David E. Cornette, 60, of Trout Run, formerly of Avondale, died on Dec. 23 at his residence.He was born in West Chester to the late Herbert and Mae Eggers Cornette.

He was a 1965 graduate of Kennett High School and was a gardener for 36 years retiring from Longwood Gardens in 1998 and Yoder Brothers in 2005.

He loved his children and grandchildren and hunting, fishing, the outdoors and living in the mountains.

He is survived by: two children, Kris Christof and her husband John of Wilmington, Del. and David H. of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Kyle, Katie, Josh, and Davon; his brother, Joseph, and his wife Joan, of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; his nephew, Joseph, and his wife Susan, and Katie and Angela, all of Lincoln University.

A memorial service took place on Dec. 29 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home in West Grove. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 17th Floor, 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 to benefit his granddaughter.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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