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Obituaries 2012 -- listed chronological by date of death

Betty Jean Barringer

Betty Jean Barringer, 82, of Van Buren Homes, Vanport passed away January 1 in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born February 20, 1928 in Breeds Hill, IL and was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Mabel M. Peterson Davis. Betty had been employed as the Housing Co-op Manager for the Lacock Housing Association and was a member of the Vanport Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Herbert C. Barringer, a son and his wife, William J. and Cynthia Barringer, Oklahoma City, OK, a granddaughter, Kelly Beall, Oklahoma City, OK, 2 cousins, Shirley and John McCracken and Peggy and Darrell Meisinger, all of IL, good friends, Jed and Sharon Thomas and Jack and JoAnne McGuire, all of Vanport.

Friends were received Wednesday from 1 until service time at 5 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver with Reverend Henry Knapp of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver officiating. Burial was Beaver Cemetery

William Robert Mecklem

William Robert Mecklem, Jr., 63, of Connecticut Avenue, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday January 4 in his home.

He was born October 6, 1948 in New Brighton and was the son of Joy Dilworth Mecklem Brightwell, Rochester and the late William Robert Mecklem, Sr. William had formerly lived in Warren, OH where he had worked for and retired from AJAX Steel Co. and was a Navy veteran.

Surviving him in addition to his mother are a brother, Kenneth Mecklem, 4 sisters, Vicki (Jerry) Gagne, Tonia (Les) Bailey, Deena Finnell and Penny (Jim) DeBucci.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday at Noon in the Rochester VFW, 179 Virginia Avenue, Rochester.

Kenneth R. Krajac

Kenneth R. Krajac, of Vanport passed away Tuesday January 3 in Kindred Care, Brighton Township.

He was born September 30 in Aliquippa and was the son of the late John and Helen Celesnik Krajec. Kenneth was retired from J & L Steel Corporation, Aliquippa and Lutheran Services, Monaca and had lived in Beaver for the past 20 years. He was a very caring person and was concerned for the elderly.

He is survived by his wife Darlene A. Pickell Krajac, 2 cousins, Fred and Tom Celesnik, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Danny.

Friends were received Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Tuesday at 11 AM by Father Leonard Cornelius of the Holy Family Friary. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa.

Darlene wants to thank the Lutheran Services, the nursing staff of 1A at Heritage Valley, Kindred Care, Dr. Tarebay, Dr. Singh, Dr. Joe and Jean for their care and consideration during Ken's illness.

Janet F. Barkley

Janet F. Barkley, 74, passed away Sunday January 8 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township. She was born December 24, 1937 in Barto, WV and was the daughter of the late Eddie K. and Leola Mullex Barkley.

Janet was a retired employee of Bentley Industries in Evans City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Barkley, 3 sisters, Otha Barkley, Ethel Fox and Yvonne Criss.

She is survived by a son Larry L. Barkley and his wife Katherine A. 2 grandchildren, Melanie K. Barkley-Raegler and her husband Douglass and Brenda N. Barkley and her fiancee, Mark Wright, all of Bridgewater, 2 greatchildren, Nicholas and Alyssa Raegler, a brother, Ray and wife Rose Barkley, Fombell, a sister-in-law Rose Barkley, Baltimore, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Thursday at 11 AM by Reverend Gary Smith of the Zelienople Church of the Nazarene. Interment was in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Township.

Shirley J. Stranko

Shirley J. Stranko, 78, of Brighton Township, went to the Lord on Sunday, January 15 at Heritage Valley Beaver after a brief illness. She left this earth with her loving Sons by her side.

Shirley was born in Pittsburgh on January 21, 1933, the first of three daughters of the late William and Irene Straus Stuckert. She was forever a Pittsburgh girl. Shirley graduated from South High School in 1951, voted the most sophisticated of her class and noted for always laughing and getting into trouble. She was a champion skater and fell in love with her Bill while they waltzed together across a rink. They married in 1954 at St. Veronica's in Ambridge and remained faithfully together for 58 years.

After raising her three sons, Shirley enrolled in Beaver County Community College, where she earned a RN degree with honors. She had a fulfilling and accomplished career as a Nurse and Nursing Supervisor at the Medical Center (Heritage Valley) in Beaver. After her retirement, Shirley was a volunteer at the Hospital and at the Beaver Library and she spent time with her growing family. Shirley was a proud, loving and loved wife, mother and grandmother. She was also proud to be a Nurse and to give care, support and guidance to patients and colleagues at the Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband, William, of Brighton Township, son William Stranko and Karen Welden of Castle Rock, CO, son Timothy and Carrie Stranko of Morgantown, WV, and daughter-in-law Nadine Waslosky of Albuquerque, NM. Her grandchildren, the pride and joy of her life, include Adelia and Darby Stranko of Albuquerque, NM and Benjamin and William Stranko of Morgantown, WV. She is also survived by countless patients and colleagues she cared for and loved throughout her nursing career. In addition to her parents, Shirley joins in heaven her beloved son Charles and her sisters Judy Stuckert Schmude and Ruth Stuckert Patrick.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street in Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 11 AM in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Beaver with Father Robert Miller officiating. Entombment was in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum.

Rita Florence Bauer Berkman

Rita Florence Bauer Berkman, 94, formerly of Beaver, passed away Friday, January 27, in West Chester, PA. She was born in Elizabeth, PA, on October 27, 1917, and grew up in McKeesport, PA. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Bauer, who had eleven children, all of whom survived into their senior years.

Rita trained as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and later married Dr. Eugene F. Berkman, an orthopedic surgeon. They resided in Beaver, where Dr. Berkman had his practice.

