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Zachary Alexander Michael

Zachary Alexander Michael

Zachary Alexander Michael, 34, of Washington, formerly of Raccoon Twp., died unexpectedly of a heart condition, on October 18, 2018. He was born in Ellwood City, PA on May 23, 1984, a son of John H. and Marie (Homison) Michael.

He is preceded in death by his Paternal grandfather, Harold Michael, maternal grandparents, William R. and Lillian Homison, Sr., and his daughter, Vlada Katherine Michael.

He is survived by his parents John and Marie; his sisters, Mariah (Adam) Joyce, Maranda (Josh) Cox. He is also survived by his adored nieces, Melina and Honora Joyce, and Victoria Cox., his grandmother Doris Michael, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.  (2345 Mill St.) where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301

Leonard L. Miller

Leonard L. Miller

Leonard L. Miller, 83, of Beaver, passed away on Monday October 15, 2018 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born in Monaca on March 10,1935 the son of the late Emmett and Nancy Miller.  He was retired from B&W Steel Mill, and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Beaver Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia in 2010; and a brothers Robert Miller and Glen Miller and a sister Betty Borkovic

He is survived by his three sons: Leonard (Linda) Miller, Darlington Twp; Ronald (Becky) Miller, Beaver Falls; and David Miller, Chippewa Twp; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; One great great grandchild: Two brothers: Fred (Patty) Miller, Monaca;  and Roger (Sandy) Miller, Marion Twp;  3 sisters: Eva Jo (Jack) Wilson, Chippewa;  Marlene (Richard) Cox, Negley Ohio; and Darlene (Bill) Bell, Valrico FL; and a sister In-law Judy Miller, Rochester

A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 18,2018 at 11 am in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester 502 Adams St. Interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

David W. “Stitch” Stiteler

David W. “Stitch” Stiteler

David W. “Stitch” Stiteler, 58, of Aliquippa, passed away on Thursday October 11, 2018 in his home.  He was born on December 2, 1959 the son of the late David C. and Anna Marie Stiteler.  A 1977 graduate of Aliquippa High School. He was a retired machine operator. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the Steelers and Pirates.  The joy of his life was his grandchildren and his two dogs, Mandy and Charlie.

He is survived by his three children: Paula (Sean) Douglas, Center Twp.; Brittany (Jason) Holsapple, Independence Twp.; and David (Amanda Burgess) Stiteler, Hopewell Twp.; 6 grandchildren: Nathan, Andrew, Ayla, Aryana, Alexis, and Brayson; 2 sisters: Deb (Ron Gnan) Baron, Raccoon Twp.; Diana (Darrin) Jones Rochester, NY; a brother:  Dan (Jennifer) Stiteler, Raccoon Twp. And numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday from 4pm until 8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa, where a funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11am.

Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Huntsman Funeral Home 2345 Mill St. Aliquippa, PA 15001

Stephen Andrew Ankrom

Stephen Andrew Ankrom

 

Stephen Andrew Ankrom, 30, of Raccoon Township, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 5, 2018, at Heritage Valley, Beaver.

Born May 30, 1988, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a son of Terrence Ankrom and Deborah English. A 2006 graduate of Hopewell High School, he was currently working as a Business Manager at Globe Airport Parking in Moon Township.

Surviving is his loving wife, Kendall Ankrom; his four children, Aiden, Eliana, Madison, and Kenley Ankrom; his father, Terrence (Karen) Ankrom; his mother, Deborah English; mother and father-in-law: Ken & Sue Wilson; maternal grandmother, Janet Haller; his brother, Matthew Ankrom; his three sisters, Amy (Chris) Baker, Rebecca (Tyler) Collins, and Alexis Ankrom; and two nephews, Cameron Baker and Vincent Ankrom.  Steve also leaves behind Kendall’s family, several close friends, and Maverick the pig.

There will be a Memorial Service and gathering on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5 pm at Wildwood Chapel, 2850 Jack Street, Aliquippa, Pa, 15001.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family.

Jo Ann Bishop

Jo Ann Bishop

Jo Ann Bishop, 83, of Potter Twp. passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on September 27, 2018. She was born on November 13, 1934, in Cumberland, MD., a daughter of the late Iva (Dickens) Davis and John Davis.

