Monthly Archives: April 2012

Donald Leroy Plance – GEORGETOWN (HANOVER TWP.)

Donald Leroy Plance, 92, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), died Thursday morning, April 26, 2012 in the comfort of his home with family at his side. 

Born March 24, 1920, in Burgettstown, he was a son of the late Lee and Margaret (Work) Plance.  Mr. Plance was a retired laborer in the construction trade and was a member of Laborers International Union of North America #833.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the US Army as a PFC.  He was a member of the Hookstown American Legion.

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Melissa Leah Culley, 31, of East Liverpool, Ohio, formerly of Georgetown, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her East Liverpool residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1981, in Beaver, she was the beloved daughter of Mark and Patricia (Price) Culley of Georgetown. Also surviving are her sons: Kameron, Nathan, Issac, Gavin, and Carson and the late Caiden; a sister, Marcie Culley, Georgetown; six nieces, one nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and friends survive.

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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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