Douglas S. Horne of Chadds Ford (PIX)

Douglas S. Horne, 79, of Chadds Ford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born in 1934, the son of the late Douglas and Vesta Horne in Elmwood Park, Ill.

Douglas graduated from Cal Poly Tech, San Luis Obispo, Calif. and earned an MBA from Northwestern University.


He worked with the International Harvester Company, Chicago, Ill. for 27 years and then moved to Chadds Ford in 1986 where he was Executive Vice President for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Bridgeport, N.J, retiring in 2000.

His greatest joys were spending time at the beach with his family and building model railroad cars, his lifes great passion.

He also proudly served as Captain in the U.S. Army for four years prior to his International Harvester position.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Sandi H. Horne of Chadds Ford; his beloved pets, Ethyl and Cooper; son, Dale (Laura) of Mason, Ohio; daughters, Danette (Rich) Maxwell of Smyrna and Dana Dalton of Ft. Collins, Colo.; granddaughters, Gena Horne of Ariz., Nicole Horne of Ohio, Ashley Gsell of Smyrna; and four great-grandsons; and sister, Marcia Casey of Calif.

A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24th, at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807, where friends and family called beginning at 10 a.m.

Interment was private.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Neighborhood Health and Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, for the care and attention they gave to Doug and his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Animal Rescue organizations. A few suggestions from the family include: A Tail to Tell, c/o The Pancake Farm, 1032 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522; Yorkie 911 Rescue, Inc., PO Box 2627, North Babylon, NY 11703; Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804; or an Animal Rescue organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Yasik Funeral Home Stanley S. Yasik, Inc. Newark, Delaware, 302.737.4444.

Anne Carla Baker of North East, Md.

Anne Carla Baker, 49, of North East, Md., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 15, 2013, at her home.

Born in Jennersville on April 12, 1964, Anne was the daughter of Emily Sharpless Baker and the late Joseph Henry Baker.

Anne was a 1985 graduate of the Child Development Center of Coatesville and a member of the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square. She was a committed Christian who was very giving and caring for others.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters, Cheryl Finnan of Lincoln University, Joy Chamberlain of Elkton, Md. and Betty Jo Truslow of North East, Md.; two brothers, David Robin Baker of Tehachapi, Calif. and Richard Nelson Baker of New Castle, Del.; and two aunts, Mary Ellen Sharpless of Dutton, Va. and Marjorie Sharpless of Topping, Va.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Joseph Baker.

A service honoring her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26th, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m., at Charlestown Missionary Baptist Church, 1168 W. Old Philadelphia Rd, North East, MD 21901.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.

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