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Joan Bush

Joan Bush

Joan B. Bush, 79, of Coraopolis, passed away on Sunday July 23, 2017 in Rochester Manor. She was born in McKees Rocks on November 12, 1937 the daughter of the late John & Bertha Hearp.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John George Bush in 1996.

She is survived by her two sons: Edward & Beth Ann Bush, Aliquippa; and David Bush, Grand Junction, CO; 2 granddaughters: Amberly Bush and fiancé David Webb and Letitia & Justin Cosgrove; and two great grandchildren: Trinity Webb and Shawn Cosgrove; 2 brothers: Charles Hearp and John (Kathy Rickle) Hearp Jr., and several generations of nephews & nieces.

All services are private.

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

Joan B. Bush

Joan B. Bush

Joan B. Bush, 79, of Coraopolis, passed away on Sunday July 23, 2017 in Rochester Manor. She was born in McKees Rocks on November 12, 1937 the daughter of the late John & Bertha Hearp.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John George Bush in 1996.

She is survived by her two sons: Edward & Beth Ann Bush, Aliquippa; and David Bush, Grand Junction, CO; 2 granddaughters: Amberly Bush and fiancé David Webb and Letitia & Justin Cosgrove; and two great grandchildren: Trinity Webb and Shawn Cosgrove; 2 brothers: Charles Hearp and John (Kathy Rickle) Hearp Jr., and several generations of nephews & nieces.

All services are private.

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

Janet L. Walker

Janet L. Walker

Janet Walker, 79, of Rochester, passed away on July 19, 2017. She was born in Venango Co, on December 1, 1937, a daughter of the late Roy and Helen (McSparren). She resided at the Passavant Memorial Homes for many years, and will missed by all. Visitation will be held at Huntsman Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., of Rochester, (502 Adams St.) on Monday from 11am until time of service at 12 PM.

Linda M. Peterson

Linda M. Peterson

Linda M. Peterson, 69 of Moon Twp., passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2017. She was born in McKeesport on July 8, 1948 the daughter of the late Wilbur and Flora Mockel.   She was a retired elementary art teacher from Moon School District. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Robinson Twp.

She is survived by her brother: Wayne (Cindy) Mockel; a brother-in-law: Lynn (Janet) Peterson, a mother-in-law Dorothy White; niece and nephew: Lindsey Rodriguez Mockel and Wade Derek Mockel; and a great niece and nephew: William Dexter Mockel and Leah Nora Rodriguez Mockel

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday July 21, 2017 at 11 am in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts Rd.) conducted by her pastor, Rev. Billy Younger

Private interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Union Presbyterian Church Building fund. 6165 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Daniel F. Caton

Daniel F. Caton

Daniel F. Caton Sr., 83, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017.  He was born on March 21, 1934 the son of the late Annette & Lee Caton.  He was retired from J&L LTV Steel and served for more than 25 years with the US Army retiring as a Master Sargent working with the 99th ARCom and the 443rd Field Depo.   He spent many years acting as Santa Claus in numerous stores throughout Beaver County.  He was a past president of the Hopewell Quarterback Club, and a member of the American Serbian Club and the Ambridge F.O.E.  He enjoyed gardening, watching college football and the Steelers.  He also was known as a little league umpire for many years.  He was a member of the Shannopin United Methodist Church in Glenwillard. .

He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley Caton, Hopewell Twp.; 4 sons: Michael Caton Sr., Beaver Falls, Scott (Dianne) Caton, Baden; Paul (Alisa) Caton, Brighton Twp., and Daniel Caton Jr., Hopewell Twp.; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer (Josh) Minzler, Michelle (Kyle) Clemons, Michael (Katie) Caton Jr., Christopher (Emily) Caton, Lauren Caton, Megan Caton, and Thomas Caton; 11 great grandchildren; two bothers: Joe and Edward Caton, and his two constant companions Corey and Roxie.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 7 sisters and 4 brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baden ( 399 State St.) at 11:00 AM conducted by Rev. Jill McGregor.

The members of the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct military honors at the church at 11:30am

 

 

Alice D. Miracle

Alice D. Miracle

Alice D. Miracle, 88, of Center Twp., formerly of Hopewell Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Beaver Meadows, Brighton Twp..  She was born in Rochester, PA on October 3, 1928 the daughter of the late Edgar and Alice Davison.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Church in Hopewell Twp. She enjoyed spending time with family and liked bowling, playing bridge, and was in both the Blackhawk and West Hills Ladies Golf Leagues.  She was a member of the Woodlawn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #164.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandson Michael Sansotta and her sisters, Margaret Conrad and Virginia Tomchak.

