Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

The over 100 year old family-owned and operated Donohue Funeral Home was originally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 54th and Market. The business today has funeral homes in Newtown Square, West Chester, Downingtown, Upper Darby and Wayne, Pennsylvania.

When the grandsons of founder John P. Donohue discuss the business, it is with a great deal of pride— with not only a sense of history, but also the caring and integrity demonstrated for the past 103 years.


Our Obituaries

Arlene D. Valentino

February 21, 1935 - June 20, 2017

Arlene D. Valentino (nee Sturgis), 82, of Downingtown, passed away on June 20, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA in 1935, Arlene was the daughter of the late Elwood and Frances (Holden) Sturgis. She was an office manager for Meenan Oil in Downingtown, PA. She enjoyed her retirement years spending time with her family. Arlene was the beloved wife of the late Richard Joseph Valentino. She...
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John H. "Jack" Kelly

June 5, 1939 - June 7, 2017

John H. "Jack" Kelly, 78, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 7, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Marita K. (nee Krause) Kelly; loving father of Mark P. Kelly, Daniel J. Kelly (Donna), and Sean H. Kelly; dear brother of H. Patricia DelBorello; devoted grandfather of Nyah Rose, Noah, Katelyn, Josie; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Blase John Iaconelli

June 24, 1950 - June 6, 2017

Blase John Iaconelli, 66, of Folsom, Pa passed away on June 6, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia to Josephine (nee Oriente) Iaconelli and the late Biagio Iaconelli. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Temple University and his Master's Degree from Widener University. He was a project manager for Rowan University. Blase was a member of the Woodlyn Baptist Church, he sponsored World Vision,...
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Patrick J. McGlinchey

June 5, 2017

Patrick John McGlinchey, 65, of Coatesville, PA passed away on June 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Patrick was the son of the late James and Elizabeth McGlinchey. He worked as an HVAC Engineer with Longwood Gardens and was a former employee of Wyeth Labs in Radnor, PA. Patrick enjoyed fishing, gardening, music and his cats. Patrick was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Genevieve...
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Thomas R. Rodgers, Sr.

June 5, 2017

Thomas R. Rodgers, Sr., 75, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 5, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA in 1941, he was the son of the late Matthew and Janet (nee Spickler) Rodgers. Thomas enjoyed auctions, car shows, and fishing. He was a fan of country music, especially Hank Williams. Thomas was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Smith) Rodgers; loving father of Susan...
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Donald Parson

May 2, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Donald H. Parson, 83, of Folsom, Pa passed away on June 2, 2017. He was the son of the late Harry and Dorothy (nee Beatty) Parson. He was a graduate of John Bartrum High School in SW Phila. Upon graduation he went to work for Westinghouse Corp in Lester, Pa and continued to work there until his retirement in 1986. Donald loved his motorcycle, collecting coins but most of all he loved the time...
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Rodolfo V. Veneziano

January 6, 1933 - May 20, 2017

Rodolfo V. "Rudy" Veneziano, 84, of Milmont Park PA, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Born in Curinga, Italy, he was the son of the late Angela (nee Bressi) and Mario Veneziano. Rodolfo was the beloved husband of the late Rose S. (nee Serratore). He is dear father of Mario V. (Janice) Veneziano, grandfather of Amanda and Evan Veneziano, great-grandfather of Kylie Veneziano, brother of...
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Jonathan Michael Tribuno

May 17, 2017

Jonathan Michael Tribuno, 25, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 17, 2017. Born in Norristown, PA in 1991, he was the beloved son of Albert B. and Dawn B. Tribuno. Jonathan enjoyed family, music, movies and was a fan of Batman. Jonathan was the devoted father of Kendra Nicole Tribuno; beloved brother of Steven and Michael Tribuno. John was surrounded by many loving cousins, aunts,...
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Adele Bateman Donahue

May 14, 2017

Noted Chester County artist Adele Bateman Donahue died peacefully at her home in Wallingford on Sunday, May 14. Born June 22, 1930 in Chestnut Hilll, PA to Dorothy Cassidy Bateman and Edmund Alberta Bateman, Adele was the third of seven children, all but one of whom, Betsy Malloy, predeceased her. Adele attended Mount St. Joseph's Academy where she made many of her lifelong friends. After...
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Maxine D. Manning

August 18, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Maxine D. Manning (nee Diefenderfer), 85, of Honey Brook, PA formerly of Springdell, PA passed away on May 10, 2017. Born in Mortonville, PA in 1931, she was the daughter of the late William "Elmer" and Josephine (nee Shahan) Diefenderfer. Maxine was the loving mother of Priscilla "Cilla" Manning; predeceased by her siblings Bill Diefenderfer, Jesse Diefenderfer, Margaret Hohl, and Louise...
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Donald J. Patterson

May 7, 2017

Donald J. Patterson, 65, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of New York, passed away on May 7, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lockport, NY in 1951, he was the son of the late William D. and Dolores (nee Degan) Patterson. Donald worked as a Senior Manager with Aramark for 25 years, designing food service areas for sports stadiums, corporations, schools,...
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David Cary Fulton

May 7, 2017

David Cary Fulton, 50, of Downingtown, PA, suddenly passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Bristol, PA in 1967, he was the son of the late Judith A. (nee Wolfe) and Robert C. Fulton, Jr. David was the beloved husband of Mary A. (nee Giltinan) Fulton; loving father of Ben L. Fulton, Cyle D. Fulton, Maya E. Fulton, Zackery T. Fulton, Alyssa J. Fulton, Tyler J. Fulton, Ciara M. Fulton, Audrey K....
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Ruth C. Polchek

