Obituaries

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Ronald Kohler Guy, 70, of Downingtown, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at his home.  He was the widower of Giselle Marie Verlaque Guy who passed away in 2017.

Born in Ridley Park, Ron was the son of the late Charlotte (Kohler) and Rev. James Harold Guy, Sr.

Ron received his undergraduate degree in physics from Thiel College, and his graduate degree in Physics and...

Nicole Elaine Stewart, 33, of West Caln, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Jefferson Hospital Neurological Unit in Philadelphia, PA. She was the beloved wife of William James Stewart with whom she shared nine years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Carl F. Steffe and Tina Jean Butler Steffe also of West Caln Township. 

Nicole was a life...

Caroline Kirk Hagen, of Parkesburg, PA, died on January 12, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital.  She was born September 6, 1929 in West Grove, PA, daughter of the late William R. and Edna Patricia Cole of Lincoln University, Chester County.  She was married to Edwin Fillmore Kirk Jr. for 38 years until his death in 1986.  In 1998 she married Dr. John W. Hagen of Parkesburg.

Caroline...

Frances E. "Tiny" Wallace, 79, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital.  Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Erma Rice Mock.

A Parkesburg resident all her life Tiny worked at McCool's Drug Store and later at Longenecker's Pharmacy in Parkesburg.  She also worked at the former Ben Franklin Department Store and at...

Marlene L. Mabry, 58, of Parkesburg, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  She was the beloved wife of Kenneth A. Mabry, with whom she shared 15 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Marlene was the daughter of the late Joyce Poe.  She was a 1980 graduate of Ephrata High School.

Marlene was a cook and baker who used her talents at Redner's Markets, Wal-Mart...

Carol W. Neal, 78, of Gap, Pennsylvania passed away at her home on Friday, January 10, 2020. Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Burton and Mildred (Newswanger) Weaver. She was the beloved wife of David C. Neal with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

An area resident all her life Carol was a 1959 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School.

Carol enjoyed...

Ogden S. Lester born July 29, 1947 at home in Mohawk, West Virginia.  The son of Ellis and Opal Collins Lester, and one of nine of their children.  The husband of Sarah Ellis Lester with whom they spent 50 years together.  Their children Holly Young spouse Jeff Young, Ogden E. Lester, Opal Ricks spouse of Jamil Ricks, Charles Lester spouse of Ashley Johnson.  And grandchildren Brock Young,...

Brandon Wayne Smoker, 37, of Exton, PA,  passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 5, 2020.  Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of Marlin Wayne Smoker of Coatesville, and the late Tammy Rollins.  He was the step son of Terri Shirk Smoker of Coatesville.

He attended the Coatesville Area School District and Cornerstone Fellowship Church.  He worked as a welder and in maintenance.  Prior...

Obituary – Albert John Plueddemann (02.28.1926 – 01.03.2020)

 

Albert John Plueddemann, 93, of Wayne & Lavallette NJ (most recently Cochranville PA), passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was the dedicated and loving husband of Mary Eleanor (Patterson) Plueddemann (dec. October 2002). Born in Pigeon, Michigan, he was the son of the late Reverend Paul W. and Lillie Gohlke...

Michael Lester, 72, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Edwina Tavani Lester with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

 

Michael was born in London, England, the son of the late Harry Lester and Ada Lifcofsky Lester. He grew up and spent most of his life in the UK where he...

Steven Robert Austin (Dickey), 64, of Coatesville, passed away at his home on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Brown Austin. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Robert Walter Dickey and Barbara Mary Surman Dickey.

 

Steve was a 1979 graduate of the Valley Forge Christian Academy. He was employed, for over 30 years, as a janitor by...

Bruce Allen Young, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Paoli Hospital.  He was the husband of Susan Alexander Young.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Cecil and Elizabeth "Bettie" Kuhn Young.

He graduated from CASH in 1969 and then worked for the former Lukens Steel Company, now ArcelorMittal for 44 years. He was a former trustee for the...

Andrew Swyderski, 95, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Swyderski and Margaret Harris Swyderski. 

Andy was an area resident most of his life. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was employed for 40...

