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John F. Antonini, 46, of Honey Brook, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Brandywine Hospital as the result of an auto accident.  

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., John was the son of Gerri (Peterson) and Felix John Antonini.  

An area resident his entire life, John was a Carpenter by trade and a member of the Carpenters Union of Philadelphia.  

He belonged to the...

Rose Marie (Mack) Fedorowych of West Chester, Pa passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 81.  

She is survived by her only daughter, Modesta Ciarlone, husband Alan, and 2 granddaughters, Kathryn and Erica Ciarlone.  Her beloved partner of 15 yrs, Robert MacHenry introduced her to the Order of the Eastern Star, where she has been an active member.  

She is also...

Gertrude N. Carpenter, 86, of Sadsburyville, Pa., passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her beloved family.  She was the beloved wife of Frank G. Carpenter, Sr., with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.  

Born West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Annie (Holroyd) and John Crabtree.  

An area resident her entire life, she was a 1946...

James "Beef" Simmers, 60, of Parkesburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 18, 2015.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Evelyn M. and Pennock E. Simmers.  

An area resident his entire life, James was a 1972 graduate of the Coatesville High School.  He worked at the former Lukens Steel and he was an Iron Worker and a member of the Local 401 Union.  

He...

Clarence Everett Martin, Sr., 85, of Downingtown, passed away at his home on Monday, January 12, 2015. Born in Glenmoore, he was the son of the late William P. and Minnie Miller Martin.

A County resident all his life, he proudly served in the US Air Force from 1946 to 1949. 

Everett was a lifelong trucker, retiring after 29 years from Walter J. Styer Inc. of Eagle, PA in 1991. ...

Betty Decker, 88, of Parkesburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Pocopson Home.

Born in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edna Daller of Parkesburg.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, Gary E. Decker, in 2004.

A lifelong resident of Parkesburg,  Betty  made  many good  friends while living at Pocopson.  She was also recently  ...

Arthur E. Martin, Sr., 78, formerly of West Chester, passed away on Sunday, January 11th at the Golden Living Center of Lancaster.  

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Dorothy Popjoy Martin Draucker and Eber Pyle Martin, Sr.

He was self-employed antique and flea market dealer.

Arthur is survived by his children, Karen Martin Engle (Dave) of Honey Brook,...

Jesse L. Townsley, Jr., 89, formerly of Westwood, passed away on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at the Fairmount Homes of Ephrata.   He was the beloved husband of Dolores E. Townsley, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Jesse was the son of the late Elizabeth B. (Waltz) and Jesse L. Townsley Sr; and stepson of the late Cora (Britton) Townsley.  An area resident...

Arthur W. Renz, 96, of Atglen, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Harrison Senior Living of Christiana.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Donohue) Renz, with whom he shared 72 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Arthur was the son of the late Norma and George Renz.  

Arthur served honorably in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater with the...

Elizabeth Anne Bristow, 69, of Caln, died at her home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy C. and Catherine Loughery Bristow. 
Elizabeth was an area resident all her life and had attended Coatesville Schools. She was employed by Chester County Government Services in the Housekeeping Dept. and she had also worked at the Brandywine...

Jason R. Mast, 29, of Atglen, died suddenly at his home on Monday, January 5, 2015. He was the beloved fiance of Heather Kendig. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of R. Glenn Mast of Atglen and Jill Jones, wife of John Illes of Downingtown.

Jason was an area resident all his life. He had attended Octorara Schools and was a 2003 graduate of the Chester County High...

Elizabeth Joan Wilson, 78, of Honey Brook, passed away at her home on Thursday, January, 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late James E. Wilson, Jr. who died last January. They shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Catherine Moran Mills. 

Joan and her husband were the owners and operators of Wilson's Eatery for close to 40 years...

Susan L. Ortlip, 63, of Parkesburg died on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit in West Chester, PA. She was the beloved wife of Harry F. Ortlip with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Stern Chalfant. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by one daughter, Tammy L., wife of...

Stephanie J. Kilhefner Klopp, 34, of Paradise, died at her home on Wednesday December 24, 2014. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the beloved daughter of Tammy Frey of Parkesburg and Donald T. Kilhefner and his wife Paula of Lancaster. 
 Stephanie enjoyed taking care of her horses but most of all, she dearly loved her two children to the moon and back.

She is survived, in addition to...

Dr. Robert N. Grenda, 78, of Honey Brook, died at his home on Thursday, December 25, 2014. 
He was the husband of Shirley Abel Grenda with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.
 Born in Toronto, Canada, he was the son of the late Wallace and Stella Lansing Grenda.

He received a Doctorates Degree in 1962 from the University of Toronto and was involved in the early days of...

Edmund H. Ebelhar, Jr., 98, of Honey Brook, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 while under hospice care at the Coatesville VA Medical Center.  
 
Born in Honey Brook, he was the son of the late Edna (Eppihimer) and Edmund H. Ebelhar, Sr.  He was a 1934 graduate of the former Honey Brook High School.
 
While working at the Coatesville Egg Auction he meet Virginia...