Monthly Archives: January 2023

Jayson Dean “Jake” Jordan – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Jayson Dean “Jake” Jordan, 59, of Hookstown (Hanover twp.) passed unexpectedly Sunday, January 29, 2023 in the comfort of his home. Born December 14, 1963 in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a son of the late Edwin Ray and Pearl (Brown) Jordan. Jake had worked as a truck driver, a member of Teamsters Local #341, and the Hookstown Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed shooting and loved his cat, Sasha. Continue reading

John Audley Keifer – Clinton (Hanover Twp.)

John Audley Keifer, 94, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with family at his side on Monday evening, January 16, 2023. Born May 21, 1928 in Burgettstown, he was a son of the late Leonard Criswell and Frances Nelson (Walker) Keifer. John had worked as a mill wright for J&L Steel and was a member of the Community Bible Chapel. He belonged to the Hanover VFD for over 25 years and was a 1st responder with Hanover VFD ambulance.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Dorothea Evelyn (Crago) Keifer on March 12, 2016 and a sister and her husband Jane and John Miller. Continue reading

Lena Mae Cool – Masonic Village in Sewickley

Lena Mae Cool, 89, of the Masonic Village in Sewickley, passed peacefully Friday morning, January 6, 2023 at the Village. A long-time resident of the Clinton and Imperial area, she was born November 6, 1933 in Hookstown. A daughter of the late William C. and Elizabet Nelson (Frazer) Simpson. Lena had worked as a practical nurse in the health care industry, she was a member of the Clinton U.P. Church for many years, a 65-year member of the Frankfort Springs Grange, Findlay twp. Senior Citizens and was secretary/treasurer with the Hopewell Hebron Cemetery for many years. Continue reading

Elizabeth P. Newbauer – Beaver (Vanport Twp.)

Elizabeth P. Newbauer, 94, of Beaver (Vanport Twp.) passed Sunday evening, January 1, 2023 at the Lakeview Nursing Center in Darlington. Born January 30, 1928 in Newell, PA. she was a daughter of the late Thomas H. & Elizabeth (Rutherford) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Richard G. Newbauer, on January 8, 2016 and her brother Thomas Phillips.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-laws Craig G. and Libby Newbauer and Mark R. and Robin Newbauer, a sister Virginia Czopek. Grandmother of 4, Marissa (Logan) Hoppel, Erica (John) Walker, Justin Newbauer and Morgan Newbauer. Great grandmother of 4, Harper Walker, Rolan, Rylan and Logan Hoppel. Continue reading

Joseph C. Kozol – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Joseph C. Kozol, 58, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.) passed Sunday, January 1, 2023 surrounded by his family at UPMC-Montefiore; Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Born May 4, 1964 in Oakdale, he was a son of the late Alexander “Whitie” and Mary Peg (Cook) Kozol. Joe had worked as a carpenter in the construction industry.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 30 years, Deborrah J. (Blaha) Kozol, dearest father of Felicia and her husband Josh Testa, Ryan and his wife Brooke Kozol and Cory and his wife Courtney Kozol. Brother of Rod Kozol, Pam Beatty, Becki Barcus, Nancy Dellapiazza and Eilleen Wagoner, proud pap pap of 5, Corbin, Adrianna, Kail, River and Weston. Continue reading

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