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Dominic J. Yacovoni

Dominic J. Yacovoni

Dominic J. Yacovoni, 89, of Rochester, Twp., passed away on December 7, 2018. He was born in Rocacasle, Italy, on April 23, 1929, a son of the late Angelo and Mary (Debacco) Yacovoni.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Jane (Pinciotti) Yacovoni, and his sisters, Elizabeth Renzo and Ida Grilli.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews and his special nephew, Michael Grilli.

He was a Veteran, serving our country during the Korean War, and was a shoe repair man for over 50 years.

Per his wishes, all services were private, and a private burial was held at St. Cecilia Cemetery.

Donald L. Kendrew

Donald L. Kendrew

Donald L. Kendrew, 82, of Raccoon Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in his home.  He was born on May 5, 1936, the son of the late Donald E. and Jane Kendrew.  He was a truck driver and owner of Kendrew’s Lounge. He also enjoyed farming.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Margaret Fucci and Ella Jane Simmons, and his grandson, Jimmy Ondrako.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Kendrew; a stepson, Joseph (Joanie) Ondrako; two daughters, Pamela D. (Dwayne Plevel) Kendrew and Marcy G. Kendrew; five grandchildren, Dawn Marie Kendrew, Jonathan and Joshua Prosko, Joseph Ondrako and Jennifer Seltz; and four great-grandchildren, Jayden, Olivia, Noah, and Adrianna.

Friends will be received on Monday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA, 2345 Mill St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jamie’s Dream Team, 4617 Walnut St., McKeesport, PA 15132.

Robert W. Lewis Sr.

Robert W. Lewis Sr.

Robert W. Lewis Sr., 83, of Hopewell Twp, passed away on November 27, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford.  He was born on January 6, 1935 the son of the late William & Thelma (Waltenbaugh) Lewis.

Robert graduated from Aliquippa Highschool in 1952.  He went on to graduate from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He then Retired from J&L Steel as an Armature Winder and finally worked at Pro Flight Aviation as an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa.

Robert enjoyed sharing old photos with friends and grandchildren.  He also liked working around the house, lawn care, watching his sons play baseball, and playing golf with his J&L friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol (Skelton) Lewis.  Two sons, Robert W. Lewis Jr., Hopewell Twp. And Dan Lewis (Debbie), Sharpsburg, GA.  Four Grandchildren, Danielle & Dylan Lewis, Sharpsburg, GA and Rachel & Justin Lewis, Independence Twp.  Two sisters-in-law, Vicki Lewis, Green Twp. & Virginia Skelton, Hopewell Twp.  As well as several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Lewis.

Special thanks to Doris Norris and her son Craig, and Barb Mitchell for their love and compassion in helping with the home care of Bob.  The family also wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for both home and inpatient care.  Our thanks goes out to our many friends in the church and community for the many prayers, cards and calls.

Friends will be received on Friday, November 30th from 3-7 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home of Aliquippa (2345 Mill Street).  Where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:  The First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa, 2816 Brodhead Rd. PA 15001.

 

 

Mary B. Batchelor

Mary B. Batchelor

 

Mary B. Batchelor, 95, of Hopewell Twp., formerly of Baden, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in her home.

She was born in Economy Borough on February 25, 1923, the daughter of the late, Donald and Mary Boal.

She was a graduate of Geneva College with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1968 and then graduated Duquesne University with her Master’s Degree in 1972.  She retired after 22 years of teaching from Ambridge Area School District in 1989.  She loved to travel, visiting all 50 states and parts of Europe, South America, Caribbean and Canada.  She was a longtime member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church. She was also a lifetime member of PSEA. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Batchelor , whom she married in 1942; her brothers, John and George Boal, and a son-in-law: Thomas Wakefield and a good friend Carl Stanfield. 

She is survived by her two children; Barbara (Ray Rhines) Batchelor, Estero, Fla. and William G. (Brenda) Batchelor Jr., Hopewell Twp.; three grandsons, Brad (Lora) Batchelor, Keith (Heather) Batchelor, and Kevin Batchelor; four great- grandchildren, McKinley, Lindsey, Bristol, and Samuel; and a sister-in-law: Helen Boal.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA, www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com, 2345 Mill St.

where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Nick Marlatt. Interment will follow in Oak Grove, Freedom.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Dr Pittsburgh, Pa 15205. 

The family wishes to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for their wonderful care. 

Mary Anna West

Mary Anna West

Mary Anna (Hutman) West, 91, of Hanover Twp., passed away on November 13, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born on March 13, 1927 in Aliquippa the daughter of the late John and Mary (Oros) Hutman.  She was a graduate of Hopewell High School where she was head majorette for 4 years.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Crescent Twp. where she was a member of the Altar Guild and taught Bible School for many years.  She was also a member of the Norwood-Herrington Chapter #356 OES &  Airys Temple  #48 Daughters of the Nile. She was a wonderful homemaker, her life centered around her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Her favorite place to visit was Nags Head in the Outer Banks, NC. with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Russell West in 2012 and a brother John Hutman.

She is survived by her three children: Claudia & Bud DeVoge, Linesville, PA; Keith West, Hanover Twp.; and Kevin and Janni West, Georgetown, PA; 2 grandsons: Tyler & Travis West; 2 step grandchildren: Chip & Kristine DeVoge; and two step great grandsons: Noah and Nicholas Buss.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM as well as Friday 10AM until the time of funeral service at 11AM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.

