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Susan A. Urban, 54, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her home. She was the beloved wife of William J. Urban, IV with whom she shared 18 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Shirley Daily Simmons. 

Sue was an area resident all her life and a graduate of the Octorara High School. She was employed, for 25 years, by...

Sherri L. Findley, 47, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  She was the beloved wife of James S. Findley, with whom she shared four years of marriage.

Born in Mechanicsburg, Sherri was the daughter of Barbara Johnson of Coatesville and the late George Karrer.  

Sherri had a Bachelor's degree in Business from...

Fred Wilson Becker, Jr., 64, of Atglen, formerly of Lancaster, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Fred W. Becker, Sr. and Bertha Slaymaker Becker and he was raised by Jane, wife of Carlo Bucci of Wilmington, DE and the late Norman Becker. 
Fred was an area resident all his life and he attended the Octorara Schools.  ...

Christy Yvonne DeuBuque, 25 of Paoli, went home to be with the Lord on July 26th at her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Richard G. DeuBuque and Gale and Ken Pirches of West Caln. 

 Christy was a 2007 graduate of Coatesville Area Sr. High School and a 2009 graduate of York Technical Inst. for pastry...

Charlotte Ann Cozzone, 76, of New Providence, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 surrounded by her family at the home of her son in Quarryville. She was the widow of the late Joseph J. Cozzone, Jr. who died in 2002. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Horace M. Althouse and Sara Ann McFarland and stepdaughter to Carl Kampmann. 
Charlotte was an area resident all her...

Gerald C. Newswanger, 78, of Atglen, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.  He was the widower of the late Donna Ruth Newswanger, who passed away in 1996.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ethel and Walter Newswanger.  

He was a graduate of the Coatesville High School.  He served honorably in the US Army.  

Gerald retired from the former...

William L. Mattson, Sr., 74, of Landenberg, passed away on Sunday, July 20th at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Delores "Sis" Mattson, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. 

Born in Buck Run, Coatesville, he was the son of the late Grace (nee Hilton) and Palmer Mattson.  He was employed as a plumber at Crossan Inc from 1989 to 2003.  

He is survived by his beloved...

Patricia Ann Blacklock, 78, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at her home in Coatesville.  She was the beloved wife of Robert Gould Blacklock, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn (nee Miller) and Roy S. Brownback.  She was a 1955 graduate of Scott High.  

She was retired from the Pepperidge...

Edith A. Powell, 86, of Highland Twp., died on July 17, 2014 at the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown, PA. She was the widow of William H. Powell who died in 1980. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Mower Flynn.                               .  

Edie was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Royal Paper in Coatesville retiring in 1990 with...

Katherine Elizabeth Mitchell, 85, of Paradise, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home in Paradise. She was the widow of the late James T. Mitchell who died in 1984. Born in Lewistown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Tayolr and Mary E. Macknieer Carolus.

She is survived by three sons; James T. Mitchell and wife Linda of Gap, Leroy K. Mitchell and wife Janet of...

Shirley Ruth Chambers, 81, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the widow of Calvin Jr. "Switch" Chambers who died in 2000. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Ruth A. Black Middleton, Sr. 
Shirley was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Sperry of Downingtown....

Ruth Henderson Mowday, 87, of Westwood, wife of Raymond C. Mowday, passed away on July 14, 2014 at the Harrison Senior Living in Christiana.  They celebrated 67 years of marriage in June.

Born in Coatesville, she was the youngest daughter of Eva B. and Robert Henderson and lived in the Coatesville area all her life.  She graduated in 1944 from Scott Senior High School.  She was a member...

Barbara A. Hunter, 72, of Honey Brook, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the LifeCare Hospital of Mechanicsburg.  She was the widow of Joseph R. Hunter, who passed away in 2008 after they had shared 48 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Barbara was the daughter of the late Hazel (Nuse) and Leo Swisher.  An area resident most of her life, she was a 1959 graduate of Scott...

Alisa L. Young Patterson, 41, of Coatesville, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, GA. She was the wife of LaTarence Patterson of Philadelphia. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Charles N. and Joan A. Combs Young. 
Alisa was an area resident all her life and a 1991 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed by the West...

Laverne S. Barlow, 72, of Landenberg, Pa., passed away at home on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of Darlene (Trivette) Barlow, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.

Born in Greeneville, TN, he was the son of the late Sarah J. (Walker) and James Barlow Sr.  

He was employed at Fabricated Metals as welder in Modena.

Laverne is survived, in addition...

Michael J. Merva, 83, of Cochranville, PA passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA.   Michael was the husband of the late Joan Mary Mountjoy Merva with whom he had shared 53 years of marriage.  

Born in Morrisdale, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Balough Merva.

Michael served honorably with the US Marine Corps receiving...

Jenna Jean Hope Landis, infant daughter of Jimm R. and Heather Irwin Landis of Manheim went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

She is survived, in addition to her parents, by a brother Harold Landis, paternal grandparents; Alvin and Cindy Patterson Landis of Manheim, maternal grandparents Ted and Pamela Pechin Irwin of Pequea and...

Robert A. Swift, 57, of Christiana, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Carol Houser Swift, with whom he was married since 1983.  

Born in Coatesville, Robert was the son of the late Dorothy K. (Hall) and Donald W. Swift.  

He was member of the Christiana American Legion, the Parkesburg V.F.W. and the Rod and Gun Club...

Donald E. Detterline, 60, of Parkesburg, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was an area resident all his life.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00am from the Pequea Baptist Cemetery, 6062 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA 17527

Lynne N. Gay, 60, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of David J. Gay with whom she shared 40+ years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Melvin F. Neff, Sr. and Ethel Mowday Neff. 
 
Lynne was an area resident all her life and a 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area...