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Jack L. Wright, Sr., 83, of Coatesville passed away at Brandywine Hospital on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Born in Honey Brook, he was the son of the late James Forrest Wright and Mary (Troupe) Wright. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Smith) Wright with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. 

Jack attended Coatesville Area Senior High School and went on to honorably serve our nation...

Charles Douglas Moyer, 59, of Denver passed away at Hospice and Community Care on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Born in Ephrata he was the son of the late Charles David Moyer and Patricia Ann Stuber. 

 

Charles...

Charles Daniel Opdenaker, 89, of Christiana, formerly of Media, Parkside, and Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, under the care of Newport Meadows Nursing Home.  He was the widower of the late Charlotte M. (Acton) Opdenaker, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
 
Born in Aston Twp., Delaware Co.,...

Joseph M. O'Connor, Jr., 74, of Moreno Valley, California, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph M. O'Connor, Sr. and  Margaret Gee O'Connor. 

While living in Coatesville, Joseph attended the former School at St. Cecilia's Church. He has lived in California for the past 25 years

He is survived by his twin brother...

William Robert DeCesare, 78, of Kinzer, passed away on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at Paoli Hospital.  Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Robert was the son of the late Lillian (Pasacreda) and Joseph DeCesare.      

William graduated from an all Catholic Boys high school in Wilmington, DE, and served five years in the United States Air Force and then attended the University of Delaware for two...

John Lee Hopkins, 35, of Mount Joy, passed away while surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, September 10th, 2021 under the care of Hershey Medical Center.  He was the beloved fiance of the love of his life, Allison Zerby of Mount Joy.  

Born in Riddle Memorial Hospital, John was the son of Nancy Bell Hopkins Sioma, James Sioma, and the late Curtis E. Hopkins.

John graduated...

Donald E. Huyard, 83, of Blue Ball, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at his home. He was the husband of the late Dawn Thomas Huyard who died in 2011. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Frank Huyard and Florence Troup Huyard.

Don was an area resident all his life. He was employed most of his life as a welder and was last employed by the SOMAT Company. 

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Barbara Bennett, 72, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph O'Connor and Lucy McKenna.

Barbara grew up in Chester County...

Wayne A. Coates, 82, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Linda Wells Coates with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Walter F. Coates and Isabel Reynolds Coates. 

Wayne was an area resident all his life and a 1958 graduate of the former H. Scott High School in...

Eric Axel Lindquist, III, 79, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at his sister's home where he resided for the past 15 years.  

Born in Coatesville, PA, Eric was the son of the late Eric Axel Lindquist, Jr, and Marian Roberta Galloway Lindquist. He attended Oxford Area High School.   Eric lived in West Chester for nearly 26 years.   He was employed in West...

Donald Lewis Davis, 74, of Pomeroy, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  He was the husband of Myrtle Gilbert Davis. They were just a few days short of celebrating fifty years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Miller S. and Dorthea M. Stevens Davis.

He was a graduate of Scott High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Navy during the...

Terry Wilmont, 57, of Gordonville, passed away on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 under the care of Lancaster General Hospital.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Clara (Huss) and Charles Wilmont.  

A resident of Chester County most of her life, she was a 1982 graduate of Coatesville Area High School.  

Terry was employed at Oberthur Card Systems in Exton and she...

Chelsi Renee Shaw, 24, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Rhonda Thompson Deck and Robert Deck of Parkesburg.

Chelsi was an area resident all her life. She attended the Octorara School District. She was employed by Turkey Hill Markets in customer service.

She is survived, in addition to her parents, by her...

Donald J. Mull Jr., 49, of Leola, PA, passed away in Delaware County.  He was the husband of Cortney Coulter Mull.  Born in Lancaster he was the son of Dale Wemett and Donald J. Mull Sr., and the stepson of Pamela Mull.

Donald was a welder and worked manufacturing trailers.  He enjoyed fishing and camping and was an avid fan of the San Diego Chargers.

He is survived by his wife...

George Carlton Young, 82, of Atglen, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021, in London Grove.  He was the husband of Joanne Salvucci Young for over 47 years.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late William C. and Mary E. Sener Young.

George lived in Atglen his entire life.  He graduated from the first graduating class at Octorara High School in 1957 after attending S. Horace...

Zane Maxwell Spotts, 22, of West Caln, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of William M. Spotts of West Caln and Nicole Jean Hall of Ellensboro, West Virginia. 

Zane was an area resident all his life. He attended the Coatesville Area School District and also Garden Spot School District. He was employed at Casual Living Unlimited Furniture...

