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Edward E. Scott, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA. He was the husband of the late Susan Ebersole Scott, who died in 2022.  Born in Coatesville, PA, Ed was the son of the late J. Eaton Scott and Marguerite Bradley Scott of Parkesburg, PA.

Ed graduated from Horace Scott Senior High School in Coatesville. He attended Penn State University (...

Betty K. Harrison, 95, of Tel-Hai Retirement Community, formerly of Parkesburg, PA passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was the wife of the late Ralph D. Harrison who died in 2014. They shared 62 years of marriage together. Born near the village of Compass, PA she was the daughter of the late W. Marvin Kenworthy and Marian Roseann Watson Kenworthy.

Betty was an...

George Boyd Morgan, 77, of East Fallowfield Township, Coatesville, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024, in West Chester, PA.  He was the husband of Shirley Ann (Clark) Morgan.  Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Franklin C. and Virginia (Moore) Morgan.

George was an area resident most his life.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked at the former...

Dr. Roy V. Bergman, VMD, passed away on June 29, 2024, after a brief illness, surrounded by his three children. Though he spent much of his life in Cochranville Pennsylvania, in 2019 Roy moved to Louisville Colorado where he was enjoying retirement, and being closer to his growing family.

Roy was born on May 23, 1943, to parents Lucille (Fisher) and Roy F. Bergman of Derry, Pennsylvania...

Shirley Elaine Root, 88, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Robert L. Root with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late George Pluck and Lulu Bussinger Pluck.

Shirley was an area resident all her life and a 1953 graduate of the former Scott...

Daniel J. Dodd, Sr., 74, of Lower Oxford Township, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 5, 2024 at his home.  He was born in Lancaster, PA on August 20, 1949 to the late Lewis and Helen (Branca) Dodd. Dan lived in the Oxford area his entire life.  He lived on Park Street in Oxford before moving to the family farm in Lower Oxford Township. He was a devout Roman Catholic and a life - long...

Sarah Laffey Jagelski of Racine, WI (formerly of Cochranville, PA) passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE, after having an aneurism on June 10, 2024.

Sarah was a 1996 graduate of the Octorara High School.

Sarah loved flowers, birds, cooking, and her family.

Sarah is survived by husband Mark Jagelski of Racine, WI, parents Mike and Kim...

  Perry E. Phillips, 93, of West Caln Township, Coatesville, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 29, 2024.  He was the husband of the late Jeanne E. Donovan Phillips who passed away in 2002 after 51 years of marriage.  Born in Parkesburg, PA, on March 13, 1931, he was the son of the late Emory E. and Bertha Wolfe Phillips Sr.  His mother passed away when he was four years old.

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Donna J. Boley, 72, of Paradise, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Coatesville, she was the cherished daughter of the late Robert Chamberlain and Betty Hamer Chamberlain.

Donna was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Octorara High School in, 1970. After high school, she pursued her passion for helping others by...

H. Andrew "Andy" Zook, 93, of Coatesville, PA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024 at St. Martha's Manor in Downingtown, PA. He was the husband of the late Honora "Nora" Lefchuk Zook. They shared 59 years of marriage together before her passing in 2013. Born in South Coatesville, he was the son of the late John Zook and Stella Chesinsky Zook. 

Andy was an area resident most of his life...

Suzanne (Sue) Elizabeth Roderick Benner, 83, of Cochranville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2024. She was the beloved wife of Howard W. Benner, with whom she shared more than 52 years of marriage until his death in 2015. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Marcy F. and Greta Belshaw Roderick. Suzanne was a graduate of Nether...

Clair J. Plank, 72, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Exton, PA.  He was the husband of Joy (Feaster) Plank.  Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Clair H. and Rose D. (Trainor) Plank.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online...

Russell Gregory Forsyth, 52, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday June 25th, 2024, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. An avid outdoorsman, Russell loved fishing, hunting and camping. Many of his best memories were made in the woods or by a stream, especially when he was fishing with his grandson, Dominick, who he taught to fish as he was taught by his great-...

Robert A. Barndt Jr., 50, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, June 21, 2024. He was the husband of Heather J. (Herkins) Barndt. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of Robert A. Sr. and Elaine (Thomson) Barndt.

Robert worked as a pressman and then later as an account manager for IDEMIA. He enjoyed mountain biking, skateboarding, baseball, car shows, and yard work. His...

Barbara J. Gay Chenger, 88, of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in West Chester, PA.  She was the wife of the late George J. Chenger who passed away in 2016.  Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Pearl (Romig) Gay.

Barbara graduated from Scott High School in Coatesville and worked at Bentley Harris Manufacturing in Lionville, PA. ...

George Stephen Kovach, 84, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.  He was the husband of Jean Ann (D'Angelo) Kovach.  Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late John S. and Alvena M. (Gettle) Kovach.

George was a graduate of Millersville University and was a high school math teacher for over 39 years at Unionville High School, West Chester Henderson...

Robert Allen Russell, 86, long-time resident of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA.  Bob had spent the last two and a half years as a resident at Hickory House Nursing Home after suffering a stroke back on April 22, 2022.

Born in Coatesville, he was the only son of the late Robert Simmons Russell and Marian Alice (nee...

Jane Louise Starr, 70, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.  Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph Sr. and Margaret L. (Botkin) Winchester.

She is survived by a son, Christopher Lucas of Florida, two grandchildren, her ex-husband, Don Lucas of Florida, and her siblings, Patricia Gilbert of Parkesburg, PA, Randolph Winchester Sr. of Parkesburg...

Timothy W. Smith, 56, of Thorndale, PA, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 13, 2024.  Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Ronald K. and Patricia A. (Davis) Smith.

Tim worked in maintenance for Morgan Properties.  He was an avid Philadelphia Sports fan and he enjoyed sitting along the Brandywine.  He loved drumming and attending concerts, especially in...

Ernest Amoriello, 87, of Coatesville, PA, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, June 15, 2024.  He was the husband of Florence (Lewis) Amoriello  for over 69 years.  Born in Downingtown, PA, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cozzone) Amoriello.

Ernest was an area resident all his life.  He worked for multiple companies, including Faddis Brothers for 15 years, Jesse Smith...