Obituaries

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, formerly of Kennett Square

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, 80, of Rexford, N.Y., formerly from Kennett Square, died March 3, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Born in Bluff City, Tenn., Carole was the daughter of Smith and Opal Gentry. Carole moved to Kennett Square, in her early 20s and eventually met and married Robert E. DiFilippo. Carole worked at Chatham Acres Nursing ...

 
 

Philip H. Mathias of Kennett Square

Philip H. Mathias, 83, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, March 9, at Kendal at Longwood. He was the husband of Shirley Fischer Mathias, who died in 2015, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Russel and Stella Hoffman Mathias. He was a district manager for customer service at Bell Telephone Co. in Upper Darby, ...

 

Kim E. Osborne Thompson of Downingtown

Kim E. Osborne Thompson, 53, of Downingtown, died Monday, March 6, at her home.  Born in West Chester,  she was a daughter of James J. and Ann E. (Millard) Osborne.  Kim was a 1981 graduate of Kennett High School.  She was a licensed practical nurse specializing in disabled pediatrics. She was a diehard Eagles fan and never missed watching a game.  She loved her ...

 

Harold “Hal” Lane Wagner of Avondale

Harold “Hal” Lane Wagner, 78, of Avondale, died Saturday, March 4, at his home surrounded by family. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Margaret F. Anderson Wagner. He graduated Kennett High School in 1957 where he was a baseball pitcher and earned the nickname “Honus.” He was also an active member of their FFA program. Harold was a ...

 

Paul A. “Bob” Geary Jr. of Chadds Ford

Paul A. "Bob" Geary Jr., 73, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully Sunday, March 5. Beloved husband of 52 years of Ann Marie Geary (nee ColDepietro), devoted father of Paul III (Kathryn), Sean (Akemi), Ann Marie Pinola (Richard), Brenda Geary-Deitz (Tom), Janice Prodoehl (John) and Brendan (Jasmine); dear brother of Mark Geary and Monica Simpson; also survived by 12 ...

 

Patricia A. Reed of Glen Mills

Patricia A. Reed (nee Magarine), 88, of Glen Mills, died Monday, March 6. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Magarine (nee Curry). Patricia was employed as a buyer for R.H. Macy's in Long Island, N.Y. She retired in 1990. Patricia was predeceased by her beloved husband, John J. Reed. She is survived by her loving daughters, Debbie ...

 

Jessica M. Prigg of West Grove

Jessica M. Prigg, 28, of West Grove, died Friday, March 3, at her residence. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late James T. Prigg Jr. and the late Cheryl Erickson Prigg. Jessica enjoyed shopping, dining out, going to the beach, her dogs Odie and Odessa, and being with her family and friends. She is survived by two brothers, Jason Prigg, her twin brother, ...

 

Mary Teale Battin of Kennett Square

Mary Teale Battin, 88, of Kennett Square, died Feb. 27 at the Crosslands Retirement community. Born April 24, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marcella (Stearns) Teale. She and her mother moved to Buffalo, N.Y. in 1941 where she resided until 1950. In Buffalo, Mary attended the Buffalo Seminary and graduated with a scholarship ...

 

Kathleen M. Paisley of West Grove

Kathleen M. Paisley, 67, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Mach 1, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Ellen Mullen Chambers. She was a stock person for over 10 years at Big Lots in Kennett Square. Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, yard sales, going to Disneyworld, the Holidays and ...

 

Verner H. Condon Jr. West Grove

Verner H. Condon Jr., 90, West Grove, formerly of New Vernon, N.J., died Friday Feb. 24, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Alice Godfrey Waters Condon with whom he shared 13 years of marriage, and the late Ann Garman Condon who died in 2002 and with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Bloomington, Ill., he was the son of the late ...

 

Paul E. Yoder Jr. of West Grove

Paul E. Yoder Jr., 75, of West Grove, died Sunday, Feb. 26 at his home, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Nancy ­J Yoder (nee, Getta) with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Paul E. Yoder, Sr. and Caroline (nee, Hildebrand). Paul joined the U.S. Army in 1959, obtaining the rank of sergeant. After three years ...