Rita is survived by her sons, Frederick, Philip, Donald, and Carl, as well as eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her sisters, Carol O'Connell, Jean Conn, and Elaine Jackson.

The viewing for Rita was held Sunday, 6 to 8 PM, and Monday, 9 to 9:45 AM at the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 3rd St., Beaver. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, at 10 AM, at Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Beaver by Father Robert Miller. Interment was in Sylvania Hills, Rochester, PA.

Josephine P. Brooks

Josephine P. Brooks, 78, of Beaver and formerly of Midland Heights, passed away Saturday January 28 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born March 18, 1933 in Industry and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Cecilia Merdian LeFebvre. Josephine was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver.

She is survived by 4 sons, John W. Brooks Jr., Midland, Michael L. (Pamela J.) Brooks, Ohioville, Stephen P. (Anna M.) Brooks, Midland and Kenneth Patrick (Wendy) Brooks, Baden, 2 daughters, Launa M. Wetzel, Erie and Rebecca L. (Mark) White, Beaver, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a brother William LeFebvre, South Beaver Township and a sister Betty (Bill) Griffith, Vanport.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a Blessing Service was conducted Wednesday at 11 AM by Father Robert Miller. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Margaret Eleanor Sanner Manning

Margaret Eleanor Sanner Manning, 87, of Beaver, passed away Monday February 13 in her home following a brief illness, surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Benjamin F. Manning, Jr. and her parents, Alex and Margaret Eleanor Broderick Sanner.

She is survived by 2 children, Mark Manning, Nashville, TN and Susan Manning Bell, Ridgeway, TN, 5 grandchildren, Alex Manning, Sarah Manning Bishop, Kathleen Manning Love, Andrew Bell, and Ashley Bell, 3 great-grandchildren, Jacob Bishop, Erin Love and Faye Manning. Mrs. Manning had worked at Hamilton Awning and Westinghouse in Beaver.

Linda Jean Crawford

Linda Jean Crawford, 56, of Brighton Township, lately of Blair Personal Care Home, Beaver Falls, went to be with her Lord and Savior, unexpectedly Tuesday March 20 in Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh.

She was born November 16, 1955 in Uniontown and was the daughter of the late George and Jean Kelly Crawford.Linda was a retired client and employee, of 30 years, with Beaver County Rehabilitation Center. She was a graduate of New Horizon School, Brighton Township and had participated in Special Olympics.

Linda is survived by her brother Kevin and his wife Debbie Crawford, Brighton Township, 2 nephews, Jason and Austin, 2 great-nephews, Nolan and Addison and numerous cousins.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Friday at 11 AM by Reverend Kenneth Manypenny of the Mayfield Bible Baptist Church, Beaver Falls. Private interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

Neil Ritter

Neil Ritter, 76, of Darlington, passed away Friday March 23. He was born February 10, 1936 in Rahway, NJ and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna O'Donnel Ritter.

Neil had played professional baseball, was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 earning a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, was retired from Nova Chemical Corporation, Potter Township and was a breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers. He had been a Professional Dog Handler for over 30 years, was a member of the Beaver County Kennel Club, the Columbiana County Kennel Club, the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association and German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America. An avid hunter, he was on safari in Africa multiple times.

Neil is survived by his wife, Louise Ritter, 2 sons, Neil and wife Mary, Millerton, PA, Kenneth and wife Teresa, Montgomery, TX, a daughter Kelly and husband Joseph Moffet, Independence, KY, 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, a great-grandson, a brother Joseph and wife Barbara, New Vernon, NJ, father-in-law, Daniel and wife Marge Coennen, ex wife, Ann Ritter, her son, Brian and wife Stacy, Antiok, IL, 4 grandsons and a granddaughter.

Friends were received in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver Monday 1 to 3 and 5 until service time at 6:00. Father Robert Miller of SS Peter and Paul Catholic of Beaver officiated. The family suggests contributions be made to Take The Lead Foundation, PO Box 6353, Watertown, NY 13601 or the American Cancer Society in memory of Neil.

John (Jack) C. Randall

John (Jack) C. Randall, 79, of Fallston, passed away Monday March 26. He was born April 8, 1932 in Coroapolis and was the son of the late Robert Tribby and Ruth Virden Randall.

Jack was a Navy veteran serving in the Korean War aboard the USS Wren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert and a grandson, Jonathan.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Pruszenski, his daughters and their spouses, Susan and Bret Alexander, Brownsburg, IN, Lynn and Nate Dorsey, Grove City, a son, James Randall, Moses Lake, WA and daughters, Linda Randall, Mechanicsburg and Nancy Randall, Naples, FL. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

There was no public visitation and a private interment took place in Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Pa.

Stanley Donald Boden

Stanley Donald Boden, 81, of Pamlico River Drive, Washington, NC passed away Saturday March 31 in his home. He was born June 22, 1930 in Beaver Falls and was the son of the late Stanley and Katherine Perkovich Boden.

Stan was a Beaver High School graduate, served his country in the Navy with the Sea Bees, worked as a construction electrician with the IBEW Local 712, was a member of the BPOE, Rochester, the American Legion, VFW and Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. He was a former volunteer fireman in Center Township and had been the Fire Chief and later Fire Marshall there. Stan moved to Washington in 1999, and in 2002 founded the Broad Creek EMS and served as its President.

