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Cook, Donald L.* - Downingtown  
Donald L. Cook of Downingtown Donald L. Cook, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Chester County Hospital. He was the loving husband of Mary Jane (nee Leonard) Cook, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Stonehurst Hills, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Wesley F. Sr. and Marie (nee Nusbaum) Cook. Donald worked for 39 years as a manager for Bell Telephone Company, which later became Verizon. In 1991, he began a new career working in the Prothonotary Office at the Chester County Courthouse. He was a former attendee at Marshallton United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Kiwanis. Donald enjoyed photography, collecting coins and military history. He also loved to travel and enjoyed many trips and vacations with his favorite traveling companion, his beloved wife, Mary Jane and son, D.J. In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his son, Donald L. Cook II “D.J.” and daughter, Karen (Don) Ludovici; brother Wesley F. Cook Jr.; sister Dorothy M. Cook; and his grandchildren; Derek and Matthew Ludovici. He was pre-deceased by his sisters; Louise Hampton and Gloria Cook. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, where family and friends may call between 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wycliffe Bible Translators to help support Donald’s sister Dorothy’s legacy in translating the Bible to the local native dialect of the Coreguaje Indians in Colombia, South America: PO Box 628-200, Orlando, FL 32862. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Daily Local on Aug. 25, 2016
Crawley, Joseph Edward (Memoriam) - Coatesville  
In Loving Memory of Joseph Edward Crawley who passed away on August 17, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24, 2016
Cross, Larry Franklin* - West Grove  
Larry F. Cross of West Grove, PA Larry Franklin Cross, age 74, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Donna Lee Cross; son, John Cross; daughter, Joyce May (Tom); brothers: John (Margaret), Eddie (Maddie), Kenny (Pat), and Garry (Ellen); sisters, Linda and Debbie (Skip); and 4 grandchildren: Haleigh, Brittney, Jonathan, and Emeri. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 10AM -12 Noon at Cochranville United Methodist Church, 92 Church Street, Cochranville, PA. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.stranofeeley.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Larry F. Cross please visit our Sympathy Store.
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Published in The Daily Local on Aug. 26, 2016
Davenport Jr., Roy K. (Memoriam) - Exton  
In Loving Memory of Roy K. Davenport Jr. who passed away on August 17, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24, 2016
Diamond, Elizabeth T. nee Hinchey (Memoriam) - West Chester, Formerly Of Collingdale  
In Loving Memory of Elizabeth T. nee Hinchey Diamond who passed away on August 16, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2016
Diamond, William C. (Memoriam) - West Chester  
In Loving Memory of William C. Diamond who passed away on August 16, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2016
Dixon, Samuel V.* - Newtown Square  
Samuel V. ‘Sam’ Dixon of Newtown Square Samuel V. “Sam” Dixon, on August 22, 2016. Predeceased by his wife Diane E. (nee Wanstall) and his brother Thomas Dixon. Beloved husband of Michelle (nee O’Connor), loving father of Jonathan Dixon, Samantha Ladd (Scott), and Suzanne Carroll (Rick); Cherished brother of Sarah Powell, Darlene Wingler, Margaret Wallace, Marvin Dixon; Devoted Step-Father to Rohan, Nicholas, Brennan and Quinn Kensey. Also survived by 11 adoring Grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to his viewing Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-9 P.M. at the DAnjolell Memorial Home, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pa. 19008. And to his Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 A.M. St. Anastasia Church (3301 West Chester Pike) Newtown Square, Pa. 19073. Entombment SS. Peter & Paul Mausoleum. Contributions can be made in his memory to Make- A-Wish Greater PA, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219-1938 www.danjolell.com
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Published in The Daily Local on Aug. 24, 2016
Donia, Anthony J. (Memoriam) - Formerly Of Coatesville  
In Loving Memory of Anthony J. Donia who passed away on August 16, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2016
Fry, Daniel Timothy (Memoriam) - West Chester  
In Loving Memory of Daniel Timothy Fry who passed away on August 16, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2016
Gaines Sr., Frederick W.* - Downingtown  
Frederick W. Gaines, Sr. of Downingtown Frederick W. “Fred” (Beanie) Gaines, Sr., 80, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Patricia D. (nee DeVries) Gaines, enjoying 58 years of marriage together. Fred was a 1954 graduate of Ridgewood High School in New Jersey. He then went on to college, earning a bachelor’s degree from Newark College of Engineering in 1961, and earning a master’s degree from Union College in 1972. Fred was employed at Lockheed Martin (formerly General Electric) as Manager of Shop Operations, retiring in 1997 with 36 years service. Fred’s capacity for leadership was embodied by serving the public as a Supervisor for Uwchlan Township for over 13 years. An automobile enthusiast, Fred had a passion for classic and antique cars and served for 2 terms as President of The Chester County Antique Car Club. He also enjoyed working with wood and collecting tools. He was an amateur radio operator, call letters WA3NUG, and a member of the National Association for Amateur Radio. Fred was a 53-year member of the Hawthorne-Fortitude Lodge, #200, F.&A.M. When his son was in Boy Scouts, Fred served as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 227 in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Nancy G. (Cooper) Colbert, of Downingtown, Fred Gaines, Jr., of San Diego, CA, Judy (Robert) Gaines Jeanes, of Wayne, Marilyn G. (Dann) Eaton, of Pottstown, Carolyn G. Collevecchio, of West Chester, and Susan G. (Adam) Gaines, of King of Prussia; brother, Stanley L. (Edythe) Gaines, of New Hampshire; sister-in-law, Bernice (George) Schneider, of Manchester, New Jersey; grandchildren, Carrie, D. Cooper III., Dylan, Austin, Cassie, and AJ; and great-grandson, Colton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at Downingtown United Methodist Church, 751 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA, 19335. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation before the service. The family kindly requests that those attending the service “Wear Red for Fred.” Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred’s memory to Downingtown United Methodist Church at the above address, Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 West Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064, or to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA 19063 (make checks payable to CPP). To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Daily Local on Aug. 24, 2016
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