Obituaries

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Gary L. "Uncle Ducky" Smith, Sr., 60, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 19th at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Angela (Erdman) Smith with whom he spent 21 years of his life with,12 of them married.  

Born in Coatesville, Gary was the son of Miriam (Neff) and George H. Smith.  He attended Coatesville Area School District and worked in Manufacturing.  

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James E. Rice, 84, of Coatesville, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Catherine Swisher "Minnie" Rice with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Earl and Anna Wiley Rice.

Jim was an area resident all his life and a 1951 graduate of the Scott High School. Jim proudly served in the US Army...

Edna T. Houser Lacey, 77, of Highland Township, Chester County, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was the wife of the late William C. Houser with whom she shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Chet and Millie Griffith Taylor. 

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

Dorothy V. Wise, 76, of Coatesville passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born near Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Jay H. and Rhoda Trego Wise. 

Dorothy was a 1958 graduate of the Coatesville High School. She was employed by the CIA in Washington, DC in administration. Dorothy was a member of Senior Circle. She enjoyed playing Majong and bowling. She also...

Martha S. Hale, 89, of East Earl, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Ephrata Community Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Everett Keith Hale who died in 1981. Born at Big Mountain, Shamokin, PA , she was the daughter of the late John Nele Schlegel and Catherine Mae Kashner Schlegel. 

Martha served honorably in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1953...

My father was recently asked by his much loved and respected grandniece, Gena Julian, what he hoped his legacy will be. His third person answer: “It was a pleasure and privilege to have known him. He was well-read, always willing to listen to your side of the story, understanding, and kind. He was funny – loved jokes, and smiled a lot. It was always pleasant just to be around him. He was a...

Sandra Lee (Jordan) Lyons, 71, of Morgantown, PA, passed away at the Brandywine Hospital on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.  She was the widow of the late Lemore "Jack" Lyons who passed away in 2014 after they had shared 50 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Sandra was the daughter of the late Arrietta (McGinnis) and Charles E. Hess.  She was a 1963 graduate of Coatesville High School...

Russell Frank Hyde, 97, of Honey Brook, passed away on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at Brandywine Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Eva (Sharitz) Hyde, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. 

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Amy Gibson Hyde and Russell Frank Hyde, Sr.  

He was an area resident his entire life.  Russell served honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He...

Peter Tyrrell Evans, 70, of Parkesburg, died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center, Garden of Grace Hospice. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK, he was the son of the late William Thomas Evans and Violet Mary Tyrrell Evans.  Peter proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968 and was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. While in Parkesburg, he attended the Parkesburg...

Michele "Mickey" Yvonne (McIntire) Cloud, 68, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, July 7th at Chester County Hospital.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Mary Lou (Rinier) McIntire of Parkesburg and the late Joseph McIntire.  

She was a 1967 graduate of Octorara High School.  An area resident for 68 years, she was a parishioner of Church of the Ascension of...

Wanda L. Dowlin Brown, 70, of Honey Brook, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was the widow of the late Marvin F. Brown who passed away in 2001. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Elsie Gottier Dowlin Moore Yonce of Honey Brook and the late Newton "Pete" Dowlin. 

Wanda was a County resident all her life and a 1965 graduate of Henderson High School. She...

Richard L. "Thin Man" Markward, Sr., 58, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 unexpectedly at Jefferson Neuroscience in Philadelphia.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Verdale (Carter) and Stewart Markward.  

He worked at SMS Metal Services for 30 years as a Crane Operator.  

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, restoring cars and spending...

James R. Anderson, Sr., 78, of Nottingham, PA died on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was the beloved husband of Donna F. McCarter Anderson with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Glenrose, East Fallowfield Township, he was the son of the late E. Harold Anderson and Minnie Mae Smith Anderson. 

Jim was an area resident all his life. He was...

   Robert K. Wilmott 70 years old of Modena Pa. died on July 1, 2017 at Temple University Hospital, following a long illness. He had been battling numerous health issues for several years.
    He was the son of the late Anna and Frank Wilmott of Modena Pa. He was an area resident all of his life, except for those times he would let his feet be his guide, but he always came back to Modena...

Gerald I. Benner, 93, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 2 at Brandywine Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Osborn Benner, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Mary (Morrison) and Paul Benner.  Gerald was a graduate of Coatesville Area School District.  He served honorably in WWII in the Army.  

He...

Joyce Scott Lammey, 83 of West Chester, was called home by her Lord on Saturday July 1, 2017. 
She was a 1951 graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, got a degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University in 1955 and a Masters degree in Elementary Counseling from the University of Delaware in 1975. She was employed as an elementary teacher and later an elementary...

Jane L. Davidson, 76, of Honey Brook, passed away at the Neighborhood Inpatient Hospice Unit in West Chester on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was the widow of the late Thomas G. Davidson who died in 2001 and her first husband the late Harry S. Burkey. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late John March Sr. and Dorothy Taylor March. 

She is survived by three daughters; Tracy...

Harold L. Tyson, 87, of Milton, DE, formerly of Coatesville, died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. He was the beloved husband of Anna Simpson Tyson with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harry Edgar Tyson and Ethel Mae Powell Tyson.

Harold was a Coatesville area resident most of his life. After retiring...

Gloria Isabelle Seese, 91, of Parkesburg passed into Jesus's arms on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Brandywine Hospital after a short illness. Born on August 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Alfred R. Johnson and Isabelle L. Gehrig Johnson of Coatesville.  Gloria was a housewife and enjoyed spending time with her children and going for long rides.  She was an excellent cook.  

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Marcus Edward Sawhill, 42, of Coatesville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, June 22, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of Amber Lynne McFadden, with whom he shared six years of marriage.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Marcus was the son of the late Clark Edward Sawhill and Judy Kay McCarraher, and Mark and Pat McCarraher.  

He was a 1993 graduate of Coatesville Area...

Charles N. Young, 63, of Christiana, PA, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the beloved husband of Joan A. Combs Young with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Norman Charles Young and Mary E. Forbes Young.

Charlie was an area resident all his life. He was employed for the past 44...