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Linda Lou Hilton, 75, of Pomeroy, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Heatherwood Retirement Community.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Maris Edmund and Dorothy Beatrice Diem Hilton.

A lifetime resident of Sadsbury Township she was a 1962 graduate from S. Horace Scott High School.  She retired from the Coatesville VA Medical Center in 2011 after 48 years...

Lois Jane Pearce, 64, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Brandywine Hall Nursing Home in West Chester, PA. Born in Bethlehem, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert E.J. Hinkle and Virginia M. Kerschner Hinkle. 

Lois was employed by the Devereux Foundation as a registered nurse until her health started to fail.

She is survived by two...

Victoria Theresa Bond, 72, of Strasburg passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the widow of the late Ronald Bond with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in York, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Nora Alice (Linebaugh) Bergeron. She was a 1964 graduate of West York High School. She was a long-time employee of PNC. She was...

James H. Leslie, Jr., 81, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Garden of Grace Hospice Center at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte Ettien Leslie of Downingtown with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Newtown Square, PA he was the son of the late James H. Leslie, Sr. and Naomi Brown Leslie. 

Jim was an area...

Judith W. McKay, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Gap, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in Lancaster.  She was the widow of the late, Daniel H. McKay Sr. who passed in 2004.  Born in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Virginia S. Otis Wagaman.

 

 She held a master’s degree as a Reading Specialist.  She loved playing...

Andrea Joan "Andie" McLucas, 76, of Coatesville, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on November 14, 2019.  She was the loving wife of W. Gary McLucas, Sr for 57 years.

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Sabo Reshey.   Andie was a graduate of Coatesville High School in 1961.  After getting married in 1962, the couple spent two years in...

Ramona V. Stump, 91, of Coatesville, passed away on November 12, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester, PA.  She was the widow of the late Floyd Stump.
Born in Winton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Getts Krisovitch.  

She is survived by three children, Arthur Bunce and wife Judy of Greeneville, TN, William Bunce and wife Dee of...

Thomas C. Groff, Choo Choo Barn owner 

On November 11, 2019, Tom Groff passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Tom had suffered for 6 years with metastatic lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda (Franklin) Groff, his daughter Kristi Largoza, husband James, son Kevin Thomas Groff, wife Meryl, grandchildren Ryan and Kaitlyn Largoza and baby-on-the-way Groff....

Ethel M. Lusby, 99, of Narvon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the widow of the late George P. Lusby who died in 1999. Born in Cochranville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary E. Kiems Pierce. 

Ethel was a devoted mother and grandmother. She looked forward every year when the family gathered for her...

Timothy Lawrence Harvey, 60, of Coatesville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Cheryl Johnson Harvey with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.  

Born in Darby, Pa., Timothy was the son of the late Joan (Evans) and the late Lawrence Harvey.  

A resident of Coatesville for the past 27 years, he had previously...

Chad “Trae” Tyson, 26, of Coatesville, was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday November 3rd, 2019 at his home. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Born in Phoenixville Hospital he is the son of Joyce Renae Taylor and Chad Michael Tyson.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Anna Tyson of Coatesville and his great-grandmother Onetta...

Robert Bratten Stevenson, 72, of Strasburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. Born in Ocean City, MD he was the son of the late Joseph Garrick Stevenson and Jacqueline Patricia Casey Stevenson. 

Bob grew up in the Salsbury, MD area. He proudly served in the US Air Force in Vietnam during the war. He spent most of his life in...

Richard James Michale, 74, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 29th under the care of Jennersville Hospital of West Grove.  

He was the husband of Doris Michale, with whom he shared 18 years of marriage.  

Richard has lived the past four years in Westminster Place at Parkesburg, previously living in the Reading area.  

He was a member of Gateway Church.

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Janet Elaine (nee Dague) Yetter passed away on October 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late William J. Yetter, Jr., who passed away on February 27, 2016. They were married on November 13, 1948. Janet was born in Parkesburg, PA on October 29, 1927, and was the daughter of the late J. Parke and Jeanette H. (nee Brown) Dague.

Janet graduated from S. Horace Scott Senior High School in...

Hubert Bradley "Brad" Searles, 78, was born April 12, 1941 in Ercildoun, Pennsylvania.  He died on October 26, 2019 after a brief illness.  

Born in Ercildoun, he was the son the late Hubert Searles and Lucy Jones Searles.

He was a 1959 graduate of Scott High School.  He worked 40 plus years at Lukens/Bethlehem Steel Company in Coatesville, never missing a day of work.

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Jennifer Lynn O'Neill, 33, of Caln, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Brenda Lee O'Neill McKee and step daughter to Rodney McKee both of Quarryville. 

Jennifer was an area resident all her life. She was employed as a private home caregiver.

She is also survived by one brother Jeffrey Haldenan of Sadsburyville,...

Gordon Leigh Stilwell, 91, of Honey Brook, passed away on Friday October 25, 2019 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community. He was the beloved husband of Jean Evelyn Mercer Stilwell with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Athens, GA, he was the son of the late Courtland Brooks Stilwell and Theresa Worrall Stilwell Eshleman.

Gordon was a resident of Downingtown for 62 years. He...

Patricia M. Brown, 91, originally of Christiana walked into Eternal Glory on October 24, 2019 at the Landis Homes Retirement Community in Lititz.  She was the beloved wife of the late Carl A. D. Brown, Jr. of Brown Funeral Home.

Born in Coatesville, Pat was the daughter of the late Nevin K. and Maude Bowermaster McClure.  She resided in Christiana all of her life.  She was a graduate of...

Gertrude Louise Guiney, 97, of Mt. Lebanon died Friday, October 11, 2019, at Asbury Heights Senior Living Facility. 

Trudy was born in Brockton, MA, August 19, 1922.  She was the third of ten children of Philip Brady and Mary (Sullivan) Brady.  Trudy graduated first in her class from Quincy City Hospital School of Nursing in Quincy, MA.  She loved her work as a Registered Nurse, and...

Nadine E. Chandler, 65, of Parkesburg, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October, 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Wayne A. Chandler with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Ward Hetrick and Shirley Kauffman Jordan.

Nadine was an area resident all her life and a 1971 Graduate of the Octorara High...

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...