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Cheryl Ann Loomis, 56, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2014 at the Pembrooke Health and Rehab Center in West Chester. She was the wife of Steven H. Loomis with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Thelma J. Schroder Quinn. 
Cheryl was an area resident all her life and a 1976 graduate of the...

Brenda Sharon Young, 63, of Quarryville, Pa., passed away on Saturday, August 9th, 2014.  She was the widow of the late Robert A. Young.

Born in Coatesville, Brenda was the daughter of the late Earline (Johnson) and Robert W. Lonas.  

She attended the Octorara High School.

Brenda was employed at Bon Worth in Lancaster.  She was a member of the Oak Hill Fellowhship Church...

Joshua David Houck, 15, of Strasburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, after a lengthy illness on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia .  He fought a brave and courageous battle.  

Born in Lancaster, he was the beloved son of Vickie R. (Blevins) and Brian D. Houck.  

Before he became ill he enjoyed baseball and football.  He always made you...

J. Eilene Derk, of Gap, Pa, went to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 16, 2014. She was 85 years old. Born in Shamokin, PA on June 13, 1929. Eilene graduated from Shamokin High School. Eilene married the love of her life Danny Derk on September 16, 1948 by eloping to Elkton, Maryland. On their 35th wedding anniversary they renewed their wedding vows at the Christian and...

Susanne Sweigart, 63, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  She was the beloved wife of Larry Sweigart with whom she shared 42 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Susanne was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Linnenbaugh) and John Terriman.

She was a 1968 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School.  Susanne was employed for 20 years by the former...

Lauren Elizabeth Sullivan, 34, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Born in Wilmington, De., she was the beloved daughter of Elizabeth A. Johnstone Myrick, wife of Harry, of Highspire and Raymond E. Sullivan Jr. of Parkesburg.  

Lauren was a 1998 graduate of the Octorara High School.  She had an Associate Degree from Delaware Community College.  She worked at DaVita...

Patricia L. Hoffmeier, 65, of Atglen, entered into rest on Monday, June 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anne Rynier of Parkesburg. She was the wife of Ronald Hoffmeier with whom she recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. She was a 1966 graduate of Octorara High School and she also graduated from Gordon Phillips School of Cosmetology. She retired from PNC Bank where she...

Fred W. Pepperday, 83 of Honey Brook, PA, died on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Joy Phillips Beveridge Pepperday and the late Evelyn Quick. 

Born in Philipsburg, PA he was the son of the late Walter and Hattie Daughenbaugh Pepperday.

Fred resided in Philipsburg and Fairless Hills, PA before retiring to Honey Brook, PA. He served honorably in...

Ellis J. (Jim) Haines, 83, passed away on Tuesday, 12 August 2014.  Born April 18, 1931, Jim is survived by his loving wife, Lisa, his daughters, Susan Durborow (Jim) and Barbara Haines, and sons, Robert Haines (Sandy) and Thomas Haines (Jennifer), as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Forever a soldier, Jim served with honor and distinction in the Korean War and the Viet-Nam War...

Elfriede Adams, 78, passed away in her daughter's home in Avondale on August 10, 2014. She had been under the care of her three loving daughters. She was the companion of Claudio Frometa. Born in Langenau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Anna Maier Dudurytsch.

She worked since arriving from her native Germany at the age of 15 years old and her most current employment was with...

Ray L. "Raphael" Gentile, Jr., 80, of Atglen, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 10th, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Cora Mae (Benner) Gentile, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late D. Margaret (Porreca) and Raphael L. Gentile, Sr.  

An area resident his entire life, he was a 1952 graduate of...

Dennis R. Cox, 59, of Paradise, PA died on Saturday, August 8, 2014 at the Pembrooke Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Chester. Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Wallace Cox, Sr. and Betty Myers Carr. 
Dennis was employed most of his life as a automotive manager and he also was self employed in lawn care and snowplowing.
Funeral services will be private. ...

