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Donald J. Liney, Sr., 61, of Kinzers, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. He was the beloved companion of Deborah A. Nileski. They shared 40 years together. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred and Helen Liney Stevens.

Donald was an area resident most his life. He was employed as a truckdriver by New Enterprise Lime and Stone Company of New...

Margaret "Peg" Cotter Weaver, 95, of Downingtown, passed away on Wesnesday, July 17, 2019 at the St. Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Downingtown, PA.  She was the widow of the late Benjamin Fletcher "Junie" Weaver, Jr. who passed away in 1996. They shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella McGinley Cotter. 

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Sharon Lea Young, 62, of Oxford, passed away at the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA after a long and courageous fight with liver disease.

She was the beloved wife of George A. Young, Sr. with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Louis H. Mitchell, Jr. and Sarah J. Gilbert Beaumont. 

Sharon was an area...

Emily S. Burns, formerly of Coatesville, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Advent Health Care Center in Tavares, Florida. Emily was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Harry T. Burns. Born Emily Shields Conner on May 10,1928, she was the daughter of Emily & Norwood Conner. 

As a child Emily attended Unionville schools. She was...

John J. Wasko Jr., 70, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019.  He was the husband of Carol S. Gay Wasko for over 47 years.   Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late John and Edith Hassis Wasko.
John retired from the Embreeville Center where he had been employed as an electrical foreman for 38 years.

He enjoyed tinkering with stereos, listening to music,...

Florence I. Middleton, 81, of Coatesville, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 11, 2019. She was the beloved wife of David A. Middleton, Sr., with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Hazel Wilson Dutill. 

Florence was a Coatesville resident most of her life. She attended Coatesville Area Schools.

She is...

Mildred E. Stringer, 63, of Honey Brook, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of David G. Stringer with whom she shared almost 40 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Dorothy Forsythe Book of Geigertown, PA and the late Adam Miller. 

Mildred was an area resident all her life and a 1973 graduate...

Margaret Eleanor Barnes "Peg" Pierce, 92, of Gap, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Earl A. Pierce and her first husband the late William E. Barnes. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late John T. Gay and Pearl Marie Romig Gay.

Peg was an area resident all her life and a 1945 graduate of the former Scott High School...

Destiny Elizabeth Wylie, 34, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, July 4th, at her home.  She was the beloved daughter of June Thompson Wylie and the late Clarence Wylie, Sr.

Destiny was a graduate of CASH, and worked as a caretaker.  

She is survived by her four beloved children: A'Nya Kelly, A'Lyssa Kelly, A'Zayah Kelly, and Kirk Kelly, Jr.; and her siblings, Paul Thompson...

Gary Lee Swisher, 76, of West Bradford, died July 4, 2019.  He was the husband of Rose Marie Krokoskie Swisher, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harold and Mary Swisher. 

After graduating from Scott High School, Gary served honorably in the US Army from 1960 to 1963.  

He worked as a foreman at the former Lukens...

Marilyn “Dolly” Hamilton Hibbard, 82, of East Fallowfield died July 1 in Reading PA.  She was the beloved wife of William H. Hibbard with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.  

Together they raised three children: M. Kathy (Joseph) Pawlowski, William Jr. (Kelly Allocco) and David E. (Helen).  

Dolly grew up on the Hamilton family farm “Sunnyside” in Cochranville and was the...

Patricia DeCarlo, 78, of West Grove, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family with her granddaughter Shanna singing to her by her side. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Hess and Martha Campbell Hess. 

Pat was an area resident all her life. She was a member of the first graduating class at the Octorara...

Geraldine E. Reese, 85, of Cochranville, PA, formerly of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Coatesville, PA, passed away at home on Sunday June 30, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Glenn A. Reese, Sr. with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. Guiney and Marie Simmers Citta.  

Geraldine was a 1951 graduate of Coatesville...

Constantine "Gus" W. Svokos, 74, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Lambrine "Laura" Svokos with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.  

