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William R. L. Winters, Sr., 75, of Atglen, passed away on Monday, November, 28, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA. He was the husband of Shirley R. Winters and his first wife the late Anita Persing Winters who died in 2007. Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late William H. Winters and Elsie Hudson Winters.

Bill was an Atglen resident all his life and a 1960 graduate...

Thomas A. Madonna, Sr., 73, of Newlin Township, Coatesville, PA died on Sunday morning, November 27, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Spillane Madonna with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Catherine Stackhouse Mann of Wellington, FL and the late Anthony J. Madonna. 

Tom was a County resident all his life. He graduated...

Robert W. Bernard, 91 formerly of Coatesville, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on November 21, 2016 at Pocopson Nursing Home. He was the beloved and dedicated husband to Iris V.(Dean) Bernard with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

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Jacob H. "Bud" Denny, 71, of Coatesville, passed away at the Brandywine Hospital on Sunday, November, 20, 2016. He was beloved husband of Gail M. Good Denny with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Hamilton and Margaret Kane Denny.

Bud was a County resident all his life. He was employed by the Allstar Corp. of Downingtown, PA in shipping...

Richard R. "Dickie" Ross, Jr., 53, of Ronks, PA passed away at his home on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Dawn McGinnis Ross of Gap and the late Richard R. Ross, Sr.

Dickie was an area resident all his life. He was recently employed by Sylan Stoltzfus Builders of Paradise. 

He is survived, in addition to his Mother, by his fiance Julie O'...

Richard Allen Ruth, 79, formerly of East Fallowfield, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 19th, surrounded by his family at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  

He was the beloved husband of Sara A. (Miller) Ruth, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.  

Born in Atglen, Richard was the son of the late Roberta L. (States) and Joseph C. Ruth.  He was a...

Edna E. Johnson, 91, of Coatesville, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the widow of the late Wilson "Mike" Johnson, who died in 2015. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Carpenter and Ella Mae Bernard Lawrence. 

A lifelong area resident, she was employed by the Coatesville School District in the cafeteria retiring in 1972.

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Brenda Lee Guest, 63, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, November 18th at Chester County Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Harold J. Guest, Sr., with whom she shared 45 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Brenda was the daughter of Hellen (Troupe) and Paul Rhoades.  She was a graduate of Coatesville High School and was employed by Coatesville Area Schools and Wal-Mart...

Doris J. Swaim, 73, of Sadsbury Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her home.  She was the beloved wife of Reitzel Swaim, Jr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.   

Born in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ruth A. (VanWhy) and Delbert Hutzler.  She lived in Christiana and the Coatesville area most of her life.  Doris graduated...

Betty Lou Stanley, 81, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Brandywine Hospital.  She was the widow of the late John B. Stanley, Jr.

Born in Sadsburyville, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (McWilliams) and Albert R. Bair.  She was a 1953 graduate of Scott High School, and she enjoyed her career as a hairdresser.  

Betty Lou is survived by her...

Audrey M. Wyerman, 90, passed away at her home at Simpson Meadows on Sunday, November 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth A. Wyerman with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Tyrone, PA she was the daughter of the late Karl E. and Ethel Shollenberger Miller. 
 
Audrey was an area resident most of her life. She was an active member of Friendship United Methodist...

William J. Gabriel, Jr., 81, of Coatesville, died on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Christiana, PA. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late William J. Gabriel, Sr. and Dorothy P. Hawk Gabriel. 

Bill was an area resident most his life. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1957. He was employed as a security officer by the former Lukens...

Charles M. Hughes, Jr., 85, of Modena, passed away on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widower of the late Sylvia Kauffman Hughes, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.  They vacationed in Cecil County, MD every year and enjoyed dancing every weekend.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Viola (Harkins) and Charles M. Hughes, Sr.  He...

  Leedom Kirk John, age 97, traded in his mustang wings for his heavenly wings, going home to be with his LORD, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  He was the husband of “Linda” Ethel Zell John.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Lawrence John and Hazel Kirk John.  He is survived by his son Lee K. John (Kitty March), daughter,...

Jacque F. Donnell, 85, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones.  He shared 64 years of marriage with his wife Priscilla.  

Born in Westwood, Jacque was the son of the late Freda (Best) and Robert Donnell.  

Jacque was employed by National Rolling Mills for 32 years, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church....

George Edgar Reeser, 77, of Atglen, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Marlene A. Russell Reeser with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edgar R. and Bessie A. Murray Reeser.

George was an area resident all his life and a 1957 graduate of the Scott High School in Coatesville. He was...

Charles W. "Chuck" Marsh, 48, of Parkesburg, died on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the beloved son of William M. Marsh, Jr. and Cynthia Hager Marsh. 

Chuck was a 1986 graduate of CASH. He was employed by Super Fresh in Downingtown. 

He is survived, in addition to his parents, by one brother Brent Marsh of Parkesburg, and a host...