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Jane H. Warrington, 75, of Exton passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester. Born in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of the late George Coldren and Miriam Ruth Scott Coldren. 

Jane grew up in West Chester and was a 1962 graduate of the West Chester Joint High School now called Henderson HS. 

She was employed most of her life...

Anthony Mayhem Carotenuto was blessed to us on July 23, 2019 and went home to the Lord on September 17, 2019. In Anthony’s short time with us, he was deeply loved by many and touched our hearts forever.
He is survived by his Mother, Tierney Carotenuto of Parkesburg and Father, Dokota “Toad” Dufee; his Grandparents, Dion and Jody Carotenuto of Parkesburg; Jennifer and Bill Sammartino of...

Gary Bruce Wallace, age 64 of Gap, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Elmer H. Wallace Sr.  and Eleanor M. Mullen Wallace. In his free time, Gary enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and had an immense love for Marilyn Monroe. Most importantly Gary always had fun, loved making people laugh and...

Elaine E. Steczak-Babel, 79, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was the widow of the late john M. Babel who died in 2003. They shared 47 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Laus Steczak. 

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William Henry Hibbard, Sr., 88, of East Fallowfield, PA passed away at his home on Friday September 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn “Dolly” Hamilton Hibbard who died in July. They shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, Bill was the son of the late William H. and Helen (James) Hibbard.

Together Bill and Dolly raised three children: M. Kathy (Joseph)...

Albert T. "Sonny" Book, Jr., 86, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Albert T. Book, Sr. and Alvira Cushmore Book. 

Sonny/Al was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956. He was employed most of his life as a welder and worked...

Charles I. "Chuck"  Walker, Jr., 85, of West Brandywine, passed away on September 14, 2019 at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Mary E. Corner Walker with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in West Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles I. Walker, Sr. and Ethel E. Bysher Walker. 

Chuck was raised in Delaware County and lived in...

James D. Riehl, 54, of Middleburg, FL died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Middleburg, FL. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late John and Elsie Esh Riehl. 

He leaves behind his wife Tiffany, two daughters; Raileane and Alysia, one brother Jay (Cathy) Riehl, stepmother Edith Riehl, step sisters; Shannon Boozer and Tanya Reeves. Nieces and nephews include, Jen (Chris) Slaymaker...

Nancy Kay Dean of Coatesville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at the age of 63.

Born September 27th, 1955, she was the beloved daughter of the late John H Dean Sr and Bettie A (McWilliams) Dean at Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, MD.

Nancy graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1973.  She worked for Lukens Steel Company before retiring...

Ruth Ann Chesnet, 70, of Westwood, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. She was the beloved wife of Harry O. Chesnet with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William A. Krauss and Anna Mae Dunkle Hall.

Ruth was an area resident all her life. She was employed for over 35 years by...

Millicent R. Alexander, who just celebrated her 100th birthday on September 10th, passed away peacefully at Harrison Senior living of Coatesville on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Alexander and daughter of the Edna (Ford) and John Regener.

Millicent was a 1937 graduate of Coatesville Area High School. She served her family as a...

Lisa M. Devlin, 54, of Parkesburg, PA passed away suddenly while on vacation with her family in Marmora, NJ. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the beloved daughter of Raymond H. "Butch" Devlin and Marjorie Russell Devlin.  She greatly loved all of her co-workers, friends and family. 

Lisa was a Parkesburg resident all her life and a 1983 graduate of the Octorara High School. She was...

Vivian M. "Ditty" Swisher Ireland, 99, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 under the care of Brandywine Nursing Home in Wilmington, DE.  She was the widow of Myron R. Ireland, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Vivian was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Leonard Swisher.  She was a resident of Coatesville most of her life....

Jaclyn D. Griffith, 30, of Coatesville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.  She was the beloved daughter of Tina (Ross) and Joseph Griffith.

Born in Coatesville, Jaclyn was a 2008 graduate of Coatesville High School.  She started working at Giant Foods at the age of 15, and worked her way up to her present position of Bakery Manager, where she excelled making...

Doris Elaine Smith, of Christiana, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Harrison House in Christiana, PA. She was the widow of the late Earl R. Smith who died in 1985. Born in Coatesville, PA she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Iowa Simmers Seiders. 

Doris was an area resident all her life and a 1948 graduate of the Parkesburg High School. ...

Anne Marie McClay Debiak, 91, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family.  

She was the widow of Casimer "Casey" Debiak, who passed away in 2011 after they had shared 53 years of marriage.  

Anne was the daughter of the late Emily (Sheehy) and Joseph J. McClay.  She was a 1945 graduate of Parkesburg High School.  She worked...

James Mansel Stirling, 88, passed away at Penn Hospice in West Chester on August 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.  James was the husband of the  Shirley Simpson Stirling.  Born in Atglen, PA, he was the son of the the late James M and Jeanette Brown Stirling.

James served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy.  James worked as a meat cutter for 33 years in local...

Phyllis Ann Britton, 74, of Parkesburg, died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Bellingham Retirement Community in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late William J. Britton who died in 2017. Born in Mountain City, TN she was the daughter of the late Muncy and Vadie Maxwell Dickens.

Phyllis was an area resident most of her life and a 1962 graduate of the Octorara High School. She...