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
Blaine W. Mott, 89, of Hookstown died Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surround by the love of his family.
Born February 1 1930, in New Brighton, the last surviving son born to the late George and Elaine (Healey) Mott.
He was one of the founding members of the Hookstown Volunteer Fire Dept. and was the former owner and operator of the Southside Garage. He was also a member of Glasgow Lodge 485 F&AM.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Wayne, George and Edward Mott. Continue reading
Born December 11, 1937, in Endicott, New York, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Della (Hughes) Conklin. Ella worked for Andy’s Candies for 20 plus years and was a member of the Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Frankfort Springs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Marvin, Kenny, Bobby, Cecil and Gary.
Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, LeBaron “Barry” Lewis; a son, Greg (Sharon) Lewis, Verona, Pa.; daughter, Tammy (Don) Tokar, Saginaw, Texas; five grandchildren, Amanda and Nicole Lewis, Tiffany Condupa, Matthew Tokar, and Nicholas Thornton; and two sisters, Marlene Hartshorne, Allentown, Pa., and Della (Harry) Wood, Philipsburg, Pa. Continue reading
Born March 12, 1959, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Peter and Belia (Sixtos) Martinez. Before his illness he had worked as a chef in the food service industry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Martinez and a sister, Patty Ann Gahagan McGowan. Continue reading
Born February 7, 1936, in Indiana, a son of the late Cecil and Margaret (Costello) Dilts, he had worked for 42 years as a clerk with J&L Steel and later LTV. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a SP3, and a member of the Hookstown American Legion. He loved looking for scrap and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Continue reading
Born April 22, 1936, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late Frank Alvin and Mary Ann (Campbell) Laughlin, William along with his late wife owned and operated Laughlin’s Restaurant for 46 years retiring in 2014. He was a member and charter president of the Hookstown Volunteer Fire Dept., and a member of the Shippingport Glasgow Lodge #485 F&AM. William, Blaine Mott, and Bill Burris were the original founders and operators of the South Side Garage. Continue reading
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Smolinski) Russo in May, 2003. Sam grew up in the Hill District in downtown Pittsburgh, helping out in his family grocery store in Beechview. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo Russo and Michelina Leone; and siblings, Philomena, Gaetano, Michelangelo, Violet, Angelina, Norma and Anna Russo. Continue reading
Catherine (Kathy) Chatterly, 93, formerly of Imperial, died Monday, February 18, 2019, at the Lakeview Personal Care Home in South Beaver Twp.
Born December 10, 1925, in Reynoldsville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Elio) Mancuso. Kathy had worked as a beautician and electrolysis technician in addition to being a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Simpson Chatterly; three brothers, Pete, Louie and Ernest Jr., Mancuso.; two sisters, Rosey Mancuso and Mary Weber. Continue reading
Born September 14, 1942, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Woodrow Canden and Thelma (Roberts) Price. A 1962 graduate of Southside High School, he had worked as a machine operator at the former Horsehead Industries in Monaca. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene (Weaver) Price; two brothers, William and Charles Price; a sister, Brenda Anderson; a sister-in-law, Carol Price and brothers-in-law, Paul Wilcoxen and Mike Baker. Continue reading
Born September 9, 1941, in Florence, Pa., he was a son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Locke) Cain. He had worked as a rigger at Weirton Steel for 31 years and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army as a SP4. Howard was a member of the Hookstown American Legion and loved tinkering in his yard especially keeping up with the grass cutting. He also enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, country music and hunting and fishing. Continue reading