Alan P. Townsend of West Chester Alan P. Townsend, age 58, of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Susan Smyth Townsend, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. He was a loving and devoted family man. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he was the son of Richard J. Townsend of Chadds Ford, Pa. and the late Mary Ellen McElvogue Townsend. Alan was 9th generation in the furniture business. He was formally the owner of Townsend Furniture Gallery, Royersford, Pa. and was an auctioneer for the Kist Auction Co., Kempton, Pa. He was also was half owner of Brandywine Valley Furniture and Restoration. He was currently working for Kraft Bus Company as a bus driver. He was a member of the Brandywine Motorcycle Riders, Sled Freaks.com
and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. He was a former member of the SMRC-ARDC and URC. He enjoyed riding his Harley, snowmobiling, antiquing, auctioneering, flea markets, skiing, racing cars and sailing. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Brian A. Townsend and his fianc Katie Zimmerman of West Chester, Pa. and Stephen J. Townsend of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two brothers, Richard J. Townsend of Stroudsburg, Pa. and Frank Townsend of Lancaster, Pa. and one sister, Rosemary Boyer of Unionville, Pa. He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews. You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2012 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, Pa. (Phone: 610-444-4116). His Memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be private. In memory of Alan, a contribution may be made to the American Red Cross, 2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to the USO World Headquarters, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22201 Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com
Published by The Daily Local from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012.