Stephen L. Briley, Sr.

November 2, 2018 Newark, DE Loving Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Great-Uncle and Friend

Stephen L. Briley Sr., age 60 of Newark, DE, passed peacefully, on November 2, 2018, with his loving children by his side.

He was born March 1958 in Wilmington DE.  He was raised in Kennett Square PA, and a graduate of Kennett High School. Stephen was a proud employee of Acme Markets for 36 years, many of which he served as a well-respected store director.

Stephen enjoyed watching professional wrestling (Ric Flair “Woo!”), Elvis Presley, going to the little store to play his numbers, corvettes, spending time with his children, and was always sharply dressed. He dedicated his life to his family and his career. He was deeply loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved daughter Christine Eisenhart and her husband Jared; son, Stephen L. Briley Jr.; mother, Patricia Briley; brother, Bruce Briley; brother, Jeffery Briley and his wife Sherry; sister, Sharon Cosgrove and her husband Patrick; as well as nieces, Megan Rocha and Tina Hager; nephew, PJ Cosgrove; great niece, Adrienne Hager. Stephen was predeceased by his father, Franklin R. Briley Sr. and brother Franklin R. Briley Jr..

A Viewing for Stephen will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Services for Stephen will begin at 12:00PM. Interment will be held at Union Hill Cemetery.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

We invite you to share your memories of Stephen with us here.



November 9, 2018 10:00AM to 12:00PM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

November 9, 2018 12:00PM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


November 9, 2018 Following Services Union Hill Cemetery
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Thank you Steve for everything you did for Troy when he was an infant. You were working 6 days a week and only had Wednesdays’ off. You volunteered to take care of Troy on those days. It was so kind of you and you always said,” I love babies.” I’ll never forget my first Mother’s Day gift. You and Troy walking through the door with Troy holding a single red rose!
    Thank you for the beautiful memory. You will be sadly missed.

    Gigi Telford | November 7, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  2. Uncle Steve I am going to miss you so much! I Love you very much! You always made me feel so special.💙

    Adrienne | November 6, 2018 at 3:54 PM
  3. My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of Steve. My deepest condolences to the entire family. I’m so sorry….

    Cindy "Davis" | November 5, 2018 at 9:15 PM
  4. RIP Steve 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Lou Joseph | November 5, 2018 at 4:26 PM
  5. To the Briley family,
    God has chosen another Angel to take home. Steve was a great guy who I thought so much of. Remember the days at mom Briley’s house on Union Street. He will be sadly missed be me and people who knew him. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Wendy Pennington | November 5, 2018 at 4:03 PM

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