Train display delights crowds at Oxford Feed and Lumber

Greg Knittel, left, of West Grove, his son Quinn, 10, and Quinn's friend, Samantha, watch the trains circle the platform at Oxford Feed and Lumber on Sunday. --Photo by Chris Barber

Obituaries for week of Dec. 7

Catherine A. 'Kitty' Mitten Gochnauer of Kennett Square

Catherine A. "Kitty" Mitten Gochnauer, 96, of Kennett Square died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at the Life Care Hospitals of Chester County. She was the wife of the late Clyde S. Gochnauer, who died in 1972, and with whom she shared 42 years of marriage.

Born in Westminster, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Claude W. and Helen Boylan Mitten.

Catherine was an active member of the Kennett Area Senior Center, and St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting and baking, and was known for her sugar cookies, pizzelles and her beautiful afghans.

Survivors include one son, Robert Gochnauer and his wife, Elaine of Charleston S.C.; two daughters, Catherine Eick and her husband, Francis of Kennett Square and MaryAnne Fazio and her husband, Lorenzo of Cochranville; two sisters, Dorothy Berwager of Hanover and Helen Mueller and her husband, Joseph of Tallahassee, Fla.; ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, Patricia Huffman and her daughter, Meredith, Robert Gochnauer Jr. and his daughter, Georgianna, Mark Gochnauer (deceased) and his son, Bradley, Larry Gochnauer and his wife, Jan and their children, Nicholas and Christian, Robert Eick and his wife, Patricia, Theresa Eick DiSabatino and her husband, Louis and their son, Louis, Susan Eick Woodward and her children, Matthew, Nicole, and Zachary, Andrew Fazio and his wife, Maureen and their children, Jack and Michael, Timothy Fazio and his wife, Stacy and their children, Alan and Emma Grace, and John Fazio and his wife, Megan.

In addition to one grandson, she was predeceased by a sister, Laura; and a brother, Claude.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Family and friends may visit with the family from 8 to 9:30 a.m., before the service at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc., 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, 610-444-4116.

Interment will be in Saint Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Saint Patrick Church, 205 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.griecocares.com.

Julia F. Pia of Kennett Square

Julia F. Pia, 51, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at her home.

Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a daughter of the late Bruno J. Pia and Frances Baccino Pia, who live in Kennett Square.

For many years Julia worked as a head nurse for the Chester County Hospital where she excelled in her vocation. She also worked for the Devereux Foundation and Smith Kline.

She was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

She will be sadly missed by her family and her loving cats.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, one brother, Bruno Pia of Avondale; and one sister, Theresa "Terry" Pia of Kennett Square; three nieces and one great nephew.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Interment will be in Saint Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Arc of Chester County, 900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc., 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, (610)444-4116.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.griecocares.com.

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