Etta (nee Stevenson) Smith, 85 of Coatesville, PA passed away on August 10, 2014. Born in Gibbstown, NJ, she graduated from Paulsboro High School, Paulsboro, NJ in 1947. After 19 years being a wife and mother she decided to return to school to become a registered nurse. She graduated from Gloucester County College in 1971 with an RN degree. She enjoyed worked most of her career at Underwood...

Eugene C. Kuch, 84, of Honey Brook, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Kuch who died in 2013. Born in Cains, Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Eugene J. and Priscilla Szilagyi Kuch. 

Eugene was an area resident all his life and a 1949 graduate of Williams Trade School. He proudly served in the US...

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Simmons, 71, of Westwood, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Barry E. Simmons, Sr. with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Swisher Sweigart. 

Dottie was an area resident all her life and a 1961 graduate of the Scott High School. She...

Donna Louise Wright, 60, of Wilmington, IL, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at her home. 

Born in West Caln Twp., she was the daughter of the late Jean (Townsend) and Louis John Gregor. 

She was a graduate of the Brandywine School of Nursing. Donna was a visiting nurse. 

Donna is preceded in death by her daughter Amy Jo (Shearer) Heming and survived by...

CT “Clarence” Middleton, 80, a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing (HUD) Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday, 3 August 2014, in the presence of his life long, Best Friend, Dr. Robert H. Hanna, his lovely wife, Doris H. Hanna and his younger daughter, Tatiana “Tanya” Middleton.

Mr. Middleton was an Appointee to the former Administrations of Presidents George H. W....

Lois L. Thompson, 64, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, in Philadelphia.  She was the widow of the late John N. Thompson who died in 2012.  Born in Lancaster County she was the daughter of the late Burley and Marie Greer Mayberry.
She was a graduate of Solanco High School, had lived in this area all her life and was retired from Quest Labs.
She is survived by...

Shirley Sheridan, 64, of Atglen, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in West Chester.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Franklin M. and Lillian Ellis Sheridan.
She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and previously worked in the New London office. 
She is survived by a son, Kenny, husband of Danielle, Greenawalt of Mt. Joy, and a daughter, Meghann...

Stephen Allan Hass, 72, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Jean P. Hass with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, Stephen was the son of the late Selma (Levit) and Louis Hass.  

Stephen was a graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia, a 1967 graduate of Wesleyan...

Susan A. Urban, 54, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her home. She was the beloved wife of William J. Urban, IV with whom she shared 18 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Shirley Daily Simmons. 

Sue was an area resident all her life and a graduate of the Octorara High School. She was employed, for 25 years, by...

Sherri L. Findley, 47, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  She was the beloved wife of James S. Findley, with whom she shared four years of marriage.

Born in Mechanicsburg, Sherri was the daughter of Barbara Johnson of Coatesville and the late George Karrer.  

Sherri had a Bachelor's degree in Business from...

Fred Wilson Becker, Jr., 64, of Atglen, formerly of Lancaster, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Fred W. Becker, Sr. and Bertha Slaymaker Becker and he was raised by Jane, wife of Carlo Bucci of Wilmington, DE and the late Norman Becker. 
Fred was an area resident all his life and he attended the Octorara Schools.  ...

Christy Yvonne DeuBuque, 25 of Paoli, went home to be with the Lord on July 26th at her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Richard G. DeuBuque and Gale and Ken Pirches of West Caln. 

 Christy was a 2007 graduate of Coatesville Area Sr. High School and a 2009 graduate of York Technical Inst. for pastry...

Charlotte Ann Cozzone, 76, of New Providence, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 surrounded by her family at the home of her son in Quarryville. She was the widow of the late Joseph J. Cozzone, Jr. who died in 2002. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Horace M. Althouse and Sara Ann McFarland and stepdaughter to Carl Kampmann. 
Charlotte was an area resident all her...