Helen Ann Yoho – Raccoon Township

Helen Ann Yoho, 63, of Raccoon Twp., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian.

Born June 8, 1955, in Sewickley, to the late Virgil and Rose Ellen (Dequasie) Russell, Helen enjoyed collecting Fiestaware, camping, card club, helping others. Spending time with her family and friends, she also had a love for crocheting blankets for her friends and family. She was an awesome cook and made the best cookies. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmal, and friend. Continue reading

Barbara (McLaughlin) Parker – Port Charlotte, Florida

Barbara Etta Parker, 56, passed peacefully in her sleep on November 19, 2018. She was being treated at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh after a series of strokes.

Barbara “Barbie” was born July 26, 1962, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to Carol (Louk) McLaughlin, Georgetown and the late Wesley McLaughlin.

Barbie divided much of her time between enjoying novels and crocheting for family, friends and craft seekers alike. Barbie also enjoyed baking cookies, especially with the help of her grandson, Russell, during his visits. Continue reading

Bacil R. Brown – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Bacil R. Brown, 81, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018, in his Hookstown home.

Born January 28, 1937, in Wheeler, W.Va., he was a son of the late Harry W. and Retha (Collins) Brown. He was a retired steelworker, a lifetime member of the South Side Sportsman’s Club, a member of the Hanover Twp. VFD since 1975. Bacil loved the great outdoors and was an avid hunter. Continue reading

David W. (Butter) Wilson – Chester, West Virginia

David W. (Butter) Wilson, age 48 of Chester, W. Va. died unexpectedly Saturday evening, November 3, 2018, at his Chester home.

Born August 7, 1970, in Rochester, he was the son of the late Clinton and Barbara (Wright) Wilson.

He worked in the steel industry as a steel fabricator. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion Post #121 of Chester, the Beaver Valley Antique Association, Community Benefit Committee and the Tri State Pullers. Continue reading

Laura P. Jungfleisch – Georgetown (Greene Township)

Laura P. Jungfleisch, 71, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.), died Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, while under the compassionate care of the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born May 20, 1947, in Boyd County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Wert and Grace (Ison) Rigsby. A homemaker, Laura had attended the Parish Family of St. Blaise, Midland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Jungfleisch, on June 12, 2015, and two brothers, Thurman and June Rigsby. Continue reading

Anna Taylor – Aliquippa (Independence Township)

Anna Taylor, age 90, of Aliquippa (Independence Township), died Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Elmcroft of Chippewa.

Born August 18, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Blateky) Korzen. A homemaker, Anna was a member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church. She was an avid and very good quilt maker. She, along with her late husband, had also raised peacocks and chinchillas.

She was very family oriented having all her children living close by, so she enjoyed having her grandchildren near her. Continue reading

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