William E. Swayne, Jr.

1940-2022 West Grove, PA | Age 82

William E. Swayne, Jr., age 82, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Newport Meadows in Christiana, PA. Born in West Grove, PA , he was the son of the late William E. Swayne, Sr. and the late Jean Dempsey Swayne. Mr. Swayne was a maintenance man at the Kennett High School for 9 years, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed watching TV, especially old cartoons…

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Dominic Peter Nunziato D’Orazio, Jr.

1931-2022 Philadelphia, PA | Age 90

Dominic Peter Nunziato D’Orazio, Jr. passed away quietly in his home at Kennedy House Condominium in Philadelphia on May 11, 2022. He was 90 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Filomena (Valentino) D’Orazio, and siblings, Nicholas D’Orazio, Antonietta Mastrippolito, and Angelo D’Orazio. He is survived by his many nieces, nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews. Dominic, also known as Don,…

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Mother Elizabeth Austin

1940-2022 West Grove, PA | Age 81

Mother Elizabeth Austin affectionately known as “Liz” was born on September 12, 1940 in Zanesville, OH. She departed this life at the Twin Pines Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Mother Austin was the eldest of five children. She grew up and attended school in Kennett Square, PA. Her employment included the Kennett Cannery, Kennetex, Inc., Norcross Greeting Cards, Mars Electronics, as well as becoming a certified nursing assistant…

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George L. Anderson

1935-2022 West Grove, PA | Age 86

George L. Anderson, age 86, of West Grove died Tuesday May 10, 2022 after a sudden 3 week decline. George was the husband of Barbara Massey Anderson, who passed in 2007, a few months after celebrating their 50th anniversary. George was born in West Chester, son of the late Lawrence Anderson and Frances Anderson Crossan. At age 6 he joined his older twin brothers at Girard College, a boarding school…

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Thomas W. Nields

1957-2022 Wilmington, DE | Age 65

THOMAS W. NIELDS, age 65, of Wilmington DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his residence. Born in West Chester PA, he was the son of the late Walter Nields and the late Elizabeth Vogel Nields. He was a retired dump truck driver last working for Technivate in Avondale, PA. Thomas enjoyed landscaping, driving his dump truck, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and being with his family and…

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1946-2022 Avondale, PA | Age 75

BEVERLY ANNE SEIFERTH, age 75, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at her residence. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Donald Lee and the late Lillian Rapson Lee. She was a homemaker . Beverly enjoyed going to the movies, going out to eat, watching her grandchildren play sports and being with her family and friends. She is survived by on son,…

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Jean Spence Jenkins

April 30, 2022 Toughkenamon, PA

Jean Spence Jenkins, age 88 of Toughkenamon, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Jenner’s Pond. Jean was the wife of the late Benjamin Jenkins, who passed away in 1989. Born 1933 in Wilmington, DE, Jean was the daughter of the late Percy C. Spence and the late Mildred Toppin Spence. For over 40 years, Jean worked as a Payroll Administrator for the Kennett Consolidated School District. Jean…

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Herbert Thomas Steel

1944-2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 77

HERBERT THOMAS STEEL, age 77, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Newell Steel, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in West Grove PA, he was the son of the late Herbert A. Steel and the late Margaret Mary King Steel. He was a maintenance worker at the Friends Home in Kennett…

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William “Billy” Donovan

1992-2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 29

William “Billy” Donovan, age 29, of Kennett Square, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2022. He attended Unionville High School, where he was a captain of both the Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Ice Hockey teams. He skated at Chester County Skating Club, and played club lacrosse for Unionville Recreation Association and Dukes LLC. He went on to attend Cornell University where he majored in Hotel Administration and graduated in 2015….

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Jennifer Prince & Ryan Prince

April 22, 2022 Kennett Square, PA

Jennifer M. Prince, age 50, and Ryan J. Prince, age 13, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. Jennifer and Ryan, a mother and her son, were taken from the world too soon. Jennifer was a captivating woman whose authenticity and charisma magnetized anyone she met. Jenn was a people-person with an easygoing manner and a brilliant sense of humor. Jennifer took genuine interest in getting to know others and…

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