He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years, Claire Sallade Boden, his sons, Robert ‘Bobby (Denise) Boden, Paris, KY, Scott Boden, Beaver, daughters, Deborah (Richard) Pentz, Beaver, Sandy (Ted) Johnson, Hookstown, Lynn (Paul) Turnbull, Beaver Falls, Susan (Scott) Zeimetz, Carolina Shores, NC and Shari (Eric) LeGoullon, Morganton, NC, a sister, Janet Bodnar, Gastonia, NC, 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Boden.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a Blessing Service was conducted Friday at 11 AM by Father Robert Miller of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Alvin Reber “Bud” Sinclair

Alvin Reber “Bud” Sinclair, 92, of Brighton Township, passed away Friday April 13 in Largo, FL.

He was born October 11, 1919 in Canton, OH and was the son of the late Harold and Grace Lewis. He had been a resident of Brighton Township for the past 57 years, was a retired employee of Arco Polymers/Polysar, Potter Township, a member of the Beaver Assembly of God Church, Brighton Township, the F&AM and was an Army veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Lou Sinclair, a son, Craig Allen Sinclair and a granddaughter, Stephanie.

He is survived by 3 sons, Scott Douglas, Dennis Lee and Gregory Dean, 7 grandchildren, Ann, Catherine, Grace, Brian, Kevin, Philip and Ashley, and a brother John Sinclair.

Friends were received Wednesday 7 to 9 and Thursday 10 until service time at 11 AM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend Philip Sinclair, his grandson, officiated. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Audrey Joy McBride

Audrey Joy McBride, 81, formerly of Dale City, VA went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2012, at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA, after a long illness. She was born on January 28, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Clarence and Paula Gerlach) Adler.

Audrey had worked at Wisconsin Bell continued on to the Bell of Pennsylvania, and later hired on with Contel, GTE and finally retired at Verizon in Virginia.

Survivors include her loving husband, of 57 years, Gregg Jr., 3 children, sons, Gregg III (Beth), Paul (Terrie), and daughter Lisa; 4 Grandchildren,Christina, Andrew, Courtney, and Gregg IV, sister, Arlene (Richard) Harris and numerous nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her two brothers Ralph and James Adler.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank Elaine Siegrist and everyone at the Masonic Village (Health Care Center) in Elizabethtown for all the wonderful care she received for the past 10 years.

Friends were received Friday 7 to 9 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009, where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 10 AM by Reverend Frank A. Kantz. Entombment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Ruth Madeline Chieruzzi

Ruth Madeline Chieruzzi, 83, of Brighton Township, passed away Saturday April 14 in Elderberry Court, Ambridge. She was born March 28, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Marie Lehman-Vogel. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Maria Chieruzzi, CA, 2 grandchildren, Rylan and Kalyn and a brother John Vogel, Beaver.

Friends were received Friday 1 until service time at 2 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Father Robert Miller of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Beaver officiated. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, CA.

Albert J. Vensel

Albert J. Vensel, 77, of Vanport, passed away unexpectedly Monday May 7 in Sewickley Hospital. He was born August 28, 1934 in Rochester, PA. Albert had been a resident of Vanport for the past 20 years and was a laborer for Union Local #833 New Brighton.

Surviving him are his wife, Anne J. Novac Vensel, 4 sons, Edgar E. Blewitt, Pittsburgh, Michael J. Blewitt, NC, Francis J. Blewitt, Chester, WV and Chad A. Blewitt, East Liverpool, OH. Numerous grandchildren also survive.

Friends were received Wednesday 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a private funeral service was conducted Thursday by Reverend Mark Boyd of the Park Presbyterian Church of Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

David DiBenedetto

David DiBenedetto, 61 of Ohioville Boro, passed away Sunday May 20 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, South Beaver Township. He was born December 16, 1950 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Albert and Gilda Gelormini DiBenedetto.

David had lived in Ohioville for the last 17 years, was a retired Project Manager for several companies, including Michael Baker Corporation and Pederson and Pederson, was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver and was a veteran of the Coast Guard. He was a devoted and loving father and enjoyed his time coaching baseball for Brighton Township.

David is survived by his wife Carol Ann Pickens DiBenedetto, 2 sons, Nicholas A. and Anthony D. DiBenedetto, at home, and a sister and her husband, Marta and Jack Hawkins, Richmond Hill, GA.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Thursday at 10 AM in SS Peter and Paul Church by Father Robert Miller. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

James W. Lary

James W. Lary, 95, of Brighton Township, passed away Wednesday May 23 in Heritage Valley Beaver. He was born November 28, 1916 in Grove City and was the son of the late Oran Wilson and Florence Fike Lary.

Jim had been a longtime resident of Brighton Township, was a retired Supervisor for Crucible Steel, Midland and then ran the Mackall Tree Farm in Ohio. He was an active member of the Beaver United Methodist Church, where he had held various offices over the years and had been a sponsor of the Youth Group for several years, was active in Canoe Trails with the Scouts, the Brighton Township Water Authority, the Lions Club, and was a Grove City College graduate. Jim was an Army veteran serving in Alaska during WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Mackall Lary.

Surviving him are his sons, Jerry and Jim Lary, both of Beaver Falls, and a very good friend, Mary S. Haskin.

There was no public visitation and a public funeral service was conducted Saturday at 1 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, by his pastor Reverend Cathy Newport-Poff. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

Jeanne Mae Gibson

Jeanne Mae Gibson, 89, of Beaver went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 27 in the Emergency Room of Heritage Valley Beaver with her family by her side.

Jeanne devoted her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed life to the fullest and she brought joy to everyone through her infectious laugh. In addition to the love of her family, she had a passion for sports and traveling. She was born January 18, 1923 in Wurtemburg and was the daughter of the late Clark and Emma Evans Eakin. She had resided in Beaver the past 6 years coming from Ohioville and was Presbyterian by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Olen Clark Gibson in 1993 and her special Aunt Velma Shepel.

