Monthly Archives: April 2013

James Dwight Parker – RACCOON TOWNSHIP

James Dwight Parker, 65, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Township), died Monday evening, April 22, 2013, in the comfort of his home, with his wife at his side.

Born April 21, 1948, in Shawnee, OK, a son of the late Ira William and Ruby Mae (Stultz) Parker, he worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry throughout his life and just loved working on cars. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Vietnam War.

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Wayne R. Hampe – MIDLAND

Wayne R. Hampe, 64, of Midland, died Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, at his Midland residence.

Born June 4, 1948, in Meyersdale, Pa, he was a son of the late Ralph E. Sr. and Fannie Mae “Harding” Hampe.

Surviving are his two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ralph E. Hampe Jr., and William and Mary Hampe.

Service will be private. Arrangements made by MCC0NNELL FUNERAL HOME 447 Pine St. Hookstown, PA. 15050.

Hazel L. Torrence – HOOKSTOWN

Hazel L. Torrence, 87, of Hookstown, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, in Fox’s Stone Pear Pavilion, Chester, WV.

Born June 6, 1925, in New Cumberland, WV, she was a daughter of the late Ellwood and Gertrude Michaels Stewart. A homemaker, Hazel was a member of the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church and was retired from the South Side Area School District, where she worked as a custodian for 16 years.  

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Edison T. Chaffin Sr., 95, of Fox’s Assisted Living, Chester, WV, since February of 2009, formerly of Hookstown since 1954, died Monday afternoon, April 8, 2013, in the East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born February 5, 1918, in Christmas, KY, he was the last surviving child born to the late Fred and Alma (Burchett) Chaffin. Mr. Chaffin was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and receiving many awards for his service. A member of the Hookstown American Legion, he retired in 1975 from U.S. Steel. He had played guitar and sang since he was a teenager in Kentucky and enjoyed entertaining family and friends at Fox’s Assisted Living in Chester, WV.

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