Monthly Archives: July 2019

Dorothy Catherine (Woodling) Lyons – Hookstown

Dorothy Catherine Woodling Lyons, 95, of Hookstown, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2019, at Stone Pear Pavilion at The Orchards at Foxcrest, Chester, W.Va. where she has been a resident since April.

Born April 28, 1924, in Sewickley, to Robert Harold and Catherine Margaret (Emmert) Woodling. She moved with her family to the Hookstown Area at the age of 4. She was a graduate of the Class of 1942 from Chester High School in Chester, W.Va. Continue reading

Phillip Nelson Read Sr. – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Phillip Nelson Read Sr., 86, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born November 21, 1932, in Washington, Pa., he was the last surviving child born to the late Charles L. and Mildred (Frazier) Read.

He was a retired supervisor having worked for Hanover Twp. A veteran of World War II, he had served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Hookstown American Legion Post #0952 and was an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and many other children’s charities. Continue reading

William J. Morrow Jr. – Shippingport

William J. Morrow Jr., 74, of Shippingport, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in the comfort of his home with his children at his side.

Born April 26, 1945 in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the only child of the late William J. Sr. and Ila Maud (Nelson) Morrow.

William was a Power Plant Supervisor and retired in 2000 from AES in Monaca. Continue reading

Robert A. Burris – Burgettstown (Hanover Township)

Robert A. Burris, 92, of Burgettstown (Hanover Twp.), died Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, at Brighton Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Brighton Twp.

Born February 2, 1927, in Washington, Pa., son of the late William and Sadie (Allen) Burris, he worked as a farmer in the agricultural industry and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a PFC during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Burris, and a sister, Ruth Reese. Continue reading

William Thomas ‘Buddy’ Gray – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

William Thomas ‘Buddy’ Gray, 62, of Georgetown, (Hanover Twp.) died Monday afternoon July 8, 2019, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born February 16, 1957, in Waynesburg, the son of the late William Eugene and Claire (Sweeney) Gray Rogers. Buddy had worked as a taxidermist and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Continue reading

Sandy DeBacco – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

Sandy DeBacco, 80, of Hookstown (Greene twp.) died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born October 18, 1938, in West Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Frank and Virginia (Mancini) DeBacco. He was a retired steel worker of 46 years having worked at LTV Steel Aliquippa and a coach and former president of Hanover Youth Baseball. He was also a member of Frankfort Springs Council. Sandy was so very proud of his 46 years at LTV steel and the friendships he made there. Most important to him was his family, his strong love for all of them was evident in how he lived. Continue reading

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