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Wynn Starr

Wynn Starr

Wynn Starr, 74, formerly of Shippingport, passed away on August 13, 2021. He was born on November 13, 1946 in Rochester, PA, a son of the late Willis B. and Gertrud A. (Green) Starr.

After graduating Rochester Highschool in 1964, where he played football and was on the track team, Wynn Joined the U.S Marine Corps in June of 1964 and served two tours in Vietnam with MAG-36 Helicopters.  He was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans #862.  After the Marines, Wynn worked for NOVA Chemical and also did his own tile work. After retirement he worked for The Parking Spot as a bus driver for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie L. (Carpenter) Starr; a daughter, Jennifer (Rob) Henderson; a step son, Sean Ray; 5 grandchildren, Nick, Noah, Olivia Henderson, Amber (Jake Boyd) Hill, and Tyler Ray. He is also survived by his brother, Ken (Sandy) Starr; nephew, Nathan (Sara) Starr, and special cousin, Judy Timko.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-daughter, Niki Ray Hill.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 from 1-3 PM, at the Rochester VFW, 179 Virginia Ave., Rochester, PA 15074.

The family would like to thank the Allegheny Health Network Hospice, Brian, Mike and Karen, for the care given to Wynn.

Robert B. Bundy

Robert B. Bundy

Robert B. Bundy, 92, formerly of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Elmcroft Senior Living of Altoona.  He was born on April 12, 1929 in Dubois, PA the son of the late Robert and Carrie Bundy.  He was a retired machinist from ARMCO Steel.  He was a longtime and active member of Faith Community United Methodist Church and was an avid gardener. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley; a son Robert B. Bundy; and 4 siblings: Harold, Betty, Frances, and Doris. 

He is survived by his son John (Shirley) Bundy, a daughter-in-law: Barbara Bundy; 5 grandchildren: Kathy Maxwell, Shannon Bundy, Elizabeth Curfman, David Bundy and John Bundy; and 7 great grandchildren.

Private interment will take place in Morningside Cemetery, Dubois, PA. 

HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF ROCHESTER were entrusted with the arrangements.

Randy Ambler

Randy Ambler

Randy Ambler, 56, of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 9, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 26, 1964 the son of the late Roy E. Ambler and Kay Gibson.  He was a lawn technician for Crabtree Lawn Fertilization.  He loved spending his time hunting, fishing, watching sports and NASCAR.  He is survived by his wife: Gina Ambler; 6 children: Brandon (Katie) Ambler, Autumn (Adam) Pournaras, Josh Ambler, Megan Ambler, Rachel Kimberland, and Christie Kimberland; 6 grandchildren: Sean, Kamryn, Braydon, Penelope Rose, Patton, and Anthony; his mother: Kay (Gary) Gibson; three siblings: Dani (John) Morrin, Shannon (Brian) Novak, and Clayton (Angeline) Ambler; numerous nieces and nephews and his cat Banshee. Friends will be received on Saturday, August 14 in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa from 12pm until the time of Funeral Service at 4pm.  

Interment will be private.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Patricia A. Gibson

Patricia A. Gibson

Patricia A. Gibson, 80 of Center Twp., passed away on July 31, 2021 in Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born in Pittsburgh on February 21, 1941, the daughter of the late Thaddeus & Margaret Dlutowski. 

She was an active member of North Way Christian Community, Beaver Valley.  And she really enjoyed spending a lot of time fishing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 5 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, David H. Gibson Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, David & Cynthia Gibson Jr., Lewisburg, PA. and Daniel & Dawn Lynn Gibson, Center Twp.; 4 grandchildren, David, Danielle, Jim, and Chris and 4 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 14th at 10:30am, at the North Way Beaver Valley Campus. 300 Brighton Ave. Rochester, PA 15074.

Sandra Jane Shannon

Sandra Jane Shannon

Sandra Jane Shannon, 80 of Conway, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Rochester on December 7 th, 1940 the daughter of the late Dale and Eva Jane Torrence.  She retired from Freedom Area School District after more than 40 years working and running the cafeteria.    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James W. Shannon, and three siblings: Donna Bissett, Gaylord Torrence and Karen Winland.    She is survived by her two sons: James “Jim” & Gail Shannon, FL; and John “Randy” Shannon, Hookstown; 2 grandsons: Erik (Jenn) Sullivan and Bryan (Annalisa) Sullivan; 3 great grandchildren: Madilyn, Alex and Asher; a brother-in-law: George Winland and numerous nieces and nephews.   A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10am in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society 3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001

Nancy W. Glatz

Nancy W. Glatz

Nancy W. Glatz, 85 of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  She was born in Meyersdale, PA on September 2, 1935 the daughter of the late Clark J. & Mildred Wagner.  She was a former Bell Telephone Operator.  Nancy shined in her duties as a housewife, she also did a wonderful job with interior design.  She enjoying making sewed crafts for home decorative purposes.  She was a deacon in the Ohio United Presbyterian Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William J. Glatz, Sr.

She is survived by her three children: Linda & Stephen Ross, Glen Allen, VA; Joseph Glatz, Hopewell Twp.; and Bill & Lori Glatz, Liverpool, PA; 2 grandchildren: Chase and Cailey; a brother: Richard “Dick” and Rose Wagner; a sister: Mary Ann Nicastro, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held on Wednesday at 1pm in Woodlawn Cemetery, conducted by her pastor Rev. Nick Matlatt. 

