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Obituaries 2011 (Listed in chronological order by date of death)

Myrtle Olive (Ayers) Cumberledge

After ringing in the New Year with her family, Myrtle decided to spend 2011 with her Lord and Savior, and on January 1, quietly gave up her battle with cancer. She was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her parents, Riley and Ida Ayers, her brothers, Thomas, Chester, and Clarence, and her sisters, Margaret (Peg) Chambers and Sylvia Meier, as well as her former husband, Troy (John) Cumberledge. Myrtle never lived the good life, but she lived a great life. She was full of life, full of humor, and full of love. In her time with us, she worked hard, laughed loudly, and gave generously. Myrtle and her former husband were the owners of Troy’s Market in Monaca for many years. Before retiring, she also worked at Dairy Queen as a cake decorator and cook, as well as at Giant Eagle in the deli. The past two years she spent most of her time working at Perfect 10 Gymnastics with her granddaughters, where she refused to take a dime. There she enjoyed talking with the parents and basically running the show, but what she loved were the kids. She especially enjoyed passing out the stickers as the pre-schoolers finished their classes and being “Grandma” to hundreds of children. Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Charlette Ayers, and her partner, Tom Edwards. Although she led a full life, the focus of that life was her daughter and her family. That family included her grandchildren, Heather Yeck, Melissa Yeck, and Bryan and Jeri Yeck, who lovingly refer to her as “Nanny”. Anyone who has ever spoken with Myrtle has heard about her family from her totally biased, rose-colored perspective, which suited her just fine.

Later, she added three more names to her list of bragging rights; they are her great-grandchildren, Noah, Sarah, and Joshua Yeck. You could find Nanny in the bleachers during football season, behind the backstop during baseball season, at the children’s church performances, and talent shows, always cheering on “her” kids while criticizing the officiating if she was displeased.

Myrtle is also survived by her younger brother, Robert (Bobby) Ayers, and his wife, Jane, and her sister-in-law, Grace, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She would often share many wonderful memories of her family and her childhood, always with a smile on her face and pride in her eyes. Myrtle was smart and sassy and strong. She was absolutely wonderful. She gave this world much more than she got from it. She was always satisfied with what she had and never wanted more than she needed. It’s no surprise, then, that in lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, an organization she contributed to monthly because it was “for the children”.

Myrtle found peace Saturday night, and to help us find ours, viewings were held on Tuesday from
2 - 4 and 6 – 8 at Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street in Beaver where the funeral service took place Wednesday at 11:00 AM, conducted by Reverend Charles Hortsman of St. John Burry’s Church, Rochester. Interment was in Sylvania Hills
Memorial Park, Rochester.

Alvin Brockway

Alvin Brockway, 90, of Beaver Meadows, Brighton Township, passed away Thursday January 6 in Heritage Valley Beaver, Brighton Township.

He was born June 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of the late Alvin and Ida Dayton Brockway. Alvin was a retired employee of Equitable Life, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching golf, beating his sons at 500 Rummy, was a WWII Army veteran and had been a POW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Arlene Brockway, a son, Arthur J. Brockway, a step-son, Richard K. Petersen and a sister, Ida Baxter.

Surviving him are 3 sons, Alvin J. Brockway, Sr., Brooklyn, Alanscott Brockway, Ambridge and David C. Brockway, San Diego, CA, 2 daughters, Eleanor M. (Fred) Miller, Long Island, 9 grandchildren, Elizabeth Renda, Alvin, Jr., David, Steven, Patty Ann, Art, Fred, Kevin and Dan, and a brother, Harold Brockway, Plymouth, Mass.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Thursday at 11 AM by Reverend Edward Walsh of the Chippewa Evangelical Free Church. Burial was in Beaver Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Beaver Meadows for taking such good care of Alvin.

John M. ‘Jack’ Stout

John M. ‘Jack’ Stout, 71, of Marienville, formerly of South Beaver and Ohioville, passed away Sunday January 9 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born August 13, 1939 in Rochester and was the son of the late James Wiley and Maude McCoy Stout. Jack was a retired equipment operator and had owned Stout’s Towing. He was a former member of the F&AM, Beaver and was a member of Local #66.

Surviving him are his wife of 52 years, Esther L. Dotson Stout, a son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Nadine Klarich- Stout, Chippewa Township, 3 daughters, Darla Trautvetter, Darlington, Tammy and husband Dave Dorn, Calcutta, OH and Sandra R. Miller, New Sewickley, 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Chadd, Charlee, Rhonda, Tiffany, Kayla, Kelly, Darrellyn, Alexis and Allan-Michael, a great-granddaughter, Rayne, 2 brothers, Malcolm Stout and James W. Stout, Jr. 3 sisters, Avenell Goehring, Rayeell Smith and Janet Griffith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Merilee Colbert and a brother, Wesley Stout.

Friends were received Wednesday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Thursday at 2 PM by Reverend Norman Eckert of the Free Methodist Church in Ohioville. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery, Ohioville.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
 
 

Helen M. Kools

Helen M. Kools, 85, Brighton Township formerly of Chippewa Township, passed away Saturday January 8 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township. After an extended illness, Helen passed onto eternal life.

She was someone who enjoyed life to the fullest. Her passions included teaching, golf, travel and her family. Helen always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She was born February 20, 1925 in Muskegon, MI and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Helen Gilroy Kearney. Helen was a dual certified teacher with a Masters Degree in both History and English. She taught in various Midwest states, including MI, IN and OH, and was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John F. Kools.

Surviving are her sons Greg (Lisa) Watts, Speedway, IN and Paul (Karen) Watts, Loveland, OH, a daughter Kathleen (Dr. George) Daniels, Brighton Township, grandchildren, Michael, Andrew and Katherine Daniels, Brighton Township, Sam (Kristie) and Joe Watts, Indianapolis and Kari and Brandon Watts, Loveland, OH, and 1 brother, Lawrence Kearney, Cincinnati.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Staff of Annex I and 3 West of Friendship Ridge and Doctors Prendergast, Jackson, Ray and Volpe for their excellent and dedicated care of Helen.

Friends were received Thursday 6 - 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 10:30 AM in SS Peter and Paul Church by Father Michael Decewicz. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Joan C. Weldon

Joan C. Weldon, 76, of Corporation Street, Beaver, passed away Tuesday January 11 in Heritage Valley Beaver.

She was born November 25, 1934 in Troy Hill, Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Walter and Lyda Butler Baumgard. Joan had been a Beaver resident for the past 51 years and with her husband Robert has been spending several months each year in FL. She was a devoted wife and mother, was a member of the Vanport Presbyterian Church and was a former officer and an honorary lifetime member of the Van Buren Civic Club.

She is survived by her husband Robert L., 3 sons, Robert (Melissa) Weldon Jr., North Ridgeville, OH, Charles (Sharon) Weldon, Punta Gordo, FL and Walter Weldon, Center Township, 2 daughters, Cheryl Russian, Center Township and Terri Majors, Beaver, 5 grandchildren, Richard, Chelsea and Matthew Majors and Robert III and Dylan Weldon, a brother, Joseph Baumgard, 3 sisters Rite Ely, Lois Wolfe and Peggy Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a sister Nancy Carpenter.

Friends were received Friday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8  in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 11 AM by her minister Reverend David Byers. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Melvina Jo Bundy Jurkowski

Melvina Jo Bundy Jurkowski, 56, of Beaver, passed away January 25 in her home after a lengthy fight with breast cancer.

She was born July 26, 1954 in Rochester and was the daughter of Melvin Bundy, Beaver, and the late Joanne Campbell Sutton. Melvina worked as a registered nurse for the Heart and Vascular Center in Beaver and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monaca.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Thomas Jurkowski, her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Michael Malack, Patterson Township, her sons, Douglas Jurkowski, Palm City, FL and Mark Jurkowski, Beaver, her sister, Penny Kravos, Chippewa Township and niece and nephew, Kelly and Kurt Kravos, Chippewa Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in memory of Melvina to, Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Road, Suite 220, Wexford, PA 15090.

