Paul Joseph Cosgrove Jr. of West Chester

Paul Joseph Cosgrove Jr., 90, artist, of West Chester, died Monday, July 6.

Son of Paul J. Cosgrove Sr. and Miriam Reidenbach Cosgrove, Paul devoted most of his time painting scenes of Chester County, New England, and the Southwest. In addition, he explored modern art techniques.

He was drafted in his senior year from St. Agnes High School. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy at Panama as pharmacist mate 3rd class. He received the American Theatre and Victory medals.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, Paul was employed at Shaw's Hatchery and Wyeth Laboratories. He was a member of St. Agnes Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Paul is survived by brothers John and William of West Chester, and sister Alice of Warren, Ohio.

He is predeceased by his wife Anne Mullin Cosgrove; brothers Robert, Eugene, and Richard; and son Joseph P. Cosgrove.

Paul is survived by seven children: Melinda of Lincoln University, Mark of Wyndmoor, Timothy of Absecon, N.J., Lois of Trenton, N.J., Thomas of Elverson, Paul J. III of Kennett Square, and Peter of Christiana; seven grandchildren: Tina, Desiree, T. Christopher, Peter, Evyn, Paul J. IV, and Cory; and one great granddaughter: Adrienne.

A viewing will be from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday July 11, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 233 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380. His mass of Christian burial will follow. After interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, a reception will be held at the West Chester Country Club. If available, the family asks that you bring pictures to share or you may share online at Paul's online tribute at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home (610-869-2685) of West Grove.

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