Betty Jane Pierce Leto

1924-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 91

Betty Jane Pierce Leto, age 91, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday March 11, 2016 at Kendal Community in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late Charles Leto who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Phoenixville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Norman A. and the late Sidney (Williamson) Pierce. In addition to raising four boys and…

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Juanita M. Kirk

1935-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 81

JUANITA M. KIRK, age 81, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in Walnut Hill Twp., NC, she was the daughter of the late Ray A. and Ola Wilcox Miller. Juanita was a freezer technician at the MGA Mushroom CO-OP, Kennett Square, PA for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed country music, fishing, going…

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Eleanor M. Condy McLaughlin

1930-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 85

Eleanor M. Condy McLaughlin, age 85, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday March 11, 2016 at her home in Kennett Square, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Joseph McLaughlin, with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Darby, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Agnes (Immediato) Condy. Eleanor was a devout Catholic all her life and in recent years…

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Gilbert L. Johnston, PhD

1928-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 87

Gilbert L. Johnston, 87, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016, at Kendal at Longwood. Gil was born in Harrisburg, PA, son of the late Mary and Walter Johnston. He was a graduate of Cornell University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Harvard University. Following a ministry at Loudonville (NY) Presbyterian Church, he was a professor of East Asian Religion at Pennsylvania State University and Eckerd College…

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Albert E. Frank, III

1967-2016 Cochranville, PA | Age 48

ALBERT E. FRANK, III, age 48, of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, in the Temple University Hospital. He was the son of Albert E. Frank, Jr. and Elizabeth “Jane” Miller Frank of Cochranville, PA. He was a tow truck driver and mechanic for Triangle Towing in Lester, PA, for 17 years, leaving due to health reasons. After that, he was driving for the Amish community, which…

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Mary Ellen Chandler Clemens

1924-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 91

Mary Ellen Chandler Clemens, age 91 of Kennett Square, PA, found peace March 5, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, H. Donald Clemens, Jr., with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late George D. Chandler, Sr. and the late Alta (Hagerty) Chandler. She graduated from Drexel University in 1941, and was employed as a secretary until her…

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Richard “Rick” Bonifacino

1958-2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 57

Richard “Rick” Bonifacino, age 57, of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday March 6, 2016 at his home. Born in West Chester, PA, he was a son of the late Frederick and the late Marie (Odorisio) Bonifacino. Rick was a jack of all trades lending a hand and the shirt off his back to friends and family whenever they needed him. For many years, he worked in the family Mushroom business…

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Jean Marie Evans

1931-2016 Landenberg, PA | Age 84

JEAN MARIE EVANS, 84, of Landenberg, PA, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday March 5, 2016. She was the wife of Robert H. Evans, to whom she was wed for nearly 65 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Raised in Claymont, DE, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Miriam Stuart…

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Scott D. Riale

1963-2016 Landenberg, PA | Age 52

SCOTT D. RIALE, age 52, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Ware Presbyterian Village. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Betty Badger Riale Kessler and the stepson of Jake Kessler of Milton, DE, and the son of the late Donald E. Riale. He was a 1982 graduate of Kennett High School. Scott was a self employed mechanic. He enjoyed boating, fishing…

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Jeremiah Matthew McCarthy

1982-2016 Hockessin, DE | Age 34

Jeremiah “Jere” Matthew McCarthy died suddenly and tragically on Sunday February 28, 2016, the day after his 34th birthday after being struck by a car while walking home. Jere was born in Stamford, CT, lived much of his life in Kennett Square, PA, and more recently in Hockessin, DE with Angel King the love of his life, and their 2 beautiful children Madison Joan (8) and Joshua Matthew (5). He…

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