Obituaries

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Mildred C. Maxwell, 70, of West Lawn, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. Nixon, Jr. and Anna McNeil Nixon. 

Mildred was an area resident most of her life. She was employed by Pepperidge Farms at their Downingtown location and later at their Denver, PA facility. She was a member of the...

Joan L. Petroskie, 67, of Parkesburg, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Shamokin, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Edna Gilligbauer Petroskie.

Joan was an area resident most of her life and a 1969 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed for 32 years by K-Mart in Thorndale.

She is survived by one...

Bryan Scott Reid Sr. of Honey Brook was born on October 11, 1959 and grew up in Gap, PA.
 
Bryan was a hardworking man and a jack of all trades. He worked at “The General Crushed Stone” (Hanson) in Downingtown for about 20 years. After...

Darlene E. Elrod, 61, of Coatesville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the daughter of Jacqueline A. Kurtz-Steffe and the late William R. Steffe of Coatesville and the beloved wife of the late Rick Elrod of Ohio.

Darlene was born on December 12, 1956 and raised in the Coatesville, Pennsylvania area. She attended Coatesville Area...

Helen E. Henry, 82, a long time resident of Malvern, passed away on June 11, 2018, at her home at Freedom Village Retirement Community in Coatesville, PA. She was the widow of the late James D. “Don” Henry who died in 2015. Helen and Don were inseparable, sharing 58 years of marriage together. 

Helen will be remembered for unconditionally loving and serving her family. She had a way of...

Joyce Olson Leike, 85, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at Neighborhood Health Hospice.  She was the widow of the late Albert T. Leike, Jr.  

Born in Kane, Pa., Joyce was the daughter of the late Edith (Simpkins) and Charles Olson.  An area resident from 1964 to 1998, she returned in 2018 after living 20 years on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  

Joyce graduated...

William H. Roth, Jr., 70, of Coatesville, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Sagner Roth and his late wife, Jacqueline A. Roth who died in 2003. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late William H. and Betty Charsha Roth. 

Bill was a 1965 graduate of the Scott High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1967 and served...

Helen Jeanne Wolfe, 89, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at her home. She was the widow of Leon S. Wolfe who died in 2015. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth Borden Miller.

Helen was a life long resident of Coatesville and a 1946 graduate of the former Scott High School. She was employed as executive administration assistant to...

Rose Marie Wertz, 80, of West Caln, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the widow of Jacob E. Wertz who died in 1997. Born in White Hall, MD she was the daughter of the late William and Esther May Laird Slaymaker. 

She is survived by two children; Donald E. Wertz of Coatesville and Rose Marie Jelke and husband Norman of...

Phyllis D. Gordon, 84, passed away on June 28, 2018 at the LifeCare Hospital in West Chester, PA.  She was the wife of the late Nelson Gordon, who passed away after they had shared 10 years of marriage.

Phyllis was an area resident most...

James E. Rice, 70, of Pomeroy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Ellen Leamy Rice with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of...

Maryalice Hall Alexander, 76, of Cochranville passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday June, 27, 2018 surrounded by family.  She shared 58 years of marriage to Arnold L. Alexander, who now resides at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Harry S. and Gladys G, Schroder Hall of Parkesburg.  

She was a 1959 graduate of Octorara...

Edgar Duncan, Jr, 50, of Elverson, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester, PA.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Edgar Duncan Sr. of West Chester and the late Zella Irene Burke Duncan.  

An area resident all his life, he was employed as a house painter.  He attended Morgantown Community Church.  

He is survived by his...

Edith W. Armstrong, 93. of West Grove, PA, died on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Twin Pines Nursing Home in Chatham, PA after a brief illness.

Born in McDowell, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Clement G. and Mary Emma Wilson Armstrong.  She graduated from West Fallowfield High School in 1942. She was formally employed as a store clerk at the Jennersville General Store and the...

Thomas J. "Tom" Savage, Sr., 65, of Christiana, PA, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. He was the beloved husband of Ann Gaizauskas Savage with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Ridley Park, PA, he was the son of Wilbur H. and Marie G. McGlinn Savage.

Tom was a 1971 graduate of Sun...

Thomas L. Sagner, Sr., 91, of West Chester, passed away on June 21, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He joined his late wife, Ruth V. Sagner who passed away in 2014, after 66 years of marriage. 

Born in West Natmeal Township in Chester County, he was the son of Rebecca Leslie and Chester Sagner.  He enjoyed watching the Eagles and Phillies play ball and was an avid...

Barbara Lynn Pinkerton Berkowitz, 72, of Berwyn, passed away on June 20, 2018 at the Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia.

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Winifred Moore Pinkerton.  She graduated from Pequea Valley High School in 1964 and got her Masters in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College in 1968.  She was employed by the Philadelphia...