She was a 1952 graduate of Rochester High School, a 1955 graduate of the Providence School of Nursing, a 1972 graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she received her B.S. Degree in Nursing Education, and also a 1990 graduate of Penn State University, where she received her Master’s degree. She retired from the Center School District, where she was the school nurse for many years.

Jo Ann loved her profession, adored and cared for family, but also was very active in her community. She served and volunteered with many groups and organizations. And was also an active member of St. Francis Cabrini Church.

She is survived by her children, James (Peg) Bishop, Joseph (Wendy) Bishop, Joyce Bromley; 12 grandchildren, Jay (Lindsay) Bishop, Sean Bishop, Jennifer (Joshua) Martin, Tony Lucci, James Bromley, Aaron Bromley, Jeremy Bromley, Shea (Kelli) Bishop, Brandon Bishop, Brittany Bishop, Brian Musolin, Jennifer Shelton; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings, John (Emily) Davis, Judy Simon, Donald (Georgia) Davis, Gene (Wilma) Davis and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanette Majors and great granddaughter Emily Magestro Lucci and great-granddaughter, Emma Shelton.

Per Jo Ann’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A mass will be held on October 3, 2018 at 5 PM at the St. Francis Cabrini Church, 115 Trinity Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to UPMC Children’s Hospital.

The family would like to thank the Drs and Nurses at UPMC Shadyside for their outstanding care, and to the nursing and physical therapy staff of Progressive Home Care, and also to the staff of Mother Teresa Home Hospice.

Keith Edward Wert

Keith Edward Wert

Keith Edward Wert, 58 of Hopewell Twp. Passed away Saturday September 22, 2018. He was born January 9, 1960 in Lock Haven, PA the son of  Richard Wert & Phyllis Geraty Wert.  He was employed by Allegheny Technologies Inc. as an IT Manager.  He attended Impact Christian Church, Moon Twp.  He was a beloved coach for Special Olympics Beaver County.

He was preceded in death by his son Kyle Edward Wert.

He is survived by his wife Wendy Foust Wert, 4 children Casse (Jeremiah) Tate; Aubrey Wert (Jarrod Biesenkamp); Ryan (Molly) Wert; and Lydia Wert.

Keith adored his Grandchildren:   Andrew, Ainsley, Michael, Mira, Gabriella, and Heidi. He is also survived by a brother Samuel Wert and a sister Patti DeArment.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2345 Mill Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001.  A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home

He will be interred in his family plot in Cedar Hill Cemetery Mackeyville, PA in a private service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beaver County PA Special Olympics

or Impact Christian Church in Moon, PA.

David Forrest II

David Forrest II

David Forrest II, 51, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away peacefully at The Grove at Harmony, in Harmony PA. He was born February 16, 1967 in New Brighton, PA a son of David B. Forrest and the late Nancy (Halfhill) Forrest.

He is survived by his father, David; his son, David Forrest III, of Elyleria, OH.; his sisters, Lori (Jim) August, of New Sewickley Twp., Tammy (Bob) Romaniak, of Daugherty Twp. He is also survived by his nieces, and Nephew, Nate (Natalie) August, Lindsay August, Roxana Martinez and his great niece and nephew, Madex and Areal.

Friends will be received on Monday September 24, 2018 from 4pm until time of funeral services at 6 pm. at the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester, (502 Adams St.) Rev. Donald Dotterer will officiate. Private interment will take place at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Kenneth C. Cavanaugh

Kenneth C. Cavanaugh

 

Kenneth C. Cavanaugh, 82, of Hopewell Township, passed away September 17, 2018, in Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born on April 23, 1936, son of the late Kenneth A. and Elsie M. (Romesburg) Cavanaugh.  He celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his loving wife Esther (Workman) whom he married on August 2, 1958.  Including his wife, he will be missed by his three children and their spouses Craig & Mary Cavanaugh of New Wilmington, Eric & Dawn Cavanaugh of Burgettstown, and Coleen & Shawn Pangan of Hopewell Twp.  He was ‘Paw’ to eight wonderful grandchildren and their spouses, Carl & Steph, Blake, Tarah & Jason, Caitlin & Pipo, Natasha & Lane, Claire, Serena, and Bob & Megan.  He had 13 great-grandchildren with another on the way, Caiden, Matthew, Abel, Tommy, Alex, Fiona, Ellie, Meryl, Delilah, Everett, Hunter, Ben, and Indayara.

