Obituaries for the week of July 2, 2009
Marjorie 'Marge' P. Simmers
Marjorie "Marge" P. Simmers, age 70, went home to be with her Lord, at the home of her daughter, Daphne Mitchell in West Chester on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Brown Pennington.
She attended the First Baptist Church Kennett Square, Kennett Square.
A cafeteria manager she was employed by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, for over 30 years, retiring in 2003.
Marge is survived by one son, Daniel C. Simmers of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, Daphne Mitchell and her husband Marvin of West Chester; Darlene Sosis and her husband, Jay of Coatesville; two sisters, Carol Jewell and Elwin of Ventnor, NJ; Betty Griffith of Quarryville; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph.
Arrangements by Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove, 610-869-2685 Online condolences to www.griecofuneralhomes.com
Ralph Frank Ciliberti Jr., 50
Ralph Frank Ciliberti, Jr., 50 of Chadds Ford, died unexpectedly on June 30, 2009.
Ralph leaves behind his mother, Joan of Chadds Ford; and siblings; brother, Michael and his wife Carmela of New London; sisters, Joanie and Crissy, both of Chadds Ford, Carol of Kennett Square and Patti and her husband Rick of West Grove. He was also a loving uncle to Amy, Gary, Christopher, Nicholas, Rylan, Max and Lauryn. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Frank Sr.
Ralph was born on June 26, 1959 in Chester, Pa. He graduated from Unionville High School in 1977 and worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Most recently he owned and operated RFC Auto Appraisal.
Ralph was a kind hearted loyal son, brother, uncle and friend. He will always be remembered as an avid Eagles fan; a man who loved reading, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as quoting movie lines and other "Ralph-isms", such as "Snapperhead". Ralph loved his friends and was generous to a fault. He also loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own.
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com
Elizabeth Sheridan, 79
Elizabeth "Betty" Sheridan, 79, of Kennett Square passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2009, with her family and friends by her side.
Born on Sept. 27, 1929 to William A. Sheridan and Susan Crawford Sheridan, she was a life-long resident of Kennett Square. Since her graduation from West Chester College, she has lived a life of service to others, working as a school nurse at the Avon Grove School District for over thirty years, as a tireless volunteer at St. Michael Lutheran Church, The Encore store, and for organizations like the American Cancer Society. She will be remembered for her courage in the face of adversity, her kindness to others, and sense of humor.
She is survived by her younger brother William C. Sheridan, her two nephews Brian A. Sheridan and William M. Sheridan, her niece Lauren A. Sheridan, the Yeatman-Carlino family, and the DiBiase family. She was predeceased by long-time companion Joseph Hovonitz.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Betty's memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 1615 West Chester Pike, Suite 102, West Chester, PA 19382
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com
Bud Lambert, 80
Bud Lambert, age 80, of Kennett Square, died Friday July 3, 2009 at the Meadow Springs Nursing Home in Plymouth Meeting PA. He was the companion of the late Charlotte R. Jenkins who died in 2007.
Born in Bland County, VA, he was a son of the late Wesley and Stella (Pauley) Lambert.
He served his country in the Korean War in the Army.
He was a Press Operator for the Wilmington News Journal retiring in the late 1980's.
He was a member of the Kennett Fire Company, and the Kennett Police Department where he worked for many years as the parking enforcement officer.
"Bud was a Korean War veteran and he fought for our country," said Kennett Square Councilor John Thomas. "He was a good man."
Survivors include, four sons, Thomas Lambert of Rocky Gap Virginia, George Lambert of Knoxville Tennessee, Wesley Lambert of Knoxville, and Michael Jenkins of Landenberg PA, three daughters, Dora Lashombe of New Castle DE, Patricia Newhouse of Reading PA, and Michelle Whisman of Kennett Square PA, three sisters, Martha L. Cregger of Ceres VA, Louise Bevil of Ceres VA, and Margaret Sharitz of Wytheville VA, 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Mamie Lambert, Bertha Lambert, and Opel Dent, and one daughter Virgie Louise Lambert.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kennett Square Fire Company 301 Dalmatian St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. To send an online condolence, please visit www.griecofuneralhomes.com
Jan David Cressman, 55
Jan David Cressman, age 55 of Landenberg, passed away on June 28, 2009 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Mary Ryan Cressman, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of Paul L. Cressman and Thelma M. Hickey Cressman of Camp Hill, PA.
Jan was a carpenter with Pennland Contractors for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, skiing, and woodworking.
Jan had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. He will be remembered by his great sense of humor.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, James (Jimmy) and two daughters, Diane and Heather, all at home. He is also survived by a brother Jim and his wife Lois of Woodbury, NJ.
Jan will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
Cheryl Reynolds Camp, 69
Cheryl Ann Reynolds Camp, age 69 of Kennett Square, died Monday July 6, 2009 at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of William B. Camp, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.
Born in Cortland New York, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Ruth Reynolds.
Cheryl was a 1958 graduate of McGraw High School in McGraw New York. She later worked as a Dental assistant in nearby Cortland New York.
She enjoyed providing for her family, cooking, singing, but most of all her faith was most preeminent.
Survivors include, in addition to her husband, one son Peter W. Camp and his wife Katherine, of Damascus Maryland and their children Michael, Madison, and Christopher, one brother David Reynolds and his wife Gail of South Carolina, two sisters, Sylvia Ginnan and her husband David of Corning New York, and Candy Stark and her husband Rick of Westerlo New York.