She is survived by her beloved son and his wife, Gary and Mary Anne Gibson, New Sewickley, and best friend, her beloved daughter Susie (Susan), and her husband Dean Davis, Beaver, her two precious grandchildren, Garrick Gibson and Haley Davis, her very special brother William C. Eakin and his wife Thelma, Evans, GA and her special cousins, Donald and Kitty Haswell, Beaver.

Family and friends were received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and Thursday from 9 until service time at 10 in Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Pastor Mike Anastas of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian church officiated. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery, Ohioville.

William C. (Bill) Anderson, Sr.

William C. (Bill) Anderson, Sr., 89, of 680 Canal Street, Beaver, a lifelong resident of Bridgewater, passed away Monday June 4 in his home. He was born November 16, 1922 in Bridgewater and was the son of the late Lesley and Emma Tuckey Anderson.

Bill retired after many years as a sheet metal worker for Beaver Valley Sheet Metal, was an active member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, a retired member of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Beaver County Relief Association, a life member of the Tidioute, PA VFW, and was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his camp in Tionesta. He had served in the Army during WWII from 1942 to 1946 as a tank commander in the Philippines.

Bill is survived by his wife of 69 years, Margie L. Anderson, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, William C. (Louise) Anderson, Jr, Kent OH and David Marc (Toni) Anderson, Beaver, a brother Paul T. (Ruth) Anderson, Beaver Falls, a brother-in-law, Wesley (Carol) Winkle, Beaver Falls, 6 grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Belling, Keego Harbor, Michigan, Wendy (Mark) Johnson, Rootstown, OH, Michael (Crissy) Anderson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Corey (Monica) Anderson, Pittsburgh, Alex Anderson, Latrobe and Lacey Anderson, Beaver, 5 great-grandchildren, , Ryan and Cassie Anderson, Jenning Belling, Lonna and Eden Anderson and his beloved pet Murphy.

Friends were Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a service was conducted Friday at 11 AM in the Bridgewater United Methodist Church by his pastor Reverend Harriett Hutton.

Dorothy M. Brooks

Dorothy M. Brooks, 72, of Division Lane, Vanport passed away Tuesday June 5 in her home following a brief battle with breast cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 7, 1939 in Brighton Township and was the daughter of the late Harold and Eva Flesher Bryner.

Dorothy had been a resident of Vanport since 1969, was on the Vanport Planning Commission, the Unemployment Committee of Beaver County and was a Lobbyist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Samuel Bevington, Jr and Paul S. Brooks, a son, Steven Park Brooks, a grandson, Park William Brooks and a great-grandson, Zaiden Railing.

She is survived by 5 sons, Dennis (Sue) Bevington, Dave Bevington, Steve Brooks, Bill (Diane) Brooks and Patrick Brooks, 5 daughters, Robin Russo, Paula (Mike) Cribbs, Belinda Brooks, Michelle (Gary) Boggs and Bonnie Brooks, 28 grandchildren, Jacob, Sam and Ben Bevington, Kelly (Donald) Stanyard, Amy Winters, Lorraine and R.J. Bevington, Alexandra, Stephanie and Jordan Brooks, Eric (Carrie) Brooks, Joshua Britt, Trish (Jessie) McNear, Christina and Daniel Railing, Jesse and Angela Fignar, Larissa, Breanna, Alaina and Sabrina Boggs, Caleb (Trishalee) Boggs and Maggie and Marvene Cribbs, 15 great-grandchildren, a brother Bill (Mary) Bryner, 4 sisters, Grace Hart, Diana (Bob) Williams, Betty DeVaux and Velma (Jim) Krebbs.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a service was conducted Friday at 1 PM by Reverend Todd Onink of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Evelyn Mary Colombo

Evelyn Mary Colombo, 89, of Beaver, passed away Saturday June 9 in Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born August 23, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was the daughter of the late Walter Herbert and Eunice Mary Murrell Bowker.

She was a resident of Beaver County since 1946. Her husband, Peter Joseph Colombo preceded her in death on May 5, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her step-mother, Ella Cook Bowker and two half-brothers, Herbert and Williard Henning.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph M. (Mick) Colombo and wife Toni, Orange, CA, Thomas Jay Colombo, Las Vegas, NV, Gary Walter Colombo and wife Cheryl, Ellwood City, PA, one daughter, Karen Lynn (Colombo) Daneri and husband Dan, Lemon Grove, CA, two granddaughters, Tracey Le Curtis and husband Jason, Orange, CA, Kelli Lynn Colombo, Orange, CA, two grandsons, Dustin Anthony and Aidan Thomas Daneri, Lemon Grove, CA, and a 3 year old great-granddaughter, Tiffany Jo Curtis, Orange, CA. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, including a niece, Bobbie Marie (Hammers) Glowney and husband Jim, Mesa, AZ. Evelyn was a lifetime member of Navy Mothers Clubs of PA, a member of International Women's Bowling Congress of PA and an active member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Beaver, PA.

Friends were received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday at 10 AM in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beaver by Father William J. Schwartz. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Elizabeth V. Mayfield

Elizabeth V. Mayfield, 82, of Riverside Drive, Bridgewater, formerly of Monaca, passed away Tuesday June 12 in Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born April 3, 1930 in McKees Rocks and was the daughter of the late Manus and Elizabeth Rowe O’Keefe.

Elizabeth was a retired clerk for Penn Supermarket in Monaca, was Christian by faith and was a former secretary for the Beaver County Housing Authority.

