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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

James “Curt” Campbell – Lehigh Acres, FL.

James “Curt” Campbell, 64, of Lehigh Acres, FL. passed peacefully on December 26, 2022 in Fort Myers, FL. Surrounded by family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving brother Charlie and his wife Marcy, nephew Bobby and nieces Colleen and Chrissy. Curt was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Thressa and brother Bob. He graduated from South Side Beaver High School in 1976 and played on the football, basketball and baseball teams. Curt lived in Mentor, Ohio (outside Cleveland) and was employed by First Energy before moving to Fort Myers, where he worked as a lineman for over 20 years at Florida Power and Light Company (FPL). He also served as Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Curt loved dogs, all Pittsburgh sports teams, his trucks, and chocolates from Sarris. Continue reading

Clara “Toots” (Near) Davidson – Frankfort Springs Boro

Clara “Toots” (Near) Davidson, 91, of Frankfort Springs Borough passed away on December 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at Heritage Valley Sewickley.

Clara was born September 7, 1931 at her family home in Hopewell, PA to the late Paul and Clara (Peoples) Near.

For many years, Clara was a hairdresser out of her home in Hanover Township. Later, Clara and her family established the family business, County Line Restaurant, in 1984.

In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas “Red” Davidson, son Thomas James Davidson III, and sister Ruth (Near) McNutt. Upon her husband’s passing, her grandson Adam Davidson and dear friend Joseph Samu shared her home and provided support. Continue reading

Thomas M. Malloy, Jr. – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

Thomas M. Malloy, Jr., 87, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.), passed unexpectedly Monday, December 26, 2022 at his residence. Born February 18, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a son of the late Thomas M. Sr. and Lillian (Richmond) Malloy. Tom had worked as a steam fitter for Local Steam Fitters Union # 449 and was a US Navy veteran. Continue reading

Robert A. Rupert – Hanover Township

Robert A. Rupert, 75, of Hanover Township, passed December 26, 2022 in his home after fighting a blood cancer for more than 15 years. Born on May 23, 1947 on a small farm in Apollo, Pennsylvania, Bob began working at age 15 for M&H Pressure Casting. After graduating from Penn Joint High School, he entered PIA technical school where he obtained his A & P license. His career as an airplane mechanic was interrupted by “a stint in the US Army and a free trip to Vietnam”. His career in the Aero Space Industry lasted 41 years.

Bob’s interest in metalsmithing gave him much pleasure. He went on to learn more when he joined the local ABANA chapter, Pittsburgh Area Artists and Blacksmith Association, PAABA, serving as their President and Vice President for about 10 years. Attending classes in Missouri led him to author and self-publish a book “Fundamentals in Blacksmithing”. Continue reading

Jennie E. McRoberts – East Liverpool

Jennie E. McRoberts, 86, of East Liverpool, passed quietly Christmas morning, December 25, 2022 in the comfort of her home with family at her side. Born February 8, 1936 in Washington, PA., she was a daughter of the late John T. and Sarah S. (Crawford) Antill. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robert H. McRoberts.

She is survived by her children Patti and David Reed, Samuel “Bud” and Terri McRoberts and Robert and Maria McRoberts. Sister of Sarah Chromack and Doris Bogart. Grandmother of 3, William Krosko, Jennie Zaluski and Bethany McRoberts. Great grandmother of 2, Victoria Zaluski and Daken Zaluski. Continue reading

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