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Frances E. Smith, 91, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  She was the wife of the late John "Cap" Smith.  Born in Compass, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Edith E. Stern.

Frances was a graduate of Coatesville School of Nursing and retired from the Brandywine Hospital.  She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Compass.

She is...

David W. Hart, 60 of Coatesville passed away on October 19, 2019 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  He was the loving husband of Tina Dmytryk Hart for 22 years.  

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Helena Lewis Hart and the late William Hart.  

A graduate of Coatesville Area High School, he later worked at Urban Outfitters in Gap.

David was a life member...

Rosemary Johnson, 90, of Coatesville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Born in Newark, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late J. Roy Johnson and Mabel Claire Bourne Johnson.

Rosemary was an area resident most of her life and a 1947 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She was employed for 42 years by the former Sears and Roebuck...

William Bruce "Bowser" Baker, 58, of Parkesburg passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Reading Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Cathryn Wagner Baker with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Betty Stallard Baker of Coatesville and the late William D. Baker. 

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

Lewis O. "Lew" Coates, 74, of Coatesville, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, October 18, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. Moore Coates with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Lewis O. Coates, Sr. and Alice Dabbak Coates. 

Lew lived in the area all his life and was a 1963 graduate of the Octorara High...

Deanna Bernard, 81, of Paradise, died on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Harrison House Nursing Home in Christiana, PA. She was the wife of the late Raymond Daniel Bernard who died in 1984. They shared 25 years of marriage together. Born in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Barrage and Isabell Griffith Barrage and step daughter to Edna Barrage...

During the wee hours of Thursday, 10/17/19, Jesus carried Richard R Schenk into his eternal kingdom. He ended a long battle with COPD with loving family members by his side. He was a very private person and we loved him.
 
He was born in Coatesville to Gustave and Elizabeth Schenk on March 22, 1935. He started working at Metal Fabricating Company for his father when he...

Gary D. Watson, 65, of Parkesburg passed away on October 16, 2019 at his home.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Anna S. Mercer Watson.  

Gary worked at Walmart in the  Dairy Section.

According to Gary's wishes, there will be no services.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online Condolences can be...

Frederick Darl Hoover, 78, of New Holland, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late R. Wesley Hoover and Mary Weaver Hoover. 

Fred proudly served in the US Navy from 1963 to 1970 as a mechanic aboard submarines. He was self employed most of his life in industrial maintenance.

He is...

Martha M. Trumbower, 81, of Denver, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  She was the widow of the late Percy  C. Trumbower, Jr. who died in 2006. They shared 44 years of marriage together. Born in Valley Township Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Walter W. Dunlap and Pearl Beatrice Brown Dunlap and her late stepmother who raised her Nell Dunlap.

For...

Dorothy A. Daily, 89, of Parkesburg, passed away on October 12, 2019 at her home.  She was the widow of the late G. Robert Daily Sr., who passed away in 2018.  They shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Sarah Swyderski Karabetsos. 

Dorothy was a lifetime resident of Parkesburg. She was a 1947 graduate of Parkesburg High School and...

Leslie E. Benner, 57, of Westwood, passed away on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 under the care of Paoli Hospital.  

Born in Coatesville, Leslie was the daughter of Elizabeth Osborn Benner and the late Gerald I. Benner.  

Leslie was a 1981 graduate of Coatesville Area High School.

She enjoyed bowling in a bowling league, watching Red Raider football and basketball games, and...

Carol Jean Sagner, 71, of West Chester, passed away on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, at Pocopson Home.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Ruth V. Buchanan Sagner Sr.

An area resident all her life, Carol was a self-employed dog groomer. She owned and operated Carols Poodle Parlor. Her passion in life was breeding, raising and showing her standard poodles...

Fred Martin Mallalieu, 78, of Cochranville, passed away on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 under the care of Lancaster General Hospital.  He was the husband of Linda Benson Mallalieu, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Fred was the son of the late Thelma Martin Mallalieu and Fred Mallalieu.  Fred was a 1959 graduate of Scott High School.  A resident of...

Gladys M. Dyer, 92, passed away on October 11, 2019, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester. She was the wife of the late J. Vernon Dyer, who passed away in 1998.  Born in Lenover, PA,  she was the daughter of the late  Sadie Anna Brown and Albert E. Walton, Sr.  

Gladys was a member of the Atglen Methodist Church. She was in machine maintenance and worked for Servomation.  She was also...

