Richard Dorrance Whitehead Sr.

1932-2020 West Grove, PA | Age 88

Richard Dorrance Whitehead Sr., of West Grove, PA, passed away on May 22, 2020 at his home at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. He was born in Auburn, NY on May 1, 1932 to the late Louis Henry Whitehead and the late Dorothy Hawthorne Whitehead. Dick celebrated his 88th Birthday three weeks prior to his passing. Dick and his wife, Doris, of 63 years, recently moved to the area from their…

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Clyde C. Cannon

1947-2020 West Grove, PA | Age 72

Mr. Clyde C. Cannon, age 72 of West Grove, PA passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Twin Pines Health Care Services. Clyde, who was also known by his nickname, “Mannie”, was born in West Chester, PA on August 29, 1947. He was the son of the late Clyde Christie and Virginia Cannon. Clyde was raised by his grandparents, the late William W. and Mary P. Christie. Clyde graduated…

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Jeffrey A. Brittingham

1959-2020 Avondale, PA | Age 60

Mr. Jeffrey A. Brittingham, age 60 of Avondale, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Chester County Hospital. He was the devoted husband for over 35 years of Diane M. (DiProspero) Brittingham. Born on July 1, 1959 in West Chester, he was the son of Shirley (Bahel) Brittingham Decker and the late Hilborn A. Brittingham, Jr. Jeffrey dedicated his life to hard work, owning his own business, Britt’s…

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Margaret Harris Cook

1931-2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 88

Margaret Harris Cook, 89, fondly known as Peg, peacefully left her worldly body and entered heaven on May 20, 2020 at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square PA. Peg was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Ben Cook, in 2011. Peg was born on May 24, 1931 to George and Philena Harris of West Grove PA. She and her brothers attended Avon Grove High School. Ben and Peg were…

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Mary Margaret DiNorscia

1922-2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 97

Mary Margaret DiNorscia age 97 of Kennett Square, Pa. passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood, in Kennett Square, Pa. She was the wife of Guy J. DiNorscia who passed away in 1998, and with whom she spent 54 years of marriage. Mary was born in Drexel Hill, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Pietro Antonio DeCicco…

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Mr. William J. Deckman, Sr.

1936-2020 Oxford, PA | Age 83

Dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend “Poppy” William J. Deckman, Sr. (Bill), age 83, formerly of Kennett Square, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Born in 1936 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Clarence and Bertha Hamilton Deckman. Bill graduated from Kennett High School in 1954. After high school he enlisted into the United States Army…

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Eleanor C. Davidson

May 15, 2020 Kennett Square, PA

Eleanor C. Davidson or “Sis” as many knew her, age 99 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Pocopson Home. Eleanor was the wife of the late Paul Davidson, who predeceased her in 1979. Born 1920 in Landenberg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Irvin L. Crossan and the late Nora Welsh Crossan. After graduating Kennett High School, Eleanor and her husband, Paul,…

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Samuel W. Shane, Jr.

May 15, 2020 West Grove, PA

Samuel W. Shane, Jr., formerly of Springfield, Delaware County, passed away peacefully at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, surrounded by his family on May 15, 2020. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Roxanne J. Shane, and their four children: Samuel and his wife Mary of West Chester, Suzanne and her husband Gary of Marion, MA, Andrew and his wife Paula of Ellicott City,…

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Carol Parrett Hammond

1939-2020 West Chester, PA | Age 80

Carol Parrett Hammond, age 80, passed away on Wednesday May, 13, 2020 at ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington, DE after a lengthy illness. She formerly lived in West Chester, PA and Bethany Beach, DE . Born on June 30, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Parrett, Sr. and Florence (Veazey) Parrett. She is survived by her brother Richard Parrett, Sr. and wife Nancy (Bethany…

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Richard Charles Kairer

April 29, 2020 Chadds Ford, PA

Richard Charles Kairer, age 69 of Chadds Ford, PA, died Wednesday April 29th, 2020. Rich is survived by his wife Beth (Keenan); sons Ryan (Agnes) and Timothy; daughter Alison; granddaughter Kaiyann; sister Peggy Esposto; and canine companions Clark and Emma. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Howard Fithian Kairer Jr., brother Howard and his mother Margaret Kairer (nee Mosteller). Born in 1950 in Bryn Mawr, PA Rich was…

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