Ken was the oldest of four children and is survived by his two sisters & brother-in-law, Marlene & Richard McLellon, Betty Cavanaugh, and a sister-in-law Patricia Cavanaugh.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Cavanaugh.

He retired from LTV Steel, then worked security at Phoenix Glass before retiring again 17 years ago.  Ken enjoyed his retirement by spending time & traveling with this family.  For over 40 years, he enjoyed spending time at his camp in the Allegheny National Forest, fishing the Clarion River, and reading western novels.

 

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses on the 3rd floor and the critical care unit at Heritage Valley Beaver for their compassionate care.

 

Friends and Family will be received on Thursday, September 20th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home of Aliquippa (2345 Mill Street).  A private burial service at the Grandview Cemetery in Burgettstown will be held on Friday at 11 AM.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association.

 

 

Goldie Caler

Goldie Caler

Goldie Caler, 90, of Independence Township, passed away Thursday, August 30,2018. She was born May 25, 1928 in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Sharp Davidson and Carrie (Neal) Davidson.

She is a retired sales clerk from the Town and Country Cleaner, Aliquippa. She was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, and the Hopewell Twp. VFW ladies Auxiliary. She also was a member of the grandmothers bowling league, Sheffield Lanes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald D. Caler, Sr; a son, Lester Caler; her granddaughter, Leslie Caler; her brother, Sharp Davidson and a sister Lila Bryson.

She is survived by her son, Ronald “Buckwheat” Caler; daughter in law, Lorie Caler; her grandson, Lester Caler, and 3 great grandchildren, Caden, Tessa, and Charlotte; and her sister, Olive Kastler.

 

Friends will be received on Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Aliquippa, (2345 Mill St.) where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 AM with her Pastor, Randall Clow. Interment will be private at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Raccoon Twp.

Michael E. Rovnak

Michael E. Rovnak

Michael E. Rovnak, 96, formerly of Hopewell, entered peacefully into eternal life on August 20, 2018 at the Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, Fla.

Michael was born on May 7, 1922, in West Aliquippa, son of the late Steve and Anna Dulay Rovnak. As a young man Michael joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in New Mexico during the Great Depression. During the Second World War, Michael volunteered with Bombing Squadron 341 of the United States Marine Corps, proudly serving as an airplane mechanic in the South Pacific before returning home to West Aliquippa. He spent the duration of his 44-year career as a millwright working for the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company, before his retirement in 1984.

Michael was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church in Aliquippa. He was married to his loving wife, the late Mary (Fenchak) Rovnak, for 69 years, and together they raised seven children. Michael was actively involved in the Holy Name Society at St. Titus and greatly enjoyed Pittsburgh sports, Slovak cultural events, tending to his garden, attending Marine reunions, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Michael will be remembered dearly by those who knew and loved him. The son of Slovak immigrants, he embodied the American Dream in every sense, working his entire life to ensure the security and prosperity of both his family and his country. Michael and his wife Mary worked tirelessly to ensure that their children and grandchildren were surrounded by love and opportunity, and his family is grateful for the sacrifices that Michael made on behalf of his family.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his brothers George, Steven and John; his sisters, Anna Olexa and Margaret Galzarano; and his grandson, Matthew Adams.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Montini, Aliquippa; brother-in-law Michael Fenchak (Pam), Windsor, Ontario, Canada, sons Michael Rovnak (Cora) of Ft. Myers, Fla, Thomas Rovnak (Cynthia) of Palmetto, Fla., Paul Rovnak (Robin) of Lancaster, Pa., and Robert Rovnak (Cynthia) of Sarasota, Fla.; daughters Mary Anne Adams-Turka (John) of Sarasota, Fla., Patricia Patchell (Edward) of Sarasota., Fla., and Susan Rovnak of Baltimore; ten grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received from 2:30 to 6:30PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.)

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, August 25 in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa, with the Rev. Thomas Wilson presiding. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Twp. where the US Marines and the Beaver County Special Unit will render Military honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Titus Catholic Church, 952 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa, Pa. 15001 and Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

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