Murle Gene Goodwin – Industry

Murle Gene Goodwin, 87, of Industry, passed peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on Saturday afternoon June 12, 2021. Born October 22, 1933, in Buckhannon, W.V., he was a son of the late Coleman and Mary (Miller) Goodwin. Murle was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife Mariann (Berkner) Goodwin, a daughter Geanan Murtha and a grandson Patrick Murtha. Continue reading

Rick Lee Mihalik – Aliquippa (Greene Twp.)

Rick Lee Mihalik, 64, of Aliquippa (Greene Twp.) died Thursday afternoon June 10, 2021,
at the Allegheny General Hospital; Pittsburgh.
Born November 3, 1956, in Rochester, Pa. He’s the beloved son of Andrew Jr. and Virginia L. (Smith) Mihalik of Aliquippa.

Rick had worked as a laborer in the construction industry with a labor union, a member of the Beaver Valley Antique Association, he enjoyed running an 1887 stationary Ohio hay press with his son Brandon Lee, and loved riding his motor cycle, hunting and fishing and watching NASCAR.

Rick was predeceased by his beloved wife JoyceAnn Marie (Belich) Mihalik on May 8, 2018, and his inlaws Frank Andrew and Ann Marie (Dutkovich) Belich. Continue reading

Anna Jane Doughty – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Anna Jane Doughty, 85, of Georgetown (Greene TWP.), passed peacefully Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, in the comfort of her home with family at her side. Born March 13, 1936, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Jones) Baker. A homemaker, she was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James L. Doughty Sr. on April 8, 2017.

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Johanna C. McBride – Hookstown (Greene Twp.)

With sad and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother and companion, Johanna C. McBride, 71, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.). After a good hard fight against ALS, her passing happened Tuesday evening, May 18, 2021, peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love of family and friends. She fought the fight on her terms and her way.

Born March 26, 1950, in Hershey, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Gasper) Snyder, Sr. Johanna had worked as a medical assistant in the health care industry, and most known in the area for being the best hairdresser around. Continue reading

Denzil R. Wilson – Hookstown

Denzil R. Wilson, 56, of Hookstown passed unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021, at Heritage Valley Beaver after a months long illness. Born January 13, 1965, in New Brighton, he was a son of the late Clinton and Barbara (Wright) Wilson. He had worked as a body mechanic in the trucking industry and enjoyed tractor pulls and drag racing. He was also a member of the Beaver Valley Antique Equipment Group.

Surviving is his wife Connie L. (Bishop) Wilson, his children Amanda Wilson of Brynmawr, Pa., Dustin and his wife Amber Wilson of Georgetown and Brittany George and her fiancé Mathew Wilkins of Georgetown. Brother of Dianne Wilson and her companion Jim Zimmer of Whipple, OH. Beloved pappy of Avery and Danica Wilson and Paisley Wilkins. Continue reading

Donna R. Daniels – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

Donna R. Daniels, 71, of Georgetown (Hanover TWP.) died peacefully Wednesday evening May 12, 2021, at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital; Pittsburgh. Born September 18, 1949, in Burgettstown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Adamson) Murphy. A homemaker, Donna enjoyed camping, especially with her family, loved going to the Hookstown fair and was an avid cat lover, taking care of countless strays in her lifetime.

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James W. Brinkley – Georgetown (Hanover Twp.)

James W. Brinkley, 67, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.) passed Tuesday morning May 11, 2021, at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born March 16, 1954, in Clarksville, W.V., he was a son of the late Walter Wilson and Mabel (Robinson) Brinkley. James had worked as a mill wright in the steel industry before retiring. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Martin Brinkley. Continue reading

Beverly Mae Simpson – Shippingport

Beverly Mae Simpson, 88 formerly of Shippingport, passed peacefully with family at her side at The Grove at New Castle on Thursday afternoon April 29, 2021. Born September 29, 1932, in Shippingport, she was the daughter of the late Clair and Nelle (Pease) Gamble. A homemaker, Beverly was a life long member of Little Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Shippingport.

In addition to her parent’s, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Simpson and a son-in-law Ricky Duke. Continue reading

Opal G. Burris – Burgettstown (Hanover TWP.)

Opal G. Burris, 91, of Burgettstown (Hanover TWP.) passed peacefully Wednesday morning at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born September 2, 1929 in Chester; W.V., she  was a daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Craig) Roach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Robert A. Burris on July 12, 2019, a brother Lloyd Roach and a sister Delores Burris.

Surviving are her son and daughter in law Robert A. and Peggy Burris of Burgettstown, a sister Wanda ‘Mike’ Wolanski of Hookstown and her two granddaughters Tammy and Bobbijean Burris.

Family and friends are welcome to call Friday at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa 15050, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where her services will be held Saturday at 11 am. The Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

Larry Swaney – Beaver (formerly of Hookstown)

Larry Swaney, 78, of Beaver, formerly of Hookstown, passed peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 14, 2021, at Beaver Health & Rehabilitation Center; Aliquippa.

Born February 24, 1943, in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a son of the late John Hall and Geraldine (Lemon) Swaney. Larry was a 1963 graduate of South Side High School and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. Continue reading

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