Samuel H. Wickersham, Jr.

Samuel H. Wickersham, Jr., age 102 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Sam was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Bettie) Pennington Wickersham.

Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel H. Wickersham, Sr. and the late Edith Thatcher Peirce Wickersham.

Samuel is survived by his son, William P. Wickersham, of Kennett Square, PA; his daughter, Marcia Wickersham Malchione Wilkins and her husband, Eric, of Kennett Square, PA; one sister, Mary Mitchell of West Chester, PA; two grandchildren, Lori Malchione Gebert (John) of Downingtown, PA and Mark R. Malchione (Kaitlyn) of Kennett Square, PA; two step grandchildren, Matthew Wilkins (Katie) of Camp Hill, PA and Andrew Wilkins of Monroeville, PA; three great grandchildren; as well as five step great grandchildren. Samuel was predeceased by three brothers, George P. Wickersham, William T. Wickersham and N. Hayes Wickersham; one sister, Sarah Williams; and a son-in-law, Richard M. Malchione.

Sam graduated from Unionville High School Class of 1938, attended West Chester State Teacher’s College and graduated from Technical Training Command School at Buick Motors Division specializing in aircraft engine overhaul. Sam also served in the 304th Bomber Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Force from Feb. 1942 to May 1943 until he was medically discharged.

Samuel was a retired Kennett Square postal service clerk, having worked 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He was employed as a mail messenger for 10 years at Longwood Gardens and was a cashier at Brandywine Raceway for 18 years.

Sam was known for his wonderful sense of humor and general kindness to all who knew him.

You are invited to visit with Sam’s family from 9:00AM to 10:30AM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A service will be held graveside, 11:00AM, at Longwood Cemetery, 945 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Masks are respectfully required.

His family wishes to thank the services of Willow Tree Hospice for their exceptional care and concern for Sam and his family. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Good Neighbors Home Repair, 224 E. Street Road, Suite 2, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or Willow Tree Hospice, Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, ATTN.: Willow Tree Hospice of KSQ, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.


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