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Julia D. Roblauskas

Julia D. Roblauskas

Julia D. (Chupasko) Roblauskas, formerly of Neville Island (Pittsburgh, PA), died on October 9, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Benedict S. Roblauskas, her son Robert Roblauskas, her sister Mary (Chupasko) Foster, her sister Sadie (Chupasko) Harter, and her brother Nickolas Chupasko.  She is survived by her daughter Sallie (Roblauskas) Adams, son-in-law Robert Adams (Moon Township, PA), grand-daughter Shannon (Adams) Schultz and her husband Ben Schultz (Cresson, PA).

Julia worked at Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel in various capacities for 50 years.  She loved her career at the William Penn and often told stories of the famous movie stars, professional athletes, and political leaders she met while they stayed at the hotel.

Julia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a faithful member of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Coraopolis, PA where she seldom missed a Sunday service until her health started to deteriorate.  She always shared a kind greeting and smile to both friends and strangers.  Julia was also an adventurer who enjoyed going to new places and trying exciting activities like snorkeling in Grand Cayman when she was 79 years young.

Memorial service will be held at the Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church on October 18, 2021, at 10:00 am.  Procession to Saint Joseph Cemetery for interment will follow the service.  “A Celebration of Life” luncheon for family and close friends will follow at 12:00pm.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillview Personal Care Home in Coraopolis, where Julia resided for the prior five years.

Martha Lois Baker

Martha Lois Baker

Martha Lois Baker, 63, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at the Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born January 30, 1958 in Rochester, PA she was a daughter of the late William O. and Lois Nelson Baker. Martha was a beautiful and kind person with a vibrant personality and truly enjoyed having fun times with family and friends, she always had a smile for everyone.  She loved her dogs Ginny, Libby & Scooby and her two parakeets she named Bill & Lois after her Mom & Dad.  She enjoyed decorating her home and planting beautiful flowers. She appreciated nature and loved the ocean.  Martha was loved by so many because of her kind heart and will be missed deeply.

Martha was a very dedicated person who started her career as a bank teller and then worked many years registering patients at the emergency room.

Surviving is her long-time companion Dennis Brelloch, Bridgewater, her brothers Riley Baker, Beaver,  Kent(Cindy) Baker Boalsburg, PA, her sisters, Jan Baker, Beaver, Emily (Barry) Blose, Washington, PA, two nephews, Wesley (Yaqin Sun) Baker, Philadelphia, Ross(Erin) Baker, Philadelphia and also, a great-nephew, Graham Baker (Ross & Erin Baker)

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering in Martha’s honor to be announced at a later date

Marjorie (Marge) Richards

Marjorie (Marge) Richards

Marjorie (Marge) Richards went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in October of 2021.  Marge is survived by her son, Tom, of Barrington, IL; her daughter-in-law, Mary Beth  of Barrington; her daughter, Mary Beth (Betsy), of Westminster, CO; her son-in-law, Pete, of Westminster; her daughter, Judy, of Marietta, GA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marge was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a beloved “Mima” to her great-grandchildren.  She loved family gatherings, especially during holiday seasons.  She was also one of the most avid basketball fans of all time, especially when her children or grandchildren were playing.  She will be greatly missed by her entire family.

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Marge was also a dear friend to many people in Florida, where she lived for a number of years, as well as to many in the Dallas, Texas area.  Most recently, she has been a member of Grace Community Church in Westminster, CO and has loved and been loved by many dear friends at the church.  She is a prayer warrior and has spent countless hours asking God to watch over and bless the many people He has brought into her life. 

Even now, she is rejoicing in heaven with her Lord Jesus and has been reunited with friends and family members who had “fallen asleep” in Jesus before her.  Her family and friends look forward to seeing her again when the Lord returns.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:

Grace Community Church

Benevolence Fund

9050 Yates Street

Westminster, CO 80031

Gilda (Berardi) Pitaro

Gilda (Berardi) Pitaro

Gilda (Berardi) Pitaro, 92, of Coraopolis and South Heights, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 in Caring Heights Nursing Home.  She was born in Coraopolis, PA on April 12, 1929 the daughter of the late Basile & Maria Berardi. She started a ceramic shop in her basement in the 60s where she taught numerous classes for many years to her friends.  She also enjoyed dancing with her husband.  She was a member of St. Catherine’s of Sienna Catholic Parish. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene “Beets” Pitaro in 2012, a son Freddi Pitaro in 2019; and 4 siblings: Angelo, Arthur, Enrico, and Josephine Berardi.

