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Elizabeth J. Sebastian

Elizabeth J. Sebastian

Elizabeth J. Sebastian, 65, of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday July 23, 2020.  She was born in Rochester, PA the daughter of the late James and Betty Blair. She was retired from Duquesne Light.

She will be deeply missed by her beloved sister: Susan Hnatiw, and her dear friends; Ashley and Chris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law: Walter Hnatiw.

Due to the current virus situation, all services are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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

Larry L. Slaughter

Larry L. Slaughter

Larry L. Slaughter, 70, of Aliquippa died in his home on July 21, 2020.  He was born in Clarksburg, WV on August 26, 1949 the son of the late Roy & Juanita (Humphrey) Slaughter.

Larry graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1968.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet Slaughter, and their two children, Karl Slaughter (Tina), Morgantown, WV & Holly Soman (Terry), Aliquippa.  Seven grandchildren, Tylar, Anthony, Joseph, Carter, Cassie, Ashley & Samantha.  Five great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Tyler, Breanna, Nevaeh & Jared.  One great-great grandchild, Jayden. A brother, Gary Slaughter (Diane), WV and a sister, Lori Ponevac (Steve), Aliquippa.

“He will live in our hearts forever.”

Family and friends will be received today, Thursday July 23rd from 6-8 PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.) All other services are private.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

Sonja Schmidt

Sonja Schmidt

Sonja  Schmidt, 83, of Beaver, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2020 in Elmcroft of Chippewa.  She was born on January 30, 1937 the daughter of the late Leonard and Josephine Bloom.  She was retired as a head cashier from Kroger Foods/ Foodland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Schmidt Sr. and 9 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her three children: Bruce (Karen) Schmidt, Beaver, Brenda (Ted) Feitt, Hopewell Twp.; and Robert (Jody) Schmidt Jr., Charlotte, NC.; 6 grandchildren: Matt, Brian, Adam, Michael, Callie, and Laura; 8 great grandchildren: 2 sisters: Susie Bozek and Linda Bloom.
Friends will be received on Monday from 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11am.
Private internment will take place in Beaver Cemetery next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2835 E Carson St Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Jessica Mirt Kramer

Jessica Mirt Kramer

Jessica Mirt Kramer, 37, of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday July 11, 2020.   She was born in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of Danny and Cindy Mirt on January 17, 1983.

In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by her beloved husband Allen Kramer, her 4 precious boys: Jackson, Nathan, Lucas, and Sam; a sister and brother-in-law: Kristina & Kyle Carlton; two nieces: Alexa & Aliera; a nephew: Dhaimon; her grandmothers: Joanne Ehrenberger and Bea Mirt; and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Jessica was a wonderful mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2~4pm and 6~8pm in the Huntsman Aliquippa Funeral Home. 2345 Mill St.  Social distancing and masks are required.

Funeral Services are private.

Daniel Clyde Hodge

Daniel Clyde Hodge

Daniel Clyde Hodge, 74, of Pulaski Twp., passed away on Friday July 10, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver with his wife by his side.   He was born on October 4, 1945 in New Castle, PA the son of the late Ralph and Sally Hodge.  He retired from Homewood Borough, where he was also the former Mayor and a longtime member of the Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  An active member of Unionville United Methodist Church participating often with the Mission Trips.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Christina Callahan in 2007.

He is survived by his wife Marcie Hodge, whom he married on February 14, 1995 ; 4 children: Dan (Kim) Hodge, Russel (Judy) Hodge, Danielle (Michael) Cross, and Rob (Kevin) Poelcher-Searfoss; a dedicated nephew: Bill (Michele) Powell; 7 grandchildren: 4 great grandchildren: two sisters: Barbara Ann Newton and Nina Fairshaw; a great nephew Tyler Powell.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2~4pm and 6~8 pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11am.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to Dan’s great niece Kaitlyn Wright for all of her help through his illness.

Alta M. Musgrave

Alta M. Musgrave


Alta M. Musgrave, 95, of New Sewickley Twp, passed away on Tuesday June 30, 2020 in her home.  She was born on June 24,1925 in Sharon, Pa the daughter of the late Anthony and Alta Vodenichar.

She was a graduate of Rochester High School where she started her nursing education. She continued with the School of Nursing in Philadelphia and the General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Cadet nurse in the Army during World War II. Alta worked as a pediatric nurse in the Rochester Hospital before working for Edward Davis Jr., MD. She retired from Dr. Davis Office  in 1989 after 34 years. She was a member of Unionville United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband H. Dale Musgrave in 2005; and her three brothers:  Anthony, Willis, and Dale Vodenichar.

She is survived by her two children: Kathleen Musgrave, Freedom, and Dan (Meg Csuy), New Sewickley Twp.: two grandchildren: Steven and Blair Musgrave and a great grandchild: Blu Musgrave; 6 sisters: Carol (George) Flickinger, Marjory Young, Jean (Jim) Slingluff, Nancy Lash, Paula Evans, and Dorothy Pfaff.

Friends will be received on Monday July 6,  from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester, where a funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11am.  The family is asking if everyone will please wear a mask while at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unionville United Methodist Church Youth Ministries.

