Mary Pyle Fertig

March 5, 2020 Kennett Square, PA Loved Her Family, Dogs, and the Beach

Mary Pyle Fertig, age 78 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Ware Presbyterian Village.

Born in Wilmington, DE in 1941, she was the daughter of the late Carl Pyle and the late Mary Taylor Pyle.

Mary was a longtime parishioner of Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. She was also a dedicated volunteer with Canine Partners for Life. She trained and socialized puppies to help them become service dogs and companions for those in need.

What made Mary the happiest was being around her family. She adored her grandkids and family was everything to her.

Mary loved to have fun in the sun and was an avid beach goer. She had a deep love of dogs and also enjoyed shopping and cooking meals for the whole family. Mary was humble, kind and caring and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by two sons, Kevin L. Fertig and his wife, Allison, of Kennett Square, PA, and David C. Fertig of Kennett Square, PA; her daughter, Crystal F. Bennett and her husband, Craig of Nottingham, PA; as well as 8 grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband, M. Lee Fertig in 2015.

You are invited to visit with Mary’s family and friends from 10:00AM to 11:00AM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Services will begin at 11:00AM. Interment will take place at Lower Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mary’s memory be made to Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807 or to Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 E. Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363 with memo line “Mary Fertig Memorial Contribution.”

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church

101 Old Kennett Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
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Ware Presbyterian Village

7 E. Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363

If sending a check, include “Mary Fertig Memorial Contribution" on memo line
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Calling Hours

March 11, 2020 10:00AM to 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

March 11, 2020 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


March 11, 2020 Following Services Lower Brandywine Cemetery
101 Old Kennett Road
Wilmington, DE 19807


  1. She will be greatly missed. She always let me come to her house for puppy fixes. She was the sweetest, kindest person I’ve ever met. Praying for strength for the entire family, especially Krystal. I know how hard it is to lose a mother when you have young children. I’m sure she is very proud of you!!!

    Cindi Horton | March 9, 2020 at 7:09 PM
  2. To the Fertig Family I am truly sorry for your loss. You were my neighbor for many years. All of you were so nice to my wife and me. Peace be with you and God Bless You All. John DIBIASE March 9, 2020 4:15 PM.

    John DiBiase | March 9, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  3. Kevin, So sorry hearing of your mothers passing. A wonderful lady.
    Be at peace knowing that mom is heaven with your dad today.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Michael, Maryann Conner

    Michael J. Conner | March 7, 2020 at 12:24 PM
  4. Dear Kevin, Allison and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My prayers and sincerest sympathy
    to all. One of the hardest things to cope with is the loss of your Mother no matter what the circumstances are.
    Sincerely, Patsy

    Pat Vanderkraats | March 7, 2020 at 7:27 AM
  5. We are all together once again at each other’s sides, forever friends.
    Love always,

    Pam On behalf of Sage | March 6, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  6. We were blessed to have crossed paths with Mary.

    I know there is a very special place carved out in Heaven, which Mary and Lee will share. together, as a result of all their kindness towards others (human and animal) for so many years.
    In friendship, with love and Peace,
    Pam Morgan and Tom McGovern

    Pam Morgan | March 6, 2020 at 5:02 PM

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