Obituaries

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Clevio A. "Monk" Angelo, 75, of Parkesburg passed away on June 20, 2021 at his home.  He was the husband of Rosemary Angleo.  Born in Darby, Pa, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Loftus Angelo.  

Clevio graduated from Monsignor Bonner Catholic High School and West Chester University. He served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam.   He taught at Unionville-Chadds Ford...

Frances Jean Mann, 87, of Gordonville, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Lancaster.  She was the wife of Raymond R. Mann Sr. for over 67 years.  Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Myrtle L. Henderson Colby.

Prior to living in Lancaster, she lived in Martins Corner and Pine Grove.  She was an active member of Millcreek Bible Church in Lancaster. She...

Amy Marie Pongonis Frey, 41, of Philadelphia, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  She was the mother of Nicholas Frey and Luis Rosado, wife of Mark Allen Frey.

Amy loved participating in arts, crafts, and baking.  

She is also survived by her parents, Daniel and Vera Pongonis of East Earl, sisters, Melissa Gould of Lancaster and Sharrie Moore of North Carolina.

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Allen L. "Bum Brown" Brown, 81, of Sadsburyville, passed away at his son’s residence on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Enda Brown. Allen shared 34 years of marriage with the late Elizabeth Brown who died in 2003. 

Allen was employed by National Rolling Mills (Worthington Steel) for over 43 years before retiring in 2004. He also worked on the...

Dr. Elmer Francis Laffey, 93, of Cochranville, PA, passed away at his home on Tuesday. June 15, 2021.  He was the husband of the late Florence Johnson Laffey, 2018, with whom he shared over 70 years of marriage.  Born in West Chester, PA, Elmer was the son of the late George J. and Ann Moulder Laffey.

Born on a farm in West Chester, Pennsylvania, on November 7, 1927,

Elmer...

Carl Michael Good, 57, of Gap, passed away on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.  He was the husband of Lisa Lynne Good, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage.  

Born in Lancaster, Carl was the son of the late Miriam (Deets) and Elwood Simcox.  An area resident his entire life, Carl worked for John Martin Auto Body and George Franciotti Trucking as an auto and diesel mechanic.  

Carl...

Brandon Lee Norwood, Sr. 48, of Paradise, PA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Oscoda, Michigan, he was the son of Donna Chamberlain Boley of Paradise, PA and the late Bruce E. Norwood of Reinholds, PA.

Brandon was an area resident most of his life.  He worked as a subcontractor for Riehl Improvement LLC. of Lancaster for 30 +...

Elaine John D’Angelo, 71, of East Fallowfield, PA, went home to join her Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved late husband John X. D’Angelo in Glory on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late L. Kirk and Ethel Zell John.

Elaine graduated from Coatesville High School in 1967, earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from West Chester State College in...

Esteel M. Ratcliff, Jr., 77, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 5, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Elisabeth "Beth" E. Herr Ratcliff with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Esteel M. Ratcliff, Sr. and Eleanor E. Trumbower Ratcliff. 

Ess grew up in Parkesburg and was a 1961 graduate...

George A. Gathercole, 79, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Phoenixville.  He was the husband of the late Kathryn A. Keefer Gathercole who passed in 2016.  Born in Beckley, WV, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Hazel Cupp Gathercole.

George was formerly employed by Pillsbury in Parkesburg as a forklift operator. He was a member of Sandy Hill Community...

Tina Louise Ranck , 64, of Coatesville passed away at her home on Friday, May 28, 2021. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lester Lavern Ranck, Sr. and Thelma May (Dawson) Ranck.

During the course of her childhood, she encountered several moves, as her father was restationed by the United States Air Force. After his retirement in 1968, her family settled...

John Thomas Ferguson, Jr., 90, of West Caln Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, PA. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis H. Beck Ferguson with whom he would have celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 14. Born at home in the village of Martins Corner, PA, he was the son of the late John T. Ferguson, Sr. and Sara Gay...

John Allen Thompson, Jr (FLAP), of Millsboro, DE, formally Gap, PA, lost his 5 year battle with cancer on Friday, May 28th.  He was born on July 14, 1974, and left us at the young age of 46.

He was the Fiance’ of Kimberly Marshall for 30 yrs, with whom he shared...

Isabella Marie Sosnowski, 87, of Wernersville and formerly of Atglen and Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Reading, PA.  She was the wife of Charles Michael Sosnowski. Both Isabella and Charles most recently reside at Phoebe Berks in Wernersville PA.  Born in...

Patricia Ann Barbo, 58, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Paoli Memorial Hospital.

Born in West Chester She was the daughter of the late Cecil Woody and Margaret Walton. She was the beloved wife of Andrea Joseph Barbo with whom she shared 26 years of marriage

Patty grew up in West Chester area and has been a resident of Parkesburg since 1995. She was...

Tracey Lee Pennington, 59, of Narvon, passed away on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 under the care of Zerbe Retirement Community.  

Born in Harrisburg, Tracey was the son of the late Nancy (Rager) and Paul Pennington.  

He belonged to Lighthouse Church in New Holland.  Tracey would volunteer his time as a mechanic to help those in need.  

Tracey worked for Krapf School Bus for...

John Xavier D'Angelo, 72, of East Fallowfield, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16, 2021, following a brief and unexpected illness. He's the husband of Elaine (John) D'Angelo, with whom he's shared 27 years of marriage.

John was the son of the late Anna (Sciotti) and Peter D'Angelo. He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, graduated from Unionville High School, and...

Larry G. Creed, 70, of Parkesburg, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, May 24, 2021.  He was the husband of Nancy Shepherd Creed. Born in Mountain City, TN, he was the son of the late Ulysses G. and Mae Elizabeth Woods Creed.

Larry served his Country in the U.S. Army.  He worked for AGC in Thorndale from 1975 until his retirement. He was a member of the Christiana American...

Thomas Edward Deatrick, 74, of Gap, PA, passed away at his home on Monday, May 17, 2021.  He was the husband of Carol Anne Garland Deatrick.

He was born in Stony Brook, New York, the son of Edward Deatrick and Jean B. Nethery.

Thomas worked as a contractor and mason in construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and football.  He was a big fan of Tom Brady and the Dallas Cowboys...

Rebecca A. "Becky" Thompson, 64, of Atglen, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of William L. Thompson with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Romaine J. Radcliffe Warner.

Becky was an area resident all her life and a 1974 graduate of the Octorara High School...

Haylee Amanda Williams, 25, of West Chester, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Nicole Williams of Christiana and the late Zachariah Wimer.

Haylee was an area resident all her life. She grew up knowing and touching the lives of many people. Most have shared that Haylee helped them for the better and assisted them when they needed it the most...