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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Ruth Eileen Potts-CLINTON (HANOVER TWP.)

Ruth Eileen Potts, 92, of Clinton (Hanover Township), died Monday evening, July 9, 2012, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born March 29, 1920, in Toronto, Ohio, she was the last surviving child born to the late Bert and Ada (Glasure) Peterson. A homemaker, Ruth was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church and formerly belonged to the Hookstown American Legion Auxiliary and the Hookstown Grange.

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Miles T. Rogish Jr. – RACCOON TOWNSHIP

Miles T. Rogish Jr., of Raccoon Township, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 9, 2012.

Miles is survived by the love of his life, Rosalie (Collins) Rogish; his children, Linda (Don) Nisly of New Port Richey, FL, Dorothy (Gary) Rich of Glendale, AZ, Diane (Terry) Moore of Hookstown, Miles T. Rogish III of York, England, and Mark (Andrea) Rogish of Raccoon Township. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Helen R. (McDowell) Snyder – GREENE TOWNSHIP

Helen R. (McDowell) Snyder, 97, of Greene Twp., died Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2012, at Passavant Retirement Community of Zelienople.   

Born May 14, 1915, in Hookstown, she was the last surviving child born to the late Lloyd and Grayce (Pyles) McDowell.  A homemaker, she was a lifelong member of the Mill Creek United Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a deacon. She was an original 4-H Club member of Beaver County, serving as a leader for many years for the Mechanicsburg and Hanover Agricultural 4-H Clubs. She drove the first school bus in Beaver County for Reed, Ralston and Mercer one-room schools. She was a member of the South Side Rural Chorus and her church choir. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Midland. She enjoyed sewing and making pies for the Hookstown Fair.

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Norman Wesley Radike – HOOKSTOWN (GREENE TWP.)

Norman Wesley Radike, 58, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.) died Saturday evening, June 9, 2012, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends.

Born March 8, 1954, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of the late Norman Wesley and Vera (Harwood) Radike. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and was employed by the Bayer Corp. working as a machinist. Wes was a large part of the South Side School districts community. He loved motorcycles and music.

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