Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa September 7, 2009 Sylvia R. Abernethy, 74, of West Grove, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Chester County Hospital.
She was the wife of Patrick J. Abernethy Sr., who passed away in 1997, and with whom she shared 41 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Florence Harlan Richardson.
Sylvia was a homemaker.
She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.
She was active in the Avon-Grove Little League Association and West Grove Playground Mothers when her children were young.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick Joseph Abernethy Jr. and his wife, Winnie, of West Grove, and Michael James Abernethy and his wife, Cathy, of Landenberg; a daughter, Paula Lynn Abernethy and her significant other, Doug Carrera, of West Grove; two sisters, Fay Elwood of Wilmington, Del., and Norma DiFilippo of West Grove; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
You are invited to visit with Sylvia's family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, 610-869-2685.
Her funeral service will follow at noon.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.
In memory of Sylvia, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; or to the Landenberg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Landenberg, PA 19350.