Shirley J. Shychuck – Georgetown

Shirley J. Shychuck, 68, of Georgetown (Greene Township) Pa., died Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Beaver Medical Center following a brief illness.

Shirley was born February 12, 1951, in McKeesport. The only child of the late George and Viola (Backstrom) Dubinshak and lived in Sutersville, Pa. until getting married in 1970. She graduated from Sewickley Area (Yough) High School. Continue reading

Eric Lloyd Patterson – Formerly of Hookstown

Eric Lloyd Patterson, 38, of Slippery Rock, Pa., formerly of Hookstown, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by family on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Erin Paisley Patterson and son, Tyler; parents, Richard and Michelle Patterson; brother, Michael (Erin) Patterson; grandmother, Peggy Davis; parents-in-law, Don and Pam Paisley; brother-in-law, Ryan (Angel) Paisley; and nieces and nephews, Sarah, Hannah, David Patterson and Jackson and Reagan Paisley. There are many other special family members and friends. Continue reading

Arlene Hamrick – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

Arlene Hamrick, 74, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.) died Friday morning October 18, 2019 at Heritage Valley Beaver.

She was the wife of the late David Hamrick.

Cremation Services provided by McConnell Funeral Home, Hookstown.

Michael D. Brooks – Hookstown

Michael D. Brooks, 40, of Hookstown died Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born April 15, 1979, in Rochester, he was a beloved son of William and Vicki (Douglas) Brooks.

Brother of Carrie (John) Teapole and Matthew (Brandy) Brooks; paternal grandmother, Theresa Trotta and her late husband Chris; the late maternal grandparents, Dale and Evelyn Douglas; nieces and nephews, Courtney and Caitlin Walker, Christopher and Ethan Brooks, and Trevor and Avah Teapole; aunt, Patty (Joe) LeCerf; and an uncle, Steven Douglas. Continue reading

Charles W. McAfee – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Charles W. McAfee, 69 of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.) died Sunday morning September 8, 2019 in the comfort of his home with family at his side. Born June 19, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Roland and Grace (Glass) McAfee. Charles had worked as a laborer with Laborers Union # 833 of New Brighton and at Service Master in Coraopolis in the janitorial dept.. He was a member of the Frankfort Grange, loved farming, deer hunting and in his younger days loved square dancing. He loved watching his grandsons baseball games. Spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren is what brought him the most joy. Continue reading

James E. Noss – Hanover Township

On this day, September 2, 2019, my best friend and husband, James E. Noss passed away. He received his wings this morning. Today would have been his 77th birthday.

Jim married his wife, Ellen (Gereg) Noss, 57 years ago. They raised four daughters, Vicky Haberman (Jim), Kimmy Ware (Keith), Ronni Lynn Floyd (David), and Kelly Seiber (Ernie), and a son, James “Bud” Noss (Patricia), 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Irene (Kircher) Noss, and a brother, David. Continue reading

Blaine M. McMelleon – Monaca (Center Twp.)


Blaine M. McMelleon, 86, of Monaca (Center Twp.) passed peacefully on Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born May 3, 1933, in Nemacolin, Pa., he was a son of the late Minor W. and Mattie M. (Mason) McMelleon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret E. (Griffith) McMelleon on May 10, 1982, and his second wife, Margaret A. “Peggy” (Strayer) McMelleon on August 15, 2009, whom be married August 23, 2002; his daughters, Karen M. McMelleon in 1970, Faye S. Pettner in 2017 and Janet L. Blair in 2010; a stepson, Shawn M. Bryan and three sisters, Billie Walters, Betty Mason and Boots Thomas. Continue reading

Allen B. Mixter – Hookstown

Allen B. Mixter, 32, of Hookstown, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, August 22, 2019, at his Hookstown residence.

Born June 12, 1987, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Samuel A. and his wife Sharon Mixter, Hookstown and Kelley Ingram, Moon Township; loving companion of Marcie Culley, Hookstown; his children, Sandra, Elaine, Myra, Samantha, Serena, Vanessa, and Junior; grandfather of Elaysia; and brother of David (Amanda) Mixter, Wampum; Samuel (Cindy) Mixter, Smethport, Pa.; Carol (David) Griffith, Aliquippa; Amanda Garrison, Chester, W.Va.; and Deborah (Jake) Speece, Weirton, W.Va. Continue reading

William ‘Lee’ Conti – Hookstown (Greene Twp)

William ‘Lee’ Conti, 31, of Hookstown, (Greene Twp), died unexpectedly on Friday, August 16, 2019, in the emergency room at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born July 10, 1988, in Beaver, he is the beloved son of Curtis L. and Michelle J. (Flamont) Conti.

Lee had worked as a shift manager at Dollar General in Raccoon Twp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, dirt bikes and anything outdoors. He loved music and being with his family. Continue reading

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