May 26, 1924 - May 5, 2017

Ruth C. Polchek, 92, of Downingtown, PA, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (nee Lyons) Gross. She was the loving mother of Stephen J. Polchek (Alison), Marianne E. Dolan (Jack), and Kathleen A. Kennedy (Mark). She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Regina...
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Harry C. Hoopes

February 27, 1953 - April 27, 2017

Harry C. Hoopes, 64, of West Chester, Pa passed away on April 27, 2017 at Chester County Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Norman E. and Henrietta M. (nee Flerx) Hoopes and also his infant daughter Heather Anne. Harry was a lifelong West Chester resident. He was a former West Chester police officer, Army Veteran, member of VFW #106 in West Chester and Mensa member. He was also a...
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Baby Lynail Brittany Bailey

June 18, 2016 - April 26, 2017

Baby Lynail Brittany Bailey, age 10 months, passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Jamal A. Bailey and Rebecca E. Walton. Her favorite colors were yellow and white. She loved watching "Paw Patrol" and the Numbers Song from Chu Chu TV. Lynail was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Carrie Patterson and her paternal grandparents Edwinna Bailey...
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Patricia A. "Patsy" Murphy

September 18, 1952 - April 2, 2017

Patricia A. Murphy, 64, of Springfield, Pa passed away at Bryn Mawr Hospital on April 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Brennan) Piechoski and the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Murphy. Patsy loved to travel, spend time in Wildwood, go dancing and especially loved her dogs Prince, Prancer, P.J. and Claws. Her favorite TV show was Columbo. She was also the co...
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Sandra MacLean (nee Wallace)

March 22, 2017

Sandra MacLean (nee Wallace), 78, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Castleburg) Wallace. Sandra was the beloved wife of the late Willard MacLean; loving mother of John MacLean (Janet), Karen Rhodenizer (Glenn), Scott MacLean (Sharon), Heather Buller (Anthony), and Daniel MacLean (Ellen);...
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E. Jane O'Donnell

June 14, 1935 - March 19, 2017

E. Jane O'Donnell (nee Barrett), 81, of Coatesville, PA formerly of Delaware County, PA passed away on March 19, 2017. Born in Camden, DE in 1935, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Gertrude (nee Schaeffer) Barrett. Jane was a devout member of St. Francis of Assisi Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing scrabble online and doing crossword puzzles. Jane loved her...
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Dominick J. Tropeano

August 20, 1926 - March 16, 2017

Dominick "Dom" J. Tropeano, age 90, passed away on March 16, 2017. Born in New York, to the late Giusseppe and Annunziata (nee Bulzomi) Tropeano. Dom was a huge Yankee fan, went to games with his father, and even tried out. He loved working on fixing things and always had a project going. He loved his dogs, and treated them as children. He enjoyed smoking his cigar while walking his dog. He...
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Raymond Lamont Seace

May 13, 1951 - March 14, 2017

Raymond Lamont Seace, 65, of Downingtown, PA passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA in 1951, he was the son of the late Harold K. and Lillian (nee McKeeman) Seace. Raymond was a deacon at the Faith Community Baptist Church. He was an Awana leader, known as "the boss of Awana." Raymond was the beloved husband of Verna Kay (nee Ansbach) Seace; loving father of Michael A....
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Michael Anthony Costello

March 11, 2017

Michael Anthony Costello "Little Michael," of Coatesville, PA passed away on March 11, 2017 at the age of 14. Michael was the beloved son of Michael and Patricia (nee Jalbuena) Costello; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his 4-legged sister and brother, Daisy and Riley. Michael was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 117 chartered by the Lutheran Church of the Good...
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Joan P. Lohr

January 25, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Joan Mae Psarto Lohr Joan Mae Psarto Lohr of Coatesville, PA, 87 years of age, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. The widow of Harry O. Lohr, Sr., Joan was born in Coatesville, PA to the late Maryana "Mae" (Zemache) and John J. Psarto (Pisaturo). Joan was a graduate of S. Horace Scott Senior High...
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George C. Thomas

March 5, 2017

George C. Thomas, 84, of Downingtown, PA passed away on March 5, 2017. Born in Maramon, India in 1932, he was the son of the late C.T. and Aleyamma Thomas. George was the beloved husband of the late Annie (nee George) and the loving father of Mary Khan (Naeem). Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Mar Thoma of Delaware...
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Leslie L. Beyer

May 5, 1953 - February 17, 2017

Leslie L. Beyer, 63, of Downingtown, PA formerly of West Chester passed away on February 17, 2017. Born in 1953 in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the Late Dr. Lawrence and Bernice (Egan) Lathrop. She worked as a head cashier for Pep Boys in Exton. Leslie was the beloved wife of John W. Beyer, Jr.; loving mother of Thomas L. Beyer (Emma) of Havertown; adoring grandmother...
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Dorothy P. Dawson

February 17, 2017

Dorothy P. Dawson (nee Ballantine), 93, of West Chester, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on February 17, 2017. Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Mary A. (nee Lapp) Ballantine. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Henry R. Dawson; loving mother of David Rae Dawson (Carol) and the late Lynda France Hunter (Robert) and Stepmother of Roy...
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Helen D. Welsh