She is survived by 3 sons, Mark (Pamela Martin) Mayfield, San Francisco, CA, Joseph Mayfield, Mingo Junction, OH and Stephen (Nettie Kidd) Mayfield, Danville, CA, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters Mildred Cavender and Patricia Wilder.

Friends were received Sunday from 1 until service time at 3 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, Reverend Harriet Hutton of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church officiated.

Clarence 'Pete' B. Glasure

Clarence 'Pete' B. Glasure, 64, of Ohoville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday June 19.

He was born May 6, 1948 in East Liverpool, OH and was the son of the late James and Elnora Copestick Glasure. Pete was also preceded in death by a brother James Glasure. He had been a resident of Ohioville for the past 32 years, was a former employee of Crucible Steel and later worked for and retired from Phoenix Glass and was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam.

Pete is survived by his wife LaDawn Renee Halfhill Glasure, a daughter Cheryl (Eric) Bostwick, Ohioville, 3 granddaughters, Shelby, Morgan and Carly, 2 brothers, Arthur 'Rusty' (Loretta) Glasure, Calcutta, OH and Dwayne 'Bud' Glasure, East Liverpool, OH.

Friends were received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 until service time at 7:45 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend Norman Eckert officiated.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Wilson

Anthony ‘Tony’ Wilson, 47, of New Brighton, passed away Thursday July 12 surrounded by his friends and family.

He was born August 3, 1964 in Ft. Carson, CO and was the son of John Wilson and Gladys Montes Smith and step-father Theodore Smith. Tony had been a former independent truck driver and was a member of the Bridgeway Church in Ambridge.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Tyhonas Mabin Wilson, a step-son, Christopher, 5 step-daughters, Crystal, April, Harlene, Janet and Kathleen, 23 grandchildren, a brother James Jeffrey (Debbie) Wilson, a grandmother, Providencia Montes, a niece Marah Wilson and several other nieces and nephews and his best friend, Charles Adams. He was preceded in death by a brother John Wilson, Jr.

Friends were received Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 until service time at 7:30 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His pastor Reverend Mike Santisteven officiated.

Daniel G. Rowe

Daniel G. Rowe, 74, of Industry, passed away Thursday July 19 in his home with his family at his side following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born June 25, 1938 in Brackenridge, PA and was the son of the late Glenn and Effie Stickley Rowe.

Dan had been a resident of Industry for 50 years and was a retired Industrial Arts teacher with 33 years service in the Western Beaver School District. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Beaver, where he was an Elder, a Sunday School Teacher and former Superintendent, had led the Youth Group, was the Chairman of the Board and Choir member, involved in the Farmers Market, was a former 4H leader and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife Nancy E. Ewing Rowe, with whom he would have celebrated his 50th Anniversary next month, a son Andy Rowe, Industry, a daughter, Tara (Bill) Price, Brecksville, OH, 2 grandchildren, Mia and Noah, and 2 sisters, Betty Hazlett, Natrona Heights and Sally (Bill) North, North Apollo.

Friends were received Sunday 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Monday at 11 AM by Dr. Bruce Shields, a lifelong family friend. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Wayne Eugene ‘Uncle Wayne’ Dobson

Wayne Eugene ‘Uncle Wayne’ Dobson, 63, of Rochester, formerly of New Brighton, passed away Wednesday August 1 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born January 9, 1949 in Rochester, was a welder and fabricator at J&L Steel, Aliquippa and later worked for and retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. Wayne had been a member of the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rochester Elks and was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam and Germany.

Surviving him are his wife of 35 years, Michele J. Defelice Dobson, a son James W. Dobson, Rochester, a daughter and husband, Annmarie and Presley Kelleher, Ohio Township, 4 grandchildren, James and Joseph Dobson and Kayleigh and Karalyn Kelleher, a brother and wife, Timothy and Fern Dobson, New Brighton, a sister and husband, Donna and Russell Parrish, Chippewa Township, his mother-in-law, Emogene Defelice, and a special friend, William Shaner, FL. He was preceded in death by a special nephew, Donald Dobson, a niece, Donna Harden and his father-in-law, Joseph Defelice.

A Celebration of Life was held Sunday at 2 PM in the Rochester VFW. The Beaver County Special Unit provided full military honors for Wayne.

Robert G. Balint

Robert G. Balint, 79, of Second Street, Beaver, passed away Friday August 10 in Heritage Valley Beaver. He was born July 5, 1933 in Midland and was the son of the late Michael and Irene Varkonda Balint Novak.

Robert was the owner of the former Balint's Men's Wear in Beaver, was a retired salesman for McElwain Inc., Ellwood City, a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Beaver, Past President and member of the Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce, and the former Lower Beaver Valley Kiwanis Club, member of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, Voluntary Chairman for the American Red Cross, Beaver Planning Commission and a member of the F&AM Lodge #495.

Surviving him are his wife of 58 years, Bette Craft Balint, a son and his wife William (Debra) Balint, Newton, Mass., a daughter Jane Balint, Oakdale, PA, a grandson, Joseph Melville, Quincy, Mass., 3 sisters, Patricia and her husband Jack Balser, Lenore Miller and Carol Lancos, all of Midland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his stepfather, John Novak, a brother, John Balint and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Chapman and Joanne Balint.

Friends were received Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver and met at the Trinity Episcopal Church for a funeral service Tuesday at 11 AM. Reverend Scott Homer officiated. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery

David Allen Stone

David Allen Stone, 42, of Pulaski passed away unexpectedly Monday August 13 in his home. He was born October 8, 1969 in Rochester and was the son of Bertha P. Grossman Stone and the late Charles T. Stone. He had been a resident of Pulaski since 1976 and formerly lived in Vanport. David was employed by Mailing Services of Pittsburgh in Cranberry.

