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Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III

Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III

 

Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III, of Hookstown, passed away the afternoon of January 10, 2020 after a long illness.  He walked through the gates of heaven greeted by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his beloved Ginny.

Born in Chicago, IL on May 2, 1945 the son of the late Edward Joe Douglass Jr. & Mary Jane (Smoot) Douglass.  He grew up in Alexandria, VA and graduated from Francis C. Hammond High School in 1963. Red was a graduate from Wilmington College in North Carolina, with a BS in Business and BS in Art. He was a founding father member of PI Sigma Mu.  He spent most of his career in the Transportation Industry, once leaving that in his 50’s he became a professional Blacksmith and Artist. Red loved his family, raising and working with draft horses, going for long rides on Sunday and touching people’s lives through his art.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Church in Raccoon Twp.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia O. Douglass in 2018.

Surviving is his two children, Edward Joe Douglass IV (Sheri), Cleveland, TN and Skye Douglass, Sewickley.  Three granddaughters, Rebeka Gouger (Dakota), TN, Katie Douglass, VA and Alexandria O’Neal Casey of Sewickley.  And a loving sister and brother in law Sandra Jane and Mac McGee, Gloucester, VA.

As per Red’s wishes there will be no viewing and a private interment will take place at John Anderson Cemetery.  Service will be held by Reverend Dr. Richard Herbster.

A memorial service will be held March 14th at Mount Pleasant Church at 11 am with a dinner to follow. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly (Souffrant) Ryms Bedillion

Beverly (Souffrant) Ryms Bedillion

Beverly (Souffrant)Ryms Bedillion, age 69, of Freedom died unexpectedly Thursday morning January 9, 2020 in Williamsburg VA. Born July 24, 1950 in New Kensington PA, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Souffrant Sr. and Mary (Aleskowitz) Souffrant. She was retired and living in Williamsburg VA.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Tina (Ryms) and Jason Bissette of Williamsburg VA, a son, Robert Ryms Jr. of Alison Park PA; 5 grandchildren; her sisters and brother in laws, Donna and James Wereley of NY, Judy and Tariq Muqeet of OH, Alexis and Randy Lyle of Aliquippa; her brother and sister in law Wayne and Karen Souffrant of Rochester; a brother in law, Paul Warsing Sr. and 5 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Ryms Sr.; a sister Connie Warsing; a second husband ,Lewis Bedillion, and her nephew Clifford Beller Jr.

Friends will be received Monday January 13 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES of Rochester, www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com, 502 Adams St., where a funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday January 14 at 11am.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Dorothy Bandola Evans

Dorothy Bandola Evans

Dorothy Bandola Evans, 88, went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2020.
Dorothy was born on June 16, 1931, to Slovak Immigrants, Michael and Anna Bandola, who arrived on Ellis Island in 1911and 1913.  Dorothy attended Saint Stephen’s Catholic School in Hazelwood and Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. Dorothy was employed by US Steel in Pittsburgh for 13 years where she proudly worked on the first Univac 1 computer. She met her husband Richard at a steel convention at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. They married and moved to Hopewell Township where Richard worked at J&L Steel.  Dorothy then worked as the local wage tax collector in Hopewell Twp. for nearly 20 years before retiring.
Dorothy and Richard leave behind two daughters, Christina (Curtis) Achten and Kathleen (Christopher) Ujhazy; six grandchildren, Ryan (Lisa), Michael, and Sarah Pesce and Jacob, Clare and Luke Ujhazy; nieces, Suzanne (Bradley) Smith and Shelly (Evans) Kincaid; nephews, Charles “Chuckie” Korchak, Scott Bradley and Kerry and Greg Evans and a special, life-long friend, Diane Hanrahan.
Besides being very good in math, Dorothy was an excellent cook, baker and seamstress. She was known for making beautiful Halloween costumes and bathrobes for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bingo at Our Lady of Fatima Church and playing long games of Scrabble with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard; sisters, Elsie (Bandola) Bradley and Margaret Korchak and brother John Korchak.
A prayer service was held at HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA and a Mass of Christian burial was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church. An Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Twp.

Lynn Ann Roberts

Lynn Ann Roberts

Lynn Ann Roberts, 51 of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday January 8, 2020.  She was born in Pittsburgh on July 15, 1968 the daughter of Judith Morgan and the late William T. Morgan.  She worked as a supervisor at Southwest Airlines, and previously worked at Costco and Gateway Rehab.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and volunteered with Vacation Bible School.   When her children were younger, she was very active in the PTA at Hopewell Elementary School and the Potter Raccoon Football.  She loved “the gift of time” and spending it with her family, scrapbooking, shopping and caring for others.  Lynn was a very compassionate, loving, caring, Christian woman.

She is survived by her beloved husband Ronald Roberts; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Andrew W. Roberts, Denver, CO; Bradley D. & Ashlee Roberts, Center Twp.; her mother Judith Morgan, Hopewell Twp.; honorary sons: Dillon, Damon, and Derek Drositis; a sister Adrian (Andreas) Kassianos, Hopewell Twp.; nephew Joshua Morgan; her best friend and sister Jeannine (John) Dabecco; father-in-law: Ronald (Karen) Patton; mother-in-law; Mary Ann (Jim) Lombardi; multiple sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  She will be greatly missed by numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her extended family the Slavinsky’s.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2~4pm & 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.  Also, on Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am with the Rev. Ross Pryor and Rev. David Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa 2816 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Even in death Lynn chose the gift of life, through organ donation .

