Kenneth L. Waxler – Hookstown

Kenneth L. Waxler, 90, of Hookstown, died Thursday morning, October 1, 2020, at the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaver Falls.

Born February 17, 1930, in Zanesville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Kenneth C. and Evelyn R. (Matchett) Waxler. Ken had worked as a steelworker and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a corporal during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann (McDole) Waxler on April 8, 1999; three brothers, Louis, Frank and Charlie Waxler; and two sisters, Mary Hagerty McDole and Pansey Arnold. Continue reading

Bonita Arlene Dailey – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Bonita Arlene Dailey, 69, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.), formerly of New Cumberland, W.V., died Sunday afternoon September 20, 2020, in the Weirton Medical Center. Born July 31, 1951, in New Martinsville, W.V. She was a daughter of the late Russell A. and Betty Lou (Rice) Dennis Mercer.

Bonita had worked as a certified CNA in the health care industry and was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 28 years, Richard E. (Dick) Dailey and a brother Russell Eugene Dennis. Continue reading

Pearl B. Jordan – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Pearl B. Jordan, 84, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died quietly Saturday morning, September 19, 2020, in the comfort of her home.

Born December 1, 1935, in Wheeler, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Retha (Collins) Brown and her stepfather Lester Brown.

A homemaker, Pearl was an avid gardener who enjoyed sewing and spending her time on the family property.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bacil Brown and sisters, Ellen Gibson, Mary Myers, Ruth Moats and Joy Allison. Continue reading

David P. Wilson, Jr. – Beaver (Brighton Twp.)

David P. Wilson, Jr., 65, of Beaver (Brighton Twp.), died unexpectedly Sunday morning, September 13, 2020.

Born January 11, 1955, in Huntington, W.Va., he was a son of the late David Wilson, Sr. and Peggy Jo (Frazier) Wilson. He had worked as a merchant mariner and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving for 22 years. He served as a Tugmaster, and Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crew Member. Additionally, he was a crew master diver, and also worked for the Edison Chouest Offshore. He received the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal and Expert Pistol Shot Medal, and Surface Warfare Specialist Designation and many more.

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Jason A. Hughes – West Mifflin

Jason A. Hughes, 39, of West Mifflin, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Born May 13, 1981, in Aliquippa, he was the beloved son of Mark A. Hughes. Beloved husband of 12 years to Brynn (Athey) Hughes and dearest father of Cadman, Evan and Jason A. Hughes Jr., all at home. Continue reading

Joseph T. Gates – Georgetown

Joseph T. Gates of Georgetown, Pa., 74, passed away on August 2, 2020, in the comfort of his home with his wife, Kay and his children at his bedside.

He was the son of the late John and Anna Gates and was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Fetterman and brother, Henry Gates.

He spent his working years at Weirton Steel and then went on to work at Auma Actuators.  He was honored to have served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Gates was a lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion.  He enjoyed traveling and playing the slot machines. Continue reading

Philip Ross (Buzz) Kincaid, Sr. – Hookstown

Philip Ross (Buzz) Kincaid, Sr., 86, of Hookstown, Pa., died in his home on Friday afternoon, July 31, 2020. Born August 4, 1933, in Crafton, Pa., the son of the late Cornelius and Ethel Kincaid.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Lynn; one daughter, Anita and her son, Daniel; three sons, Neil and his wife Cindy; David and his two sons, David and Wyatt and a daughter, Harli; and his youngest son, Michael; stepdaughter, Dana; and two stepsons, Jeffrey and Scott and Scott’s son, Justin. He is also survived by his grandson, Christopher and his children, Ryan, Jeremy and Adam; his great-granddaughter and buddy, Angelia; along with three nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Louis (Dale) and George; a sister, Ethel (Sis); two children, Cynthia (Cindy) and Philip, Jr.; and two ex-wives. Continue reading

Albert W. Call – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

Albert W. Call died Thursday afternoon July 30, 2020, at Heritage Valley Beaver ER. Husband of Beulah May “Holden” Call.

No viewing or services are planned. Professional services provided by McConnell Funeral Home, Hookstown, Pa.

Richard S. Evans – Greene Twp.

Richard S. Evans, 73, of Greene Twp., passed away Friday evening, July 17, 2020, after a brief illness. Born January 12, 1947, in Rochester, Pa., he was a son of the late Michael J. Sr. and Dorothy (Bartosh) Evans.

A graduate of South Side High School class of 1964, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1966. He served our country during the Vietnam conflict where he was wounded during combat by rocket fragments in Edape Nang Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in November 1968 and was awarded the Purple Heart. Continue reading

Claude Goodman – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Claude Goodman, 96, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), died Friday afternoon, July 17, 2020, in Providence Health Care Beaver Falls.

Born November 23, 1923, in Pikeville, Kentucky, he was the last surviving child born to the late Burch and Vadney (Branham) Goodman. He had worked as a truck driver in the construction industry, retiring from Starvaggi in 1986 (now known as Weirton Ice & Coal Co.) He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Continue reading

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