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Ruth C. Collis, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 while under the care of Hospice and Community Care of Mount Joy. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice Williams Cherry. 
Ruth was a Lancaster County resident for over fourty years. She was retired as operations supervisor at the Mellon Bank (now Citizens Bank) in Lititz.  
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Franklin N. Butcher, 80 of Coatesville, PA, formerly of Downingtown and Phoenixville, passed away at his home on April 23, 2016. He was the widower of the late Pamela Francis. Born in Unionville, he was the son of the late Milton and Genevia H. Butcher Cheers.  
An area resident all his life he was employed as a machinist for Lasko Manfacturing of West Chester.  

Franklin served...

William E. Large, Jr., 83, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living Center of Christiana.  He was the widower of Marie A. Large, who passed away in 2006.

Born in Coatesville, Bill was the son of the late Elizabeth and William Large Sr.  

He served honorably as a tank driver with the US Army during the Korean War.  Bill was a Past Commander...

Joan E. Pyle, 75, passed away on Friday, April 22 at her home.  She was the beloved mother of Gigi A. Hayes and husband, Timothy, Sherry L. Murphy and husband Vernon.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Dickinson) Lemheney and Andrew Lemheney. 

A 1958 graduate of Scott High School.  Joan enjoyed traveling and through her years she sailed the Caribbean and...

Eric D. "Sugie" London, Sr., 54, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Bobbie J. (Pilgrim) London, with whom he shared over five years of marriage.  

Born in Ayers, Mass., Eric was the son of Vivian Mae Christie London and the late Norman I. London.  

Eric served honorably from 1980 to 1984 with the US Army.  He later...

Mary V. Young, 97, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Heatherwood Retirement Community of Honey Brook.  She was the widow of the late Leon E. Young, who passed away in 1982.  

Born in Thorndale, Mary was the daughter of the late Myrtle (Davis) and Charles Pennell.  

She was a graduate of Scott High and worked as an oil dispatcher for Thomas C. Medford.

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Harry Chesnet, 85, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of the late Genevie Townsend Chesnet with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Harry was the son of the late Sara (Bones) and Harry S. Chesnet.  He was employed at the former Lukens Steel of Coatesville for 42 years.

Harry was...

Shirley Gilmore Robbins, 81, of Ronks, PA, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Bruce A. Robbins with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Rice Gilmore. 

Shirley was an area resident all her life. She was employed by the US Postal Service as a mail carrier and years ago...

Harold J. "Ruby" Rubincam, 86, of Coatesville, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016 while under the care of Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the beloved husband of Lois Sterling Rubincam with whom he share 63 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Garrett and Caroline Watkins Rubincam. 

Harold was an area resident all his life and 1947 graduate of...

Anthony J. Paladino, 95, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He was the widower of Helen D. Scott Paladino who died in 1993.

Born in Bridgeport, Anthony was the son of the late Lorenzo and Mary Paladino. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII.

He was employed by Alan Wood Steel of Conshohocken...

Suzanne Wiggins, 86, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Ware Presbyterian Village of Oxford.  She was the widow of the late Leon Wiggins, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.  

Born in Christiana, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Hilda (Borland) and Lloyd Williams.  

She was a member of the Parkesburg Baptist Church.

Suzanne is...

Mary Kabli Boros, 93, of Honey Brook, formally of Coatesville, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Hickory House Nursing Home. She was the widow of the late Steven Boros. Born in Chester County, she was the daughter of the late John and Julianna Ricu Kabli.

Mary was an area resident all her life. She was employed with the dietary department at the Brandywine Hospital. She was a...

Alta M. "Dolly" Lewis, 56, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  She was the beloved wife of Theodore F. Lewis Sr., with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Alta was the daughter of the late Thelma R. (Manning) and Jacob E. Lusby.  

She was employed as an Aid for Home Staff.

Dolly is...

Diane J. "Janie" Bradley, 70, formerly of Atglen, passed away on April 11, 2016, in Wellsboro, PA.   Born in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of the late George D. and Dorothy M. Bixler Bradley.
She lived in the Atglen area for 40 years.  She retired from Medical Records at Paoli Hospital and was a former member of Grace Community Church.

She is survived by the following siblings,...

Anthony N. "Tony" Weaver, 55, of Parkesburg, died at his home on Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Joseph L. and Pauline Burkholder Weaver.  

