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...

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...

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.

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...

Obituaries: Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson age 82 of Coatesville, Pa, passed away Sunday January 20, 2019. He was born April 25, 1936 in New Salem, Pa. Son of the late Clyde and Beryl (Uphold) Anderson. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Lloyd and Bobby Anderson. Surviving are his sisters Janet Maxwell and sister-in-law Judy Anderson, nieces and nephews Susan (Mitchell) Rothenberg, Bob (Renee)...

Obituary: Edith “Edie” L. Norton

Edith “Edie” L. Norton, 69, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, November 2nd at Brandywine Hospital. Born in Chester County Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn C. (Mayo) and Rodney Norton. Edie was a 1967 graduate of Unionville High School, and she graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in psychology. Edie worked as a caregiver and was the special caretaker...

Obituaries: Dr. Martin Gregor Andersen

Dr. Martin Gregor Andersen Dr. Martin Gregor Andersen, age 95, Captain (Medical Corps) United States Navy (Retired), passed away at Woodstown Friends Village early Sunday morning, September 9, 2018. Martin graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) with a B.S. in Marine Engineering; Wagner College (Staten Island, NY) with a B.S.; New York Medical College with a M.D.;...

Obituaries: Connie Amway Rice

Connie Amway Rice April 16, 1965 – March 10, 2018 Connie Amway Rice The light that burns twice as bright, only burns half as long  (after Lao Tsu). Connie’s light shined very bright. Connie Rice – mother, grandmother, friend, wife and soulmate, passed away early in the morning on March 10, 2018 at John Sealy Hospital Trauma Center in Galveston from injuries suffered in a tragic, unexpected,...