Obituaries

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Ramon "Ray Ray" Antonnio Rodriguez, Jr., 24, passed away at his home on May 25, 2017.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Ramon Rodriguez, Sr. and Michelle Lorraine Mowday.  He graduated from Downingtown West and CAT Brandywine in 2010.  He was employed by Lilly Pool & Spa.  He will be missed dearly by his girlfriend, Amanda Balistreri.

He is survived in addition to his parents...

Lloyd L. Groff, 91, a lifelong resident of Coatesville prior to moving to Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook in 2007, died at Tel Hai on May 23, 2017, after a brief illness spent surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Betty Lou Rineer Groff with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.  

Lloyd was the son of the late James D. Groff, Sr. and Josephine Poole...

Darlene M. Beck, 47, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Beck, with whom she shared 15 years of marriage.  

Born in Hazelton, Luzerne Co., Pa., she was the daughter of Shirley Anderson Sweet of Hazleton and the late Carl Sweet.  

She graduated in 1988 from Morse High School in Bath, ME and continued her...

Joseph Roscoe Neeves, 75, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit.  He was the husband of Madalin J. (Compton) Neeves, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Lucille (Heath) and Hedrick Trenor Neeves.  He proudly served in the US Marine Corp from 1959 to 1962.  

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Theresa Jean Wausnock, 69, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Brandywine Hospital.  

Born in Columbia, PA, Theresa was the daughter of the late Evelyn Iona (Spong) and Marlin Elis Shradley.  

She was a 1968 graduate of Solanco Senior High School.  Theresa was a member of Kingsway Independent Church.  She worked at Thomas Medical Products, Inc for 15...

Alberta Pat Christie, 79, of Narvon, passed away at home on Thursday, May 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of the late William Christie who died in 2002. They shared 40 years of marriage. Born near Downingtown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Wilbur Burkey and Marietta Lessig Burkey.

Pat was an area resident all her life and a graduate of the Downingtown Area...

Mark K. Holl, 58, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late John E. and Lois C. Keim Holl.

Mark was an area resident all his life and a 1976 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School. He was employed for 41 years by the Citadel Credit Union and had worked at their original location in South Coatesville and later at...

Harry Clayton Guest, 61, of Coatesville, passed away at his home on Wednesday May 17, 2017. Born in Coatesville, Pa. he was the son of the late Harold C. and Anna Rhein Guest. 

Following High School Harry enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. 

Harry who was an area resident most of his life and was well known amongst the...

Jack Lee Peron, 81, of Coatesville, died on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Sagamore, PA, he was the son of the late John E. and Olive Uncapher Peron.

Jack enlisted in the US Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He was employed by the Coatesville Area High School where he taught woodworking and mechanical drawing retiring in 1980.

Jack was a...

Raymond L. McLucas, 77, of Highland Township, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Hospice and Community Care Center in Mt. Joy, PA. He was the beloved husband of Noreen Travis McLucas with whom he shared 35 years with. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George C. and A. Ruth Montgomery McLucas. 

Ray was an area resident all his life and a 1958 graduate of the...

Wilma J. Rice, 87, formerly of Wagontown, passed away on May 12, 2017 at the Tel-Hai Retirement Community.  She was the widow of the late Raymond H. Rice who died in 2003.  Born in Lititz, PA, she was the daughter of the late  and Harlan H. and Gladys S. Tullock Hoffman .  

Wilma was a 1948 graduate of the Lititz High School. She was employed in the kitchen at the Coatesville VoTech...

Joseph Howard Burgess, Jr., 83, of Coatesville died on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia, PA. He was the beloved husband of Betty R. Burgess with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born December 6, 1933 in Lincoln Hill, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph H Burgess, Sr. and Millie Burgess.     
He graduated from Dunbar High School in...

James R. Bradford, 60, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the son of the late Mildred and Clement Brandford.  

And area resident his entire life, James was a 1974 graduate of Coatesville High School.  He was self-employed as a truck driver.  

He is survived by his son, Nicholas J. Bradford of Harbeson, Del.; and siblings,...