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Charles “Chuck” Durbin

Charles “Chuck” Durbin


Charles Durbin (Chuck), 65, of Hopewell Township, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020.  He was born on May 16, 1954 in Rochester, PA. the son of the late John and Martha Durbin.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Glenn and Laura Wickham.  

He married Rose, the love of his life in 1976 , who survives him.  Chuck is also survived by his beloved son Jason Durbin, daughter Stacy and John Sampson, grandchildren Mikayla and Kingston Durbin, and Zackary Sampson, sister-in-law Cheri Trella, nephew Matthew and Stephanie Trella ,and great niece Aaliyah Trella.  

He was known for his love and amazing work at Penn Tile and Carpet, where he started installing in 1975 and then took ownership in 2002.  If you knew Chuck, he was a man who wore his heart on his sleeve.  He was a good kind hearted man, always there helping and being there for his family, friends and strangers.  He had a heart of gold and would always go above and beyond for anyone.  His love for his kids was unconditional.  He was his children’s #1 fan.  He leaves behind a beautiful legacy in his family.  He will be missed and never forgotten.  

A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.

Huntsman Funeral  Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa, are entrusted with the arrangements.

Sarah S. Holley

Sarah S. Holley

Sarah S. Holley, 79 formerly of Beaver, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Beaver Healthcare and Rehab.  She was born in Ambridge on January 1, 1941.  She was a former member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Brighton Twp. She retired as a nurse from the Medical Center, Beaver.
She was preceded in death by her husband David Holley in 1997 and her 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her two children: David & Abby Holley, San Diego, CA; and Karen Mae Holley, Rochester; a granddaughter Mia Holley, Los Angeles, CA and her brother Earl, Baden, PA.
All services are private.

Burial is in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown.
Margaret Ann Roberts

Margaret Ann Roberts

Margaret Ann Roberts, 65, of Evans City, passed away on Monday, April 27,2020 in Butler Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 22, 1955, the daughter of James and Margaret (Sullivan) Plugh. She worked a series of jobs to support her family with the most recent being a 911 Dispatcher.

She is survived by her son, Curtis Roberts, of Evans City; a sister Darlene Baldwin of OK; her niece, Jamie Ferranti, of OK; and an uncle, George (Carol) Sullivan, of Rochester.  She was a wonderful mother and loved animals.  She was an avid reader and liked to garden.  She also enjoyed watching Disney Movies and Star Wars.

All services are private.

 

Nicholas Paul Blodis

Nicholas Paul Blodis

Nicholas Paul Blodis, age 63, of Moon Township PA, after a valiant struggle passed away in his sleep on May 6. The beloved husband of Denise Trulli Blodis for
33 years. Loving father of Jessica Blodis of St. Petersburg Florida and Nicholas Blodis of Seattle Washington. His loss is mourned by his two sisters Patricia Mueller Beran and husband Ronald and Maureen Mueller Rzepecki and husband Joseph and brother John Mueller. Son of the late Nicholas and Anna Rose Blodis, he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. Nick was known to his family and friends for his sharp intellect, humor and charm. He loved golf, travel and most of all playing his drums. He will be remembered for “lighting up the room” wherever he went. Nick had the ability to make you feel like you were the most important person In the world and had such a generous spirit and positive, fun outlook on life. The void he leaves will never be filled.
Due to the Covid crisis, a celebration of Nick’s life will be held at a later date.
Pauline J. Whitehead

Pauline J. Whitehead

Pauline J. Whitehead, 91, of Hopewell Twp. Passed away on Monday May 4, 2020 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  She was born on November 2, 1928  in Leonia, FL the daughter of the late Luther and Vonie Jones.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn. She also was a member of the Hookstown Grange and the Woodlawn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 4 siblings: Luther, Ralph, and Frank Jones and Myrtle Sanford.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years Harry D. Whitehead;  three children: Linda Searight, Panama City, Fl; Harry D. (Patty) Whitehead Jr., Montville, OH; and David Whitehead, Charleroi, PA; 5 grandchildren: Scott Searight, Betsy (Jim) Wilson, Ben Searight, Paul (Kelly) D’Amico, and Jessie (Ashley) Whitehead: 15 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and her sister Doris Bell.

A funeral service was held for immediate family. A burial will take place  Leonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Leonia, FL.

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa are entrusted with the arrangements.

William A. Dunn Sr.

William A. Dunn Sr.

William A. Dunn Sr., 88, of Moon Twp., passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford.  He was born in Sheridan, PA on February 16, 1932 the son of the late Arthur (Gladys) Dunn and Isabel Mary (Keck) Dunn, whom passed away when he was young. He was a retired accounting clerk for J&L Steel.  He was a semi pro pitcher for Pirates Farm Team and he once struck out Rudy York.  He was also a championship Dart Ball Player for the Pittsburgh Church Dart Ball Association.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his three sisters: Mary Jane, Dot, and Lois, as well as his former wife Mary.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Dr. William A. Dunn Jr (Dr. Constance Uphold), Gainesville, FL; Deborah A. Dunn (Gerard Geist) Lancaster, PA; and Raymond C. (Mary Theresa) Dunn, Pittsburgh; 4 grandchildren: Lindsay (Adam) Rich, Nicholas, Derrick, and Christina Dunn; 2 step grandchildren: Lisa (Lawrence) Pope and Denise (David) Kane; 3 step great grandchildren: Katie (Daniel) Limbacher, Emily Pope and Trevor Kane.

