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Mary Margaret “Marge” Ditz

Mary Margaret “Marge” Ditz

Mary Margaret “Marge” Ditz, 84, of Moon Twp. died in her home on May 18, 2017. She was born in Sewickley on April 30, 1933 the daughter of the late, Edward L. Ditz, Sr. & Margaret Elizabeth (Weber) Ditz.

Marge worked for many years in data processing for the AFL-CIO United Food & Commercial Workers Union. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

She is survived by five nieces & nephews: Ann Flugge (Perry), FL; Lori Ward (Rick), Moon Twp.; Eric Schneider, NY; Robert Ditz (Linda), OH & Edward L. Ditz III (Martha), CA. Five great nieces & nephews as well as nine great-great nieces & nephews, and her beloved schnauzer, Molly will miss her also.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward L. Ditz, Jr., and sisters, Irene Schneider & Norma Steill.

There will be no public visitation. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon is in charge of arrangements.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. on Tuesday May 30th at 10 AM. Private interment will take place at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA.

The family would like to thank her hospice nurse, Kate Bollman for her outstanding care.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Allegheny Health Network Hospice (www.ahn.org) or Animal Friends (www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Deluca

Pete Deluca

Pete Deluca, 91, of Hopewell Twp. died on May 19, 2017 in his home. He was born in Jacobs Creek, PA on October 21, 1925 the son of the late William & Sue (Banks) Deluca.

He served his country in the US Army during WWII.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy (Gordon) Deluca. Three children: Martha Joyce Carpenter, SC; Beverly Weber, Moon Twp.; Pete William Deluca, Hopewell Twp. Siblings, Rose Deluca, Paul Deluca & Mary Dolan. Grandsons, Joe & Pete Weber and 4 other grandchildren. Numerous great and great-great grandchildren, and his best friend Lou Cellitti.

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by sons, Galen Pete Deluca & Robert Paul Deluca. A son-in-law, Joe Weber and eleven siblings.

Friends will be received on Monday May 22 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.) Where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Hopewell Hebron Cemetery, Clinton. The Beaver Co. Special Unit will perform military Honors.

Sandy-Anne Marie Franzese

Sandy-Anne Marie Franzese

Sandy-Anne Marie Franzese passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 32 on April 23, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1984 in Patterson, NJ, the daughter of Margaret (Melhorn) Franzese and the late Edward Franzese.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister Kristy Otto and her husband Chris, her brother Thomas Franzese, and two nieces, Lillian and Brooke Otto. She is also survived by her “best friend”, her dog Stu.

After a courageous and long battle with depression, she is now at peace with the Lord.

A church service will be held at 3pm on May 28 at Ohio United Presbyterian Church: 1236 Longvue Ave., Hopewell, PA 15001. Immediately following there will be a “Celebration of Life” at Kristy and Chris’s house.

The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. are in charge of arrangements.

If you or anyone you know suffers from mental health issues, there is help: Re:solve Crisis Network 888-796-8226

Memorial contributions can be made to Animal Friends (www.thinkoutsidethecage.org) or Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley, Beaver (www.concordialm.org)

Richard L. Harkins

Richard L. Harkins

Born April 2, 1925 in Bridgewater, PA, Richard Leon Harkins passed away on May 15, 2017 in Providence Care Center. Son of the late Oakley and Bertha (Leighty) Harkins, Dick served in the Army Air Corps. as a B29 Bomber Squadron Assistant Engineer Gunner in WWII. He worked in the Blooming Mill at the Aliquippa works of J&L Steel and operated his own heating and air conditioning business and reconstructed vehicles.

Dick and his wife Betty (Ray) were members of Concord UMC and labored 25 years through several missionary organizations. The Oriental Missionary Society, World Gospel Mission, Missionary World Service & Evangelism (MWS&E)where he served on the board sent them to Kenya, Zaire (Congo), Liberia, Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador, India and the United States (Red Bird Mission, Southwest Indian School, Mission Retirement Home) where all benefitted from the skills, hard work and love.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, a brother Stanley, and three sisters Gloria, Edna & Jane.

His daughters Linda Doutt and Stacy Friel-Mittner, son in law David, grandson Jesse Doutt, great grandsons Sebastian and Matthias Doutt, sons Larry & Terry Harkins, a brother Mel Harkins, sister Ellen Moody, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors will mourn his passing.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 ~ 4 & 6 ~ 8 in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. 502 Adams St. Rochester. Mr.Harkins will lie in state in the Concord U.M. Church 285 Concord Church Road, North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Falls on Thursday from 10:00 until time of service at 11:00.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 by Rev. John Phipps. Private interment will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Beaver Falls Salvation Army 414 16th St. Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Elizabeth Lee (Collins) Smith

Elizabeth Lee (Collins) Smith

Elizabeth Lee (Collins) Smith, loving wife and mother, 81, of Independence Twp. died on May 12, 2017. She was born in Aliquippa on February 21, 1936 the daughter of the late, George & Ada (Stanley) Collins.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Chester H. Smith. Three loving daughters: Gail Beall (Gene), Butler; Linda Zipparo (Bill McClellan), Sewickley; Judy DeAngelis (Jim), Crescent Twp. A granddaughter Lindsay Zipparo (boyfriend, Hunter Barnhart) and a sister, Edith Viskochil.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Collins.