February 1, 2017

Helen D. Welsh, 85, of Glenmoore, went home to be with our Lord on February 1, 2017. Born in Downingtown, in 1931, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Florence (nee Fernald) Welsh. Helen was a member of the Forks of the Brandywine Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Her faith was very important to her. Helen enjoyed bowling and was an avid Phillies fan. Helen worked for Chemical...
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Ted Boyd

February 22, 1917 - January 28, 2017

Ted Boyd, 99, of Downingtown, PA, passed away at Pocopson Nursing Home January 28, 2017 just three weeks shy of his 100th birthday. Ted was born in Janisow, Poland on February 22, 1917. His father died when he was 2 yrs. old, leaving his mother to care for him and his 5 siblings (4 brothers and one sister), of which he was the youngest and only surviving member. There was not enough food for...
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Elizabeth O'Donnell

January 22, 2017

Elizabeth O'Donnell (nee McLaughlin), age 88, formerly of Broomall, PA., passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget McLaughlin (nee McCullagh). Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward C. O'Donnell; her siblings Frances Casper, Sally Troisi, Daniel McLaughlin, Mary Shanks, Catherine Keenan; and her children...
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Doyle B. Brian

June 16, 1937 - January 19, 2017

Doyle B. Brian, 79, of Downingtown, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 19, 2017. Born in Lawrenceville, Il in1937, he was the son of the late Hanford W. and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Johnson) Brian. Doyle was a member of the West Caln Sportsmen's Club where he designed and maintained their website for many years. His hobbies included working with computers, fishing,...
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Henrietta Marie Campitell

January 18, 2017

Henrietta Marie Campitell, 92, of Freedom Village, West Brandywine, PA formerly of Norristown, PA passed away on January 18, 2017. Born in Norristown in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Philomena (nee Alleva) Campitell. Marie received her Master's Degree from Penn State University. She worked as a teacher at the Norristown Area High School for 30 years. Marie traveled...
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Karen A. King

January 5, 1946 - January 17, 2017

Karen A. King (nee Fitzgerald), 71, of Honeybrook, PA and formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on January 17, 2017. Born in 1946 in Dallas, PA, she was the daughter of the late Kathleen G. (nee Randall) and Ralph H. Fitzgerald. She worked as a Food Preparer for Wegman's until her retirement. Karen was the beloved wife of Harold H. "Budd" King; loving mother of David R. Harper (Karen)...
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Linda M. Miller (nee Baen)

January 16, 2017

Linda M. Miller (nee Baen), 62, of West Chester, passed away on January 16, 2017. Born in West Chester in 1954, she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and Marion J. (nee Yohn) Baen. Linda graduated from Downingtown High School and worked for GlaxoSmithKline. She and her husband raised Jack Russel Terriers and Kerry Blue Terriers. Linda was the beloved wife of Robert A. Miller and the...
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Katheryn M. Brown

April 30, 1986 - January 11, 2017

Katheryn M. Brown, of Coatesville, passed away on January 11, 2017. Born in Media, PA in 1986, she was the beloved daughter of Eileen M. (nee Glatfelter) and the late Frederick W. Brown, Jr. Katie was the loving mother of Lilian Keidaisch and the dear sister of Eric M. Brown (Amanda), Stephen J. Brown, and Matthew E. Brown (Cynthia). Katie graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in...
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Scott Singer

January 11, 2017

Scott Singer, 59, of Honeybrook, PA, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away suddenly on January 11, 2017. Born in West Chester, PA in 1957, he was the beloved son of Eleanor (nee Wando) and the late Alfred H. Singer. Scott was the loving father of Nicholas Zebley and Jared Singer; dear brother of Steven Singer and Robert Singer (Kristine); uncle of Ryan and Kevin Singer; cousin of Robert...
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Samuel R Broomall

July 24, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Samuel R. "Sam" Broomall, 82, of Downingtown, PA, passed away at his residence on January 6, 2017. Loving husband of the late Mary Broomall (nee Budgick). He was also predeceased by his son Samuel "Ron" Broomall and his brother Harry Broomall. Sam was happiest fishing at the lake, spending time with his loving family, and telling tales to all who would listen. Sam is survived by his...
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John Paul Jurchak

November 15, 2001 - January 5, 2017

John Paul Jurchak, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away on January 5, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA in 2001, he was the beloved son of Mark and Kekette (nee Elias) Jurchak. John Paul loved video games, hanging out with his older brothers, and pulling pranks. He was the dear brother of Sasha, Marc, Matthew, and Kayla Jurchak and the dear grandson of Claire Jurchak and Edith Casterlin. Relatives...
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Patricia Ann Rodgers

January 5, 2017

Patricia Ann Rodgers (nee Smith), 74, of West Chester, PA passed away on January 5, 2017. Born in 1942 in Chester County, Patricia was the daughter of Lillian M. (Christman) and Raymond L. Smith. She was the beloved wife for 57 years, of Thomas R. Rodgers; loving mother of Susan Rodgers, Thomas R., Jr. (Amy), Dorothy Rusden (Michael) and Samuel Rodgers; loving Mom Mom of 11 grandchildren...
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Laurence W. Olson

January 1, 2017

Laurence W. Olson, 86, of Downingtown, PA passed away January 1, 2017. Born in Chicago, IL in 1930, he was the son of the late Laurence W. and Eloise (nee Porterfield) Olson. Laurence was the beloved husband of Berniece "Jackie" (nee Sheffield) Olson; loving step-father of Barbara L. Critchlow, John Glazier, Teresa Stanko (Steve), and Patricia Kelly (Mark); devoted grandfather of Matt,...
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John Leroy Cavanaugh

