Obituaries

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Patricia Wharton, 67, of Modena, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Pembrooke Health and Rehab Center in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of David F. Wharton. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Haines Harnish.

Patty was an area resident all her life and a 1968 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed by the Dairy...

James E. Hummel, 61, of West Caln Township, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Candace, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward Martin Hummel and Margaret Clark Hummel. 
 
Jim was employed by the Reading Truck Group of Reading, PA as a machinist. He was a smart and hard...

Donald H. Welsh, 90, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, October 19th at the Paoli Memorial Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Eleanor H. Welsh, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Donald was the son of the late Emma (Hatfield) and Clyde Welsh.  He served honorably in the US Army during WWII as a Combat Engineer.  

Donald worked at the...

William J. Britton, 72, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 18th under the care of Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Britton, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  

He was the son of Joan Britton of Parkesburg and the late William C. Britton.

An area resident most of his life, he was a graduate of Octorara High School...

Margaret B. Read, 96, formerly of Atglen, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  She was the widow of Harrison W. Read, who passed away in 1969 after they had shared 28 years of marriage.  

Born in Cardiff, New Jersey, Margaret was the daughter of the late Adela (Zapletal) and Andrew Bolf.  

She had been employed as a Financial Secretary at Penn Valley Savings and Loan.  ...

Thomas A. Barlow, 61, of Leesburg, FL, died on Thursday Sept. 28, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. Flynn Barlow with whom he shared 11 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Beulah J. Matlack Barlow of Fruitland Park, FL and the late Andrew J. Barlow.

Tom was a County resident most of his. He proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Benjamin...

Harry Mark Stong, 73, of Coatesville, Pa  passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Born March 7,1944 in Philadelphia. He was the son of Harold and Julia Stong of Downingtown, Pa. Harry was a graduate of Downingtown High School and received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating he was station in Germany while serving in the United...

Virginia Mae (nee Joe) Faddis, 90 of Branson, Mo, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Leon Harvey Faddis, with whom she shared 70 wonderful years of marriage, and they often celebrated their happiness with family and friends.

Born on April 17th, in Paradise, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Ruth Mae (nee Keenan) and...

Florence B. Supplee, 87, of Romansville, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of William E. Supplee, Sr. with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Elizabeth Hibberd Bradley.

Florence was a County resident all her life and a 1947 graduate of the Downingtown High School. She was...

John M. Illes, 67, of Kinzers, originally of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family.  He was the beloved husband of Jill (Jones) Illes, with whom he shared 22 years of love and happiness. 

Born in Coatesville, John was the son of the late Ann (Ferdik) and Michael Illes.  He was a 1968 graduate of Coatesville High School.  John was a...

Ronald L. Haines, Sr., 57, of Kinzers, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Kimberly A. (Miller) Haines, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Ronald was the son of the late Roberta L. (Thompson) and Robert W. Taylor.  He was a 1978 graduate of the Coatesville High School.  

Ronald...

Horace A. Bailey, Jr., 92, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster. He was the husband of the late Mary A. Donley Bailey who died in 1996. They shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late Horace A. Bailey, Sr. and Anna M. Carpenter Bailey.

Horace was an area resident all his life. He was a self employed...

 Barbara Ann O'Brien, 77, of Parkesburg, died on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Hickory House Nursing Home, Honey Brook, PA. Born in Modena, she was the daughter of the late William James O'Brien and Cora Ruth Cox.
Barb was an area resident all her life and a 1957 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School.  

She was employed as a domestic for over 50 years and she helped...

Jeannette R. Randler Clifford, 65, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hickory House Nursing Home of Honey Brook. She was the widow of the late Douglas Clifford. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Florence Layton Randler. 

Jeannette was an area resident all her life and grew up in the town of Parkesburg. She was employed, for 43...

Keith Allan Ream, Jr, 23, of Coatesville, passed away after an automobile accident on September 27, 2017.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Keith A. and Susan Romanoski Ream, Sr. 

 He was the owner of an auto detailing business.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his significant other, Laneece Bratcher of West Chester, his son, Joell Ream of West Chester, his maternal...

Dolores R. Przychodzien, 89, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 27th under the care of Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook.  She was the widow of John Stephen Przychodzien, Jr., who passed away in 2009 after they had shared 54 years of marriage.  

Born in Orlando, West Virginia, Dolores was the daughter of the late Della M. (Fox) and Jesse Uriah Cole.  She had...

James L. Gill, 82, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 26th at Hickory House of Honey Brook.  He was the widower of the late Anne Yunkin Gill, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, James was the son of the late Sara Franciscus Gill Liberatore and Lewis Gill.  He was retired from the former Lukens Steel, where he worked for 33 years as a Pipe...

Adalbert H. "Al" Neubauer, 78, of West Grove, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Coatesville VA Hospice Center. Born in Butow, Germany, he was the son of the late Willi Otto Neubauer and Franziska Schikora Neubauer. 

Al immigrated to Pennsylvania with his family in 1951. He proudly served in the US Navy. For many years, he was a self employed master carpenter and did most...

Linda Sue Wischuck, 67, passed away suddenly at her home in Parkesburg on Monday, September 25, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of Gene R. Wischuck with whom she shared 51 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, she is the daughter of Charles "Chew" and Alice Nitzenberger McCarty of Parkesburg.

She was a life long resident of Parkesburg and a 1967 graduate of Octorara High School and...

Walter Leroy Sharrer, 74, of West Caln, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of Donna (Lachman) Sharrer, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Walter was the son of the late Dorothy and Walter Sharrer.  He worked at PAC Strap Inc. of Exton for 20 years as a Machine Operator.  

Walter loved watching the...

William Henry Hess, Jr., 47, of Paradise passed away at his home on Sunday, September 24th. He was the husband of Sandra Skasko Hess.   

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Lynn L. LaMar Hess of Spring City, Pa. and the late William H. Hess, Sr.  He was a 1988 graduate of Pequea Valley High School and worked at Friendly's restaurant as a dishwasher.

He is survived, in addition...