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

Walter A. Collins – Formerly of Hookstown

Walter A. Collins, 89, formerly of Hookstown, died Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, in Family Hospice Care, Huntsville, Ala.

Born May 15, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John Francis and Mary Lucille (Rydzon) Collins. Walter retired from the Duquesne Light Power Plant, working as a Control Operator. A Veteran of the Korean War, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Smith) Collins.

He is the beloved father of Kathleen Gittler, Cynthia (Gary) Wiegand and Christine Koosman; brother of John (Margaret) Collins; grandfather of six and great-grandfather of three. Continue reading

Dorothy Catherine (Woodling) Lyons – Hookstown

Dorothy Catherine Woodling Lyons, 95, of Hookstown, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2019, at Stone Pear Pavilion at The Orchards at Foxcrest, Chester, W.Va. where she has been a resident since April.

Born April 28, 1924, in Sewickley, to Robert Harold and Catherine Margaret (Emmert) Woodling. She moved with her family to the Hookstown Area at the age of 4. She was a graduate of the Class of 1942 from Chester High School in Chester, W.Va. Continue reading

Phillip Nelson Read Sr. – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Phillip Nelson Read Sr., 86, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born November 21, 1932, in Washington, Pa., he was the last surviving child born to the late Charles L. and Mildred (Frazier) Read.

He was a retired supervisor having worked for Hanover Twp. A veteran of World War II, he had served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Hookstown American Legion Post #0952 and was an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and many other children’s charities. Continue reading

William J. Morrow Jr. – Shippingport

William J. Morrow Jr., 74, of Shippingport, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in the comfort of his home with his children at his side.

Born April 26, 1945 in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the only child of the late William J. Sr. and Ila Maud (Nelson) Morrow.

William was a Power Plant Supervisor and retired in 2000 from AES in Monaca. Continue reading

Robert A. Burris – Burgettstown (Hanover Township)

Robert A. Burris, 92, of Burgettstown (Hanover Twp.), died Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, at Brighton Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Brighton Twp.

Born February 2, 1927, in Washington, Pa., son of the late William and Sadie (Allen) Burris, he worked as a farmer in the agricultural industry and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a PFC during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Burris, and a sister, Ruth Reese. Continue reading

William Thomas ‘Buddy’ Gray – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

William Thomas ‘Buddy’ Gray, 62, of Georgetown, (Hanover Twp.) died Monday afternoon July 8, 2019, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born February 16, 1957, in Waynesburg, the son of the late William Eugene and Claire (Sweeney) Gray Rogers. Buddy had worked as a taxidermist and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Continue reading

Sandy DeBacco – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

Sandy DeBacco, 80, of Hookstown (Greene twp.) died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born October 18, 1938, in West Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Frank and Virginia (Mancini) DeBacco. He was a retired steel worker of 46 years having worked at LTV Steel Aliquippa and a coach and former president of Hanover Youth Baseball. He was also a member of Frankfort Springs Council. Sandy was so very proud of his 46 years at LTV steel and the friendships he made there. Most important to him was his family, his strong love for all of them was evident in how he lived. Continue reading

Sarah R. (Becky) Scarbro – Chester, W.V.

Sarah R. (Becky) Scarbro 98, a resident of the Orchards at Foxcrest, Chester, W.V. since 2007 passed from this life to be present with her Lord and Savior on May 25, 2019.

She was the third daughter of the late Mont R. and Anna (Shay) McCoy, born May 31, 1920 in Raccoon twp. Beaver County. Becky attended the Crooks and Lower Service one room schools. She graduated from the Aliquippa High School and the Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing. She continued her nursing profession in Florida and Mississippi, while in Biloxi Mississippi she met and married her husband Frank Scarbro and they later moved to Denver Colorado in 1962. Continue reading

Tom Smitsky Jr. – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Tom Smitsky Jr., 79, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.) passed peacefully Friday morning, May 17, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born June 1, 1939, in Bavington, he was the last surviving child born to the late Tom and Rose (Dragnet) Smitsky. He had worked in the construction industry as a laborer, belonging to Local #833, New Brighton. Continue reading

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