Jan 20, 1926 - Feb 13, 2024
"In the quiet town of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, the golfing community grieves the loss of Duane Lent, a true legend in the sport. Duane was born on January 21st, 1926, in Downingtown. He passed away on February 14th, 2024, leaving behind a legacy that stretches far beyond the manicured fairways. Duane's profound impact on the local golf scene was exemplified by his role as the PGA Director of Golf at Honeybrook Golf Club. His commitment to excellence turned the club into a haven for golf enthusiasts, attracting players from near and far. More than a director, Duane was a mentor and friend, creating an inclusive environment where golfers of all skill levels felt welcome. His passion for the game extended beyond the golf course, as he actively engaged with the community, organizing events and programs to share the joys of golf. As tributes pour in, colleagues and friends remember Duane for his infectious laughter, patient coaching, and the countless rounds of golf played under his supervision. Although physically absent, Duane's legacy lives on in the hearts and swings of those he inspired. Facing the challenge of moving forward without their esteemed director, Honeybrook Golf Club remains dedicated to upholding the standards of excellence set by Duane Lent. As Downingtown mourns the loss of a golfing legend, the spirit of Duane will forever resonate through the rolling hills of Honeybrook Golf Club. "
Lewis Davis Mourar
Sep 20, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024
Lewis Davis Mourar, 80, of Downingtown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary “Mimi” Weldon Mourar, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage prior to her passing in September 2020. Born in Glenmoore, he was the son of the late Lewis Eachus Mourar and Dorothy Rebecca Loomis Mourar. He was raised on the family farm where he learned to fox hunt and developed his love of cars. Lewis spent 5 years in the US Army from 1964-1970. He began his career at Korvettes and spent his entire career in retail, affording him the opportunity to move across the country before retiring in Murrells Inlet, SC. He moved back to Downingtown in December 2020 to be closer to family. Lewis is survived by his two sons, Michael L. Mourar and his wife Shannon and Justin D. Mourar and his wife Nichole; a sister, Deborah J. Miller and by four grandchildren, Zachary, Peyton, Luke and Alyssa Mourar. Services will be held privately with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the .
Harry Crawford Carter, Sr.
Jan 01, 1939 - Feb 11, 2024
Harry Crawford Carter, Sr., age 84, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania and formerly of Aston, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Harry was born in 1939 in Aston, Pennsylvania, son of the late Amos Murray Carter and Ruth Hannah Steward. He graduated from Eddystone High School in 1959. He began working as a milkman for Darlington Brothers Dairy located in Chester Heights, PA., and then worked for Jimmy Johns in West Chester, PA. He was a machine operator for 30 years at Scott Paper/Kimberly Clark, in Chester, PA. He was a lifelong member of Lenni Heights Fire Company #54, in Lenni, PA.. He enjoyed taking long car rides on country roads and will be remembered for his kindness and huge loving heart. In addition to his parents, Harry is also pre-deceased by his brothers; Amos Carter, George Carter and Presley Carter, his sister, Shirley Smith. He is survived by his beloved companion, JoAnn McClellan of Coatesville, PA., his daughter, Tammy Strater (Felix), of Chadds Ford, PA, his sons: Harry (Chip) Carter, Jr.(Vicki), of Coatesville, PA., and Shawn McClellan (Sandy) of Malvern, PA., his brother, Walt Carter of Riverview, MI., his grandchildren; Michael Hunter, Felix Strater IV, Jessika Kynett, Richard Knepp, Sharon Knepp, Owen Knepp, Rylan McClellan, Brody McClellan and Chase McClellan, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held privately.
Samuel Leroy Fillman
Mar 13, 1938 - Feb 15, 2024
A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 9:30 to 10:45 am at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, where his funeral service will begin at 11 am. Burial with Military Honors will immediate follow at Hopewell Cemetery, adjacent to the church.
Duane P. Lent
Nov 04, 1967 - Feb 14, 2024
Duane P. Lent, 56, of Downingtown, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at his residence. He was the husband of Tracy (Price) Lent, sharing 15 years of marriage. Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia on November 4, 1967, he was the son of the late Marjorie Malcolm nee Ward and Raymond Lent. After high school, Duane went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Ursinus College. Always with a passion for cooking, at one time in his life he worked as a chef, and to this day, enjoyed cooking and preparing meals for his family and friends. Most recently, Duane was the Director of Instruction at Honeybrook Golf Club. His passion and dedication to the game of golf spread to a countless number of individuals who took lessons from him. Duane especially loved coaching young kids, introducing them to the game of golf and helping to encourage them along the way. Outside of golf, Duane loved to talk all things Philly Sports, and he was constantly on the quest to find the perfect cheesesteak. He was an incredible father who loved his kids and he will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Surviving in addition to his wife Tracy are his sons Justin Lent, husband of Alana, and Michael Lent; siblings Dr. Dale Lent, Dean Lent, Dana K. Lent, Brett Lent and Dawn S. Mifflin; and step-father John Malcolm, who helped raise Duane. At this time, service details are pending.