Friends were received Friday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday at 10 AM in St. John Catholic Church, 1409 Pennsylvania Ave., Monaca. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

Lois Marie Farrell

Lois Marie Farrell, 72, of Center Township passed away Tuesday February 1 in the Emergency Room of Heritage Valley Beaver.

She was born November 25, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late Edward and Harriett Marie Farrell. Lois had lived in Center Township since 1969 and had retired in 1995 from the Beaver County Times where she had worked in the Composing Room.

She is survived by a son Timothy Nappi, a grandson, Andrew Nappi, both of New Brighton, her long time companion Gary Barley, and 3 brothers, Harry, Donald and Edward Farrell, Brooklyn, NY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a brother Gary Farrell.

At Lois’ request, there will be no public visitation.The family suggests contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 3582 Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA 1506

Wilbert L. ‘Jim’ Stewart

Wilbert L. ‘Jim’ Stewart, 92, of Espyville, formerly of  Cranberry Township and Rochester, passed away Monday February 7 in Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville, PA.

He was born May 24, 1918 in Wheeling, WV and was the son of the late Leroy Stewart and Lena Robertson Stewart Davidson. Jim was a retired truck driver for Schriber’s Trucking Company, Pittsburgh and had had a car repair business in Rochester. He was a member of the Sylvania Hills Baptist Church in Rochester, had his own band and was a caller for square dancing and was a Marine Veteran serving in WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Pauline E. Stewart on March 1, 2009, his step-father Robert Davidson, 2 brothers, Thermon and Earl and a sister Hilda.

He is survived by 2 daughters and husbands, Lena (Norman) Rombold, New Brighton, Ruth Pauline (Wayne, ‘Ted’) Park, Espyville, 5 sons and wives, Robert (Jan) Stewart, Donna, TX, James (Barb) Stewart, Honolulu, HI, Reverend Clifford (Connie) Stewart, LaSalle, CO, Sherman ‘Bud’ (Meaw) Hollenbaugh, Destin, FL and Richard ‘Toots’ (Sandy) Hollenbaugh, Sun Lake, AZ, 20 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Friends were received Saturday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 and Sunday 12:30 until service time at 1:30 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His son Reverend Clifford Stewart officiated and interment was in Irvin Cemetery in Rochester.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Carolyn P. Blanks

Carolyn P. Blanks, 82, of Ohioville passed away Sunday February 13 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 1, 1928 in Danville, VA and was the daughter of the late Clarence G. and Margaret Della Campbell Phillips. Carolyn had lived in this area for 20 years and was formerly of Clewiston, FL. She was a retired employee of Eastern Airlines and a member of the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and David Henshey, Ohioville, 4 grandchildren, Kevin Thomas and his wife Jessica Cole Henshey, Kaycee Eileen Henshey, Ashley Lynn Henshey and Corey Michael Henshey, 3 great grandchildren, Klayton Kole Henshey, Hunter Thomas Henshey and Calista Sue Henshey and a sister Peggy Hufnagel.

Friends were received Tuesday 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a graveside service was conducted Thursday at 2 PM in Mt. View cemetery in Danville, VA.


Blanche A. Soisson

Blanche A. Soisson, 72, of Soisson Lane, Brighton Township passed away Friday February 18 in Heritage Valley Beaver.

She was born September 4, 1938 in Evans City and was the daughter of the late Viola Ballew. Blanche had been a resident of Brighton Township since 1972 and was a retired employee of Perkin’s Restaurant.

She is survived by her husband Michael C. Soisson Sr., 4 sons, Robert Sherin, Roger (Kim) Sherin, Richard Sherin and Michael C. Soisson, Jr., 2 daaughters, Lori Sherin and Michelle (Chris) Healy and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Blanche was the oldest of 12 children, of which 9 survive.

Friends were received Sunday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home 340 Third street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Monday at 1 PM by her brother-in-law Reverend Dennis Thompson.

Edward P. Metcalf, Sr.

Edward P. Metcalf, Sr., 64, of Brighton Township formerly of Monaca, passed away Monday February 21 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

He was born May 3, 1946 in Rochester and was the son of the late Howard L. Sr. and Edna May Stewart Metcalf. Ed had worked for Laidlaw Steel, the Monaca Boro and Phoenix Glass all in Monaca. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Donna Jean Metcalf on January 17, 2007 and 4 brothers, Thomas, Howard, Robert and Charles Metcalf.

Surviving him are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Jr. and Andrea Metcalf and James and Nicole Metcalf, all of Monaca.

The family gives a special thanks to the staff on 2 West at Friendship Ridge for the care they gave Ed and for making him feel at home.

Esther E. Porter

Esther E. Porter, 91, of  Beaver, passed away Wednesday March 2 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born January 14, 1920 in Beaver and was the daughter of the late E. Wayne and Edith E. Hartenbach Erwin. Esther had worked for the former Beaver Trust Company in Beaver and Judge Morgan Sohn, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver, the Hodge Band of the church, was a 1937 graduate of Beaver High School and the Grace Martin Secretarial School in Pittsburgh.

She is survived by her husband Donald M. Porter, 2 sons, Drew E. Porter, Bluefield, VA and Mark W. (Nancy) Porter, Ivoryton, CT and a daughter, Nancy A. Porter, Largo, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a sister Ruth Erwin Wycoff.

Friends were received Monday from 11 AM until service time at 1 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend Henry Knapp of the First Presbyterian Church officiated and interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Harry W. Lopes

Harry W. Lopes, 89, recently of Beaver, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on Tuesday, March 8. A resident of Bridgewater most of his life, he was born October 12, 1921 in Southwest, PA, was raised in Connellsville, PA and was the son of the late Harry and Anna Freeman Lopes. As a teenager he moved to Bridgewater and graduated from Beaver High School, class of 1940. He retired in 1986 from Babcock and Wilcox in Beaver Falls, where he was an Information Systems Supervisor with 40 years service. Harry was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, volunteering many hours for church activities and had previously served as Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. With 64 years of service, Harry was the longest serving member of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department where he had served as Secretary and Treasurer for more than 50 years.

Always actively involved in the lives of his 3 sons, Harry was Cub Master, Scout Master, Little League Manager and had served 20 years on the Beaver Area School Board, 9 years as President. During WWII, he served with the Navy Argus Unit aboard the DD567 Destroyer in the South Pacific and was awarded a citation for participating in the battle of Tavarua. Days before shipping out he married his bride, the former Carol Jean Hopkins in the wee hours of Christmas Day, 1942. Forever a community oriented, civic minded couple, Harry and Jean were both inducted into the Pennsylvania Voters Hall of Fame on June 2, 2000, being recognized for voting in every election since becoming eligible to vote, far surpassing the required 50 consecutive years. Harry was an unassuming man who enjoyed every day of his long life and gave his all to whichever hat he wore, from husband, father, fireman or friend.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of 68 years, Carol Jean Hopkins Lopes, 3 sons and their wives, Chris and Trudy Lopes, Berwick, PA, Stuart and Sharon Lopes, Wilmington, NC, and Jeffrey and Jan Lopes, Economy, PA, 5 grandchildren, Bruce Lopes, East Liverpool, OH, Allyson DelVecchio and husband Michael, Raleigh, NC, Christy Bossley, Burlington, NC, Kerry Lopes, Apex, NC, Courtney Spivey and husband John, Kill Devil Hills, NC and 6 great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Ginabella DelVecchio, Christian and Cara Bossley, Jack and Griffen Spivey and many, many dear friends.

