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Abigail Colyer Wylie
Abigail Colyer Wylie
Class of 1968
Passed Dec 07, 2012
Abigail Colyer Wylie of Kennett Square Abigail Colyer Wylie, 62, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. She was the loving wife of William Wood Wylie, Jr. of 42 years. Born in Charlottesville, Va. on Sept. 20, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Monroe Colyer and the late Naomi Thresher. Abbie was a 1968 graduate of Unionville High School, and the University of Delaware in 1972 where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She worked for a number of years as a nurse, becoming director of out-patient hospice services for New Castle County Del. for The Visiting Nurse Association. She put her nursing career on hold to start a family and became immersed in raising her children and conducting a horse boarding business at home. For nearly 30 years she conditioned, schooled and cared for horses that fox hunted regularly with Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds, teaching the sport to her children and their friends. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, Stuart Sheffield Wylie of Kennett Square and Peyton Thresher Wylie of Philadelphia; sisters, Christine Quint of Kalispell, Mont. and Jessica Roy of Wilmington, Del.; brother, Bradford Colyer of Stowe, Vt.; and step-mother Jacqueline Colyer of Ercildoun, Pa. Burial will be private, but there will be a memorial service to celebrate Abbie's life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the London Grove Friends Meeting, 500 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Alexander S. Diamond
Alexander S. Diamond
Class of 1962
Passed Feb 09, 2020
He worked in protective services for the Franklin Mint for 31 years retiring in 2004. Alex served as an active firefighter and EMT for the Concordville Fire Co. Alex was a life member who served the Fire Company for 58 years. Joining the Fire Company in 1961,he held offices including Deputy Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Chief Engineer, Board of Director and Treasurer as well as the chairman of many apparatus committees. Alex also served in the Delaware National Guard from 1963-1969.
Allison Hershbell
Allison Hershbell
Class of 1995
Passed Feb 17, 2007
I'm not sure what she died of, it says after a long illness in her obituary.
Alonzo Atkins
Alonzo Atkins
Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
I have heard from Phyllis (who was close to him, and lived next
door to me in Brandywine Hills) that Lonnie Atkins died of cancer about
10 years ago.
Bill Rasmussen
Bill Rasmussen
Class of 1966
(Passed date unknown)
Just a note of sympathy and deep caring for Bill. Thanks to John for officially letting us know about Bill. He was a great guy, loved parties at his house for many years. His parents were some of our favorites too!! Sorry he has gone, and thinking of him often.--Janis May '66
Bruce R. Lyster
Bruce R. Lyster
Class of 1981
Passed Aug 18, 2009
Bruce R. Lyster, 46, of West Chester, died at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009.

Born and raised in Chadds Ford, he was the sixth child of Lloyd and Eleanor Lyster.

He was a graduate of Unionville High School and also attended West Chester University.

Bruce was the owner and operator of BRL Construction, which he founded in 1985.

Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed hunting big game throughout North America.

He also had a passion for dogs and spent much of his spare time as a trainer and judge in the sport of canine field trials.

Bruce is survived by his mother, Eleanor T. Lyster of Chadds Ford; sisters, Karen L. Clary of Florida, Cheryl L. Verkest of North Carolina and Michele L. Wilson of New Jersey; and brothers, Gregg S. Lyster of Elverson, Guy E. Lyster of Chadds Ford and Curt J. Lyster of Nottingham.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Mark A. Lyster of Claymont, Del.; and his father, Lloyd Lyster.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Cornelius Church, Ridge Road, Chadds Ford.

Friends and family may call on Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey at LymeNet.org or mailed to 43 Winton Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
Celine Lawler
Celine Lawler
Class of 1989
Passed Jul 21, 2003
On July 21, 2003, Celine Sophie (Lawler) Gurdikian passed away of Pneumonia infection at 33.
David Allen Yarnall
David Allen Yarnall
Class of 1975
Passed Jun 25, 2008
David Allen Yarnall, 50, beloved son of Catherine Sue Manning of Kennett Square and the late Martin Benjamin Yarnall, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at his home in Pocopson.

David managed the Oxford Agway store for many years.

He had a special fondness for corgi dogs and also enjoyed music and fishing.

He was a kind and loving man.

He is survived by his mother and her husband, James Manning, both of Kennett Square; his sisters, Linda Sohanic and her husband, Mike, both of Doylestown, Marianne Yarnall and friend, Carla Johnson, both of Pottstown, and Nancy Yezuita and her husband, David, and their children, Anna and Ben, all of West Chester. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith and Boyd Funeral Home, 410 N. Church St., West Chester, 610-696-1181, www.drsfh.com.

Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Remembrances may be sent to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380; or Corgi Rescue CWCNRT c/o Tom Smith, 2236 Warson Road, Springfield, IL 62704.
Deborah Baldwin
Deborah Baldwin
Class of 1970
Passed Aug 20, 2015
Debbie was living in North Carolina and passed from heart disease
Dennis Freeman
Dennis Freeman
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 11, 2010
Dennis H. Freeman of Coatesville Dennis H. Freeman, 60, of Coatesville, died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at his home. He was the husband of Deborah Reeves Freeman, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Walter E. and Sara Elizabeth Gray Freeman. Dennis grew up in Unionville and graduated from Unionville High School in 1968. He served in the Air National Guard of Delaware and the Reserve of the United States Air Force for 6 years. Dennis worked for Acme Markets for 33 years, retiring in October, 2007. He was a member of East Brandywine Baptist Church. Surviving him in addition to his wife and parents; are two sons, Daniel Freeman and John Freeman, husband of Emily; three brothers, Ronald Freeman and his companion, Sandy, Paul Freeman, husband of Diana, and David Freeman, husband of Cindy; and a sister, Joyce George, wife of Tom. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, at East Brandywine Baptist Church, 999 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown. Interment will be in East Brandywine Baptist Cemetery, Downingtown. In his memory, contributions may be made to East Brandywine Baptist Church.
Dorothy Murphy Sempsey
Dorothy Murphy Sempsey
Class of 1972
Passed Dec 12, 2015
Obituary for Dorothy Murphy Sempsey
Dorothy Murphy Sempsey, age 62, of Alexandria, VA passed away on Saturday Dec. 12, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Emily Marinelli (Dan), Zachary M., and R.J. Sempsey and devoted and doting grandmother to Molly and Hunter Marinelli of Smyrna, DE. She is also survived by her siblings Sharon Hernandez of Newark, DE; Lisa Hammond of Scottsdale, AZ; Brian Murphy of Newark, DE and Jeff Murphy of Landenberg, PA. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband Robert.

"Dottie" was the first child born to Joseph F. and Patricia M. Murphy on Dec. 1, 1953. The family settled in the Wilmington area where Dottie attended school at Springer and graduated from Unionville High School near Kennett Square, PA in 1972. She went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where she met her future husband and graduated in 1976. The couple took to the area and Dottie was an early staffer for congressman Bob Edgar of Pennsylvania and raised their children in nearby Alexandria, VA. Dottie was smart, gentle and soft spoken with a big heart and a loving smile. Later in life, she returned to work but loved her free time attending Washington Nationals games, going to the beach and reveling in the company of her grandchildren.

Friends may call at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA on Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association.
Douglas K. Smith
Douglas K. Smith
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 15, 2013
I always wanted to be a soldier when I grew up. My family and friends thought that was a crazy and weird idea. As it turns out, they were correct.

The way i relax and forget about problems is to ride the harley

i have lived in tennessee, alabama, north carolina, kansas, delaware, PA, spent time in SE asia , and maryland most places were short term and i always seemed to end up back here in PA for some reason.

the biggest surprise i have had in years, is the woman i am with now she amazes me every single day

kids teach u to be patient and caring and...annoyed

being happy is personal being content is being happy and secure being with the right person is all
In 10 years, I hope to be alive. I'm going to get there by doing those things that make audrey and i content.

Love watching soccer, ice hockey, and football------hate most reality TV love books .. King, Koontz Ludlum, Clancy, and some Michener King is someone in my type--just a little off center

