Obituaries

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Gary Lee Ream, Sr., 54, of Honey Brook, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Tina Marie Wiggins Ream with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Irvin R. Ream, Sr. and Peggy Ann Clark Ream. 

Gary was an area resident all his life. He was employed at the Philadelphia...

Ruby E. Seese, 92, of Lincoln University, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove, PA. She was the widow of the late James Carlton Seese, Sr., who died in 1980. Born in Hillsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late John W. Reece and Lucy Matilda Kemp Reece. 

Ruby was a County resident most of her life. She was a member of the New London...

G. Robert Daily, Sr., 94, lifelong resident of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He shared 71 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Dorothy A. Karabetsos Daily.  

Born in Parkesburg, Robert was the son of the late Pearl (Glenn) and John Daily, Sr.  A resident of Parkesburg his entire life, he was a graduate of the former...

Percy D. Tinson, 92, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Brandywine Hall of West Chester. He was the beloved husband of the late Maddie Spaulding Tinson, who he married in 1952. Born in Downingtown, he was the son of the late Percy D. Tinson and Emily (Nugent) Tinson. 

Percy attended Downingtown High School and went on to pursue a career at Luken’s Steel...

Robert E. Tingley Jr., 63, of Honey Brook, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Paoli Hospital.

Born in Wynnewood, PA he was the son of the late Constance T. (Keller) and Robert Tingley Sr.

Robert was a graduate of Mitchell High School and went on to further his education at The University of Denver.  Robert was currently employed by Fed ex and held a position in their...

Carl A. Rogers, 85, of Honey Brook, formerly of Newtown Square, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Mildred "Milly" Rogers, with whom he shared over 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Newark, N.J., Carl was the son of the late Marie (L'Alemond) and Richard Rogers.  After graduating high school, he served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War,...

Robert "Cowboy" "Junior" Wilson, 69, of Coatesville, passed away on September 13, 2018 at his home.  He was the husband of Dianita Marie Thomas Wilson for 38 years.  

Born in Bishopville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Conell Wilson and Ella Mae Peterson Powers. He also lived in Baltimore Maryland in which, he graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Baltimore. He honorably...

Jane F. Buohl, 89, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, September 9th at Pocopson Home. She was the widow of the late Elwood V. "Chuck" Buohl, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Denver, she was the daughter of the late Sara (Stricker) and Melvin Burkholder. She was a graduate of Cocalico High...

Robert Emile Ceulers, III, 53, of Downingtown, PA, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 in Perryville, MD. Born in West Chester, PA he was the son of Betty May Ceulers-Rush of Downingtown and Robert E. Ceulers, Jr. of Wagontown. 

Bob was a lifelong resident of  Downingtown. He proudly served in the US Navy. He had been employed by Harrison Senior Living as a maintenance technician....

Alice K. Stiles, 87, of Coatesville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in West Chester, PA she was the daughter of the late C. Edwin Stiles and Lydia F. Deitrick Stiles. 

Alice was a County resident all her life. She was a 1952 graduate of the West Chester University. She was employed all her life by the Coatesville Area School...

Donna D. Sharrer, 65, of West Caln, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Paoli Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter Leroy Sharrer who died last year. They shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Herbert Lachman and Dorothy Pierce Lachman.

Donna was an area resident all her life and a 1971 graduate of the Coatesville Area...

Shirley Mae Ash, 77, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur M. Ash, Sr. and Helen Mae Hamilton Ash.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Coatesville. She was employed for over 60 years at Zeke's Gas Station where she did everything from pumping gas to...

John Ernest Spence, Sr., 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Hospice, St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late James H. Spence, Sr. and Mildred M. Houg Spence. 

John was an area resident all his life. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1961. He was stationed in Guam from 1964 to 1966 and proudly...

Brenda F. DiProspero, 57, of Parkesburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of Joseph F. DiProspero of Kennett Square. 
 

Born in Jennersville, she was the daughter of the late Frank T. and Patricia Lurty Ruggieri Jr.

Brenda grew up in Avondale and graduated from the...

William B. Froelich, 75, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at his  home.  He was the widow of the late Donna F. Froelich who died in 2009.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Wesley and Ruth Netherly Froelich. 

An area resident all his life, he was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension of Parkesburg and he was a 32nd Degree Mason with the...

Betty Jane Grabowski, 89, of Boothwyn, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 4, 2017. She was the widow of the late Joseph A. Grabowski. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Geraldine Frick Stern.

She is survived by three daughters; Beth Bowman, whom she lived with, Gail Bailey and Gerrie Grabowski,  five grandchildren: Gary,...

Our Dearly departed Margaret “Sister” Esther (Vandegriff) Showalter born on July 09, 1931; has gained her wings and took flight into heavens on August 29, 2018.  Margaret was the daughter of the late Joseph Frederick Vandegriff and Emma (Rappold) Vandegriff .

Margaret “Sister” was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania; although while she lived here in the Coatesville area most of her life;...

Cushman R. Harris, 101, of Coatesville, passed away on September 2, 2018 at Harrison House in Chester County. He was the widow of the late Mildred Harris and his second wife, the late Pauline Thompson Harris. Born in Cecil County, Maryland, he was the son of the late Lewis and Marylee Thomas Harris.

He lived most of his life in Coatesville, being employed at the Veterans Hospital...

Jane Lantz Morano  1941-2018

Jane Morano was surrounded by her family & friends on September 1, 2018 as she passed peacefully into God’s hands. She was a lifelong resident of Atglen, Pennsylvania who loved the beautiful scenery & peaceful life in Southern Chester County. 

She was a graduate of Octorara Area School District & Goldey-Beacom College. After an early...

Joyce K. Slay, 76, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, August, 28, 2018 at Twin Pines Health Care Facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Oatha Slay with whom she shared over 18 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Elmira (Ferguson) and Cordell Jason. Following High School, Joyce went on to attend a two year nursing program, but...

Nancy J. Smith

Born in Pennsylvania in 1928.  Nancy’s parents, Ernest and Mary Stewart Johnson, moved from Coatesville to Claymont, Delaware for Worth Steel where Nancy grew up, attended the Atonement Methodist Church and Claymont High School, and graduated as an RN from the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. 

Nancy married John W. Morris also of Claymont (deceased),...

Marian Elizabeth Cox 82, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at  Brandywine Hospital. Born in Cochranville she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Shute Hoover.

She is survived by children Bonnie (Jerry) Young, Patricia...