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Steven M. Huyard, 59, of Christiana, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was the husband Joy M. Saalbach Huyard. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Robert L. Huyard, Sr. of Christiana, PA and the late Grace V. Scott Huyard.

Steve was an area resident all his life. He was employed as an auto mechanic with Del Toyota of Thorndale, PA...

Jennie Bennett Reid, 94, of East Fallowfield Twp., passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Brandywine Hospital.  She was the widow of the late Walter Landis Reid, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage.  

 
Born in Lenape, Chester County, Jennie was the daughter of Elsie and Horace D. Bennett.  She was a lifelong resident of Chester County and graduated from the...

Kenneth Howard George, 60, of Parkesburg, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 18, 2020.  He was the husband of Judith Lynn (Lord) George.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Edward Isaiah and Dorothy Newkumet George.

Ken was employed by Tech Data as a Technical Supervisor.  He was an active member of The Vineyard Church in Chester Springs....

Charles Edward Duncan, Sr., 86, of Oxford, passed away on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at Brandywine Hospital.   

Born June 19, 1934 in St. Charles, VA. Husband of Hazel Gray Duncan with whom they shared 63 years of marriage.  Son of James F. Duncan and Thelma Suggs Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Norman Noles, sister, Juanita Barnett, and brother, Alvin....

Robert “Larry” Flowers, 79, of West Brandywine Twp, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Lia (Valenta) Flowers, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.

Born in Mountain Grove, MO, Larry was the son of the late Pauline (Roberts) Mercer and Delmer Robert Flowers, and the stepson of Roy Mercer. Larry was...

Roberta B. Archey, 99, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, under the care of granddaughter Christina and great-granddaughter India in Lancaster.

Born in Sadsbury Township, Roberta was the daughter of the late Flourence and Bert Archey, Sr.  

Roberta was a longtime member of Newlinville Mennonite Church, where she regularly attended the prayer meetings, sewing...

Mary Ann Lepore Hetrick, age 97, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021.  Mary was a lifelong resident of Atglen, PA with numerous family members and friends and many joyful memories by those who knew her.

The daughter of Sylvan Lepore and Alberta Wallace Lepore, Mary was born on December 15, 1923.  She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Elgie...

William Hughes Cooper, Sr., 70, Coatesville, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he was the son of the late Henry Reynolds Cooper and Vida Patricia Hughes Cooper.

Bill grew up in the Wilmington, Delaware area and was a 1968 graduate of the PS Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1973 to 1976. He...

Mary Frances (Powers) Glenn, 85, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Arlis Clyde Glenn, Jr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Lansing, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Austin Drury Powers and Mamie Susan Powers.

Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed drawing, painting, playing...

Lawrence Walker, 77, of Gap, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was the husband of the late Anne D. Fillman Walker (his beloved Annie) who died in 2019. They shared 40 years of marriage together. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonas A. Walker.

Larry grew up in Pottstown. He was employed most of his life as a painting contractor. He...

Jon Michael Campos Jr., age 39, passed away at home on January 6, 2021.  He was born in West Chester, PA., son of Jon Michael Campos, Sr. of Downingtown, PA, and Doris E. McGinnis, of Parkesburg, Pa.  

Jon lived most of his life in the Gap area. 

He is survived by two siblings, brother Jay M. Campos and sister Jennifer L. (McGinnis) Perring, both of Gap, as well as Jay's sons...

Eugene E. Butcher, 81, of Kennett Square, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary Rebecca Powell Butcher with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Frank Albright and Bertha Butcher Albright. 

Eugene was an area resident all his life and a graduate of the former...

Arthur Edward Haslett, Jr, “Ed”, age 79, passed away on January 2, 2021, after a long illness in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1941 and grew up in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.  Edward lived many years in Media and Atglen, Pennsylvania, Boca Raton, Florida and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Arthur and Josephine (Schiavo) Haslett,...

Carol L. Wood, 75, of Atglen, passed way on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Wood, Jr. who died in 2012. They shared 48 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Fred Weaver and Mary Reed Weaver.

She is survived by seven children; Bonnie Good of Honey Brook, Kimberly Halota of Gap, Kelly...

Cole Spencer Steidler, 21, of East Fallowfield Township, passed away suddenly on December 31, 2020.

Cole was born in West Chester, PA on February 7, 1999 to Kelly (Dunlap) Steidler and Jeffrey D. Steidler.

He is survived by his parents and sisters Kelcy, Lilly and Chloe Steidler; his grandmother Lorraine (Cain) Steidler, and many loving relatives of the Dunlap and Steidler...

Frank T. Tober Jr., 59, of Christiana, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at  Paoli Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Denyce R. Nafziger Copeland Tober for over four years.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of Frank Tober Sr. and Barbara Daniels Tober.

 

He was a Transportation Equipment Operator for PennDot and formerly worked at Quad Graphics in Atglen for 33...

Jason Snow, 45, of Gap, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  Born in Lima, PA, he was the son of Robert Barry and Sigrid Mancini Snow of Coatesville.

