Monthly Archives: August 2023

Reuben K. Blair – Georgetown

With sad and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother Reuben K. Blair, 62 of Georgetown. It happened suddenly on Monday evening, August 21, 2023 at Heritage Valley Beaver, E.R. Reuben was born April 29, 1961 in East Liverpool, Ohio. A son of Glenda Kay (Alger) Adams of Georgetown with whom he resided and the late Charles W. Blair.

Reuben was a proud graduate of South Side High School, he was an active volunteer with the Hookstown VFD for over 35 years, and he attended the Georgetown United Methodist Church. A man with a kind heart, he was a loyal friend and neighbor to many. He participated in countless parades and volunteered many years at the Hookstown Fair. Very proud of his heritage, Reuben was a direct descendant of veterans from the Revolutionary and Civil wars. He was also the proud owner of a 1989 Chevy Silverado and a John Deer tractor. Continue reading

Richard William Wright – Rochester

Richard William Wright, 51, of Rochester passed unexpectedly Friday, August 11, 2023 at his Rochester residence. Born December 2, 1971 in New Brighton, he is the beloved son of Mary A. (Bucci) Manning of Hookstown and the late William M. Wright. In addition to his father, also predeceased by his step-father Thomas E. Manning, Sr.

Richard enjoyed fishing, boating (especially pontoon boats), a lover of music he enjoyed playing the drums, and was an avid Steeler and Penguin’s fan. And held a special place in his heart for animals.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Jason and Carrie Wright, his step-brother Thomas E. and Alexandra Manning, Jr., a niece and nephew Katie and William Wright. Continue reading

Florence M. Pulver – Midland Heights

Florence M. Pulver, 83 of Midland Heights, passed peacefully Tuesday morning, August 8, 2023 under the care of Good Samaritan Beaver. Born June 11, 1940 in Weirton, W.V. She was a daughter of the late Chester and Isabella (Bork) Rakowski. A homemaker, Florence was a graduate of the South Side School, she had also worked as a cashier at the Co Go’s in Florence and was a member of the Community Bible Church in Aliquippa.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Lewis E. (Red) Pulver.

She’s the beloved mother of Roy S. and his wife Lori Pulver, Sandra and her husband Bruce Knisley and Tracy and her husband Travis Snyder. Sister of Bernard and his wife Helen Rakowski and Bertha and her husband Boyd Rogish. Cherished grandmother of 10, Bryan (Janeen) Pulver, Heather (Gianni) Fuscardo, Bruce Knisley Jr., Ryan (Laura) Knisley, R.J. (Brenna) Pulver, Taylor (Joe) Connor, Connor (Sarah) Duffy, Brady Duffy, Rylee Pulver and Kerrigan Duffy. Great grandmother of Neveah, Tristan, Brantley, Beau, Elliot, Deakon, Bentley and Riven, plus one on the way Henley. Continue reading

Jackie Lynn Moore – Georgetown (Greene Twp,)

Jackie Lynn Moore, 72, of Georgetown (Greene Twp,), passed peacefully Tuesday afternoon, August 8, 2023 at Stone Pear Pavillion; Chester, W.V. Born July 23, 1951 in East Liverpool, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Maxine (Skeens) Fox. Jackie had worked as an executive assistant with USAirways, was an avid NASCAR racing fan, Steelers fan and a member and secretary of the South Side Seniors Association. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower beds.

Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Terry B. Moore, her sons Joseph and his wife Christine Moore and Michael Moore and his girlfriend Sarah Lytle, her sister Leah Morgan.

Family and friends are welcome to call at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa. 15050 on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where her service will be held Saturday at 11 am. Rev. Kevin Neal of the Mt. Olivet EPC will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery; Georgetown. Continue reading

Martha G. Stroud – Shippingport

Martha G. Stroud, 89, of Shippingport, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Wednesday evening, August 2, 2023. Born May 28, 1934 in Florence, she was a daughter of
the late Arthur Stuart and Vernie (Wilson) Emler. In addition to being a homemaker, Martha had worked as a seamstress out of her house for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Wayne Stewart, a brother William Jay Emler and her sister Audrey Neeley. Continue reading

Russell G. Phillips, Jr. – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)

Russell G. Phillips, Jr., 39, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.), passed peacefully Sunday, July 30, 2023 at his residence. Born February 22, 1984 in Pittsburgh. He was a son of Russell G. Phillips, Sr. and the late Natalie C. (Noss) Phillips. Russell was a member of the Bethlehem Church in Shippingport, where he also took care of the church cemetery. He enjoyed drawing, skateboarding and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Amanda (Emert) Phillips, his siblings Rhyan and his wife Amy Noss and Raine Phillips. His daughter Bella Emert, his grandmother Diana Phillips and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins survive. Continue reading

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