Obituaries

Donald Laird, Jr. – 9/21/2018 September 24, 2018 -   Donald Laird, Jr 23, of Linwood, PA passed away suddenly at home on September 21st. Donald was born on May 2, 1995 to Donald Laird and Dawn Johnson. He graduated from Chi Chester High. Donald had a smile that was contagious and a heart of gold. He was outgoing, ...Read More
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Mattus – 9/19/2018 September 21, 2018 - Elizabeth J. “Betty” Mattus, 89, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on September 19th at Crozer Keystone Hospice in Ridley Park.  She was born in Chester as the last of 8 children of the late John and Nina Borgese.  Betty graduated from Immaculate Heart Girls High School where she gained a ...Read More
Antonio Leitao – 9/17/2018 September 18, 2018 - Antonio Leitao, 88, of Media passed away on September 17th.  He was born in Forcadus, Portugal to the late Luiz and Rosa Leitao.  He was raised and educated in Upper Chichester.  Antonio was a veteran of the US Army with whom he served during the Korean Conflict.  He was also ...Read More
Arthur C. McClaskey – 9/14/2018 September 17, 2018 - Arthur C. “Artie” McClaskey, 62, of Chester Heights passed away on September 14th at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice surrounded by his family.  He was born in Chester to the late John and Frances (Sniechoski) McClaskey.  He was raised in Concordville and attended St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School. He graduated ...Read More
Leonard D. Majeski – 9/11/2018 September 17, 2018 - Leonard D. Majeski, age 73, of Boothwyn, PA passed away peacefully on September 11. Leonard filled many roles as a forklift operator at Sunship and as a coach driver, crossing guard and retail clerk.  He was active in local fire companies and a member of the Delaware County Fire Police ...Read More
Joshua S. Gruszka – 9/14/2018 September 17, 2018 - Joshua S.  Gruszka November 18, 1983 - September 14, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Joshua Gruszka announces his passing on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the age of 34 years. Joshua will be lovingly remembered by his mother and father, Bernadette and Dave Gruszka, his ...Read More
Paul Wayne Simpers, Jr. – 9/10/2018 September 12, 2018 - Paul Wayne Simpers, Jr. “Pappy” of Garnet Valley passed away on September 10th at Cooper University Hospital.  He was born in Chester and spent his early years in Elkton, MD before moving to Trainer, PA.  He was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1969.  He was ...Read More
Lucy A. Stencler – 9/5/2018 September 6, 2018 - Lucy A. Stencler, 54, of Upper Chichester passed away on Wednesday, September 5th at her home.  She was born in Philadelphia to the late David and Mary Mitchell.  She was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School.  Lucy enjoyed playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, and baking.  What she enjoyed most, ...Read More
Bernard S. Massi, Jr.- 9/4/2018 September 6, 2018 - Bernard S. Massi, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, September 4th at his home.  He was born in Chester, PA to Bernard and Deloris Pritchard Massi.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany from 1981-1984 where he rose to the rank of Sergeant.  Bernard worked as a ...Read More
Betty A. Suloff – 9/3/2018 September 5, 2018 - Betty A. Suloff, 72, of Trainer passed away on September 3rd at Kindred Hospital.  She was born to Walter and Hazel Miller in Huntingdon, PA.  Betty worked as a nurse at Fair Acres Geriatric Center for many years.  She enjoyed painting and playing scrabble.  She also liked to cook and ...Read More
Phyllis Dusenshine – 8/24/2018 August 26, 2018 - Phyllis M. Dusenshine, 86, of Marcus Hook passed away on Friday, August 24th. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Dusenshine, and her sister, Dolores Hancock.  She is survived by her Son, Joseph Dusenshine (Marianne); Grandchildren, Alise, Laura, and Joel; niece, Tammy Hancock; Siblings, Esther Wilk and Donald Yanick. Her ...Read More
Leroy Hockenbury – 8/20/2018 August 22, 2018 - Leroy (Roy) Hockenbury, 84, a longtime resident of Marcus Hook passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on August 20, 2018. Roy was born on August 30, 1933 in Wilkes Barre, PA to Sarah and Mahlon Hockenbury.  Roy and his wife JoAnn moved to Delaware County in ...Read More
Rita Layton – 7/22/2018 August 22, 2018 - Rita Layton, 62, of Marcus Hook died on July 22nd at her home.  She was born in Upper Darby to Francis and Elizabeth Green Park.  Rita was raised and educated in Upper Chichester.  She worked in retail sales for Jamesway Department Stores, Dollar Land and Goodwill.  Rita loved to sing ...Read More
Jamie Nevin – 8/7/2018 August 10, 2018 - Jamie Nevin, 17, of Upper Chichester passed away on Tuesday, August 7th surrounded by family and friends.  She was born in Upland to James Nevin, Sr. and Jennifer Yingling.  Jamie was an honor student entering her senior year at Chichester High School.  She was an avid fan of Philadelphia sports, ...Read More
Margaret K. Murphy – 7/18/2018 July 19, 2018 - Margaret Murphy, Nee Greenberg, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 surrounded by her family.  Margaret will forever be missed by her loving and devoted family.  Born and raised in Marcus Hook, Margaret resided in Aston for 55 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and ...Read More