Obituaries: Reed L. Snyder

Reed L. Snyder Reed L. Snyder, 77, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Ephrata Manor. He was born in Lancaster to the late Lester and Sarah B. (Herr) Snyder and was the husband of Allyson S. (Showalter) Snyder, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. He was a lifetime member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Ephrata. Reed worked as a math teacher at North Brandywine...

Obituaries: Barbara Seibert Farnsworth

Barbara Seibert Farnsworth Barbara Seibert Farnsworth, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on December 14, 2023 at the age of 89. She was a 1952 graduate of Downingtown High School, which was then located across the street from her family home on Manor Avenue. She married F. Dennis Farnsworth, also of Downingtown, the summer after her freshman year at West Chester State College, but withdrew...

Obituaries: Nancy Mercer Fraim

Nancy Mercer Fraim Nancy Mercer Fraim passed away on December 26th 2023, in Morro Bay, California. The daughter of Joel and Maude Mercer, she was born in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in 1929. In 1950 Nancy graduated from the Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware with a degree in Nursing.  She then relocated to Chicago where she obtained her specialty degree in obstetrics. She was proud of...

Obituaries: Marie A. Papa

Marie A. Papa Marie A. Papa, 84 passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Kennett Square, PA., Marie was the daughter of Nicholas P. Carlino and Jennie Landolfi Carlino.  Marie spent over 40 years as the owner of the Kendal-Crosslands Communities Beauty Shops. Marie loved creating beautiful hairstyles, talking with her beloved clients, and listening...

Obituaries: Harry David Hammond

Harry David Hammond Berlin, MD – Dave Hammond, 62, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2023, in Berlin, MD. He was born on April 15, 1961, in Wilmington, DE, to Harry Hammond and the late Carol Parrett Hammond. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Hammond, of MD, his father Harry Hammond and stepmother Sally Hammond of PA, his sister Diane Watson of CA, his brother Brian Hammond...

Obituaries: Floyd ‘Spike’ Burnett Thompson

Floyd ‘Spike’ Burnett Thompson The family of Floyd Thompson, or “Spike” as he was affectionately known by so many, is sad to share the news of his peaceful passing on Saturday September 23, 2023 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Beth Thompson of Torrington, Connecticut. Spike was born to Harry Thompson and Iva Freeman Thompson on June 15, 1928, on the...

Obituaries: Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine

Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine, 76, formerly of Kennett Square PA, died on September 5, 2023.  He was born May 18, 1947 in Penn Yan NY to Norman and Virginia (Burg) Bodine.  A Regents scholarship graduate of Penn Yan Academy with a lettering in both football and baseball, he attended Geneseo State College and earned a degree in marine biology. Dan joined the US Navy and served...

Obituaries: Lois Edith Simpler

Lois Edith Simpler Lois Edith Simpler 96 of Wall, NJ, formerly of Sun City West, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Lois summered on Breezy Point of Okauchee Lake outside of Oconomowoc, WI. Lois lived and raised her 5 children in Kennett Square, PA before moving to Sun City West, AZ in 1982. She...

Obituaries: Dr. Linda G. Carter

Dr. Linda G. Carter Dr. Linda G. Carter, 73, of Kennett Square PA, passed away on May 24, 2023 at Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Linda was born on September 23, 1949, in Ellwood City, PA to Rex and Maxine (Brim) Carter.  She grew up in Bucyrus, Ohio, where her father was manager of the JC Penney store. An excellent student, Linda graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1971...

Obituaries: Joe Faccenda

JOE FACCENDA, age 67, died Monday, February 13, 2023 after a long, courageous, and valiant battle against cancer. Born in Wilmington, DE and raised in Kennett Square, PA, Joe spent all of his adult life in or around Newark, DE. Joe and his wife Ann lovingly and proudly built a home (in four different houses) for the original Faccenda Four in their beloved First State. Joe loved living. He lived...