Arthur DeLee Kerfoot – Hookstown (Frankfort Springs)

“Peanut” Arthur DeLee Kerfoot, 82, of Hookstown (Frankfort Springs) died peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by the love of family on Thursday afternoon, January 14, 2021. Born June 28, 1938, in Philipsburg, Pa., he was the last surviving son born to the late William E. and Irene (Brown) Kerfoot. A graduate of Philipsburg High School class of 1956. Peanut started his career in 1956 with Allegheny Airlines, retiring from USAirways after 40 years having worked as a station agent, load planner and airline dispatcher. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, a longtime member of Five Points Hunt Club and the neighborhood ‘lawn fairy’.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Walter ‘Chis’ and Ralph Kerfoot. Continue reading

Michael J. McCoy – New Cumberland

With sad and heavy hearts, we the family of Michael J. McCoy announce his sudden passing on Monday morning December 28, 2020, at his New Cumberland residence at the age of 48. Mike was born July 26, 1972, in Aliquippa, a beloved son of Tim and Donna (Fryer) McCoy of New Cumberland.

Mike was working as a maintenance foreman at the Bruce Mansfield Plant Shippingport for 20 years, he attended the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church of Aliquippa and the Westminster Presbyterian church of Chester with his wife Sunny. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. In the summer he could be found lounging in the pool, where he often hosted family and friends, cooking on the grill serving up smoked meats and deer jerky for all to enjoy. Nothing compared to the love he had for family and friends then the love they had for him. With his loving heart of gold, Mike was a loving husband, father and son. Continue reading

Albert Raymond McDougal – Formerly of Hookstown

Albert Raymond McDougal, 86, formerly of Hookstown died Friday evening December 18, 2020, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born April 29, 1934, in Rachael, W.V., he was a son of the late Glenn and Ethel (Barr) McDougal. Albert had worked as an electrician at St. Joe Lead; Monaca. He was involved with the South Side Athletic boosters, a charter member of the Hanover VFD and was a boy scout leader with troop #412. Mostly he enjoyed his farm and loved working with his horses and cows.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Kathleen McDougal on March 21, 1997, two brothers Harold and William McDougal and a sister Dorothy Riffle.

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Donna Lee Matchett – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Donna Lee Matchett, 80 of Georgetown (Greene Twp.) died Thursday evening December 17, 2020, at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born October 15, 1940 in Braddock she was a daughter of the late Milo William & Maxine Edith (Shore) Smith. Along with being a homemaker, Donna had worked as a beautician for many years and was also a caregiver, helping those who couldn’t help themselves. She also attended the Mill Creek EPC of Hookstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband William S. Matchett on December 9, 2016 and her companion Franklin D. Saunders on June 19, 2020 and a sister Janet May Smith. Continue reading

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Bailey – Aliquippa (Independence Twp.)

Robert Lee “Bob” Bailey, 75, of Aliquippa (Independence Twp.), died Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2020, at Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beaver Falls.

Born March 2, 1945, in Burgettstown, he was a son of the late Odd Brooks and Pricilla Florence (Angel) Bailey. Bob had worked with the Independence Twp. Road department before retiring, a member of International operating engineers local # 66 and was a volunteer fireman with the Independence Twp. VFD. Continue reading

Carole J. Jackson – Midland Heights

Carole J. Jackson, 71, of Midland Heights, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020, at her Midland residence.

Born October 1, 1949, in East Liverpool, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Dorothy M. (Crevar) Minehart. Carole had worked as a receptionist in the media industry and attended the Hookstown Free Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William David Jackson on June 28, 2009 and a brother, Larry Lee Minehart. Continue reading

Joyce Eileen “Rube” Stewart – Georgetown

Joyce Eileen “Rube” Stewart, 68, of Georgetown, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 2020, with her daughter at her side under the compassionate care of nurses and staff at Good Samaritan Hospice Beaver.

Born April 21, 1952, in East Liverpool, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Barbara Stewart. Rube had worked as a nurse’s aid at Friendship Ridge for 31 years before retiring. Continue reading

Evelyn F. Geary – Aliquippa (Hanover Twp.)

Evelyn F. Geary, 95, of Aliquippa, (Hanover Twp.) died peacefully Sunday morning, November 22, 2020, at Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beaver Falls.

Born August 26, 1925, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Alma (Caler) Miller. A homemaker she attended the Mill Creek EPC of Hookstown.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Raymond Lokomski and Alexander Geary; her son, Charles Lokomski; two brothers, John and Fred Miller and a sister, Catherine Calhoon. Continue reading

Beatrice (McCoy) (Irwin) Brodmerkel – Frankfort Springs

Betty, as she is known by her family and friends, departed this life on November 18, 2020, at age 98, to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mom was born August 15, 1922, at the corner of Route 18 and Route 151 in Racoon Township to the late Mont R. and Anna (Shay) McCoy. She was their fourth daughter, with three more daughters and two sons yet to arrive.

While growing up she, along with her siblings, attended Crooks and Lower Service one-room schools. We believe this is where her lifelong love of history and interest in one-room schools began.  (This is also where the family’s “Mrs. Cotter” cookie recipe came from; we will not go into the details here). Continue reading

Terry W. McQuillan – Chippewa Township

Terry W. McQuillan, 70, of Chippewa Twp. died peacefully Thursday, November 12, 2020, in the Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh with his wife at his side.

Born November 24, 1949 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late William and Audrey (McGrail) McQuillan. Terry was self-employed in the trucking industry, an avid car collector and loving husband, He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a SP4 in the U.S. Army, where he received the National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; three Bronze Star Medals; Vietnam Campaign Medal; two OS Bars and Sharp Shooter M-16. Continue reading

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