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George Donald "Don" Wallace of Coatesville passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Newport Meadows ( the former Harrison House Senior Living) in Christiana, PA. 

He was the husband to Mary Ella Beale Wallace and lived at Harrison House in Coatesville. Born in Modena, PA, he was the son of the late George B. and Nellie Shaw Wallace.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Pyott...

Brenda Lee Morris, 64, of Caln Township passed away peacefully with her beloved son at her bedside on Tuesday, July 19,2022. She was the companion of the late Kenneth Patton, who predeceased her in 2019. Born in Exton, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Rose Stone Roop. 

Brenda was known far and wide for her cooking abilities. She possessed a Food Service License which...

Juliann Ford Bloom, 88 of New Holland, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the Garden Spot Retirement Village in New Holland. She was the widow of the late Charles Bloom. Born in the village of Ercildoun, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Worth Ford and Elizabeth Webster Ford. 

Juliann was a 1951 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She then...

Clyde Shepherd, 91, of Honey Brook, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Born in Whitetop, Virginia, he was the son of the late, Roe Shepherd and Eliza (Tucker) Shepherd. He was the beloved husband of Frieda (Ward) Shepherd with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.  

Following Clyde’s formal education, he went on to honorably serve our nation as a Corporal in the United...

Albert F. Steen, 76, of Coatesville passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Franklin and Alma G. Steen.  

An area resident all of his life, he was a graduate...

Marjorie Steinwachs Connell, 95, of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Freedom Village in West Brandywine.  She was the wife of the late John Edward "Jack" Connell who passed in 1998.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Max William and Mary Ann Johnson Steinwachs.

Marjorie was a resident of the Coatesville area and also lived for a time in...

Joanne S. Eckman, 67, of Coatesville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was the beloved wife of James H. Eckman, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Ashland, PA, she was the daughter of the late John E. Ney and Doris M. Herb Ney. 

Joanne was an area resident all her life and a 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was a devoted wife...

Kathleen Marie Przychodzien, 71, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of S. A. "Tony" Przychodzien with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Perley and Josephine DiBerardinis Perley.

Kathy was an area resident all her life and a 1968 graduate of...

Karen Leamy Mann, 64, of Coatesville passed away at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of Ralph Leamy and Edith (Carr) Leamy. She was the Beloved wife of Raymond R. Mann.  

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Donna Park, 85, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA.  Born in Toughkenamon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Dadley and Dorothy Brown Dadley.

Donna was an area resident all her life and a 1955 graduate of the Kennett High School. She was employed by the Action Mfg. Company of Atglen for 35 years.

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Rebecca Ann “Becky” Lewis, 55, of Johnstown Pennsylvania, passed away with her family at her side, at Conemaugh Medical Center on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Judith (Gregor) Lewis and the late John E. Lewis.

She was a 1986 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School.

Becky loved playing music, taking pictures, playing bingo, winning...

Marie Frances "Jo" Young, 85, of Lancaster, formerly of Coatesville and Kennett Square, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Neffsville Nursing and Rehabilitation of Lancaster. She was the widow of the late Graham Fairbanks Young who died in 2015. They shared 60 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Paul Bryson, Sr. and Eva McLaughlin Bryson....

Christopher Silva, 50, of New Holland, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 16, 2022.  He was the husband of Shannon Wright for over nine years.  Born in Phoenix, AZ, he was the son of the late Patricia Taylor Silva.

Chris was a former resident of Parkesburg in his younger years and worked as an Amish hauler. 

Chris was a Dallas Cowboys fan, a music lover, and he enjoyed...

William Thomas Martin, Jr., 78, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William Thomas Martin Sr. and Edith Naomi (Bernard). He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce Jean (Phillips) Martin with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  

William was a 1961 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School and went on...

Tammy L. London Butcher, 63, of Lancaster, passed away on July 19th, 2022 at the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Hospital.  She was the former wife of Marvin L. Butcher of Parkesburg.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel L. London and Betty J. Toaltoan London.  She passed on the same date as her mom who passed away on July 19th, 1980.

Tammy was an area...

