Obituaries

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Nathan Lee Redcay, 61, of Cochranville, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home.  He was the son of the late Kathryn (Stoltzfus) and Henry Redcay.  

He was self-employed as farmer and lived on the farm his entire life.  

Nathan attended Newlinsville Mennonite Church.

He enjoyed gardening, farming, the Phillies and watching Billy Graham.  ...

Beatrice M. “Bea” Miller Yunkin, 82, of Parkesburg peacefully went home to be with her Lord at her residence on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ellis E. “Smoke” Yunkin in 1997. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Mulvaney Miller.

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George R. Pirches, III, 60, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Sherry Foy Pirches with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Edna Barrage Pirches and the late George R. Pirches, Jr. 

George was an area resident all his life and 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School....

Willamae Wise, 73, of Malvern, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Chester Valley Rehab and Nursing Center, Malvern, PA. Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of Beulah M. Ross of West Chester and the late Jimmy Lee Wise, Sr.

Willamae was a Chester County resident most of her life and had attended the Coatesville High School.

She is survived, in addition to her...

Raymond Bermudez, 44, of Coatesville, died on Friday, March 20, 2015 as a result of an industrial accident at work. Born in Florida, he was the son of Obe Bermudez and the late Victor Bermudez and was also raised by Luz Bermudez Bernal, Santos Ortiz and Romon Rosa.
Raymond lived in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico and moved to this area in 1986.
 He was a member of the Teamsters Local...

Janet L. Crosson, 74, of Parkesburg, died on March 15, 2015, at the Tel Hai Retirement Community.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late John Leslie Crosson and Elva Bowman Crosson Stumbaugh.  

She graduated from Octorara High School and Widener College receiving a degree as a Paralegal and Lawyer's Assistant specializing in Litigation and Advanced Real Estate.

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Daniel H. Morris, Jr., 93, of Honey Brook, formerly of Malvern, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Heatherwood Retirement Community of Honey Brook. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Parent Morris who died in 2007. born in Wayne, PA he was the son of the late Daniel H. Morris, Sr. and Edith M. Muench Morris. 

Dan was area resident all his life. He proudly served as a Merchant...

Dorothy E. Groff, 83, of Parkesburg, died on March 11th at the Pocopson Home. Born in Wagontown, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Martha Ward Everhart. 

Dot was area resident all her life and a 1949 graduate of the Coatesville High School. She was employed by the Baker Shoe Company as Dept. Manager. She was a member of the Wagontown Union Chapel.

She is survived by...

Dorothy J. Bittle, 92, of West Chester, formerly of Pottsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Paoli Hospital.  

Born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Straub) and William F. Bittle, Sr.

After graduating from Business School, she worked for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education and then for the American Embassy Office in...

Roberta L. Taylor, 79, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5th at the Honey Brook Gardens.  She was the widow of the late Robert Taylor who passed away in 1994.  

Born in Coatesville, Roberta was the daughter of the late Sara Jane (Garver) and Robert L. Thompson.  
Roberta was employed as a waitress at the former Lagey's Restaurant and also the Max Deli both of...

Galen L. "Chick" Pugh, 85, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Twin Pines Nursing Home of West Grove.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Alta (Lomax) and Earl Pugh.  

An area resident his entire life, he was employed by Goldsteins Dept. Store of Coateville as a Truck Driver. 

He served in the US Army.  

He is survived...

Mary J. Harris Regener, 86, of Coatesville, quietly went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 2nd at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Jerry Regener who died in 2000 and her first husband Charles Harris who died in 1980.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Henreitta Reynolds Brown. 

Mary and her late...

John B. Rodgers, 78, of Kennett Square, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Pembrooke Health and Rehab Center.  He was the widower of the late Gail Anne (McGinnis) Rodgers who passed away in 2010 after 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Sarah (Patton) Rodgers Martin and John Rodgers.

He was carpenter and a member of the Carpenters...

Earl A. Pierce, Sr., 87, of West Caln Twp., died on February 27, 2015, at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret Gay Barnes Pierce for over 33 years.
Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harry and Helen Miley Pierce. 
Earl proudly served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947. He was employed as an automotive mechanic and...

Surrounded by his family, H. James “Jim” Fitzmier, 77, of Elverson PA,
passed away peacefully on February 26th. Originally from southwest
Philadelphia and the Gradyville area, Jim served in the U.S. Navy
aboard the U.S.S. Wren and then worked at Curtis Publishing, Boeing
Vertol, and Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals. He was a long time coach in
Chester Valley and Exton...

Steven G. Waltz, 46, of Gap, passed away on Tuesday, February 24 in Landisville.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Betty Towber Waltz and Richard Marlin Waltz.  

He graduated from the Lower Dauphin High School. 

Steven worked...

Mildred A. "Mickey" Donnelly, 82, of Reading, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading. She was the wife of the late Patrick G. Donnelly who died in 2004. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Evelyn McLaughlin Byerly. 

Mickey was a 1950 graduate of the Coatesville High School. She served on the Octorara Area School...

Anna M. Kuhn, 94, of Parkesburg, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove, PA. She was the widow of the late Alfred "Zip" Kuhn who died in 1990. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Stoner Allen. 
Anna was a Parkesburg resident all her life and a 1939 graduate of the Parkesburg High School. She was a member of Our...