Death Notices

Death notices
Death notices

Joseph Volk, 91, of West Grove died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Dora Haines Volk, who passed away in 1972, and with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. His funeral was Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Christian Life Center in New London.

Thelma Jane Keene Riggins, 96, of Northbrook Road, Kennett Square died Saturday August 24, 2013 at Pembrooke Health and Rehab in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late Francis W. Riggins who died in 1993 and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Her funeral was Thursday, Aug. 29, at Kuzo and Grieco in Kennett Square.

Jriel Mireless Castaneda, 20, of Avondale died on Monday, Aug. 26. His funeral Mass was Tuesday, Sept. 3, at St. Rocco Church in New Garden.

Frederick Ralph Smith, 88, of Kennett Square died Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Crosslands in Pennsbury Township. He was the husband of Patricia Ransom Smith, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. His memorial service is Friday, Sept. 6, at Episcopal Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, at 2 p.m.


Mona May, 55, of West Grove died on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the QE2 Health Science Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was the wife of James “Ronnie” May, with whom she shared 38 yers of marriage. Her funeral is Friday, Sept. 6, at New London Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Road, West Grove, at 4 p.m.

Louis DiBartolomeo Sr., 92, died on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Louise Irace DiBartolomeo, who passed away in 2003, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. His Funeral Mass was Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Church,

Karina Torres-Guzman, 14, of Wilmington died on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the AI DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. Born in West Chester, PA, the daughter of Carmen Torres-Morales and Carolina Guzman-Hernandez. Her viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday morning, Sept. 5, 2013, at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale. Her funeral Mass will follow at noon. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square.

David Hopkins, 54, of Landenberg, PA, died on Sunday, September 1, 2013, at his home. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Margaret Paisley Hopkins of Landenberg and the late Kenneth J. Hopkins, Sr. You are invited to visit with David’s family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Avondale United Methodist Church, 3rd and Chatham streets, Avondale. His funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

Kjel Rosenlind, passed away Aug. 17 at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. Kjell was born to Fridtjov and Juliana Rosenlind on Jan. 21, 1928 in Oslo Norway. He was the husband of Joan Rossenlind. Burial will be private.

Elsie R. Watterson, 83, of Oxford died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove. She was the wife of the late Charles Donald Watterson. Her funeral was Thursday, Aug. 22, at Oxford United Methodist Church.

Esther J. Lewis, 79, of Nottingham, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at her home. She was the wife of the late John T. Lewis. Services will be announced at a later date.

Robert Owen DuVall, 74, of West Grove died Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the husband of Frances Cox DuVall with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. His funeral was Friday, Aug. 30, at Edward Collins Funeral Home, Oxford.