Friends were received Thursday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and Friday from 10:30 AM until service time at 11 AM in the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. His pastor Reverend Jean A. Smith officiated and burial was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church or the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Dorothy S. Ford

Dorothy S. Ford, age 87, of Brighton Twp. died Tuesday, March 29, 2011. She was born on July 12, 1923 in Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Emge) Smersky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband George J. Ford, Jr., a son, Kevin M. Ford and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth
(Hollister) Smersky.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Greg and Lori
(Bedekovich) Ford, Center Twp., PA and Keith C. Ford, State College, PA; one grandchild, Jonathan M. Ford, Fairfax, VA, whom she adored, one Brother, Richard M. Smersky, Greentree, PA, and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews and In-laws.

Friends were received from 6-8 pm on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Todd Funeral Home, Inc., 340 Third Street, Beaver, PA. (724) 775-0674. A Blessing Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Beaver Meadows for their compassion and care given to Dorothy during her residence.

Nancy Beglin Equels

Nancy Beglin Equels, 73, of Brighton Township, formerly of Beaver, passed away Thursday March 31 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born June 27, 1937 in Midland and was the daughter of the late Winston and Marjorie Wiley Beglin. Nancy was a former employee of the Beaver Trust Company, Beaver and the Michael Baker Credit Union, was a member of the Shenango Christian Church, New Castle, was a Past Mother Advisor of the Beaver Rainbow Girls, had been a member of the Beaver Junior Women’s Club and was a graduate of Midland High School, Class of 1955.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Equels, Sr., with whom she would have celebrated her 50th anniversary in July, a son and daughter-in-law, James E. Jr. and Naomi Equels, Brighton Township, a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Thomas Blattner, Beaver, 4 grandchildren, Jowett and Asa Equels and Victoria and Noah Blattner, a sister, Mollie Hall, TN, her mother-in-law, Lois Equels, Beaver and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Winston Beglin,, Jr. and George Beglin and a sister Betty Lou Collins.

Friends were received Saturday 6 – 8 and Sunday 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Monday at 11 AM by Evangelist Glenn Bias of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses of Heritage Valley CCU Department and Dr. William Ferri and his staff for their excellent care of Nancy. The family suggests contributions be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 6507 Wilkins Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Henry W. ‘Hank’ Norton

Henry W. ‘Hank’ Norton, 76, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away Saturday April 2 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, South Beaver Township.

He was born September 12, 1934 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Henry William Sr. and Betty Marie Britton Norton. Hank was a retired US Air Force Tech Sergant, a former member of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire department with 38 years of service, 18 years as First Assistant Chief and later he had been Fire Chief, a member of the Elks Club, VFW and the F&AM and 32nd Degree Mason in Lompoc, CA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceeded by his wife Mary Phyllis Norton in 2002.

Surviving him are 4 sons, Henry William and Wendy Taylor, British Columbia, Kenneth Lyle Taylor, Altoona, William and Dawn Norton, Smithburg, MD and Robert and Brandy Norton, Center Township. 9 grandchildren, Mike, Kara, Kayla, Kevin, Robbie, Megan, Jacci, Kennedy and Riley, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Arthur Norton, Aliquippa and a sister Betty Norton, Coco Beach, FL.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 – 4 and 6 until service time at 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend James Trusel officiated.

Clarence E. George

Clarence E. George, 90, of Van Buren Homes, formerly of Brighton Township, passed away Friday April 8 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

He was born January 8, 1921 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Harry and Catherine Redmond George. Clarence was a retired millwright with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Vanport and was an Army veteran of WWII.

Surviving him are his wife, Ruth A. Krumpe George and a son Timothy ‘Clark’ and his wife Ann George, Mahwah, NJ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Melvin ‘Huntz’, William ‘Toots’ and Robert ‘Bob’ George.

Friends were received Monday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Tuesday at 11 AM by Reverend Jeffrey A. Arnold of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Raymond J. Talvan

Raymond J. Talvan, 95, of Gibsonia, formerly of Brighton Township passed away Tuesday, April 12 in Passavant Hospital, North Hills.

He was born July 19, 1915 in Donora and was the son of the late Michael and Milicia. Raymond was a retired engineer from Westinghouse, was a member of SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver and an Army veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marcella Mary Talvan on December 3, 2006, 2 brothers and a sister.

Surviving him are a son, Robert Talvan, Pittsburgh and a granddaughter Sara Talvan. A blessing service will be conducted Friday at 11 AM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver by his pastor Father Michael Decewicz. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

William Clair "Bill" Rinker

William Clair "Bill" Rinker, 80, of Monaca, died Tuesday, April 12,2011 at UPMC Shadyside after a brief illness of MDS/AML.

Bill was born on July 28, 1930 in Aliquippa, and was the son of the late Lonzie and Helen Rinker. Bill attended Aliquippa High school and served four years in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He worked for 33 years for Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation until his retirement.

Bill's greatest joy in life was being with his grandchildren, Jenna and Brett Rinker. He loved to take them to their various golf tournaments, taught them the finer points of deer hunting, and was the best grandfather ever. He also enjoyed golfing and watching auto racing. Bill had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off of his back. He will be sadly missed by all of those whose lives he touched.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Connie (Phillips) Rinker, whom he married February 20, 1954. He is also survived by his son, William "Marty" Rinker and his wife, Joanie, of Slippery Rock; two grandchildren, Jenna and Brett Rinker, of Slippery Rock; one brother, Dan Rinker of Orlando, FL, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Robison and Carolyn Lloyd, and a brother, Lonzie Rinker.

Friends were received Thursday 2 - 4 and 6 until service time at 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Jack Robison officiated and interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Lawrence L. Boice

Lawrence L. Boice, 79, of New Brighton, passed away Friday April 15 in his home following an extended illness.

He was born September 2, 1931 in Downieville, PA and was the son of the late William E. and A. Jane Boice. Larry had been a prominent self-employed businessman in New Brighton, was a former member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Beaver Falls, a graduate of Girard College, Philadelphia and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving him are a son and daughter-in-law, James Lawrence and Susan Boice, Fombell, a daughter Terri Piper, New Brighton, 6 grandchildren, Brad and Chris Piper, Michael, Matthew and Mitchell Boice and Joseph Urlacher, a brother William Boice, Evans City, a sister, Josephine Brockman, Mars and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives, Shirley Donaldson Boice and Marian Coulter Boice, a daughter, Deborah Urlacher, a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Cecil Croop, a brother-in-law, James Brockman and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Boice.

Vivian E. Gustafson

Vivian E. Gustafson, 91, of Beaver Falls passed away Thursday April 21 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford. She was born September 30, 1919 in Deep River, CT and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred Watrus Carlson. Vivian had been a resident of Chippewa for the past 20 years and was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Gustafson, 2 sons, Jeffrey A. and wife Pamela J. Wilbur, Brighton Township and Charles and wife Lorraine Wilbur, CT, a daughter Billie Howard, Hamilton, OH, 6 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, a brother, Edward and wife Dorothy Carlson, CT and a sister Gertrude Peterson, CT. She was also preceded by an infant daughter, Beth and a sister, Eleanor Carlson.

Friends were received Friday from 2 until service time at 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Her pastor Reverend Rodney E. Smith officiated and burial was in Centerbrook Cemetery, CT.

The family suggests contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.

Mildred ‘Misty’ A. Wilson

Mildred ‘Misty’ A. Wilson, 85, a former resident of Monaca for 5 years and previously a long time resident of Beaver, passed away Thursday April 28 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

She was born April 21, 1926 in Bradenville, PA and was the daughter of the late James and Hilma Anderson Wilson. Misty had been a member of the Beaver Assembly of God Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband Richard Wilson in 1999 and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a son John and wife Nancy Cramer, Schickshinny, PA, a daughter, Beverly and husband Kevin Hages, Brighton Township, 3 step=sons, Randy Wilson, Shippingport, Robert Wilson and Reg Wilson, both of Raccoon Township, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and a sister Lois and husband Ed Mika, Alexandria, PA.