Born in Greece, he was the son of the late Eva (Skaidas) and William Svokos.  Gus graduated high school in 1963 in Greece, where he lived for 22 years.  

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Margerine V. Price, 98, of West Grove passed away on July 2, 2019, at her daughters’ home, surrounded by her children. She was the widow of the late Feary V. Price who died in 1993.  Born in Ash County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Vernor and Ersel Knight Roark.  

A loving mother and homemaker she was also the oldest living member of the Kennett Square Missionary...

Frank William Matchner, Jr., 99, of Fort Myers, FL (and formerly of Oxford, PA and Elkton, MD)
was called Home by his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on July 1, 2019. Born September 13, 1919 in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Frank Wiseman Matchner, Sr and the late Martha Betts (Rickards) Matchner. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years Grace Emma (Leike)...

Evelyn Jean Wilson, 87, of Wagontown, passed away at her home on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Andrew H. Wilson, Jr. who died in 2015. They shared 58 years of marriage together. Born in Townsend, Montana, she was the daughter of the late Amos LeRoy Ross and Frances Elaine Franklin Ross. 

After High School Evelyn continued her education and became a registered nurse...

Ronnie Dean Whitehead, 76, of Pomeroy, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester.  He was the beloved husband of Mary Rose Kunkel Whitehead. They shared 48 years of marriage together. Born in Pocahontas, VA, he was the son of the late Frazer H. and Gladys I. Owens Whitehead.

Following his education, Ronnie proudly served in the U...

Ruth Ann "Sis" Wolfe, 87, of Parkesburg died on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Robert G. Wolfe with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born in the village of Towerville, she was the daughter of the late Harry P. McEwing, Sr. and Ruth Wilson Taylor and stepdaughter to the late Reba McEwing who raised her. 

Sis was a Parkesburg resident all her life and...

Brian Daniel Rice, 42, of Dagsboro Delaware passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2019. Born in West Chester he was the son of David R. Rice and Patricia A. Boblasky Rice.

Brian was a 1995 graduate of Coatesville Area School district. Following his formal education he went on to serve as a meat cutter for Giant Food Stores. Brian was a talented guitarist, a...

Mary Lou Thompson, 60, of Honey Brook, passed away on Tuesday, June 25th under the care of Paoli Hospital.  

She was the beloved wife of Thomas R. Thompson, Sr., with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.  

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Betty Clevenstine Hardy and Walter Clevenstine SR.

Mary Lou was a resident of Honey Brook for her entire life.  She...

Anne D. Walker, 72, of Gap, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Lancashire Hall of Lancaster.  Anne was the beloved wife of Lawrence Walker, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.  

Born in Downingtown, Anne was the daughter Verna Marie (Nuse) and William Warren Fillman.  

She was a graduate of Downingtown High School.  

Anna worked as a waitress.

She...

Marilyn Ava Shale, resident of West Chester, PA, passed away on Friday, May 31 in the loving company of her daughter and son. Marilyn was born in Hammonton New Jersey in February 1939, the youngest daughter of Phillip Fitting and Ada Fitting (Hale). 

Marilyn graduated from Hammonton High School in 1956 as salutatorian of her class and a member of the National Honor Society. After...

William K. Lonsinger Sr., 70, of Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at St. Martha’s Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Downingtown. William was the beloved husband of Lynne Lonsinger with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Charles D. and Edith S. (Lynch) Lonsinger. 

William was a graduate of...

June D. Pavolic, 79, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 while under the care of Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of the late Carl Wayne Pavolic, Sr. who died in 2005. They shared 46 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Allen W. Mummert, Sr. and Ethel Miller Mummert. 

June was an area resident all her...

Frances Marie Rumianek Harkins, 87, of Hatboro, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Jefferson Hospice in Warminster, PA., to have a cup of tea with God. She was the widow of the late James J. Harkins who died in 2010. They shared 55 years of marriage together. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Stephanie Kolodezski Rumianek.

Frances, born and raised in...