Obituaries

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Paula M. McCarraher, 43, of Westwood, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Garden Spring Center Nursing home in Willow Grove, PA. She was the wife of James E. McCarraher, Jr. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Brenda M. McNutt and...

Barry Charles McGinnis, 57, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ralph N. McGinnis and Dorothy Bryson McGinnis.

Barry was an area resident all his life. He attended Coatesville area schools. He enjoyed going to yard sales and working on cars but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends and...

James E Chesnet, Jr., 45, of Highland Township, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of James E. Chesnet Sr. and Bessie Wertz Finnefrock. 

An area resident all his life James received his GED from Coatesville Area High School and went on to work for Service Master, BelFor and Serv-Pro specializing in water damage...

Sharon A. Franklin Campbell, 62, of Coatesville passed away at her home on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was the wife of Raymond C. Campbell with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late...

Mary E. "Pete" Hoover, 76, of Atglen, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the widow of the late Ralph A. Hoover who died in 1997. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel Wallace Tillman. 

Mary was an area resident all her life. She enjoyed serving in the kitchen several times a week at City Gate...

Cheryl K. Blando, 66, of Valley Township passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 after a long illness. She was the widow of the late Salvatore V. Blando who passed away this February. Born in Seco, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Beady and Mildred Bayes Phillips.

Cheryl was a graduate of Interboro High School in Prospect Park, PA

She is survived by four...

Doris M. Hetrick, 91, of West Chester, PA passed away on Thursday, March, 29, 2018 at her home. She was the widow of the late Edward J. Hetrick, Jr. with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Reik.

Doris was a resident of Philadelphia most of her. She was employed by the former Kulm, Blum Company Willard & Amber...

Ethel M. Smith, 80, of West Bradford Township, passed away on April 2, 2018 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester. She was the beloved wife of Dale Raymond Smith with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert John Ross and Sarah Way Ross. 

Ethel was an area resident all her life and worked as a registered nurse in several...

John N. MacDougal, Jr., 49, of West Caln,  passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Beth Ann Owens MacDougal with whom he shared eight years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of John N. MacDougal, Sr of Maryland and the late Faye Johnson Mattson and stepson to Fred Mattson of Honey Brook.  

John was an area resident all his life and...

Joseph Hoffman Morris of Rock Hall, MD, formerly of Sadsburyville, PA, passed away surrounded by his family on March 30, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Terre Holt Morris, a daughter, Heather M. Wright, wife of Craig G. Wright of Coatesville, PA, one granddaughter, Arden Alexis Wright of New York and daughter-in-law Amanda Reid Morris of Lewes, DE.  

A son, Capt....

Florence C. Karmilowicz, 87, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Chriatiana, PA. She was the beloved wife of Norman C. Karmilowicz with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Putera Stanislow.

Florence was a 1948 graduate of the Edwardsville High School. She...

George F. Smith, Jr., 57, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Deborah J. Severson Smith with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of George F. Smith, Sr. of Coatesville and the late Sheryl Rhoades Camacho. 

George was an area resident all his life and a 1978 graduate of the...

Wilmer "Bob" R. Taylor, Sr., 95, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community of Honey Brook.  He was the widower of the late Charlotte Simmers Taylor with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ralph Oscar and Alta Rhoda Wallace Taylor.  He graduated from Coatesville High School in...

Rosemarie Miller, 76, of Caln, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Neighborhood Inpatient Unit in West Chester, PA. She was the beloved wife of Fred B. Miller with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Marie Gracia and Anna Kozacheson Gracia. 

Rosemarie was an area resident all her life. She is survived, in addition...

Wilmer I. "Bill"," Sonny", McCarraher, 85, of Bethany Beach, previously of Coatesville, passed away on March 26, 2018 in West Chester.  He was the loving husband of A. Dorothy Melicher McCarraher for 67 years.  They started dating when they were 15 years old.  

He graduated from Coatesville High School in 1950 and continued on to serve in the U.S. Air Force.  He received the Good...

Santos A. Ortiz Bermudez, 65, of Coatesville, passed away on March 22, 2018. Born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Candido Ortiz and Obe E. Bermudez.  

 He is survived by his sons, Juan Ortiz of Coatesville, Omar Ortiz of Deland, Florida, John P. Ortiz of Cleveland, Ohio, and Santo Ortiz of Deland, Florida, 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and his siblings...