Robert G. ‘Gary’ Hopwood – GEORGETOWN

Robert G. "Gary" Hopwood, 71, of Georgetown (Greene Township), died April 6, 2012, in UPMC Shadyside following a brief battle with leukemia.
Born February 14, 1941, in Uniontown, a son of the late Garnet (Hopwood) DiDonato, he was the beloved husband of Scherie Halstead Hopwood; the couple were married June 11, 1966.

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William M. Sutherin – BURGETTSTOWN

William M. Sutherin, 78, of Burgettstown (Hanover Township), died Friday morning, April 6, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.

Born January 30, 1934, in Washington County, he was a son of the late James M. and Doris A. (Moore) Sutherin. A retired coal miner, he was employed by Starvaggi Industries and was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood and just sitting on his porch waving to friends and neighbors.

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Jane Lombard, 85, of Hookstown (Frankfort Springs Boro) , died Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012, in the comfort of her residence, surrounded by her family.

Born in Greene Township (Hookstown) on January 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Marguerite (Ewing) Lombard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marguerite Majors, and three brothers, Thomas "Tut", Jack and Eugene Jr. "Doc" Lombard.

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Richard Irons – WELLSVILLE, OHIO

Richard H. Irons, 89, of Wellsville, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, in the East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born January 27, 1923, in Monaca, he was a son of the late Earl and Jeanette (McIntyre) Irons. Mr. Irons was a member of Local 47 Steam and Pipe Fitters Union, retiring from the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Shippingport. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Tech 5 during World War II, he attended the Campground Community Church in East Liverpool, Ohio, and was an avid fox chaser belonging to the True Blue Fox Hunters Club in Hancock County, WV. He was also a retired blacksmith.

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Timothy Joshua “T.J.” Ordich – FORMERLY OF BEAVER COUNTY

Timothy Joshua "T.J." Ordich, 16, of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, at his New Mexico residence.

Born October 20, 1995, in Beaver, he is the cherished son of William Matthew "Chip" Ordich and his fiancée Carrie Brewer of Monaca, and Carrie (Long) and her husband Richard Goodman of New Mexico. He is the beloved grandson of Margaret Long of New Mexico and the late Richard Rodell, and Terry and Melinda Ordich of Shippingport; beloved great-grandson of William "Bud" and Betty Green of Shippingport; dearest brother of Michael Ordich of Monaca, Gage Rodenbach of Imperial, Tyler Brewer of Monaca, Hailey Ray of Imperial, Maylyn Torpey of Burgettstown, Emma Goodman of New Mexico, and Makenzi Brewer of Monaca, and beloved nephew of Joshua Ordich of Shippingport, Lisa and Donny Miller of Arizona, and Jennifer Rice of Columbus, OH. His cousins, Katelyn Mick, Kristen Mick, Dylan Miller and Abigail Ordich, and numerous second cousins, great aunts and great uncles, also survive.

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Howard Bailes – GEORGETOWN

Howard Bailes, 79, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.), died Monday morning, March 19, 2012 at Heritage Valley Beaver. 

Born September 19, 1932, in Rochester, he was a son of the later Luther and Marjorie (Morgan) Bailes.  He was a retired steelworker for the former Teledyne (Pittsburgh Steel, Tool and Wire).  He was a very active member of the Free Methodist Church primarily working with the youth.  He was also a retired lay minister and enjoyed farming.  He was always ready to share the Bible with anybody and everybody or to pray with them. 

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Elsie M. McElhaney – HOOKSTOWN

Elsie M. McElhaney, 95, of Hookstown, died Thursday morning, March 1, 2012, at Fox's Stone Pear Pavilion, Chester, WV.

Born April 2, 1916, in Aliquippa, she was the last surviving child born to the late Earl and Harriet Mae (Hayward) Moore. A homemaker, Mrs. McElhaney was a member of the Mill Creek United Presbyterian Church of Hookstown, and a member of the Women's Association of her church, where she also served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. She was a 60 plus year member of the Hookstown Grange, a member of the Beaver County Pomona Grange No. 66, and the South Side Senior Citizens group.

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Billi Kae Taylor – CLINTON

Billi Kae Taylor, Clinton (Independence Twp.), her infant daughter, Jocelyn Laurance Taylor

Billi Kae Taylor, 35, of Clinton, died tragically Friday, February 17, 2012 from injuries sustained in a car accident early that morning, along with her unborn daughter, Jocelyn.

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Ruth V. Bennett – HOOKSTOWN

Ruth V. Bennett, 79, of Hookstown, died Saturday morning, February 11, 2012 at Heritage Valley Beaver. 

Born January 1, 1933, in Hookstown, she was a daughter of the late Avery Graham and Olive May (Reed) Dawson.  A homemaker, Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Bible Missionary Church of Aliquippa.

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Leona C. Halstead – HOOKSTOWN

Leona C. Halstead, 89, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.), died Tuesday morning, January 24, 2012, in Fox's Stone Pear Pavilion, Chester, WV.

Born August 8, 1922, in Beverly, OH, she was the last surviving child born to the late Homer and Sylvia (Berry) Campbell. A homemaker, Leona enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing pool.

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