Obituaries

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Michael J. Haddon, 60, of Atglen, died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  He was the husband of Doris L. (Mast) Haddon, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.  

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Betty Jane (Graybill) and Robert James Haddon.

Michael was retired from Farason Corp. of Coatesville, where he worked for 19 years...

Joy Carolyn Gilmore, 71, of Quarryville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home.  She was born on September 30, 1937 to Russell Luff Wolverton and Bertha Elizabeth (Harmer) Wolverton.  

Joy was the wife of C. Rodney Gilmore.  They were married on December 14, 1957 and  shared 57 years of marriage together.  They are the parents of Rod B. Gilmore, husband of...

Richard M. "Rick" Schenk, 59, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Harrisburg. He was the husband of Deborah Charsha Schenk. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Richard R. Schenk and Phyllis Bair Schenk of Parkesburg. 
Rick was an area resident all his life and a 1973 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed as a machinist, for many years, in the...

Verna M. DeGezelle, 92, formerly of Glenmoore, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the widow of Maurice DeGezelle who died in 1997. Born in New Bloomfield, PA she was the daughter of the late George and Florence Borrell Hoffman. 

Verna was a member of the Glenmoore United Methodist Church. She was also a founding member of the Glenmoore...

Nathan Lee Redcay, 61, of Cochranville, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home.  He was the son of the late Kathryn (Stoltzfus) and Henry Redcay.  

He was self-employed as farmer and lived on the farm his entire life.  

Nathan attended Newlinsville Mennonite Church.

He enjoyed gardening, farming, the Phillies and watching Billy Graham.  ...

Beatrice M. “Bea” Miller Yunkin, 82, of Parkesburg peacefully went home to be with her Lord at her residence on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ellis E. “Smoke” Yunkin in 1997. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Mulvaney Miller.

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George R. Pirches, III, 60, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Sherry Foy Pirches with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Edna Barrage Pirches and the late George R. Pirches, Jr. 

George was an area resident all his life and 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School....

Willamae Wise, 73, of Malvern, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Chester Valley Rehab and Nursing Center, Malvern, PA. Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of Beulah M. Ross of West Chester and the late Jimmy Lee Wise, Sr.

Willamae was a Chester County resident most of her life and had attended the Coatesville High School.

She is survived, in addition to her...

Raymond Bermudez, 44, of Coatesville, died on Friday, March 20, 2015 as a result of an industrial accident at work. Born in Florida, he was the son of Obe Bermudez and the late Victor Bermudez and was also raised by Luz Bermudez Bernal, Santos Ortiz and Romon Rosa.
Raymond lived in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico and moved to this area in 1986.
 He was a member of the Teamsters Local...

Janet L. Crosson, 74, of Parkesburg, died on March 15, 2015, at the Tel Hai Retirement Community.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late John Leslie Crosson and Elva Bowman Crosson Stumbaugh.  

She graduated from Octorara High School and Widener College receiving a degree as a Paralegal and Lawyer's Assistant specializing in Litigation and Advanced Real Estate.

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Daniel H. Morris, Jr., 93, of Honey Brook, formerly of Malvern, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Heatherwood Retirement Community of Honey Brook. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Parent Morris who died in 2007. born in Wayne, PA he was the son of the late Daniel H. Morris, Sr. and Edith M. Muench Morris. 

Dan was area resident all his life. He proudly served as a Merchant...

Dorothy E. Groff, 83, of Parkesburg, died on March 11th at the Pocopson Home. Born in Wagontown, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Martha Ward Everhart. 

Dot was area resident all her life and a 1949 graduate of the Coatesville High School. She was employed by the Baker Shoe Company as Dept. Manager. She was a member of the Wagontown Union Chapel.

She is survived by...

Dorothy J. Bittle, 92, of West Chester, formerly of Pottsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Paoli Hospital.  

Born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Straub) and William F. Bittle, Sr.

After graduating from Business School, she worked for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education and then for the American Embassy Office in...

Roberta L. Taylor, 79, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5th at the Honey Brook Gardens.  She was the widow of the late Robert Taylor who passed away in 1994.  

Born in Coatesville, Roberta was the daughter of the late Sara Jane (Garver) and Robert L. Thompson.  
Roberta was employed as a waitress at the former Lagey's Restaurant and also the Max Deli both of...

Galen L. "Chick" Pugh, 85, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Twin Pines Nursing Home of West Grove.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Alta (Lomax) and Earl Pugh.  

An area resident his entire life, he was employed by Goldsteins Dept. Store of Coateville as a Truck Driver. 

He served in the US Army.  

He is survived...

Mary J. Harris Regener, 86, of Coatesville, quietly went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 2nd at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Jerry Regener who died in 2000 and her first husband Charles Harris who died in 1980.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Henreitta Reynolds Brown. 

Mary and her late...