Monthly Archives: April 2023

LaVern (Douglas) Z. Pence – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

LaVern (Douglas) Z. Pence, 85, of Aliquippa (Raccoon twp.) died Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2023 at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born June 17, 1937 in Ingo, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Jesse R. & Mabel M. (Samples) Douglas. She was the devoted wife of 60 years to Gale G. Pence, who died May 28, 2015. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, her second family, where she served as a deacon.

She is survived by a son David A. & Lynn Pence and her daughter Karla and her late husband Ed Jestat. Grandmother of Stephanie DeMarco, Joshua & Jessica Magnone, Breanna Jestat & Anthony Vanenzio. Great grandmother of Keaton Michalski, Gemma DeMarco, Hattie DeMarco, Maximus Vanenzio and Clayton Magnone and Levi Magnone. Sister of Katie Miller and the late Leta G. & Merle Rhines, H. Dale and Evelyn Douglas, R. Glenn & Nora Douglas, N. Lamar Douglas and Dwain Douglas. Sister-in-law of Margaret Douglas and Dorothy Douglas. Continue reading

Richard H. White – Clinton (Hanover Twp.)

Richard H. White, 83, of Clinton, PA., Hanover twp. passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023, after a brief illness. Born September 21, 1939, in Gayley, PA., he was the son of the late Howard J. and Edna M. White.

Rich was the owner/operator of H & R Trucking before working at K & N Trucking and Waste Management. Upon his retirement in 2002, Rich worked for Halstead Dairy Farm as Sr. hay mower. Rich enjoyed riding his Harley every chance he had with his wife on the back. He was a life member of the Harley Owners Group and the Valley Hog Chapter; Beaver Falls. Rich married Ella “Checker” (Pivni) of Bairdford, PA. on October 3, 1959. They were married for 63 years. Continue reading

Mary B. LaRue – Hookstown

Mary B. LaRue, 89, of Hookstown passed peacefully on Saturday morning, April 1, 2023 with family at her side at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Born March 30, 1934 in Frankfort Springs, she was the last surviving daughter born to the late John and Laverta (Baker) Melvin.

Mary belonged to the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, worked as a meat processer at Nelson’s, also she had worked for South Side garage on the handicapped buses. Continue reading

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