Robert John Nappi

January 25, 2023 Avondale, PA

Robert John Nappi, age 81 of Avondale, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at his home while surrounded by his wife and two daughters. Bob was the husband of Marion Strigus Nappi, with whom he shared 58 beautiful years of marriage. Born 1941 in Perth Amboy, NJ, Bob was the son of the late Ciro Louis Nappi and the late Elizabeth Armellino Nappi. Bob graduated from St. Mary’s High…

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James Darrell Lephew

1957-2023 Avondale, PA | Age 65

James Darrell Lephew, age 65, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Janet Masten Lephew, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of Stella Mae Taylor Lephew of Landenberg, PA and the late Darrell Lephew. He was a mechanic at Kennetex in Kennett Square, PA, retiring in…

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Mary Elizabeth Thawley

1948-2023 Mcalisterville, PA | Age 74

Mary Elizabeth Thawley age 74 of Mcalisterville, sadly passed away on January 21, 2023 at home. She was born to Rosemary and Albert Thawley April 18 1948 of Hamorton Kennett Square. She went to St. Patrick’s, Ursuline Academy and Bishop Shanahan and attended Wilmington Data Processing School. She worked at the Division of Revenue and owned her own tea house the “Chocolate Parlour.” She loved family gatherings, reading, painting, music…

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Cort Raynor DeVoe

1927-2023 Kennett Square, PA | Age 95

Cort Raynor DeVoe, 95 years old, died peacefully on January 20, 2023. He was married for 72 wonderful years to his beloved wife Nancy, nee Whitney, who survives him. Cort was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 23, 1927. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, until he entered the U.S. Coast Guard as an enlisted man in 1945. After attending the Coast Guard Academy prep school in Groton, Connecticut, he…

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Marilyn G. Roberts

January 15, 2023 West Grove, PA

Marilyn G. Roberts, age 98 of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 in hospice care at Christiana Hospital. Marilyn was the wife of the late Frank B. Roberts, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2014. Born 1924 in Kansas City, KS, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Chester Eugene Graves and the late Anita P. Kazmaier. Following 2…

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Frances Abbot Laws Gilbert (Fran)

1932-2023 Kennett Square, PA | Age 90

Frances Abbot Laws Gilbert (Fran), age 90, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at home from the natural consequences of old age. Fran led a very ordinary life. Loved to cook. Played bridge. Did needlework. A green-thumb gardener. Avid reader. Loved to travel. Ran a nice card shop in Kennett Square for several years during the 90’s called Papier. She was preceded in death by her…

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Patricia J. Bentzel

1941-2023 West Chester, PA | Age 81

Patricia J. Bentzel, age 81 of West Chester, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Paoli Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Bentzel, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2014. Born on April 3, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, Pat was the daughter of the late George Jacoby and the late Margaret Patton Jacoby. Pat was a woman of…

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Alvaro Garcia Botello

1971-2023 Kennett Square, PA | Age 51

Alvaro Garcia Botello, age 51, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at his residence. Born in Yuriria, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of Alfredo Garcia Perez and Maria Luisa Botello Rodriguez of Mexico. Alvaro was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church in Avondale, PA. He was employed at Giorgio Mushrooms in Toughkenamon, PA Alvaro enjoyed soccer on TV, going on car rides and…

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Richard H. Smith

January 7, 2023 West Chester, PA/Naples, FL

Richard H. Smith, age 72 of West Chester, Pa/Naples, Fl, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday January 7, 2023. Richard was the husband of Carol Yokell Smith, with whom he shared almost 50 years of marriage. Born in 1950 in New York City, Richard was the son of the late Raymond Smith and the late Joan Howell Smith. Richard attended East Carolina University, eventually earning his Bachelor’s degree….

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Bernadette M. Giusti

1936-2023 Age 86

Bernadette M. Giusti, age 86, of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 surrounded by her children and their spouses. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bernadette Nicholson. Bernadette was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Nicholas W. Giusti and her brothers, Frank and John Nicholson. She is survived by her children, Diane M. Walls (Jack),…

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