Barbara J. Diezel
Oct 28, 1941 - Feb 06, 2024
Barbara J. Diezel, a beacon of love and selflessness, left an indelible mark on the world as she passed away at the age of 82 in Downingtown, PA, on February 6, 2024. Born on October 28, 1941, in Darby, PA, to Mary and Thomas Kewley, Barbara's life journey was one of passion, dedication, and unyielding support for her beloved family and community.She left behind her husband of 60 years, Harry Diezel, children Vance Diezel and Jeneane Blence, Grandchildren Cole and Connor Blence and Kennedy and Alexa Diezel and her brother Robert H. Kewley.Barbara's foundational years at Interboro High School, where she graduated in 1959, set the stage for a lifetime of continuous learning and self-improvement. With a natural flair for creativity and an intelligent approach to problem-solving, Barbara taught herself the art of graphic design, a skill that blossomed into a fulfilling career. At Horizon Printing and Graphics and later at Points and Picas, her talent shone brightly. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Barbara seamlessly transitioned to the role of Editor in Chief and Graphic Designer for Collegiate Monthly Magazine and Golf Journeys Magazine, where her keen eye for detail and design brought stories to life.For 25 years, Barbara was the heart of The Turning Pointe Dance Center, lovingly known as Miss Mom. Her warm smile and genuine interest in the lives of the parents and children who walked through the door were the embodiment of her caring nature. Barbara's presence was a comforting constant, a source of joy and encouragement for all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.Barbara's love for sports and dance was a thread woven throughout her life. An avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers, she found joy in the thrill of the game, whether she was cheering from the stands or from her living room. This passion extended to her children, Vance Diezel and Jeneane Blence, and later her adored grandchildren, Cole and Connor Blence, and Kennedy and Alexa Diezel. Barbara was always there, their unwavering supporter, celebrating every home run, goal, and pirouette with pride.Her adoration for the sun and sea was another facet of Barbara's vibrant life. The sandy shores of Anna Maria Island and Rehoboth Beach were her sanctuaries, places where she could bask in the warmth and serenity of nature. Barbara's love for sewing, a testament to her meticulous and artistic spirit, was yet another way she contributed to the joy of others, crafting over fifty aprons each year for dance recitals with the same care and attention she gave to every aspect of her life.Barbara's life was a testament to the power of love and the impact one person can have on the world around them. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Harry Diezel, a loving sister to her brother and a cherished mother and grandmother. Her legacy is not only in the lives she touched but also in the example she set: to be loving, to be selfless, and to be intelligent in all aspects of life.As we remember Barbara J. Diezel, let us carry forward the light she shone so brightly. Her journey reminds us to embrace our passions, to support those we love with all our might, and to leave a positive imprint on every soul we encounter. Barbara's life was a masterpiece of love and dedication, and her memory will continue to inspire us to live with the same boundless enthusiasm and generous spirit that she embodied every single day.The family is holding a Memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life at the Turning Pointe Dance Center, 12 General Wayne Boulevard, Malvern PA, on February 17th from 1-3pm.In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Penn Medicine Hospice organization. Their loving care in these difficult times was much needed and greatly appreciated by the family.www.PennMedicine.org/Hospice-Donate
Cheryl Aronda Gregg
Jun 14, 1970 - Feb 05, 2024
Our mother, Cheryl Aronda Gregg, also known as Peach by everyone. Peach was the youngest of two children born to Karen Gregg and Charlie Lewis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 14, 1970.Peach was educated in the Philadelphia school system. She graduated from Morton Mc Michael Elementary School in June of 84’ and University City High School in June of 88.Peach was employed at Villanova College. When her mom became ill Peach became her caregiver until she transitioned. Peach eventually became ill herself and received a phone call from the Lord to come home to reunite with some of her closest loved ones.Peach departed this life February 5, 2024. She was preceded in death by her sisters Allena Lewis, Sharon Lewis, and Patricia Lewis.Peach leaves behind her daughters Amber Martin-Gregg and Whitley Jones, brothers Derek Gregg (Foots) and Charles Lewis (Sonny) sisters Charlene Lewis, Daniell Lewis and Deidra Lewis, grandchildren Lyric Kelly,Haden Kelly, Dakota Kelly , Denver Jones, and Dallas Jones, nephews Derek Gregg jr, Jaleel Gregg , Jacquez Jackson, Jahvon Jackson, Khayri Young, and a host of Relatives and Friends, to cherish a lifetime of memories.In the garden of memories, where sunlight softly treads, stands a tree with branches wide, where kindness always spreads. “Peach.” They called her, with a smile as sweet dawn, her love, a gentle echo, in our hearts forever drawn.With roots as deep as wisdom And leaves that whispered tales, she nurtured every soul, with love that never failsTwo seeds she planted firmly, her children stood so proud, and from them sprang five blossoms, a lively, laughing crowd.Grandma peach, with hands of grace, wove stories into days, her laughter, a melody that brightened all our ways in her garden love was language, spoken wide and far, each grandchild a testament, to love that they are her legacy, a tapestry of moments sweet and bright, a quilt of shared memories, wrapped in warmth and light. Through her presence is a whisper, in a rustle of leaves, her spirit dances in the wind, in quiet, in the eaves. So here’s to peach, a beacon, whose love will be cease, in every heart she touched, her essence find its peace her garden blooms eternal, in colors bold and grand, a legacy of love, in every grain of sand.
