Obituaries

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Ralph Norman McGinnis Jr., of Valley Township, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, PA. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Ralph N. Sr. and Dorothy Bryson McGinnis. He was formerly the husband of Audrey Allison.

An area resident most of his life, Ralph worked in bridge construction. He was an avid fan of Nascar racing and...

Sandra Bulick, 59, of Paradise Township passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, November 22, 2021. Born in Chester County, she was the daughter of Thomas E. Wertz and Alice (Kreider) Wertz. She was the beloved wife of Shelly Bulick with whom she shared 23 years of marriage.  

Sandra was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the deaf and went on to hold a variety of...

Carol Ann Souders, 77, of West Caln, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Edward B. Souders, Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Stanton, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Frank Schwartz and Lucy D'Angelo Schwartz. 

Carol was a 1963 graduate of the Stanton High School in Stanton, DE. She...

Shirley Ann Peters, 86, of Kennett Square and formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Linden Hall Friends Nursing Home in Kennett Square.  She was the wife of the late William R. Peters who passed in 2013.  Born in Strasburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clyde K. and Mary Madonna Work.

Shirley was a graduate of McCaskey High School and worked as a...

Dorothy L. Manley, 89, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 under the care of Newport Meadows of Christiana.  She was the widow of Charles Manley, who passed away in 2005 after they had shared 56 years of marriage.  

Born in Sadsburyville, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Martha (Campbell) and Arthur Hess.  An area resident for most of her life, she...

Barbara L. Goodwin, 80, of Elverson, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, under the care of Hickory House of Honey Brook.  She was the widow of the late Steven Stearly, with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Barbara was the daughter of the late Helen (Lindsey) and Joseph Linnenbaugh.  She was a graduate of Radnor High School and worked for the...

Neal L. Hadsell, 79, of Gap, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his home.  He was the husband of Alice (Mullen) Hadsell, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  

Born in Meadville, Pa., Neal was the son of the late Irene (Nelson) and Lloyd C. Hadsell.  He was a 1960 graduate of Conneaut Valley School District and a 1964 graduate of Delaware Valley College.  He was...

Kathryn Louise Burgess, 70, of Parkesburg, PA passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville, PA. Born in Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Shirley Titcomb Ouellet.

Kathy was employed most of her life in healthcare as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. 

Most importantly, Kathryn was a Christian woman that loved our Lord Jesus Christ so much. ...

Everett Roop, 92, of East Fallowfield Township, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Born in Konnarock, Virginia he was the son of the late Elisha Roop and Amanda Trivett Roop. He was the beloved husband of the late Aileen Roop, who passed away in 2009. 

An area resident for most of his life, Everett was employed by the Lukens Steel in Coatesville for...

Eugene Michael Sabbi, 82, of Coatesville passed at Chester County Hospital on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph Sabbi and Anna (Matta) Sabbi.  

Eugene was self-employed as the owner/ operator of Sabbi Construction. Eugene honorably served our nation in the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Philadelphia Sports, local baseball...

Jane Marie Walton, 63, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Humberto N. Martinez with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Francisco Santiago and Nancy Osborn Santiago of Honey Brook, PA.

She is survived, in addition to her husband and parents; by one daughter;...

 Cecialea "Cecil" Georgia Abel, 95, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in Bel Air, MD.  She was the widow of Lawrence Abel who passed in 1976.  Born in Creston, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Grace Price.

She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, and staying in touch with friends and family. She loved listening to country and bluegrass...

Ursula C. Moore, 80, of Valley Township, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of the late Claire Edward "Eddie" Moore, Jr., with whom she shared 24 years of marriage.  

Born in Pirmasens, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Maria (Blinn) and Oskar Kraus.  

Ursula enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, bowling, and playing...

Emma L. Beard, 85, of Valley Township, passed away on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Hudson Beard, who passed away in 2020.  

Born in Chadds Ford, Emma was the daughter of the late Jessie (Miller) and Raymond Frame.  

Emma had worked as an oven tender for Pepperidge Farm.

Emma enjoyed...

Joseph Roy Nileski, 70, of Paradise, PA, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  He was the beloved husband of Nell W. Smith Nileski.  Born in Cresson, PA, he was the son of the late Oscar N. and Pearl E. Mileski Nileski.

Joseph was a self-employed truck driver for years and more recently worked as a driver for Allan Myers Company.  He was an active member of Grace...

Benjamin Jay Patterson, 31, of Atglen, passed away suddenly as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.  Born in West Chester, PA, he was the beloved son of James Jay Patterson and Melissa Grace Spell Patterson.

Ben was a graduate of Octorara High School and attended Thaddeus Stevens Technical School.  He was a longtime employee at the Sunoco in Parkesburg.  He...

Thomas L. Downing Jr., 81, of West Grove, passed away suddenly on November 10, 2021 at the Chester County Hospital. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Thomas Lewis Downing Sr. and Virginia Barry Downing who preceded him in death. He attended Friends Community School and then the West Chester public schools, graduating in 1958. Staying in the West Chester area, he went to work for Eachus...

Tamara Rene Boyer, “Mara”, 36, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Justin Daniel Boyer with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Gregory and Romy Jenkins of Coatesville.

Tamara lived in Coatesville most of her life and she was a 2002 graduate of the Coatesville...

Jessica RaeAnn Kelly, 43, of Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly in Hardin County, Kentucky on Thursday, November 4th, 2021. She was born on January 15th, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Sarah Walton of Gap. 

She attended Oxford School District and later received her GED. She had formerly worked as a waitress at Sam’s Pizza in Quarryville.

Jessi was an...

Amy E. "Betty" Davidson, 88, of Downingtown, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Heatherwood Retirement Community in Honey Brook.  She was the wife of the late  James P. Davidson Sr. who passed away in 2010.  Born in Modena on Hephzibah Hill she was the daughter of the late Elwood W. and Francis Cooper Sturgis.

She was an area resident most of her life and attended the...

Mary H. Woods, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, November 5th, 2021 under the care of Lancaster General Hospital.  Her late husband Pete preceded her in death in the early 80s.

Born in Unionville, Mary was the daughter of the late Elizabeth H. (Mitchell) and James E. Lewis.  A graduate of Coatesville High School, Mary worked as a housekeeper.  

Mary enjoyed walking,...

Judith M. Vennell, 77, of Coatesville, passed away on October 22, 2021 while in the care of Seasons Hospice at the Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Minor Lee Poff and Isabelle Mildred Bryson Poff.  

Judy was an area resident most of her life. She served as a loving caregiver to those in need. 
She was a faithful member of the Episcopal...

Frederick C. Schreiber, III, 66, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, November 1st, 2021 at his home.  He was the husband of Shawnee (Farris) Schreiber, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Ric was the son of the late Dorothy (nee Warren) and Frederick C. Schreiber, Jr.  An area resident his entire life, he was a graduate of Coatesville Area High School and...

Janet L. Morrison, 87, passed away at Zerbe Sisters Retirement Home in Narvon, PA on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Born in Glenmoore, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Margaret Shoemaker Morrison.

Janet was a graduate of Downingtown High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the former Malcolm Wright Buick, GMC Car Dealership, Coatesville, PA for 34 years.

She is...

Deborah Ann Weaver, 64, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  She was the beloved wife of Benjamin F. "Chip" Weaver for over 40 years. Born on April 13, 1957 in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Peppernick Zomolski.

Debbie was a graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High...

Myra E. Via, 88, of Morgantown passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 29, 2021. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. Vandegriff and Emma P. (Rappold) Vandegriff and Step-Mother Grace Hershey.  She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert A. Via with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.  

An area resident all of her life, Myra was a...