A private service was attended by the family. Burial was in Sewickley Cemetery.

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., are entrusted with the arrangements.

Henrietta Carter

Henrietta Carter

Henrietta Carter, 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Aliquippa PA on April 14, 2020. Henrietta was born in Aliquippa on August 20, 1924 to parents Thomas Harvey and Dora Beasley Harvey. She was preceded in death by sons Phillip, and Charles, her brothers Boisy and Henry Harvey, her sisters Geneva Owens, Cora Hollins, and Esther Wills. She is survived by her children. Marvia Hill, Raymond (Peggy), Robert (Cynthia), and Clarence (Kittie), 22 grand children, 29 great-grand children and 9 great-great-grand children. Henrietta kept a positive attitude in her long life and was always ready with a smile and a kind word. In her youth she loved to sing and was a talented dancer. She was generous and unselfish; but most of all she loved giving of her time and energy sharing her faith. She loved to help others gain comfort from the scriptures, telling them about Gods Kingdom which will rid the earth of sickness and death as promised in Revelation 21:3, 4. This was her hope and it allowed her to endure with dignity. She was a member of the Aliquippa congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and will be missed by her family, friends, and her spiritual Brothers and Sisters.

 

Paul John Salinshick, Jr.

Paul John Salinshick, Jr.

Paul John Salinshick, Jr., Aliquippa, a talented machinist and mechanic, died on April 28th.  Born in 1935 in Monaca, to Paul Salinshick and Mildred Henry Salinshick, he had a love of all things mechanical, and when he wasn’t working on his own motorcycle or classic car, he could be found helping others on their own vehicles or remodeling projects. He was well known by all as Mr. Fix It.

After graduating from Monaca High School, Paul owned and operated an auto repair shop. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his discharge, he married Patricia Samoviski of Aliquippa. The couple relocated to Sodus, NY in 1966 and Paul worked as a master machinist for Xerox Corporation until 1994. Paul and Patricia returned to their Western Pennsylvania roots upon retirement where Paul spent his time tinkering in his garage or walking in the woods and enjoying nature.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, and their two children, Paul, Fox Chapel, PA and Janet, Pittsburgh, PA.  Other survivors include sisters Frances Baser, Columbus, OH; Sylvia Bryant Johnson, Atlanta, GA; and Janice (Bob) Kolatac, West Milford, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister Susanne Baden and a half-sister Barbara Selinscak, both of Monaca.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nancy A. Moore

Nancy A. Moore

Nancy A. Moore. born, December 1932
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Masonic Village, Sewickley.  Lifelong resident of Hopewell Township.
Survived by her sister and brother in-law Susan and Robert Hollein and devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” McNary Moore, mother and father Mary Catherine Gray and John Edgar Nay, sister and brother-in-law Barbara A and Donald Daley.
Nancy worked 40 plus years in banking at the former Ambridge Savings & Loan, Economy Savings, ESB Bank.  She was a member of Woodlawn Chapter 164 Order of Eastern Star and of the Raccoon United Presbyterian Church, Aliquippa.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially meals together because “you gotta eat”, quilting, Pirates baseball and having her hair done.
Many thanks to the people, medical and nursing staff at Masonic Village for their tremendous care and support.  Memorial donations can be made to Masonic Village, Sewickley.
Kim L. McCoy-Warford

Kim L. McCoy-Warford

Kim L. McCoy-Warford of Aliquippa, went home to be with the Lord on April 17, 2020 in Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Brighton Township, PA.  Kim was born April 9, 1956 in Aliquippa, to the late Katherine and Timothy McCoy Jr.  Kim was a member of TriedStone Church.  She was a proud member of the Aliquippa High School Class of 1974 and attended American University and Robert University. She enjoyed good times with her family laughing, listening to music, and dancing. Preceding Kim in death, are paternal /maternal grandparents and her Forbes and McCoy aunts/uncles. She is survived by her son who she loved dearly, Michael Sean Warford, Virginia Beach, VA; granddaughter Jazzlyn Starr Warford, Atlanta, GA; her sisters Stephanie Vasquez, Atlanta, Toni Lay, and Jamie (Terry) Smith, Pittsburgh, nephews Mark II, Micah, Timothy, and Anthony, niece Marissa, aunts Delores Cooper, New York and Carol Henry, Aliquippa, uncles Larry (Hilda) McCoy Cleveland, Clyde (Mattie) McCoy Ambridge along with many great nephews/ nieces, cousins and special friends Desideria Green, Anita Hough, the Emerson family, and Derek Redd. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.  The family would like to thank Dr. Tatum, Shanelle, Bernice, Abby, Shelly, Andrea, and Tiffany for the care they gave to Kim. Arrangements have been entrusted to Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Aliquippa.