Friends were received Saturday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Sunday at 2 PM by William Beatty, Interim Pastor of the Beaver Assembly of God Church. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery

Jean M. Shee Lawrence

Jean M. Shee Lawrence, 72, of Negley, OH passed away unexpectedly Sunday May 1 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born October 28, 1938 in Rochester, PA and was the daughter of the late John M. and Josephine W. Peasner Shee. Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life for her family. She was the former owner, along with her husband and best friend Robert, of Lawrence’s of Bridgewater Hair Salon, retiring in October 2009 after 48 years.

Surviving her are her husband of 52 years, Robert, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karri and Ronald Bender, Virginia Beach, VA and Lori and Bryan Landman, Patterson Heights, 4 cherished grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Robert Bender, Virginia Beach, VA and Laina Dugan and Samantha Landman, Patterson Heights and a very close family friend whom she thought of as a daughter, Donna Glaab. Several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and good friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday 5 – 7 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society or Kindred Care at Heritage Valley.

 

Joseph C. Welsh

Joseph C. Welsh, 84 of Beaver passed away Wednesday May 18 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township. He was born May 27, 1926 in Everett, PA and was the son of the late Toney and Hazel Miller Welsh.

He retired from Crucible Steel, Midland after 36 years, was a member of the Vanport Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir and also sang with the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Beaver Valley and the Men of Melody, New Brighton. Joseph was a Navy Veteran where he served on the USS Tuscaloosa during the Pacific Campaign of WW II.

He was a loving and devoted husband of Ruth B. Hult Welsh, father of Debbie and her husband Jim Greco, Patterson Township, Verner Paul and his wife Jill Welsh, Novelty, OH, Joseph and wife Ferris Welsh, Beaver Creek, OH, Tanna and husband Ed Kopka, Warren, OH, Tony and wife Debbie Welsh, Kaiser, WV, Lila Emmanuel, East Palestine, OH, grandfather to Shad and wife Heather Greco, Ryan Greco and Rebecca Rowe, Beaver Falls, Justin Welsh, San Francisco. CA, Ashley and Jeff Finch, Wampum, great-grandfather to Allyson and Chloe Greco, Beaver Falls. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Clark, Everett, PA, sisters-in-law, Dolores Kelly, Industry, Judy Diebel, FL, Lynn and husband Don Shuler, New Brighton, brother-in-law, Dick and wife Linda Hult, State Line, PA. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded by a sister, Eleanor Elliott and his mother-in-law, Lucy Hult.

Friends were received Friday 2 – 4 and 6 until service time at 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His pastor Reverend David Byers officiated. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Vanport Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Georgetown Lane, Vanport, PA 15009

Bettie Jane Yoho

Bettie Jane Yoho, 79, of Beaver passed away Friday May 20 in Passavant Homes, Zelienople.

She was born January 14, 1931 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Roy and Phoebe Eazer Mason. Bettie was an employee of Farmers National Bank, Beaver Falls, a representative of Avon Cosmetics in the Beaver area for more than 40 years, had once been a Girl Scout Leader of Troop 193, was President of Country singer Slim Lehart’s Fan Club and was also the Western Pennsylvania representative of Merle Haggard’s Fan Club.

She is survived by her husband Burt L. Yoho, a son, Jeffrey B. Yoho, St. Peters, MO, a daughter, Cindy L. Yoho, Franklin TN, a granddaughter, Kate Yoho, Franklin, TN, a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Leroy and Lydia Mason, Walnut, CA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Lisa J. Yoho.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a funeral service was conducted Wednesday at 11 AM by Reverend Jean Smith of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society.

Billie Jo Arnold

Billie Jo Arnold, 37, of Ellwood City, passed away Friday May 27 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township,

She was born December 13, 1973 in New Brighton and was the daughter of Linda L. Cool, Shippenville and William A. Arnold, Industry. Billie Jo had been a resident of Ellwood City for 10 years and was formerly of Beaver.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her fiancée, James Netherland, 3 brothers, Jim Bundy, Clarion, Billy Arnold and David Arnold, 3 sisters, Catherine Clark, White Township, Cheryl Simmons, Vanport and Bonnie Corbin, Industry and 2 special nieces, Charlotte and Sarah Adams, White Township.

Friends were received Tuesday from 2 – 5 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver.


Ada M. Cercone

Ada M. Cercone, 83, of Baden, passed away Wednesday, June 1 in her home with dignity and grace.

She was born September 28, 1927 in Beaver and was the daughter of the late Walker and Etta Anthony Merriman. Ada had been a lifelong resident of Baden and was a member of the Bridgewater Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arsenio L. Cercone in 1975 and 2 sons, Patrick and Christopher Cercone.

Surviving her are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Nick Vular, Conway, Pam and Joe Stojan, Ambridge and Beth and Ed Hixon, Houston, TX, a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Cercone Stroud, Burgettstown, 10 grandchildren, Jason, Nicholas and Anthony Vular, Jared and Emily Stojan, Christopher, Peyton and Paige Hixon, Vincenzo Cercone Stroud and Patrick and his wife Deanna Cercone, 4 great-grandchildren, Ada Stojan and Cole, Toby and Sadie Cercone, a sister, Edith Bragg, Brighton Township, a sister-in-law, Julie Hogue, South Heights and many nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Friday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 11 AM by her pastor Dr. William Silver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Dorothy J. Hoop

Dorothy J. Hoop, 92, formerly of Western Avenue, Brighton Township, passed away Thursday June 9 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, South Beaver Township.She was born May 8, 1919 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Fred and Vera Duff Gumpf.  

Dorothy was a retired secretary from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Vanport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Hoop and a son-in-law Donald Warren Shaffer.

Surviving her are a daughter Trudi Shaffer, Brighton Township, 2 grandchildren, Tricia (Jay) Smith, Chippewa and Brandon Richards, KY, a great-grandchild Dylan Smith and a nephew, Ronald (Deb) Stowe, NY.

Friends were received Friday from 5 until time of service at 6 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend Peggy Suhlr-Barkley of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City officiated and interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

 

Joan Morrison

Joan Morrison, 78 of Friendship Ridge Apartments, passed away Sunday June 12 in her home. She was born February 8, 1933 in Massury, OH and was the daughter of the late Albert and Dorothea Hassell.

Joan had lived in the Beaver County area for the past 55 years and was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church, Ohioville. Joan had previously been employed at Shop N’ Save, Rochester, was actively involved in various activities at Francis Farmer Apartments, was an avid sewer, crocheter and knitter and had a passion for yard work. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Frederick (Fred) Morrison and 2 brothers, Bobbie and Harold Hassell.

She is survived by 2 sons, Robbin Morrison, Newport News, VA and Darryl Morrison and wife Holly, Brighton Township, a daughter, Kathleen Frynkewicz and husband Daniel, East Rochester, 4 grandchildren, Randy Morrison, Beaver, Jenny Lynn Morrison, New Brighton, Jaime Dishler and husband Ben, Woodbridge, VA and Christy Morrison, Beaver Falls, 2 step-grandchildren, Justine and Tamara Long, East Liverpool, OH, 4 great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Morrison, Ben and Sabrina Eaken and Noelle Szopo, a brother Eddie Roy (Ben) Hassell and wife Ginny and 2 sisters, Donaldeen Hassell Brei and Jonell (Nellie) Hassell.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, where a private service was conducted Wednesday by Pastor Jeff Marquis of the New Salem Presbyterian Church and Reverend James Trusel. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family gives a special thanks to Gateway Hospice, nurses Melissa and Neil, and a very special thanks to Velma Richards and Opal Gadwell.

Eric Raymond Diamond

Eric Raymond Diamond, 41, of Brighton Township, passed away Friday June 17 in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born December 25, 1969 in Rochester and was the son of Linda K. DeLauter and the late Ralph Diamond.

