Ruth A. Cain, 78, of Hookstown (Greene Township), died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, November 11, 2012, at her Hookstown residence.

Born June 30, 1934, in Hookstown, she was the only child born to the late Harold W. and Mary Elizabeth (Mercer) Cain. Ruth was a retired teacher, a well known nature lover and had been a columnist for the Panhandle Press.

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Gail Alton Cain – HOOKSTOWN

Gail Alton Cain, 92, of Cain Road, Hooks-town, Pa., a well known farmer in the area, died Friday afternoon, November 9, 2012, at the Orchards at Foxcrest in Chester, WV.  He was born on the Cain family farm in Shippingport, PA, on August 4, 1920.  He was the last surviving child born to the late Carey Michael and Elizabeth Ellen (Bambrick) Cain.

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Virginia Ellen (Wycoff) Smaltz Marshall – CENTER TOWNSHIP

Virginia Ellen (Wycoff) Smaltz Marshall, 84, of Center Twp. died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2012, in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford, with family at her side.

Born Jan. 3, 1928, in Louise, WV, she was a daughter of the late Carmel W. and Anna Larkins Wycoff. She was a member of the North Branch Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder and was active in many other areas of service. She was a former member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, and also served as an Elder, church school sup't, VBS, Sunday School teacher, and other church related activities. Ginny and her sisters were also former members of the Pittsburgh Water Babes and their Big Sisters, coached by the late Lula Stilley. They put on swimming exhibitions and shows at several country clubs and county parks. She graduated from Carrick High School in June 1945 and first worked as a dental assistant for the Pittsburgh Board of Education and numerous other jobs as a dental assistant for many years.

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Ruth J. Logue, 90, of Weirton, WV, formerly of Frankfort Springs, died Monday evening, October 15, 2012, at the Weirton Geriatric Center, Weirton.

Born August 29, 1922, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Nettie Blanche Snodgrass Baker. A homemaker, she was a member of the Frankfort Springs United Presbyterian Church.

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Hazel Ruth Trimble – Georgetown

Hazel Ruth Trimble, 86, of Georgetown, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2012, at Heritage Valley Beaver with her family at her side.

She was the last surviving child born to the late Albert and Idella (Cox) Dean in Junior, WV. Hazel had been employed for 19 years working as a clerk at the Georgetown Post Office. She loved camping and being with her family. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Hookstown American Legion Post 952.

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Wilmer Earl Marshall ‘Curly-Gas Man’ – Center Township

Wilmer Earl Marshall, 87, of Center Township, died Friday afternoon, October 5, 2012, in the comfort of his home, with family at his side.

He was the last surviving child born to the late William Earl and Eva (Allison) Marshall on October 9, 1924, in Bakerstown, PA. He was the beloved husband of 29 years to Virginia (Wycoff) Smaltz Marshall, whom he married January 7, 1983; loving father of Vicky (Troy) Hensley of Wingate, TX, and Janet (Lenny) Schroth of Wampum, and cherished grandfather of Jessica Schroth of Wampum and Matthew Lee Schroth, Senior Airman, U.S.A.F. of Moody AFB, Valdosta, GA. Also surviving are the apples of his eyes, his great-granddaughters, Breanna Lynn and Leah Jaelle Schroth-Killen, and many loving nieces and nephews.

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Shirley May Smitsky – Hookstown (Frankfort Springs Boro)

Shirley May Smitsky, 72, of Hookstown (Frankfort Springs Boro), died Friday morning, September 14, 2012, in the comfort of her daughter’s home, Peggy, who was at her side at her passing.

Born March 20, 1940, in Canonsburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Foflygen) McCabe. A homemaker, she loved to work in her flower garden and enjoyed making Frankfort Springs sparkle for all the holiday seasons.

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William Lloyd ‘Pappy’ Patterson – Formerly of Hookstown

William Lloyd Patterson , 88, of Winterville, NC formerly of Hookstown, PA  completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Vidant Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit in Greenville, NC.  He was surrounded by his children as he went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

Born on June 3, 1924, a son of the late William and Anne Patterson.   He retired from Texaco, Inc. in 1985 after 32 years of loyal service.  He attended Community Bible Church.  He remained active after his retirement caring for his vegetable garden.  He enjoyed distributing the fruits of his labor, especially his cabbage, to family and friends.  He was always willing to help others. 

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Donald R. Short, 60, Greene Twp., died Tuesday evening July 17, 2012 in the Kindred Hospital, Beaver Valley. 

Born in Rochester on Sept. 8, 1951, he was the beloved son of Mary H. (Tate) Short and the late Elmer Ambrose Short who died in 1980. He was a retired military policeman serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church, Shippingport.  He was also a member of the Beaver Valley Equipment and Craft Association. 

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James R. McLaughlin, 66, of Georgetown (Hanover Township) died Monday morning July 16, 2012, in the comfort of his home with his wife at his side.

Born May 28, 1946 in Sewickley, the last surviving child born to the late Alvie and Faye (Cochran) McLaughlin, he was retired from Shasta Corporation of Coraopolis where he had worked as a milling machine operator.  He attended the Hookstown Free Methodist Church and was a member and treasurer of the Glasgow Lodge F&AM #485, Shippingport.

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