Obituaries

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Barry A. Alexander, 70, of Coatesville, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was the husband of Dolores L. Carr Alexander with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Amos John Alexander and Ruth E. Sagner Alexander. 

Barry was an area resident all his life and a 1967 graduate of the former Scott High School in...

Lillian B. Moore, 99, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community of honey Brook where she resided. She was the widow of the late Lewis Moore. Born in Thorndale, PA, she was the daughter of the late John W. Bunker and May Slaughter Bunker Logan. 

Lillian was a County resident all her life and a graduate of the Downingtown High...

John F. Schmidt, 80, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret A. Rodgers Schmidt who died in 2009. Born in Chester, PA he was the son of the late John A. Schmidt and Catherine Taylor Schmidt. 

John was an area resident most of his life. He attended the former St. Cecilia's School in Coatesville. He...

Franklin E. Pratt Jr., 85, of Wallingford passed away at Paoli Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2020. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Franklin E. and Doris (Minker) Pratt. He was the beloved husband of Frances Lewis Pratt.  

Franklin was a graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School. Following his graduation, he went on to honorably serve in the United States...

Samuel G. Schroder, 74, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Cundiff Schroder, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Henry F. Schroder and Helen Boyle Schroder. 

 

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Jim Bradley was a humble man who came from humble beginnings. The youngest of Walter and Mattie Bradley’s three children and the only son meant he would take on many different roles even as the baby of the family. With his best friend from Kindergarten, Danny Davidson, Jim learned to hunt at an early age and it was a source of pride for him throughout his life as a way to provide for his...

George Richard "Rich" Daniels, III, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly on February 9, 2020, at Union Hospital in Elkton.  He was the husband of Nichole Hart Daniels. Born in West Chester he was the son of Virginia Catherine "Kitty" Young Daniels and the late George Richard Daniels Jr.

Rich worked as a press operator for WAVE in Aberdeen, MD. 

He was an avid sports fan and...

Melissa Kaye Henley, 51, of Chester, PA, departed this life on the 7th day of February, in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twenty, following a recent illness.  She was the wife of William C. Henley II for over thirty years.  Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of Samuel R. Kauffman and the late Ruth E. Harris Kauffman.  She was the stepdaughter of Carol Stoltzfus Kauffman....

Martha Ann Schmidt, 80, of Kinzers, PA, passed away at Harrisburg UMPC Pinnacle Hospital on Friday, February 7, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacob Henry Schmidt with whom she shared over 50 years together.

Born in Caln Township she was the daughter of the late Charles McKinley Hughes and Viola Alice Harkin Hughes.

Martha was a 1957 graduate of Scott Senior High...

Albert D. Smith, 80, of Gap, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Mt. Joy. He was the husband of Nancy Williams Smith for over 60 years.   Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Lillian Benson Smith.

He grew up in Delaware County and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 thru 1960. In 1988 he retired from the Franklin Mint where he worked as a...

Dianne "Susie" Louise Rice, 71, of Pomeroy, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Paoli Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James William Rice with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Reeder and June Warden Reeder.

Dianne was an area resident all her life and a 1966 graduate of the Henderson High...

Andrew C. Turpin, 69, of West Chester, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020.  Born and raised in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Theodore H. and Virginia Morris Turpin.

He had a degree in horticulture and was self employed as a land shaper and landscaper for over forty years.  He enjoyed college football and was a fan of Penn State.

He is survived by his children,...

Larry L. Clifford, Sr., 63, of Valley Township, passed away at his home on Friday, January 31st while surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Tonette Jo "Toni" Clifford.  

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Ethel Star (Guthrie) and George Edward Clifford.  

Larry worked as a trucker for Tipton Trucking of Oxford.  

He is survived, in addition...

Shirley Ann Fellenbaum, 78, of Atglen, passed away on Friday, January 31st, 2020 at her home with her husband, Gary, of 56 years by her side. 

Born in West Chester, Shirley was the daughter of the late Anna J. (Reifsnyder) and Edward Clark Butler.  

An area resident of 45 years, Shirley was retired from High Energy in Parkesburg as a ceramic painter.  

She enjoyed playing...

Barbara Ann (Simonds) Radcliff, age 86, of Wyomissing and formerly of Downingtown, PA, died on January 31, 2020, at the Highlands of Wyomissing.  

Born August 6, 1933, in Rochester, NY, Mrs. Radcliff was the daughter of Walter W. and Lillian (Northrop) Simonds and the wife of the late Richard L. Radcliff, who died April 16, 2015.  She is survived by her daughter Lynn R. Macadangdang (...

Richard Allen Schweitzer, Jr., 54, of Lewistown, PA passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Reading, he was the son of Thelma Rhodes Hines of Coatesville and the late Richard Allen Schweitzer, Sr. 

Richard was an area resident most of his life. He attended the Coatesville Area School District. He was formerly employed...

June Virginia Treat, 93, of West Chester, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Pocopson Home, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of the late James W. Treat who died in 2017. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Gladys Frey Cox and Thomas Williams. 

June was an area resident for most of her life. 

She is survived by one son...

Albert G. Madonna, 95, of Columbia, KY, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence. Born in Parkesburg, PA he was the son of the late Dominic and Carmela Laudadio Madonna.
Poppie would like all to know that he has gone on to be with Nanny. He's done all he can do here, so God said it's time to "come on". He was ready. He told us so.

He accomplished many things while...

Marsha Ann McCarty, 67, of Honey Brook, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 while under the care of AristaCare at Meadow Springs in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles "Chew" McCarty and Alice Nitzenberger McCarty. 

Marsha was an area resident most of her life and a 1970 graduate of the Octorara High School. She was employed at the...

Carol Ann Romanek, 83, of Gap, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at her home.  She was the widow of Stephen F. Romanek with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.
Born in Hamburg, New York, Carol was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Frances Louise (Timm) and Fredrick Herman Sickau.  

Carol was a resident of Lancaster County since 1972...

Bettie L. Morroni, 87, of West Chester, passed away at her son's home on Thursday, January 23rd under the care of Penn Medicine Home Hospice, and her loving family

She was the widow of the late John J. Morroni, Sr. who passed away in 2001.

Born in Chester, Bettie was the daughter of the late Elsie (Long) and Harry Forward Hollins.

She is survived by her son John J. Morroni...

James C. "JC" Mason, Sr., 72, of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Pamela J. Wingler Mason with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William Arnett Mason, Sr. and Bertha Emma Smith Mason. 
JC was an area resident all his life and a 1967 graduate of the...

Raymond Edward Sheller, 85, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Coatesville. He was the beloved husband of Betty J. Townsend Sheller with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Stephen C. Sheller and Bernadine Merkel Sheller.

Ray grew up in West Chester and was a 1952 High School...

Marvin S. Matchner, of Flower Mound, TX, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on his 98th birthday at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, Marvin was the son of the late Leonora (Sypherd) and Frank Wiseman Matchner, Sr.  

He was a 1940 graduate of Henderson High School in West Chester.   Marvin served honorably in the United States Army Air Corps during W.W.II.  

He was a...