Obituaries

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Dorothy M. Leamy, 92, of Pomeroy passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the widow of Elmer Leamy Jr. who died in 2009. Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Charles and Isabel E. (Warner) McWilliams. 

Dorothy was an area resident all her life and a 1944 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She was an active member...

Joseph Kepiro, 83, of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. 

He was the beloved husband of Harriet Steffy Kepiro with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Bihary Kepiro.

Joe was owner and operator of Keystone Kennels of Parkesburg and later he was the...

Robert J. Cazillo, Sr., 79, of Parkesburg, PA died at his home on Wednesday, February,14, 2018. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth J. Townsend Cazillo. They had shared 49 years of marriage together. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Pasquale A. and Jennie A. Kolodski Cazillo. 

Bob was a Parkesburg resident all his life and a 1956 graduate of the former Parkesburg High...

Mildred A. Johnson, 90,  of Kennett Square, passed away on February 14, 2018 at her home, under the care of her niece Mary Klock.

She was the widow of the late Francis Clyde Boyd who passed away in 1977 and Rev. Clyde R. Johnson who passed away in 1994. 

Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F and Helen Huss Wertz. 

She was employed by Pocopson Home...

Betty Jane Garris, 88, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of Ralph Thomas Garris, Jr., with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.  

Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Edna (Bailey) and Henry Grigsby.  She was a 1947 graduate of Scott High School.  She worked with her husband and family at...

Marie R. Hart, 80, of Gap, PA died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the widow of the late Rhea Allen Hart, Sr. who died in 2013. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Bugar Kita.

Marie was an area resident all her life and a 1955 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She was employed for over 20 years by...

Kenneth Vernon Heath, 56, of Layton, Utah, died on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as the result of an auto accident. He was the beloved husband of Linda Holley Heath with whom he shared five and a half years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of George Graham Heath of Coatesville and the late Elizabeth Ann Hiddleson Heath. 

Ken grew up in Chester County and attended the...

Francesco "Frank" Aceto, 87, of Kennett Square, PA, died on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. He was the beloved husband of Maria Amatucci Aceto with whom he shared over 65 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Mary Gazzara Aceto.

Frank grew up in Clifton Heights Pennsylvania. He proudly served in the...

Janos "John" Erdelyi, 78, of Coatesville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his beloved family.  He was the widower of the late Mary Edith Erdelyi, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.    

Born in Gyor, Hungary, John immigrated to the United States at the age of 20.  He was the son of the late Mihaly and Maria Erdelyi.

He attended...

Janice “Susie” Bailey, 78, of Parkesburg passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late William Bailey with whom she shared 36 years of marriage.

Born January 28, 1940, in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Leroy “Pete” Klingler and Edna (Fisher) Thomas. She was a member of the first graduating class of...

William Edward "Bill" Supplee Sr., 88, of Romansville, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence B. Supplee with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late George and Virginia (Reeves) Supplee. 

Bill was a county resident for all his life and was a 1947 graduate of...

David W. Heller, 73, of Westwood, died on Monday, February, 5, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice Unit in West Chester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth May "Sandy" Grafton Heller with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Jay and Lois Shank Heller.

Dave was an area resident all his life and a 1962 graduate of the Coatesville High...

Joseph P. Ruczhak, Jr., 75, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara Still Ruczhak who died in 2013. They shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Rock Run, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Kurenda Ruczhak. 

Joe was an area resident all his life and a 1960 graduate of the Coatesville High School....

Miles K. Reinhart Sr., 87, of Christiana, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side.  He was the husband of the late Julia Ashworth Reinhart who passed in 1997.  Born in Quarryville, he was the son of the late Michael F. and Helen G. Rice Reinhart.

Miles was an area resident all his life and attended Bart Township High School. ...

Ethel E. Griffin Whary, 84, of Glenmoore passed away peacefully Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester surrounded by her loving family.

Born on February 1, 1934 in Downingtown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Berkey) May.

Ethel loved spending time with her family and always thought of others before she thought of herself.

Ethel...

Margaret Elma "Peggy" Osborn, previously of Parkesburg, passed away on February 1, 2018 at her home in Ephrata.  She was the loving wife of Earl Gilbert Osborn for 63 years.  

Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late J. Orville and Elma E. Guiney King.  She was a 1950 graduate of Scott High School and graduated from Cairn University in 1954.  

She is survived, in...

Lillian M. Elvin, 91, of Honey Brook, formerly of Wagontown and Parkesburg, passed away at Tel Hai Retirement Community.  She was the widow of Robert W. Elvin, who passed away in 1971.  Robert served in the US Army during WWII in the 47th Infantry, 9th Division.   

Born in Philadelphia, Lillian was the daughter of the late Ernestine (Kiffer) and Andrew D. Kulp.  

Lillian worked...

Salvatore V. Blando, 69, passed away on February 1, 2018.  He was the loving husband of Cheryl Kay Phillips Blando.  Born in Torre, Annunziata, Italy, he was the son of Vincenzo and Santina Nocerino Blando.  

He was employed as an operator for Stanley Blacker, a manufacturing company.  He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. 

He is survived in addition to his wife by...

Darlene R. Barlow, 72, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29th at her daughter's home in Landenberg, PA.  She was the wife of the late Laverne Barlow, with whom she had shared 47 years of marriage.  

Born in Butler, Tennessee, Darlene was the daughter of the late Effie (Black) and Willie Willard Trivette.

She is survived by six children: Donna Smith (...

Paul Thomas Mann, 69, of Highland Township, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Sara Gibson Mann.

Paul grew up on the family farm in Gum Tree and enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and farming.  He retired from Runnymeade farms where he worked performing maintenance and labor.  He was...

Mark Alan Mellinger, Jr., age 30, was born March 30, 1987 in Chester County, PA. Mark was the son of Anita Cornett and Mark and Melanie Mellinger. God called Mark home on Sunday, January 21, 2018 to fulfill his final chapter in Heaven with his Lord and Savior.

Mark followed his best friend and brother, Anthony Nicholas “Nick” Sloan, who was also his earthly hero and confidant, to Heaven...

Joyce J. Martin, 74, of Parkesburg, PA., passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of William Martin, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.  Born in Toliver, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mildred (Roark) Phillips.  

She was a 1962 graduate of Scott High School. She was an area resident for most of her life and a member...

Reitzel Orville Swaim, Jr., 80, of Sadsbury Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, under the care of Tel Hai Retirement Community.  He was the widower of Doris J. Swaim, who passed away in 2016 after they had shared 53 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Reitzel was the son of the late Mary L. (Richardson) and Reitzel O. Swaim Sr.  

He was a...

Arlene Mae Wagner, 92, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, January, 21, 2018 at the Hickory House Nursing home of Honey Brook, PA. She was the widow of the late William H. Wagner who died in 1996. They shared 45 years of marriage together. Born in Honey Brook, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Elsie Rineer Barkley.

Arlene was a County resident all her life and a 1943...

Joseph E. McComsey, Jr., 67, of Christiana, PA, died at his home on Sunday, January, 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie Gillespie McComsey, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in the village of Daleville, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Gertrude Kline McComsey. 

Joe, was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1968...

David Owen Tuel, 50, of Elkton, MD, died on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Thomas F. Tuel (Kay) of Parkesburg and Shirley A. Gouge Arters (John) of Reinholds, PA. 

Dave was a 1985 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was self employed as a disc jockey. 

David was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. He enjoyed fishing and boating....