Obituaries

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Elise Marie Feliciano (Oestriech), 56, of Little Britain, Lancaster County, went peacefully home on March 23, 2019. In August of 2015 she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and fought the fight for four years. She shared 33 years of a blissful marriage with her late husband Jesus Feliciano of Little Britain, Pa.

She was born in Coatesville, PA and graduated from Downingtown High...

Frances M. Wiggins, 87, of Westwood, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 21, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late James A. Wiggins, Sr. with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Rotas Harple. 

Frances was an area resident all her life. She was a member of Christ's...

Sarah J. Beaumont, 83, of Parkesburg passed away on Wednesday March 20, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She was the widow of the late Theodore V. Beaumont with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Lenover, she was the daughter of the late Chockley Hackett Gilbert and Abana Mrytle Thompson Barrett Gilbert.

An area resident most of her life, Sarah was a 1954 graduate of Scott...

Charles Edward Tyndall, 69, of Coatesville, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Przychodzen Tyndall with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. Born in Northampton County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Edward Franklin Tyndall and Ida Mae Denithorne. He was also a stepson to the late Frank Burkman,...

Donna M. Keller, 69, of Atglen, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA. Born in West Grove, PA she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Francis Keller and Emma Louise Randler Keller. 

Donna was an area resident all her life and a 1966 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. She was employed by G.O. Carlson of Avondale as a secretary....

Eleanor Bernard Alexander, 94, of New Oxford, Pa., formerly of Cochranville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 under the care of Brethren Home at Cross Keys in New Oxford. 

She was the widow of the late Maurice W. Alexander, Jr. who passed away in 2014 after 67 years of marriage.  

Born in Chester County, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Mary...

Edith W. Russell, 101, passed away on March 13, 2019 at Garden Spot Village.  She was the widow of the late Walter A. Russell who passed away in 1997.  Born in Coatesville, PA she was the daughter of the late Grace E. Clingaman and Samuel P. Waddell.  

She was a graduate of Coatesville High School and worked as an executive secretary at the former Lukens Steel.

Edith was...

Russell C. “Old Pennsylvania Bobcat” Johnson, 91, formerly of Coatesville, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 12,  2019 in Ephrata after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Dawn Seese Johnson, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. 

Born in Glenmore, he was the son of the late Walter A. & Lula E. Greist Johnson. He was a long-time member of Wagontown Chapel and graduate...

Ella Blanche Miller, 97, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 under the care of Harrison Senior Living of Christiana and three days short of her 98th birthday.  She was the widow of the late Frank Miller with whom she shared 28 years of marriage.  
 

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Viola (Rhoades) and John...

Billy G. Latham, Jr., 67, of Honey Brook, PA passed away at the Brandywine Hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Rosalie Canipe Latham and Billy G. Latham, Sr. of Compass, PA. 

Billy was employed by the Glas Mesh Company of West Chester, PA.

He is survived, in addition to his parents, by three sisters; Patricia Fay Latham of Downingtown...

Arlene J. Helm Heinzman, 81, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the beloved wife of Edgar L. Heinzman with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Lebanon, PA she was the daughter of the late Lester Y. Helm and Myrl D. Trout Helm.

Arlene lived in the area most of her life and she was a 1955...

George Frederick Cowperthwaite, Jr., 79, of Parkesburg, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 under the care of Brandywine Hospital.  He is the beloved husband of Judith Elizabeth (Thomas) Cowperthwaite. 

Born and...

Paul C. Harbach, Jr, 72, of Gap, passed away on February 28, 2019 at the Mt. Joy Hospice Center, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mariann E. O'Hop Harbach with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.  Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late M. Christina Moore Harbach and Paul C. Harbach, Sr.

Paul was an area resident all his life. He was employed for 44 years...

Judith Marie Wilson (Burkholder) was surrounded by family when she went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Christiana Hospital. Known affectionately by her family as Judi, she was born Downingtown and remained in Pennsylvania for the majority of her life, until 2009 when she moved to Delaware. She was a lover of animals (especially Lucy), Nintendo and all types of...

Lucille Fay Marshall Fleming, 99, of Honey Brook, passed away on February 28, 2019 at the Hickory House Nursing Home.  She was the widow of the late Fred Fleming and her first husband Clarence George Wells.   Born in Carroll County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Walter Peck Marshall and Grace Sutphin Marshall.  

She was an area resident most of her life. She was employed,...

Eugene Forsythe, 63, of Morgantown, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab, Reading, PA. He was the widower of the late Rebecca Elaine Farris Forsythe who died last year. Born in Chester County, he was the son of Sara Elizabeth "Betts" Miller Forsythe of Berks County and the late Millard Leroy Forsythe, Sr. 

Eugene was an area resident...

Howard Avery Milligan, Jr., died on February 25, 2019, with his family by his side.

Howard was born on October 18, 1942 in Jackson Heights, New York to the late Howard Avery Milligan, Sr. and Helen (Denner) Milligan. His father’s job brought the family back to their Philadelphia-area roots in 1955. He was a 1960 graduate of Springfield (Delco) High School, where he played football,...

Nguyen Thi Kien "Kim" Bicking of Gap, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was the beloved wife of David G. Bicking with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Nha Trang, South Vietnam, she was the daughter of the late Nguyen Van Cao and Pham Thi Chuc.

Kim and Dave met and married in Saigon during the Vietnam War while Dave was serving in the US...