John R. Hillegass (Jack)

1935-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 84

John R. Hillegass (Jack), age 84, of Jenners Pond in West Grove, passed away peacefully at Preston Skilled Nursing Facility on Saturday, September 14, 2019, under the care of Willow Tree Hospice. Born in Sellersville, PA, Jack was the son of the late Russell M. Hillegass and Anna Rebecca Hillegass (née Fegley). He is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Hillegass (née Hunsberger) with whom he shared 62+ years of…

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Raymond Edward Paisley, Sr.

1940-2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 79

Raymond Edward Paisley, Sr., age 79 of Landenberg, PA passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. Ray shared a beautiful marriage with his wife, Nancy (Cottrell) Paisley. They just celebrated their 58th anniversary. Born in Chester County Hospital, he was the son of the late James Herchell Paisley and the late Jessie Williams. Raymond is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Wendy (Steve) Reynolds, Cathy (Ray) Broadwater; his sisters Lillian…

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Helen V. Adams

September 15, 2019 West Grove, PA

Helen V. Adams (nee Schwakoff), age 92 of West Grove, PA, passed away Sunday, September 15, at home. Helen was the daughter of the late George E. Schwakoff and Beatrice Fisher Schwakoff. Beloved wife of the late John Quincy Adams. Survived by her children, Carol (George) Tompkins, Diane (the late Robert) Watson, John J. Adams (Karen), and David E. Adams. Also survived by her brother, John F. Schwakoff; four grandchildren,…

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Assunta Toto

1924-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 94

Assunta Toto, age 94, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Giuseppe Toto, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Catignano, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Alessandro and Grazia (DiLorenzo) DiZacomo. She was a homemaker and helped maintain the family mushroom business. Assunta is survived by her children: Maria Drumheller (Don), Remo…

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John Quincy Adams

September 9, 2019 West Grove, PA

John Quincy Adams, age 93 of West Grove, PA, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Jennersville Hospital. John shared a beautiful marriage with his wife, Helen (nee Schwakoff) Adams. The two would have celebrated their 71st anniversary on September 18th. John was the son of the late Alfred J. Adams and the late Marie English Adams. John worked as an Accountant at the A&P for much of his lifetime….

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Everardo Duran-Trigueros

1959-2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 60

EVERARDO DURAN-TRIGUEROS, age 60, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was the husband of Graciela Arevalo-Nunez, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Yuriria, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Magdaleno Duran and the late Guadalupe Trigueros. He was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church. Everardo enjoyed dancing leisure times and being…

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Julia Kmeck

September 11, 2019 Kennett Square, PA

Julia Kmeck, age 95, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on September 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Originally from the Bronx, NY, Julia was the daughter of the late Thoefil Jagielski and Sophie Janick. After graduating from Morris High School in the Bronx, Julia took a job with the Chase Manhattan Bank in Manhattan, NY during the war years of the 1940’s. She met the love of her…

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Yolanda D’Amico Fidanza

1929-2019 Avondale, PA | Age 90

Yolanda D’Amico Fidanza, 90, of Avondale, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Jenner’s Pond, West Grove, PA. She was the wife of the late Alexander “Sunday” Fidanza who passed away in 1980 with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Prescott, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Angela Carulli D’Amico. She retired from Hercules in 1994, and was Tax Collector for New Garden…

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Louis Neilson III

September 5, 2019 West Grove, PA

Legendary horseman Louis “Paddy” Neilson III died Thursday, September 5 at the age of 77. He was the husband of Toinette Phillips Neilson, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Glen Cove, NY in 1942, Paddy was the son of the late Louis Neilson Jr. and Katherine Pell Neilson. A graduate of Gilman School, Princeton University and the Wharton Business School, Paddy was a man of many…

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Martin Ortiz

1966-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 52

Martin Ortiz, age 52, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away unexpected on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Norma Ortiz, with whom he shared his life with for over 32 years. Born in Pachuquilla, Estado de Mexico, he was the son of the late Margarito Ortiz and the late Brigida Castaneda. Martin was one of the most respected and self-made successful mushroom growers…

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