Obituaries

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Geraldine V. "Shirley" Schapansky, 83, of Strasburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Life Care Hospital in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late David Schapansky who died in 1999. Born in Tuckerdale, NC, she was the daughter of the late Vaughn and Viola Hurley Miller. 

Geraldine was  a resident of Strasburg for two years and formerly she had lived in Lady Lake,...

Irene G. Patton, 90, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Hickory House Nursing Home, Honey Brook, PA. She was the wife of the late Carol E. Patton, Sr. who died in 2003. Born in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hollie Henderson Owens. 
Irene was an area resident most of her life. She was a member of the Pomeroy United...

Dolores E. Townsley, 84, of Fairmount Homes, passed away on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at Wellspan Hospital of Ephrata.  She was the widow of Jesse Townsley Jr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage before his passing in 2015.

Born in Coatesville, Dolores was the daughter of the late Lena M. (Thatcher) and Edward C. Rice.  

She was a 55 year member of Towerville Christian...

Grace W. Martin, 86, of Parkesburg, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the widow of the late William B. Martin who died in 1998. Born in Atglen, she was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Anna Taylor Winward. 

Grace was a lifelong resident of Parkesburg and a 1947 graduate of the Parkesburg High School. She was a faithful member of the Parkesburg...

Frank J. "Gus" Robins, 66, of Quarryville, passed away on Friday, January 29th at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA. He was the beloved husband of Joyce A. Riley Robins with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Towanda, PA. He was the son of the late Howard and Catherine Fox Robins. 

Frank was a 1968 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed, for 30...

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, William Cross, Jr., 69, of Parkesburg died unexpectedly on Friday, January 29, 2016 surrounded by those who loved him dearly. Born in Coatesville, Bill was married to Barbara Davis Cross for 47 years and they had lived in Parkesburg since 1980. 

Bill worked for Lukens Steel for more than 30 years, followed by another 10 years of...

Constance L. "Connie" Miller, 87, of Honey Brook, PA, died on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Raphael N. Miller, Sr. and Gertrude McGinness Miller. 

Connie grew up in Parkesburg and graduated from the Parkesburg High School in 1946. She continued her education at the former Coatesville Hospital School of Nursing...

Pietro P. "Pete" Blanck, 76, of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Coatesville VA Hospice Unit. He was the beloved husband of Anna Pearl Blanck with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late George Blanck and Sylvia Pologruto Blanck Condo. 

Pete was an area resident most of his life. He proudly served in the US Army...

David Michael Jones, 62, of West Caln, passed away at his home on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the evening, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn Zorn Jones with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Joyce Strohl Jones. 

Raised in Newark, DE, David was a resident of Ramsey, NJ for 32 years and had...

Sylvia P. Hughes, 96, of Modena, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Freedom Village.  She was the husband of Charles M. Hughes, Jr. with whom she would have shared 54 years of marriage in March.

Born in Mifflin Co., Sylvia was the daughter of the late Sally (Zook) and Jonathan Kauffman.

Born Mennonite to a farming family, she went to school until the 8th grade at which...

Ada “Jeanette” March Guthrie, 90 of Caln Township passed away peacefully at Hickory House Rehabilitation Center on Thursday morning January 21st after a brief illness.  She was the daughter of the late William W. March Sr. and Jennie A. Orr March.  Born February 16, 1925 in Elverson, PA she was the wife of the late Ralph L Guthrie for 60 years.  As a member of the Coatesville Presbyterian...

Amos Edward Neuhauser, "Ed," was born in Morton, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1937 and passed away on January 18, 2016 after many years of serious heart, lung and kidney issues.  

He was the son of Warren Amos Neuhauser of Gap, Pennsylvania, a turbine engineer for Westinghouse, and Mary Ella Houder Neuhauser of Parkesburg, PA.  Ed was the oldest of three brothers, John Kenneth Neuhauser and...

Donna Lou Hare, 71, of Phoenixville, laid her valiant 25-year Struggle with cancer to rest on January 18, 2016. Born on March 3, 1944 in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the Maurice J. Hare and Mildred Mowday Gregson.
Donna grew up in the Coatesville area and was a 1961 graduate of Scott High School where she excelled at sports and academics. Her secretarial career took her to...

Ilene L. Franklin, 78, of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice Center of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late William Franklin, who passed away in 2003 after they had shared 44 years of marriage.  

Born in Perry Township, Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Lucille (nee Barnes) and Robert Holler.  She was a resident of...

Joyce E. Sherman, 73, of Atglen, passed away on Thursday, January 14th at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester.  

Born in Atglen, Joyce was the daughter of the late Ella (Conover) and Paul Sherman, Sr.  She was employed at Irwin Textile Co. of Atglen for 25 years as a machine operator.

Joyce is survived by her siblings, Paul Sherman Jr. of Georgetown, Dorothy Eppley of...

Marion E. Miller, 76, of West Chester, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. She was the beloved wife of Ralph V. Miller, Jr. with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson Jones. 

Marion was an area resident for the past 50 years. She served...

Joyce L. Dixon, 74, of Parkesburg, transitioned to Glory peacefully on Monday, January 11th, 2016.  She was the widow of Richard C. Dixon, who preceded her in death in 2004 after sharing 45 years of marriage together.  

Born in Coatesville, Joyce was the daughter of Gladys (Waters) Cooper.  

She was in the first graduating class of Octorara High School.   

Joyce was...

     Susie Zink, age 72, of West Chester, PA died Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA.
     She was born February 13, 1943 in Bellaire, OH, a daughter of the late Ensil “Russ” and Edna Muriel Toothman Tucker.
     She was a member of Grove United Methodist Church, West Chester and attended St. Johns United Church of Christ, Powhatan Point, OH....