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Pachuta, Wilma V.* - West Chester  
Wilma V. Pachuta of West Chester Wilma V. Pachuta died on April 25, 2016. She was born February 24, 1931 to Cecil E. Hall, Sr. and K. Grace Hall (nee Summers). She is survived by daughters, Gale Shank Almgren, Beth L. Shank (Gordon Baum) and Kathy R. Siravo (Clyde); grandsons, Justin Almgren, Scott Whiteman, John Whiteman (Katy), Andrew Siravo (Lily), Anthony Siravo (Sofie), and Jared Siravo (Brooke), plus 6 great grandchildren and 2 on the way. She is also survived by her twin sister L. Eunice Wasmund, of Arizona, brother in law Benjamin Nordmark, Sr. of Jennersville and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by husbands William C. Shank in 1951 and John Pachuta in 2007; daughter Laurie Ann Shank, and brothers Cecil E. Hall, Jr., Dale K. Hall, and Sara Anne Nordmark. Wilma graduated from West Chester High School in 1949. She worked at the Warner Theatre. One of the highlights of her later life was touring the new Warner Hotel. She loved sharing with them that she and her sister worked there in their teenaged years and they were now in their 80’s. After raising her daughters to grade school age, she began working for Ugite Gas Co, which eventually became Amerigas. Wilma worked there for more than 40 years. Wilma belonged to a card club, with her high school friends that lasted into their 40’s. She was the Worthy Matron of the West Chester Chapter 352 Order of the Eastern Star. She was awarded a 50 year pin, of which she was very proud. She loved to knit. She loved her Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies. Wilma was an avid Dancing with the Stars fan. She kept a notebook close to her on Monday nights, with the phone numbers of the contestants. She wasn’t happy when she couldn’t use all her votes! Relatives and friends are invited to attend Wilma’s visitation on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9:30-11am at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Avenue, Malvern, PA, followed by her funeral service at 11am. Interment immediately following at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Malvern. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Wilma’s name to: The National Multiple Sclerosis, 30 South 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.maugergivnish.com
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 27, 2016
Pavelik, John P. Jack* - Wagontown  
John P. ‘Jack’ Pavelik of Wagontown John P. “Jack” Pavelik, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Brandywine Hospital. He was the widower of Patricia Pavelik, with whom he shared nearly 50 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Marie (Hamm) and John Pavelik. An area resident most of his life, he was employed by the former Lukens Steel in the Fuel and Electronics Department. He had belonged to First Baptist Church of Pequea and attended Calvary Monument Bible Church. He is survived by his two grandchildren: Amy Womack and Paul Philpott, both of Louisville, KY; and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Michelle Philpott. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Pequea, 6062 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. The viewing will be held at the church from 10 until 11 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Local on May 3, 2016
Pyle, Joan E.* - Coatesville  
Joan E. Pyle of Coatesville Joan E. Pyle, 75, passed away on Friday, April 22 at her home. She was the beloved mother of Gigi A. Hayes and husband, Timothy, Sherry L. Murphy and husband Vernon. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Dickinson) Lemheney and Andrew Lemheney. A 1958 graduate of Scott High School. Joan enjoyed traveling and through her years she sailed the Caribbean and visited Italy and Europe with family and friends. She enjoyed bowling, fine dining, dancing and old movies. Some of her hobbies included crocheting, painting, gardening, puzzles, and decorating wreaths and making bows at Christmas time for the family. Joan is survived by Andrew S. Lemheney Jr., brother, of Malvern, her daughters, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all. The funeral serve will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 AM. All are invited to East Brandywine Baptist Church after the interment for refreshments. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 26, 2016
Quinlan, JoAnne (Courtney) (Memoriam) - Exton  
In Loving Memory of JoAnne (nee Courtney) Quinlan who passed away on April 22, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Apr. 22 to Apr. 29, 2016
Randolph, Richard J. (Memoriam) - Formerly Of Upper Darby  
In Loving Memory of Richard J Rick Randolph who passed away on April 29, 2015.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com from Apr. 29 to May 6, 2016
Reeves, Rev. Dr. Thomas E.* - Malvern  
Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Reeves of Malvern, Pa. Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Reeves, 76, passed on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born October 19, 1939 in Latta, SC, he was the son of the late Mae and Enos Reeves. He attended schools in Washington, DC. He received his doctorate from Slidell Baptist Seminary in Slidell, LA. He was employed as a school police officer at Reynolds Elementary School for over 15 years. He was the former Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Malvern, PA. In 2012, he founded the Greater Faith Baptist Church in Malvern, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11AM at the St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1 Hagerty Blvd., West Chester, PA. A viewing will be held from 9-11 AM at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at the Fernwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. Surviving besides his wife, Deanna Reeves are seven children, Stephanie Reeves-Walker, Thomas B. Reeves, Rev. Dr. Delonte C. D. Reeves, Sr., Eric C. E. C. Reeves, James Johnson Jr., Marcus Johnson, and Byron Burns Jr.; twenty-one grandchildren; one great grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. Two children, Marc A. Reeves and Darence Reeves preceded him in death. Uplifting Life Ceremonies are being arranged by the DeBaptiste Funeral Homes, Inc. of West Chester & Bryn Mawr, PA. www.DeBaptiste.com
