Monthly Archives: September 2022

Marion E. Thomas – Aliquippa (Raccoon twp.)

Marion E. Thomas, 82, of Aliquippa (Raccoon twp.), passed Saturday morning, September 17, 2022, at Good Samaritan Beaver. Born January 23, 1940, in Clinton, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Olive E. (McCullough) Wilson. In addition to being a homemaker, Marion had worked in the cafeteria with the South Side School district.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Cary M. Thomas, who died September 30, 2018 and her brothers Joe, Poke, Skeeter and Dorsey and Larry Wilson. Continue reading

Jared Tyrone Sickelsmith – Hanover Twp

Jared Tyrone Sickelsmith, 23, of Hanover Twp., passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2022, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Last employed as a budtender at Liberty Dispensary in Aliquippa. In his free time, he enjoyed rapping, spending time with family and friends, most of all his son. Born January 6, 1999, he was the son of Amy Sickelsmith and her fiancé Vaughn Krepps, Hanover Twp, and Franceky LaPlante, Orlando, FL. He is survived by his son, Jeremiah, who he adored, Jeremiah’s mother, Hallie Butera, Midland, three brothers, Dalton (Summer) Sickelsmith of Georgetown, Trevonne Thornton and Jayden Smith of Hanover Twp, his little sister Hailey Krepps of Hanover Twp, who was very special to him, and two sisters Imani Douglas and Thannia LaPlante of Orlando, FL, three nephews Emmett Johnson of Georgetown, and Champion and Thaddeus Douglas, Orlando, FL, maternal grandmother, JoAnn Snyder of Georgetown, loving aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Todd Bost of Bethel Park, close cousins, Ian and Nichole Sickelsmith (Landon & Jaxon) of Crescent Twp and Jacob Williams, Moon Twp. He
was predeceased by his brother Brady Sickelsmith-Lemieux, his uncle Gene Sickelsmith, Jr. and his grandfathers Gene Sickelsmith, Sr. and Roy A. Snyder. Continue reading

Charles E. “Chuck” Smith – Hookstown (Hanover Township)

Charles E. “Chuck” Smith, 72, of Hookstown, PA., passed away suddenly on September 3, 2022, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Born, September 10, 1949. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Cathy Wolanski Smith; his loving children, Chad (Renae) Smith of Georgetown, PA., Christina (Jeffrey) Owens of Salineville, OH., Daniel (Katie) Smith of Hookstown, PA.; his loving grandchildren, Cameron, Shane, Brandon, Logan, Riley, Zacary, Gavin, Emma and Jase; brother, Don (Linda) Smith; sister, Serenna Young; numerous nieces and nephews. Continue reading

Richard L. “Hayseed” Searight – Hookstown (Raccoon Township)

Richard L. “Hayseed” Searight, 73, of Hookstown, PA., passed, Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver, following a lengthy illness.

Born, September 11, 1948, in Sewickley, PA., he was the son of the late David A. and Elizabeth Betty Bowman Searight.

Rich was also preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel and David Addison Searight and by his stepmother, Delores Searight. Continue reading

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