Joanne Lynn Towber, 69, of Coatesville, Pa passed away at Chester County Hospital on Monday, July 18, 2022. Born in Baltimore Maryland she was the daughter of the late Andrew Henry Maurer and Shirley Ruth (Minton) Maurer. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Towber Jr. with whom she shared 42 years of...

Juanita C. (Cephas) Lewis, was born in Christiana, PA on October 29, 1927, to Walter and Emma (Thompson) Cephas. She graduated from Parkesburg High School and had aspirations of being a nurse. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Lester L. Lewis, Sr., and the two of them embarked on a 69-year partnership of farming, raising four children, and providing a place for numerous friends and...

Jennifer Marie Wimmer, 38, of Coatesville, PA, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Jackson and Patricia Wimmer Lee, wife of Morris, of Oxford, PA.

Jennifer was a graduate of the Coatesville Area School District. She was a fixture in the community as the local bartender at The Tavern, The Bongo, and the VFW...

Carolyn Ruth Broomall, 82, a life-time resident of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, July 15 under the care of Newport Meadows Nursing Facility in Christiana.  

Born at Coatesville Hospital, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Lorraine Ruth (Broomall) Woods and Walter Broomall.  

She obtained her bachelor's and graduate degree from West Chester State University and graduated...

James Edward Rice, 75, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Pocopson Home, West Chester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Katherine A. Franciscus Rice with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late James Thomas Rice and Anne Cunningham Rice. 

Jim was an area resident all his life and a 1965 graduate of the former Scott...

Winnifred Ann “Winky” Bergdoll, 80, of Cochranville passed away at Christiana Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Ford and Grace Abbott. She was the beloved wife of Leonard Bergdoll with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. 

She was a 1960 graduate of Chester High School and went on to pursue a career in communications with State Farm Insurance...

J. Donald Tillman, Jr., 82, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of the late Marsha (Miller) Tillman, with whom he shared 21 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Helyak) and James Donald Tillman, Sr.  He was a graduate of Coatesville High School.  

Donald...

Linda L. Dodds, 60, of Modena, passed away on Friday, July 15th at her home, surrounded by loved ones.  She was the wife of Donald D. Dodds, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Linda was the daughter of the late Mildred (Wilmont) and Donald Crothers.  She had worked as a nurse's aide at Pocopson Home.  

Linda was a lifelong resident of Modena.  She...

Wayne Walter Heinze, 73, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2022, with his wife and son by his side.

He was the son of Walter and Veronica Hinchcliffe Heinze, born in Kearny, New Jersey.  He grew up in the projects there with his younger brother Rick, living in the chaos and violence of a postwar metropolis minutes from Manhattan. From his father, Walter, a...

Edwin A. Hayes, 60 of Ephrata, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 9, 2022 as a result of an auto accident.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edwina Wilgis Wedgewood and the grandson of the late, Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Wilgis, who he resided with most of his youth. 

He was a Chester County resident for the majority of his life.  He grew up in the Coatesville –...

Alice Rae Peoples, 86, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.  She was the wife of John Robert Peoples for over 54 years.  Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Alice Jordan Moses.

Alice was a graduate of Scott High School, Coatesville, in 1954 and was a member of the swim team. She worked as a machine tender for Pepperidge Farm...

Ralph Kemerly Jones, 76, of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022 at Newport Meadows Nursing Home in Christiana, PA.  He was the widower of the late Norma Lynn Jones who passed away in 2018. They shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Chicago, ILL.,  was the son of the late  Ralph Elmer Jones and Betty Barton Jones. 

Ralph was a Coatesville area resident most of his life and a...

Cheryl (Sicheri) Wiley, age 74, of East Fallowfield Township, PA passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Accent Care/Christiana Care Hospice Unit in Wilmington, Delaware. Cheryl was born on September 19, 1947 in Bradford, PA. Cheryl was the daughter of the late Val and June Cordner Sicheri. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Tommy and Dick  Sicheri.

Cheryl was a 1965...

Margaret J. Cox, 87, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, July 7th, 2022 under the care of Chester County Hospital of West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Fred Cox, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage before his passing in 2007.  

Born in Sadsburyville, Margaret was the daughter of the late Anna (McCorkle) and Wayne Johnson.  She was a graduate of S. Horace Schott...