 

James A. Wilson

James A. Wilson

James A. Wilson, 75, of Raccoon Twp., Died on Wednesday January 8, 2020.  He was born in Rochester on July 31 1944, the son of the late James Robert & Dorothy Jean (Smith) Wilson.
James retired from PennDOT after 35 years of service, where his coworkers affectionately called him “Wilbur”.  He enjoyed tractor pulling and spending time with his grand kids.
He is survived by Valerie Wilson and three children: James Robert Wilson (Betsy), Hookstown; Jena McKenzie (Kenny), New Brighton; Jamie Wilson and her fiancé Phil Shaffer, Monaca. Nine grandchildren, Garrett, Carter & Ryan Wilson, Clarissa, Alaya, Serena & Jackson McKenzie, Austin & Jase Shaffer and another granddaughter on the way.  A sister, Beth Ann Morrow, a sister-in-law, Carol Wilson and a brother-in-law, Robert Hargest.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wilson, and a sister, Cheryl Hargest.
Friends will be received on Saturday January 11th from 2-4PM and 6PM until time of service at 7PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.) Private interment will take place at John Anderson Cemetery.
Mark S. Stewart

Mark S. Stewart

 

Mark S. Stewart, 62 of Economy Borough, passed away on Friday January 3, 2020 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  He was born in Sewickley on August 13, 1957 the son of Thomas Stewart and the late Karen Stewart.  He was a retired truck driver from NF&M.  He was an active member of Economy Borough Fire Department, former treasurer of the Fire Police of Beaver County, Beaver County React and a former member of Monaca Fire Department.  He loved fishing with his friend Mike, and enjoyed hunting, bowling, woodworking and going to the casino with his wife.
He is survived by his wife: Rosemary Stewart; two daughters: Heather (James) Hall, Rochester; and Shannon Stewart, Rochester; a granddaughter: Olivia Stewart; his father; Thomas Stewart, Slippery Rock; a sister and brother-in-law: Beth (Don) Lane, Economy Borough; nephew: Donnie Lane; Niece: Katie Lane; various Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Friends will be received on Tuesday and Wednesday 2~4 & 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.  Where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

The members of the Economy Borough Volunteer Fire Department will assemble at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:30pm to conduct a service at 7PM.

J. Lee Speice

J. Lee Speice

J. Lee Speice of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 25, 2019 in Oregon, while visiting family for the holidays. He was born in Aliquippa on November 9, 1931, the son of the late Joseph and Phylis Speice.

He was retired from J&L Steel and was a member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church in Hopewell.
Lee was a wonderful caregiver to his wife and many others. He was a fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams and an avid golfer. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids and great grandkids that he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a master handyman and there wasn’t much he couldn’t fix. Lee was very proud of his entire family and their accomplishments. He was generous with his time and had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Irene Marjorie Speice, and a sister Lois Malbouf.
Lee is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law: LeeRoy (Joan) Speice, Oregon; Ron (Debbie) Speice, NY, and Tim (Mindy) Speice, NC. 7 Grandchildren: Heather (Steve) Kelsay, Scott (Jasmine) Speice, Travis Speice, Tyler (Ashley) Speice, Bradlee, Brian, and Stephanie Speice; 6 great grandchildren: Cooper & Austin Kelsay, Luis and Aubrey Speice, Nathan and Nicholas Speice, a brother Don (Sherry) Speice and a sister Doris Ross. Lee is also survived by his special companion, Edna Petrella.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 1pm ~4pm and Monday 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11 in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, consider performing an act of kindness in Lee’s memory.
James W. Beverlin

James W. Beverlin

James William Beverlin “Willie” 78, of Aliquippa, died on Thursday December 26, 2019 in Heritage Valley Sewickley after a long illness with COPD, Emphysema and Diabetes. Born April 10, 1940 in Folsom, WV.  He graduated Smithfield High School and then joined the Navy as a BM3.  He retired as a millwright from Homestead Industries, Coraopolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

He is survived by his wife Connie Parson Beverlin; son James Ralph “J.R.” (Regina) Beverlin, Crescent; 2 step children: Rich Koston, Center Twp., and Deanna (Richard) Mackey, SC; 7 grandchildren: numerous great grandchildren; a brother Carl Beverlin and a sister-in-law: Judy Beverlin.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 10am ~ Noon in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.    Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery escorted by the Legion Motorcycle Riders.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Andrew “Andy” Davis

Andrew “Andy” Davis

Andrew “Andy” Davis, 34, of New Sewickley Township, passed away on December 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh.  He was born in Pittsburgh on November 3, 1985, a son of Harold L. and Judith A. (LaRitz) Davis, Sr.

Andy had a love for music and listening to the radio.  He enjoyed listening to all types of music but some of his favorites were Christmas songs, which he could listen to all year round.  He also enjoyed sitting out on his front porch relaxing, no matter the weather outside.  One of his favorite daily activities was taking a car ride to get a bottle of Pepsi.  He was excellent with directions and was quick to let you know when you had made a wrong turn.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Davis; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Davis.

Along with his parents Andy is survived by six siblings, Harold Jr., Curt, Karen, Brad, Shawn, and Brent.

Services will be announced at a later date.  All services are being handled by Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester

Thomas F. Boser

Thomas F. Boser

Thomas F. Boser, 75, of E. Rochester, passed away on December 15, 2019. He was born in Rochester on January 12, 1944, a son of the late Nicholas and Alice (Grimm) Boser. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Boser.

He is survived by his children, Brian (Emily) Boser, Christine (Bill) Michetti, Dana (Matthew) Dolnack; 5 grandchildren, Taylor & Chase Rogers, Benjamin Boser, Nora Boser, and Audrey Dolnak; sisiter-in-law, Winnie Boser and nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held on January 18, 2020, from 12-1 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester. (502 Adams St.) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blair Person Care Home, care of, the Activity Department, 1031 Mercer Rd. Beaver Falls, PA. 15010.