Douglas Paul Hankey – Clinton

Douglas Paul Hankey, 40, of Clinton, Pa., passed away October 6, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born November 29, 1977, he was the son of John F. and Sandra M. Hankey. Doug worked in the fracking industry for some time and his last employment was at Aldi’s. Music and guitars brought Doug many hours of happiness throughout his life. Encouraged by his Uncle Bill, Doug grew cacti and succulents and raised tropical fish. He loved polar bears and his Aunt Pam brightened his day with many of them, throughout his illness. His puppy, Cooper, loved to sleep with him on his bed and keep him company. Doug’s bright smile and keen sense of humor lifted everyone’s spirits around him. His nieces and nephews brought joy and happiness to his life and he loved to hear about their activities. Continue reading

Virginia S. Hyre – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

Virginia S. Hyre, 81, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.), died peacefully Thursday evening, October 4, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born January 3, 1937, in Pittsburgh, she was the last surviving daughter to the late Ralph L. and Lillian (Akerley) Marcus.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Lee Hyre Sr., October 30, 2010; a son, Robert R. Hyre; son-in-law, Robert K. Blume; and two sisters, Christine Carson and Sharon Olson. Continue reading

Carol Lea ‘Kay’ Nusser – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Carol Lea ‘Kay’ Nusser, 83, Georgetown (Greene Twp.) died peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2018.

Born June 30, 1935, in New Cumberland, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Syres Ellwood and Eva Gertrude (Mikeals) Stewart. Along with being a homemaker, she was employed by the South Side Elementary School working in the maintenance department. She was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, and enjoyed traveling with her sisters, canning, and her family; she lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Continue reading

Cary M. ‘Cud’ Thomas – Aliquippa (Raccoon Township)

Cary M. “Cud” Thomas, 83, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Township), died peacefully Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice Beaver.

Born March 5, 1935, in Monaca, a son of the late Fred M. and Anna F. (Fetchin) Alleman, Cary had worked as a security guard at St. Joe Lead, Monaca.  Continue reading

Thomas E. Manning Sr. – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Thomas E. Manning Sr., 86, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born April 25, 1932, in Fayetteville, N.C., a son of the late Artemus and Mary L. (Davis) Manning, he was a retired caster having worked at Hussey Copper. He was a member and deacon of the Christian House Baptist Chapel, Aliquippa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Trina; two brothers and five sisters. Continue reading

Gene E. Roberts – Aliquippa (Hanover Twp.)

Gene E. Roberts, 85, of Aliquippa (Hanover Twp.), died Monday morning, September 10, 2018, in the comfort of his granddaughter’s home, with his grandchildren by his side.

Born September 26, 1932, in Carmichaels, Pa., a son of the late Ira Roberts Sr. and Jessie Roberts, he was a retired steelworker from Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Aliquippa Works, and a veteran of the National Guard. He was a member of the Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, where he also served as an elder and former Sunday school teacher. He was a Democratic committee member for many years and a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was part of the road crew and grounds crew moving to supervisor with Hanover Twp., and also a member of the Hanover Twp. Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. He was a member of the South Side Athletic Association, volunteering for years as a coach and groundskeeper for the baseball team. Continue reading

Josephine “Jo” Laughlin – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Josephine “Jo” Laughlin, 79, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.), died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 4, 2018, in Orchards at Foxcrest, Chester, W.Va., with her entire family at her side.

Born December 20, 1938, in Newell, W.Va., the last surviving child born to the late Floyd and Helen Marie (Cebula) Geer, Jo along with her beloved husband were owners and operators of Laughlin’s Restaurant for 46 years in Georgetown retiring in 2014. She was a 1956 graduate of Wells High. Continue reading

Harry Bres, Jr. – Sturgeon

HARRY BRES, Jr. Age 78, of Sturgeon, on Wednesday afternoon, August 22, 2018. Beloved husband of 59 years to Carol E. (Irwin) Bres; dearest father of Terri and Dennis McConnell, and Scott and Debbie Bres; adored Pop Pop of Zac and Taylor McConnell, Josh McConnell, Makayla and Travis Bres. Harry had worked for Ryan Homes as a construction supervisor for 38 years, retiring in 2003. Most important to him was his family, who all loved him dearly.

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Donald P. Cox – Hookstown

Donald P. Cox, 81, of Hookstown, died Saturday morning, August 18, 2018, at Heritage Valley Beaver, surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 15, 1936, in Ligonier, son of the late James Harold and Mary Matilda (Barnhart) Cox, he had worked as a laborer for Local 833 in the construction industry. He was a member of the Beaver Valley Antiques Association, and he loved to pull and restore tractors. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and helping anybody who needed help. Continue reading

Judith Ann Gayhart – Southern Pines, N.C.

Judith Ann Gayhart, of Southern Pines, N.C., passed away August 10, 2018, in her home at the age of 74.

Judy was born May 26, 1944, in Hanover Township, Pa., to the late Clyde and Evelyn Hall. Judy attended Southside High School in Hookstown. She worked in the home care and hospitality industries during her residence in Southern Pines. She was a loving and caring person who always thought of others before herself. She enjoyed camping and boating with her family, having visited all fifty states in the U.S. along with most of the Canadian provinces. She played a very active role in her grandchildren’s lives, supporting their interest in soccer as well as their pursuit in education. Judy was also an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. Continue reading