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February 25, 2005

Betty Annette Hurdle

Betty Annette Nixon Hurdle, 48, of Coatesville, died on February 19, 2005.
She was the wife of Steven C. Hurdle, Sr., with whom she shared 26 years of marriage.
Born in Coatesville, she was the d/o Rena Mae Hunter Nixon and the late Harrison Emerson Nixon, Sr.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Steven C. Hurdle, Jr. of Coatesville; two daughters, Janelle T. Hurdle and Najita R. Hurdle, both of Coatesville; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Nixon and his wife, Bonnie, Allen Coleman and Jayme Coleman, all of Coatesville; three sisters, Joan D. Nixon, Rosemary N. McGibboney and her husband, Gerald, and Dorothy Nixon Clark, all of Coatesville; mother-in-law, Jeannette B. Hurdle of Coatesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Harrison Emerson Nixon, Jr.
Funeral services on February 28, at the Second Baptist Church, 9th Ave & Merchant St., Coatesville, Pa.
Interment in the Church of Christ Cemetery, Rte. 82, Ercildoun, Pa.

Elizabeth Gray Brabson

Elizabeth Gray Brabson, 86, of Kennett Square, died February 22, 2005, at Riddle Mem. Hospital, Delaware County.
She was the wife of the late Gerald Hess Brabson, who died in 1977.
Born in Westbury, NY, she was a daughter of the late Clarence W. and Wilheminia Etzel Gray.
Survivors:  a daughter, Elizabeth D'Amico of Kennett Square; one brother, Ernest Gray of Oxford and two grandchildre.
Interment in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Pa., on February 28, 2005.
Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, Inc., West Grove, Pa.

Harvey E. Hindman

Harvey E. Hindman, 80, of Jenner's Pond, West Grove, formerly of Coatesville and New London, died February 22, 2005.
He was the husband of Jennie Hill Hindman.
Born in Colora, Md., he was the s/o the late Robert H. and Naomi Wilson Hindman.
WWII Vet; US Army; Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert L. Hindman and his wife, Joanne, of Great Falls, Va.,; a daughter, Denise H. Grier and her husband, Robert, of Chadds Ford; and two granddaughters.
Edward L. Collins Funeral Home; Oxford, Pa.
Private interment.

Mary E. Kirby

Mary E. Kirby, 83, of Coatesville, died February 23, 2005.
She was the wife of Robert F. Kirby, who died in 1976.
Born in Downingtown; a d/o the late Charles H. and Bertha Miller Walton.
Survivors:  a half-sister, Sharon and half-brother, Herbert C. Walton.
Harris-Mountain Funeral Home; Coatesville, Pa.
Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, Pa.

Grover C. White, Jr.

Grover C. White, Jr., 90, of Pottstown, formerly of Spring City, died February 23, 2005.
He was the husband of the late Ada Mae Guest White.
Born in Malvern, he was the s/o the late Grover C. Sr., and Edna Gohean White.
Survivors:  a daughter, Daria L., wife of Anthony J. Tuski, of Royersford; a son, L. Richard, husband of Fayanne White, of Spring City; two sisters, Mary Shreiner of Williamsport and Ruth Dyche of WV; a brother, Earl White, of Warwick; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Grace Underwood; and three brothers, William, John and Ralph White.
Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home; Royersford, Pa.
Burial in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery; Spring City, Pa.

Eva K. Rein

Eva K. Adams Rein, 86, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fl., died on February 24, 2005 at Pocopson Home.
She was the wife of he late Philip M. Rein, who passed away in 1987.
Born in Marcus Hook, Eva was a d/o of the late Wilbert and Marguerite Schnierle Adams.
Survivors:  two children, Norman M. Jester of Downingtown and Lynn G. Balderson of Newark, Del.; a sister, Lillian Budnick of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a niece, Suzanna Miracle and a nephew, Allan Mayer, both of Florida; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
James J. Terry Funeral Home; Downingtown, Pa.
Burial in St. Petersburg, Fla.

William T. Wills, Jr.

William T. "Bill" Wills, Jr., 83, of Thornbury Twp., died February 22, 2005.
Born in Philadelphia.
WWII Vet; US Army
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Carol Wills, with whom he resided; and two grandchildren.  He was the father of the late William Wills, who was his only son.
Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Media.
Burial in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery; Marple Twp.

