This obituary is from the January 21, 2009 posting at www.dailylocal.com
James H. Gawthrop, 80, formerly of West Chester, died on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Garden Spot Village in New Holland.
Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late James H. and Grace Reynolds Gawthrop.
He was a resident of Garden Spot Village for the past eight years. Prior to that, he resided in West Chester since 1962 and Kennett Square during the earlier years of his life.
He was a gradate of the Kennett Consolidated schools and Temple University.
He taught in elementary education and was active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Chester County Historical Society.
There are no family members surviving.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Founds Funeral Home Inc., West Chester, 610-696-0134. Online condolences may be made at www.foundsfuneralhome.com.