James Hamilton Leitch, 74, of Downingtown, PA passed away on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at the Phoenixville Hospital. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Alexander Leitch and Dorothy Irene Johnson Leitch. 

Jim was an area resident most of his life and a graduate of the former H. Scott High School in Coatesville. He was employed by the Lukens Steel Company as a crane operator...

Denver "Bill" Jones, 90, of Leola, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 31, 2021.  He was the husband of the late Mabel Sarah Givler Jones, who passed away in 2013. Bill and Mabel were married for 59 years. Born in Marion, Virginia he was the son of the late John and Dolly Anderson Jones.

He was employed for 21 years as a specialized mechanic at Keehn Service Corp in Coatesville...

Jane E. Miller Barr passed peacefully at home in Pomeroy on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, where she lived for the last 58 years. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth Barr, who passed away in 2005. They had two daughters, Ruby Barr Taylor, of Bowmansville, and Debra (Terry) Alexander, of East Fallowfield. They were predeceased by a third infant daughter, Donna Lou. They had five...

Jean M. O'Neill, 81, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, August 30th, 2021 under the care of Brandywine Hospital.  She was the widow of Eugene O'Neill, Sr., with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Jean was the daughter of the late George and Anna Montgomery.

Jean worked as a custodian for the former Embreeville Hospital and West Chester...

Madeline Moore, 96, of Westtown Township, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 under the care of Sunrise Assisted Living of Westtown.  She was the widow of the late J. Wilson Moore, who passed away in 2005 after they had shared 32 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, Madeline was the daughter of the late Margaret (Harris) and Joseph Swyderski.  

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Mildred G. Boohar, 77, of Valley Township, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Philadelphia.  She was the wife of the late Jacob H. Boohar who passed away in 1996.  Born in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Mary Derr Maestle.

Mildred loved animals and the beach.  She belonged to the Red Hat Society.

She is survived...

Philip John "Bucky" Dickinson Jr., 46, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was the son of the late Philip John Dickinson and Joan White Dickinson.

He was born in Lancaster on June 1, 1975, and lived there his entire life.

He was employed as a barber at The Barber Room in New Holland, as well as an Arborist and Landscaping Artist at Susquehanna Landscaping....

Robert Lee Null, 68, of Parkesburg passed away at his home on Friday, August 27, 2021. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late William F. Null and Louella Sue (Lauer) Null.

Robert was a graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School and went on to honorably serve our nation in the United States Army. He held a variety of jobs during the course of his life, but he took great...

Ronald R. Newman, 63, of Sewell, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the home of his sister in West Chester, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Henry James Edgar Newman and Juliar Gladys Trousdale Newman.

Ron grew up in Chester County. He was a 1976 graduate of Twin Valley High School. He was employed for 37 years as a carpenter in construction...

Linda D Adams, 79, of Gap PA, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Chatham, PA

Born in Burke's Garden, Virginia, she was the daughter of Clyde D. Dillow and Daisy Mae Baumgardner Dillow.

She was a 1961 graduate of the Downingtown Area School District.

She worked in the cafeteria of Unionville High School, earning the reputation of being the 'cool' lunch lady, as she...

Helen Louise Lawrence, 77, of West Grove, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Coatesville, She was the daughter of the late Franklin L. Lawrence and Bertha Taylor Lawrence Triplett.

Helen was an area resident all her life and a 1962 graduate of the former H. Scott High School in Coatesville. She was employed for most of her life at...

Susan Ladun Bilotta, 66, of West Bradford Township, PA, passed away at her home on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  She was the wife of Peter A. Bilotta.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Marjorie Payne Ladun.

She worked as an administrative secretary for Lukens Steel company in Coatesville.

Susan was a loving wife, sister, and friend, with a servant's heart...

Christopher M. Rice, 63, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, in West Chester.  He was the husband of Jill Hall Rice.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Thomas F.  and Ann N. Kolodski Rice.

Chris was a 1976 graduate of Octorara and worked at Youngs Windows in Oaks, PA.

He was an avid helicopter pilot and a member of the former Parkesburg Fire...

Charles E. (Gene) George, Age 97 of Willow Valley Square, Lancaster formerly of Atglen, PA passed away on Tuesday, August 17th.  He was the husband of Elizabeth (Radcliffe) George who passed away in 2002.  They had been married for Fifty-eight(58) years.   Born in Somerville, Mass., he was the son of the late L. Elsie George Gearinger and Harold R. George.  

He entered the U.S. Navy in...