February 27, 2005

Gino Bruni

Gino Bruni, 77, of Paoli, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005.
Survivors:  wife, Ilda Bruni of Paoli; two daughters, Helena Bruni and Emilia Capolli, both of Downingtown; four grandchildren, Tim Bruni, Veronica, Marina and Patrizio Capolli; and two sisters, Elsa DiBattista and Rossana Ciarocchi, both of Italy.
Funeral Mass on March 3, 2005 at St. Norbert Church, Paoli, Pa.  
Alleva Funeral Home; Paoli, Pa.

Wanda H. Kime

Wanda H. Klein Kime, 86, of West Chester, died February 23, 2005.
On June 28, 1947, Wanda married George A. Kime, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 15, 1976.
Born in Philadelphia, on September 5, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Karol and Sarah Lukowicz Klein.
Survivors:  Four children, Deborah K., wife of Donald Pusey, of West Chester, Judith K., wife of Michael Lillis, of Broomall, George A., husband of Kimberly Kime, Jr., of Sicklerville, NJ, and Virginia Kime-Wan Zaid, wife of Wan Zaid Wanahmad, of Braintree, Mass.; a cousin, Patricia Blees, wife of Joseph; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Glenwood Memorial Gardens; Broomall, Pa.
Frank C. Videon Funeral Home; Broomall, Pa.

Frank J. Rossi

Frank J. Rossi, 85, of Malvern, died February 24, 2005.
He was the husband of Antoinette Marcantonio Rossi, whom he married in 1948.  Born in Paoli, he was the son of Angelo Rossi and Mary Giovanni Rossi.
World War II Vet; Navy
Survivors:  In addition to his wife, a brother, Angelo R. Rossi and his wife, Rose, of Devon; three sons, Frank Rossi Jr. and his wife, Beth, John Rossi and Larry Rossi; his daughter, Lori Rossi Yamas and her husband, Jeff; four grandchildren and his long time devoted friend, Albert Falcone, all of Malvern.
Alleva Funeral Home; Paoli, Pa.
Funeral Mass on March 2, 2005 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Malvern, Pa.
Interment in St. Monica's Cemetery, Berwyn, Pa.

Mary B. "Bea" Nelson

Mary B. "Bea" Sharp Nelson of Springfield, died February 24, 2005.
She was the beloved wife of George E. Nelson, Jr.  
Survivors:  her children, Rosemary P. Cassidy, wife of Thomas, George E. Nelson, III, husband of Margaret, Kathleen P. Burner, wife of Jim, Terry Farelli, wife of Neil; daughter-in-law, Carol A. Nelson; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Robert T. "Bobby" Nelson.
O'Leary Funeral Home, Springfield, Pa.
Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church, Springfield, Pa.
Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

John Harold Lucas

John "Jack" Harold Lucas, Jr., 80, died February 21, 2005.  
He was born February 16, 1925 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Christine Miller and John Harold Lucas.  His beloved brother, David Miller Lucas, preceded him in death.  
Survivors:  his sister-in-law, Eleanor Leslie Lucas; three nephews, David, John and Paul Lucas; and his niece, Leslie Lucas Schramer and their families.
Memorial service at the Grove United Methodist Church, West, Chester, Pa.
Mauger-Givnish Inc. Funeral Home; Malvern, Pa.

Jean S. Weist

Jean Weist, 82, of West Chester, did in Dallas, Ga., on February 24, 2005.
She was the beloved wife of Robert W. Weist, Sr.; adored mother of Robert, Jr., and Chedya Weist of Ottawa, Ontario, Candada and Shelley Anne Moffitt of Dallas, Ga.; revered grandmother of Ethan, Jesse, and Steven Moffitt, and Judith Weist; belovd cousin of Richard and Beverly Dewey of Cincinnati, Oh.
Born in Dayton, OH.
Woodland Cemetery (family plot) in Dayton, Oh.

Death Notices-

Shirley G. Meltzer; 82y; of West Chester, Pa.; d. 24 February, 2005; DellaVecchia, Reilly & Smith Funeral Home, West Chester, Pa.

Council J. Parker; 79y; of Chadds Ford, Pa; d. 24 February, 2005; Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home Ltd.



 

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