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 26, 2016
Renshaw, Camilla J.* - Formerly Of Paoli  
Camilla J. Renshaw, formerly of Paoli Camilla J. Renshaw passed away at the age of 97 on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Barclay Friends, West Chester, PA. She was the widow of John Travis Renshaw and the daughter of Mary Killian Motejzik and Albert Motejzik. Born in Haddam, CT, Cam played semi-pro basketball and was a competitive swimmer for the local YMCA during her high school years. Cam attended Pratt Institute where she received a degree in Clothing Construction and Design. At New York University, Cam majored in fashion analysis and fabric construction. Cam’s work experience included Lord & Taylor (fashion department), Butterick Company, Inc. (educational director and traveling fashion consultant), and Woodward and Lothrop (fabric/fashion coordinator for floor and window displays). While raising her family, Cam was one of the early members of the Valley Hills Civic Association, taught sewing at the Paoli YMCA, and was an active community volunteer. During retirement years Cam enjoyed gardening and pursued her passion for painting with the Phoenixville Area Adult Art Center and exhibited at area art shows. Cam is survived by five children: Donald C. Renshaw (Carla), Middleburg, FL; Rosemary M. Renshaw, Sweden; Rita J. Flachs, Phoenixville, PA; John C. Renshaw (Jean), West Chester, PA; Camilla A. Meyer (Scott), Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Celeste Renshaw Ayers, Michael Renshaw, Christina Renshaw White, Katherine Flachs Wojnowich, Andrew Flachs, Jessica Meyer Del Grippo, and Caitlyn Meyer; great grandchildren; and her best buddy, Kirby. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cam’s memory to Barclay Friends Caring Fund, 700 N. Franklin Street, West Chester, PA 19380.
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 27, 2016
Robbins, Shirley Gilmore* - Ronks  
Shirley Gilmore Robbins of Ronks, PA Shirley Gilmore Robbins, 81, of Ronks, PA, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Bruce A. Robbins with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Rice Gilmore. Shirley was an area resident all her life. She was employed by the US Postal Service as a mail carrier and years ago, was employed by the Bell Telephone Co. in Parkesburg. She was a member of the Parkesburg United Methodist Church. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by five children; Mary Jane Robbins of Ronks, Karen L., wife of Ed Steffy of Christiana, Lisa M. Radcliff of Ronks, Gregory Robbins and wife Wendy of Atglen and Steven Gilmore and wife Beverly of Christiana, nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two siblings; Rodney Gilmore of Quarryville and Eleanor Mann of Arizona. She was preceded in death by one sister Virginia McClay, one granddaughter Nicole Gilmore and one grandson Steven Gilmore, II. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:30pm from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA followed by interment at the Upper Octorara Cemetery. Viewing from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 26, 2016
Roberts, Jane L. Newton* - Honey Brook  
Jane L. Newton Roberts of Honey Brook Jane L. Newton Roberts, 64, died Sunday April 24, 2016 at home. She was the wife of A. Scott Roberts. Born April 9, 1952 in West Chester, PA she was the daughter of the late John M. Newton and the late Nancy Bostelle Newton. Jane had worked for many companies in her life and was most recently a bar manager. She was a member and former President of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two sons S. Dustin (Marcella) Roberts and Calvin G. Roberts. She has 1 Grandson Nicholas Roberts. She is also survived by her six brothers John, Isaac, Russell, David, Samuel, and Harry Newton and her two sisters, Emily Cammerota, and Nancy Nadzam. She was preceded in death by her brother Theodore Newton. Relatives and Friends are invited to her Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the American Legion Post 422, 4820 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344. Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com .
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Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 27, 2016
Scerni, Anthony* - Kennett Square  
Anthony Scerni of Kennett Square Anthony Scerni, age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was the husband of Luise Haag Scerni, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Innocenzo and Maria Ferrante Scerni. Mr. Scerni was a self employed real estate investor, retiring in 2013. He was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, Avondale, PA. You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Monday morning, May 9, 2016 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00. His entombment will be at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.
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Published in The Daily Local on May 3, 2016
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