July 19, 1932 - January 1, 2017

John Leroy Cavanaugh, or Jack as he was known by, 84, of Downingtown, PA and formerly of Swarthmore, PA and Cape May, NJ passed away on January 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Jack was born in 1932 to the late John A. and Anna (Simon) Cavanaugh. He grew up in Philadelphia, attended John Bartram High School and later served in the United States Army, where he utilized his athletic abilities...
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Edward Dugan

January 1, 2017

Edward J. Dugan Jr., of Romansville, PA, passed away on January 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Edward J. and Mary M. (nee Conallen) Dugan, Edward had a tremendous love for the Philadelphia arts and was a huge Phillies fan. He was the devoted father of Edward J. Dugan III (Ana Violeta), dear brother of; Maryanne Millaway, Rosalie McNeff, Eugene Dugan (Thea), beloved grandfather...
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Patty McDevitt

December 31, 2016

Patty McDevitt of Downingtown, PA passed away on December 31, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Norman A. and Vivian Wanda (nee MacArthur) Schultz Patty was the beloved wife of William J. McDevitt; loving mother to Corinne (Miloud) El Aomari, Lyndsay N. (J. Weston) Wallen; and dear Mom-Mom to Sofia, Rayan and Valerie. She is also survived by her brother William ...
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Michael P. Morgan

December 30, 2016

Michael Patrick Morgan, 63 years old of Chester County, passed away on December 30, 2016. He was the loving husband of Debra Ann (nee Schoepe); Son of Jean M. Morgan (nee Bryan) and the late Bernard J Morgan; devoted father of Kelly Loomis, Kathryn Morgan, Meredith Morgan, Nicholas R. Emper, Leigh (Matt) Pavoni and Alicia (John) Slaymaker; beloved Pop-Pop of Grace, Matthew Michael, John,...
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Victor A. Christy

December 28, 2016

Victor A. Christy, 76, of Thorndale, PA passed away on December 28, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1940, he was the son of the late Victor and Evelyn (nee Arnsburg) Christy. Victor enjoyed fishing, being with family, and traveling. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (nee Depaschal) Christy, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; loving father of Linda (Jeff) (nee Christy)...
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Priscilla "Pat" Petrondi

December 25, 2016

Priscilla (Pat) Petrondi passed away on Christmas Day, her favorite holiday. Born in Havertown, PA to William and Margaret DiFrancesco. Pat was survived by her devoted husband James (Jim) of 66 years and children James (Wendy), Cindy Moltz (Toby) Steven, Richard (Helen) ,Thomas (Kim) and grandchildren Justan Pratt, Kristie Palmer (Oliver), Katherine Williams (Chris), James, Sean & Sara...
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Ellen Popjoy

December 25, 2016

Ellen Jane Popjoy, of Glenmoore, PA., 91 years of age, passed away on December 25, 2016 at Zerbe Home in Morgantown, PA. She was born in Johnstown, PA to the late Louise Jane (Murray) and Doyle Lohr. She shared 51 years of marriage to Baldwin "Buck" Popjoy. She was employed at Graco in Elverson, PA. and also Ball and Ball in Exton, PA for a number of years. Ellen is survived by her 2 children,...
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Donald L. Neblock

February 6, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Donald L. Neblock, 86, of Exton, PA, previously of Whitehouse Station, NJ, and Knoxville, IL, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2016 at home in his bed at Sunrise Senior Living in Exton. Born in Normal, IL on February 6, 1930, he was the son and only child of the late Leon and Leona Neblock. A veteran of the US Army, Don proudly served his country in active duty between...
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Genevieve McGlinchey

December 12, 1976 - December 21, 2016

Genevieve McGlinchey of Coatesville, PA Genevieve McGlinchey, 40, of Coatesville, PA passed away on December 21, 2016. Born in 1976 in Bryn Mawr, PA, Genevieve was the beloved daughter of Patrick and Lisa Ann (Keller) McGlinchey. She was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and California State University. She loved animals, especially cats and enjoyed the outdoors. Her goal was a...
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Frank X. "Frankie" Muto, Sr.

December 3, 1939 - December 18, 2016

Frank X. "Frankie" Muto, Sr., 77, of Morgantown, formerly of Downingtown, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his wife and sons on December 18, 2016. Born in 1939 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Agnes Diamond (nee Jannetti) Muto. In his youth, Frank spent countless days on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. He served his country in the Air National Guard until 1963,...
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Marjorie J. Hoffman

December 18, 1937 - December 14, 2016

Marjorie (Margie) Jane Hoffman (nee Parke), 78, beloved wife of 59 years of Raymond, and mother of Laurie Harvey (of Spring City) and Keith Hoffman (of Potomac, MD), completed her life journey December 14 after a long battle with metastasized breast cancer. Margie is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Victoria and David Harvey, and Mitchell, Jackson and Barrett Hoffman. A...
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Margaret O'Malley

September 8, 1918 - December 13, 2016

Margaret "Sis" O'Malley, formerly of Philadelphia and Sea Isle City, NJ., passed away on December 13, 2016 in San Diego, CA. She was 98 years of age. Born in Philadelphia in 1918, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Coll and Catherine Raftery Coll. Margaret, or "Sis", as everyone called her, truly enjoyed being with the people she loved, be it in her home in Philly, Sea Isle City, at...
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Harvey R. Wagoner, Jr.

