Eleanor Hannum Bahel

1931-2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 90

Mrs. Eleanor Hannum Bahel, age 90, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, January 21st, 2022, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of the late George Steele Bahel Jr., who passed away in 1994. Eleanor and George enjoyed over forty years of marriage. Born on August 24th, 1931, in Avondale, PA, Eleanor was the daughter of the late A. Raymond and Edna Mae (Allaband)…

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Paul L. Smyth

1932-2022 West Grove, PA | Age 89

Paul L. Smyth, age 89, longtime resident of West Grove, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Pocopson Home, West Chester. He was the husband of the late Martha Jean (Kelly) Smyth who passed away in 1993. Born on September 14, 1932 he was the son of the late Oswald & Dora (Drennon) Smyth. Mr. Smyth worked on a dairy farm and later became the caretaker for Camp…

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Ann Winslow Shelnutt Benzel

1929-2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92

Ann Winslow Shelnutt Benzel, mother of six, grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of five, accomplished horticulturalist and lifelong musician, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 17, 2022, at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa., just a few miles from the old white farmhouse where she had lived for most of her life. She was 92. She and her husband, Charles Frederick Benzel Jr., moved from Greenville, Delaware, to that…

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Robert C. Bristol

1948-2022 West Chester, PA | Age 73

Robert C. Bristol, age 73 of West Chester, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Sunrise of Westtown Assisted Living. He was the husband of the late Mary H. Bristol, with whom he shared over 20 years of marriage prior to Mary’s passing in 2020. The two of them were considered soul mates. They traveled together as often as they could, New Orleans being one of their favorite…

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LaVonne Tebay

1933-2022 Age 88

LaVonne Tebay, age 88 of Chester County Pocopson Home passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Born February 15, 1933 in Wakita, OK, she was the daughter of the late Harold Rosel and Gertrude (Harvey). She is also preceded in death by her stepmother, Verla Rosel. LaVonne was raised in Hugoton, KS and graduated from Hugoton High School. She attended Colorado Women’s college in Denver. While in school, she met…

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Joseph Charles Borkovich

1979-2022 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 42

Joseph Charles Borkovich of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania died at the age of 42, January 13, 2022 after an extended illness. He was born in nearby West Chester, September 6, 1979, the only son of George and Veronica (Ronnie) Borkovich. Joe was a 1998 graduate of Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware and a 2003 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, School of Theatre at University Park, Pennsylvania where he earned a…

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Betty Lou Griffith

1937-2022 Age 84

Betty Lou Griffith, age 84, originally from Kennett Square, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Twin Pines health Care Center in West Grove, PA. She was the wife of the late James E. Griffith, Sr. who died in 1998, and with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in February 1937 in Chatham, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and the late Elsie…

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Geraldine M. Palecko

1952-2022 West Chester, PA | Age 69

***UPDATED INFORMATION*** For all those who plan on attending services for Geri, please use the following address to be directed to St. Agnes’ parking lot: 298 W Prescott Alley #200, West Chester, PA 19380 It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Geraldine M. Palecko, 69, of West Chester, PA. She gained her angel wings on January 5, 2022 after a sudden and massive stroke. Geri…

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Tommy D. Price

1955-2022 Avondale, PA | Age 66

Tommy D. Price of Avondale passed away on January 8th, 2022. He went to play that great gig in the sky and be reunited with his woman again. Born on June 8th 1955, Tommy loved playing music, banging on the drums and strumming his guitar. He loved watching sports with his son and bleeding green for the home teams. He was the world to his kids and grandkids whom he…

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Thomas “Tom” Bell, Jr.

1928-2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 93

Thomas “Tom” Bell, Jr. of Kennett Square, passed away peacefully on January 8th, in Chester County Hospital. Born April 19, 1928, he grew up in Perth Amboy, NJ before moving to Philadelphia. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 64 years, Katherine Virginia Bell, who passed away in 2013. A graduate of Carson Long Military Institute, Carlisle, PA he was a PA All-State Baseball and Football player and remained an…

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