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Lillah Beal – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Lillah Beal, 91 of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.). Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed on June 8, 2024 with her girls at her side. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Bernice Ramsey. Born on April 26, 1933 at her home in Aliquippa. In her early years she lived in Aliquippa before moving with her family to Hanover Twp. as a teenager. She graduated from West Allegheny in 1951. There she met the love of her life, Paul Beal. They married August 13, 1951 and were together for 52 years before his death on June 27, 2003.

Two daughters, Debi and her late husband Robert John McCoy Jr. and Pam and her husband Paul Davidson cherish her memory and will miss her love, stories and spending time with her. Also, she leaves cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, Erin and Michael Patterson, Ryan & Jessica McCoy, Benjamin & Casey Davidson, and Adam Davidson and Laney Vaughan. She loved her grandchildren so very much and then the greats came along and she filled her heart with them. Sarah , Hannah, and David Patterson, Liam & Genevieve McCoy. Also, she leaves a daughter by heart, Margaret Frazier and a sister JoAnn Ramsey. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins. Continue reading

Joseph C. Barrett – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

Joseph C. Barrett, 79 OF Hookstown (Greene Twp.) passed Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2024 at Heritage Valley Beaver with his family at his side. He was born February 24, 1945 in East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a son of the late John and Wilda Marie (Sayers) Barrett.

Joe had worked Weirton Steel and J & L Steel where he was in charge of the union for several years, also had worked as site security at the Nuclear Power plant in Shippingport. A South Side School Board member for years, along with being a constable. He was a member in his younger years and then a Scout leader while his boys were active. He also worked as a guard at the Hookstown skating rink for Mr. and Mrs. Berger and was involved with the Hookstown Free Methodist Church. Continue reading

Raymond S. Poland – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Raymond S. Poland, 76 of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.) passed unexpectedly Sunday evening, June 2, 2024 at Brighton Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Beaver. Born June 5, 1947 in Lonaconing, Maryland, he was a son of the late Raymond S. and Evelyn A. (Shockey) Poland. Ray had worked as a steel worker with J&L Aliquippa Works before retiring. He enjoyed riding his motor cycle and hunting, but most of all, spending time with his family on the weekends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 sons, Raymond S. Poland and James E. Poland and a brother, Gary Poland. Continue reading

Donna M. Rakoczy – Clinton

Donna M. Rakoczy, 86, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

Born September 11, 1937, in Clinton, Pa., she is the daughter of the late Frank and Katherine (Bauer) Skvarj. Donna retired from PNC Bank in 1997 as a manager after 26 ½ years. She was a member of St. Columbkille Church, St. Isidore the Farmer Parish.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Rakoczy, two brothers, John Skvarj and Richard Skvarj; three sisters, Mary Hissom, Helen Carr and Rose Doerr. Continue reading

Alex J Lizzi Sr. – Summerville, SC

Alex J Lizzi Sr, 94, of Summerville, SC, formerly of Freedom PA, passed away Friday, April 19, 2024 surrounded by his family. Born January 18, 1930, in Freedom, Alex was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Lodovico) Lizzi.

Alex was preceded in death by his wife Mary Anne (Emerick) Lizzi, his son John A. Lizzi, his brother James Lizzi and his mother and father. Continue reading

Bridget M. Schmidt – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

Bridget M. Schmidt, 78 of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.), passed peacefully Monday morning, April 15, 2024 in the comfort of her home with family at her side. Born May 1, 1945 in Aliquippa. She was the only child born to the late George and Magdelena (Kyc) Fetkovich.

In addition to being a homemaker, Bridget had also worked as a realtor in the Real Estate industry. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She is the beloved wife of 58 years to Charles E. “Chuck” Schmidt, cherished mother of Chuck and his wife Brooke Schmidt Jr., Kirstin and her husband Stephen Pilotti and Scott and his wife Julie Schmidt. Her grandchildren are Lt. Tyler Schmidt, Samuel Schmidt, Nicholas Pilotti, Christian Pilotti, David Schmidt, Mark Schmidt and Jessica Schmidt and her fiancé Cory Lenzer. Continue reading

Frances Q. Peach – Hookstown

Frances Q. Peach, 77, of Hookstown, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2024, in her home of over 50 years surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 4, 1947, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late James and Marie (Trevino) Quinn, Fran was a schoolteacher for over 30 years with the vast majority of that time being with the South Side School District. Fran loved to travel with her late husband taking motorhome trips all across the nation. Accompanying on these trips through the years were always her four-legged best friends who she adored.

Fran lived a life filled with love and kindness always wanting to be a support to others. She embodied a quiet yet unwavering strength that carried her through her diagnosis of Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2014 and subsequent lung transplant in 2018. Continue reading

Robert G. Maier – Georgetown

Robert G. Maier, 80 of Georgetown (Greene Twp.) passed peacefully Friday morning, April 12, 2024 in the comfort of his home with family at his side. Born June 18, 1943 in Pittsburgh. He was the son of the late George J. and Mary Elizabeth (O’Keefe) Maier. Bob had worked as a salesman in a variety of businesses, also a member of St. Blaise Catholic Church of Midland, the N.R.A. and the Mt. Nebo Grange in Sewickley and was a veteran serving in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Continue reading

Ronald L. Patton – Hookstown

Ronald L. Patton, 71 of Hookstown passed peacefully Monday evening, April 8, 2024 surrounded by the love of family and friends at the Weirton Medical Center, after a courageous hard fought battle with cancer. Born May 14, 1952 in Weirton, he was a son of the late Norman and Jaunita (Hall) Patton. Ron had worked as a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry and was a veteran having served in the US Army. A kind hearted man, he was known to help anyone in need and will be missed by all that knew him. He shared his love of classic cars with his grandsons and cousins Bruce and Brian Hall. He enjoyed restoring them along with John Deere Tractors. He also enjoyed car races and old John Wayne westerns. Continue reading

Jason M. Weekley – Reno, Texas

It is with sad and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son and brother, Jason M. Weekley, 37 of Reno, Texas. His passing was unexpected on Wednesday April 3, 2024 in Reno Texas. Born October 27, 1986 in Akron Ohio, a son of Michael Weekley and Liza & her late husband Bill Kozel. Jason had worked as a Material Control Manager with a pipe fabrication company. Continue reading

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