Surviving him in addition to his mother are 3 brothers, Charles Thomas Stone, Jr., New Brighton, Edward Paul Stone, Evans City and Jeffrey S. Stone, Oklahoma City, OK, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 11 AM by Reverend Thomas Lemmon of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of New Brighton.

Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Industry.

Zola Mae Chysh

Zola Mae Chysh, 87, of East Palestine, OH, formerly of Vanport, passed away Tuesday August 28 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, South Beaver Township.

She was born March 1, 1925 in Springfield, L and was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Jessie May Garner Rubley. Zola was a former proof reader for the Beaver County Times and a member of the Vanport Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Chysh, a son M. David Chysh and a son-in-law, Wesley Werner.

Surviving her are a daughter, Roberta Jo 'Bobbi' Werner, East Palestine, OH, 4 grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Hric, Amy (Dan) Sims, Michaelann (Aaron) Oates and William Werner.

Friends were received Friday from 1 until service time at 5 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Her pastor Reverend David Byers officiated and burial was in Beaver Cemetery.

Oscar E. Everett

Oscar E. Everett went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to be with his wife Norma on what would have been their 65th anniversary Thursday August 30. He was born in Evansville, IN and was the son of the late John Henry and Dorothy Trout Everett. Oscar had been a resident of Vanport since 1959 and was formerly of Coraopolis. He had worked for the Montour Railroad and then as an Industrial Engineer for LTV, Aliquippa from where he retired.

He was a member of the Chippewa Church of God, the Beaver Falls American Legion, Midland Sportsman's Club, was an avid hunter, fisherman and canoeist and loved his camp at Tionesta, and served in the Navy during WWII including the South Pacific, Okinawa, Oahu and Tinia. Oscar was a great father and father figure for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to make people smile, especially the waitress' at Eat n' Park and the employees of Giant Eagle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Norma Elizabeth Harbaugh Everett in 1996, a brother Charles Everett, 2 sisters, Imogene Everett and Margie Saviene, a grandson Ryan O'Shea and son-in-law Patrick O'Shea. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carolyn (William) Campbell, Rochester and Marilyn Everett, Rochester, 3 grandchildren, Patrick O'Shea, Kelly Parrish and Tamara Young, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother, Alvin Everett and 2 sisters, Darlene Brown and Genevieve Schmitzer.

Friends were received Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and Monday 10 until service time at 11 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His pastor Reverend J. C. Little officiated. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Shirley R. Cochran

Shirley R. Cochran, 72, of Potter Township, passed away Tuesday September 11 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 17, 1940 in East Liverpool, OH and was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Hester Scott Reed.

Shirley had been a resident of Potter for 52 years and formerly lived in Ohioville. She was a member of the North Branch Church, Center Township, the North Branch Bowling League, was a former Deacon of the Church and was very strong in her faith.

She is survived by her husband Michael L 'Mickey' Cochran, a son Michael L. Cochran, Vanport, 2 daughters, Michelle (Paul) Kampfer, Ohioville, and Cathy (Russell) Wise, Hopewell, 5 grandchildren, Zachariah (Alicia), Christopher (Victoria), and Benjamin Kampfer and Tiffany and Matthew Wise, 3 great-grandchildren, Myiah, Grace and Della Kampfer, 2 brothers, Robert (Sue) Reed, Calcutta, OH, Roy Reed, Ohioville, 1 sister, Hester (Vernon) Beaver, Potter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Judith Beaver.

Friends were received in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver Friday 9:30 AM until service time at 1:30 PM. Her pastor Reverend Andrew Beery officiated. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.



Twila Mae Holben

Twila Mae Holben, 77, a lifelong resident of Bridgewater, passed away Friday September 14 in Providence Health Care, Beaver Falls.

She was born October 23, 1934 in Bridgewater and was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Eleanor A. Lowe Kelly. She was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Twila was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Holben, 4 brothers, Edward Kelly, Allen Kelly, John Kelly and George Kelly and a sister Mary Hartman.

She is survived by 2 sons, Dennis and Kathryn Pittser, Bridgewater and Donald and Kathleen Pittser, Brighton Township, grandchildren, Dannielle Pittser and Jeff Shaeffer, Dennis and Melinda Pittser, Erica and Fred Paul, Jocelyn and J.P. McCarty, Jennifer Pittser, Jason and Josee Pittser, and Kayla Pittser, great-grandchildren, Austin, Riley, Haylee, Madelyn, Lily, James and Benjamin, Cecelia and Jacob, and a sister, Eleanor Reynolds, Fallston.

Friends were received Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a service was conducted Tuesday at 11 AM by her pastor Reverend Henrietta Hutton. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry.

James Herbert Bumiller

James Herbert Bumiller, 80, of Vanport Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday October 5 at his home. He was born September 2, 1932 in Rochester and was the son of the late Herbert and Martha Reed Bumiller.

