Monthly Archives: January 2020

Mary Lou Johnson – Hookstown

Mary Lou Johnson, 92, of Hookstown, passed from this world on January 15, 2020, and is now at peace with the Lord. She had a recent decline in heath.

She was born on August 28, 1927, to Howard and Minnie Boyd and has a younger sister, Alice (Don) Gardner and had a brother Sam, who preceded her in death.

Mary was a graduate of Hopewell High School. She worked many years at the Melody Lane Skating Rink in Hookstown at the coat check and also at South Side High School, where she retired in 2007 after 36 years of service in the cafeteria, first in the kitchen and then as secretary to the Food Service Director. Continue reading

JoAnn (White) Roberts – Aliquippa (Hanover Twp.)

JoAnn (White) Roberts of Aliquippa (Hanover Twp.), went to meet her Lord, Sunday morning, January 12, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late George and Rachel (Cumpston) White. She was born in Washington, Pa. and graduated from Washington High School. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and helped with other church activities over the years. JoAnn was a Democratic Committeewoman for Hanover Twp. for over 50 years. She was a former assistant Girl Scout Leader. JoAnn had a kind heart and couldn’t leave a hurt or sick animal. She would take them home and care for them. Whatever activities her children or grandchildren were in she was there to help. You always saw a can of Coke with her. She loved to vacation in Erie with her family and loved camping. Continue reading

Donald D. ‘Denny’ Graham – Formerly of Hookstown

Donald D. ‘Denny’ Graham, 77, of Weirton, W.Va., formerly of Hookstown, died Friday evening January 3, 2020, at the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born May 29, 1942, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Donald W. and Martha Marie (Riser) Graham, Denny had worked as a lab technician at NOVA Chemical and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Continue reading

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