Death Notices

death notices
death notices

Jeffrey Pothier, 56, of West Grove passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was the husband of Eileen Johnston Pothier, with whom he shared 24 years of marriage. His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove.

Ruth Virginia Davidson, 94, of West Chester died Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Chester County Hospital. A resident of Pocopson Home for over 10 years, she was a daughter of the late Edward Siple and the late Lola Cowger Siple. Her funeral was Friday, Nov. 8, at Kuzo & Grieco in Kennett Square.

Marlene O. Thomas, 78, of Reading, formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Berkshire Center, Reading. She was the wife of H. Edwin Thomas who passed away in 2000, and with whom she shared 19 years of marriage. Her first husband J. Eugene O’Brien passed away in 1978. Her funeral Mass was Wednesday, Nov. 6, at St. Benedict’s Church in Mohnton.

William E. Smith, 93, of Saddlebrooke, Mo., formerly of Venice, Fla., and Landenberg, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2013. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Dora Taylor Smith. Visitation for friends and family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove. A Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial immediately following at the West Grove Friends Meeting Cemetery, Harmony Road, West Grove.


Jennie R. McQueen, 86, of Cochranville passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Thomas R. McQueen. Her memorial service was Friday, Nov. 8, at Edward Collins Funeral Home in Oxford.

John William Adams, beloved husband of Peggy Sue Denny Adams, who preceded him in death, was born June 25, 1936 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to Welborn and Sarah Adams and died on Nov. 6, 2013 of acute leukemia. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Livia Mary Giordano, 87, formerly of Oxford passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was the wife of the late Vincent A. Giordano, Sr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov, 16, 2013 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home Chapel, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19111. 215-697-8000 Relatives and friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m.

Robert H. Mills, Sr., 78, of Cochranville passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Walter and Edith Bauer Mills. He was the companion of Janice Sites. Funeral services were Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Oxford.

H. Wayne Graybeal of Upper Oxford Township, Lincoln University died peacefully at home where he shared his life with his wife of 74 years. Wayne was nearing the age of 97 when he died on Saturday evening the 9th of November, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Ashton Graybeal.Services were held at Beulah Baptist Church in Russellville on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.