William I. Showalter

1948-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 71

Mr. Showalter passed away October 15th, 2019 at his residence in West Grove, PA. He was born January 20th, 1948 in Ridley Park, PA and raised Methodist. A graduate of Chester High School, he was former president of the Concord Area JC’s focusing on community outreach and fundraising. Before relocating to West Grove 19 years ago from Aston, PA, he owned Showalter Assoc. General Contracting Co. Mr. Showalter was always…

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Douglas Reid Small, Jr.

1943-2019 Elkton, MD | Age 76

Douglas Reid Small, Jr. suffered an injury while mountain biking with his dog in Fair Hill, and died peacefully on October 11th, surrounded by his wife, four daughters, several grandchildren, and his dog, Otis, laying on the bed with him. He was the husband of Lori Small, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Champagne, IL in 1943, Doug was the son of the late Douglas Reid…

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James D. Harne

1945-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 74

JAMES D. HARNE, age 74, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Penn Medicine Hospice. He was the husband of Sallyann Hannahs Harne, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Denver B. Harne and the late Dorothy Barr Harne. He was a school librarian at the Kennett Consolidated School District, retiring in 2005…

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Donald Walter Robinson, Jr.

1954-2019 Chester Springs, PA | Age 65

DONALD WALTER ROBINSON, Jr., age 65, a devoted husband and father, passed away at Penn Medicine Hospice on September 28, 2019. He was the husband of Lizett Robinson, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Mr. Robinson was born in Bangor, Maine, a son of Donald and Eleanor Williams Robinson, and step-son to Wilma Robinson. Don loved travel and new life experiences, and his life took him to many…

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Linda Ann Schroder

1950-2019 Hustontown, PA | Age 69

Linda Ann Schroder, 69, of Hustontown, PA; formerly of Landenberg, PA and Toughkenamon, PA; passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Arista Care at Woodland Park in Orbisonia, PA. She was the wife of Johnny Schroder, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Born July 3, 1950 in Wilmington, DE and raised in Landenberg, PA, she was the daughter of Manley Joseph Hendrickson and Betty Mae George Hendrickson….

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Nicholas A. La Para

October 3, 2019 Kennett Square, PA

Nicholas A. La Para, age 81, of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home in Crosslands. He was the husband of Cynthia La Para, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Newark, NJ, and raised in Belleville, NJ, he was the son of the late Anthony La Para and the late Josephine Tortoriello La Para. Nicholas graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry…

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Frances Collins Ruch

1926-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 93

Frances Collins Ruch, 93, of Kennett Square, PA; formerly of Cape Cod, MA, Princeton Junction, NJ and Glyndon, MD, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5. Beloved wife of 58 years to the late James J. Ruch Jr., sister of the late Mary McMullen, Aline Glavin, and Dr. Robert (Janet) Collins. She is survived by her children Frannie Ruch of NYC; Pat Ruch (Al Cerkan) of Chicago; Aline Frank of Kennett…

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Richard Cibroski

October 4, 2019

Richard Cibroski, age 84 of Hockessin, DE (formerly of Lake Placid, FL, Landenberg, PA, and Philadelphia, PA) died on Friday October 4, 2019 at Jenner’s Pond surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia in 1935 to August and Bridget Cibroski, who immigrated from Germany and Ireland. Richard was in the Air Force until he was honorably discharged to return home to care for his family when his…

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Sherry Lynn Palmos

October 4, 2019 Oxford, PA

God received a new Angel on October 4, 2019. Sherry Lynn Palmos, age 73, passed away at home in Oxford, Pa. She is survived by her husband Paul Palmos of 45 years; sister Shirley Henry; preceded by her brother, Bob Merrill and brother in law, Bob Palmos; survived by her brother in law and wife, George & Carol Palmos; many nieces and nephews from Pa to Texas; her grandson, Stratton…

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Rogelio Zavala Bedolla

1954-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 65

ROGELIO ZAVALA BEDOLLA, age 65, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Chester County Hospital. Born in Las Penas, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of Lorenzo Zavala Lara of Mexico and the late Eleazar Bedolla. Rogelio was a mushroom packer at Kaolin Mushroom Farms, Kennett Square, PA. He was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church. He enjoyed walking, working, playing scratch…

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