Tony lived in the Gap area most of his life and was a 1981 graduate of the Pequea High School. He was employed by Quad Graphics of Atglen as an assistant operator.

He is survived, in addition to his...

Willard H. "Bill" Schnader, 68, of Allentown, passed away on April 11, 2016 at the LVHN Hospice Center of Allentown, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Kathy Wertz Schnader with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harry W. Schnader and Virginia Rzepinski Kauffman Fredd. 
Bill was a 1965 graduate of the Scott High School in Coatesville.  ...

Charles T. Halsey, 80, of Coatesville, passed away at Brandywine Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  He was the beloved husband of Ramona Liggett Halsey, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.  

Born in Independence, Virginia, Charles was the son of the late Annie and Roosevelt Halsey.  An area resident for most of his life, he was a 1955 graduate of Scott High School.  He was...

Terri Lynn Grim, 51, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, April 4th, 2016 at her home.  She was the wife of David G. Podmokley.  

Born in Coatesville, Terri was the daughter of Cynthia (Trumbower) and Gary Johnson.  She was a graduate of Coatesville High School.  She was employed as a nutritionist for the Brandywine Hospital.

Terri is survived, in addition to her husband, by...

Salome Mittelman, 69, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alan P. Mittelman who died in 2013. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Norman Smoker and Mary Werntz Smoker.

Salome was an area resident all her life and a 1964 graduate of the Coatesville High School. She was employed at the...

Robert H. Whisler, Jr., 71, of Gap, PA died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Tel-Hai Retirement Community of Honey Brook, PA. He was the beloved husband of Mamie S. McCarraher Whisler with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Robert H. Whisler, Sr. and Edith C. Rafine Whisler. 

Bob was a 1964 graduate of the Great Valley High School....

Hazel Marie Morris Shank, 82, of New Holland, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Garden Spot Village of New Holland.  She was the wife of the late Thomas G. "Tommy" Shank who died in 1981 with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the youngest daughter of the late Francis Edwin Morris and Marion Koehler Morris Greenwood.  
 
An area...

Alice S. Johnson, 96, of Coatesville, passed away at Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville on April 6, 2016. She was the widow of the late Roy Johnson and her first husband the late Rudolph A. Shook, Sr.  Born in Doe Run, she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Kat Stone Cunningham.  

An area resident her whole life, she was a graduate of the Unionville High School.
She was...

Allison Rae Refford, 37, formally of Downingtown, passed peacefully at Aria Hospital of Bucks County on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. 

Born at Chester County Hospital to Deborah Clark-Busbee. She graduated from Downingtown Area School District in 1997. Allison's love for helping others inspired her to work in retail and as a photographer for the majority of her life. She worked for many...

Janet Louise Flahart, 77, of Cochranville, went home to be with her Heavenly Father after a lengthy illness on April 1, 2016.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Sara O. McCauley and Hayes T. McCauley and was the foster daughter of Emma and Andrew Weaver of Quarryville, PA.
She attended Solanco Schools with the class of 1956 and worked at the former Tidy Sewing...

John Forrest Taylor, Jr., 95, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Freedom Village.  He was the widow of the late Mae Elizabeth "Betty" (Fox) Taylor, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Alice C. (Martin) and John Forrest Taylor Sr.

An area resident his entire life, he was a 1939 graduate of Scott High...

Edwin D. Wike, 57, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He was the husband of Alice E. Dunfee Wike.  

Born in Coatesville, Edwin was the son of the late Carla (Vosshenrich) and Robert Wike.  

An area resident most of his life, he was a 1977 graduate of CASH.  Edwin was self-employed as a Carpet Installer.  ...

William M. Wise, Sr., 74, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Coatesville VA Hospice Center. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Beulah Meggett Ross of West Chester and the late James Lee Wise, Sr. 

Mr. Wise proudly served...

Eugene “Genie” Williams, 81, of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Monday, March 28th at Chester County Hospital of West Chester.  He was the husband of Harriett J. Williams, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.
 
Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Sunnie Williams Sr.  and the late Marie Green Williams.
 
He served honorably in the US Army.  Eugene worked...

M. Naomi Moore, 103, of West Chester, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Pocopson Home.  Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Avarilla and William Moore.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester.  Naomi was employed by West Chester Hosiery Mill and later at Hickman Nursing Home, where she was the head of housekeeping.

Naomi...