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Andrew H. Wilson, Jr., 85, of Wagontown, passed away on Friday, May 15 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Ross) Wilson, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.  

Born in Wagontown, he was the son of the late Ethel Jane (Boohar) and Andrew H. Wilson, Sr. 

He was the Post Master of the Wagontown Post Office for 35 years and was self-...

Rev. James F. Barco, 74, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 under the care of the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He was the beloved husband of Camille (DiNapoli) Barco, with whom he shared over 49 years of marriage.

Born in Jacksonville, FL, James was the son of the late Irene and Fredrick Barco.

He earned a BA from Southeastern College and a Masters in...

Eileen Mary (McClay) Mariano, 95, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Tel Hai Retirement Community.  She was the widow of Thomas J. Mariano, who passed away in 1991 after they had shared 44 years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster, Eileen was the daughter of the late Emily Mae (Sheehy) and Joseph John McClay.  She was a 1938 graduate of the former Parkesburg High School...

Debra A. Miller, 51, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital.  Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Vera Miller and James Moseby.  She shared 37 years of companionship with Michael W. Campbell.

Debra was employed by QVC in Quality Control and Warehouse Distribution.  

She is survived by her four beloved children...

Gregory K. White, Jr., 33, of Gap, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Gregory K. White, Sr. and stepmother Mary White of Lancaster and Rosalind Twyman Milbourne and stepfather Craig Milbourne of West Chester. 
An area resident all his life, he was employed by Urban Outfitters of Gap. 

Gregory is survived, in addition to his parents, by...

Harold V. Murphey, Jr., 93, of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 with his daughter and son-in-law at his home.  He was the widower of Virginia McDaniel Murphey with whom he shared 57 years of marriage until her death in 1999.  

Born in Parkesburg, Harold was the son of the late Harold V. Murphey, Sr. and Elsie (Reed) Geesey; and stepson of Leon Geesey.  He was a lifelong...

Wanda Schlimme, 87, of Coatesville, passed away on May 8, 2015.
Born near Cochranville in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Ida Freed Schnader. Wanda was married to Harper Schlimme on December 26, 1946; they shared 69  years of marriage.

Wanda worked at Pepperidge Farm in Downingtown for a number of years, and drove a school bus for Krapf Bus Company. She enjoyed...

Josephine E. Antol, 90, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was currently living at Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville and spent her winters in Florida with her family. She was the widow of the late Joseph E. Antol who died in 1999. They shared 52 years of marriage. Born in the village of Ercildoun, PA she was the daughter of Joseph and...

James Richard 'Dick' Saylor, 92 of Parkesburg, died on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, while under hospice care at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the husband of F. Patricia (McGrath) Saylor, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Harry William and Reba (Galloway) Saylor. Dick was a 1940 graduate of Parkesburg High School and graduated from...

Patricia A. Wellock, 80, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, April 25 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of Charles Wellock, Sr. with whom she shared 59 and a half years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Helena (Bohmwetch) and Robert Nice.  A resident of Philadelphia for 20 years, Drexel Hill for 40 years, New Germantown...

Nolan Clyde Smith, 86, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA passed away on April 26, 2015 at Maple Farm in Akron, PA.  Born in Swedesboro, NJ on November 22, 1929 he lived in the South Jersey area until four years ago when he and his wife, Etta, moved to Coatesville, PA.

Nolan enjoyed playing football in 1945 and 1946 for Paulsboro High School, Paulsboro, NJ.  He enjoyed gardening...

Martha Kauffman Gill, 88, formerly of Cochranville, passed away on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at the Marquis Plaza Regency of Las Vegas, NV.  She was the wife of George Francis Gill with whom she...