Obituaries

John D. Biondi Jr. of Toughkenamon

John D. Biondi Jr., 99, of Toughkenamon, died Tuesday, August 9, at the home he built in Toughkenamon. He was the husband of Antonette DiMarco Biondi, with whom he shared 75 years of marriage. Born in Devon, he was a son of the late John Biondi Sr. and the late Marie Bucci Biondi. John enlisted in the Air Corps and was later transferred to the Army where he served ...

 
 

Craig Brown, formerly of Chadds Ford

Craig Brown, 73, of Wilmington, died peacefully in the presence of loving family members on Friday, Aug. 5. He was born in Wilmington to James "Fred" and Sarah (Phillips) Brown. He grew up in Wilmington and Chadds Ford, graduating from Brandywine High School in 1968. Soon after graduation, Craig enlisted in the U.S. Army where he completed a tour in Vietnam and was ...

 

Robin C. Davis of West Grove

Robin C. Davis, 48, of West Grove, died Saturday, July 30, at her residence. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Steven J. Davis of Kennett Square and the late Mary Elizabeth Sharpless Davis. Robin had worked at the Kennett School District for 24 years and was the head custodian until her retirement. She enjoyed taking pictures, camping, going to the ...

 

Freni G. Aungst of Selinsgrove

Freni G. Aungst, 69, of Selinsgrove, died peacefully on Sunday, July 24. Born on May 15, 1953, she was the daughter of Russell Mack of Cornwall, and the late Ruth (Andes) Mack. Freni was a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree. She held several positions in the Selinsgrove area, having worked for Susquehanna University, Northumberland County ...

 

Shirley Marie Byrd of West Grove

Shirley Marie (Paisley) Byrd, of West Grove, died Wednesday, July 20, losing her battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 86. She was born on July 8, 1936, in West Grove, to the late Walter and China (Mcmillan) Paisley. In her youth, Shirley played with her friends near Baker Station, would go roller skating at the Avondale roller rink and would be known to sneak off ...

 

Carmen Ana Ortiz Aponte of Oxford

Carmen Ana Ortiz Aponte, 82, of Oxford, died Saturday, July 23, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Angel Manuel Rosado Rosa. Born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Margaro Ortiz Burgo and the late Rosa Aponte Candelaria. She was a homemaker. Carmen enjoyed listening to music, watching preachers on TV, and attending church. She ...

 

Preston Davis of Chadds Ford

Preston Davis, 70, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, July. Born August 25, 1951, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late George Preston and Carole (nee Daknis) Davis. Preston graduated from West Catholic High School in 1969 and was known by the nickname “Freeze.” He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Preston retired from the Valero refinery in ...

 

Alfred J. Di Norscia Sr. of Kennett Square

Alfred J. Di Norscia Sr., “Al,” 95, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Friday, July 15, at Chester County Hospital. He married the love of his life, Margaret Di Filippo Di Norscia, with whom he shared 72 years of marriage. Margaret died on Feb. 6, 2021 Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Joseph Anthony Sr. and Mary Gale Di Norscia. As the last ...

 

Eugene “Gene” E. Daunno of Kennett Square

Eugene “Gene” E. Daunno, 74, of Kennett Square, Wednesday, July 13, at his home surrounded by his family after a five-year battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Marie Pratt Daunno, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. Born in Orange, N.J., he was the son of the late Herman Daunno and Theresa Tolve Daunno. Gene graduated from King’s College with a ...

 

George Harvey Cleaves of Kennett Square

George Harvey Cleaves, 84, a lifelong resident of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, July 12. He was the husband of Joyce Stanley Cleaves for 60 years. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late George T. and Amanda Cloud Cleaves. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Barbara (John) Hurd of Swedesboro, N.J., Jane (Drew) Yerkes of West Grove, John ...

 

Ralph Odone Rosazza of Avondale

Ralph Odone Rosazza, 90, died Wednesday, July 13. He is survived by his wife Barbara Myers Rosazza with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born on April 18, 1932, in Avondale, he was the son of Fay Sluder and Clarence Rosazza. Ralph lived in Avondale all his life working as a flower grower in the family business, Rosazza Greenhouses. Ralph graduated from ...