continued his studies at Bucknell University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Aftergraduation Cap spent two years in the ...

 

Luz Carmen Rios, formerly of Kennett Square

Luz Carmen Rios, 67, of Wilmington, formerly of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Justo Rios and the late Digna Rivera. Luz was a housekeeper at the Friends Home in Kennett Square for over 35 years, retiring in 2015. She enjoyed dancing, taking ...

 

Catherine Schilling of Kennett Square

Catherine Schilling, 96, of Kennett Square, formerly of Wilmington, and Naples, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 30, at Kendal-Crosslands Communities in Kennett Square. She was the wife of William Schilling who died in 2000, and with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Jane Mackenzie Rothery and the late Claude ...