Roseann Claire Hunter

Roseann Claire Hunter

Roseann Claire Hunter, 80 formerly of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Orange, Virginia. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 28, 1941 the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary Dedig. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Hunter on July 25, 2019, her grandson Adam and a great grandson Colton. 

She is survived by her two daughters: Christine Hunter, Orange Virginia, and Renee Hunter, Aliquippa; 5 grandchildren: Emily, Molly, Dara, Brianna, and Kaylee; 8 great grandchildren: Jessy, Noah, Autumn, Owen, Luke, Jake, Wyatt, and Asher; a brother: Phillip Dedig and three sisters: Kathleen and Diane Dedig, and Joyce Hodczak.

All services were private.   Interment was in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. 

HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA were entrusted with the arrangements. 

Mary Jane Tuccinard

Mary Jane Tuccinard

Where warm clouds nearer gather. Where teardrops never flow.
Where evening never darkens. Where glad hearts never know the pain of fear and sorrow, the stress of loss or cares.
Where the roses bloom forever, the ones we love are there!

Mary Jane Tuccinard, 81 of Rochester Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Rochester, PA on August 25, 1939 the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Maier. She owned and operated MJ’S Notary Services in Rochester for over 50 Years.  She was a longtime member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish as well as a member of the Rochester Area Fire Department Auxiliary for more than 50 years. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Philip Tuccinard in 2003. 

She is survived by her 6 children: Timothy & Barb Tuccinard, Tammy J. Kaminsky, Roberta Erlwien, Terri Tuccinard, Nick & Darlene Tuccinard, and Philip “PJ” Tuccinard; 10 grandchildren: Tommy (Adrianne) Kaminsky, Tony (Sarah)  Kaminsky, Tim Tuccinard Jr., Tracy Tuccinard, Tricia Tuccinard, Antonio Tuccinard,  Hannah Hall, Haley Hall, Michael Bryant, and Donnie Bryant; 6 great grandchildren: Hunter, Henry, Rocco, Pia, Antonia and Carlo Kaminsky; Siblings: Dorothy Verban, Bill (Maryann) Maier,  and Connie (Sonny) Javens.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2pm~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00am in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, conducted by Fr. Schreck.

Memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org

Earl W. Hackney Sr.

Earl W. Hackney Sr.

Earl W. Hackney, Sr., 89 of Rochester Twp., passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in his home.  He was born in St. Charles, PA the son of the late William Henry and Lena Hackney. A US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was a retired Supervisor from ARCO Chemical.  Earl enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing, especially in Canada.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie “Sis” Hackney; two brothers: Rev. Paul E. Hackney and Herbert L. Hackney.

He is survived by his two children: Earl William “Bill” and Barbara Hackney Jr., New Sewickley; and Jan and Warren Kooi, Bonita Springs, FL: 8 grandchildren: Katelyn (Ray) Rogers, Kasey (Jay Lyle) Kirkwood, Katie (Mark) Bartojay, Jaclyn (Tony) Terrabainen, Ryan (Christie) Hackney, Daniel (Megan) Hackney, Alicia (Cody) Searfoss and Bradley (Haley) Hronek; 12 great grandchildren: Ciarra, Gavin, Tucker, Max, Grace, Joseph, Samantha, Ryan, Bryce, Jaxon, Parker, and Desmond; and a sister-in-law: Vickie Hackney.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2~4pm & 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.  Where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am conducted by Rev. J.C. Little.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

David Michael Koch Jr.

David Michael Koch Jr.

David Michael Koch Jr., 30 of North Sewickley Twp., passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He was born on February 24, 1991 the son of David M. Koch Sr.  and Pamela (Inman) Dietrich.  He was a Safety Manager working in Texas for Performance Contractors Inc. He graduated Riverside High School and Slippery Rock University.  David was an avid sportsman, spending the majority of his time where he loved to be, outdoors with his family, hunting Caribou in Canada, Mule Deer and Antelope in Wyoming, Moose in Newfoundland and Mountain Lion in Montana. He especially enjoyed running his dogs Jr’s Dizzy Dot and Buddy racoon hunting. He was a member of the Bridgewater Presbyterian Church.   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Melvin and Lena Koch, Ellwood City.  He is survived by his beloved parents: David (Debbie Jones) Koch Sr., Rochester Twp. and Pamela (Jeff) Dietrich, North Sewickley; his brother: Matthew (Kylie Hebert) Koch; sisters: Kathy (Nate) Clark, Mary (Branden) Tyler, Khris Dietrich, Marcy (Jerry) Wilson, and Sylvia Ruck; his maternal grandparents: Ernest & Barbara Inman; his aunts and uncles: Judy Koch, Lisa Koch, Dennis (Laurie) Koch, Mark Inman, & Bruce (Holly) Inman; nieces: Mikayla Dietrich, Lena Anderson and Piper Tyler, nephews: D’Adrian Dietrich, Dominic Anderson, Aiden and Layne Clark, his girlfriend: Chelsey Parisi-Brognano and numerous cousins.  We would also like to recognize his lifelong “brother” Ian Farmer and all his Performance Family.  Friends will be received on Sunday July 11, 2021 from 2pm until 7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester. Where a service will be held on Monday at 11am conducted by Pastor McNeel  Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, PO Box 241 Harborcreek, PA 16421 or   Welcome | Hunt Of A Lifetime.  An organization dedicated to sending terminally ill children on a Hunt of a Lifetime of their choice.