Mario G. Lorenzut

May 21, 1930 - December 31, 2021 Hockessin, DE | Age 91 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

Mario G. Lorenzut, age 91, died December 31, 2021 in Hockessin, DE, where he had resided since 2016. Mario was born in Kennett Square, PA to Guerino Lorenzut and Elizabeth Cordivano, and lived in Kennett for the first 86 years of his life. He was an active member of the Kennett Square American Legion Post 491 and parishioner of St. Patrick Church, regularly attending the early mass on Sunday mornings.

After graduating from Kennett Square High School, Mario served in the US Army, 101 Airborne – Screaming Eagles – from 1951 to 1953. Graduating from Brown Vocational School following his military service, Mario began his career as a carpenter. He joined Carpenters’ Union 626 and worked for Frederick G. Krapf & Sons in Wilmington until his retirement in 1992. Mario married Jean Findley in 1955 and the couple raised their two daughters, Carol and Audrey.

Mario was a hard worker with seemingly endless energy and endurance. He will be remembered for his master carpentry skills, his mechanical ingenuity, and his eagerness to help his neighbors and friends. He could fix anything! He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time at his vacation home in Still Pond, MD. In earlier years, he also enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

Mario is survived by his children Carol Ekhaml (Tim) and Audrey Griffith (David), his grandchildren Matthew Griffith (Annie) and Patrick Griffith, his great-grandson Daniel Riale (Tim’s grandson), and his sister Gloria Currence. In addition to his parents, Mario was predeceased by his loving wife Jean.

The funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post 491, 208 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

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Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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American Legion Post 491

208 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348.


Funeral Mass

The funeral service will be private.


  1. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Mario; we are indeed blessed because of it. A kinder, more patient man would be hard to find. We became neighbors when we bought our very first house in 1970. We became friends almost immediately. What fun and good times we shared with he and his wife, Jean and the girls – for 14 wonderful years.

    So, so many good memories. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and taught us so much. Not to mention the fun times we shared such as swimming in their pool, hunting, bowling, trips in our motorhome, sightseeing, etc. Mario will always be special to Zane and me. God Bless.

    Lynne & Zane Wetzel | January 22, 2022 at 10:21 AM
  2. We can’t believe he’s gone. A man who never stopped working and never stopped being kind and helpful to all his family, neighbors and friends. A man who gave so much to so many. A man who devoted his talents and time to the American Legion.A man who loved his country and was proud to be able to give back.
    We came to know him as my dad(Jim Bowers) was his friend and introduced us to Mario. Mario practically rebuilt my house from adding a back porch and an additional room and roofing and siding…what couldn’t this man do? We became good friends and he always stayed for Saturday night dinner with us after another full packed working Saturday. How incredibly lucky we were.
    He’s with God now and probably volunteering on rebuilding cloud houses and fixing those pearly gates! God got one of the very best!

    Barbara Pierce | January 10, 2022 at 12:07 PM
  3. Mario and I were American Legion Buddies. When I first moved to Chester County we sat at the bar one day and talked for hours. I enjoyed our talks, where we discussed everything. His love for the Army always sparked the rivalry we had. (GO NAVY) He was the kind of person you want your children to know and emulate. His long time commitment to the community lives on! Fair Winds and Following Seas to you Mario! Rest Easy we have the watch! Constance Morrison HMC (FMF) USN (RET)

    Constance Morrison | January 7, 2022 at 12:17 PM
  4. So sorry for the loss of your dad, Audrey. Our thoughts are with your whole family. I’m sure he will be greatly missed and always loved.

    Cheri dill | January 6, 2022 at 10:29 PM
  5. Audrey,

    I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Eric Cordova

    Eric Cordova | January 6, 2022 at 9:55 PM
  6. Dear Carol, Audrey, Gloria and Families, I am so sorry to hear of Mario`s Passing. He is with your Dear Mom now and they are both at peace.
    My Sincerest sympathy to all, Patsy

    Patsy Vanderkraats | January 4, 2022 at 10:52 AM
  7. Mario was one of the dearest,kindest neighbors one would ever want to have. He always had a wave and a smile and was there to help , part of the “Richards Rd roofing crew ” many years ago when we did ours. I will always remember Mario coming in uniform to our lunch for Veterans Day at BSL and his being so excited that he knew me his neighbor and some of our residents. He made everyone feel so good. He truly was a kind and caring person,he will be missed.

    Eva and Dennis Kelleher | January 4, 2022 at 8:45 AM

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