Randy Paul Work – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

Randy Paul Work, 65, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.), passed Friday morning, June 24, 2022 at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born February 6, 1957 in Sewickley, he was a son of the late Floyd Emanuel and Nancy L. (Doerr) Work. Randy had worked as a truck driver in the steel industry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Floyd Work.

Surviving is his wife Joanne E. (Marino) Work, his children Patricia and her husband Chris Scura and Randy J. and his wife Danielle Work. His stepdaughter Kimberly Engle. A brother Dale Work and sisters Doreen and her husband Merle Finney and Stacey and her husband Chip Smith. Beloved pap of seven grandchildren, Kylie, Austin, Kendra, Randy Jr., Hunter, Samantha and Mackenzie. Continue reading

Dolores May Conkle – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Dolores May Conkle, 87, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.), passed peacefully Friday morning, May 20, 2022, at Fox’s; Chester W.V. Born December 21, 1934, in Follansbee, W.V., she was a daughter of the late Louis and Hazel (Bailey) Hoskins, Sr. A homemaker, Dolores attended Sacred Heart Catholic church in Chester, she enjoyed horseback riding, square dancing, bingo, camping, floral design and gardening, she worked at the Southside High School in the cafeteria, retiring in 1993. Continue reading

John A. Wilson – Georgetown

John A. Wilson, 54, of Georgetown, PA passed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown, W.V. from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. Born November 30, 1967, in Cannonsburg, he was a son of the late David P. Sr. and Peggy Jo (Frazier) Wilson. John had worked as a human resource officer for the United States government, he retired from The United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant (E7) after 20 years of honorable service. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990 and Iraqi Freedom from 2003 until 2006. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal for his heroic action on the battlefield in addition to over 25 other distinguished service awards, also including the Combat Action Ribbon. Continue reading

Audrey J. Messersmith (I Did It My Way!)

Shortly after celebrating her 70th birthday, Audrey went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born to George and Hazel Nolte of Moon Township and was blessed to be raised by her grandparents Sam and Antoinette Pacella of Coraopolis.

Audrey was a homemaker at heart and had a few things that brought her the most joy. She loved every living creature and over the years raised a variety of farm animals. She had a special place in her heart for cats, especially Stinky who was always at her side and under feet. She enjoyed riding and spending time with her horse Tequila, who she had for over 15 years. Another pleasure in life was traveling and was ready for a trip to the Caribbean or road trip out west on a moment’s notice. Continue reading

Ruth Kovac – Monaca

At the age of 94, with her family by her side, Ruth Kovac of Monaca, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver. Born in Morgantown, NC, she was the last surviving child born to the late Marvin and Grace Swink.

Ruth graduated from Monaca High School in 1945 and married Jim Kovac in 1946. They were the longest married couple in Monaca (almost 70 years) until his passing in 2016. At the age of 12, Ruth became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monaca where she served as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Throughout her life, Ruth was involved in various organizations – PTA, Rainbow Girls, Presbyterian Women and Eastern Star. She was a board member of the Monaca Hall of Fame and a Judge of Elections. Ruth enjoyed traveling, playing Bingo and cards, and spending time with her family and friends. She also was adventurous, celebrating her 90th birthday by taking a hot air balloon ride. Continue reading

Patricia L. Culley – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Patricia L. Culley, 66, of Georgetown (Hanover twp.), passed unexpectedly, Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2022, at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born March 16, 1956, in Aliquippa., she was a daughter of the late Woodrow and Thelma (Roberts) Price. A homemaker, Pat’s family was everything to her and she took care of everyone as best she could.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Melissa Leah Culley, a grandson Caiden, brothers Chuck, Bill, Red, and Bob Price and sisters Brenda Anderson and Susan Herstine. Continue reading

Vanetta Tate – Hookstown

Vanetta Tate, 88, of Hookstown passed away surrounded by the family she loved on Monday, April 11, 2022. Born April 9, 1934, in Hopewell Township she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ella (Bruce) Green.

She spent her working life as a gifted cook at various establishments, including The Harvest House and Golf View Manor. The most important part of her life was spending time with her family and especially loved birthday celebrations. She was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church where she served in various areas over the years, including youth group leader, widows group leader, and was recognized as a prayer warrior.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Tate, with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage; their infant son, Wade Tate and her brothers Thomas and Clarence Green. Continue reading

Clarence E. Green – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Clarence E. Green, 89, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), passed Tuesday morning, March 22, 2022, at Beaver Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Aliquippa. Born June 28, 1932, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ella (Bruce) Green. He was a retired steel worker having worked at Crucible Steel for 32 years and then had Worked at Sears at the Beaver Valley Mall for another 20 years. A veteran of the Korean war, he served as a corporal in the USArmy. He was a lifetime member of the South Side Sportsmans Club and also a member of the Hookstown American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Thomas Green. Surviving is his wife Helen E. (Graham) Green, his children Darryl Green, Diane Green and Dale and his wife Barbara Green, a sister Vanetta Tate, also 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren survive. Continue reading

Betty Jo Roe – formerly of Georgetown

Betty Jo Roe, 90, formerly of Georgetown, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 19, 2022, at Fox’s Stone Pear Pavillion; Chester, West Virginia. Born April 23, 1931, in Evans City, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph Crawford and Minnie Roxie (Allison) Beers. A homemaker Betty was a member of the Mill Creek EPC of Hookstown. When she was a younger woman, she enjoyed roller skating, going to dances (where she met her husband) and later in life she enjoyed playing bingo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Maxwell Roe, an infant son James Roe, a son and daughter-in-law Tim and Rosemary Roe, a sister Bernadine Neal, and brothers Frank and Charles Beers. Continue reading

Roy A. Snyder – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Roy A. Snyder, 79, a life-long resident of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), passed peacefully, Saturday afternoon, March 12, 2022, at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Born March 13, 1942, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late William R. and Bessie R. (Six) Snyder. A farmer Roy enjoyed farming, driving his tractor, working with his hands and spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them all that he knew. He was also a veteran of the USMarines, serving as a Lance Corporal.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Gene Sickelsmith, brothers, Harry, Ray, Lewis Snyder and Fred Moore, sisters Marie Shuman and Sue Sutherin and a grandson Brady. Continue reading

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