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Cynthia Ruth Wilson, 54, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Norris and Eva Kay Barlow Wilson.

Cindy was an area resident all her life and a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church. She was employed as a horse trainer.

She is survived by three...

Sheridan H. Dickinson, 71, of Christiana, PA, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Alison Miller Dickinson. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Philip J. Dickinson and Margaret Williams Dickinson Ferguson. 

Sheridan was an area resident all his life and a member of the Mt. Zion AME Church. He was employed as an auto...

Arthur A. "Pud" Burt, III, 69, of Narvon, formerly of Compass, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Arthur A. Burt, II of Narvon and the late Miriam H. Hoar Burt and stepson to Carol Hunt Burt. 
Pud was an area resident all his life and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Compass. He enjoyed working at Handi-...

Elenor Louise Crawford, 87, of Valley Township, Chester County, formerly of Secane, Delaware County, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was the widow of the late Paul J. Crawford who died in 1989. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Henry J. Wagner and Elenor Munter Wagner Hetzner. 

Elenor was a 1946 graduate of the Prospect Park High School. 

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Donald K. Chocker, Jr., 52, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA. He was the beloved husband of Susan Vozzella Chocker with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Donald K. Chocker, Sr. and Alice Brown and step son to Leona Chocker and William Brown. 
Don was an area resident all his...

Marion Willard Brush, 87, of Cochranville, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2015 at the Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove, PA. She was the wife of Royal Sammis Brush with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Huntington, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Alma Bunce Willard. 
She is survived by one daughter Wendy E., wife of Bill Nelson of Cochranville, two...

Naomi W. Walker, 80, of Rock Hall, MD passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the wife of the late James M. Walker, Jr.  Born in, Chester County, PA, she was the daughter of the late David and Myrtle Malvaney Wertz. 

Naomi was a 1953 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She had been employed by the Compass...

Arlene Hughes Seeds, 89, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Pocopson Home, West Chester, PA. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late J. Parkes Hughes and Floy A. Gabriel and widow of the late Raymond G. Seeds. 

Arlene enjoyed genealogy, scrapbooking, crocheting and getting together with family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters...

Terry C. Boswell, 64, of Honey Brook, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. He was the beloved husband of J. Linda Peterson Boswell with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Jennersville, Chester County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ada Prange Boswell. 
Terry was an area resident all his life and a 1969 graduate of the...

Judith Ann Wenger, 72, was called home by her Lord on Monday, July 20, 2015. Judy earned her Angel wings unexpectedly yet peacefully in her sleep with her loving husband, Reuben “Skip” Wenger, and her
beloved Brady and Jingles at her side. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Reuben “Skip” Wenger, her devoted daughter, Dawn Marie Ayres and son-in-law, Ken Ayres of Hemet, Calif.,...

Chester Charles Mycko, Jr., 71, of Parkesburg, formerly of Philadelphia passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Janet Young Mycko.

Born in Philadelphia, Chester was the son of the late Florence (Stillwell) and Chester Mycko Sr.  

Chester served honorably in the US Navy during Vietnam.  He later served in the Department...

John H. Seymour II, 66, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Ruth (McCannon) and John H. Seymour.

He was a 1966 graduate of Coatesville.  He worked at Reading Railroad, Conrail and Septa.  

He was a member of V.F.W. of Parkesburg, Masons and the Parkesburg Methodist Church.

John is...

Barbara L. Hughes, 74, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Brandywine Hall.  She was the widow of the late Clayton E. Hughes, who passed away in 2005 after they had shared 47 years of marriage together.

Born in Coatesville, Barbara was the daughter of the late Carl and Dorothy (Parker) Cozzone.  

She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Parish of...

Grace K. Dolan, 81, of Kinzers, PA died on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Lancaster Regional Hospital. Born in Lyndell, she was the daughter of the late George and Elsie Osborn Kaiser. 
Grace was an area resident most of her life. She was employed by Unisys in Malvern as an inspector.

She is survived by two daughters; Esther, wife of Mark Oswald of Parkesburg and Marianne, wife of...

Larelda M. Lowery, 78, of Pomeroy, passed away on Sunday, July 12th under the care of Neighbor Hospice in West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Horace Lowery with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Pomeroy, Larelda was the daughter of Anna (Schulmeister) and Rufus McLaughlin.  

She was a member of the Pomeroy Methodist Church.  She volunteered in the Pomeroy...

John H. Purcell, 75 of West Chester died July 10, 2015.  Born December 4, 1939 he was the son of the late Ernest P. and Catherine (Raikowski) Purcell.  

A graduate of Chester High, John previously resided in Chester, Ridley Township, and Lansdowne.  He served in the Air Force and Reserves.  John was a former member of Holmes Fire Co where he served as past president, fireman, and CPR...

Ronald "Ronnie" London, 65, of Coatesville, passed away at the VA Medical Center of Philadelphia on Friday, July 10, 2015.  He was the husband of Marsha London with whom he shared 24 years of marriage.

Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of...

Wayne V. "Wiggy" Thomas, Jr., 81, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, July 10th at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widower of the late Lois May Thomas who passed away in 2014 after 62 years of marriage.

Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Evelyn D. Thomas-Humphries and Wayne V. Thomas Sr.  He was a 1951 graduate of Parkesburg High School.  
  
He served...

Winifred M. Pinkerton, 91, of Allentown, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital on Friday, July 10th, 2015 after a brief illness.  She was the widow of the late Paul E. Pinkerton, who passed away in 2003.  

Born in Caln Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ada (Gibson) Moore Conover and Harry L. Moore.  

Winnie grew up in Parkesburg and graduated in 1942 from Parkesburg...

Raymond L. Haines, 60, of Parkesburg, died on Monday, July 6, 2015 in Malvern, PA. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Elsworth and C. Estell Haines.  Ray lived in the area most of his life and had been employed, for 30 years, by the Franklin Elementary School of Rahway, NJ. Recently he enjoyed volunteering at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center.

He is survived by one daughter...

Irvin M. Weaver, 79, of W. Caln Twp. died at his home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He was the husband of Rebecca R. Gifford Weaver with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Henry M. and Martha Martin Weaver.

An area resident all his life, he was employed for 28 years by Terre Hill Concrete retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Grace Full...

Wilmer Robert Taylor, Jr., 66, of Christiana died at his home on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Anita Weaver Taylor with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Wilmer R. Taylor, Sr. of Honey Brook and the late Charlotte Simmers Taylor. 
Bob was a 1967 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. He proudly served in...

John L. Rutledge, 88, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Conestoga View of Lancaster.  He was the husband of the late Josephine S. Rutledge with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.  Born in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Ralph M. and Charlotte Slaymaker Rutledge.

John served honorably in the US Army during WWII from 1944 - 1947.  He was employed by...

Marlin Dale Strouth, 49, of West Bradford Twp., died suddenly at his home on Friday, July 3, 2015. Born in West Chester, he was the beloved son of Jack A. and Vivian R. Beale Strouth.
Marlin was an area resident all his life. He was employed by Scotts Tree Service of Honey Brook. 
He is survived, in addition to his parents, by one sister Arissa, wife of Jim Gallagher of Downingtown...

Dennis J. Wright, 49, of Philadelphia died on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Somerton Center Nursing Home in Philadelphia. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Edward D. and Dolores Stecvak Wright. 
Mr. Wright was formerly employed as a journalist with the Phoenixville Reporter. 
He is survived by a sister JoAnn Taylor of Parkesburg and two nieces.
Services will be private...