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Carol Jean Sagner, 71, of West Chester, passed away on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, at Pocopson Home.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Ruth V. Buchanan Sagner Sr.

An area resident all her life, Carol was a self-employed dog groomer. She owned and operated Carols Poodle Parlor. Her passion in life was breeding, raising and showing her standard poodles...

Fred Martin Mallalieu, 78, of Cochranville, passed away on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 under the care of Lancaster General Hospital.  He was the husband of Linda Benson Mallalieu, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Fred was the son of the late Thelma Martin Mallalieu and Fred Mallalieu.  Fred was a 1959 graduate of Scott High School.  A resident of...

Gladys M. Dyer, 92, passed away on October 11, 2019, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester. She was the wife of the late J. Vernon Dyer, who passed away in 1998.  Born in Lenover, PA,  she was the daughter of the late  Sadie Anna Brown and Albert E. Walton, Sr.  

Gladys was a member of the Atglen Methodist Church. She was in machine maintenance and worked for Servomation.  She was also...

William J. Saalbach Sr., 77, of Gap, passed away at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Janet Wolfe Saalbach with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Philip and Anna (Broomell) Saalbach. 

An area resident all his life Bill was employed as a steelworker from Lukens for over 33...

Ellsworth H. White, 90, of Atglen, passed away on Wednesday, October 9th under the care of Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widower of Mary E. Miller White, with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage.  

Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late Harriett Rebecca Cordelia Smith and Roy White.  

Ellsworth served honorably in the US Army from 1951 through 1953 during the...

Charles A. Butcher, 89, of Parkesburg passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Marie Marlene Brown Butcher who died in 2006. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edward L. Butcher and Nora Mae McKimm Butcher. 

Charlie was a Parkesburg resident most of his life. He proudly served in the US Marine...

Joanna Fay Blounts, 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at her daughter's home in Kirkwood, PA.  She was the beloved wife of Stanley L. Blounts, Jr., with whom she shared 24 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Helen Fay (Howell) Brisach and John R. Pugh.  

Joanna was a graduate of Oxford High School and a member...

A life long resident of Chester County, Gussie was born in Coatesville PA to the late Isaac and Leah Robinson, third oldest of 10 children. At age 9 she and her family moved to  Corner Ketch, Downingtown where she met the love of her life. Gussie married her childhood sweetheart Cliff Irons after WWII spending 72 happy, wonderful years together. Cliff and Gussie enjoyed many activities...

Julio Eugenio Acosta II, 45, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.

Born in Lancaster, Julio was the son of Viola Ruth Middleton Acosta and the late Julio Eugenio Acosta.  He had most recently worked for Ashley Furniture in Reading.  Previously, he had worked for Pepperidge Farm for 20 years. 

Julio was a big Steelers fan.  He loved to play poker...

Linda Jean Boyer, 60, of Brandamore, passed away on Monday September 30, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA after a short illness. She shared nearly 40 years of marriage with Gary A. Boyer, Sr. Linda was born in Coatesville, the daughter of the late Albert G. and M. Elaine Olonovich (Née Brown).

An area resident all her life, Linda was a 1977 graduate from Coatesville...

 

Madelyn Eva Lohr, 21, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  

Born in Bryn Mawr, Madelyn was the beloved daughter of Laura L. (Lyon) and Kurtis B. Lohr.

Maddie was hoping to put her artistic talent to use in a career someday soon, but wasn’t sure which medium she would pursue to express herself. Madelyn had suffered with anxiety and depression since...

Steven M. Suhobrus, 53, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Shirley Rice Suhobrus of Coatesville and the late Pete Suhobrus. 

Steve was an area resident all his life and a 1984 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed most of his life as an auto body mechanic and painter. 

Steve enjoyed Harley...

Louis, a long-time resident of Cochranville, was born in Phoenixville to Margaret (Petrillo) and Louis Marchegiano Sr. and had three brothers, Joseph (Gaggy), Thomas, and Edward whom he has now joined in heaven. Lou attended St Mary's Grade School, as well as Phoenixville High School. He left school to work in a cookie factory for $2.50 an hour, then worked at Phoenix Steel. He later began a...

Robert P. Stoltzfus, 85, of Gap passed away at the Quarryville Presbyterian Home on Sunday, September 29, 2019. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Sharitz Stoltzfus with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Gap he was the son of the late Ephraim J. and Kathryn (Fisher) Stoltzfus.

Bob was an area resident all his life and a 1952 graduate of the former Scott High School in...

Robert A. Stackhouse, 60, of Burlington, NJ, formerly of Parkesburg, died on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jenny L. Jackson Stackhouse with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. He was the son of Doris E. Stackhouse of Avondale and the late Raymond H. Stackhouse, Sr.

Bob grew up in Parkesburg and was a 1978 graduate of the Octorara High School. After...

Lois Thomson Laffey, 84, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at her home, under the care of her beloved family. Lois was the wife of Norman G. Laffey, Sr., with whom she shared 66 years, three months and seven days of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Lois was the daughter of the late Clara Hannum Charsha and Lewis Thomson. She was a 1953 graduate of Henderson...

Marion P. Lambert, 88, lived most of her life in Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 under the care of Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center in Narvon.  She was the widow of David M. Lambert, Jr.

Born in Coatesville, Marion was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Swoyer) and Paul Gawrys.

Marion worked as a seamstress for Cardinal Cotton in Coatesville. She loved to ...

Jane H. Warrington, 75, of Exton passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester. Born in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of the late George Coldren and Miriam Ruth Scott Coldren. 

Jane grew up in West Chester and was a 1962 graduate of the West Chester Joint High School now called Henderson HS. 

She was employed most of her life...

Anthony Mayhem Carotenuto was blessed to us on July 23, 2019 and went home to the Lord on September 17, 2019. In Anthony’s short time with us, he was deeply loved by many and touched our hearts forever.
He is survived by his Mother, Tierney Carotenuto of Parkesburg and Father, Dokota “Toad” Dufee; his Grandparents, Dion and Jody Carotenuto of Parkesburg; Jennifer and Bill Sammartino of...

Gary Bruce Wallace, age 64 of Gap, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Elmer H. Wallace Sr.  and Eleanor M. Mullen Wallace. In his free time, Gary enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and had an immense love for Marilyn Monroe. Most importantly Gary always had fun, loved making people laugh and...

Elaine E. Steczak-Babel, 79, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was the widow of the late john M. Babel who died in 2003. They shared 47 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Laus Steczak. 

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William Henry Hibbard, Sr., 88, of East Fallowfield, PA passed away at his home on Friday September 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn “Dolly” Hamilton Hibbard who died in July. They shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, Bill was the son of the late William H. and Helen (James) Hibbard.

Together Bill and Dolly raised three children: M. Kathy (Joseph)...

Albert T. "Sonny" Book, Jr., 86, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Albert T. Book, Sr. and Alvira Cushmore Book. 

Sonny/Al was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956. He was employed most of his life as a welder and worked...

Charles I. "Chuck"  Walker, Jr., 85, of West Brandywine, passed away on September 14, 2019 at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Mary E. Corner Walker with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in West Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles I. Walker, Sr. and Ethel E. Bysher Walker. 

Chuck was raised in Delaware County and lived in...