Obituaries

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Lida A. Fuller, 67, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, October 19th at the Chester Valley Rehab of Malvern.  She was the beloved wife of Richard L. Fuller, with whom she shared 24 years of marriage.  

Born in Plymouth, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Davis) and Francis Travis, and William and Margaret Van Buskirk.  She spent her younger years living in West Nanticoke, Pa...

Betty D. Laws, 83, of West Grove, Pa., passed away on Friday, October 17 at the Christiana Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Leonard H. Laws Sr., with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.  

Born in Bel Air, Md., Betty was the daughter of the late Goldie (Stykes) and Benjamin F. Dixon.

She was a member of the New London Baptist Church.  Betty drove school bus for the Krapf...

Margaret "Peggy" Arasin, 80, of Coatesville, passed away on October 17, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of the late  Donald Arasin who died in 2013.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. Miles and Edith Lawrence Miles Wolfe.

Peggy was an LPN and was employed, for 25 years, at the Chatham Acres Nursing Home. She was also an active...

Lew W. "Wally" MacHenry, Jr., 86, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the husband of Louella D. (Dawson) MacHenry, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Myrtle and Lew W. MacHenry Sr.
He was retired from the U.S. Army.
He was a 50 year member of the Brandywine-Goddard...

Joseph G. Charsha, 64, of Christiana, PA died on Thursday, October 16, 2014 while under the care of Lancaster County Hospice in Mt. Joy. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Ann Sherman Charsha who died in 2011. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph O. and Luella P. Tibbs Charsha. 

Joe was a skilled mechanic and was employed at Westminister Apartments in...

Edward "Ned" Stanley, 86, of Christiana, PA, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana. He was the husband of the late Mabel Banks Stanley who died in 2011. Born in Darlington, MD, he was the son of the late Elisha and Columbia Gardner Stanley. 
An area resident most of his life, he was employed for 27 years by the Lukens Steel Co. retiring in 1991. Ned...

Robert W. Stryker, 90, of Ephrata and formerly of Phoenixville, passed away on October 13, 2014, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy.  He was the husband of Marjorie Shell Stryker for over 64 years.  Born in Tyrone, PA, he was the son of the late Elmer W. and Anna Heeter Stryker.

Robert served in the US Army during WWII and then graduated from Penn State University.  He then...

Madeline E. "Peg" Root, 87, of Honey Brook, died on Monday, October 13, 2014 at her home. 
She was the widow of the late Norman F. Root who died in 1991. Born in Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Bessie Wonderly Hilton. 

She is survived by three children; Barry N. Root and wife Sandy of Gap, Gloria J., wife of Dale Gay of Morgantown and Terri, wife of...

Mary Elizabeth Hardy Lerch, 92, of Gum Tree, Highland Township, died at her home on Sunday October 12, 2014.  She was the widow of the late J. Kramer Lerch, Sr. who died in 2001. They shared 58 years of marriage.  
Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Reba Marshall Hardy.  

Mary was an area resident her entire life and a 1941 graduate of Coatesville...

Janet Gregg Pratt, age 94, died October 7, 2014.  She was the wife of the late Herman H. Pratt with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.  

Formerly of Wagontown, she resided at Hickory House Nursing Home for the last year and a half.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late George W. Gregg and Elizabeth Davidson Gregg.

She was a 1938 graduate of Coatesville High...

Helen J. Ross, 72, of Chatham, passed away at her home on Saturday, October, 4, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Willard "Bill" C. Ross with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Norman C. and Mary E. Forbes Young. 
Helen was an area resident all her life. She was employed by American Manufactured Technologies as an electronics...

  On Friday September 26, 2014 our Lord, Savior and Christ sent for our beloved Geraldine “little Geri” Middleton-McKinney.  We lost a loved one  and heaven obtained an Angel.
    She was the daughter of the late Donald B. Middleton Sr....

Randolph M. "Randy" Amoriello, 35, of Narvon, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Ephrata Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Dazio) Amoriello, with whom he shared five years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Carol Amoriello and the late Randolph M. Amoriello.  

Randy was a 1999 graduate of the Pequea Valley High School.  

He...

Mary D. "Tex" Thompson, 91, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick H. Thompson who died in 2003. They shared 58 years of marriage.  Born in Whitesboro, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Elliott and Carrie Woodruff Simpson.

Mary was a 1941 graduate of the Sherman High School in Texas and had...

John V. "Bull" Proudfoot, 87, of Pomeroy, died at his home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was the husband of the late Lois A. Miller Proudfoot who died in 2013. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Chester J. and Ella Weaver Proudfoot. 

Bull proudly served in the US Army. He was employed as a driver for Sadsbury Township.

Funeral services will be private.

Mary Patricia Kenworthy, 81, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  She was the widow of the late William E. Kenworthy, Sr., with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Johnstown, Mary was the daughter of the late Louise Jane (Murray) and Doyle Lohr.  She attended Scott High School.  Mary was employed for 25 years as a Bus Driver...

  Maurice W. Alexander Jr., 90, of Cochranville, went to be with Jesus his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor Bernard Alexander with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of Maurice W. and Reba (Gill) Alexander.  

 Maurice was a graduate of West Fallowfield...

Carolyn J. Spotts, 83, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Tel Hai Retirement Community with her daughters by her side.  She was the widow of the late James N. Spotts, with whom she shared 42 years of marriage.  

Born in Todd, N.C., Carolyn was the daughter of the late Jessie (Howell) and William E. Moretz.  She was a 1949 graduate of the Landis High School of...

Mary L. McAleese, 81, of Atglen, passed away at her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Dale E. McAleese who died in 1987 and Howard M. Rissel who died in 2004. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Catherine E. Miller Pechin. 
Mary was an area resident all her life and member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Coatesville.

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Chester W. Mullen, 79, of Gap, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late William A. and Zelva May McGinnis Mullen. 
An area resident all his life, he proudly served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. While serving, he was awarded the "Domain of the Golden Dragon Award" on board...