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...

Obituaries: Rachel McCurdy Kantor

McCurdy Kantor, Rachel age 43 of Villas, passed away Monday, January, 13, 2020. Born in Media PA, and formerly of Phoenixville and Pottstown, PA, Rachel has been an area resident for only a short time. She graduated from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford PA, and in 1998 graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in English. Rachel went on to work for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals as a Pharmaceutical...

Obituaries: William Witt Jr.

William Witt Jr. On Monday September 4, 2019, William Witt Jr. loving husband and father passed away peacefully in his home at age 85. Bill, as he was known to friends, was born in Camden, New Jersey on September 9th, 1933 to William and Grace Witt. He grew up in Elsmere/Newport, Delaware area with his four sisters.    Send article as PDF   

Obituary: William Brinton Parker, Jr.

William Brinton Parker, Jr. William Brinton Parker, Jr. of Kennent Square passed away peacefully on February 26.  Mr. Parker is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobbie” Collins.  He was 89.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William Brinton Parker, Sr. and Naomi Cecelia Lodge. Mr. Parker graduated from Westtown School in West Chester, PA and received a degree as an Electronic...

Obituary: Robert Rudolph Rada

Robert Rudolph Rada Robert Rudolph Rada, born August 14, 1930, passed from this life on February 17th, 2019. He was raised by his widowed mother Bertha (nee Svoboda), after his father Rudolph Rada passed when he was only two years old. He attended West Point as a member of the Concert Band, with his love of music culminating in five years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as first trombone under...