Obituaries: Karl David Stoltzfus Sr.

Karl David Stoltzfus Sr.ituaries: Karl David Stoltzfus Sr., 80, of Bridgewater, VA, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2020. Karl was born September 15, 1940, in Parkesburg, PA to the late Christian David and Irma Hess Stoltzfus. Karl’s father, known as “Airplane Chris,” was an aviation pioneer, and he instilled into Karl a love for that world. Even at a young age, Karl developed a deep desire...

Obituaries: Edward F. Fitzkee

Edward F. Fitzkee Edward F. Fitzkee passed peacefully on November 11, 2020 with his daughters at his side and is now reunited with his wife, Nancy.  As a proud World War II combat vet, the date of his passing, Veterans Day, is fitting. He was preceded in death by his parents Rueben and Suzanna (Portner) Fitzkee and his sister Janet F. Neas.  Nancy Swope Fitzkee, his beloved wife of nearly 70 years,...

Obituaries: Doris “Wink” Dieffenbach

Doris “Wink” Dieffenbach Doris “Wink” Dieffenbach, 94, of Fort Plain, New York, passed away on November 4th, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 21, 1925, she was the daughter of Howard Winkemeier and Thelma Thompson Winkemeier, and the wife of the late LeRoy S. Dieffenbach. Doris grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, graduating high school in 1943. She graduated from Lasell Jr. College,...

Obituaries: Jacquelyn Adele Dixon Winslow

Jacquelyn Adele Dixon Winslow Jacquelyn Adele Dixon Winslow, age 100, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. Born in Savannah, GA, Jacquelyn was the daughter of the late Ruth Adele (Milliken) and John Dixon. She later moved to Cornish Maine and Boston.  Jackie earned her RN in 1941 from  Wilson Memorial Hospital and went on to practice nursing at IBM as...

Obituaries: Gregory John Welch

Gregory John Welch Gregory John Welch, 54, of Coatesville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville. The son of Robert Daniel and Mary Meany Welch, he was born in Rochester, PA on August 31, 1965. Greg graduated from Center Twp. High School in Monaca, PA in 1982. He then graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he remained a resident. He...

Obituaries: Claire Birney

Claire Birney Claire Birney, 61, of West Grove, PA, sang her last song on earth on May 13, 2020 after a very brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her daughter, Annie Rose Birney and partner of 26 years, Harry Orth. Claire was extraordinarily talented and her exceptional ability to connect with anyone and everyone allowed her to excel in music, athletics,...

Obituaries: Steven T. Sloyer

Steven T. Sloyer Steven T. Sloyer, 56, of Lewistown, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at his home. Born December 29, 1963, in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Kenneth Rhodes and Fayetta J. (Sloyer) Skillman, who survives. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: wife, Samantha Collins; children, Steven Barnett and wife, Brandi, of Parkesburg, Andrew Sloyer, of Reading, Tara Sloyer,...

Area mourns passing of Betsy Wyeth

Betsy James Wyeth PENNSBURY — The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announced the death of Betsy James Wyeth on April 21, 2020. Betsy was a catalyst in the creation and opening of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and was a visionary in the worlds of art and architecture. She was also a published author, art collector and a driving force in the career of her husband, artist Andrew Wyeth—serving...

Obituaries: Curtis A. Heckman

Curtis A. Heckman Curtis A. Heckman, 68, passed away April 16, 2020 in his home in West Chester, PA. Curt was born February 23, 1952 in East Stroudsburg, PA to Wilbur and Doris (Betts) Heckman. He attended Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, PA. He continued his education at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Design in 1975. Curt...

Obituaries: Margaret G. Pennington

Margaret G. Pennington Margaret G. Pennington, 97, of Avondale, PA (formerly of Chadds Ford, PA) passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the University of Penn Hospital in Philadelphia, due to complications from a stroke. She was a daughter to Joseph and Catherine Grady of Ashland, DE. She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ralph J. Pennington; a son, John A. Pennington, and a son, Ralph...