We have six great kids between us and 7 fantasic and beautiful grandkids we spend a lot of time with our family and they make this time in life well worth living
Duane “duke” Palmatary
Duane “Duke” Palmatary
Class of 1961
Passed Sep 13, 2018
Earl Duane “Duke” Palmatary, age 75 of Chadds Ford, PA passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Neighborhood Health Hospice, West Chester PA surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was the husband of Carolyn Becker with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
Born in 1942 in Fairville PA, he was the son of the late Aaron F. Palmatary, Sr. and the late Madeline Payne Palmatary.
Duke graduated from Unionville High School Class of 1961. He was the owner of E. Duane Palmatary LLC where he provided lawn care and snow plowing services from 1964 to 2015.
He was a member of the Delaware National Guard. A member of the United States Bowling Congress where he was recognized for 30 years of participation, bowling locally and participating in bowling tournaments nationally.
Duke loved to travel, play cards, croquet, crabbing, boating with his sister and brother-in-law, visiting his cousin on his farm watching them bale hay and loved getting together with family and friends. He was a friend to all and always there to lend a helping hand.
Duke is survived by his wife, Carolyn. Nine brothers and sisters: Donald (Jean-deceased), Ft. Smith, AR; Dorris (John) Munro, Wilmington DE; Elaine (Elliott) Smith, Salem, SC; Richard, Wilmington DE; Harvey (Bonnie) Lock Haven PA; twin sister Sara (Vance) Pennington, Newark, DE; Cathy (Jack) Parkinson, Claymont DE; Gladys (Bayard) Taylor, East New Market, MD; JoAnn (Eugene-deceased) Borror, Cochranville PA. He is predeceased by two brothers Aaron Jr. “Buddy”, Las Vegas NV and Robert, Oklahoma City OK. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington DE on Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to Neighborhood Health Hospice, 400 E. Marshall Street, West Chester PA 19380.
Erin (o'donnell) Mannello
Erin (O'Donnell) Mannello
Class of 1987
Passed Sep 23, 2002
Erin passed away in 2002 after a battle with breast cancer, she was 32 years old. She was happily married and a mother of two beautiful daughters.
Gail Cassling Bradley
Gail Cassling Bradley
Class of 1976
Passed Mar 20, 2009
Gail Cassling Bradley



Gail Cassling Bradley, daughter of Ed & Bobbie Cassling of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on March 20, 2009, in San Diego, California. Gail was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, on May 4, 1958. In 1976, after graduating from Unionville High School, Unionville, Pennsylvania, Gail was among the first class of women to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gail’s love of travel led her into the travel industry. Later she opened her own agency in Boulder, Colorado and continued her work after moving to San Diego. This allowed her to experience far-off, exotic places throughout her thirty year career. Gail is survived by her parents, her son Will of California, and siblings Ed Cassling of New York, Beth Anderson of Colorado, Steve Cassling of California, and Julie Weston of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to DOVES Outreach Center, PO Box 3646, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.
Gail Cassling Bradley
Gail Cassling Bradley
Class of 1976
Passed Mar 20, 2009
Gail Cassling Bradley, daughter of Ed & Bobbie Cassling of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on March 20, 2009, in San Diego, California. Gail was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, on May 4, 1958. In 1976, after graduating from Unionville High School, Unionville, Pennsylvania, Gail was among the first class of women to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gail's love of travel led her into the travel industry. Later she opened her own agency in Boulder, Colorado and continued her work after
moving to San Diego. This allowed her to experience far-off, exotic places throughout her thirty year career. Gail is survived by her parents, her son Will of California, and siblings Ed Cassling of New York, Beth Anderson of
Colorado, Steve Cassling of California, and Julie Weston of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to DOVES Outreach Center, PO Box 3646, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.
George A. Duffy
George A. Duffy
Class of 1976
Passed Sep 21, 1993
George was an avid photographer, mostly human interest. He is survived by his Mother, two sisters, one brother. He was also a much loved Uncle to three nephews and two neices. George loved life, but sadly left us at the age of 36. He is missed!
Harold (hal) March
Harold (Hal) March
Class of 1968
Passed Apr 22, 2018
I spoke to Harold last August and he was so hoping to be able to attend the reunion. It just wasn’t meant to be RIP old friend
J. C. Scott
J. C. Scott
Class of 1968
Passed Sep 30, 2010
Joseph Coates Webb Scott, age 61, passed away on Thursday September 30, 2010 of an apparent heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of the Unionville / Kennett Square area. After attending Unionville High School he served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1970. He was the owner and operator of Scott Plumbing for the past 35 years. He will be remembered for his good natured character and his many friends of all ages and from all walks of life. He held a lifelong interest in the arts and enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. His generous and kind nature left an imprint on those who knew him and his lively character furnished his many friends with a story to tell. He is survived by his wife Jane Roosevelt, his 2 daughters from a previous marriage Nicole Scott and Tasha Gibson, a granddaughter Kayla Stephney, 2 grandsons Kade and Shane Gibson, a brother Damon P. Scott and his 3 children, a sister Becky Lockerby and her son K.C. Lockerby.
Jackie Baccino
Jackie Baccino
Class of 1993
(Passed date unknown)
Complications from diabetes.

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