March 5, 1990 - December 6, 2016

Harvey R. Wagoner, Jr., 26, of Downingtown, PA passed away on December 6, 2016. Born in West Chester, PA on March 5, 1990, he was the beloved son of Roberta A. (Buswell) Wagoner and the late Harvey Wagoner, Sr. He was a graduate of Downingtown East High School. Harvey was the loving brother of twin sisters, Amanda and Melissa Wagoner; grandson of Robert Buswell and Denzil and Mary...
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Lydia Marjorie "Marge" Dougherty (nee Star)

March 18, 1927 - December 5, 2016

Lydia Marjorie "Marge" Dougherty (nee Star), 89, formerly of Fairfax, VA, passed away on December 5, 2016. Born in North Platte, NE in 1927, she was the daughter of the late George and Sadie (nee Tetterton) Star. Marge enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, and she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of James B. Dougherty, with whom...
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Marshall Todd Bowser

October 1, 1963 - December 2, 2016

Marshall Todd Bowser, 53, of Atglen, PA, passed away on December 2, 2016. Born in 1963 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the beloved son on Nelson Dean and Charlotte (nee Krasley) Bowser. Todd graduated from Downingtown High School and Chester County Vo-Tech. He worked at Dane Décor in Downingtown. Todd was a Son of the American Revolution. He enjoyed fast cars, celebrating life with family and...
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Peter Thompson

October 31, 1928 - December 2, 2016

Peter Thompson, 88, of West Brandywine, PA, formerly of Malvern and Strafford, passed away on December 2, 2016. Born in 1928 in Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur and Edna (nee Spindler) Thompson. Peter served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as the Director of Exports at Campbell Soup until his retirement in 1991. Peter was a member of the Vestry...
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Mary F. "Fran" Flanagan

June 17, 1965 - November 11, 2016

Mary Frances Flanagan, 51, of Coatesville, passed away Friday November 11, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Audrey (Boyd) Lively of Columbia and the late J. Charles Mowrer. For the last seven years Fran has been an employee of Wegmans. She worked in multiple perishable food departments, and loved working for the company and those she worked...
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Margaret Edith Keller

March 31, 1924 - November 2, 2016

Margaret Edith Keller (nee Johnson), 92, of Honey Brook, PA passed away on November 2, 2016. Born in 1924, in Bristol, PA, Margaret was the daughter of the late Fred and Pearl (Foster) Johnson. She worked as a School Secretary for the Coatesville Area School District. Margaret was the wife of the late William Carl Keller; loving mother of Richard Keller; loving grandmother of Jamie R....
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Shirley B. Bergmann

March 23, 1922 - October 22, 2016

Shirley Bergmann, neé Baumbusch, died peacefully at Freedom Village Brandywine in Coatesville, Pennsylvania on October 22, 2016 at the age of 94. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Bergmann and son-in-law Robert MacMillan of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric and son Michael. Shirley was born on March 23, 1922 in Poughkeepsie, New York to Ray...
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Kathleen M. Menna

April 16, 1953 - October 19, 2016

Kathleen M. Menna (nee Newman), 63, of Coatesville, passed away on October 19, 2016. Born in West Chester in 1953, she was the daughter of Allan and Ruth (nee Wertz) Newman. Kathleen was an amazing mother and grandmother. She was the beloved companion of Dave Shingle; the loving mother of Kristin N. Menna (John Killen), Lauren E. Menna (Robin Ciesielski), and Daniel A. Menna; loving...
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Joan R. Felte (nee Holland)

August 19, 1927 - October 18, 2016

Joan R. Felte (nee Holland), 89, of Coatesville, passed away on October 18, 2016. Born in 1927 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Amanda (nee Laidley) Holland. Joan was the beloved wife of Robert F. Felte, Sr.; the loving mother of Susan J. Hauguel (Maurice), Robert C. George (Kathy), and Andrew H. George (Joann); the loving step-mother of Patricia J. Blackwell ...
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Deborah Lynn Davis

September 20, 1953 - October 17, 2016

Deborah Lynn Davis (nee Boyd), 63, of Downingtown, formerly of West Chester, passed away on October 17, 2016. Born in 1953 in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of the late William George and May (nee Lynn) Boyd. Deborah enjoyed country line dancing, hiking, skiing, camping, gardening, trips to the beach, sewing, and loved spending time with her family. She was the loving mother of Corey B....
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Raymond E. Hunt, Sr.

June 11, 1950 - October 13, 2016

Raymond E. Hunt, Sr., 66, of Coatesville, passed away on October 13, 2016. Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Elaine (nee Dolny) and Donald Hunt, Sr. Raymond served honorably in the US Army. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. Raymond was the beloved husband of Melissa H. Hunt (nee Corle); the loving father of Edward Hunt, Raymond Hunt, Jr., and Christine Hunt; the dear...
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Steven E. Taylor

September 15, 1971 - October 11, 2016

Steven E. Taylor, 45, of Honey Brook, PA passed away on October 11, 2016. Born in Coatesville, PA in 1971, he was the son of Sarah J. (Harple) Taylor and the late Lester R. Taylor, Sr.; loving brother of Teresa Hertzler, Rusty Taylor (Dawn) and Barb Walton (Doug). He attended Twin Valley High School and worked as a self-employed Landscaper. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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John David DeTar

October 6, 2016

John David DeTar, 85, of West Brandywine Township, PA passed away on October 6, 2016. Born in Colon , Panama, John was the son of USN Captain John Leslie DeTar and Frances (Shopland) Cozzone and the brother of Margaret DeBard, all deceased. He was a graduate of Episcopal Academy and Brown University. An ROTC cadet, he then trained as a naval aviator and served as a fighter pilot during the...
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John Patrick Deegan, Jr.

