Obituaries

John W. “Ace” Royer, III

John W. “Ace” Royer, III

John W. Royer, III, (ACE), as we all knew him, passed away suddenly on September 5, 2023. He was 52 years old. Ace lived in New Castle County, Delaware, his whole life. He made many friends and broke many hearts along the way. Ace was street smart, extremely loyal,...

Charles “Chuck” John Frazier

Charles “Chuck” John Frazier

Charles (Chuck) John Frazier, 51, resident of Glenolden, passed peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2023 at home with his mother and brother at his side, following a long battle with myotonic dystrophy. Charles was born on May 20, 1972 at Crozer Hospital in Upland to...

Ruth Anna Wolfenden

Ruth Anna Wolfenden

Ruth Anna Wolfenden passed away at the age of 97 on August 13, 2023. She was born on August 14, 1925, the daughter of Elmer and Anna Wolfenden, and is survived by brother John Wolfenden (Wilmington, Delaware), sisters Mary Talley (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania), Bette...

Karen E. Rohrer

Karen E. Rohrer

Our Rembrandt is Gone! Karen Elizabeth Rohrer On March 18, 1990, two nefarious thieves entered the Gardner Museum in Boston and stole 13 pieces of art—it took them just 81 minutes.  One of the paintings taken was Rembrandt’s masterpiece called “The Storm on the Sea of...

Margaret “Margie” Keeth

Margaret “Margie” Keeth

Margaret [Margie] E. Keeth [nee Bostedo] died on July 19, 2023 at the age of 77.  She was born in Wheelersville, PA and soon after moved to Essington where she spent most of her life before moving to Oxford, PA in 1980 until her death. Margie worked for many years at...

Daniel E. Kulp

Daniel E. Kulp

Daniel E. Kulp, 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of Norwood, PA and attended Vo- Tech and Interboro High School. In his youth, he was an avid dirt biker and raced at one time at the Atco Dragway. Daniel was a hard worker...

Gael H. Eyler

Gael H. Eyler

Gael H. Eyler, a lifelong resident of Ridley Park, 77 died on July 15, 2023. Born and raised in Ridley Park, Gael was the daughter of the late George M., and Rosalie W. Harrington (Walker). Gael was a stay-at-home mom to her children. Gael was believed by family...

Ethan Peter Joner

Ethan Peter Joner

Ethan Peter Joner, age 15, died suddenly on July 13, 2023. Ethan attended Delcroft School and was most recently a rising 10thgrade student at Academy Park High School. He was a lifelong swimmer, who spent every summer at the Folcroft Swim Club. As a young boy Ethan...

Barbara Britton

Barbara Britton

Barbara Britton died on July 10, 2023. She was born in Rowlandsville, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Reynolds. She was the widow of Jerold Britton. Sister of late William Reynolds and Betty Forster and Mother of late daughter Robin...

Patricia Jane (Diston) Benner

Patricia Jane (Diston) Benner

Patricia Jane (Diston) Benner, born in Philadelphia on May 24, 1948 passed away of natural causes on June 23, 2023 at the age of 75. She was the daughter of the late George and Sybil Diston. Patricia grew up in Westgate Hills, Havertown, PA and graduated from...

Joseph C. Brooks

Joseph C. Brooks

  Joseph C. Brooks of Eddystone, PA passed away June 12th, 2023. Joseph was a Philadelphia native, a graduate from Bartram High School, a former employee of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and a retired employee of the U.S.P.S    Joseph enjoyed spending time...

David A. Esrey

David A. Esrey

David Arthur Esrey Jr. 70, passed away June 12, 2023 peacefully in his sleep at home in Ridley Park, PA. Dave was born Sept 23, 1952 and was predeceased by his parents, (Dolores) Arlene Clayton (Robert) and David Arthur Esrey Sr. (Joan) and his brother Paul Nelson...

Joanne Mozzone

Joanne Mozzone

Joanne Mozzone (McGlinsey) passed away peacefully on June 3, 2023 at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital. Born on October 17, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Alfred and Mary McGlinsey, she was the oldest of seven children.  In 1966, at the age of 19, Joanne married the...

David M. Kochenberger

David M. Kochenberger

David M. Kochenberger of Essington passed away May 31 at age 61.  A Lancaster County native, David was a caring individual who loved nature and sports, especially baseball. He was an avid Phillies fan.  David graduated from Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA. ...

Carolynn Caulder

Carolynn Caulder

Carolynn (nee Robbie) Caulder, of Folsom, PA passed away on May 27th, 2023 at the age of 70. Carolynn was born on September 28th, 1952. She was a graduate of Ridley High School and retired as a courier from FedEx. She enjoyed spending time with her children and...

Eleanor E. Wittig-Devine-Allen

Eleanor E. Wittig-Devine-Allen

Eleanor Edith Wittig-Devine-Allen of Sharon Hill passed away on the evening of Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the young age of 91. She was born on July 30, 1931 to Albert Herman Wittig and Eleanor Edith Wittig (nee Adams.) Eleanor was preceded in death by first husband...

Stephen A. Farrell

Stephen A. Farrell

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed onto heaven to join his many family and friends who predeceased him. After a long and enjoyable life of 89 years, Steve passed away peacefully April 19, 2023. He is survived by his loving wife of 66...

Angelina C. Hagner

Angelina C. Hagner

Angelina C. Hagner (Tedesco, Evans), of Essington Pa passed away on April 14th, 2023.  She was the daughter of the late Elvira Tedesco, sister of Dominic (Carol) and the widow of Lawrence Hagner.  She is survived by daughter Donna Evans, daughter in law Denise Evans,...

Robert L. Edson

Robert L. Edson

Robert L. Edson passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 10, 2023, at the age of 91. “Bob” was born on April 11, 1931 in Upper Darby, PA to Irma Mae and Howard Dunbar Edson and lived most of his life in Delaware County. He was a Loving and beloved husband,...

Darla Jean Kitchen

Darla Jean Kitchen

Darla Jean Kitchen, age 61 of Essington, PA, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2023, at Taylor Hospital in the presence of family.  Darla was the daughter of the late Salvatore April, Jr., and Patricia Baynes April. Darla was raised in Chester, PA.  She graduated...