A lifelong resident of Vanport, Jim had worked for Beaver Cemetery, the Beaver County Times as a typesetter, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and then worked for and retired from the Beaver County Department of Public Works as a foreman after 30 years of service. He was a lifelong Democrat, loved chatting with friends, finding a good bargain at the grocery store, and playing the daily lottery number and hoping for a winner. Jim enjoyed listening to sports call-in programs on the radio and listening to the Pirates baseball games. He was a very caring person and always had other’s health and well being as a concern. His pride and joy was his special niece, Danielle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Nettie Calhoon Reed, his uncle, Robert Reed, his great uncles and great aunts, Fred and Dorothy Calhoon and Ernest and Lucille Calhoon. He is survived by a brother, Ronald Bumiller, Vanport, a sister, Janis Bumiller Adamovich, Vanport, a special niece Danielle and her husband Justin Schlueter, MO, several cousins, the Hummel family, Calhoon family, John and Nancy Stelich and many special friends. Jim will forever be remembered and cherished by his sister, brother and niece as ‘our best friend’.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Thursday at 1 PM by Reverend David D. Byers of the Vanport Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.









Francis William Planinac

Francis William Planinac, 82, of Brighton Township, passed away Wednesday October 24 in Providence Health Care in Beaver Falls. He was born September 2, 1930 in North Braddock and was the son of the late Anton and Katherine Mikeic Planinac.

Francis was raised in North Braddock, but had lived in Brighton Township since 1972. He was a retired aircraft mechanic for Eastern Air Lines, Catholic by faith, a member and former President of the International Association of Machinists Local #1044 and an Air Force Veteran serving in Korea.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol A. Carlton Planinac, a son, Michael Planinac, Cleveland, OH, a daughter, Michelle Goodwin, Knoxville, TN and a grandson, Dylan Goodwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother.

A private memorial service was conducted in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver by Father Robert Miller of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

 

John C. Frankenstein

John C. Frankenstein, 60, East Palestine formerly of Beaver, passed away Sunday November 4 in Salem Hospital, Salem, OH. He was born May 16, 1952 in Rochester and was the son of the late Eugene Carl and Eunice Balser Frankenstein. John had lived in East Palestine for 4 years and was formerly of Beaver. He retired from Eaton-Cuttler Hammer, Vanport and was a member and Deacon of the First Christian Church of Beaver.

He is survived by his wife, Susan K. Gearhart Frankenstein, a son, Michael, Rochester, 2 daughters, Carrie and Bonnie Frankenstein, Rochester, a grandson, Austin, a brother, James E. (Carmen L.) Frankenstein, Moon Township and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Memorial service was celebrated Saturday at 11 AM in the First Christian Church, Otter Lane and Iroquois Place, Beaver by Reverend Scott Montgomery. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery

 

C. Irene Leary

C. Irene Leary, 86, a life long resident of Beaver, passed away Sunday November 25 in Elmcroft Nursing Facility in Chippewa Township. She was born January 7, 1926 in Beaver and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Grace Chippardy Romigh.

Irene retired after 30 years from the former Beglin Ford in Bridgewater, was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver and was a member and former officer of the Marion Guild of the Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald J. Leary on January 17, 1997 and a brother Lee Romigh.

Irene is survived by 4 sons, Gerald J. (Susan) Leary II, Whispering Pines, NC, Patrick M. (Linda) Leary, Sharon, PA, David F. (Robin) Leary, Beaver and Michael S. (Julie) Leary, Columbus, OH, a daughter, Katherine (Mark) Malone, Sciotoville, OH, grandchildren, Jill and Lt. Alex Leary, Patrick (Christie) Leary, Megan Leary, Evan (Jen) Leary, Matthew (Melissa) Leary, Sean, Kevin and Kate Leary, Elizabeth (Jeremie) Rupnik, Amanda Swiontek, Brenna (Danny) Sweeney, and Shelby (Todd) Gilliland, great grandchildren, Aidan, Maddie, Avery Leary, Paige and Abby Tatta, Finnegan Leary, Elena and Jeremie Rupnik, Killian Swiontek, Devyn and Alexis Gilliland and Eva and Aubrey Sweeney.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at 11 AM in SS Peter and Paul Church, Beaver by Father Robert Miller. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

 

Larry E. Yard

Larry E. Yard, 71, of Brighton Township, passed away Wednesday November 28 in Heritage Valley Beaver.

He was born March 7, 1941 in New Brighton and was the son of the late Melvin and Rose Wankowicz Yard. Larry retired as Project Manager after 35 years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation Vanport. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beaver, the Fort McIntosh of Beaver and the Lions Club. Larry enjoyed woodworking in his shop.

Surviving him are his wife Karen S. Forrester Yard, a son and wife, Michael and Lori Yard, Mountain Top, PA, a daughter and husband, Beth Ann and Jon Hogue, Patterson Township, 4 grandchildren, Daniel, Colette and Benjamin Yard and Delaney Hogue, a sister and husband, Joanne and Jim Moran, River Ridge, Louisiana, a sister-in-law, Sandy Reed, a brother-in-law, Jim Forrester and several aunts, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Toni Jo Carosa.

Friends were received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 10 AM in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Third Street, Beaver by Reverend Frank Kantz. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rocheste

 

Mary Louise Glaser

Mary Louise Glaser, 92, formerly a life long resident of Brighton Township, until her move to Bentley House, Hermitage 4 years ago, passed away Monday December 10 in Bentley House.

Mary was born October 15, 1920 in Beaver and was the daughter of the late Charles and Twila Grovecoss Grove. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Rudolph Glaser in 1987, a son Charles Edward Glaser and a brother Austin Grove.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred Robert and Marlee Glaser, W. Middlesex, 5 grandchildren, Scott Glaser, Heidi (Troy) Allen, Tinna (Fred) McKinney, Timothy Glaser and Robert Glaser, a number of great-grandchildren including, Jordyn, Aaron and Darby Allen and Lee Bochert.

