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Gerald C. Newswanger, 78, of Atglen, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.  He was the widower of the late Donna Ruth Newswanger, who passed away in 1996.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ethel and Walter Newswanger.  

He was a graduate of the Coatesville High School.  He served honorably in the US Army.  

Gerald retired from the former...

William L. Mattson, Sr., 74, of Landenberg, passed away on Sunday, July 20th at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Delores "Sis" Mattson, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. 

Born in Buck Run, Coatesville, he was the son of the late Grace (nee Hilton) and Palmer Mattson.  He was employed as a plumber at Crossan Inc from 1989 to 2003.  

He is survived by his beloved...

Patricia Ann Blacklock, 78, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at her home in Coatesville.  She was the beloved wife of Robert Gould Blacklock, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn (nee Miller) and Roy S. Brownback.  She was a 1955 graduate of Scott High.  

She was retired from the Pepperidge...

Edith A. Powell, 86, of Highland Twp., died on July 17, 2014 at the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown, PA. She was the widow of William H. Powell who died in 1980. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Mower Flynn.                               .  

Edie was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Royal Paper in Coatesville retiring in 1990 with...

Katherine Elizabeth Mitchell, 85, of Paradise, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home in Paradise. She was the widow of the late James T. Mitchell who died in 1984. Born in Lewistown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Tayolr and Mary E. Macknieer Carolus.

She is survived by three sons; James T. Mitchell and wife Linda of Gap, Leroy K. Mitchell and wife Janet of...

Shirley Ruth Chambers, 81, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the widow of Calvin Jr. "Switch" Chambers who died in 2000. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Ruth A. Black Middleton, Sr. 
Shirley was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Sperry of Downingtown....

Ruth Henderson Mowday, 87, of Westwood, wife of Raymond C. Mowday, passed away on July 14, 2014 at the Harrison Senior Living in Christiana.  They celebrated 67 years of marriage in June.

Born in Coatesville, she was the youngest daughter of Eva B. and Robert Henderson and lived in the Coatesville area all her life.  She graduated in 1944 from Scott Senior High School.  She was a member...

Barbara A. Hunter, 72, of Honey Brook, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the LifeCare Hospital of Mechanicsburg.  She was the widow of Joseph R. Hunter, who passed away in 2008 after they had shared 48 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Barbara was the daughter of the late Hazel (Nuse) and Leo Swisher.  An area resident most of her life, she was a 1959 graduate of Scott...

Alisa L. Young Patterson, 41, of Coatesville, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, GA. She was the wife of LaTarence Patterson of Philadelphia. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Charles N. and Joan A. Combs Young. 
Alisa was an area resident all her life and a 1991 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed by the West...

Laverne S. Barlow, 72, of Landenberg, Pa., passed away at home on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of Darlene (Trivette) Barlow, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.

Born in Greeneville, TN, he was the son of the late Sarah J. (Walker) and James Barlow Sr.  

He was employed at Fabricated Metals as welder in Modena.

Laverne is survived, in addition...

Michael J. Merva, 83, of Cochranville, PA passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA.   Michael was the husband of the late Joan Mary Mountjoy Merva with whom he had shared 53 years of marriage.  

Born in Morrisdale, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Balough Merva.

Michael served honorably with the US Marine Corps receiving...

Jenna Jean Hope Landis, infant daughter of Jimm R. and Heather Irwin Landis of Manheim went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

She is survived, in addition to her parents, by a brother Harold Landis, paternal grandparents; Alvin and Cindy Patterson Landis of Manheim, maternal grandparents Ted and Pamela Pechin Irwin of Pequea and...

Robert A. Swift, 57, of Christiana, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Carol Houser Swift, with whom he was married since 1983.  

Born in Coatesville, Robert was the son of the late Dorothy K. (Hall) and Donald W. Swift.  

He was member of the Christiana American Legion, the Parkesburg V.F.W. and the Rod and Gun Club...

Donald E. Detterline, 60, of Parkesburg, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was an area resident all his life.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00am from the Pequea Baptist Cemetery, 6062 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA 17527

Lynne N. Gay, 60, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of David J. Gay with whom she shared 40+ years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Melvin F. Neff, Sr. and Ethel Mowday Neff. 
 
Lynne was an area resident all her life and a 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area...
Donna P. Longabaugh, 61, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Kenneth W. Longabaugh with whom she celebrated 45 years of marriage. Born in Doe Run, she was the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Margaret G.B. Willis Grow.
Donna was a 1970 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed as a key...
Dorothy M. Walker, 84, of Gap, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Christiana. Dorothy was the wife of the late James B. Walker, Jr. and the companion of Horace A. Bailey, Jr. Born at Andrews Bridge, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Mary Emma Groff Snyder.
Dorothy lived in the area all her life and was a graduate...
Earl Robert Beecher, 66 of Conway SC, passed away on October 10, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Charleston SC after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Marlene M. Stoltzfus Beecher. 
 
Born August 23, 1947 in Coatesville PA, he was the son of the late Earl James Beecher and Elizabeth Moore Beecher, Brandamore PA.
 
He was a graduate of...
John P. Linnenbaugh, 71, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy. He was the beloved husband of Carol Mullin Linnenbaugh with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Oxford, he was the son of Janet Hutchins Null of Quarryville and the late Paul D. Linnenbaugh. 
 
John was an area resident all his...
Doris S. Elliott, 90, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice Center of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late H. Benjamin Elliott, who passed away in 1972 after they had shared 27 years of marriage.  
 
Born in West Grove, Doris was the daughter of the late Lillian (White) and Charles E. Staub.
 
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Rollin D. Hoskins, 60, of Birdsboro, Pa., died on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Ft. Knox, KY, he was the son of the late Robert K. and Pearl Mench Hoskins. 
Rollin was a 1972 graduate of Spring Ford High School and a 1974 graduate of the Williamsport Community College. He was currently employed, for 21 years, by Morgan Truck Body of Morgantown and he...