Friends will be received on Monday May 15, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Where a funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 10 AM. Interment will follow at John Anderson Cemetery.

 

 

Charles Joseph Seiber IV

Charles Joseph Seiber IV

Charles Joseph Seiber IV, 40, of Daugherty Twp., left this world to go to a better place on May 5, 2017, ending his fight to live a normal life free of depression and addiction.   He was born on May 21, 1976 in Huntington, WV.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother Lusher, and Grandfather and Grandmother Seiber.

His mother Hilda Eaddy and stepfather Willie Eaddy of Rochester have a big hole in their hearts for all the parents and addicts and for our son, who fought a battle he could not win.

He is survived by his son Evan Seiber of Freedom whom he loved so much, four sisters: Debra Fitzpatrick, South Point, OH; Charlene Kouns, Chillicathe, OH; Cynthia Seiber, Elyria, OH, and Christine Halvorson, Elyria, OH; nephew: Stephen Seiber, and two nieces Tiffany Fitzpatrick and Hailey  Branscum; an aunt Sherri Hart and a cousin Randy J. Hart.

Charles was on life support several years ago and fought hard to live.  He was well known at the meetings for addictions.  He had a damaged heart and a meeting with heroin ended his life.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11am until the time of service at 1pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.  502 Adams St. Rochester, PA 15074.

Sally Ann Fair

Sally Ann Fair

Sally Ann (Bell) Fair, 89, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Monday May 1, 2017 in the Haven of the North Hills. She was born in Black Lick, PA on September 1, 1927 the daughter of the late Flora & Paul Bell. She was a former secretary at J&L Steel and also Chuck Galton Ford. She was a Past Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star Woodlawn Chapter and a member of the former First Baptist Church of Aliquippa. She enjoyed playing cards with her card club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Fair in 1984 and her son Eric Fair in 2006.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law: Nancy Fair, West View; a cousin Diane Anderson, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
All services are private.
Internment is in Beaver Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society 3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Patricia Baron

Patricia Baron

Patricia Baron, 87, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on May 3, 2017 in Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center.  She was born on December 3, 1929 in Ambridge the daughter of the late Carl and Eleanor Barnhart.

Pat graduated from Ambridge High School and received her RN from Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing. She was a former member of the Ladies Blackhawk Golf League, Homemakers PM and the Lady of Fatima Christian Mothers.  She enjoyed many years golfing, bowling, crafting, doing jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards with her friends in a Pinochle Club. Most importantly she loved being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Gayle Fox of Madison, OH. Surviving are her loving husband of 66 years Richard Baron; a daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Paul Mutscheller, Marion OH; a son and daughter-in-law: Charles and Candy Baron, Stephens City, VA; 5 grandchildren: Michael and Andrew Mutscheller, Kari Christaldi, Kara Fox and Jennifer Baron; 11 great grandchildren; a sister: Lois Firich, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Respecting Pat’s wishes all services are private. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

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

Clyde H. “Red” Nale

Clyde H. “Red” Nale

Clyde H. “Red” Nale, 85, of Tylersburg, Formerly of Hopewell Twp. died on April 28, 2017 in his home. He was born in Clarksburg, WV on September 5, 1931 the son of the late Clyde & Ruby (Hickman) Nale.

He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, retired from J & L/LTV Steel after 30 years of service, and was an owner/operator truck driver for many years finally retiring with JED Service.

He is survived by three children: Larry Nale, Hopewell, Randy Nale (Nancy), TN and Amy Thomas-Rice (George), Hopewell. Five grandchildren: Travis, Lucas & Amanda Thomas, Meredith Nale, & David Robertson. Siblings: Elizabeth Urick, GA; Ella Mae Spieker, Hopewell; Dorothy Gobert, FL; Edna Petrella, Hopewell; Martha Lackovich, Hopewell; Nancy Conners, Hopewell; Bill Nale (Alice), Indiana; Helen Antoline, Monaca; Jim Nale (Sharon), TN. Sister-in-laws: Marty Nale, Hopewell; Joan Stratton, Chippewa; Laura Stratton, Lansdale. Numerous nieces and nephews, several close friends, and his “little angels”, Maddy & Matt Gatesman, who brought much joy to his life.

In addition to his parents Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth L. “Betty Lou” (Stratton) Nale in 2008, a brother, Tom “Sonny” Nale, a son-in-law, Jeffery Thomas, & all his brother-in-laws.

Friends will be received on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 2-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.) where a funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 AM. Private interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

Jacqueline Silvia Bell

Jacqueline Silvia Bell

Jacqueline S. Bell, 64, of Rochester passed away peacefully in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born on November 1, 1952 the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Bell.  She worked as a home health nurse.

She is survived by her siblings: Malcom Bell, Rochester; Yvonne Bell, Beaver; Norma Pinkston, Pittsburgh; Marsha (Willie) Ellison, Rochester; Doris Nash, Rochester and Sundy (Michael) Ubaldi, Rochester.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Edward Bell.

Friends will be received on Monday from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at Noon in the Second Baptist Church of Rochester (453 Irvin Ave). Private interment will be in Beaver Falls Cemetery.