Harry E. Betke – Georgetown (Greene Township)

Harry E. Betke, 74, of Georgetown, died Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, with his family at his side.

Born March 20, 1944, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Alfred E. and Louanna C. (Barkley) Betke, he was a retired coal handler with Applied Energy Services of Monaca. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had served during the Vietnam Era. He was member and past commander of the Hookstown American Legion Post 952, a member of the Legionnaires, and a member of the Hookstown American Legion Riders. He was a Catholic by faith and a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding. Continue reading

Wanda Foringer – Shippingport

Wanda Foringer, 93, of Shippingport, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, June 10, 2018. She completed a life dedicated to her faith and family.

She served in many behind-the-scene capacities at Community Bible Church, teaching and helping with children’s programs, Ladies Missionary Group, baking, and organizing and stocking the church library. Continue reading

Arlene R. Wasson – Hookstown

Arlene R. Wasson, 65, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.), died Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

Born April 27, 1953, in Confluence, Pa., a daughter of the late Martin G. and Hazel M. (Lyons) Nichols, she was a retired accountant having worked for the Yoder Electrical Co. of Jerome, and the Beaver Women’s Shelter.  She was a member of the Mill Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Hookstown. She was a foster mother for years, but her joy was being with her grandchildren, traveling, camping and cruising.  Continue reading

Richard K. Rogers – Georgetown

Richard K. Rogers, 70, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.) died Sunday evening, May 27, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

Born March 19, 1948, in Rochester, a beloved son of the late William Gerald and Goldie (Renner) Rogers, he was a retired bridge inspector with PennDot. He was an avid boater; anything on water he was doing it.  He enjoyed summers at Geneva on the Lake, camping, and working with his equipment.  

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JoyceAnn Marie Mihalik – Aliquippa (Greene Township)

JoyceAnn Marie Mihalik, 55, of Aliquippa (Greene Twp.), died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, peacefully in the comfort of her home.

Born October 28, 1962, in Sewickley, she was the beloved daughter of Frank Andrew Belich of Slippery Rock and the late Ann Marie (Dutkovich) Belich. She worked as a caregiver at Allegheny Valley School. She enjoyed gardening and canning, collecting coins, and making up scrapbooks of family and friends’ photos. She was an avid cat lover, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and watching drag racing and NASCAR.  Continue reading

William H. Moore – Hookstown

William H. Moore, 84, of Hookstown, died Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born October 10, 1933, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late William J. and M. Elizabeth (Campbell) Moore. He was a truck driver for Texaco Inc., Coraopolis, for 28 years, having retired in 1986 with the Two Million Mile Driving Safety Commendation. Bill grew up with ponies and horses all of his life. His father, before him, always had both and he was always riding with his friends in Hookstown. He and his family enjoyed going to the county fairs and festivals, participating in pony pulling contests. Bill enjoyed driving, traveling west to visit family in California and other sites. He became interested in restoring antique John Deere tractors. In 1992, he exhibited his 1953 John Deere Model 40 in Davenport, Iowa, accompanied by friends, Jim and Mary Kay Shutt, also exhibitors at the John Deere Expo. He loved and was devoted to his family. Come October, Bill always looked forward to attending the Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, for 47 years.  Continue reading

Lois F. King – Georgetown

Lois F. King, 79, of Georgetown, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, at Washington Commons, Bridgeville, with family at her side.

Born June 12, 1938, in Pittsburgh, she was a beloved daughter of the late John and Mildred (Schmidt) Conlon. A homemaker, she was a retired custodian for the One Source Company at the Pittsburgh International Airport and also retired from the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Center Twp., where she had worked as a cook. Continue reading

William B. ‘Bill’ Carpenter II – East Liverpool, Ohio

William B. “Bill” Carpenter II, 61, of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2018, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family.

Born June 11, 1956, in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of William B. Carpenter of California and the late Miriam Jean (Minesinger) Carpenter. He had worked as a truck driver with PGT Trucking, Monaca, until 2010 when illness prevented him from doing so. A graduate of South Side High School, class of 1974, his passion was RC car racing, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his grandkids. He was also an avid wood craftsman. Continue reading