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John H. McLaughlin, Sr., 78, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home.  He was the husband of Gale (Poff) McLaughlin, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.  

Born in Wilmington, Del., John was the son of the late Mary (Lis) and Howard R. McLaughlin.   He served honorably in the US Army.  

John worked at Lukens Steel for 37 years, retiring in...

George K. Worst, 88, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville, PA. He was the husband of Betty Hiller Worst. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Kelso and Anna Lantz Worst.

George was an area resident for most of his life but he also lived in Maryland, Virginia, Mexico, Florida and North Carolina. After graduating...

Bradford A. Gregory, 66, of West Caln, died on Saturday, September 17, 2016, as a result of a fishing accident.  He was the husband of Fay Elaine Fryberger Gregory with whom he shared over 19 years of marriage.  Born in Kingston, PA, he was the son of the late Warren Gregory and the late Gloria Payne Eidson and the step son of the late Omar Eidson. 

Bradford retired early in 2011, after...

Paul L. Wolfe, 92, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was the husband of the late Doris Gable Wolfe who died in 1999. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Austin and Margretta Kauffman Wolfe. 

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

Milton C. Burrell, 44, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Neighborhood Inpatient Unit in West Chester, PA.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Milton and Carol Sneddon Burrell of Parkesburg.

An area resident all his life, he was a 1990 graduate of Octorara High School. He was employed as a line operator with Omega Flex, Inc. of Exton, PA.

In...

Alfred William Sharples, 68, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 under the care of Coatesville VA Hospital.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mary and William Sharples.

Alfred served honorably in the US Army from 1968 to 1971.  

He is survived by his brothers, Thomas R. Sharples of Coatesville and John P. Sharples, husband of Cara, of...

Beverly Barton Robinson, 64, of Lancaster, died on Monday, September 12, 2016 while under the care of Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy, PA. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence E. Robinson with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick "Pat" Barton and Lydia Mosbey Barton.

Beverly was a 1970 graduate of the Octorara...

Becky L. Sellers - Hanna, 32, of Gap, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of James L. Hanna, II. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Kevin J. Sellers and Bridget Lynn Smith Sellers of Gap. 

Becky was an area resident all her life and a 2002 graduate of the Pequea Valley High School. 

In addition to her parents, she...

Christian Lloyd Sweigart, 87, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, September 10th, 2016.  He was the husband of Mary (Rimel) Sweigart, with whom he would have shared 46 on the 12th of September.  

Born in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Mary (Esch) and Joseph Sweigart.  He served honorably in the US Army.  He had worked at the Chester County Airport and was a Brick Layer by trade...

Ann N. Rice, 94, of Parkesburg, passed away on September 9th, 2016 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Thomas Rice.

Born in Long Island, New York, Ann was the daughter of the late Julia (Shumyla) and Joseph Kolodski.  A resident of Parkesburg for 84 years, she graduated from Parkesburg High School.  She had worked at the Parkesburg...

Virginia Guiney Haslett Ford, 92, of West Chester, passed away at home on Friday, September 9th, 2016, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of the late John D.S. Haslett and Daniel I. Ford, DO.  

Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Mabel S. (Grigg) and Martin V. Guiney.  She graduated from Coatesville Area High School and the Quincy School of Nursing, Mass.  She...

Frederick E. Landis, 83, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy I. Hess Landis with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late John B. and Sophia Belle Stauffer Landis.

Fred was an area resident all his life and a 1950 graduate of the former West Fallowfield High School in...

 James E. Swaim of Nashville, TN, formerly of Parkesburg, PA, died Thursday, August 25, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Renée. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Reitzel and Mary Swaim of Parkesburg, PA.  

He was a loving, generous, dependable father, pop-pop, and great grandfather. He was an honest and hardworking man who...

Steven Corey Stanley, 27, of Spring City, PA died on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Lancaster General Hospital as the result of a motorcycle accident. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Rachel Surrett Siket of Spring City and the late Robert Thomas Stanley, Jr. and stepson to Brian Siket of Spring City. 

Corey was a County resident all his life and had attended Octorara Area...

Jean J. Cummings, 89, of Lancaster, was called home on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Glen at the Willow Valley Retirement Community. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Charles H. Cummings who died in 2013. They shared 56 years of marriage together. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Jennie Watson Jeffries.
 
Jean and her husband formerly...

Robert B. Katherman, 89, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2016 at Conestoga View of Lancaster.  He was the widower of the late D. Marie Engle Katherman, who passed away in 2014.  

Born in Downingtown, Robert was the son of the late Helen (Brouse) and Percy Katherman.  A resident of Parkesburg most of his life, he was a member of Parkesburg United Methodist...

Gertrude W. "Trudy" Kneib, 91, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at St. Martha's Manor in Downingtown surrounded by her devoted family.

She was the loving wife of Richard J. Kneib who preceded her in death in June 2010.

Born in Coatesville on January 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Ellen Ransing Walters.

Trudy attended...

It is with deep sadness that we say our Mom, Grammie, Little Grammie and sister, Irene May Hawk, age 86, of Atglen, passed away at home on Friday, August 26, 2016. She was the former wife of our dad, George T. Smale of Parkesburg who passed away in 1976 and the wife of the late Theodore R. Hawk of Parkesburg who passed away in 1983. Born in Atglen in 1930, during...