Obituaries

Joaquin Ayllon Cordova of West Grove

Joaquin Ayllon Cordova, 64, of West Grove, died Thursday, July 27, at the Life Care Hospital, West Chester. He was the husband of Evelia Castaneda of West Grove. Born in Almoloya de Alquisiras, Mexico, he was the son of the late Soledad Ayllon and Petra Cordova. Joaquin was a maintenance worker at Kaolin Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square. He enjoyed working, helping ...

 
 

Robin L. Thomson of Coatesville

Robin L. Thomson, 50, of Coatesville, died Sunday, July 23, at her residence. She was the wife of Michael L. Thomson, with whom she shared 10 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of Dolores Bailey Santiago, of West Grove, and the late Richard Santiago. Robin was a self-employed house cleaner for 25 years, retiring in 2015. She attended the Safe ...

 

John Robert Machamer Jr. of Chadds Ford

John Robert Machamer Jr., better known as “Mock the Painter,” 66, of Chadds Ford, died Monday, July 24. Best known for his quick wit and personality, Johnny enjoyed telling stories and cracking jokes. Always the entertainer, Johnny enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends at the Upland AC. Originally, a union painter with local 921, John continued to work into ...

 

Margaret Cool Jewitt of Kennett Square

Margaret Cool Jewitt, 94, of Kennett Square, died of natural causes on July 20, at Kendal-Crosslands in Kennett Square. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, David Willard Pennock Jewitt. Margaret is survived by her brother, Stuart H. Cool and his wife, Anne, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; her son, Joel Jewitt, his wife Christine, and grandchildren Will and ...

 

Steven P. Smith of Kemblesville

Steven P. Smith, 50, of Kemblesville, died  Monday, July 17. He was the husband of Denise Boyle Smith, with whom he shared 27 loving years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was a son of the late Jerry Smith and Phyllis (Lebby) Smith of West Grove.  He was a 1985 graduate of Unionville High School. Steven was a printing press operator at the Dee Paper Company for ...

 

Harold J. Shore of Elkton

Harold J. Shore, 76, of Elkton, Md., died Monday, July 17, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Donna Smith Staats, with whom he shared 17 years of marriage. Born in Boone, N.C., he was the son of the late James C. and Alice Delphyne Jones Shore. Harold was a security officer at the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, West Chester, for the past 22 ½ years. ...

 

Lena D. Lovisa of Kennett Square

Lena D. Lovisa, 81, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, July 19. Lena was the wife of the late Frank Lovisa with whom she shared 26 years of marriage and the daughter of the late Augusto and Alfonsina Zunino.  She is survived by her daughter, Roseann Jester and her husband Joseph, her sisters Anna Marrone and Teresa Waller, and her brothers Harry and Anthony Zunino.  ...

 

Jo-Zetta F. Shawl of Garnet Valley

Jo-Zetta F. Shawl, 59, of Garnet Valley, died July 15, after a brief, but courageous battle with duodenal cancer. She is survived by her mother, Juanita Davis, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, loving husband, Timothy Shawl, and son, Nicholas Shawl, of Garnet Valley, grandmother Sylvia Cox of Gretna, Va., and multiple members of the Shawl family from McKeesport and Herminie, ...

 

Lawrence J. Giancola of Kennett Square

Lawrence J. Giancola, 88, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, July 16, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Rosalind Everley Giancola, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, he was a son of the late Richard and the late Antoinette (Bendistis) Giancola. Mr. Giancola served our country during peacetime in the Army. He was ...

 

Clare May of Oxford

Clare May, 84, of Oxford, died Monday, July 17, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Ralph G. May, who died in 1994, and with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Ferd and Maggie Warren Morefield. Clare was the gatekeeper at the Avon Lake Sportsmen Club for many years. She enjoyed ...

 

Oscar R. Boddy Jr. of West Chester

Oscar R. Boddy Jr., 76, of West Chester, died Friday, July 14, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the son of the late Oscar R. Boddy Sr. and Marie Brock Boddy. He is survived by two sons and one daughter, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother. You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July ...