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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Amos Fenstermacher died July 13

UNIONVILLE, Pa.--Amos W. Fenstermacher, 89, of Unionville, a life-long lover of fox hunting, passed away on Wednesday, July 13.

Amos Fenstermacher with houndsAmos Fenstermacher with Radnor houndsHe loved the Unionville area and enjoyed golf, fox hunting and steeple chase races.

"Amos' father had a few hounds,"said Carl J. (Bunny) Meister. "Amos hunted all his life. When Radnor started hunting in what used to be Brandywine's territory, Amos followed in his car. They didn't know the area, so he watched the roads and helped the hunt a lot."

"I played a lot of golf with him," said Meister."We had a lot of fun. He was a  very opinionated person. It was all black and white. There were no grey areas. He was a great guy and a good friend."

Fenstermacher had a vanning business.

He had just one van, but shipped many of the Unionville area's horses to hunts, point-to-points and steeplechase races.

"He vanned all of Paddy Neilson's horses,"said Meister.


LATER in life,Fenstermacher was often seen at Landhope on the corner of 926 and 82.

"He held court there, sitting at one of the picnic stables outside," said Linda Meister.

Born in 1932 in Unionville, he was the son of the late William C., Sr. and Esther Alys Hall Fenstermacher.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of New London Lodge #545 F&AM. 

He is survived by three children: Amy Lynn Schwartz (Richard), A. Walter Fenstermacher, Jr. (Laurie), and Alys Vattilana (Joe Young); eight grandchildren: Scott (Jen), Wendy, Matthew (Kelly), Erik (Kasey), Andrew (Samantha), Elyse, Jillian (Jesse), & Kira; soon to be t10 great-grandchildren; three siblings: Barbara Massey, Joyce Parrett, and William C. Fenstermacher, Jr.; and his long time friend/business partner Joan Fernandes.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Mary Zell.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 30th at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 815 Wollaston Rd., Kennett Square, Pa.,  preceded by a Masonic service.

Interment was at the Unionville Cemetery across from Po-Mar-Lin Fire Co. in Unionville. 

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