Eric was a resident of Brighton Township all his life and was the manager of the former Wilson Suede and Leather Store. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, Robert Kurtz, aunts and uncles, Sam and Diane Kerr and Elsie and Edward Deffenbaugh, all of Beaver and a number of cousins. He was preceded by grandparents, Charles and Marie Kerr and Raymond and Kathryn Diamond.

Friends were received Monday from 2 – 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Tuesday at 11 AM by Reverend Frank Kantz of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Beaver. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

John Nelson Cribbs

John Nelson Cribbs, 71, of Industry, formerly of Bridgewater, died unexpectedly Sunday June 19 in his his home following a brief illness. He was born December 9, 1940 in Rochester and was the son of the late John and May E. Cribbs.

John lived in Industry since 1989 and previously lived in Bridgewater and was a retired millwright for J & L Steel and later Hussey Copper. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Judith M. Cribbs in 2005.

Surviving him are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Paula Cribbs, Bridgewater, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Jeff Bixler, Chippewa and Marvene and Thomas Masters, Brighton Township and 7 grandchildren, Owen and Conner Masters, Maggie and Marvene Cribbs and Nicholas, Chad and Alexis Pournaris.

Friends were received Wednesday from 6 until service time at 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in John’s memory.

 

Matthew Paul Maljevec

Matthew Paul Maljevec, 84, of Beaver PA, passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2011.

Matt was born on March 20, 1927, in Bridgewater, PA, a son of the late Matthew and Margaret (Pauvlinch) Maljevec and had lived in Beaver for over 60 years.  His wife, Kathryn “Kay” Kasunich, whom he married on November 11, 1950, preceded him in death on December 19, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, Steve & Rose Kasunich, two brothers, George and Rudolph, and a brother-in-law, Steve “Junior” Kasunich.

Matt was known by many as a butcher at Beaver Super Market and owned Matt’s General Service before retiring as the maintenance manager for Pappan’s Family Restaurants. He was a lifelong member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver PA.

Matt enjoyed sharing his knowledge of Beaver County history as a member and past president of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. He was an avid stamp and coin Matt enjoyed sharing his knowledge of Beaver County history as a member and past president of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. He was an avid stamp and coin collector, and belonged to numerous philatelic and numismatic associations. He was a wonderful cook and baker, known especially for his stuffed cabbage and strudel, and he also enjoyed tinkering in his garage, writing letters to the editor, and most of all, spending time with his family, especially during trips to the beach and Disney World.

Matt proudly served his country as a Staff Sargeant in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater, 6th Constabulary Squadron, after having instructed radio school in the Cadet Candidate Detachment at West Point United States Military Academy.

He was the loving father of three daughters and two sons-in-law, Paula & Frank Belella, Houtzdale PA; Mary Kay Maljevec, Beaver PA; and Susan & Robert Funk, New Brighton PA; and loving grandfather of Benjamin Maljevec, Brooklyn NY; Stephanie Funk, New Brighton PA; James Belella, Houtzdale PA; Matthew Belella, Hummelstown PA; and Thomas & wife Jennifer Belella and her children, Austin & Trinity, Houtzdale PA. He is also survived by a sister, Dolly & her husband Walter Jaskiewicz, a brother-in-law, John & his wife Dorothy Kasunich, and two sisters-in-law, Agnes and her husband Michael Ezzo, and Helen Maljevec, as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best friend, Louis D. Pappan.

Friends were received Tuesday, July 5, from 10:30 a.m. until Noon at TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. in SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver, with Fr. Bill Schwartz as celebrant. Interment followed at Beaver Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McGuire Home, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton PA 15066, or Beaver County Special Olympics, New Horizon School, 128 Friendship Circle, Beaver PA 15009.

Henry F. ‘Hank’ Bechtel

Henry F. ‘Hank’ Bechtel, 60, of Tuscarawas Road, Brighton Township, passed away peacefully Saturday July 2 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 5, 1951 in Brighton Township and was the son of the late William F. and Vera Hogue Bechtel. A life long resident of Brighton Township, Hank became the owner of Bechtel Insurance Agency when he took over the family business in 1986. He had attended Chapel Presbyterian Church, Brighton Township, was a member of the Monaca Turners, where he was in the Men’s Bowling League, was Past President of the Monaca Business Men’s Association, a member of the Monaca American Legion and the Brighton Township Historical Society, was a graduate of Penn State University and Beaver High School, was very interested in American and local history and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly J. Karp Bechtel and 2 devoted sons, William J. Bechtel and Bradley A. Bechtel, both of Brighton Township.

Friends were received Wednesday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 and Thursday from 12 until service time at 2 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His pastor Reverend Steve Maker dofficiate.

The family suggests contributions may be made in Hank’s memory to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association,  3582 Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA 15061.
 

Andrew John Lizak

Andrew John Lizak, 56, of Baden passed away unexpectedly Tuesday July 19 in his home. He was born February 9, 1955 in Sewickley and was the son of Betty Szaller Lizak of Baden and the late Andrew Joseph Lizak.

Andrew was a lifelong resident of Baden, worked in sales and service for Hosch Company in Imperial, was a member of the New Hope Lutheran Church of Economy Boro and was a member of the Ambridge Sportsman Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patty ‘Trish’ Mertz Lizak, 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Eric and Ashlee Lizak and Jeffrey Lizak both of Baden and a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Bob Wagner of Blandon, PA, 3 grandchildren Alexa and Seth Wagner and Brayden Lizak, a sister and brother-in-law, Valerie Ann ‘Sis’ and Stephen Botinovch, Beaver, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Creta Mertz, Oil City, brother-in-law, Larry Mertz, Bethel Park, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends were received Friday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Saturday at 11 AM by Pastor Gregory Clagg of the Grace Lutheran Church of Rochester. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to the Special Olympics, 404 First Street, Heidelberg, PA 15106.

He was very loved and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Edith Viola (Hogue) Bragg

Edith Viola (Hogue) Bragg, 92, of Brighton Township the past 62 years went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday July 20 while surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She was born February 11, 1919 in Vanport and was the daughter of the late Cooper A. Hogue and Senia Etta Anthony Hogue Merriman and Walker G. Merriman. She was a member of the Four Mile Presbyterian Church, Ohioville, where she had been the oldest living member. Her involvement in the church was as a member of the Christian Service Class, had taught Bible School for children, was a deacon and served on the prayer chain of the church. Edith had formerly worked at Reed’s Market for 13 years.

Surviving are 3 children, John W. (Connie) Bragg, Ohioville, Edith J. Bragg, Brighton Township, Ardith J. (Dana) Carpenter, Lewisville, OH, 4 grandchildren, Jennifer E. Bragg, Mars, Kenneth J. (Julie) Bragg, Brighton Township, Erich G. Carpenter, Shadyside, OH, and Jamie B. Schaeffer, Brighton Township, 3 great-grandchildren, Emily, Elijah and Gabriel Bragg, sister-in-law, Julia Hogue, Glenwillard and several nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband John Parks Bragg on September 11, 1996, a granddaughter, Rachel Bragg, brothers and sisters, Senia Hogue, Charles F. Hogue, Mildred E. Hogue Farmer, Lula S. Hogue McPherson, Frank A. Hogue, Leora E. Hogue Hall, Alice Irene Merriman Thomas, Mary Jane Merriman Karver, Betty M. Merriman, Ada M. Merriman Cercone and Dolly G. Merriman Kugel.

Friends were received Saturday from 6 – 8, Sunday 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and 9:30 until service time at 10 AM in the Four Mile Presbyterian Church. Her Pastor Reverend Martin Williams officiated. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family suggests contributions may be made in Edith’s memory to the Four Mile Presbyterian Church.

 

Margaret Ann ‘Peggy’ Ellis

Margaret Ann ‘Peggy’ Ellis, 78, of Chippewa, formerly of Beaver and Brighton Township and Bridgewater, passed away Saturday July 23 in her home.

