Obituaries

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Bertha Barr Stetler formerly of Parkesburg entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in East Fallowfield, Pa. Born in Gap, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. Jones and Cecelia C. Ranck.

She was the beloved wife of Theodore Ralph Stetler with whom she shared 28 years of marriage and the late Donald A. Barr who entered into rest in 1972.

She...

Carroll R. Dyer, 90, formerly of Christiana, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Summerville, SC. Born in Downingtown, PA, he was the son of the late Robert J. Dyer and Emily W. Dyer. He and his wife, Patricia K. Dyer of Summerville, SC recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

He was a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA and attended Drexel...

Robert Parke "Ace" Ryan, 94, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Coatesville, PA.  He was the husband of Susan Ulrich Ryan with whom he shared 26 years of marriage, and his late wife, Audrey T. Ryan, who died in 1989.  They had shared 39 years of marriage.  Born in Lancaster, Bob was the son of the late M. Parke and Mary M. Miller Ryan.

Bob was an area resident...

Joan E. Thompson, 75, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Honey Brook Township, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Edith Killian Thompson. 

Joan was an area resident all her life and a 1963 graduate of the Twin Valley High School. She was employed by Pepperidge Farm of Downingtown for 42 years retiring in 2011 as a...

Patricia Ann Webberking, 80, of Jenners Pond, West Grove, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA.  She was the beloved wife of Larry Amos Webberking with whom she shared 55 years of marriage with. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Helen Rebecca Mitchell Barksdale and William Gladding Barksdale.  

Pat was a...

Phyllis E. Scott, 83, of Gap, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Mt. Joy, PA.  She was the wife of Thomas G. Doman of Gap, and the late Richard C. Scott Sr., who passed away in 1967.

Born in Mountain Top, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Stella Arnold Thomas.

She was a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville and retired as a daycare worker.

In...

Havard F. "Buck" Townsend, 93, of Coatesville, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Jane Hanna Townsend who passed away in 2012. Born in West Grove and raised in Cochranville, he was the son of the late Willis and Bertha (Hershour) Townsend.

Buck proudly served in the US Army during WWII as...

Ronald Parker Hoskins, Sr., 70, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, under the care of Reading Hospital while surrounded by loved ones.  Born March 13th, 1950, and raised in Coatesville, Pa, he was the son of the late...

Cynthia R. Howe, 82, of West Caln Township, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Brandywine Hospital.  She was the wife of the late  Vernon Howe who passed in 1998.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Helen Beecher Trumbower.

Cynthia was a graduate from Coatesville High School and worked as a nursing aid at the former Embreeville State Hospital....

Mary T. Baxter, 81, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 under the care of Hospice and Community Care of Mt. Joy.  She was the widow of Wilson H. Baxter, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Mary was the daughter of the late Sandra (DeFrank) and John Trolio.  She was a 1956 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High.  Mary worked for Bell...

Eleanor Welsh, 86, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Paoli Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Donald Hatfield Welsh who died in 2017.  Born in West Chester she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Butler Hendrickson.

An area resident most of her life she worked at Sonoco paper Products in Downingtown, Jamesway and Moore's Pharmacy in Thorndale...

Camille Florence DiNapoli Barco, 78, of Coatesville, passed away on July 17, 2020, at West Chester, PA.  She was the wife of the late Rev. James F. Barco, who passed in 2015.  Born in Chelsea, MA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Grace Delaforno DiNapoli.

She retired as an Administrative Secretary from the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.

She was a member of ...

Thomas Victor Wimer, 72, of West Brandywine, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Wimer (Griffith) with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas Wimer and Grace Yeager (Acheson).

Tom was employed for 38 years as a teacher at the Marple Newtown High School...

George David Reynolds, 76, of Gap, PA, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Helen Zelina Reynolds with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George D. Reynolds and Jeanette Hadfield Reynolds.

George was an area resident all his life and a 1962 graduate of the...

Richard Lee Williams, 59, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Reading Hospital in Reading, PA. Born in Norristown, PA he was the son of Lydia Salazar Williams and the late Leon Stanley Williams

Richard was an area resident all his life and a 1979 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He was employed by the Whitmer Public Safety Group of Coatesville, PA...

Frances McGowan Battle, age 79, passed away on July 15, 2020 in her home in West Bradford surrounded by loved ones after a long struggle with cancer. Her parents were William and Julia McGowan of Chester, PA. She got her LPN nursing degree from Our Lady of Victory, NY. She was married to John Joseph Battle (deceased) and survived by her children Barbara Battle Usavage (married to Chris Usavage...

Esther W. Keylor, 93, of Honey Brook, Pa., passed away on Thursday, July 16, at her home, under the care of her granddaughter, Kathy.  Esther was the widow of the late Robert Keylor Sr., who passed away in 1998. 

Born in Coatesville, Esther was the daughter of the late Myrtle (Mulvaney) and David Wertz.  Esther was a member of the Romansville United Methodist Church.  She had worked at...

Shawn Cody Sturges (Sweet Badger), 32, of Gap, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Elwood Sturges III and Wonda Sue (Bennett) Sturges.  

Shawn was in his third year as a music major.  He played nearly every instrument and wrote and performed folk and native American music with his band, Aboriginal Eye.  He was of the Lakota Sioux Nation.   ...

Joanne M. Budzik, 73, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, July 10th, 2020 under the care of Harrison House, surrounded by her family.  

Born in Coatesville, Joanne was the daughter of Wanda Budzik and the late George Budzik Sr.  A Coatesville resident her entire life, she was a graduate of Scott High School.  She was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Church in Coatesville.

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Paul Landis Leslie, Jr., 75, of West Marlborough, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Lois Ann (Young) Leslie, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Paul was the son of the late Grace Margaret (Brown) and Paul Landis Leslie...

Gary Robert "Gutsy" Rutledge, Sr., 73, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of the late Joanne Blischke Rutledge and his first wife the late Linda Smith Rutledge. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Robert Rutledge and Marie Burton Rutledge.

Gary grew up in the community of...

Michael Kevin Colyer, 59, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Friday, July 3rd, 2020, surrounded by his family.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Kathryn (Johnston) and Glenn Colyer of East Fallowfield.

Michael was a 1979 graduate of Coatesville High School.  He worked for over 20 years at the former Quebecor in Parkesburg and later as an equipment operator in construction.  ...

Robert A. Highfield. Jr., 55, of West Caln, passed away at his home on Friday, July 3, 2020. He was the husband of Erin Galloway Highfield with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he wa the son of the late Robert A. Highfield, Sr. and Elizabeth Brennan Highfield.

Bob was a resident of West Caln for the past nine years. He was an accomplished auto mechanic by...

James Bensinger, 81, of Coatesville, better known as "Sonny", left the confines of this earth on the 4th of July surrounded in love by his family and with a slight smile after listening to his favorite hymns.

He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Sandra, who he affectionately called "Duck" and by his four children, Wendy Taggart, James Jr., husband of Dawn, Dana Houston, wife...