Faith Avidon Wohl
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Faith Avidon Wohl, of Landenberg, PA, passed away at the age of 85 on May 3, 2021 after a sudden illness, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Wohl was a resident of the Kendal-Crosslands community in Longwood, Chester County, for the past nine years. Faith Wohl was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, while also being nationally known for her leadership in corporate communications, advocacy for childcare programs, mentorship for working women, and support for a wide range of community organizations and the Arts. She was married for 34 years to Howard Wohl, who preceded her in death in 1993. Faith is survived by her brother Jeffrey Scharlin of Los Angeles, CA and a sister Wendy O’Toole of Georgia; a stepdaughter, Leslie Day Nishiura of New York City; and three children: Bill Wohl of Landenberg, PA; Mike Wohl of Talbott, TN; and Jennifer Zinn of White Plains, NY; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by stepson David Wohl of New York City. She and her husband operated a publishing business that served the US Navy. Faith was an executive at the Dupont Company of Wilmington, Delaware over a 20-year career at the company in corporate communications and human resources roles. Her championing there for work-life balance and childcare issues led to a Presidential Appointment to serve in the Clinton Administration overseeing more than 100 childcare centers operated by the Federal government. She left public service to become the President of the Child Care Action Campaign, the largest non-profit committed to safe, affordable, and quality childcare in the US. A complete obituary chronicling the life and accomplishments of this extraordinary pacesetting woman can be found on the website of Ruffenach Funeral Home of Oxford, PA which provides a place for family and friends to leave notes, photos, and remembrances. Go to: https://www.ruffenachfuneralhome.com/ . A public memorial service is planned for later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Enchantment Theatre Company of Philadelphia.

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Published in The Daily Local from May 7 to May 13, 2021.
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May 14, 2021
Jennifer, I am deeply sorry you've lost your mother. It was amazing to work at the company during a time her impact was being felt so profoundly. Through her, you and I got acquainted and were able to work on a memorable successful annual meeting for Safety and Environmental Services. She was there just at the right time to make things incrementally better for women working at Dupont. Please take courage and hope in the coming days that she will stand up again. Daniel 12:13
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May 10, 2021
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May 8, 2021
Faith was THE most kind, caring, amazing person I knew at Du Pont. I was honored to know her when I worked there and her accomplishments will be a shining star in the lives of many. God bless her family during this sad time of loss.
Carol Knotts
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