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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...

Edith I. Marisuto, 89, of Coatesville, passed away at her home on Friday, April 17, 2015.  

Born in Lenover, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carmela (Laudadio) and Dominic Madonna.  

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Anna Jean Burns, 85, formerly of Gap, passed away on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Pocopson Home of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Merrill E. Burns, who passed away in 1985.  

Born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Geoffrey Leberfinger.

She was a member of the Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Parkesburg.  

She is...

Harry F. "Rocky" Ortlip, Jr., 62, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, April 17 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  He was widower of the late Susan L. Chalfant Ortlip, who passed away this past December after they had shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, Rocky was the son of the late Mary L. (Brown) and Harry F. Ortlip, Sr.  

He was employed...

Richard Lee Radcliff, 84, of Wyomissing, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. Simonds Radcliff with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late J. Elwood and Mary Mackey Radcliff. 

Dick received a Bachelor's Degree in...

Margaret "Peg" Krauss Givler, 80, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 15 at her home in Tel Hai Retirement Community.  She was the wife of Paul W. Givler, Jr. with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Peg was the daughter of the late Myrtle (Miller) and William H. Krauss.  A resident of Coatesville for 77 years, Peg was a 1953 graduate of...

Cayla M. Russum, 24, of Paradise, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Hershey Medical Center.  She was the wife of Dustin J. Russum, with whom she shared four years of marriage.

Born in Gordonville, Cayla was the daughter of the Monica (Watson) and Timothy Fuller of Paradise.  

An resident of Paradise her entire life, she was a 2009 graduate of Pequea Valley High School...

Kathryn J. Newman, 73, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Lancashire Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, PA. Born in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles I. McWilliams, Sr. and Donna K. Westren McWilliams.

Kathryn was an area resident most of her life and a graduate of the former Scott Senior High School in Coatesville. She was...

Hannah M. Anderson, 103, of Parkesburg, died on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Hickory House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Harold Dickey, Albert Jones and Herbert Anderson. Born in Pomeroy, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Carrie Habecker Scully. 

Hannah was an area resident all her life and was employed at the former Coatesville Hospital. She was a member of the...

David Peary Lindquist, of Lancaster, born September 14, 1943, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 71.

Peary was husband to Adrian Axtell Lindquist; father to David Peary Lindquist II, Jeffrey Vaughn Lindquist, and Rebecca Louise Lindquist Slaybaugh; father-in-law to Neelam Lindquist, Marvin Rodriguez, and Josh Slaybaugh; grandfather to Jemma Lindquist, Jude Slaybaugh, Max...

Obe E. Bermudez, 86, of Coatesville, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Pablo and Petra Negron Bermudez. 

She is survived by seven children; Aida Martinez of Santa Isabel, PR, Norma Santiago of Wilmington, DE, Carlos Bermudez of Shamokin, PA, Santos Ortiz of Coatesville, Luz Bernal of...

Lena Emma "Peg" Benekam, 90, of Atglen, passed away on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at her home.  She was the beloved wife of William S. Benekam, with whom she would have shared 66 years of marriage this June.

Born in Highland Twp., Peg was the daughter of the late Edith (Lantz) and Harry Griest.  She was an area resident her entire life.  

She was a graduate of West Chester...

Myrtle E. Ahn, 90, formerly of Sadsburyville, passed away on Tuesday, April 7 at the Ephrata Manor.  She was the widow of John W. Ahn, who passed away in 1989.  

Born in Norristown, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Edna Mae (Angle) and Curtis Freas.  

She had worked at Penguin Industries Inc. as an assembly worker.  

Myrtle was a member of the Kingsway Independent...

Suzette Marie Brownback, 44, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of Fernando "Freddy" Pantoja, with whom she had shared six years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Ronald W. Brownback Sr. of Westwood and the late Emma Louise Brownback.  

She was a 1989 graduate of the Coatesville...

Ann V. "Nancy" Geary, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at her home.  She was the wife of Henry J. "Gabby" Geary, with whom she would have shared 51 years of marriage this coming April 20th. 

Born in Philadelphia, Ann was the daughter of the late Catherine (Casey) and Thomas Keenan.  

She was a parishioner of the Our Lady of Consolation Church.  She was...

John H. Owens, 69, of Coatesville, passed away at his home on Monday, April 6, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Erwin Owens with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Samuel Owens and Dorothy Parent Morris and Daniel H. Morris, Jr. 

John was an area resident all his life and graduate of the West Chester Senior High School. He...

Donna D. Balistreri, 71, of Coatesville, passed away peacefully at her home on Easter morning surrounded by her loving family.  
  She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Balistreri with whom she shared 34 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Graham and Dora Coldren Drumeler.  
Donna was an area resident all her life and a 1963 graduated of the...

Gerald Orville Patton, Sr. 90, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday April 4, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of the late Betty Louise Bossinger Patton who died in 1990 after 43 years of marriage.  Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late Jackson F. and Sarah Jane Miller Patton.

Gerald was an area resident all his life and a graduate of the Scott...

Ruth Mae Empie Harshbarger, 84, of Mt. Joy, passed away on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family.  

Ruth was the eldest of six children born to the late J. Carl and Kathleen T. Empie, May 22, 1930 in Carney's Point, N.J.  She graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1952, focusing on music education.  She has spent most of her life in the area of...

Pamela Ann Shuman, 58, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Bryan E. Shuman with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Earl J. and Marion Holcombe Moessner. 
Pam was area resident all her life and a 1975 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School....

Michael J. Haddon, 60, of Atglen, died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  He was the husband of Doris L. (Mast) Haddon, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.  

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Betty Jane (Graybill) and Robert James Haddon.

Michael was retired from Farason Corp. of Coatesville, where he worked for 19 years...

Joy Carolyn Gilmore, 71, of Quarryville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home.  She was born on September 30, 1937 to Russell Luff Wolverton and Bertha Elizabeth (Harmer) Wolverton.  

Joy was the wife of C. Rodney Gilmore.  They were married on December 14, 1957 and  shared 57 years of marriage together.  They are the parents of Rod B. Gilmore, husband of...

Richard M. "Rick" Schenk, 59, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Harrisburg. He was the husband of Deborah Charsha Schenk. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Richard R. Schenk and Phyllis Bair Schenk of Parkesburg. 
Rick was an area resident all his life and a 1973 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed as a machinist, for many years, in the...