Samuel H. Wickersham, Jr.

September 5, 2021 Kennett Square, PA Known for his Wonderful Sense of Humor and General Kindness

Samuel H. Wickersham, Jr., age 102 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Sam was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Bettie) Pennington Wickersham.

Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel H. Wickersham, Sr. and the late Edith Thatcher Peirce Wickersham.

Samuel is survived by his son, William P. Wickersham, of Kennett Square, PA; his daughter, Marcia Wickersham Malchione Wilkins and her husband, Eric, of Kennett Square, PA; one sister, Mary Mitchell of West Chester, PA; two grandchildren, Lori Malchione Gebert (John) of Downingtown, PA and Mark R. Malchione (Kaitlyn) of Kennett Square, PA; two step grandchildren, Matthew Wilkins (Katie) of Camp Hill, PA and Andrew Wilkins of Monroeville, PA; three great grandchildren; as well as five step great grandchildren. Samuel was predeceased by three brothers, George P. Wickersham, William T. Wickersham and N. Hayes Wickersham; one sister, Sarah Williams; and a son-in-law, Richard M. Malchione.

Sam graduated from Unionville High School Class of 1938, attended West Chester State Teacher’s College and graduated from Technical Training Command School at Buick Motors Division specializing in aircraft engine overhaul. Sam also served in the 304th Bomber Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Force from Feb. 1942 to May 1943 until he was medically discharged.

Samuel was a retired Kennett Square postal service clerk, having worked 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He was employed as a mail messenger for 10 years at Longwood Gardens and was a cashier at Brandywine Raceway for 18 years.

Sam was known for his wonderful sense of humor and general kindness to all who knew him.

You are invited to visit with Sam’s family from 9:00AM to 10:30AM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A service will be held graveside, 11:00AM, at Longwood Cemetery, 945 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Masks are respectfully required.

His family wishes to thank the services of Willow Tree Hospice for their exceptional care and concern for Sam and his family. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Good Neighbors Home Repair, 224 E. Street Road, Suite 2, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or Willow Tree Hospice, Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, ATTN.: Willow Tree Hospice of KSQ, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

Good Neighbors Home Repair

224 E. Street Road
Suite 2
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Willow Tree Hospice

Amedisys Foundation
3854 American Way, Suite A
ATTN.: Willow Tree Hospice of KSQ
Baton Rouge, LA 70816



September 10, 2021 9:00AM to 10:30AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Graveside Service

September 10, 2021 11:00AM Longwood Cemetery
945 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. It was an honor and a pleasure taking care of Sam at the Kennett Square Lab.
    Pat Zengel

    P Zengel | September 10, 2021 at 7:58 PM
  2. My sincere condolences to the family of Cousin Sam (as I knew him during my youth). I truly admired his sense of humor, pleasant smile, and generally good nature. Please celebrate his life with many fond memories.

    Phillip B. Chambers | September 10, 2021 at 7:45 AM
  3. Loved growing up near Sam on Linden Circle! He was such a kind man and I always loved talking to him. Prayers for everyone! I’m so sorry for your loss!
    Tricia “Teel” Coyle

    Tricia Teel Coyle | September 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM
  4. Marcia and Eric, we are so sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. He was a wonderful and charming man. Rich McDowell and Lesley Cens-McDowell

    Rich McDowell | September 9, 2021 at 10:17 AM
  5. So many memories of good times and family fun with Uncle Sam through the years. Uncle Sam and my Dad got into so much mischief together. What one didn’t think of the other did!!! He’s back with his “Bettie” resting in paradise.
    After all the prayers have been said and the flowers have faded, Uncle Sam’s warm and giving spirit will live on in all of our hearts..
    Gerry & Roseanne

    Roseanne | September 9, 2021 at 6:24 AM
  6. Marsha so sorry to hear about your dad. You were blessed to have so many years with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love Hugo and Denise

    Hugo Taraboletti | September 8, 2021 at 5:45 PM
  7. We will always think about you Sam! Thanks for all the laughs through the years.

    Jeff and Alice | September 7, 2021 at 6:49 PM
  8. Sam reminded me of will Rogers who once said “ I never met a person I did not like”. He was easy and gentle. The kind of person that makes others feel accepted and appreciated. I am thankful I knew such a man

    J malthaner

    Jay | September 7, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  9. r i p sam

    richard saverioni | September 7, 2021 at 5:39 PM

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