Obituaries

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E. Raymond Kirk, 78, of Coatesville passed away at his home on Wednesday January 16, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Beverly Kirk, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Kathryn (McFarland) and Jesse Kirk.  

Raymond was a 1958 graduate of Coatesville Area High School and went on to work at Luken’s Steel Company for over 42...

Donna Ruth Gay, 81, of Atglen, passed away at her home on Monday, January 14, 2019.  She was the wife of William F. Gay for over 62 years.  Born in Smithfield, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lewis G. and Delphia Bates Liggett.

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Clyde K. Brownback, Jr., 79, of Westwood, PA, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Judy Marino Brownback with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Clyde K. and Thelma Nunnemaker Brownback.

Clyde was an area resident all his life. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Intrepid. He was...

Bengnia L. "Mimi" Jones, 52, of Strasburg, PA passed away at her home on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was the beloved companion of Benjamin F. Carey. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Chester R. and Eva J. Henson Jones of Wrightsville, PA. 

Mimi was an area resident all her life and a 1986 graduate of the Octorara High School. She was employed by Servicemaster of Exton as an...

Michael D. Sampson, 39, of Lancaster, passed away at his home on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was the husband of Klete C. Griffin with whom he shared nearly 15 years, the past four and a half in marriage.  Born in Coatesville, PA he was the son of Walter D. and Judith L. Nitzenberger Sampson of Christiana, PA.

Michael was an area resident all his life and a 1999 graduate of the Octorara...

Barbara "Bobbie" Doubts Thompson, 82, of East Fallowfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 8th at her home, surrounded by her beloved family.  She was the wife of Charles Francis Thompson, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Bobbie was the daughter of the late Elaine (Kelly) and Theodore E. Doubts.  

She was a 1955 graduate of Coatesville High School...

Samuel H. Tracy Jr., 92, of Cochranville, passed away at his home on Monday, January 7, 2019, surrounded by his family.  He was the son of the late Samuel and Sara Cochran Tracy Sr.

He was born in Homeville and spent most his life in the Cochranville area.  He was a self employed electrician and a retired truck driver for  Matlack Oil Company in West Chester.  He was a member of the...

Hazel Cooper, 71, of Cochranville, passed away on Thursday, January 3rd at Jennersville Regional Hospital.  

Born in North Carolina, Hazel was the daughter of the late Del Ray (Roten) Rowe and John Mayberry.  

She worked in healthcare and gave generously of herself to everyone.  

Hazel loved playing royal Rummy; she enjoyed puzzle books, spoiling her grandchildren with...

Mary Kathryn (Thomas) McLucas, 83, of Atglen, passed away on Friday January 4, 2019 at Harrison House Nursing Facility of Christiana. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Sherman McLucas with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.

Born in Holsopple, Somserset County Pennsylvania she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Emma Thomas.

Mary K. attended Conemaugh Twp High School...

Robert J. Sarmento, 74, of Modena, passed away on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Wingler) Sarmento, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.  
Born in Downingtown, he was the son of the late Wilda (Cordosky) and Louis Sarmento. 
He served honorably in the US...

Barbara Wolfe Pacana, 64, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, December 29th, 2018, under the care of Brandywine Hall of West Chester.  

Born in Coatesville, Barbara was the daughter of the Leon Wolfe and the late Helen Miller Wolfe, who passed away in July of 2018.  

Barbara was a 1971 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School and a confirmed member of the Lutheran...

Gertrude M. Ford, 89, of Coatesville, passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of the late Harold Ford and later companion to the late Moutrie Toney. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Frederick D. London and Iva Gray London.

Gertrude was an area resident all her life and a 1947 graduate of the former James Adams...

Patricia M. “Pat” Fairbanks, 97, of Coatesville, PA, died at home on Saturday, December 15, 2018, two weeks short of her 98th birthday. 

Born in Hartland, Michigan, she was the daughter of William J. Rynearson, M.D., and Ruth Murphy Rynearson. She and the late Theodore H. Fairbanks, Ph.D., a chemist, farmer and artist who preceded her in death, were married for 50 years. Patricia was...

Pamela Jean Phillips, 61, of West Caln Twp., passed away on Wednesday, December 26th at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of Kelly S. Phillips, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage.  

Born in Lancaster, Pamela was the daughter of the late Charlotte (Swinehart) and Charles E. Kauffman, Jr.  

Along with her husband, Pam owned and operated Phillips...

M. Elizabeth "Betty" Brubaker, 95, previously of Walnut St., Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25th under the care of Harrison Senior Living of Christiana.  

She was the widow of the late Robert Alvin Poteet, who passed away in 1970, and the late Benjamin M. Brubaker, who passed away in 1999.  

Born at Lincoln University, Betty was the daughter of the late Elena (...

James Franklin London, 79, of Downingtown, passed away at his home on Friday, December 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary Shepherd London with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Frederick D. London and Iva Gray London.

Jim was a County resident all his life. He was employed for 27 years by Graphic Packaging in Paoli retiring as...