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Luella Fay Foraker, 86, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at her home.  She was the wife of the late George C.Foraker, who passed in August.  Born in White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Georgie Blankenship Sturgell.

Luella was an area resident since 1965.  Luella was a member of the Highland Baptist Church in...

Daniel Sanford King, Sr., 66, of West Caln Township, Chester County, passed away on Thurday, October 14, 2021 at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Reuben King and Lena Beiler King.

Sam was an area resident all his life and a 1973 Graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He was employed for 47 years by the Accurate Tool...

E. Romaine Moore, 90, of New Holland, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at her home.  She was the companion of 30 years to Angelo Porreca, who provided her care until her passing. Married for 30 years she was the widow of the late Claire E. Moore, who passed away in 1985. 

Born in Coatesville, Romaine was the daughter of the late Edna (Bailey) and Franklin Hart. She owned and...

Curt “Pop-Pop” Mendenhall, 63, of West Grove, PA, passed away suddenly, October 3, 2021 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Curt and his wife Alice Brown Mendenhall enjoyed many adventures together over their 36 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the proud son of the late Robert “Fats” Mendenhall and Ruth Ann Gouge Mendenhall.

Curt grew up old school proud and...

George Milton Pavelik, 91, of Westwood, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Mae Bailey Mummery Pavelik who died in 2004. They shared 30 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George Pavelik and Katherin Mae Majtas Pavelik.

George was an area resident all his life and a 1948...

Robert Barry Snow, 77, of West Caln, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the husband of Sigrid I. Mancini Snow with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Ridley Park, PA, he was the son of the late Bernard J. Snow and Helen M. Bryan Snow. 

Barry grew up in Secane, PA and was a 1961 graduate of the Ridley Township High...

Brian Patrick Sullivan, 66, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Cornelius Frances Sullivan and Rose Marie Ewerth Sullivan.

Brian received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University and then continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he obtained a...

Robert A. (Rob-Iron-Man) Davidson, Jr. 59 of Denver, Pa., formerly of Coatesville passed away October 6, 2021.

Rob was an avid motorcyclist well known as IRON-MAN.  Rob was the owner-operator of Iron-Man Cycles for 30+ years.  Rob's true passion were Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

He was the son of Helen E. Davidson of Ephrata, formerly of Coatesville, Pa., and the late Robert A....

Beverly A. Smith Donohue, 63, of Christiana, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in Coatesville.  She was the wife of Michael J. Donohue for over 18 years.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Shirley Benckert Smith.  She was preceded in death by her brother Timothy "Chico" Smith.

Beverly was an area resident most of her life.  She retired...

 

John M. "Bus" Glenn, Jr., 97, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 27, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Simes Glenn with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Previously, he was married to the late Peggy (Palmer) Glenn. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of John M. Glenn, Sr. and Marie Cromleigh Glenn.

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Patricia L Dean Florian of Coatesville passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 26, 2021, in West Chester, at the age of 67.

Born October 1st, 1953 at Elkton Memorial Hospital in Elkton, MD, she was the beloved daughter of the late John H Dean Sr and Bettie A (McWilliams) Dean.

Patricia graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1971.  She worked at the former Lukens...

Dorothy Josephine Babel Riley, 88, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, in West Chester. She was the wife of Robert A. Riley of Parkesburg. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Helen M. Taratylo Babel.

Dorothy was an amazing mother, grandmother, and mentor. She was a...

"A Giant is now in the sky"

Paul Mendenhall, 74, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Quarryville, passed away on Sept.  20, 2021 after battling cancer for two years.   He was the son of George and Dorothy Mendenhall.  

Paul graduated from Coatesville HS, served as a cook in the Army in Vietnam, and worked for many years at Lukens Steel and Willow Valley Resort. After moving to...

Joseph Gilson "Buck" Zepp Jr., 75, of Paradise, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  He was the husband of Tana Thomas Zepp for over five years.  Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph G. Sr. and Glenna Baker Zepp.

Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He retired from Chester County Prison after 19 years of service.  He was...

Nellie Softchin, 95, of Gap Pa, passed away in her home, with her family at her side, on Friday, September 24, 2021 in hospice care. Born on December 27, 1925. 

Nellie was the daughter of the late Nicholas Softchin and Pauline Hullenbec both from the Ukraine. 

Born and raised in Parkesburg, she was a 1944 graduate of the former Parkesburg High School.  

Nellie was formerly...

Opal M. Bailey, 74, of Narvon, PA passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at her residence at the Zerbe Retirement Community. Born in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Huther and Thelma Lucille Martin Huther.

Opal grew up in the Canton, Ohio area. She was a 1964 graduate of the Canton South High School. She was employed most of her life as a secretary.

She...

Helena Madeline Mack, 84, of Oxford, passed away on at her home on Saturday, September 25, 2021, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of the late Frank Joseph Mack, Jr. with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Born in New Castle, Delaware, Helena was the daughter of the late Marie Frances (Warzecha) and Leo Vincent Pierce.  

She had worked at St. Martha's Manor in housekeeping...

Jennifer Lynn Rutledge, 46, of Coatesville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in West Chester.  She was the wife of Dwane W. Rutledge for over twenty years.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of Patricia L. (Dean) Florian and Robert M. Florian Sr.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her children, Jenna Lynn, Anna Elizabeth, Jack William...

Marguerite (Peg) Martin, 91, of Highland Township, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2021 in her home, with her family at her side. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late John Eaton and Ida Marguerite Scott. She shared 33 years of marriage with the late Robert J. Richardson, and 26 years of marriage with the late John W. Martin.

Peg graduated from Coatesville High...

Marlene J. Mackavage, 76, of Cochranville, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in Coatesville, PA. Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. Sr. and Olive B. Thompson Bell.

Marlene worked as a laundry supervisor for Crown American Hotels.  She enjoyed listening to Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble.

She is survived by her children, Karen Sensenig...

Thomas A. Dunwoody, 65, of Parkesburg passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Born in Bryn Mawr, he was the son of Frances (LeCain) Dunwoody and the late James Dunwoody. He was the beloved husband of Tammy Dunwoody with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

Thomas was a graduate of Great Valley High School and went on to establish his own business hauling scrap metal for over thirty...

Marjorie A. Coty, 92 and a half, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, under the care of Hickory House of Honey Brook.  She was the widow of the late Louis J. Coty, who passed away in 1989.

Born in Westboro, Mass., Marjorie was the daughter of the late Helen L. (Foster) and Anson F. Tomlin.  

Marjorie was a poet.  She volunteered at Coatesville Area Senior...

Jacqueline Freeman Van Orsdale, 98, of Cochranville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife — “Jacqueline, girl of mine” — of the late Daniel Lynn Van Orsdale who died in 2011. Together they lived in Cochranville for 20 years, and before that, Greensboro, NC. 

They shared 63 exquisite years of marriage, and over those years, you might...