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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.

 

Rita Jones-Bruce

Rita Jones-Bruce

Rita Jones-Bruce, 82 of Hopewell Twp. Passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Franciscan Manor. She was born on February 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Guy and Angeline Tonachella. She was a member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband  Edward J. Jones;  her second husband Jack L. Bruce, her daughter Karen E. Barth, and a sister Marie “Toni” Saxon.

She is survived by two sons: Kenneth and Lorraine Jones, Center Twp., Rev. Richard Jones and Dr. Adrienne Spirt, Annapolis, MD: 5 grandchildren: Matthew and Ryan Jones, Hannah  and Nathaniel Spirt-Jones and Nicholas Barth: son-in-law Jeffrey Barth; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Deborah and Mark Kiss, and Ronnie and Betty Bruce.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2pm until the time of funeral service at 3pm conducted by Rev. Nick Marlatt.

Private burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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.