William J. Saalbach Sr., 77, of Gap, passed away at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Janet Wolfe Saalbach with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Philip and Anna (Broomell) Saalbach. 

An area resident all his life Bill was employed as a steelworker from Lukens for over 33...

Ellsworth H. White, 90, of Atglen, passed away on Wednesday, October 9th under the care of Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widower of Mary E. Miller White, with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage.  

Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late Harriett Rebecca Cordelia Smith and Roy White.  

Ellsworth served honorably in the US Army from 1951 through 1953 during the...

Charles A. Butcher, 89, of Parkesburg passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Marie Marlene Brown Butcher who died in 2006. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edward L. Butcher and Nora Mae McKimm Butcher. 

Charlie was a Parkesburg resident most of his life. He proudly served in the US Marine...

Joanna Fay Blounts, 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at her daughter's home in Kirkwood, PA.  She was the beloved wife of Stanley L. Blounts, Jr., with whom she shared 24 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Helen Fay (Howell) Brisach and John R. Pugh.  

Joanna was a graduate of Oxford High School and a member...

A life long resident of Chester County, Gussie was born in Coatesville PA to the late Isaac and Leah Robinson, third oldest of 10 children. At age 9 she and her family moved to  Corner Ketch, Downingtown where she met the love of her life. Gussie married her childhood sweetheart Cliff Irons after WWII spending 72 happy, wonderful years together. Cliff and Gussie enjoyed many activities...

Julio Eugenio Acosta II, 45, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.

Born in Lancaster, Julio was the son of Viola Ruth Middleton Acosta and the late Julio Eugenio Acosta.  He had most recently worked for Ashley Furniture in Reading.  Previously, he had worked for Pepperidge Farm for 20 years. 

Julio was a big Steelers fan.  He loved to play poker...

Linda Jean Boyer, 60, of Brandamore, passed away on Monday September 30, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA after a short illness. She shared nearly 40 years of marriage with Gary A. Boyer, Sr. Linda was born in Coatesville, the daughter of the late Albert G. and M. Elaine Olonovich (Née Brown).

An area resident all her life, Linda was a 1977 graduate from Coatesville...

 

Madelyn Eva Lohr, 21, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  

Born in Bryn Mawr, Madelyn was the beloved daughter of Laura L. (Lyon) and Kurtis B. Lohr.

Maddie was hoping to put her artistic talent to use in a career someday soon, but wasn’t sure which medium she would pursue to express herself. Madelyn had suffered with anxiety and depression since...

Steven M. Suhobrus, 53, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Shirley Rice Suhobrus of Coatesville and the late Pete Suhobrus. 

Steve was an area resident all his life and a 1984 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed most of his life as an auto body mechanic and painter. 

Steve enjoyed Harley...

Louis, a long-time resident of Cochranville, was born in Phoenixville to Margaret (Petrillo) and Louis Marchegiano Sr. and had three brothers, Joseph (Gaggy), Thomas, and Edward whom he has now joined in heaven. Lou attended St Mary's Grade School, as well as Phoenixville High School. He left school to work in a cookie factory for $2.50 an hour, then worked at Phoenix Steel. He later began a...

Robert P. Stoltzfus, 85, of Gap passed away at the Quarryville Presbyterian Home on Sunday, September 29, 2019. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Sharitz Stoltzfus with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Gap he was the son of the late Ephraim J. and Kathryn (Fisher) Stoltzfus.

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

Robert A. Stackhouse, 60, of Burlington, NJ, formerly of Parkesburg, died on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jenny L. Jackson Stackhouse with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. He was the son of Doris E. Stackhouse of Avondale and the late Raymond H. Stackhouse, Sr.

Bob grew up in Parkesburg and was a 1978 graduate of the Octorara High School. After...

Lois Thomson Laffey, 84, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at her home, under the care of her beloved family. Lois was the wife of Norman G. Laffey, Sr., with whom she shared 66 years, three months and seven days of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Lois was the daughter of the late Clara Hannum Charsha and Lewis Thomson. She was a 1953 graduate of Henderson...

Marion P. Lambert, 88, lived most of her life in Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 under the care of Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center in Narvon.  She was the widow of David M. Lambert, Jr.

Born in Coatesville, Marion was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Swoyer) and Paul Gawrys.

Marion worked as a seamstress for Cardinal Cotton in Coatesville. She loved to ...