October 4, 2016

John Patrick Deegan, Jr., 60 of Coatesville, PA passed away on October 4, 2016. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1955, John was the son of the late John Patrick and Barbara L. (Kilgore) Deegan. He was a graduate of Lower Merion High School and Northern Virginia Community College and served honorably in the US Army. John worked in Sales for D'Ambrosio in Downingtown, PA. John was the beloved...
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Pedro A. DeJesus

February 23, 1959 - October 1, 2016

Pedro A. DeJesus, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ passed away on October 1, 2016. Born in Bakersfield, CA, he was the son of the late Amadeo, Sr. and Francisca DeJesus. He was the father of Valerie Vargas and Regina DeJesus; grandfather of Eduardo, Jillisa, Joel, Josalyne, Deanna and Gerard; great-grandfather of Milani; and brother of Alfred Borja, Dionisio Borja, Robert Borja (Virginia),...
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Victor Barcena Saquing

March 30, 1947 - September 26, 2016

Victor Barcena Saquing, 69, of Phoenixville, PA passed away on September 26, 2016. Born in 1947 in Manila, Philippines, Vic was the son of the late Angel and Juanita (Barcena) Saquing. He graduated from University of the East, Philippines in 1967 with a degree in Accounting, which he practiced for over 40 years. Vic was the beloved husband of Lilian (Marayag) Saquing; loving father of...
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Marsha Gray Laubenstein Knight-Scharnberg

November 24, 1945 - September 2, 2016

MARSHA GRAY LAUBENSTEIN KNIGHT-SCHARNBERG Marsha Knight-Scharnberg died On September 2, 2016, at the age of 70. Her death was sudden, and followed a path of unpredictability that highlighted her most amazing life. Marsha was born in Philadelphia on November 24, 1945, and grew up in Ashland, Pa. She was the daughter of Raymond P. and Doris (Lappin) Laubenstein. She spent her summers at...
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David M. Weigand

April 25, 1939 - September 2, 2016

David M. Weigand, 77, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 2, 2016. He was the beloved son of the late Frederick and Florence (nee Moore) Weigand; the husband of the late Joan Ann Weigand (nee Kreitzberg); father of James B. Weigand (wife Marie Weigand) and Steven E. Weigand (wife Vanessa Canac); grandfather of Brian, Kevin, and Rose. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to...
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Leroy Yancey

May 1, 1923 - September 1, 2016

Leroy Yancey, 93, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on September 1, 2016. Born in 1923 in Plymouth, VA, he was the beloved son of the late Albert Lee and Elizabeth Yancey. Serving honorably in the US Army during WWII, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. In...
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Ronald Leroy Harner,, Sr.

February 5, 1937 - August 31, 2016

Ronald Leroy Harner, Sr., 79, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 31, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Born in 1937 in Upper Uwchlan Twp., PA, Ronald was the beloved son of the late Leroy T. and Helen F. (Ortlip) Harner. He was a 1955 graduate of Downingtown Senior High School and served honorably in the US Army. He worked in maintenance for Shryock Brothers Paper...
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Anthony G. Iacovelli

January 26, 1940 - August 29, 2016

Anthony G. Iacovelli, 76, of West Chester, PA passed peacefully on August 29, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Beloved husband of Barbara S. (Smith) Iacovelli; loving father of Lisa Whitten (Mark), Michael Iacovelli (Stephanie) and the late Jami Collins (Leon); dear brother of Tammy Crumlish (Jim) and step-father of Joseph Corba (Faye), Nicole Corba and Melissa Grady (Todd);...
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Dorothy A. Seeley Seel

May 15, 1922 - August 24, 2016

Dorothy A. Knauer (Seeley) Seel, 94, of West Brandywine, PA passed away on August 24, 2016. Born May 15, 1922 in West Chester, PA, she was the beloved daughter of the late Guy W. and Laura Ellena (Kurtz) Knauer. During her youth and teens years, Dorothy preformed on stage with her mother, a well-known entertainer, who encouraged her to attend drama school in Philadelphia. Ultimately,...
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James F. Ortlieb

August 29, 1927 - August 22, 2016

James F. Ortlieb, 88, formerly of Aldan, PA passed away on August 22, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, James was the son of the late James C. and Helen (Burckey) Ortlieb. He was a graduate of North Catholic High School and served honorably in the US Army during World War II. James worked as a steamfitter with Local 420 in Philadelphia, PA. He was active with the Boys Club in Aldan, a...
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George E. Ciarlone

September 8, 1913 - August 20, 2016

George E. Ciarlone, 103, of Downingtown, PA passed away on August 20, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, PA in 1913, he was the son of the late George and Lucy (nee Orifice) Ciarlone. He was a 1932 graduate of Downingtown High School and a member of the Downingtown Alumni. George was employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board as a Supervisor until his...
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Joanne L. Delaney

February 10, 1941 - August 13, 2016

Joanne L. Delaney (nee Spector), 75, of Glenmoore, PA and formerly of Glens Falls, NY passed away on August 13, 2016. Born in Glens Falls, NY, Joanne was the much loved daughter of the late Louis and Sara (Reeves) Spector. Joanne was the beloved wife of Richard T. Delaney; loving mother of Richard T. Delaney, Jr. of New Fairfield, CT., Patricia E. Pedrick of Swedesboro, NJ, Tamara K. Murphy...
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Mary I. Bruszkiewicz

