Obituaries

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Barbara W. Decker, 89, of Ronks, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living Center of Christiana.  She was the wife of Roy G. Decker, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, Barbara was the daughter of Blanche (Acker) and Robert Wonderly.

An area resident for most of her life, she was a 75 years member of Parkesburg Baptist Church...

Sarah J. Trumbower, 87, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Pocopson Home in West Chester.  Born in Guthriesville, she was the daughter of the late Sarah J. (Keimer) and Percy C. Trumbower, Sr..  

She was a member of East Brandywine Baptist Church since 1950.

Sarah was employed as Manager of the Grocery Outlet at Downingtown Farm Market and later at H &...

Robert F. Rambo, 78, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.  He was the husband of Janet (Ramstine) Rambo, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Robert was the son of Ruth (Long) and Nicholas Rambo.  He was a 1956 graduate of Coatesville High School.

Robert worked as a metallurgist at...

Sallie M. Mummert, 72, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. She was the beloved wife of Allen W. Mummert, Jr. with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Dorothy Harkins Moore.

Sallie was an area resident most of her life and 1962 graduate of the Scott...

Faye E. Mattson, 69, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 surrounded by her family, at her son's home. She was the beloved wife of Fred Mattson with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Samuel W. Johnson of Cochranville and the late D. Marie Johnson. 

Faye was an area resident all her life and a 1964 graduate of the...

Giovanni Gregory Maugeri, infant son of Alexandra K. and Stephen A. Maugeri. Our beautiful precious boy went to heaven on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Bubby was born at Woman and Babies Hospital in Lancaster, Pa on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 4lbs 15 oz and 17.91 inches long at 11:26 p.m.

He was the most beautiful baby in the world....

Shirley A. Cox Yoder, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Paoli Hospital.  Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Kina (Caudell) and Clifton Cox.  

An area resident her entire life, Shirley graduated from Brandywine School of Nursing.  She worked as an ICU nurse and also became a Home Infusion Care Nurse.

Shirley attended Upper Octorara...

Susan Marie Robinson, 52, of East Fallowfield, passed away on August 13, 2016 at her home.  She was the wife of Jack R. Robinson, II.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, she was the daughter of Roger and Helen (Miller) Hoffman, of Rockford, IL.  An area resident for the past 11 years, she was employed by Allied Financial of Ft. Washington, PA as a Learning and Development Trainer.

In...

Florence Ceulers, 103, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Harrison House of Coatesville.  

Born in Downingtown, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Margaret Ceulers. 

She was the godmother to her beloved 11 nieces and nephews.  

Florence is survived by two sisters, Jane C. Miller, and Catherine "Patty" Bowman, wife of Louis.  She was predeceased by one...

Gladys Tkachick, 95, of Downingtown, PA entered the arms of our Lord having passed peacefully at the Neighborhood Health Hospice in West Chester, PA Thursday, June 30, 2016.  Gladys  [Joy to all who knew her] is survived by her loving son, Robert and his wife, Susan, of Newark, DE.  

Joy was predeceased by her husband and life companion Emil “Chick...

Daisy B. Jackson, 97, of New Holland, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Keystone Villa in Ephrata.  She was the wife of the late Charles Jackson.   

Born in Coatesville, Daisy was the daughter of the late Mabel (Devlin) and William Means.  She was a 1937 graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville.  Daisy worked at Bell of PA as a Telephone Operator, retiring in 1981 after...

Donald Franklin Snook, 81, of Kinzers, passed away on Thursday, August 11th at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Elisabeth C. Snook - Fäcke with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  

Born in Rolla, Missouri, Donald was the son of the late Emma (Hoffmeister) and Ernest Snook.  He graduated from University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Electrical...

Mary Rebecca Needham Henry, 92, passed away on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at Tel-Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook.  She was the widow of the late Geroge Everett Henry, who passed away in 1981.

Born in Coatesville, Mary was the daughter of the late Virginia (Woods) and Benjamin Needham.  She was a 1942 graduate of Scott High School.

Mary served as Secretary for Rev. Dr. C...

Rose E. Bardonski, 92, formerly of Coatesville, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at St. Martha Villa in Downingtown.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Jenny (Black) and Leo Otis Beideman.

Rose was a graduate of Scott High School.  She was employed by Pepperidge Farm in Downingtown, PA for 40 years as a Book Keeper.  

Rose had been...

Margaret F. Garafola, 88, of Aston, PA, died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville, PA. She was the widow of the late Frank K. Garafola who died in 1972. Born in Pottstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Irene Legay Rick. 

Margaret lived in Aston most of her life. She was employed by Scott Paper in Chester, PA. She was a member of St....

Michael E. Whittington, 67, of Honey Brook, passed away at his home on Monday, August 8, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Linda L. Dorn Whittington with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Zepp, VA, he was the son of the late Elwood and Freida Orendroff Whittington. 

Mike was formerly employed in maintenance at Blackhawk Apts. in Downingtown, PA. He was a member of the...

Frances Arnold Handy, 93, was born to this life on October 14, 1922 and entered peacefully into Eternal Life on August 8, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice, St. Frances Hospital, Wilmington, DE. She was the daughter of the late Letha and Francis Arnold of Sunbury, PA. She was preceded in death in 2001 by her beloved husband of 52 years, Hiram P. Handy.
Mrs. Handy was a faithful member...

Betty J. Mason, 71, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Theodore Mason.

Born in Sadsbury Township, Betty was the daughter of the late Rhoda Ellen (Trego) and Jay Herbert Wise.  An area resident her entire life, she was a 1962 graduate of Coatesville High School.  

She was retired from...

Terry A. Castetter, 57, of Honey Brook, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Peter and Shirley Lockard Castetter.  

An area resident his entire life, he was a 1977 graduate of Coatesville High School.  He had been employed at Sam's Club.

He is survived by his sister, Deborah A. Castetter of Coatesville.  

The...

Howard "H.P." Reynolds, 71, of Royersford, Pa., passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016, at Pottstown Hospital.  He was the husband of Mary "Peggy" (Paxson) Reynolds, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ruth (Squire) and Adolphus Reynolds.  He was a 1963 graduate of Unionville High School.  Howard served for four years with the Air...

Vernon C. Mock, Jr., 76, of Manheim, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Masonic Village of Elizabethtown. 

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Erma (Rice) and Vernon C. Mock Sr.  He was a 1958 graduate of Octorara High School.  He served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War, earning The Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service.  

He worked...