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Donald Eugene Moore, Jr., 59, of Williamston, NC, formerly of Gap, PA, died suddenly at his home on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was the beloved companion and fiancé of Carol Amoriello. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Donald Eugene Moore, Sr. and Jeanne Acker Moore. 

Donald was a local resident most of his life and a graduate of the Octorara High School. He was self-...

John R. Ford, 77, of Parkesburg, passed away on June 18, 2018, at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester.  He was the loving husband of Gloria Spengler Ford with whom he was married for 57 years.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the...

Sarah Anna Jurasinski, 22, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 13th in Atglen.  She was the beloved daughter of Mimi Jurasinski of Parkesburg and David Jurasinski of Norwich, NY.

Born in West Chester, Sarah was a 2015 Octorara High School graduate and she was currently enrolled at West Chester University.  

Sarah was active with the Young Democrats.  She coached...

Carol A. Walker, 74, of Oxford, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Robert Walker with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Edward Gilbert and Marie Arnold Berry.

Carol was a County resident most of her life. She was employed by the Cartmel Retirement...

Hazel Willmott Propst, 100 years old, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Friday, June 15th at her granddaughter's home.  She was the widow of the late Howard L. Willmott Sr, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage, and the late Forrest Propst, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage.  

Born in Chester County, Hazel was the daughter of the late Ella Mae (Bernard) Lawrence and...

Charles Edward Allen III, 53, of Philadelphia passed away on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Aria Torresdale Hospital. He was the son of Christine Carol (Borucki) Allen and the late Charles Edward Allen who passed in 2004. 

Charles was a 1982 graduate of North Catholic High School and went on to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Chemistry from The Community College of Philadelphia. He was...

Mary LaVelle Smith, 92, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Hickory House Nursing Home, Honey Brook, PA. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Marion Burns Shoemaker.

LaVelle was an area resident all her life and a 1945 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She was employed at the Coatesville VA Medical...

Debra L. Cooper Cotten, 62, of Coatesville, Pa., passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 30, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was under Hospice Care at Harston Hall, Flourtown, Pa. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of Madelyn B. Wilson Toole and the late Ronald Toole, Sr.

A 1973 graduate of Octorara High School, Debra lived in Chester County all of her life.

Most of...

Cynthia Nace Barnes, of Cochranville, PA, passed away in the early hours of June 7, 2018, at her home of 43 years after a short illness.  She was the wife of Elwood Eugene Barnes for almost 54 years.  

Born in Baltimore, MD on August 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Anderson Nace of Oakland, MD.

Cynthia was educated through high school in Oakland, and...

John M. Lease, 54, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline E. Canale Lease with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late William T. Lease and Grace E. Bennett Lease. 

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Louella MacHenry released her spirit to the heavens on 5/22/2018. She was born and raised in Coatesville, PA. After marriage to her husband Lew Wallace MacHenry, she traveled with him to military postings in Germany, Washington D.C., and Kentucky. While traveling to these places, Louella had the opportunity to work for a number of high ranking officers in the armed forces. After Wally’s career...

Jaime Miller, 19, of Honey Brook, passed away on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. Born in Elkton Maryland he was the son of Stephanie Miller of Conestoga. 

Jaime was a 2017 graduate of Twin Valley High School. He had recently joined the Marine Corps and was scheduled to attend boot camp in the near future. He was currently employed by Griffiths Construction of Chester Springs. Jaime enjoyed time...

Ernest “Ed” Mize, 80, of Cochranville passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Mize with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Smyth County, Virginia he was the son of the late Milton Mize and Lessie Townsend.

Ed was a graduate of Scott Senior High School and went on to attend The Municipal Police Academy at Delaware County Community...

Gabrielle Wallace, 57, of Honey Brook, passed away on Monday, June 4th at her home.  

She was the beloved wife of Charles "Skip" Wallace, with whom she shared six years of marriage.  

Born in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of Donald Mentzer of Southampton, Pa. and the late Trina Koch.

She was a 1979 graduate of William Tennent High School.  

Gabrielle was a...

Robert S. Rambo, 97, of Spring City, PA, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Southeastern PA Veteran's Center in Spring City. He was the beloved husband of Joyce Crabbs Rambo with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Walter S. and Bertha MacNeal Rambo. 

Bob was a Chester County resident most of his life. He...

Anna Simpson Tyson, 89, of Milton, DE, formerly of Coatesville, died on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Delaware Hospice Center of Milford, DE.  She was the beloved wife of the late Harold L. Tyson, who passed away in 2017 after they shared 66 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, she was daughter of the late Anna E. (Shoemaker) and Harvey Simpson.She was a Bell, and later Verizon...

Richard Arthur "Dick" Collins, 82, of Daytona Beach, FL, died on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community.  He was the husband of the late Caroline Jean (Vandegriff) Collins who died in 1998.  He was the son of the late Miriam V. (Hague) Collins Jensen and the late Horace S. Collins.

He is survived by four children: Randy L. Collins and wife Sandy of Coatesville,...

Karen A. Engle, 59, wife of David E. Engle, Jr., of Honey Brook passed away on May 30, 2018 at her home.  She was the beloved wife of David E. Engle Jr., with whom she shared 44 years of love.  

Born in West Chester, Karen was the daughter of the late David Whitworth, Sr and Loretta Barkman Bingamin of Leola.  

She considered two other men as fathers, the late Arthur Martin, Sr...

Catherine M. McLaughlin (nee McClenaghan), 84, of East Fallowfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of her beloved husband of 52 years, Michael J McLaughlin Sr.

She is survived by her three children: Michael J. McLaughlin Jr, fiancée of Jodi Farrow, of Cochranville, Patrick J McLaughlin, husband of Richard G...

Anthony N. "Tony" Riccardi, Jr., 75, of Cochranville, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 while surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Amelia A. Riccardi, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Chester, Tony was the son of the late Rose (Delfino) and Anthony N. Riccardi, Sr.

He worked as the Director of Maintenance at the Pocopson Home...

Mark William Wilson, 61, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 22nd while surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Joan Wilson, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Mark was the son of Virginia (Schreck) and the late William S. Wilson.  He graduated Widener University with a BS Degree in Business Administration.  

Mark...

Carl E. Miller, 79, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA. Born in Atglen, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Preston and Jennie C. Dickinson Miller. After his mother died, he was raised by Nathaniel and Mary Dickinson.

Carl was an area resident all his life. After graduating from Scott high School in Coatesville he...

The children of Carol Marshall are sad to announce Carol’s passing on the evening of May 17,
2018 following a brief illness. Her family was at her bedside. Carol was born in Coatesville
on May 31, 1922, the daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Waddell Swisher. She was proceeded
in death by her loving husband, Virgil Marshall, to whom she was married for 61 years. Carol is
...

Glenna Hurley Adams, 81, of Wagontown, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018, at home, where she was surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Verdie (Hank) Adams, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2002 after 42 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester and raised in Embreeville, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lucy Hurley.

She was a 1954 graduate of...

Isabel L. Simmers, 86, of Honey Brook, passed away on May 18, 2018 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community.  She was the widow of the late Donald C. Simmers who died in 1974.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Esther Pfitzenmeyer Lynch.  

Isabel and her husband were the owners and operators of the Honey Brook Lounge from 1958-1980.  She was a member of the...