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Robert A. “Bob” Karwoski

Robert A. “Bob” Karwoski

Robert A. (Bob) Karwoski, 67, of Franklin Park, passed away at home on Friday, April 3, 2020 after a lengthy battle. A fighter, with a “never give up” attitude, Bob was a victim of complications from a brain hemorrhage he suffered 10 years ago. To the very end, he was an inspiration to everyone around him.  Bob was the beloved husband of Beverly Rees Karwoski; loving brother of James (Marta) and Thomas (Debra) Karwoski, both of Brighton Twp.


Born on June 11, 1952, Bob was a graduate of Freedom High School and Mansfield University.  He was a devoted law enforcement officer for more than 40 years, starting as a part-time 911 dispatcher in Beaver County, a part-time patrolman for Freedom, and a Beaver County Narcotics Detective.  He finished his career as the Special Agent in Charge for the Norfolk-Southern Police Department.  Bob was a member of St. Alexis Catholic Church in Wexford and many national and local professional organizations including the Fraternal Order of Police, International Police Chiefs, Western Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police, and many others.


Bob was unique and bigger than life.  He could fill a room with his personality and wicked sense of humor.  He had a big heart and was always helping family, neighbors and friends, His motto was to always cause chaos and commotion.  He was a master of it and he loved sharing the intricacies of that with his coworkers, friends and family.  He loved sports, especially Pitt football and basketball and the Steelers.  He went to the YMCA religiously and enjoyed working out.  He came alive at the beach and was so proud of his house in Myrtle Beach, SC. He would often be the first person on the beach and the last one to leave. More than anything “Big Cat” loved his Harley and would take off on long rides with his Riding Friends on a moment’s notice.  There was never a dull moment with Bob.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Raphael Karwoski of Freedom and many aunts and uncles.  Bob has a very large family.  In addition to his wife, brothers and sisters-in-law, he is survived by two nephews JT Karwoski (Tracy) of Hopewell and Jeff Karwoski of Beaver; two nieces Dina Karwoski of Tampa, FL and Jill (Lon) Valentine of New Brighton; godson Nicholas Yanyanin of Pittsburgh; goddaughter Annisce Ramanna of Hopewell; two great nephews Brendan and Brady Valentine and a great niece Maisie Karwoski;  special cousins Nancy (Mitch) Yanyanin of Baden; Anthony (Brandi)  Budris of Hopewell; Kristen Budris of Pittsburgh; good friends Robert (Deb) Ramanna of Hopewell; Mike (Liz) Magill of McCandless, Herman “Red” (Donna) Powell of Beaver and many, many other cousins and close friends.


The family would like to especially thank “Bob’s Angels” Kim Neill, Linsey Dengler,  Anthony and Kristen Parker, Diane Brodmerkel, Lacey Hoffman, Danielle Turk, and Jola Meinert. Their love, care and support has been exceptional and very much appreciated.  Bob truly loved them and appreciated everything they did to help him. Also, thank you to the doctors and nurses associated with Allegheny General Hospital for the excellent care, kindness and guidance over the years. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses, aids and therapists at Encompass Health in Harmarville and Sewickley and St. John’s in Mars for their hard work and dedication to Bob.  A very special thank you to John (Jack) and Diane Anke for being their when we needed them so much.


Arrangements are being handled by Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester, 502 Adams Street, Rochester, PA.  Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, there will be no visitation.  A mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a later date.

Joan N. Anderson

Joan N. Anderson

Joan N. Anderson, 90, of Center Twp., passed away on April 2, 2020 in Beaver Healthcare and Rehab. She was born on January 14, 1930 the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Postal. She was a member of Aliquippa Baptist Temple. Joan worked for K-Mart for 23 years in their domestic department and was a door greeter at Walmart for 7.  She was also a member of the Center Twp. VFW Auxiliary #1821.
She is survived by her husband William H. Anderson: 4 children: Mary Jo (Larry)  Reger, Center Twp.; Charlotte (William) Church, MI; Joseph (Kristen) Anderson, AZ; and William (Colleen) Anderson, Monaca; 7 grandchildren: Larry (Ashley), Gabriel, Brooke (Scott), Billy, Benjamin, Christina, and Jean Sebastian; 4 great grandchildren; and a sister Carol Smith.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Mary Faranaci.

Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
L. Wayne Maratta

L. Wayne Maratta

L. Wayne Maratta, 80, of Hopewell Twp., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
He was born on July 11, 1939, the son of the late Lewis and Lida Maratta.  Wayne was a second generation owner of McGee Heating and Air Conditioning in Aliquippa.  McGee Heating, previously owned by his father, Lewis Maratta, is currently owned by daughter, Sue Kerlin.  He was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, whether he was at camp, having a glass of wine, fishing, gardening or tinkering.  He also enjoyed reading about history and collecting political memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Bess) Maratta; five children, Sue Ellen (Rich) Kerlin, Mark (Dana) Maratta, Ruth Ann (Mark) Pivik, John Maratta and Lida (Tim) Gilmore; ten grandchildren, Amy, Julie, Marlee, Martin, Melinda, Jared, Jonathan, Loren, Logan and Hailey and his brother, Ray Maratta.   He will also be missed by very special friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Lois Kamenski and Eleanor “Sissy” Crosswell.
A private service was held with immediate family in attendance.
Internment has taken place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Daniel G. Cumberledge

Daniel G. Cumberledge

Daniel G. Cumberledge, 95, of Aliquippa passed away on Saturday March 21, 2020 in Elmcroft of Chippewa.  He was born on February 20, 1925 in Shirley, WV the son of the late James and Stella (Gaston) Cumberledge. He was a retired Aircraft Mechanic for US Airways. He was a US Army Air Corps Veteran serving during WWII with the 89 th Engineers Group.  He always enjoyed restoring old airplanes and was active with Air Heritage.   He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Imogene (Fluharty) Cumberledge; two brothers Lester and Jacob Cumberledge and a sister Ruby Kester.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Larry (Beverly Rowan) Cumberledge, Bethel Park; three grandchildren:  Lee (Michelle) Cumberledge, Heather (Daniel) Brinza, and Timothy Cumberledge; three great grandchildren: Madison, Mackenzie, and Matthew.
All services are private.
Interment will take place in Shirley Cemetery, Shirley, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation2403 Sidney St #230, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Donna R. (Taylor) Householder

Donna R. (Taylor) Householder

Donna R. (Taylor) Householder, 63, of Center Twp., Died on March 12, 2020 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Huntington, WV on January 5, 1957 the daughter of the late G. Reed & Mary Ruth (Wilson) Taylor.

She is survived by her husband, David H. Householder.  Five children:  Eric Householder (Licia), NY; Chad Householder (Beth Ann), FL; Sherri McNiff (Jon-Paul), MD; Josef Hirschmann, Pittsburgh & Ryan Householder (Caitlyn) Ellwood City.  Seven grandchildren:  Mitchell, Lana, Savannah, Maverick, Arrow, Matthew & Harper.

Friends will be received on Sunday March 15th from 1-5PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.)  Where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11AM.  Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The American Cancer Society (


Doris E. (Greaves) Rexroad

Doris E. (Greaves) Rexroad

Doris (Greaves) Rexroad 91, of New Brighton passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  Born April 24, 1928 a lifelong resident of New Brighton, the biological daughter of the late Mary Greaves and the adopted daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Greaves.

Doris graduated from NBHS in 1946, served on the reunion committee for many years.  A lifelong member of the New Brighton United Methodist Church she was a member of the United Methodist Women, Women Society, Bible Study Ladies, Chaired and Helped with Dinners.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Doris was employed at the Medical Center for thirty years.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and casinos.  Doris spent many years vacationing at Myrtle Beach with her loving husband Bill (Rex).

She is survived by her Husband of 72 years.  and son Bill Jr. (Maria), Rochester,  daughter Deborah (Dan) Beaver Falls,  granddaughters, Megan (Jeremy) Zrimsek Pittsburgh, Brittany (Mark) Kenney, North Carolina, two nieces precious to Doris, Jody Dyer, Richmond Texas and Carol Gigliotti, of New Brighton.

She is preceded in death by two sisters Jean & Charlotte, and two brothers Theodore &Chuck.  And her beautiful grand daughter,  Jessica Elaine whom God called home at 3 ½ months.

Friends will be received  on Friday from 3pm ~ 7pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services  of Rochester 502 Adams St, as well as 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 10:30am on Saturday.

Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.  134 Marwood Rd. Cabot, PA 16023

Kyle E. Andresky

Kyle E. Andresky

Kyle E. Andresky, 30 of Aliquippa, passed away on Wednesday February 5, 2020 in his home.  He was born on May 8, 1989 the son of Suzette Chamberlain and Edward Andresky.  He was a data entry specialist for Ravana. He was a fantastic artist.  He loved to draw, play music, and Halloween.  He had a kind heart and a kindship with animals.
He is survived by his parents, Suzette Chamberlain and Edward Andresky; two brothers: Sean & Amber Hovanec, and Zakkary Andresky (Tabor Lewis); his fiancée: Marianne Cook; niece and nephew: Haylee Andresky, and Sean Hovanec Jr; grandparents: Michael and Sandra Coulter; uncle: Frank (Dianne) Coulter, three aunts: Tracey (Jeff) Schultz and Misty (Chad) Sole, Lorraine (Dan) Ellis, and numerous cousins. His extended family who he was very close to:  Marlene, Danielle and Haley Cook. He is also survived by his puppy Luna.
He was preceded in death by his dog Bela.
All services are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or an animal charity of your choice.

David Mark Thomas

David Mark Thomas

David Mark Thomas, 65 of Patterson Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 31, 2020 in his home. He was born in Rochester, on October 21, 1954 the son of the late Howard and Mary Thomas. He was a Quality Control Manager for Col Fin Steel.

He is survived by his loving wife Rose Thomas, a daughter Stephanie (Luke) Borghi, Beaver Falls, two grandsons: Bryce and Logan Borghi; two sisters Judy (Butch)  Herstine, Economy Borough, and Cecely (Tom) Llewellyn, Industry. He is also survived by his two beloved dogs Sasha and Tweet.

All services are private.

Arrangements Entrusted to Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Norman E. Samek

Norman E. Samek

Norman E. Samek Formerly of New Brighton Norman E. Samek, 99, formerly of New Brighton, passed away quietly at his residence in Enon Valley on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Norma always had a positive attitude about life. He always had a big smile on his face and made everybody laugh. “Keep on Smiling” he told everyone. He was born on July 14, 1920, in Beaver, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Samek. Norman served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, as an air-craft mechanic. He retired from the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority. Norman was preceded in death by his son, Larry E. Samek, 2010; his wife, Geraldine Samek, 2012; his brothers Richard L Samek and Paul J. Samek and his sister, Katheryn Psik. Norman is survived by his grandson, Joseph Samek; his granddaughter, Nicole Sallmen; his sister-in-law, Shirley Murphy; his great grandchildren, Gorjalyn Sallmen, Richard Sallmen, Jacob Elder and Nicoli Kamzelski; all of his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Norman’s nephew, Ed Samek; Lisa and Robert Joseph; the visiting nurses from Gallagher Hospice and a very special friend, Diana Reed. As per Norman’s request there will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements were handled by HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ROCHESTER. Norman’s final resting place will be at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA

Paul A. Hecker

Paul A. Hecker

Mr. Paul A. Hecker, 92, of Seymour, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He was born in 1927 in New Brighton, PA to the late Merritt L. and Viola (Elak) Hecker.

On September 25, 1954, he married Dollymae Daman. He was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Beaver Falls, PA since 1963. He enjoyed being with his wife and taking care of his family at their home in Darlington, PA, where they lived for 55 years till moving to Seymour, IN in 2016. Paul also enjoyed amateur radio, fishing and camping, and woodworking. He was a former scout master for many years. Paul retired in 1985 from working in the laboratory at Babcock and Wilcox in Beaver Falls, PA. Paul was a veteran, serving during World War II. He enlisted in the Army and was apart of the Army Air Corps. He then was Honorably Discharged from the Air Force.

He is survived by his children, Paul D. Hecker, Donna (Rev. Andrew) Currao; grandchildren, Hannah (Clayton) Klosterman, Emily (Nick) Nehrt, and Abigail Currao; Great-grandchildren, Evelyn Nehrt, Amos Klosterman; brother, Eddy Hecker and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Larry Hecker; sister, Lucille Robinson.

Friends will be received in  Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2679 Darlington Rd., Beaver Falls, PA on Thursday, January 30, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 30 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 1 p.m., with Rev. Eric Ash officiating.

Burial will follow at Grand View Cemetery, Beaver Falls, where the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct Military Honors at 2:30pm

Memorials may be written to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Beaver Falls, PA; Lutheran Community Home,

Seymour IN; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Seymour IN; Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour IN.

Arrangements are entrusted to Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.