Obituaries

Anthony Dorazio – 11/18/2017 November 22, 2017 - Anthony Dorazio, 88, of Claymont , DE passed away on November 18th at his home.  He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Dorazio.  He is survived by his step-daughter, Sylvia Virostko; Brother, Dominic Dorazio; sisters, Mary Giantonio and Jeanette Camacho; nephew, Joseph Giantonio; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family ...Read More
Salvatore G. Buonocore, Jr. November 19, 2017 - Salvatore G. Buonocore, Jr., 79 years old, formerly of Chester, PA, born May 4, 1938, died at the home of his son in Dover, PA on Friday, November 17, 2017.  His parents, Salvatore M. and Bernadina, and his brother, William, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife, ...Read More
Robert J. Hefton, Sr. November 14, 2017 - Robert J. “Popeye” Hefton, Sr., 86, of Linwood died Monday Nov. 13th at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Born in Upland to Daniel Sr. and Ella Hanby Hefton, he spent his entire life in Chester and Linwood. He worked as a machinist for the Scott Paper Company for 45 years until ...Read More
Joanne E. Pierson November 14, 2017 - Joanne E. Pierson, 56, of Lower Chichester died Saturday, November 11 at home. She was born in Upland to Albert and Shirley Brady. Joanne was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1979. She spent most of her adult life in northern Delaware before just recently returning ...Read More
George J. Wood November 11, 2017 - George Joseph Wood, son of Ivan L.& Lydia Wood, brother of Nellie, Anna Jane, & John, and loving uncle to many is survived by his sister Anna Jane Miller and nephew Gary Miller of Cleveland, Ohio, his niece Linda Anne Trowel of Dawsonville GA, and his nephew George “Sandy” Ferguson ...Read More
Tiffany Minchella November 11, 2017 - On November 8th Tiffany was called home to rest leaving behind the memory of her beautiful smile that could light up a room, her attitude that had you non-stop laughing, and her love that she had for so many, especially her child and family. Tiffany loved and lived her life ...Read More
John H. Sauter, Sr. November 9, 2017 - John H. Sauter, Sr., 69, of Aston passed away on October 28th at the Belvedere Nursing Home.  He was born in Chester to the Late John and Mabel Sauter.  He was a life-time member of the Green Ridge Fire Company.  He worked for many years as a painter.  He enjoyed ...Read More
Michele Merdian November 7, 2017 - Merdian,Michele born on May, 23rd 1952 in Chester, passed away suddenly at home on November, 5th 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Boothwyn and currently resided at Lutheran Knolls community. She enjoyed being out running errands, she enjoyed Harley Davidsons, spending time with family. Her favorite thing to do above all ...Read More
Joseph F. Toth, Sr. November 6, 2017 - Joseph F. Toth, Sr., 83, of Claymont, formerly of Upper Chichester died on November 5th at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, DE.  Joe was born in Chester.  He attended Chichester High School and graduated with the class of 1953.  He worked as a millwright for the FMC corporation in Marcus ...Read More
William S. Bayley November 6, 2017 - William S Bayley, 78, of Linwood passed away on November 1, 2017. Friends and family are invited to is viewing on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10am- 11am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA 19061.  Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Anne Pettinati Preziuso, 94 November 5, 2017 - Anne Pettinati Preziuso, 94, of Boothwyn, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.  She was born and raised in Marcus Hook, PA.   She graduated from West Chester State Teacher’s College and taught school at Rutledge Elementary, and was a substitute teacher in the Chichester School District.  Anne was ...Read More
Eleanor Homa August 19, 2017 - Eleanor Homa, 92, of Linwood passed away on Friday August 18th. She spent 28 years in the Religious Life as a Sister of Mary Immaculate of the Byzantine Rite, where she served as a teacher for 20 of those years. She was employed at the A.I. DuPont Institute for 23 ...Read More
Carole A. Schillinger August 16, 2017 - Carole A. Schillinger, 75, of Upland passed away on Sunday, August 13th at Crozer Chester Medical Center. She was born in Upland to the late Lloyd and Elizabeth Chism. Carole worked as a bank teller for Wells Fargo until her retirement. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Weber, ...Read More
Anna Mae Coogan August 10, 2017 - Anna Mae Coogan, 86, of Linwood passed away on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. She was born in the Meadows section of Philadelphia to the late Walter and Bertha Coulter.  She was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls with the class of 1949.  Anna worked for many years in ...Read More
Elizabeth (Betty) Willard, 91 July 15, 2017 - Elizabeth "Betty" Willard, 91, formerly of Chester Township, passed away on Monday, July 10th, 2017.  She was born in Philadelphia to the late Amos and Mary Ellen Monhollan.  She was raised and educated in Chester Twp. where she was a graduate of Notre Dame Moylan High School with the class of ...Read More