Obituaries

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Sally Ann Leusky, 58, of Malvern, PA, formerly of Downingtown, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Carroll Russell Leusky. 

Sally was an area resident all her life and a 1981 graduate of the Child Development Center. She was employed, for over 34 years, by Handicrafters from 1981 to 2015. 

She is...

Anna Mae Wingler, 87, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Modena. She was the widow of the late Frank Wingler, Sr. who died in 2006. they shared 56 years of marriage together. Born in Anawalt, West Virgina, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mattie Belle Elmore Cline.

Anna was employed by Allister Company in West Chester, PA...

Richard Wilson Lawrence, Jr., 75, of Atglen, PA, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joan Niemeyer Lawrence with whom he shared 12 years of marriage. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Richard W. Lawrence, Sr. and Thelma Street Lawrence. 

Richard served honorably in the US Army in Vietnam as a...

Elinor K. Pierce, 98, of Atglen, passed away at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was the wife of the late Earle Pierce. Born in the village of Embreeville, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mayme Clouse Weaver. 

Elinor was an area resident all her life and a 1938 graduate of the former Parkesburg High School. She was...

Kathleen M. Gildersleeve, 57, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. Born in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Nancy Kupperman Gildersleeve of Monroeville, PA and the late John Gildersleeve.

Kathleen was employed, for over 25 years, by the Army War College in Carlisle as an acquisition librarian.

She is...

William A. Temple, 71, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Donna Gordon Temple with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy Durbrow Temple.

Bill was a county resident all his life and a graduate of Henderson high School in West Chester. After graduation he...

Sean A. Ross, 33, of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Friday, August 3, 2018. Born at the Brandywine Hospital, he was the beloved son of Willard S. "Bill" Ross and Laura L.  Ross. 

Sean was an area resident all his life and a 2002 graduate of the Octorara High School. He enjoyed working outside and helping anyone that he could.

Sean enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson...

Rodger E. Faddis, 87, of Ronks, PA, formerly of Coatesville, died at his home on Sunday, August 5, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Gloria M. Reynolds Faddis with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Chalkley Y. & Gladys M. Emery Faddis. 

Rodger was a 1950 graduate of the former Scott High School in...

Louise C. Conner, 93, of Kennett Square, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Pocopson Home where she had resided the past several years. She was the widow of the late Harry G. Conner who died in 2013. They shared 65 years of marriage together. Born in Guardian, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Darius and Ruth Phillips Cogar.

She moved to Baltimore from West...

Kenneth Daniel "Danny" MacDonald, 78, of East Fallowfield, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Born in Westwood, he was the son of the late Leonard MacDonald and Sylvia Thompson MacDonald. He was the beloved husband of Dawn Criswell MacDonald with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. 

Danny was a 1957 graduate of Scott High School. Following high school, Danny proudly...

Dorothy B. Robinson, 88, of Coatesville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of A. Douglas Robinson, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage at the time of his death in 1990.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Sara B. (Gatley) and Horace S. Bireley.  She was a resident of Chester County for her entire life and...

John "Jack" Friel, Jr., 58, of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late John Friel, Sr. and Edith Rafine Friel. 

Jack was an area resident all his life. He was self employed locally as a landscaper. He was a social member of the Coatesville VFW Post #287. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing pool...

Arnold L. Alexander, 77, of Cochranville, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 surrounded by family.  He shared 58 years of marriage to Maryalice Hall Alexander, who passed away in June.  

Born in West Grove, he was the son of Maurice W. Alexander, Sr. and Reba F. Gill Alexander of Cochranville.  He was a 1959 graduate of Octorara High School and was a...

Dorothy Supplee Shumate, age 89, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland and formerly of Coatesville, PA, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2018.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Warren A. and Isabella Supplee.  She was the wife of the late Alvin D. Shumate, with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage in 1996.

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Roxanne McGinnis, 59, of Gap, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Ralph N. McGinnis and Dorothy Bryson McGinnis.

Roxanne was an area resident all her life. She attended the Coatesville School District. She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Rheems Nursing and...

Timothy John Leslie, 45, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 28th, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Susan M. (Josephson) Leslie with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, Timothy was the son of the Rev. Raymond H. Leslie and Linda P. (Imhoff) Leslie.  

He was a 1991 graduate of the Lancaster Christian School. After graduation...

Barry Lee Nierhaus, 73, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday, July 28th at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Landis) Nierhaus with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

Born in Allentown, Barry was the son of the late Oliver and Lillian Nierhaus.  He was a 1963 graduate of Emmaus High School.  He served honorably in the US Army...

Lura M. Johnson, 82, of Denver, PA, passed away at her home on Friday, July 27, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Bruce W. Johnson, Sr. with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Norristown, PA she was the...

Priscilla F. Donnell, 82, formerly of Valley Township, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of the late Jacque F. Donnell who died in 2016 with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Embreeville, she was the daughter of Lawrence W. Mattson, Sr. and Kathryn Lewis Mattson. 

Priscilla was an area resident all her life. She was a member of the...

Linda M. Feathers, 60, of Christiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She was the beloved wife of James R. Feathers, Jr. with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. born in San Diego, CA she was the daughter of the late William T. Lease, Sr. and Grace Bennett Lease.

Linda was an area resident most of her life. She...

Sarah Trinae Cortlessa, 37, of Coatesville, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Born in West Chester, she was the beloved daughter of Patrick “Pat” Cortlessa Jr. and Glinda L. Jones Cortlessa.

Sarah was an area resident for most of her life and was a graduate of the Downingtown High School.

She is survived in addition to her parents by two children;...