M. Ellen (Nelson) Schweinsberg

M. Ellen (Nelson) Schweinsberg

M. Ellen (Nelson) Schweinsberg, “Peaches” of New Sewickley Twp., died peacefully on Tuesday June 23, 2020 with her children by her side. She was just shy of her 93rd birthday, and was very proud of her age.

She was born on July 26, 1927 in Beaver Falls, PA the daughter of the late Elmer and  Olive (Bonzo) Nelson. Ellen was a graduate of Rochester High School in 1946 where she played the trumpet in both marching and concert band.  She regularly attended their class reunions.  She attended Geneva College, worked at the Beaver Supermarket and was very active in Girl Scouts where she was a troop leader for many years.  She was a 6th degree (Flora) level member in the Big Knob Grange where she was recently honored for her 70 years of membership.  As a faithful member of the Oak Grove Lutheran Church, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Ellen and her family were active in the horse business for many years, where she bred and showed nationally (Ponies of America) ponies. In later years, she and Howard enjoyed racing Thoroughbred horses.  As an avid sports fan, Ellen loved her Pittsburgh sports teams and always knew the stats.  She was a bowler in a local bowling league. Ellen was a member of the Beaver Falls Ladies tournament team that won a national Turners Tournament title. She took pride in supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their sports endeavors.  A proud moment for her was being elected president of the Freedom Football Mothers Association. She enjoyed farming, reading and gifting her family with handmade braided rugs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years Howard Lewis Schweinsberg in 2011 and a younger sister.

Ellen leaves behind four children: Susan (John)  Wahl; H. Keith (Laurey) Schweinsberg; Cheryl (David) Reader; and Beth (Carl) Cornelius; Eight Grandchildren: Jocelyn Wahl,  Deborah (Richard) Carpenter, Sadie and Sam Schweinsberg, Mike (Amanda) Reader, Mark (Jaclyn) Reader, Garret (Kelly) Kemp, Sara (Rex) Stokes, and eleven great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 1~5pm as well as Monday from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.

Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Lutheran Church 432 Harkins Mill Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063.

Isabelle Dove Majors

Isabelle Dove Majors

Isabelle Dove Majors, 77, of New Sewickley, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in her home.
She was born on November 16, 1942, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Isabelle Magness. She retired from Seneca Valley School District as an English teacher to become a homemaker.  She was an active member of the New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was the financial secretary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Majors in 2004, and four siblings, Melvin, Woodrow, Thomas and Darlene Magness.
She is survived by her three children,  C. Edward Majors, New Sewickley Twp.; Michelle “Neke” (William) Morgan, Weirton, W.Va.; and Stacy (David) Ward, East Liverpool, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Sarah, Chad, Anna Majors, Emily (John) McLain, Timothy (Ashley), Cody, Jacob, Nicholas Morgan, Taylor, Erica, and Amanda Ward; four great-grandchildren; three siblings, Theodore (Karen) Magness, Patricia (Fred) Zakrajsek,  and Katherine (Jim) Irvin-Syme; and two sisters-in-law, Melva and Bette Magness.
Friends will be received on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ROCHESTER, www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com, 502 Adams St. Rochester. Please come prepared to adhere to social distancing and occupancy limitations at the funeral home.
Funeral and burial services are private.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Lutheran Church, 200 Second Avenue, Freedom, PA  15042

June Olive Martin-Siaus

June Olive Martin-Siaus

June Olive Martin-Siaus, 86, of Pulaski Twp., passed away on Thursday June 18, 2020 in her home with her daughter Dianna by her side.    She was born in Bridgewater, PA on April 9, 1934 the daughter of the late Harrold and Alice Grimes.  She was a devoted member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester, and worked as a sales clerk at both Kresge’s and  Woolworths.  She was a very loving and kind person to everyone she met.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Siaus, and two sisters: Dolores Grimes and Harlene Mayhue.

She is survived by her children: Don Martin Jr., Knightdale, NC; Dianna Lynn Boehm, Pulaski Twp.; Kami (David) Waldrop; Dona Marrone, and Tina (Pat) Kruise; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; many loving nieces and nephews; and very good friends: Donna & Richard Musgrave, Karen North and Bill Prest and family.

As were her wishes, all services are private.

Interment is in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society ‪3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001

Robert Bruce Boleky, Sr.

Robert Bruce Boleky, Sr.

Robert Bruce Boleky, Sr., 60 years young, lost his hard-fought battle with cancer, Friday, June 12, 2020.  He was born in Pittsburgh, November 29, 1959 the beloved son of Marilyn Ann (Bickmore) and Lawrence Howard Boleky, Jr.  He worked as an estimator for an industrial manufacturing company.

Bob loved the outdoors – fishing, archery hunting, camping, bicycling, landscaping, remodeling, and cooking. He and his wife devoted their time to preserving the environment, rescuing wildlife and adopting homeless pets.  For Bob, every day was filled with life, love, and achievement.  He lived by the mantra “failure is not an option”.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Lisa L. Vaughan; son: Robert B. Boleky, Jr.; nephew Christopher Morando; grandson Dai’Quon Boleky; and extended family in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Utah, and West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his brother David W. Boleky.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside memorial service and interment at a future date in Allegheny County Memorial Park.  The family welcomes donations to GoFundMe.com/f/bob-boleky-memorial-wildlife-legacy-fund and  condolences and memories to Facebook.com/Robert.Boleky.

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