Obituary Archive

William H. Lowrey Jr., 76, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana.  He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann Rowan Lowrey.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late William H. and Ruth Henry Lowrey Sr.

An area resident most his life William worked as an autocar maker and was a member of the Parkesburg VFW Post 4480....

William H. Roth, Jr., 70, of Coatesville, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Sagner Roth and his late wife, Jacqueline A. Roth who died in 2003. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late William H. and Betty Charsha Roth. 

Bill was a 1965 graduate of the Scott High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1967 and served...

William Henry Hess, Jr., 47, of Paradise passed away at his home on Sunday, September 24th. He was the husband of Sandra Skasko Hess.   

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Lynn L. LaMar Hess of Spring City, Pa. and the late William H. Hess, Sr.  He was a 1988 graduate of Pequea Valley High School and worked at Friendly's restaurant as a dishwasher.

He is survived, in addition...

William J. "Bill" Harrington, 84, of Coatesville died of lung cancer on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at his home while under Hospice Care. He was the husband of Lorena Brittingham Harrington with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born on July 26,...

William J. Britton, 72, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 18th under the care of Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Britton, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  

He was the son of Joan Britton of Parkesburg and the late William C. Britton.

An area resident most of his life, he was a graduate of Octorara High School...

William J. Gabriel, Jr., 81, of Coatesville, died on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Christiana, PA. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late William J. Gabriel, Sr. and Dorothy P. Hawk Gabriel. 

Bill was an area resident most his life. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1957. He was employed as a security officer by the former Lukens...

William J. Simmons, Sr., 69, passed away on March 21, 2017 at the Brandywine Hospital.  Born in Venice, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Ida Pozzobon Simmons.  

He worked as an equipment operator for City Construction.

He is survived by his children, William J. Simmons, Jr and wife Sarah from Marianna, Florida, Kimberly Simmons of Kinzers, Steve Simmons and fiancé...

William J. Thomas, Sr., 70, of Oxford, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Baxter Thomas, with whom he shared 48 years of friendship and marriage.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William H. and Jane Stoner Thomas. An area resident his entire life, William was...

William Jamison McDonald, 89, formerly of Downingtown, Pa. and Hawk Valley, Lancaster County, Pa. and presently living for the last 17 years in Lander, Wyoming, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Mr. McDonald was a son of the late John and Laura McDonald.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Neff and a brother, Robert McDonald.  He is survived by a sister, Janet Carlin, two...

William John "Bill" Kochel, 54, of Cochranville passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his home.  He was the son of Norman B. Kochel and Elizabeth F. Battistilli.  
He was a 1977 graduate of Octorara High School and...

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