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Dorcas L. Syphard of Coatesville Dorcas L. Syphard, 91, of Coatesville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Hickory House, Honey Brook. She was the wife of Theodore "Wally" Syphard, who preceded her in death in 1978. Born in Derry, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Esther Bellcourt Fravel. Dorcas had a long work career, beginning as a beautician at the Holbrook Beauty Shop, operating a bakery at the former Downingtown Farmer's Market, working at Levines Pharmacy in Phoenixville and working at the Brandywine Hospital Snack Shop. She also volunteered part-time at the Brandywine Hospital for 21 years and was recognized for her years of service at a volunteer luncheon in April. Dorcas was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the Wednesday morning Bible Study group. Surviving her is a son, David W. Syphard, husband of Christine of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Sandra L. Syphard of Parkesburg; a sister, Rachel Kurtz of Thorndale; two grandchildren, Brian and Kevin and two great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Nisan Fravel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at the Harris-Mountain Funeral Home, 1030 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.harrismountainfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 27, 2012
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