Diane (Kovacic) McHaffie – Georgetown

Diane (Kovacic) McHaffie, 63, of Georgetown, passed Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born, September 14, 1959, in Sewickley, PA, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Ann Kovacic.

She was a graduate of Aliquippa High School, Class of 1978. Diane furthered her education at the Community College of Beaver County, receiving her associate degree in Applied Sciences, Executive Secretary. Diane worked at Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Monaca, before becoming a flight attendant, where she flew for 33 years with US Airways and American Airlines, accumulating approximately 30,000 hours in the air. Continue reading

James M. “Picker” Shutt – Georgetown

James M. “Picker” Shutt, 77, of Georgetown, passed, Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver. Born December 21, 1945, in Garrett, Indiana, he was the son of the late Edward and Shirley Woodcock Shutt.

He was a graduate of Garrett High School in Indiana, Class of 1964. Jim retired from Miller Brothers Trucking Company where he dedicated numerous years as a truck driver. Continue reading

Dorothy S. McCullough – Clinton

Dorothy S. McCullough, 95, of Clinton, passed peacefully Monday morning, February 20, 2023, in the comfort of her daughter’s home. Born March 19, 1927, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late John and Frances (Weber) Stocklem Sr. In addition to being a homemaker, she was the Findlay township tax collector for many years retiring at the age of 89. Continue reading

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

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