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Michael K. Ivey, 48, of Honey Brook, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born in Cecil County, Maryland he was the son of Beth Anne Ream of Coatesville and the late George S. Ivey. 
Michael was an area resident most of his life and a 1984 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He was employed as truck driver for A and R Towing of Modena. 

He is survived...

C. Estell Haines, 86, died at her home in Parkesburg on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Born in Grapevine, Arkansas, she was the daughter of John and Lona Mae Mauldin McFarlin.  

She was employed as a dietitian at the V.A. Medical Center in Coatesville.  

She is survived by four children; Johnie Mae Yunkin of Gap, Iris Hoskins of Honey Brook, Raymond Haines of Parkesburg and...

Timothy John Hartsough, 44, of Lancaster, died on September 14, 2014 as a result of a motorcycle accident which occurred in Paradise Township. Born in Lancaster, he was the beloved son of Dale R. and Sharon Landis Hartsough of Manheim. 
Tim was a 1988 graduate of the Mt. Calvary Christian School in Elizabethtown and he had also attended the Tennessee Temple University. He was employed by...

Ronald A. Bond Sr., 71, of Strasburg, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014.  He was the husband of Vickie (Bergeron) Bond, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Ronald was the son of the late Dorothy (Gatley) and Ralph O. Bond Sr.  He was a 1961 graduate of Coatesville High School.  Ronald served honorably in the US Army.

He was employed by...

William P. Root, 76, of West Chester, passed away on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at the Pembrooke Health & Rehab Center of West Chester. He was the widower of the late Helen Bergery Root who died in 2005. Born in Valley Township, he was the son of the late William F. and Kathryn Fox Root. 
Bill was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army. He was employed by...

John K. Brubaker, III, 48, of Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  

Born in West Reading, he was the beloved son of Elaine S. (Strause) and John K. Brubaker, Jr. of Lititz.

John was a 1983 graduate of Warwick High School.  He was self-employed as an Electrician.  

He is survived, in addition to his parents...

Sidney George Altman, 87, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 10 at his home.  He was the widower of the late Betty Altman who passed away in 1998 after they had shared 45 years of marriage together.

Born in Philadelphia, Sidney was the son of the late Sarah (Feldman) and Joseph Altman.  A resident of Parkesburg his entire life, Sid was a graduate of the Parkesburg High...

Jeanne G. Hope, 66, of Wagontown, died on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was the widow of the late Henry Hope and 25 year companion of Clyde "Mac" McFarland. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Devlin Giannotta. 
An area resident her entire life, she was a 1965 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She...

Vernon "Whitey" White, 81, of Christiana, passed away on Sunday, September 7th, 2014.  He was the widower of the late Georgia Lee Morris White, who passed away in 2006.  

Born in Atglen, Vernon was the son of the late Harriet (Smith) and Roy F. White Sr.  An area resident his entire life, he was a 1951 graduate of Scott High School.  Vernon served honorably in the Army from 1954 to 1957...

Anna Mae Engle, 88, formerly of Parkesburg, died on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Phoenixville, PA. She was the wife of the late Howard Engle who died in 2007. She was employed by the former Reynolds Springs Company in Pomeroy.
Anna is survived by nieces and nephews.  
Her burial services will be private.  

Susan M. Pyott, 68, of Parkesburg, passed away on September 3, 2014,at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of Thomas Pyott, whom she shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in  Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Edna Diem Young.

Sue was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church.  She was a lifetime member of the Parkesburg Fire...

Laurence Edward Siple, 62, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Lynne Granick Siple. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Masel and Doris Holton Siple. 
Laurence was employed by Ryerson Metals. 

Laurence was a kind and generous man who lived for his wife, children, and grandson. He was an avid sports lover...

Oscar Levi Whitehead, 74, of Gap, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Hilton) Whitehead, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.  

Born in Pocahontas, VA, he was the son of the late Gladys and Henry Whitehead Sr.  

He was employed by Wayne Moving and Storage of West Chester for 24 years, retiring...

Francis Patrick Epright, 66, of Limerick, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 surrounded by his family.

He was the son of Mary (Finnin) and John Epright.  

He served honorably in the US Army.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion and the Goodwill Fire Co.

Francis was employed by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for 34 years,...

Violet A. Ciaccia, 85, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana, PA. She was the widow of Joseph J. Ciaccia who died in 2013. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Morris Laurento.

Violet was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Pepperidge Farms in Downingtown. She was a member of Our Lady...

Maryann Mangiovillano, 77, formerly of West Chester, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Chester Valley Nursing Home of Paoli.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Anna Marie (Pardo) and Angelo Abbate.  

She was a 1955 graduate of the Hallahan Catholic Girls High School and a 1959 graduate of the Philadelphia Museum College of Art.  

Maryann...

Mary Anne Grabill, 88, of West Chester, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the widow of Richard C. Grabill who died in 2007. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Louise Nickel Wingender. 

Formerly a resident of Thornton, PA, Mary was retired  from the St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster.

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Norman W. Miller, Jr., 94, of Parkesburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Pocopson Home. Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late Norman W. Miller, Sr. and Elsie J. Boots Miller. 

Norman was a lifelong resident of Parkesburg. He received his education at the old Lenover School. After serving in the US Army during WWII, he was employed by the Lukens Steel...

Harold C. Butler, Jr., 46, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Virginia.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Joanne and Harold C. Butler Sr.  

Harold served honorably in the Navy and had previously worked in the Navy Yard.

He is survived by one brother Wesley Norman Butler.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of...

Kathryn I. Matson, 93, formerly of West Grove, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the Widow of Lester "Spike" Matson who died in 2007. Born in Lincoln University, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Smith Massey. 
Kathryn was an area resident all her life and 1940 graduate of the Avon Grove High School.

She is survived by...