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Glinda L. Cortlessa, 65, of Coatesville, passed away on July 29, 2021, at Tower Health in Coatesville.  She was the wife of Patrick P. Cortlessa for over 35 years.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Jessie R. Halsey Jones. 

She was a graduate of Downingtown High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coatesville. When she was younger she...

Brenda Gayle Legg, 82, of Highland Township, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Reading, PA.  She was the wife of Roger E. Legg for over 51 years.  Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph A. and Eileen Lyons Lepree.

She was a graduate of Caldwell University in NJ and taught English at Summit Junior High School in NJ before moving to Highland...

Jean M. Moran, 61, of Coatesville passed away at Zerbe Retirement Community on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Born in Camden, N.J. she was the daughter of the late Edward Moran and Regina Fitch Jacobs.

Jean loved dancing, coloring, and word puzzles.  She enjoyed eating vanilla ice cream, drinking Pepsi, and watching The Golden Girls.  Jean will be remembered for her happy smile and laughter...

Francis M. Wright, 91, of Exton, passed away at Sunrise of Exton on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA he was the son of the late Francis M. Wright and Marguerite (Moore) Wright. He was the beloved husband of the late Nelda T. Wright.

Francis honorably served our nation in the United States Navy during WWII, serving on a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

He obtained...

Norman George Laffey, Sr., 88, of Cochranville, PA passed away at his home on Sunday, July 25, 2021 under the care of his beloved family.  Norman was the husband of the late Lois Thomson Laffey (2019), with whom he shared over 66 years of marriage.

Born on Green Hill Farm in West Chester, PA, Norman was the son of the late George J. and Anna Moulder Laffey. Norman started dairy farming...

Henry J. "Gabby" Geary, 76, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021.  He was the husband of the late Ann V. "Nancy" Geary.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Henry W. and Rita Rafferty Geary.

He is survived by his children, John J. (Betsy) Geary and Holly Ann Matonak, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son,...

Matilda M. Harrington, 87, of Honey Brook, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 24, 2021, surrounded by her family at her home at Heatherwood Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Mickey L. Harrington, Sr. who died in 2017. They shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sara Killinger Miller.

Matilda was an area...

Francis Vincent Cassidy of Willow Valley Communities passed away at the age of 93 on July 22, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  

Born January 4, 1928, he was the son of the late Edward Camillus Cassidy and Florine Marie (Harker) Cassidy of Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania.  He attended St. Patrick’s School in Newry and graduated from Hollidaysburg High School.  During summers he worked...

Melvin Cummings, Sr., 83, of New Holland, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster. He was the beloved husband of Mary Stone Cummings with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in  Paradise Township, Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Clyde J. Cummings and Mae E. Eckman Cummings. 

Mel was an area resident all his life. He...

Rhonda Lee Mowday, 69, of West Brandywine, passed away at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, July 15th, 2021...

Lois M. Rubincam, 91, of Coatesville, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was the widow of the late Harold J. Rubincam who passed away in 2016. They shared 63 years of marriage together. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late James Stirling and Jeanette Brown Stirling.

She is survived, in addition to his wife, by two sons; Robert D. Rubincam and wife...

Elmer D. King, 81, of Atglen passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Elmer King and Elizabeth (Stoltzfus) King Ennis. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy L. (Keller) King with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. 

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Robert Larry Gordon, 65, of Atglen passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Born in Coatesville he was the son the late Charles Gordon Sr. and Beatrice (Carr) Gordon. He was the beloved husband of Fay Elizabeth (Conover) Gordon with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. 

Robert was employed for over 25 years by Brinkley and Ober of Cochranville/ New Castle.  

Bob...

Carol S. Osborn Sheetz, 65, of Gap, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA. She was the widow of the late James R. Sheetz who died in 2008. They shared 22 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late  Carroll E. Osborn and Alda J. Fuller Osborn.

Carol was an area resident all her life and a 1973...

Kamryn Darlene Elwood, 19, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Kamryn was the beloved daughter of Michelle Clark and Kevin Phillips of Sadsburyville, and Bartley Elwood.  

Kamryn was a 2020 graduate of Coatesville High School and was enrolled in college to study forensics.  

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William J Russell Sr., age 74, peacefully passed away on July 13th, 2021. Born in Coatesville, He was the son of the late William and Henrietta Russell. He grew up and lived in Parkesburg most of his life. He graduated from Octorara High School in 1964. At the age of 20 he was drafted into the Army and served two years during the Vietnam era as a sharpshooter. He was employed by Reading...

Marianne Cotsifas, 85, of Coatesville, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, PA.   She was the wife of the late Anastasios "Tasos" Cotsifas.  Born in Athens, Greece in 1935, she was the daughter of the late Angelos and Christina Kulouriotou. 

She is survived by a...

Leo Swisher, Jr., 84, of Coatesville, PA passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at 3:00 AM at his daughter's home, surrounded by family and friends.  Leo "Buddy" Swisher grew up in Coatesville where he spent all of his life.  He was the son of the late Leo Swisher, Sr. and Hazel Nuse Swisher of Coatesville.

Buddy was known for his great produce stand located at 340 & 82 where five...

Robert L. Evans (Bob), 90, of the Coniston neighborhood at Kendal-Crossland Communities, West Chester, PA died peacefully on July 9, 2021 at his home with his loving family at his side. Born in Bareville, Lancaster County, PA, he was the son of the late LeRoy and Faith Evans and the loving husband of Sylvia Evans with whom he shared 63 years of marriage and together raised three wonderful...

Mitchell K. Dickinson, 61 years young, of Trainer, PA passed away on October 10, 2020 in Trainer, PA. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Catherine Denson Dickinson and John Dickinson.

Mitchell grew up and lived in the Parkesburg area most of his life. As a child he enjoyed playing soccer, running track and spending time with family and friends. While in high school he was...

Lois Dickinson, 66 years young of Trainer PA passed away on June 25, 2021. Born on March 21, 1955, in a Coatesville Pa, she is the daughter of the late Catherine Denson, John Dickinson and Elaine Dickinson.

Lois grew up in the Parkesburg Area, she was a quiet, happy, observant child who enjoyed spending time with her brothers and family. As a young child she always showed her love...

David Samuel Dunfee, 90, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Sexton) Dunfee with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

David was born in Oxford, Pennsylvania to...

Irene Hoffmann, 72, of Atglen, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Ernst R. Hoffmann with whom she shared 28 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Geter Gouge and Helen Reynolds Gouge. 

Irene was an area resident all her life and a 1966 Graduate of the Octorara High School. 

Irene was employed as a diamond...

Ralph Daryl Cooper, 72, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 4th, 2021, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Ann Cooper, with whom he shared 38 years...