Robert M. “Toby” Abernethy, Sr.

1933-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 83

ROBERT M. “Toby” ABERNETHY, Sr., age 83, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, Mach 10, 2017, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Marie Marenco Abernethy, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late Julian C. and Margaret Christy Abernethy. Toby served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1953 to…

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Tara Lynne Kelly Waltz

1971-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 45

TARA LYNNE KELLY WALTZ, age 45, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her residence. She was the devoted wife of Timothy M. Waltz, with whom she shared 9 years of marriage. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Edward Kelly of Royersford, PA and Joy Meliori Cionci of Denver, PA. She attended Downingtown High School. Tara was an owner of an antique…

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Philip H. Mathias

1933-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 83

PHILIP H. MATHIAS, age 83, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday March 9, 2017, at Kendal at Longwood. He was the husband of Shirley Fischer Mathias, who passed away in 2015, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Middletown, PA, he was the son of the late Russel and Stella Hoffman Mathias. He was a District Manager for customer service at Bell Telephone Co.,…

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Carole Juanita DiFilippo

1937-2017 Rexford, NY | Age 80

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, age 80, of Rexford, NY (formerly from Kennett Square, PA) died on March 3, 2017 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Born in Bluff City, TN, Carole was the daughter of Smith and Opal Gentry. Carole moved to Kennett Square, PA in her early 20’s and eventually met and married Robert E. DiFilippo. Carole worked at Chatham Acres Nursing Facility for over 30…

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Jessica M. Prigg

1988-2017 West Grove, PA | Age 28

JESSICA M. PRIGG, age 28, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at her residence. Born in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of the late James T. Prigg, Jr. and the late Cheryl Erickson Prigg. Jessica enjoyed shopping, dining out, going to the beach, her dogs Odie and Odessa, and being with her family and friends. She is survived by two brothers, Jason Prigg, her…

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Kim E. Osborne Thompson

1963-2017 Downingtown, PA | Age 53

Kim E. Osborne Thompson, age 53, of Downingtown, PA, died Monday March 6, 2017 at her home. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of James J. and Ann E. (Millard) Osborne. Kim was a 1981 graduate of Kennett High School. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) specializing in disabled pediatrics. She was a diehard Eagles fan and never missed watching a game. She loved her family…

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Harold “Hal” Lane Wagner

1938-2017 Avondale, PA | Age 78

Harold “Hal” Lane Wagner, age 78, of Avondale, PA, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Margaret F. Anderson Wagner. He graduated Kennett High School in 1957 where he was a baseball pitcher and earned the nickname “Honus.” He was also an active member of their FFA program. Harold was a…

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Mary Teale Battin

1928-2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 88

Mary Teale Battin, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA passed away on February 27, 2017 at the Crosslands Retirement community. Born April 24, 1928 in Des Moines Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marcella (Stearns) Teale. She and her mother moved to Buffalo, NY in 1941 where she resided until 1950. In Buffalo, Mary attended the Buffalo Seminary and graduated with a scholarship to Swarthmore College….

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Kathleen M. Paisley

1949-2017 West Grove, PA | Age 67

KATHLEEN M. PAISLEY, age 67, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Mach 1, 2017, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Ellen Mullen Chambers. She was a stock person for over 10 years at Big Lots in Kennett Square, PA . Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, yard sales, going to Disney World, the Holidays…

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Emmanuel Aguilar Mondragon

1988-2017 Wilmington, DE | Age 29

EMMANUEL AGUILAR MONDRAGON, age 29, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was the son of Hermenegildo Aguilar Aguilar and Esther Mondragon Sanchez of Mexico. Emmanuel was a Janitor at the Hampton Inn in Chadds Ford, PA. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, David Aguilar and one daughter, Donna Aguilar,…

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