She is survived by her three children: Jeffery Pitaro, Tammy (Perry) Spinosi, and Bryan (Pam) Pitaro; a daughter-in-law: Michele Pitaro; 3 grandchildren: Dante (Kelsey) Spinosi, Julian (Shannon) Spinosi, and Luke Pitaro; 3 great grandchildren: Liam, Ava, and Liviana; and two siblings: Alfred (Anna) Berardi, and Emma Lacenere; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3pm ~ 7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., 1522 Coraopolis Heights Rd.  where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10am.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Haley Alexandra Weiss

Haley Alexandra Weiss

Haley Alexandra Weiss, 19, of Moon Twp., passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 25, 2002 a daughter of Douglas and Claire (Sullivan) Weiss. She was a student at CCAC studying to become a Radiology Technician. She was a 2020 graduate of Moon Area High School where she was voted with having the Most School Spirit, her senior year.  Haley loved to paint, draw, build puzzles, and listen to classic rock.  She was a very active person, participating in cheer leading, gymnastics, and Rugby.  She also enjoyed watching Steeler games, Grey’s Anatomy, Family Guy and Sponge Bob Square Pants.  She was a member of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, attending St. Margaret Mary Church. 

She is survived by her beloved parents: Doug and Claire Weiss, Moon Twp.; a brother: Lucas Weiss, a sister: Carly Weiss; her paternal grandmother: Eleanor Weiss; 9 aunts and uncles: Susan (Brent) Mulgrew, David (Jill Lawhorn) Weiss, Bill (Lora) Weiss, Robert Sullivan, and Sean (Jeanette) Sullivan: 8 cousins:  Brent, Morgan, Erika, Nicole, Alex, Carlin, Sean, and Christina.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather: Arthur Weiss, and maternal grandparents: Robert and Claire Sullivan.

Friends will be received on Monday from 1~7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp.  1522 Coraopolis Heights Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11am in St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Twp.

Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael Trella Foundation at  the Neuro-Oncology Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: In Memory of Haley Alexandra Weiss in the memo line and mail to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation c/o PNC Bank PO Box 535240 Pittsburgh PA, 15253-9926 or to St. Jude Hospitals at

Robert G. Baker

Robert G. Baker

Robert “Bob” G. Baker, 68, of North Sewickley Twp., passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital of COVID complications. He was born on April 30, 1953, a son of the late Curtis E. and Patricia (Patterson) Baker.

Bob was retired from Damascus Steel, where he worked for 44 years. He was a member of the Turners club, and shot trap at several sportsman’s clubs in Beaver County and also shot trap with ATA, and loved attending activities of all the grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Curtis (Sonny) Baker; his sister, Shirley A. Baker; his grandmother, Sara Elva Baker and brothers-in-law, Lawrence F. Glaab and Kenneth C. Glaab.

He is survived by his wife, of 48 years this month, Darlene (Glaab) Baker; his daughters, Tammy Snyder (Ron) of Cranberry Twp., Lori L. (Bill) Criss of Ellwood City; his grandchildren, Kasey (Kevin) Sturm, of Beaver, Shelby Fagan of Ellwood City, Justin Snyder, of Zelienople, Shane Snyder (fiancé Julia Kraft) of Monaca, Lexi Snyder of Cranberry Twp. and his great-granddaughter, Mila Hollins-Snyder.

He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Carole Glaab of Nevada and Marcy Glaab of New Brighton, and close friends, Dolly and Chub James and family and Gary and Mona Shoaff and family and many dear longtime friends.

A memorial gathering will take place on October 10th from 1-2 at the Concord United Methodist Church, Beaver falls, followed by a service at 2 PM.

James William Gray

James William Gray

Age 91, died September 17th, 2021. Born May 14, 1930 in Aliquippa Pennsylvania to the late William “Bill” and Grace (Cable) Gray of Rochester, PA.

Jim was a loving Husband, Father and Grandpap. He provided for his family through Gray Painting for more than 50 years.

He was united in marriage to Margot Sue MacKeage on November 26, 1957. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before heaven called her home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his adoring wife, Sue, and his dog, Sebastian. 

Jim is survived by his daughters, Pamela Morrow and husband, Thomas, Linda Widmer and husband, David, Jennifer Sarver and husband, Michael, and his son, Jeffrey Gray and wife Debbie; Grandchildren: Nicole (Morrow)Davis, Christina Morrow, Michelle Morrow, Jamie (Widmer) Anuskewic, Tracy (Widmer) Pratte, Alexus (Widmer) Sieger, Brandon Gray, Breanna Gray, Aubriegh Sarver and Kaden Sarver; Great Grandchildren: Addilynn, Sawyer, Mila, Aria, Ezra, Henry, and Baby Sieger coming in March 2022.

