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Arthur S. Lepore, 68, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at TwinPines Nursing Home.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Charles S. Lepore Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hess Lepore.

An area resident most his life he worked in construction as a welder.  He served in the U.S. Army and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his brothers,...

Albert Paul Kelly, 83, of Gordonville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 under the care of Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte, Florida.  

He was the beloved husband of Gayle (Ward) Kelly, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, Al was the son of the late Myrtle N. (Lapinsky) and Albert J. Kelly.  He graduated from Lincoln...

William D. Brown, 63, of Narberth, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, November, 20, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Sue Steward Brown with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late William H. Brown and Jane Porter Brown.

Bill was a 1981 graduate of Drexel University. Most of his career was spent in the...

Gary Lee Brown, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, under the care of Brandywine Hospital.  

Born in Norristown, Gary was the son of the late Sarah (Hite) and Raymond Brown.  

He was a 1970 graduate of Schwenksville High School.  He worked as a lineman for Bell Atlantic and Verizon.  

Gary enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, building powder horns,...

Edna Frances Warner, 100, of Highland Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at her home.  She was the widow of Dr. Norman Max Warner, who passed away in 2010 after they had shared 67 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Edna was the daughter of the late Mary (nee Jaquette) and Arthur Ward.  Edna graduated with a degree in Nursing and met her late husband at...

Linda L. Crowley, 89, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Raymond A. Crowley, Jr. with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Frank Bernhardt and Jessie Greene Bernhardt.

Linda was employed for 25 years as an administrative assistant to the...

George Richard Clausen, 93, of West Chester, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Pocopson Home of West Chester. He was the husband of Rose M. Fish Clausen with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Hinsdale, ILL., he was the son of the late Fred K. Clausen and Madsine Jorgensen Clausen. 

George graduated from the Alton Senior High School in Alton, ILL. He entered the...

Richard A. Woodall, 86, of Atglen, passed away at his home on Monday, November 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Bette Jean White Woodall with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Robert L. Woodall and Mary E. Beattie Woodall Olkowski.

Immediately after high school graduation, he was signed with the St....

Kathryn M. Taggart, 93, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of the late Willard L. Taggart and also a longtime companion of 40 years  the late Robert Earl Kurtz who died in May of this year. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Frank Tyson and Katherine Hines Tyson.

Kathryn was an area...

Sloan Isla Orth, stillborn infant daughter to Travis Michael Orth and Amy Morgan Jacobs Orth of West Chester, died at birth on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

She is survived, in addition to her parents, by one sister Olivia Jade Orth, maternal grandparents Paul and Patricia Jacobs of Coatesville and paternal grandparents Rich and Cathy Orth also...

Deborah Faye Simpson, 66, of Cochranville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 14, 2020, with her beloved husband of 28 years by her side.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Jean (Griest) Kilby and Richard Dommel.  

Deborah was a member of the Calvary Fellowship Church of Downingtown.  She worked at Conifer Health Solutions as a liaison.  

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Raymond Laurence “Ray” Kelso, Jr., passed away peacefully at home in Martin’s Corner, West Caln Township, as was his wish, on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020, in his 93rd year.  He was born at home on 414 Chestnut Street in Coatesville, PA in 1928 to Raymond L. Kelso Sr. and Norah M. Walpole.  His mother...

Rowland C. Hoopes, 81, of Thorndale, passed away on November 11, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Sara P. Hoopes with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Cora E. Shank and Rowland C. Hoopes, Sr.  He was a 1958 graduate of Octorara High School.  

Rowland served honorably in the US Army and he was...

Harry D. Weyman, age 86, of Coatesville, PA passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at the Reading Hospital surrounded by his children. He was the husband of Eleanor (Pearl) Weyman for over 58 years. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late William and Lena (Wiesman) Weyman.

Harry attended the old Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA. While in the United States Air Force,...

Kathleen M. Barker, 78, of Oxford, passed away on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 surrounded by her family, under the care of Reading Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Robert Barker, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in her childhood home in Parkesburg, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Ada (Gibson) and Harry L. Moore.  She was a 1961 graduate of Octorara High School...

George Andrew Simon, 86, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jane E. Esworthy Simon who died in 2013. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George J. Simon and Elizabeth Nagy Simon. 

George was an area resident all his life and a 1952 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. After...

Keith Travis Collis, 91, of Sinking Springs, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Lutheran Home in Topton, PA.  He was the husband of Joyce B. Collis and was previously married to the late Ruth C. Collis.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the youngest child of the late Edwin Collis and Jean Donald Collis.
 
Keith proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. ...

Earl Edward Henry, 79, of Barren County, KY, and formerly of Honey Brook, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2020, after battling ALS for 7 years. Earl was born in Bellevue, PA on June 5, 1941, to the late LeRoy K. Henry and Elinor May Schatz Henry. Earl was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a jack of all trades, he worked with computers, sales, and his final endeavor was custom...

Rainer Eugen Naus, 81, of West Grove, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Janice Lynn Bussler Naus with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Nicholaus Naus and Anna Winter Naus.

Rainer lived in Michigan most of his life and graduated from East Detroit High School and then...

Robert T. "Bo" Anderson, Jr., 53, of Paradise, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Hospice and Community Care Center in Mt. Joy, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Kimberly Ann Mowday Anderson with whom he shared 33 years together. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Robert T. Anderson, Sr. and wife Bonnie of Compass, PA and Karen Fuller Perry and husband...

Jean E. Sampson-Winchester, a longtime resident of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Pocopson Nursing Home in West Chester, PA. She was 96 years old and has been a resident at Pocopson since 2014 where she spent much of her time playing (and winning) at bingo and became proficient at decorating and gifting pottery.

Jean was married three times, once to the...

Antonia Faith "Toni" Dickinson, 70, of Coatesville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 4th at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Edward S. "Pie Face" Dickinson III, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, Toni was the daughter of the late Margaret E. Walker Beckett and Frederick C. Beckett, Sr. A lifetime resident...

Rose Elaine Wilson, 95, of Coatesville passed away at her daughter's home on November 3, 2020. Rose was the widow of the late Harold S. Wilson , who died in 1977, after 31 years of marriage.   Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alice Book Hendricks.  She proudly worked at the Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville as a welder during WWII.  

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River Moon Field-Sturges, stillborn infant, was born and passed away on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at Mt. Mary's Hospital in Langhorne.  

She was the daughter of Stacey Field and the late Shawn Cody Sturges, who passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020.

She is survived, in addition to her mother, by her sister, Dezrae Field-Twitchell and brother, Wakan Sturges; maternal...

The Pongonis family received the sad news on Saturday, October 31st, when they learned that Victor L. Pongonis, a beloved father, grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, had passed away at the age of eighty-six years old due to a previous health condition.

Victor was born the youngest of eight siblings on July 27, 1934, in Hunlocks Creek, Luzern County, to John and Teresa Pongonis. ...

Priscilla Jane Hawkins, 77, of Cochranville, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at the Pocopson Home, West Chester, PA. She was the widow of the late Harry Hawkins. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. McComsey and Charlotte Ruth Pierce McComsey. 

Priscilla grew up in Parkesburg and was a 1961 graduate of the Octorara High School. She was employed by...

Frank Richard "Richie" Hash, 56, of Cochranville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 24, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Susan Pitkow Hash with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Frank M. Hash of West Chester and the late Jane Riedy Hash.

Richie was an area resident all his life and a 1984...