August 6, 1917 - August 11, 2016

Mary I. Bruszkiewicz (nee Mebs), age 99, of West Chester, formerly of West Bradford, passed away on August 11, 2016. Born in Newtown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Ida Mebs (nee Gearhart). She was predeceased by her loving husband, Adam F. Bruszkiewicz and her children Joseph Gumpper, Mary Waldman, William Gumpper and Virginia Ann Bruszkiewicz. She is survived by her...
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Dennis E. Ressel

July 11, 1951 - August 9, 2016

Dennis E. Ressel, 65, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 9, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dennis was the son of the late Joseph E. and Kathleen (McNeilly) Ressel. He was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and worked as a Steam Fitter with A. T. Chadwick, Local 420 in Philadelphia, Pa. Dennis was the beloved husband of Eileen (Griffith) Ressel; loving father of Dennis J. ...
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Matilda Doris "Teda" Paugh

August 8, 2016

Matilda Doris Paugh, "Teda", (nee Albanesius), age 95, of West Brandywine, formerly of Fayetteville, PA passed away on August 8, 2016. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Katherine Albanesius (nee Lamprecht). She loved the shore, especially Stone Harbor, a family tradition for almost 65 years. Everyone loved Teda, who spoke her mind, but liked to laugh...
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Jack N. Franzino

September 4, 1938 - August 6, 2016

Jack N. Franzino, 77, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 6, 2016. Born in 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, Jack was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Francesce) Franzino. He was a graduate of James Madison High School. He served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. Jack worked as a Sales Delivery Man for Entenmann's Bakery in Exton, PA for over 26 years. He was a member of the...
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Harold L. Kinsey

August 20, 1929 - August 5, 2016

Harold L. Kinsey, 86, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away August 5, 2016 at home. Born in August 1929 in Coatesville, PA, Harold was the son of Harold K. and Katherine Gilbert Kinsey. He was a 1949 graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA. Harold married Genevieve Donofrio, and on May 26th of this year, they celebrated 65 years of marriage. They lived in Pennsylvania for several...
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Dorothy M. Mailki

April 8, 1944 - July 31, 2016

Dorothy Marie Mailki, 72, passed away at Golden Living Community in Phoenixville, PA on July 31, 2016, where she had been a resident since 2013. Born in Tarentum , PA Allegheny County, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Radvan Mailki and Alexander Mailki. She resided in Lucesco, Westmoreland County Leechburg, PA until 2013. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Freeport, PA...
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Robert E. Gallagher

January 26, 1931 - July 25, 2016

Robert E. Gallagher, 85, of Narvon, passed away on July 25, 2016. Born in West Chester in 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Walton) Gallagher. Robert was the beloved husband of Janet (nee Fowler) Gallagher; the loving father of Robert E. Gallagher, Jr. Betty Jean Binaut (George), Jerry N. Stoner (Kristin), Terry G. Stoner (Melanie), Joseph D. Gallagher, Kathleen A....
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Arthur I. Unruh

November 2, 1937 - July 8, 2016

Arthur I. Unruh, 78, of Elverson, PA passed away on July 8, 2016. Born in Phoenixville, PA in 1937, he was the son of the late Dewitt I. and Marion (Whisler) Unruh. Arthur served honorably in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked as an automotive mechanic for Bud Gring's Exxon in Morgantown for 33 years, from 1952-1993. He loved working with, raising and riding horses. He...
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Frank V. Lucas, Sr.

September 25, 1931 - July 4, 2016

Frank V. Lucas, Sr., of Coatesville, passed away on July 4, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh in 1931, he was the son of the late Frank V. and Anna (nee Dominick) Lucas. Frank was the beloved husband of the late Joanne Lucas (nee Dranusky); loving father of Frank Lucas, Jr., Randy Lucas, and Cheryl McNeil (Jay); loving grandfather of Chelsie, Meghan, Holly, and Rose; great-grandfather of Arabella...
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Karen Elaine Yanchitis

February 14, 1958 - June 29, 2016

Karen Elaine Yanchitis, 58, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on June 29, 2016 after an 18-year courageous fight against brain cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1958, she was the daughter of Karen (nee Callahan) and the late William Dufer. Karen was the beloved wife of Arthur Benjamin Yanchitis for 35 years; the loving mother of Lisa...
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Eleanor I. Tiernan

December 28, 1921 - June 20, 2016

Eleanor I. Tiernan (nee Martin), 94, of St. Martha Villa, Downingtown, PA and formerly of Collingdale, PA passed away on June 20, 2016. Beloved wife of the late John J. Tiernan; loving mother of Patricia A. Tiernan of Lima, PA, Maureen Rizzo (John J.) of Newtown Square, PA, Sr. Eileen M. Tiernan, I.H.M. of West Chester, PA; loving grandmother of Andrew Rizzo, Michael Rizzo and Kathleen Rizzo....
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Juanita B. Lanahan

November 20, 1923 - June 18, 2016

Juanita B. Lanahan, (nee Copeland), 92, of Downingtown PA passed away on June 18, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Frank L. Lanahan; dear mother of Patricia Connor, James Lanahan and of the late Raymond Lanahan; dear sister of Louise Oyler, Bernice Morgan, and of the late Alma Heater, Eslee Provens, Delbert, Dennis and Donald Copeland, Eva Smith and Edith Young; loving mother-in-law of Patricia...
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Joanne R. Pennypacker

