Obituary Archive

William Leon Hart, 81, of Gap, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Helena J. (Lewis) Hart with whom he would have shared 60 years of marriage in April.

Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth and H. Charles Hart.  He worked maintenance at Octorara High School, retiring in 2006. 

He is survived...

William "BJ" "Billy" Little, Jr., 56, of West Chester, passed away on Monday, January 5th, 2016.  He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Jenkins) Little with whom he shared 20 years of marriage.

Born in Waco, Texas, Bill was the son of Sarah Little of West Chester and the late William J. Little, Sr.  He was self-employed as a mechanic.

Bill is survived, in addition to his wife,...

William M. "Spider" Spanakos, 77, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Paoli Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Linda Bell Spanakos with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Michael W. Spanakos and Helen Daniels Semiclose.

 Bill was an area resident all his life. He was employed by the...

William M. Armstrong, 58, of East Fallowfield, lost his battle with cancer on June 8, 2015 under the care of the incredible Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He was surrounded by family, friends and his beloved dog "Hope" who never left his side during his struggle with his health.

Bill was a carpenter by trade with an Associates Degree in Construction Management.  His love of...

William M. Cranata, 80, of West Caln, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Brandywine  Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William Cranata and Mary Pallchenie Cranata. 

Bill proudly served his Country with the Marine Corp for four years and then in the US Army for 11 years.  He was employed for 25 years by the Coatesville VA Medical Center with the...

William M. Nickle, 52, of New Castle, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Christiana Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Karen Albright Nickle, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

Born on October 26, 1956 in Wilmington, he was the son of Louis Nickle Jr. of Elkton, Md., and the late Dorothy Hall Nickle. An area resident his...

William M. Schmidt, Sr., 62, of Valley Township, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Alberta Robinson Schmidt with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late John and Katherine Taylor Schmidt. 

Bill was an area resident all his life. He was employed for over 25...

William M. Wise, Sr., 74, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Coatesville VA Hospice Center. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Beulah Meggett Ross of West Chester and the late James Lee Wise, Sr. 

Mr. Wise proudly served...

William Michael "Mugsy" Mullen, Sr., 56, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Vicky Lynne Mowday Mullen with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Jean E. Wright Mullen of Gap and the late Chester W. Mullen. 

Michael was an area...

William P. Root, 76, of West Chester, passed away on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at the Pembrooke Health & Rehab Center of West Chester. He was the widower of the late Helen Bergery Root who died in 2005. Born in Valley Township, he was the son of the late William F. and Kathryn Fox Root. 
Bill was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army. He was employed by...

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