He loved and lived life to its fullest. He was a proud Air Force veteran of WWII, a fantastic country musician who taught himself to play the pedal steel guitar, an excellent golfer, avid hunter and fisherman, and skier (water and snow).  But above all these he was a man who believed that family is first and he portrayed this by being the best father and grandfather that anyone could want.  Christmas by far was his favorite holiday and he couldn’t wait to light up the house and put the tree up! Many waitresses, nurses, and bank tellers could not escape his teasing humor and jokes. All knew his name and enjoyed the time they had with him!  A hard-working, blue-collar worker who did things his way with a strong work ethic. 

Funeral arrangements made by Huntsman Funeral Home, Rochester, Pennsylvania. Viewings Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and October 1, 2021 11am service with military honors following.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central Pennsylvania at or mailed to EAWCP 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3002 Pittsburgh, Pa 15233.  Please include “James Gray memorial” on the memo line.

or to the Disabled American Veterans.
William Thomas “Rex” Rexroad

William Thomas “Rex” Rexroad

William Thomas Rexroad {Rex} (94) of New Brighton passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 22, 2021 under the wonderful care of Heartland Hospice and Cambridge Village Personal Care Residence.  Born September 18, 1927 in (Richie County) West Virginia, the son of the Late Harley and Elsie (Hedge) Rexroad.

After serving in the US Navy in 1945/1946, he then returned to school for his high school diploma.  Rex chose a lifelong resident in New Brighton with the love of his life (of 72 years), Doris (Greaves) Rexroad whom he lost March 11, 2020.  An active member of the New Brighton United Methodist Church he served as superintendent of Sunday School, was a trustee on finance committee, and head usher, and was a member of the United Methodist Men. Bill’s second love was Union Lodge 259 F&AM where he served as Past Master 1974 & 1984, and received his 32nd degree at the Consistory Legion of Honor in New Castle, PA

Bill worked at Westing House Electric, Tower Cable Co., Babcock & Wilcox,  just a few to mention.  And after retiring he still wanted to work so he got a job at the  Medical Center in maintenance.  He loved to work,  enjoyed reading westerns, Pittsburgh Steelers and going to casinos with Doris.  While raising their children they spent many years at Jumonville a Christian Camp and Retreat Center.  Of all their travels to many destinations, over the years Rex and Doris spent many Septembers vacationing at Myrtle Beach their favorite destination.

He is survived by his son Bill Jr. (Maria), Rochester, daughter Deborah (Dan) Beaver Falls, granddaughters, Megan (Jeremy) Pittsburgh, Brittany (Mark), North Carolina, two nieces Jody Dyer, Richmond Texas and Carol Gigliotti, of New Brighton. 

He is preceded in death by sisters: Madge, Manoca, Avagine, Beatrice, brothers:  Charles, Frank, Ray, James, Gail.  And his beautiful granddaughter, Jessica Elaine whom God called home at 3 ½ months. 

Friends will be received at Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester on Sunday from 3pm-7pm.  As well on Monday from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am in the New Brighton United Methodist Church.

Members of Union Lodge #259 F&AM will conduct a Masonic Service on Sunday at 6:30pm in the funeral home.

Members of the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct Military Services at 11:45 on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made Jumonville C/O Family Week Project 887 Jumonville Rd. Hopwood, PA  15445 in Bill and Doris name.

Dolly Pettner

Dolly Pettner

Delight “Dolly” Pettner, 75 of Freedom, passed away on September 10, 2021. She was born in Rochester, a daughter of the late Col. James and Evelyn (Hawk) Henderson.

She is preceded in death by her son, James Pettner Jr. and her sister, Evelyn Brogan.

She is survived by her husband, James M. Pettner Sr.; her children, Laurie Pettner, Leslie Pettner and Roger Pettner; her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Robert” Bob” Henderson, Margaret “Peggy” Moorehouse and her sister-in-law, Carol Henderson.

A memorial gathering will take place on September 18, at 506 Harvard Circle, Freedom, PA 15042, from 1-4 PM.

Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr.

Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr.

Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr., 88, of Hopewell Twp. Passed away on September 13, 2021, in his home.  He was born December 16, 1932 in Coraopolis, PA the son of the late Theron O.  & Ida McClellan Sr. He was a retired factory worker at Dravo Light Metals Plant in Neville Island, and was a US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed his cats, and an all-around handy man. 

IN addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary A. McClellan, a son Timothy E. McClellan, and 4 siblings.

He is survived by his son: T.R. & Susan McClellan; 5 grandchildren: Jessica (Michael) Thomas, Terry Corso, Erin McClellan, Jared McClellan, and Emily McClellan; 4 great grandchildren: Madison, Sophina, Kaleb, and Kaden; a daughter-in-law: Marsha Douglass; and his twin sister Ida “Kate” Anderson.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 11am in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA. Interment will follow in Montours Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Broadhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001