Donald N. Gallagher

October 20, 2020 Wilmington, DE

Donald N. Gallagher, age 68 of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Christiana Hospital. Don was the wonderful husband of, Patricia Mellinger Gallagher, and the two shared many years of happiness together. Born 1952 in Wilmington, DE, Don was the son of the late Clyde Gallagher and the late Anna Allaband Gallagher. Don graduated from Kennett High School and continued his education at Delaware Technical College….

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Jacob J. Orbon Sr.

1929-2020 West Chester, PA | Age 90

Jacob J. Orbon Sr. passed away quietly while in hospice care in West Chester, PA on Tuesday October 20, 2020. He is the son of Jacob Edward Orbon and Constance (Wobles) Orbon. He was surrounded by family during his last days. He was a resident of Pocopson Home since 2017. Jacob was born in Nanticoke, PA and lived there until he joined the Armed forces in 1947. He served in…

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Virginia W. Ogle

August 27, 2020 Mendenhall, PA

Virginia W. Ogle, 81, of Mendenhall, Pennsylvania, died August 27, 2020 at her home. Born in 1939 in West Chester and raised on the family farm in Mendenhall, Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (nee Way) Woodward. She was a gardener, world-traveling bird watcher, and true foodie who avidly supported local farms and loved all flavors of ice cream (and kept most of them on hand)….

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Betty B. Harkins

1928-2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92

Betty B. Harkins, age 92, of Kennett Square, PA, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 17, 2020. She was the wife of the late George Harkins, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born at her family farm in Rosedale, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella (Clough) Buffington. She was a 1946 graduate of Kennett High School, where after many years of…

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Joseph F. Captain, Jr.

1934-2020 West Grove, PA | Age 86

Joseph F. Captain, Jr., age 86, passed away at his residence on Friday, October 16, 2020. Joe, the son of Stella Captain and Joseph F. Captain, Sr., was born in Boston, PA. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1956. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduating, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric’s Management Training…

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Richard A. Baxter

October 8, 2020 Kennett Square, PA

Richard A. Baxter, age 86 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Chester County Hospital. Born 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, Richard was the son of the late Samuel Baxter and the late Norma Winter Baxter. Richard proudly served his country as an Infantry Captain in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in February of 1968. Richard attended Penn State for his undergraduate degree and…

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Estelle Hess Null

October 2, 2020 Oxford, PA

Estelle Hess Null, age 88, of Oxford, PA died on October 2, 2020, after a brief illness. Estelle was born in Taneytown, MD in 1932 to parents Wilbert Naill Hess and Marie Hilterbrick Hess, the youngest of four daughters. After graduating from Taneytown High School in 1949, Estelle left the family farm to undergo training as a registered nurse at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was a proud…

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Dr. Louis A. Tobia

1940-2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 80

DR. LOUIS A. TOBIA, age 80, of Kennett Square, PA passed away at his residence on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosetta C. Tobia, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Woodbury, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Louis, Sr. and Florence Tobia. He went on to serve as a Captain in the United States Army, where he…

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Ethel Wilhelmina “Willie” Clay

1938-2020 Oxford, PA | Age 82

Ethel Wilhelmina Clay, 82, of Oxford, Pennsylvania, affectionately known as “Willie”, passed away on October 12, 2020 at The Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, PA. She was the wife of the late Wallace Henry Clay (Wally) with whom she shared 52 years of marriage before he passed away in 2013. Willie was the daughter of the late Harry Paul and Ethel (Raven) Finley of Luckey, Ohio. Willie graduated from Webster High…

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Ella Jean Ross

October 8, 2020 Kennett Square, PA

Ella Jean Ross, age 80 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Chester County Hospital. Born 1940 in Mouth of Wilson, VA, Ella was the daughter of the late Eugene Haldaway and the late Flora (Holloway) Haldaway. For over 43 years, Ella enjoyed her time working at Landhope Farms. Ella was a hard worker who deeply loved her family. She was a longtime member of…

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