Friends were received Thursday 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Friday at 1 PM. Entombment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

 

Eugene D. 'Hoppy' Hall

Eugene D. 'Hoppy' Hall, 71, of 680 Canal Street, Beaver passed away Sunday December 9 in his home. He was born September 9, 1941 in Rochester and was the son of the late Eugene and Ruth Farmer Hall.

Hoppy had formerly worked as a heavy machine operator for the E. Vild Construction Company, had been decreed the Official Goodwill Ambassador of Beaver and was an example and inspiration to everyone who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special uncle and aunt, Woody and Dorothy Weaver.

Surviving him are 4 cousins, Kathy Perri, Len Weaver, Karen Schwarz and Howard Finegan.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Friday at 11 AM by Reverend Jeffrey Arnold of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

 

Robert G. Henry

Robert G. Henry, 68, of Beaver, passed away Saturday December 15 in Heritage Valley Beaver.

He was born July 8, 1944 in New Brighton and was the son of the late Clarence Gail and Louise Graham Henry. Robert was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Vanport, and had enjoyed his trips to Niagara Falls.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Paula M. Stief Henry, a number of cousins, including Sally Harper and her son Stephen, a brother-in-law, Russell (Cindy) Stief, and Russell's children Jennifer (Daniel) West and Julie (Bruce) Anderson and Julie and Bruce's son Austin.

Friends were received Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Tuesday at 11 AM. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

 

Eugene J. Perrone

Eugene J. Perrone died peacefully on December 18, 2012. He was born April 25, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Joseph and Margaret (Betty) Perrone.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Tricia, one daughter, Kelly (Chris) Noyes, granddaughter, Morgan of Moon Twp., a sister, Priscilla (George) Bardakos of Shaler, cousins, Dolores (Joe) and Cayman Kelly of Gibsonia, niece, Maria Bardakos; nephews, Christopher (Karin) Bardakos and Joseph Bardakos. Also survived by great nephews Nolan and Byron Bardakos and great niece Ava Bardakos.

Gino had a very long and distinguished career as a hairdresser. After graduating from North Allegheny High School, he went on to attend Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. He then became an apprentice at Hornes, in Pittsburgh. Gino also spent many years working in the salon of his lifelong friend Paul Beining. Upon retirement, his later years were spent in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his wife and Jack Russell Terriers.

Friends and family were received at Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, PA on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 AM December 22, 2012 in SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 200 Third Street, Beaver, PA.

 

Thomas E. Clark

Thomas E. Clark, 75, of Brighton Township, formerly of Beaver, passed away Monday December 17 in his daughter Linda's home after a 2 year illness.

He was born September 27, 1937 in Rochester and was the son of the late Ernest A. and Edith Mae Roth Clark. Tom was a retired draftsman and inspector with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Vanport, a member of the Beaver Assembly of God Church in Brighton Township, the St. James Lodge of the F&AM, the Corvettes of PA and a former member of the Brighton Township Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed going to his cabin in Marionville and riding the quads with his Jack Russell dogs in the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife Rose A. Pavlinich Clark, daughters, Susanmarie (David R. Smith) Clark, Chandler, AZ and Linda (Leroy) Ammon, Industry, grandchildren Shane Smith, Rachel Ammon and Ryan (Stephanie) Ammon, great-grandchildren, Ava, Draven and Briar, and a sister Karen (Dan) Harty, Hatteras Village, NC.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted by his pastor Reverend Thomas Plunkett. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.


 

Joseph Jusczak

Joseph Jusczak, 97, of Rochester passed away Wednesday December 19 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

He was March 7, 1915 in Scott Township and was the son of the late Stanly and Mary Juszczak. He retired after 43 years as a foreman and die setter with Wyckoff Steel, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rochester, and a former member of the SPEBSQSA and the Rochester Township Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife Ann Pawloski Jusczak, a son, Theodore (Debra L.) Jusczak Sr., a daughter, Virginia Frances Spann, grandchildren, Theodore Jusczak Jr and Deanna Marie Jusczak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Stanley and Walter.

 

 

Carol Grace Halvin

Carol Grace Halvin, 67, a life long resident of Vanport, passed away Thursday December 27.

She was born October 16, 1945 in Vanport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence Cope Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Halvin, Sr.,2 sisters, Doris Hoskinson and Janet Rummell, and a brother Charles T. Stone.

Surviving are her son Robert (Jane) Halvin Jr., Industry, daughter Melissa (Chuck) Haney, Industry, 2 brothers, Robert (Linda) Stone and James (Susan) Stone, and 6 sisters, Norma (Nick) Christodoulou, Florence Dentler, Peggy Hoskinson, Sandra (Roger) Miller, Sally (Stan) Antkiewicz, Jacqueline (Robert) Nicol and a sister-inlaw, Polly Stone.

Friends were received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 1 PM. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

 

Blanche M. Akin

Blanche M. Akin, 83, of Brighton Township, passed away Wednesday December 26 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in South Beaver Township.

She was born January 3, 1929 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret Bisencamp Bixler. Blanche was a member of the Monaca United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marion C. Akin on December 9, 1996.

Surviving are her son, Bernie Akin, Brighton Township, daughters, Matian Udon, Industry, Janice (Randy) Wolf, Leetonia, OH, Bernice (Mike) Ruffner, Industry and Tina (Tom) Usselman, Brighton Township, grandchildren,Paul Udon, Jr., Holly Ratkovich, Tiffany Inman, Michael Ruffner and Adam Cujas, great-grandchildren, Paul William Udon, Gabriella, Eva and Cody Ratkovich, Madilyn Inman and Rosci Cujas, a brother, Ralph Bixler, sisters, Margaret Coles and Dorothy Smith.

Friends were received Friday 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Saturday. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

 
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