She was born September 18, 1932 in Beaver and was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Cora Mae Grim Staub. Peg was a former secretary for the Beaver Area School District, a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Beaver, a 1950 graduate of Beaver High School, one of the original ‘car-hops’ at Jerry’s Curb Service, Bridgewater and had done volunteer work at Friendship Ridge and the Beaver County Office on Aging.

She is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Steve and Helena Ellis, Bridgewater, Kathy and Dan Daley, Salem, OH, Jeff and Lisa Ellis, Brighton Township and Scott and Kim Ellis, Transfer, PA, 7 grandchildren, Stephanie (Mike) Kovach, Mike (Molly) Daley, Bruce (Erica) Daley, Tyler Ellis, Spencer Ellis, Marie Ellis and Maggie Ellis, 2 great-grandchildren, Andrew Kovach and Regan Daley, 4 brothers, Robert (Marge) Staub, Beaver, Thomas (Dee) Staub, Orlando, FL, Edward (Pat) Staub, Calcutta, OH, Richard Staub, Tampa, FL, 2 sisters, Ruth (Darrell) Krause, Industry, Sharon (Bill) McIntyre, Cincinnati, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis Ellis and 2 sisters, Betty Jean Roland and Donna Skorupan, and a brother Jim Staub.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 in the Todd Funeral Home where a funeral service was conducted Wednesday at 11 AM by Reverend Scott Montgomery of the First Christian Church of Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family thanks the Home Instead Senior Care workers for their dedicated and compassionate care of Peg. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.

Jennifer L. (Pavlinich) Figueroea

Jennifer L. (Pavlinich) Figueroea, 43, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday August 10 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born September 21, 1968 in Rochester and was the daughter of Joyce Anne Jagt, KS and the late Edward P. Pavlinich.

Jennifer is survived by her husband Gregory Figueroea, 2 sons, Lonnie and Eddie Figueroea, a daughter Lea-Anne Marie Figueroea, a brother Ronald Paul Pavlinich, a sister Jodie Marie Savage, all of CA, an aunt and uncle, Judy and Bill Bert, Bridgewater and an uncle Arnold Jagt, KS.

Cremation and private services were conducted.

 

Wilda Olive Sams

Wilda Olive Sams, 80, formerly of industry, passed away Sunday August 14 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

She was born March 26, 1931 in Parkersburg, WV and was the daughter of the late James Corbitt and Hazel Olive Hamrick Bartley. She had been a resident of Industry since 1957 and was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses in Industry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband Fred Sams on February 1, 2005.

Surviving her are 2 sons and spouses, Fred (Vicky) Sams, NC and Gary (Marcia) Sams, VA, a daughter, Tammy Christine Belich, Industry, 8 grandchildren, Matthew (Jocelyn Jobe) Sams, Leah (William) Hawkins, Andrew Sams, Joshua and Jabison Sams, Wendy Michelle Nolan, Brandon Scott and Aaron Jesiah Belich, 6 great-grandchildren, Julian and Lauren Sams, Derek Blair Thomas, William Lewis Hawkins, Jason Matthew and Chase Nicholas Sams, a brother, James William Bartley, Boaz, WV, 3 sisters, Anna May Graham, Vienna, OH, Emma May Johnson, Norfolk, VA and Karen Diane Burgess, Silversprings, MD.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at 2 PM in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Mary J. Lenhult

Mary J. Lenhult, 86, of Chippewa Township, formerly of Beaver, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  She was born on May 19, 1925, in West Bridgewater, PA, to the late Francis and Barbara Pavlinich Moravec.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 68 years, Carl E. Lenhult, of Chippewa; a daughter, Carla Lenhult Carver, of Patterson Township; two sisters, Margaret (Robert) Staub, Beaver, and Sister John Moravec, Savannah, GA; two brothers, Fred (Peggy) Moravec, Monaca, and Eugene (Joyce) Moravec, Freedom; a sister-in-law, Janice Moravec, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Matthew (Kimberly) Crawford, Woodbridge, VA; Maura (Trent) Williams, Woodbridge, VA; Lisa (Jay) Jacobs, Wellington, New Zealand; Adam Carver, Patterson Township. One of nine children, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Edward and Vincent Moravec; a sister, Dorothy Ross, wife of the late Senator James E. Ross; a daughter, Marsha Ruth Crawford and a grandson, Jon Carl Carver.

She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and treasured the memories she had with her beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous life-long friends. Through her lifetime she enjoyed traveling across the country with her husband, Carl, and abroad with her sister, Sister John; volunteering as a lunch aid at New Horizon; being a Girl Scout leader; and making flower arrangements at Snyder's Flowers for a number of years before she retired.  In her spare time she enjoyed gaming, crocheting, crafting, crossword puzzles and was an excellent cook and baker.  

 Always the life of the party, Aunt Mary was always smiling and a pleasure to be around and will be missed beyond words. Many thanks go to the doctors, healthcare workers and staff employed at Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Heritage Valley Health Systems and Kindred Hospital, in providing outstanding care to Mary.

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 Frank Kantz of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Beaver. Entombment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Rochester.

Contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of the lives of Mary's daughter, Marsha Ruth Crawford, and grandson, Jon Carl Carver.

Anna Louise Jenkins

Anna Louise Jenkins, 83, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011, in Heritage Valley Beaver after a brief illness.

She lovingly and faithfully served as a mother and housewife who concentrated her care and concern on her family. She was born on February 28, 1928, to the late Herman and Annie Anderson.

She is survived by Louis, her devoted husband of 65 years, seven children: Jacqueline Jenkins, Montez Couch, Louis Jenkins, Jr. (April), Vincent Jenkins, Eugene Jenkins (Barbara), Deanna Jenkins, and Alice Jenkins; 13 grandchildren: Carl Ridley (Tonya), Jennifer Ridley, Nathaniel Ridley, Louis Jenkins, II (Simone), Frederick Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Tiana Hill (Joseph), Kenneth Deypalobos, Anna Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Angela Jenkins, Timal Patrick, and Tamia Patrick; and 12 great-grandchildren: Dashawn Boring, Juwan Ridley, Terrell Ridley, Quentin Ridley, Quincy Ridley, Chyanne Haskins, Alexis Ridley, Briana Ridley, Ambriah Jenkins, Dasia Jenkins, Saniyah Jenkins, and Nevaeh Hill. She is also survived by three half-sisters: Geneva Hosey, Marion Taylor (George), and Maxine Anderson, a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a close friend, June Ward.


Friends were received Tuesday, September 6, 2011, from 10 A.M. until service time at Noon in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. Interment was in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Bertha J. Stumpf/Little Chapman

Bertha J. Stumpf/Little Chapman, 86, of East Rochester, passed away Monday September 5 in her home.

She was born September 19, 1924 in Big Run, PA and was the daughter of the late Forney (Fred) and Luella R. Davis Stumpf. Bertha was a longtime resident of Rochester and was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Chapman.

Surviving her are a step-son, Robert Chapman Jr., Negley, OH, 2 step-daughters, Mary Batey, Palm City, FL and Elizabeth Figley, Largo, FL, 2 brothers, Harry and Robert Stumpf and 3 sisters, Imogine McDeavitt, Ruth Hughes and Dee Robinsky.

Friends were received Friday from 9 AM until time of the Blessing Service at 12 Noon in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Father William Schwartz of SS Peter and Paul Church officiated. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family wants to thank Mother Theresa Hospice and staff for their care of Bertha. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Blind Association, 911 South Main Street, Greensburg, PA or Mother Theresa Hospice, Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA.

John L. ‘Pap’ Wilson

John L. ‘Pap’ Wilson, 92, of Brighton Township, went to be with his Lord Wednesday September 21 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver with his family at his side. He was born June 11, 1919 in Rochester and was the son of the late Lester R. and Blanche Werner Wilson.