Patrick Michael Brown
Sep 07, 1938 - Feb 12, 2024
Patrick Michael Brown PhD, 85, was born in North Tonawanda New York on September 7, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth Brown and two brothers, Thomas (Marilyn) Brown and Donnie (Janice) Brown. He graduated from NTHS in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Ortt Brown who is his high school sweetheart, married 6/27/1959. Together they had four children, Brian Patrick (wife Jennifer), Cynthia Elizabeth (Grim), Kevin Michael, and Timothy Sean, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Patrick is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Patrick loved being a student. Continuing his education, Pat started at Erie County Technical Institute where he received his associate degree in industrial chemistry. He then transferred to University of Mississippi and received his B.S. degree. Following “Ole Miss”, Pat went on to the University of Syracuse and enrolled in the doctoral program. In 1964, he received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. A post doc followed at the University of Buffalo. Today, Pat holds over 40 US and world patents. In 1966, Pat moved to Baltimore MD joining WR GRACE and student taught at John’s Hopkins University. In 1974, he moved the family to Exton PA. He joined the Foote Mineral Company (a lithium battery corporation) where, as director of research and development, he had his most notable achievement. He developed the process for the recovery of lithium from the Salar de Atacama in Northern Chile which is the lowest cost process of lithium used to this day. In 1992 Pat joined the Cabot Corporation as Assistant to the President. In 1996 he set up a consulting firm, New Tech International which allowed him to continue using his expertise in chemistry. In 1999, along with his wife Carol, he bought a home in Vero Beach, Florida where they resided 7 months of the year, becoming Florida residents. Retired life was good to them…they made lots of great friends, were members of the Irish club and Elks club, attended dances and balls, and generally enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine. Pat was a true waterman/outdoorsman enjoying hunting, boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, Indian River and Atlantic Ocean, bird watching, and all things nature. He and his forever bride enjoyed golfing, live music, dancing, traveling and life in general. He always said, if he had to do his life over again, he would want to do it the same way. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2024 at Ss. Philip and James Church, 107 N. Ship Road, Exton. Family and friends will be received from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be private with the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you to donate to the or the .
Margaret L. Hires
Dec 27, 1939 - Feb 11, 2024
A full obituary is currently being composed and will be posted upon completion. Services will be private.
Linda Maureen Henricks
Jun 08, 1952 - Feb 07, 2024
Linda Maureen Henricks, 71, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2024 at her residence. Born in Butler, PA, Linda was the daughter of the late Larry and Faye (Woods) Brown. She was the beloved wife of David R. Henricks. The couple shared 50 years of marriage. Linda was a member of Christ First Church, Downingtown, where she took part in various Bible study groups. She was also the founder of Heartstrings and a tennis coach at Henderson High School, West Chester. Linda enjoyed tennis, gardening, pickleball, reading, sewing, and black and white movies. She also enjoyed musicals, playing the piano, and Christian hymns. Linda was a fantastic mother, homeschooling her children. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren (who call her “Nai-Nai”), as well as her friends. In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by her children: Angie Henricks of Downingtown, and Stephen Henricks (Brenna Carnuccio Henricks) of West Chester; grandchildren: Foster, Rowan, Emery Lin, Penny, and one grandchild expected in June 2024; siblings: Leslie (Norm), Janet, Larry (Nan), and Tim (Margie); and numerous extended family members. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 3:30-4:30 PM with a 5 PM memorial following at Christ First Church, 95 W. Devon Dr., Downingtown, PA 19335. Interment will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to :