December 6, 1941 - June 12, 2016

Joanne R. Pennypacker (nee Rice), 74, of Downingtown, PA passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on June 12, 2016. Born in West Chester, PA in 1941, Joanne was the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Dubosq) Rice. She grew up on a local dairy farm and worked as a Dental Assistant right out of high school and for GE before moving on to her long-term career running the...
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Lori Ann Haas

June 15, 1964 - June 9, 2016

Lori Ann Haas (nee Huss), 51, of Phoenixville, formerly of Thorndale, passed away on June 9, 2016. Born in 1964 in Antioch, IL, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Dolores C. (nee Braeckman) Huss. Lori Ann was the beloved wife of Michael Haas and the sister of Frank J. Huss (Tracie). She loved animals, including her 2 dogs Coco and Bear, and enjoyed riding her motorcycle. ...
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William Gregg Haupert

May 3, 1930 - June 6, 2016

William Gregg Haupert, 86, of Exton, passed away on June 6, 2016. Born in 1930 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Gregg Dewey and Violet Estelle (nee Hazlett) Haupert. William was married for 54 years to the love of his life, the late Marie (nee Genova) Haupert. He served honorably in the US Navy. William earned 2 degrees from Drexel University for mechanical and industrial...
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Jeanette McGoldrick (nee Manning)

July 6, 1930 - May 31, 2016

Jeanette McGoldrick (nee Manning), 85, of Downingtown, PA passed away on May 31, 2016. Born in West Chester, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late James Francis and Florence Kathryn (Graul) Manning. She was a graduate of Unionville High School. She enjoyed knitting and hiking on the Struble Trail in Downingtown. Jeanette was also a member of the Roamers and Chester County Trail Club....
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Helen S. Wilson

April 16, 1922 - May 19, 2016

Helen S. Wilson (nee Stanbach), 94, of Downingtown, formerly of Havertown, passed away on May 19, 2016. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 followed by her Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
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Ronnie V. Walters

October 18, 1917 - May 8, 2016

Ronnie V. Walters (nee Camfield), 98, of Malvern, formerly of Wayne and Hershey's Mill, passed away on May 8, 2016. Born in 1917 in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Phyllis (nee Ordish) Camfield. Ronnie was an avid bridge player. She and her husband enjoyed entertaining their Army friends and travelling. She was the loving wife of the late William H. Walters; the...
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Marguerite M. "Peggy" Ward

April 23, 1927 - April 12, 2016

Marguerite M. "Peggy" Ward (nee Mongan), age 88, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA and Hershey's Mill passed away on April 12, 2016. Born in Philadelphia to the late Marguerite G. (nee Kelleher) and James J. Mongan, Peggy was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls. Peggy is survived by her beloved husband Charles R. Ward, Sr., her loving children Charles R. Ward ...
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Glenn R. Constable

April 11, 2016

Glenn R. Constable, age 57, of Coatesville, PA, formerly of Downingtown, PA , passed away on April 11, 2016. He was born in West Chester and worked as a Computer Technician. Glenn is survived by his mother, Ruth (nee Romig); his siblings Stuart R. (Barb), Bradford R. (Dee), Judith A., John W.S. (Pat) and Craig P. (Marjorie) and his companion Barbara Wetterau. Also survived by many...
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Francis Acampora

October 8, 1945 - March 30, 2016

Francis Acampora, 70, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 30, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, Francis was the son of the late Salvatore and Amy (D'Angelo) Acampora. He was a graduate of Long Island University where he earned his degree in Bio Chemistry. He worked as a USDA Inspector for the US Department of Agriculture. Francis was an avid boater, who also enjoyed skiing and speed casting...
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Robert Francis Williams "Bobby"

May 14, 1986 - March 18, 2016

Robert Francis Williams "Bobby", 29, of Newport News, VA, formerly of Coatesville, PA passed away on March 18, 2016. Born in Coatesville, PA he is the son of Francis D. and Carol S. Williams. He was employed at Newport News Ship Building as an engineer. "Bobby" graduated from Penn State University with degrees in Nuclear, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He was an avid flyers fan who...
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Edna E. Woodward

March 13, 1921 - March 3, 2016

Edna Elizabeth Woodward (nee McDowell), 94, of Downingtown, passed away on March 3, 2016. Born in Coatesville in 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Rozella (nee Brazell) McDowell. Edna was the beloved wife of the late Charles C.; the loving mother of James R. (Linda), Paul B. (Maryanne), and the late Charles C. (Janice); also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren...
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Jerry Quinn

October 6, 1938 - February 12, 2016

Gerard L. "Jerry" Quinn, 77 of Coatesville, PA, passed away on February 12, 2016. Jerry was predeceased by his parents James W. Quinn 2nd and Elizabeth (nee Remy) of Philadelphia, PA. Jerry was the owner of Jerry Quinn Classic Trains and Toys. He was the husband of Gail Quinn (nee Schaber), loving father of Christopher (Beth) and Colleen (Jon) Maxwell, adoring grandfather of Chase and Cohen...
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Clay (James) C. Stockton

October 1, 1962 - February 8, 2016

Clay (James) C. Stockton, 53, died suddenly February 8, 2016 at his Phoenixville home. Mr. Stockton, a life-long resident of Chester County and local musician, was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Lionville and then Honey Brook, where he attended Twin Valley High School. He owned and operated James Painting for many years. Music was a source of great joy for Clay, who played the...
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