Burial will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital 1645 West Eighth St. Erie, PA 16505.

The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of Heritage Valley Sewickley 7th Progressive Unit and the CCU, Dr. O’Donnell, and the Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver for everyone’s care, compassion and friendliness that they showed to us and our Mom. 

Doris D. Weaver

Doris D. Weaver

Doris D. Weaver, 89 of Aliquippa, passed away on Saturday November 3, 2018 in Shady Side Hospital.  She was born in Aliquippa on October 8, 1929 the daughter of the late Benjamin Ellsworth & Susanna (Rusbosin) Davis. She was a secretary for Aliquippa High School and worked at Aliquippa Hospital as the executive secretary and insurance clerk.
Doris was an avid collector of nativity scenes.  She enjoyed reading, delivering meals on wheels, and being a scout leader. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa for 78 years, where she was a Sunday School teacher, the first female lay leader and the first female trustee chair.  She also served on many committees within the church, the district, and the conference.  Her greatest enjoyment in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved all of her family dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawless Alvin Weaver in 1999, as well as 7 siblings: Mary Davis, Rosella Eazor, Cecelia Paxton, Benjamin Davis Jr., Lewellyn Davis, Harry Davis and Ora Davis.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn and Rev. Keith Dunn, Gibsonia; her son and daughter-in-law: L. Alan Weaver & Melinda (Roman) Weaver, Richmond, VA: a granddaughter: Amelia M. Weaver and husband Douglas Peppel; a grandson: Joshua R. Weaver.; a sister Maude Lansberry; 2 sisters-in-law: Aldene Gabany, and Sylvia Davis; and a very special niece: Nancy & Ralph Baker. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2~4 & 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. Also, from 10am until the time of funeral services at 11am in the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa. 2816 Brodhead Rd.

Private interment will take place in Allegheny County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa.

Louis J. Koutoulakis

Louis J. Koutoulakis

 

Louis J. Koutoulakis, 89, of Hopewell Township, passed away peacefully in his residence on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Louis was born on April 9, 1929 in Rochester, PA to the late James and Georgia (Stangas) Koutoulakis.

He was a graduate of Rochester High School in 1947 and of Garfield Business School in 1948.  He attended Geneva College from 1948 – 1951, and was called to active duty with the US Army, serving in Korea from 1951-1953.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Geneva College, graduating in 1954.

Louis retired from Ampco Pittsburgh, Wyckoff Steel Division in Ambridge where he was a chief billing clerk or as he liked to say “a pencil pusher”.  He was active in the WYSE Credit Union.  Louis was also an active member of the Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Aliquippa where he served as a Sunday School teacher and former parish council member.

Louis is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Raub), daughters and sons-in-law Kathryn and Christopher Lutz of Stephens City, VA and Kristine and Eric Stedeford of Franklin Park,  and grandchildren Amanda and Sarah Lutz and Zachary, Maximos, and Augustus Stedeford.  He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Nick and Anastasia Koutoulakis of Valencia, PA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Allen and Charlotte Raub of Roseville, CA, and goddaughter Diane Davliakos of Valencia, PA.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Louis and Elizabeth Raub, and brother and sister-in-law Aristedes and Irene Koutoulakis.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday from 1-4pm and 6-8 pm at the Huntsman’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2345 Mill Street, Aliquippa, PA.  Trisagion service will be held at 1:30 pm at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:00 am at the Dormition Greek Orthodox Church, 2111 Davidson Street, Aliquippa, with Father Dr. Stelyios Muksuris officiating.   Interment will follow at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. Where the members of the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct military honors at 11:30.

Memorial donations may be made to Dormition Greek Orthodox Church, 2111 Davidson Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospice for the care and comfort that they provided.

 

Virginia E. (Donovan) Brunton

Virginia E. (Donovan) Brunton

 

Virginia E. (Donovan) Brunton, 80, of Independence passed away on October 25, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice.  She was born on December 3, 1939 in Coraopolis the daughter of the late Calvin & Ellen Donovan.

She worked as a clerk at Hills Department store. She loved to collect Reborn Baby Dolls and also enjoyed collecting porcelain birds.

She is survived by her husband R. Cecil Brunton, 4 children: Susan Brunton, Big Beaver Boro; Kathy (David) McFarland, Beaver Falls; Robert Cecil Brunton Jr., Phoenix, AZ; and Shari Lynn Brunton, Phoenix, AZ; a grandson: Ryan Brunton, and a great grandson Logan Brunton; and 2 brothers: Robert Donovan and Calvin “Bud” (Patty) Donovan, Jacksonville, FL.

Visitation will be held on Monday from noon until the time of funeral service at 1pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.

Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 320 Bilmar Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Donald E. Manor

Donald E. Manor

Donald E. Manor, 86, of Alliance OH, formerly of Beaver Co., died on October 21, 2018. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA on November 11, 1931, a son of the late William Manor and Stella (Shontz) Manor.

He is survived by his children, Ron (Karen) Manor, Robert (Emi) Manor; his sister, Barbara Manor; his granddaughter, Kelli Manor and 1 great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Bowser, Bill Manor, and Chuck Manor.

Don served his country proudly during the Korean War, with the US Army, and was retired from Valvoline Oil Company.

Per his wishes, there will be no visitation. The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester were entrusted with arrangements

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