 

An area resident all his life, Jason graduated from the Coatesville School District and from Williamson Trade School. He was employed as a machinist for Image Fillers of Coatesville.  He was a member of Our Lady of...

John J. Fioravanti, 69, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Reading Hospital in Reading, PA. He was the beloved husband of Terri A. Warden Fioravanti with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Janet McCaffrey Fioravanti of Philadelphia and the late John J. Fioravanti, Jr.

John grew up in the Philadelphia area and had...

Pauline F. Johnson, 96, formerly of Coatesville and Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, under the care of Newport Meadows in Christiana.  She was the wife of the late Charles R. Johnson whom she shared 65 years of marriage.  Born in Logan, OH, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Marie Higgins Schultz.

Pauline enjoyed reading, traveling, and going to the casinos...

Thomas M. Garnett Sr., 97, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Quarryville.  He was the husband of Ann Eby Garnett and the late Doris Shivery who passed in 1967.  Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Golden and Eva Matilda Murr Garnett Sr.

Tom graduated from Parkesburg High School in 1941 and attended Franklin and Marshall, Temple University...

Rose Marie Clausen, 83, of West Chester passed away at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, December 24, 2020. She was the wife of the late George R. Clausen with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. 

Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Bertram Fish and Althea Louise Porter. After graduating high school, Rose went on to further her education at Neumann...

Clare C.Lawless passed away peacefully at her home in Highland Township, PA on Sunday, Dec. 20th, 2020. She was 95. Born in Meriden, CT she is the daughter of John and Frances Curry. Upon graduation from Meriden High School, she attended Willimantic Teachers College before being recruited as a stewardess for United Airlines.

Clare is preceded by her loving husband of 40 years, John F....

Thomas J. Haines, 63, of Coatesville passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was the husband of Beverly D. Haines with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

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Frank G. Rever, 64, of Coatesville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Maryanne Illes-Rever, who he loved dearly.

Born in Coatesville, Frank was the son of the late Elizabeth (Monaghan) and Carl Rever.  A lifetime resident of Chester County, Frank was a 1975 graduate of CASH.  He worked at Dopaco and later Pactiv as a...

Virginia M. “Ginny” Madonna, 76, of Coatesville passed away at Tel Hai Retirement Community on Thursday, December 24, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Frederic G. Madonna with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Adams County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Roy Copas and Laura (Edwards) Copas. Virginia was a 1962 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School. Ginny had a...

John R. Newswanger Sr., 83, of Coatesville passed away peacefully on December 25, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was the beloved husband Anna Marie (Diviney) Newswanger with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Carl I. Newswanger and Lula (Hilton) Newswanger and brother of the late Carl F. Newswanger. A 1955 graduate...

Brian Scott Niemiec, 50, of Parkesburg passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, in Camden County, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of Cheryl (Whiteford) and the late Joseph Niemiec Jr.

Brian was a graduate of Springfield High School and went on to hold a variety of jobs. Most recently he was employed by D&K Graham Trucking Inc of Christiana. Brian was a dedicated...

Sara Miller Ruth, 84, was born in Nine Points, PA on September 2, 1936.  She was the youngest of 15 children of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Miller.

Losing her parents at a young age, Sara was raised by her sisters and brothers at the homestead in Nine Points, and later in Ercildoun, PA.  They made it their mission to sacrifice and ensure her education which began in a one-room...

MARY EMMA BURNS entered this life on January 15, 1948, and has gone to Glory on December 16, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Theodore R and Blanche E Mason.

Affectionately known as “Sis” she was the second of nine children. Sis was educated at Octorara High School in Atglen PA where she was proficient in shorthand and typing. During her tenure at High School she was selected to be...

The last "linck" of the broken chain has been added.  The Lord reached down and lead Naomi Linck Weber home on Saturday, December 12, 2020.  She was the wife of the late Melvin Weber of Ephrata, PA.
  
Born in 1925 she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Selina Linck of Philadelphia.

During her childhood their home was full of music.  At the age of sixteen Naomi and...

Willie A. Barber, 90, of Cochranville, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Brandywine Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Mary Coldiron Barber who passed away in 2003.  Born in Maybeury, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Arlie and Mamie Gladys Johnson Barber....

Austin H. Reeser, 90, of Coatesville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was the beloved husband of F. Lorraine Trego Reeser with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Oscar H. Reeser and Elizabeth Morris Reeser. 

Austin was an area resident most of his life and a resident of Montana from 1993 to 2016. He was a 1948...

Thaddeus W. "Bud" Wilde was born March 2, 1931 to James William Wilde and Ruth Kirk Wilde in Parkesburg PA. He graduated from Parkesburg High School in 1949 and participated in band, basketball, assistant manager for the baseball team, and played in various roles in the school plays.  He went to Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia and graduated in 1953.  He served two years of...

Richard I. "Dick" Whiteman, 86, of Atglen, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at his home. He was the husband of Theodora (Kulick) Whiteman, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Dick was the son of the late Elsie (Detterline) and William Whiteman.  He was a 1953 graduate of the S. Horace Scott Senior High School.  He worked at the former Lukens Steel...