Kim Allen Berkeihiser, 59, and his wife Staci Ann Berkeihiser, 50, both of Wyomissing passed away within less then 48 hours of each other. They shared 19 years of marriage together. Kim died on Monday, December 30th at the Reading Hospital and Staci passed away also at the Reading Hospital on January 1, 2020 after a lengthly illness.

Both Kim and Staci were born in Coatesville, PA and...

Kim Allen Berkeihiser, 59, and his wife Staci Ann Berkeihiser, 50, both of Wyomissing passed away within less then 48 hours of each other. They shared 19 years of marriage together. Kim died on Monday, December 30th at the Reading Hospital and Staci passed away also at the Reading Hospital on January 1, 2020 after a lengthly illness.

Both Kim and Staci were born in Coatesville, PA and...

The kind heart of Nancy (Patton, LaMar) Roach, 79, stopped beating on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Known for her ever-present smile and outgoing personality, Nancy was silenced by Alzheimer's Disease.

Nancy was always surrounded by a large group of loyal friends and enjoyed making new ones whether it was in her native Coatesville area or after she relocated to Grantville, PA. Nancy would...

Harold Dean Abel, 71, of Gap, PA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Born in Mountain City, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Albert Abel and Vada V. Gentry Abel.
 

Harold was an area resident most of his life. He was self-employed as a truck driver retiring six years ago. He attended the Faith Community Baptist Church of Downingtown, PA.

 

He...

Barbara A. Gilbert, 81, of Valley Township, passed away on December 25, 2019, at her home. She was the widow of the late Marcus W. Gilbert Jr., who passed away in1993. Born in Coatesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Taylor Schmidt.

She attended Coatesville schools and worked at Newberries in Coatesville, Family Dollar in Coatesville and Ames in Thorndale....

Mark Jones, 59, of Atglen, PA, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA. He was the beloved husband of Donna Bernat Jones with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Jean Cox Jones of Paradise, PA, and the late Rodger Jones.

Mark was an area resident all his life and a 1979 graduate of the...

Rose Rita Capanna, 91, of Cochranville, passed away on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 under the care of Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford.

Born in Philadelphia, Rose was the daughter of the late Annatonia (Giancroce) and Mariano Capanna.  

She worked for 17 years at Regina Nursing Home, retiring as a Dietitian Aid.  She was a parishioner of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...

Gerald E. "Jerry" Townsend, 71, of Honey Brook, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, under the care of the VA Hospice Center in Coatesville.  He was the widower of the late Patricia C. Townsend who passed away in August of this year after they had shared 23 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, Gerald was the son of Havard F. "Buck" Townsend and the late Jane (Hanna) Townsend...

Marian L. Barry, 84, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 at her home.  

She was the widow of the late J. Robert Barry, who passed away in 2005 after they had shared 44 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Marian was the daughter of the late Emma (McCarter) and Lawrence Garrett.  

An area resident her entire life, Marian worked at Pepperidge...

Pamala Rene’ Dixon born November 23, 1959 passed away on Monday, December 23,2019 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Born at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, PA, she was the eldest daughter of the late Richard C. Dixon and Joyce L. Cooper Dixon. Pamela was born and raised in the Parkesburg area and attended Octorara Area High School of Atglen, PA.

Pamala spent most...

Richard Steven Stapleford, 60, of Glenmoore PA passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side on Sunday, December 15, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Margaret Reign Stapleford, of Elverson, and the late Marshall Stapleford.

Rich was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. An avid hunter, known as a warrior with a big heart, he loved nature and...

Elizabeth A. Cramer, 101, passed away on Saturday, December 21st, 2019, under the care of Harrison House in Christiana.  

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Anna (LaBeck) and Peter Rudes. 

An area resident for her entire life, she worked as a seamstress and a sales representative for Home Interiors.  

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Janice Long of...

David O'Neill, 59, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 under the care of Brandywine Hall of West Chester.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Jean Marie O'Neill of Coatesville and the late Eugene O'Neill, Sr.

David worked at the former Lukens Steel cafeteria for over 30 years, starting at the age of 18.  

He will be remembered as someone who...