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Obituaries: Lived and Worked in West Chester - March 2015

Mar 26, 2015 10:18AM, Published by Kevin, Categories: News, Today




Dewey S. Price

Dewey S. Price, 87, passed away on March 7 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

 He was the husband of Bonnie Mahala Price, with whom he share 56 years of marriage. Born in Creston, N.C., he was the son of the late Malcom and Margie Allen Price. He was a machinist at Wyeth Laboratories in West Chester for 13 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church in Kennett Square. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Dewey is survived by five daughters, Priscilla Price of Forest Hill, Md., Laura Price of Kennett Square, Pamela Scully and her husband Patrick of Waterbury, Conn., Donna King and her husband Dubbie of Forest Hill, Md., and Joice Forrester of Staunton, Va.; one son, David Forrester of Kennett Square; one sister, Hazel Price of West Jefferson, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A service and burial were held March 14 in Creston, N.C. In memory of Dewey, a contribution may be made to the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church (408 Bayard Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348). Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com. 

Rebecca L. Carter

Rebecca Lynn Carter, 44, of West Chester, died on March 9 at her home. 

Born in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of David B. Carter of West Chester and Elizabeth M. (Roessler) Carter of Allentown. She was a 1988 graduate of William Allen High School, and a graduate from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor's in psychology. She earned her master’s in psychology at Chestnut Hill College.  She was executive director of PA Foundations Online in West Chester from 2009 to 2014.  She worked as a consultant to numerous non-profits in Chester County.  Previously, she worked at Kids Peace in Lehigh Valley for over 14 years.  She enjoyed geocaching, crossword puzzles, was secretary for The Chester County Thresholds Organization, and had a deep love for animals.  

Survivors include, in addition to her parents and her stepmother, Constance Carter, two brothers, John A. Carter of Portland, Ore., and Andrew Carter of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Amanda Bowersox of Allentown, Kristin  Carter of Tennessee, and Deborah Carter of Boyertown; and six nieces, Ashley, Olivia, Jean, Brooke, Erin and Shelby. 

A memorial service in celebration of Rebecca’s life will be held at a later date at Kennett Friends Meeting.  Interment will be held privately. Contributions in her memory may be made to Thresholds of Chester County, P.O Box 1703, West Chester, PA, 19380. To view her online tribute or to share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com. 

George T. Bush, Sr.

George Thomas Bush, Sr., 71, of Oxford, passed away on March 23 at his home.

He was the husband of Dorothy Broomell Bush, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna Mary Nickel Bush. He was employed with Lukens Steel, Lenape Forged Products and Timet Company as manager of the maintenance department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in the Vietnam War. George enjoyed fishing and coin collecting. He also enjoyed working on John Deere tractors.

He is survived by his wife; one son, George T. Bush, Jr.; one daughter, Lisa Crews and her husband Alvin; one sister, Eleanor; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 27 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Interment with full military honors will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made atwww.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

John F. Forlino II

John Francis Forlino II, 65, of Oxford, died on March 3 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

He was the husband of Nancy Galati Forlino, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.  Born in Chester, Pa., he was a son of the late John F. and the late Mildred Irene (Goodchild) Forlino. He was a 1971 graduate of West Chester University. He was an industrial designer working for Nuart Graphics in West Chester.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife, one daughter, Erika Forlino of Downingtown; one brother, Jay M. Forlino and his wife Jacqueline of Landenberg; and several nieces and nephews. 

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on March 21 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Inc. (250 W. State St., Kennett Square). A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately.   Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Road, Suite 415, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com .


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