 

She is survived by her husband WIlliam G. Miracle; three daughters: Pamela Sansotta, Monaca, Susan Miracle, Tinton Falls, NJ, and Deborah & Todd  Veness, Center Twp.; 5 grandchildren, Andrew Sansotta, Pamela Jo Sansotta, Zachary (Samantha) Veness, Lauren Veness, Aaron Veness and 4 great grandchildren, Brandi Sansotta, Jacob Torreance, Ethan and Alyzia Kazmarski; and one sister Nancy Powers.

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:30 until the time of funeral at 11:30am in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.  


The family would like to thank the staff at Beaver Meadows for the outstanding care and compassion they provided during her time there.


Private burial will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N Michigan Ave. FL 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or to the Mustard Seed Project  1305 Merchant St. Ambridge, PA 15003

 

 

John R. Watson

John R. Watson

John R. Watson, 59, of Freedom, died on July 1, 2017 in his home. He was born in Aliquippa on May 30, 1958, the son of the late Robert & Ethel (Henderson) Watson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Kay (Snedden) Watson, and 2 brothers.

He is survived by 3 sisters, 2 brothers and 4 stepdaughters.

There will be no public visitation, the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial service will be held on Monday July 10 from 5-7PM in Faith to Faith Ministries, Rochester.

 

Robert D. Zahner

Robert D. Zahner

Robert D. Zahner, 88, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Thursday July 6, 2017, in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born on March 3, 1929 the son of the late John and Hilda Zahner.  He was a retired heat and frost insulator working out of Pittsburgh Local #2. He was a Marine Corps Veteran serving during Korea. A lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn where he served on may boards and was the treasurer over the years.   He enjoyed golfing and sports of all kinds, but he was truly a family man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley J. Zahner in 2006 and his brother Howard Zahner.

He is survived by his three children: Kathryn (Thomas) Goetz, Altoona; John (Patricia) Zahner, Hopewell Twp.; and Nancy (Kevin) Bitts, Hopewell Twp.; 6 grandchildren: Leah ( fiancé Jameson Kummer) Zahner; Robert (Alexandria) Zahner; Kristen and Matthew Goetz; Kevin (fiancé Michelle Bertges) Bitts and Alex Bitts; and two great grandchildren: Dylan and Cora Bitts. He is also survived by his special Christian friend Irene Painter.

Friends will be received on Sunday from noon until 4pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Aliquippa where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11AM. The members of the Beaver County Special Unit will then conduct Military Honors at 11:45am.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Good Samaritan Hospice and Homemaker- Home Health Aid Service of Beaver County for all of their assistance during this time.

Sara M. (Grove) Haught

Sara M. (Grove) Haught

Sara M. (Grove) Haught, age 88, of Sewickley, PA died on July 4, 2017. Daughter of the late Ralph R. and Pearle (Thomas) Grove. Wife of John W. Haught; married 69 years. Dear mother of Elaine (David) Thomas and John D. (Charlene) Haught. Grandmother of Christopher (Nicole) Thomas and Meredith (David) Progar. Great-grandmother of Nora Progar and Damian Thomas. Sister of the late Alene Clark and stepbrother Carl R. Grove. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Sara graduated from Center Township High School, Rogersville, PA, senior class (president) 1947. Sara is a member of the Aliquippa Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Westmoreland Shrine No. 18 PA ORDER OF THE WHITE SHRINE OF JERUSALEM. Sara worked daily on picture puzzles, played cards and weekly bingo with her friends. Her warm smile and devotion to family and friends will be long remembered and greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sara’s name to the Sturgeon Health Care Center, 1000 Masonic Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143-2359. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

 

Angelo Coladonato

Angelo Coladonato

Angelo Coladonato, 55, died unexpectedly in his home in New Sewickley Township on June 24, 2017.  He was the son of Lucy (Mastellino) Coladonato and the late Anthony Angelo Coladonato of Aliquippa.

Angelo was a lifelong member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 5, and longtime employee of Sargent Electric.  He was an avid collector and had an appreciation of firearms and classic cars. He loved the outdoors, whether it was working, hunting or enjoying the night sky with an open fire, socializing with family and friends.  He was a gifted electrician, mechanic, builder and artist. He was nicknamed “McGyver” by those who worked by his side because of his creativity and skills in problem-solving.  Angelo loved his children, Devin, who graduated high school and will attend university, and Shelby, an honors student, who will enter her senior year.  Angelo will be sorely missed by his loved ones.

 

Angelo is survived by his two children: Devin Naim Coladonato and Shelby Naim Coladonato; his loving and devoted mother: Lucy Coladonato; a brother: Dr. Joe (Meredith) Coladonato; a sister: Lea (Eric) Ritz; 5 nieces and nephews: Kathryn, Joseph, Lillian, and Mary Rose Coladonato and Roman Ritz; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday July 8, 2017 in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa from 10:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 am.