John had been a resident of Brighton Township since 1954 and formerly lived in Vanport and Freedom. He was a retired driver/salesman for the former Keystone Bakery in Bridgewater, was a member of SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver, the Knights of Columbus, was a former President of the Legion of Mary, was an avid bowler and former part owner of Peek and Tom Bowling Alley in Beaver and was a past Treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann Reese Wilson, 2 sisters, Helene and Monica and a brother, Vincent.

He is survived by a son John David Wilson, Masontown, PA, 2 daughters, Louise (Gary) Cargo, Port Huron, MI, and Judith A. (Charles) Roberts, Beaver, 6 grandchildren, Wendy (David) Armbruster, Marysville, MI, Gary (Colleen) Cargo, Jr., Burtchville, MI, Deborah Pringle, Concord, NC, David (Lisa) Roberts, Warner Robins, GA, Marsha Roberts/ Cendeno, Beaver and Amy (Travis) Lively, Easton, PA, 14 great-grandchildren, a brother, Robert Wilson, CA, 2 sisters, Sister Rose Marie Wilson, CA and Rita Shipley, CA and a number of special friends including, Joe Sayre, Joe Sitko, Evelyn Columbo and Joe Aquino.

Friends were received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 11 AM in SS Peter & Paul Church, Beaver by Father William Schwartz of the Church. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family suggests contributions may be made to SS Peter & Paul Angel Fund.

John A. Kovach Sr.

John A. Kovach Sr., 84, of Vanport, passed away Wednesday, September 28 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 21, 1927 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Caroline Kovach. Nearing the end of World War II, he proudly served in the United States Navy. An electrician by trade, he retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation with 32 years of service.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by the love of his life, Betty M. Kovach in 1988, a loving son, William C. Kovach in 2008, three brothers, Joseph, Steven and Theodore Kovach and three sisters, Anna Inman who passed away in Nevada the same day as John, and Marie Graff and Valeria Kovach.

He will be sadly missed by his four children and their spouses, John Jr. and Iris Kovach, Sun City, AZ, Karen Kovach, Beaver Falls, Robert and Laura Kovach, Kathleen and Richard Lambert and Rebecca and Greg Wilson all of Beaver, ten grandchildren, Jason and Erin Kovach, Seven Fields, Ben and Laura Kovach, Fairfax, VA, Adam Lambert and his fiance Cristy Gwin, Patterson Township, Brad and Alyssa Kovach, Grand Cayman Islands, Leslie and Josh Buchanan, Clinton, Amy Kovach and her fiance Bill Anderson, Beaver Falls, Jonathan and Samantha Lambert, Beaver and Ryan, Jesse and Scott Wilson, Beaver, six great-grandchildren, Avery Kovach, Xavier Kovach, Brett Lambert, Kaylyn and Eli Buchanan and Conner Anderson, a brother, William Kovach, Monaca, one sister, Victoria Zupsic, Whycliff, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St, Beaver, on Thursday September 29th from 4 to 8 and Friday Sept. 30th from 11:30 to 1:30 followed by a mass of Christian burial at 2:00 in St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Rochester. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of Asera Care, especially Kit and Jeannie, for their kindness and care given to John during his illness.

Evelyn J. Sutton

Evelyn J. Sutton, 91, formerly of Brighton Township, passed away Monday October 3 in Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls.

She was born February 22, 1920 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Frank P. and Martha J. McConaghy Battaline. Evelyn was a private duty nurse and Presbyterian by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul F. Sutton in 1984 and a brother, Robert ‘Link’ Batteline.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard A. and Nora Sutton, Midland and a nephew Robert Batteline, Ellwood City.

Private visitation and services were conducted in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and burial was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Betty L. Passeri

Betty L. Passeri, 89, formerly of Vanport, passed away Thursday October 27 in Friendship Ridge, Brighton Township.

She was born March 8, 1922 in Ellwood City and was the daughter of the late Frances and Mary Murphy Haswell. Betty had been a former employee of the former Public Drug and the Bumpers Restaurant in Beaver.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James J. Passeri, Sr. in 1998, a daughter, Karen Busey, 7 brothers, Bruce, Bill, Dale, Bob, Frank, Tommy and Teddy Haswell, and 5 sisters, Verna Koch, Sally Kovilenko, Virginia Moyer, Dorothy Koben and Nancy Cragle.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Lisa Passeri, Vanport and Linda Allen and her son-in-law Bruce, Pleasanton, CA, a grandson, James Passeri III, Renton, WA and 2 sisters, Patti Timmerman, Ellwood City and June Locke, Wampum.

There was public visitation or service. Burial was in Beaver Cemetery. The Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver was entrusted with the arrangements.

Clarissa C. McCullough

Clarissa C. McCullough, 99, formerly of Beaver passed away Thursday November 10 in Kindred Hospital, Brighton Township.

She was born June 4, 1912 in Chippewa Township and was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth Young Amend. Clarissa was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver and the Keen Agers and Marion Guild of the Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John W. McCullough in 1989, 3 brothers, Edward, Vince and Bernard Amend and 4 sisters, Clarella Amend, Anna Mannion, Regina Peterman and Gertrude Vopat.

She is survived by a son and his wife, John and Mariellen McCullough, Brighton Township, 2 daughters and their husbands, Ruth Anne and David Hutchens, Mentor, OH and Alice and John Osterman, Naperville, IL, 6 grandchildren, Wendy and Christopher McCullough, Bobby Hutchens, Christine (Tim) Naskowicz and Adam and Michael Osterman, 2 great-grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Covert and a brother Charles Amend, Oberlin, OH.

Friends were received Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at 11 AM in SS Peter and Paul Church Beaver by Father Robert Miller. Burial followed in Beaver Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions be made to the We Care Fund of SS Peter and Paul Church, 200 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009.

Charlotte M. Rodwell

Charlotte M. Rodwell, 85, of Brighton Township passed away Monday November 14 in Heritage Valley, Brighton Township. She was born July 5, 1926 in West Bridgewater and was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Brown May.

Charlotte was a 1944 graduate of Beaver High School, a 1948 graduate of Geneva College, received her masters degree in English from Slippery Rock University, then taught English at the Beaver High School for 32 years until retiring in 1991. She was an active member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Geneva Women, The League of Women Voters, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Women of Hope Lutheran Church and was an officer in the United Methodist Women of the Beaver-Butler District. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William I. Rodwell in 1978.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Kevin Carugati, Beaver, a son and daughter-in-law, William B. and Sandra Rodwell, Rochester, NY, 4 grandchildren, Kati and Christopher Carugati and Elizabeth and Matthew Rodwell.

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 Bonnie Rupp-Fisher, retired former pastor of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. Private burial followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte's memory to The Beaver Area Memorial Library, College Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009 or the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Market Street, Bridgewater, PA 15009.

James C. Wilson, III

James C. Wilson, III, 77, of Brighton Township, formerly of Monaca and Rochester, passed away Saturday November 19 in Rochester Manor. He was born May 8, 1934 in Rochester and was the son of the late James C. Wilson II and Grace Graff Wilson.

James had lived in Brighton Township for 43 years, was retired as an Electrical Design Engineer after 36 years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Vanport and previously worked for AT&T. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver, had been the Salary Union President at Westinghouse and was an Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother Richard Wilson on May 17, 2007.

Surviving him are his wife Margaret Wilson, a son and daughter-in-law, Lee J. and Carrie Wilson, Center Township, a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and William A. O'Toole, Bethlehem, PA, 2 granddaughters, Julianne and Megan O'Toole and a sister and brother-in-law, Gracemary and Richard Sweringen, Beaver, and a sister-in-law, Joan Wilson, Beaver

Friends were Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at 10 AM by Father Robert Miller. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

The family wants to thank the Odyssey Hospice and Rochester Manor for their compassion and care of James.

