Shirley Helen Austin

1927-2019 Age 92

Shirley Helen Austin (Paldan), 92, passed away peacefully in Kennett Square, PA, on July 4th, 2019. She is survived by her sister Beatrice Johnson, her children Martha Austin King (Thomas), Marshall Austin (Stephanie), and Laura Allen (Stanley), daughter-in-laws Lisa Austin and Susan Austin, her thirteen grandchildren, and her six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilfred Austin and her sons James and Joseph Austin. Shirley was…

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Kenneth Lee Carpenter

1953-2019 Wyndmoor, PA | Age 66

  KENNETH LEE CARPENTER, age 66, of Wyndmoor, PA, formerly of Oxford, PA and Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Chestnut Hill Hospital. Born in Havre de Grace, MD. He was the son of the late Kenneth Carpenter and the late Rebecca Benjamin. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Oxford, PA. Kenny was an animal lover, and he also enjoyed shopping,…

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Clarence “Jerry” G. Sheets

1950-2019 Cape May Court House, NJ | Age 69

  CLARENCE “Jerry” G. SHEETS,  age 69, of Cape May Court House, NJ, formerly of Kemblesville, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He was the husband of Carol Mollica Sheets, with whom he shared 45 happy years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence J. Sheets and the late Thelma “June” Poe Reeves. He was a graduate of Kennett…

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E. Caroline Young

July 1, 2019 Kennett Square, PA

E. Caroline Young, passed away at her home in Kendal at Longwood Monday, July 1, 2019 just short of her 107th birthday. She was married for 61 years to the late F. Dwight Young until his passing in 1997. Born in 1912 in Brooklyn, NY, “Caroline” was the daughter of the late Louis Raeder and the late Elizabeth Vielbig Raeder. In 1922 the family moved to Valley Stream. In 1929,…

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Peg Trotter Sites

1922-2019 West Brandywine, PA | Age 97

Peg passed away on June 26, 2019 at Freedom Village in West Brandywine, PA.  Peg was a wonderful wife and beloved mother of 16 children, 42 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren.  Peg was married to the love of her life, Thomas James Trotter in 1940.  They settled in Hatfield, PA with their family and started their business, Trotter Soft Pretzels that supplied pretzels to Catholic Schools in Philadelphia…

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Loretta F. Battaglia

1934-2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 84

LORETTA F. BATTAGLIA, age 84, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was the wife of Frank A. Battaglia, who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Pietro Ferranto and the late Anna Rita Macellaro Ferranto. Loretta grew up in Kennett Square and was a lifelong parishioner of St….

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Cristina Custodio Soto

1954-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 64

Cristina Custodio Soto passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday evening, July 9, 2019 at St. Rocco;s Catholic Church, 313 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 7:00. Burial will be in Uriangato, GTO, Mexico.

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John Anthony Goodman Roberts, Jr.

June 27, 2019 Coatesville, PA

John Anthony Goodman Roberts, Jr., or “Tony” as he was affectionately called, passed away at age 50 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home in Coatesville, PA. He was the husband of Jacqueline I. Roberts, with whom he shared a beautiful 14 year marriage. Tony was the love of Jackie’s life. Born in Barbados in 1968, he was the son of the late John Anthony Goodman Roberts, Sr. and…

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James (Jim) William Tracy

1943-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 76

  James (Jim) William Tracy, born January 4, 1943 passed away on June 20, 2019. His loving wife, Betsy, and daughter, Heather, were by his side. After working for 38 years, Jim enjoyed retirement immensely. Everyone who knew Jim learned quickly how much he loved playing golf and spending time with friends at the nineteenth hole. He played at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club and with his friends from…

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Kristopher Dale Peirson

1991-2019 Havertown, PA | Age 28

KRISTOPHER DALE PEIRSON, age 28, of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 18, 2019, at his residence. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Barry Dale Peirson of Landenberg, PA and Muriel May of Oxford, PA. He was a self employed Landscaper. Kristopher was an empathetic and loving brother and son. He enjoyed fishing, working in landscaping, music, meditation, the outdoors, meeting new people and he was studying Buddhism….

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