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Michael James Wilson, 28, formerly of Coatesville passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his home in Philadelphia.  He was the son of Karen Tuel Wilson, of Downingtown, the late Mark William Wilson and his step-mother, Joan Wilson of Sadsburyville.

He was born in Coatesville and graduated from Coatesville High School.  He was employed as a machine operator for Reed...

Mark H. Quinn, 61, of Goodville, PA.  passed on November 16, 2018 at the Coatesville VAMC. Husband of Christine Quinn. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late James M. Quinn Jr. and Thelma J Schroder Quinn. 

Survived, in addition to his wife, by two daughters; Jennifer Edinger and fiance Joel Cummings of Honey Brook and Kelly Fuller and husband Joe of Coatesville, PA, step...

Helen Ann Wallace, 71, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Chester County Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Wallace with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Bonnie Snyder Barlow of West Grove and the late Pete L. Barlow.

Helen was a County resident all her life. She was a member of the Missionary...

Katherine L. Lawrence, 56, of Sadsburyville, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2018 due to an auto accident in Valley Township. She was the beloved wife of Erik C. Lawrence with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of Joan Brill Ingram of Morgantown, PA and the late Norman Emery Walls.

Katherine was an area resident most of...

Shirley Celeste Hanna, 83, of Parkesburg, PA, beloved wife of Howard H. Hanna, III for 65 years, went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 15, 2018. Born in Westwood, Valley Township, she was the daughter of the late Allen Armentrout, Sr. and Flora Belle Hammer Armentrout.

Shirley was a devout Christian and a member of the Sandy Hill Community Church. She loved to sing and perform...

Marie C. Congo, 92, of Zion Hill in Atglen, passed away on Saturday, November 10th at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of the late Ralph E. Congo, Sr., who died in 1977.

Born in Atglen, she was the daughter of the late Bessie (Purnell) and James H. Mosbey.  An area resident her entire life, Marie was a graduate of Scott High School.  

She was an...

Alex Sera, 84, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Tel Hai Nursing Home of Honey Brook. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Diem) Sera with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Alex was born in Nyeibogot, Hungary to the late Istvan and Karoline (Bihary) Sera on April 13, 1934. He came to the United States in 1958. He worked for Beloit in Downingtown as a...

Edith "Edie" L. Norton, 69, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, November 2nd at Brandywine Hospital.  

Born in Chester County Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn C. (Mayo) and Rodney Norton.  

Edie was a 1967 graduate of Unionville High School, and she graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in psychology.  

Edie worked as a caregiver and was the...

Mark S Manson, of Parkesburg, PA, formerly of Coraopolis, PA, born on August 12, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Mary Ann Manson and the late William H Manson, passed away at age 63 on November 4, 2018 after a prolonged illness. Mark was the beloved husband of Joan Manson. 
Mark graduated from Cornell High School in 1973. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Robert E Manson. Mark...

Vernon W. "Bud" Mattson, 74, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was the beloved husband and companion of Anna Etheridge Mattson for 30 years also of Honey Brook. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Francis Mattson and Pearl E. Reeder Mattson. 

Bud was a County resident all his life. He served honorably...

Dorothie M. Wallace, 96, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Charles B. Wallace who died in 2004. Born in West Caln Twp., she was the daughter of the late Cletus and Emily Beam Miller. 

Dorothie was a life long area resident and a 1941 Graduate of the former Scott High School in...

Edmund H. Ebelhar, III, 67, of Honey Brook, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2018 of natural causes. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edmund H. Ebelhar, Jr. and Virginia Alderman Ebelhar. 

Eddie was an area resident all his life and a 1969 graduate of the Pequea Valley High School. He was self employed for over 40 years as an accomplished...

Joseph David Kelnock, 60, of Honey Brook, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home.  He was the widower of Ann Marie Kelnock, who passed away in 2015.  

Born in Coatesville, Joseph was the son of Rita Kelnock of Downingtown, and the late Joseph Kelnock.  

He was a 1976 graduate of CASH, and had worked at Rhoads Energy as a truck driver.  

Joseph loved cars, and...

Doris Whitehead Polk, 88, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Arthur M. Polk, Jr. with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Kathryn Towson Cummings. 

Doris was an area resident all her life. She and her husband owned and operated Polks...

Donna Jean Haldeman, 79, of Honey Brook, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Meritt G. Wise and Jeraldine Vivian Villbrandt Wise. 

Donna was an area resident most of her life . She was employed for many years at the former Drug Emporium in Exton, PA. 

Donna enjoyed trips to Ocean City, MD and...

Sandra Lee Houck, 68, formerly of Gap, passed away on Thursday, November 1st at her mother's home on Beacon Light Road, West Caln Township.  She was the Life Partner of the late Linda Riggins, with whom she shared 42 years of companionship.  

Born in Ephrata, Sandra was the daughter of Mary Jane (Kieffer) Houck of West Caln, and the late Irvan R. Houck.  

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Nancy H. Mull, 77, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester after a brief battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Mull who died in 1999. Born in Wilmington, DE she was the daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Viola Rubican Zynn. 

Nancy was an area resident most of her life and a 1959 graduate of...

John Carl Empie, Jr., of Cochranville, PA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 29, 2018 surrounded by his family at home.  He was the loving and devoted husband of Lorraine Maule Empie, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in August. 
Born at home in 1935, in Carney’s Point, NJ. John was the firstborn son of John Carl Empie, and Kathleen Thomas Empie.  The...

Robert James Hume Jr., 90, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away at his home on Monday, October 29, 2018. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Robert J. Hume Sr. and Anna Striker Hume.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jean E. Hume, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Robert was a 1946 graduate of Coatesville High School and went on to...

Verna S. Snyder, 92, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana.  She was the widow of the late Melvin J. Snyder, who passed away in 1993 after they had shared 30 years of marriage.  

Born in Hazelton, Verna was the daughter of the late Mary C. (Berry) and James M. Jones.  

She is survived by her five children, Nancy Secunda of Paradise,...

George M. McGinnis Jr., 81 of Honey Brook, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Pocopson Home. Born in Valley Township he was the son of the late George McGinnis Sr. and Saria McCully.

He was the beloved Husband of Dorothy McGinnis, with whom he just celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary.

Funeral services will be PRIVATE and at the convenience of the family...

Adam J. Gray, 52, of Sadsburyville, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was the husband of Laura Furlong Gray.

Born in West Chester he was the son of the late Edward H. Davis and...

Steven R. Flinn, 62, of Gap, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. He was the beloved companion of Beth A. Howard with whom he shared 20 years of being together. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Robert Flinn, Sr. of Coatesville and the late Ruthann Dunn Flinn Owens and step son to Betty Lou Flinn. 

Steve was an area resident all his life and a 1974 graduate of...

Frederick John Evans, of Todd, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at The Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg, PA surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Margaret L Evans (Lawrence) with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, PA on July 22, 1941, he was the son of the late Frederick L. Evans and Amelia Baldwin Mackey. 

He is survived by four...