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Carrianne Spaulding, 48, of Honey Brook, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.  She was the widow of the late Eric Spaulding, with whom she shared 17 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Trudy Jane (Miller) Thomas and the late James Simmers.  She was a graduate of Octorara High School and most recently worked for Walter and Jackson as...

Victoria L. Wilkerson, 50, of York, PA, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the York Hospital. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn L. Wilkerson who died in 2002.

Vicky lived in the area all her life. She was employed with local food warehouses as a security guard.

She is survived by one brother James A. Wilkerson of Lancaster, her companion Colette...

Stanley David Moore, 79, of Christiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joan Chicklo Moore, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of Edgar and Helen (Grodzicki) Moore.

Dave was a graduate of Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE.  One of his first...

O. Karl Schwandt IV "Oak," 69, of Coatesville, began his eternal life on Monday, May 16th, 2022, at Paoli Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Christine "Tina" Marx Schwandt, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Otto Karl Schwandt and Elsa Anderson Schwandt, and spent his childhood in Cedar Knoll and Martin's Corner (West Caln Township)....

Clayton J. Ayers Jr., 79, of Modena, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, May 13, 2022. He was the husband of Ruth Hilton Ayers for over 58 years. Born in Glenmoore, PA, he was the son of the late Clayton Ayers Sr. and Grace Faddis Ayers.

Clayton was employed by Chester County for over thirty-five years as a Pennsylvania State Constable. He was a Representative for the Republican...

Carrie Mae Crothers-Wilmott, 79, went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday May 11,
2022. Carrie passed at her home in Compass, West Caln where she shared 45 years of marriage with her husband John W. Wilmott Sr. 

Born in Pomeroy, Pennsylvania on September 14, 1942, Carrie was the daughter of Trula Mae Willis-Crothers-Racz and Alton Little Crothers. After spending her childhood...

Mary Louise Cummings, 82, of New Holland, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Lancaster Nursing and Rehab Center in Lancaster. She was the wife of the late Melvin Cummings, Sr. who died in 2021. They shared 60 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Howard Stone, Sr. and Margaret Simms Stone.

She is survived by three children; John W....

William D. Estes, Jr., 63, of Glenmoore, passed away on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Stacey L. (Hillman) Estes, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Betty K. (Peszko) and William D. Estes, Sr.  He was a 1976 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High.  

He worked as a Truck Driver for 20...

Joseph C. Johnson, 60, of Sadsburyville, PA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was the husband of the late Jill Filka Johnson. Born in Lancaster, he was the beloved son of Charles E. Johnson and Velma G. "Gerri" Barlow Johnson of East Earl, PA. 

Joe was an area resident most of his life and a 1979 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School. He proudly served...

Theresa A. Fant, 74, of Gap, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Hamilton Arms Nursing Home in Lancaster, PA. She was the beloved wife of Henry "Hank" W. Fant, Jr. with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Red Bank, NJ, she was the daughter of  the late Gustave Husenitza and Geraldine Atlee Husenitza.

Theresa was employed by the Pequea Valley High School as a Para...

Jean Evelyn Mercer Stilwell, 87, of Honey Brook, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2022 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community. She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon L Stilwell, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Downingtown, she was the daughter of William Defoster Mercer and Mary Louise Pyle Mercer.

Jean was a resident, along with her late husband, of Downingtown for...

Mark A. Herman, 63, of West Caln, passed away at his home on Friday, May, 6, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Tammy Steffe Herman with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville he was the son of Sallie Himelright Herman of Parkesburg and the late Harold Herman, Sr.

Mark was an area resident all his life and a 1976 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He was a...

Moses John George, 92, of Gap passed away at his home on Monday, April 25, 2022.  Born in Houtzdale PA he was the son of the late John George and Sophia (Simon) George. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty Jean George who passed in 2018 , married 67 years.

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Barbara L. May, 81, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Thursday, May, 5, 2022 while under the care of the Green Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center in Malvern, PA. Born in Rockdale, PA she was the daughter of the late James P. May, Sr. and Ada Schukraft May. 

Barbara was an area resident most of her life and a 1958 graduate of the Downingtown High School. She was employed, from 1992 to...

Roy Albert Kimes, 75, of Gordonville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, under the care of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Roy Albert Kimes and Icie Maude (Aliff) Kimes. He was the beloved husband of June (Faddis), with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.   

Roy was a 1965 graduate of West Chester High School and went on to...

John L. Dmytryk, 73, of Sadsbury Township, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 30th, 2022.  He was the beloved husband of Dorothy "Dot" (Gilman) Dmytryk, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, John was the son of the late Julie (Peppernick) and John Dmytryk.  He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1973.  He was a 1970...

Estelle Louise Seldon was born on June 8, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York to parents Clara and George Seldon. The youngest of 6, she quietly found her voice among her siblings. That quiet spirit remained during her entire life. As a young woman, Estelle worked in the laundry room of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn. However, what she truly...

Dorothy Mary Dodds, 93, of Honey Brook, formally of Modena, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Hickory House Nursing Home where she resided for the last six years. She was the wife of the late Earl T. Dodds who died in 2000. Born in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Richards and Mary C. Gregor Richards.

Dorothy grew up in Mahanoy City and graduated...

Earl W. “Jack” Coover, 92 of Coatesville passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Born in Monoa, PA he was the son of the late Harry Coover and Eleanor (Summersgill) Coover Townsend. He was the beloved husband of the late Helene R. (Fleming) Coover with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.  

Following school, Earl went on to honorably serve our nation during the Korean War...

James L. DeWalt, Jr., 83, of Lititz, PA passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 while under the care of the Kadima Nursing and Rehab Center in Lititz, PA. Born in Carlisle, PA, he was the son of the late James L. DeWalt, Sr. and Helen G. Kutz DeWalt. 

James honorably served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964. He was last employed as a manager at the Rockville Mall.

He was preceded in...

Norman "Ted" Moulder, 77, of Parkesburg, passed away on April 22, 2022 under the care of Chester County Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Jean Herron Moulder, with whom he shared over 52 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Norman was the son of the late Emma (Taylor) and Norman T. Moulder.  Norman attended Downingtown Schools and graduated from Kailua Hawaii High School in...