William L. Thompson

William L. Thompson, 85, of Beaver, passed away Saturday December 10, 2011, in Kindred Care, Brighton Township. He was born July 1, 1926, in Rochester and was the son of the late A. Glenn and Helen West Thompson. He retired as a Supervisor from Duquesne Light Company after 43 years service, was a friend of the Vanport Presbyterian Church, a member of the Rochester Turners, and was a World War II veteran.

Bill is survived by 3 sons, Dennis (Yvonne) Thompson, Charleston, WV; Gary Thompson, Beaver; Bob (Cindy) Whittingham, Beaver Falls; 2 daughters, Sandy (Bill) Staszak, White Oak and Judy (Dave) Noll, Salisbury, MD; 9 grandchildren, Tom (Jane) Staszak, Janna Staszak, Shaun Thompson, Stephen (Abbie) Whittingham, Bryce Whittingham, Andrew, Perry, Kenneth and Emily Helton; a great-granddaughter, Sadie Whittingham; a brother Arthur (Rose) Thompson, New Brighton; and a sister-in-law Rosemary Thompson, Hanover Twp, a brother-in-law, Robert (Judy) Hallman, Freeport. He was preceded in death by his wives, Margaret Fraser Thompson and Sally Hallman Thompson, a son Kenneth Whittingham, and a brother Ronald Thompson.

Friends were received Tuesday, December 13, 2 – 4 and 6 until service time at 7:30 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. His pastor, Reverend David Byers, officiated. Private interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

In Bill's memory, donations are welcomed at the Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009 or Vanport Presbyterian Church, 289 Georgetown Lane, Beaver, PA 15009.

Donald Moore Porter

Donald Moore Porter, 89, formerly of Ohioville and Beaver passed away Friday December 16 in the Masonic Village, Sewickley.

He was born June 27, 1921 in Midland and was the eldest child of the late James L. and Linda Louise McElwain Porter. Donald was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School in Midland, served with the Army Air Corp in India and China during WW II and was a Mason, initiated into the Glasgow Lodge in 1946.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Esther E. Porter on March 2, 2011 and a sister, Betty Jeanne Katich March 20, 2011.

He is survived by 3 children, Drew E. Porter, Bluefield, VA, Mark W. (Nancy) Porter, Ivoryton, CT and Nancy A. Porter, Largo, FL, 3 sisters, Marilyn Kovach, Midland, Celia J. Tilley, St. Charles, MO and Patty Ann (Bernard) Tadajski, Pittsburgh, 4 nieces and 2 nephews also survive.

Friends were received Tuesday from Noon until service time at 2 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Reverend Henry Knapp of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver officiated and interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Michael Thomas Suica

Michael Thomas Suica, 65, of Center Township passed away unexpectedly Saturday December 17 in his home. Mike was born May 29, 1946 in East Liverpool, OH and was preceded in death by his parents George and Anna Suica and a sister Georgette Bruno. He had graduated from Beaver Area High School and had spent his career in the auto industry.Most notably as the used car manager for Wright Pontiac, Wexford and general manager of the former Colonial Chrysler in Beaver.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Lorraine, their son and family, Mike and Stacy Suica and grandchildren, Sam and Claudia, 2 sisters, Mary Sundy, Beaver and Pinkie (Jim) Folio, Weirton, WV, a brother, Tom (Barb) Suica, Monaca, and numerous nieces and nephews who have always been special to him. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Kay Bruce and their extended family also grieve his passing.

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 10 AM by Reverend Harriet Hutton of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

Private family burial took place in Beaver Cemetery.

Antoinette Angeline Tangora

Antoinette Angeline Tangora, 86, of Brighton Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday December 29 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township. She was born October 15, 1925 in Monaca and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Taormina Kurtz, Sr.

Antoinette was a long time resident of Brighton Township, had at one time worked at the Beaver Restaurant, was a member of SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver, the Keen Agers of the church and of the VFW of Aliquippa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph in 1988, 2 brothers, Anthony and Austin ‘Sonny’ Kurtz and a sister Mary Campagna.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Charles and Deborah Tangora, Chippewa Township, a daughter and her husband, Annette and Andrew Jodikinos, Independence Township, 5 grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Jodikinos, Nancy (Brian) Campbell, Chad Jodikinos, Stephanie (Don) Rambo and Heather (Joey) Conforti, 8 great-grandchildren, Angela, Mikayla, Christopher, Abby, Noah, Gemma, Dominic and Dante, a brother and his wife, Andrew and Karen Kurtz, Jr., Aliquippa, 2 sisters-in-law, Ruthanne (George) Bluemling and Betty Clause, a close friend Carol Pamagbo and a nephew and his wife, Nicholas and Judy Campagna and their family.

Friends were received Sunday 6 to 8, Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at 10 AM with Father Robert Miller officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Cemetery.

Richard L. Fleming

Richard L. Fleming of Brighton Township passed away Friday December 30 in Heritage Valley Hospital, Brighton Township. He was born October 14, 1929 in Rochester and was the son of the late Robert D. and Mary Stuart Fleming.

Dick had lived in Brighton Township since 1957 and was formerly of Beaver. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Arco Polymers, Potter Township, a part time policeman for 10 years in Brighton Township and later worked for 8 years for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Vanport. He had attended the Beaver Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, served in the 7th Field Artillery Division in the Army in Korea, was a former member and past Commander of the former American Legion Phillip J. Davidson Post #389, Beaver, was a member and officer of the Arco Retirees Club and was a member of the F&AM St. James Lodge #457, Beaver.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Myrna Jean Evans Fleming, a son, Raymond E. Fleming, Brighton Township, a daughter and her husband, Linda Lee and John Bodycombe, Brighton Township, 3 grandchildren, Kristie Paulowich, Beaver and Lesley and Aimee Fleming, GA, 2 great-grandchildren, Shawn and Emily, 4 nieces and 2 nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert D. and Howard Fleming.

Friends were received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver where a funeral service was conducted Wednesday at 11 AM by his pastor Reverend Roland Gray. Interment was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society in Dick’s memory.

Robert ‘Greek’ Staub

Robert ‘Greek’ Staub, 81, a life long resident of Beaver, passed away Saturday December 31 in Heritage Valley, Brighton Township with his loving family at his side.

He was born July 5, 1930 in Beaver and was the son of the late Charles J. and Cora Mae Grim Staub. He was a retired employee of Littell Steel Company in Fallston, a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Beaver, an Army veteran serving during Korea, the police chief of the Beaver County Police Department in the 1960’s and had joined the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department in 1972, where he had help numerous positions including Assistant Chief and was currently Safety Officer.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Margaret L. Moravec Staub, his 7 daughters , Vicki Staub, Vanport, Cindi (Thomas) Anzio, Brighton Township, Patricia (Regis) McLaughlin, Beaver, Shari (Darren) Pfender, Beaver, Teresa Owoc, Charlotte, NC, Laura Staub, Ft. Myers, FL and Amelia (Michael) Schlaack, Vanport, 14 grandchildren, Anna and Evan Anzio, Robert, Melissa, Patrick, and Meghan McLaughlin, Tyler, Brett and Jesse Pfender, Matthew, Elizabeth and Ashley Owoc, Justin and Katelyn Schlack, a great-grandson, Brayden Qwery, 3 brothers, Thomas (Dee) Staub, Orlando, FL, Edward (Pat) Staub, Calcutta, OH, Richard Staub, Tampa, FL, 2 sisters, Ruth (Darrell) Krause, Industry, Sharon (Bill) McIntyre, Cincinnati, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Betty Jean Roland, Donna Skorupan and Margaret Ellis and a brother, Jim Staub.

Friends were received Tuesday 5 to 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 AM in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Father Robert Miller. Interment followed in Beaver Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions may be made in Greek’s memory to the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, Market Street, Beaver, PA 15009 or SS Peter and Paul Church, 200 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009.


 

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