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John Ryan Kirwan Jr.

John Ryan Kirwan Jr.

John Ryan Kirwan Jr, 86, of Moon Township, PA passed away, Tuesday, December 5th at Caring Heights Rehabilitation Center in Coraopolis, PA after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

John was born October 5th, 1931 in Monroe, MI to John and Lucille (Cliff) Kirwan. He graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. John was employed by Hilton Hotels for 25 years. A lifelong baseball fan, in his retirement, he published the book The Pittsburgh Gentlemen about his collection of autographed baseballs. He was a long time member of the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sang in the church choir at St. Margaret Mary’s parish in Moon Twp, PA.

John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis of Moon Twp, PA; his two children, Kevin Ryan Kirwan and his wife Holly of Moon Twp, PA and Kelly Marie Lizanich and her husband Andrew of Robinson Twp, PA; two grandchildren, Kyle and Bryce Lizanich; his brother Roger of Golden, CO and his wife Carol; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Lucille, and his sister, Patricia Marie Dolph.

Friends will be received on Friday December 8th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd) Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 9:30 AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp (Everyone please meet at the church). John will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Moon Twp, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)

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Floyd W. “Bill” Loughman

Floyd W. “Bill” Loughman

Floyd Willaim “Bill” Loughman, 80, of Rochester, went to the Church Triumphant, on December 4, 2017. He was born in Waynesburg, PA on December 12, 1936, a son of the late Kenneth and Genevieve (Finch) Loughman.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy (Berkley) Loughman; his children, Floyd (Lisa) Loughman, Jr., of Findlay, OH., Leigh Ann (Gary) Majetic, of Freedom, Lynn Rae (Roger) Baker, of Beaver, and Laurie Marie (Karl) Ludwig, of Wexford.

He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren, Michael, Taylor, Amanda, Delanie, Matthew, Andrew, Karl David, and Kole; and his Sister, Rosemary Voolitich, of Missouri City, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Larry Kermit Loughman.

Bill joined the USMC on February 20, 1956. He was a proud Marine to the end. After his honorable discharge in July of 1958, Bill met his wife of 59 years, Nancy Belle (Berkley). They were married on December 12, 1958.

Bill was a 42 year employee of Columbia Gas. He loved his Steelers and Penguins. He loved for his Sunday in the fall. Pittsburgh lost a true die-hard fan.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30am Thursday in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester (502 Adams St.) Rev. Gregory Clagg will officiate and military honors will be conducted by the Beaver Co. Special Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 393 Adams St., Rochester.

William T. Plese Sr

William T. Plese Sr

William T (Bill) Plese, Sr., 92, of Collinsville., Oklahoma formerly from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Muskogee
and Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away on November 30, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on May 6, 1925 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and a son of the late Rudolph and Stephania
Plese. Bill retired as an Electrician from Hussey Copper LTD, Leetsdale, PA. Bill was a US Army Veteran serving with the Army Air Corp as a Corporal during World War II
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Julia (Kashiwsky) Plese; a sister Betty Loverich and two
brothers; Anthony and Charles Plese.
He is survived by his sister Francine & Jim Slavik and a son William (Bill & Jill) Plese Jr, Collinsville,
Ok; a granddaughter Amanda Plese, Collinsville, Ok, and two great-granddaughters; Piper
and Hailey; along with many nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to New Century Hospice, Tulsa, OK. Thank you Joy, Cheryl and all the rest of support
staff for caring for Dad.
Friends will be received on Thrusday from 11am unitl the time of Funeral Service at 1pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Aliquippa.
Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa, PA.

Robert E. Irons

Robert E. Irons

Robert Eli Irons celebrated his home going on Saturday, December 2, 2017, surrounded by family at his home in Hookstown, PA. He was 87 years old. He was a beloved family man, dedicated to his children, his church and his country. He was much loved for his sense of humor and his witty retorts. He loved writing, storytelling, politics, local history, gardening, Haflinger horses and Airedales. He enjoyed providing anonymous gifts to others and generously gave of his time and money.
An avid writer, Robert published his first poem, Walk with Me in 1995. He went on to write hundreds of poems, sayings and short stories.
Robert was born on July 11, 1930, the youngest of eight children born to Earl and Jeanette (McIntyre) Irons of Monaca, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene (Winkle) Irons, his grandson, David Snow, and his seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his four children: Melissa Ruttan, Elvin (Alice) Irons and Harold Irons (all at home), and Donna (Lee) Irons-Zimmerman of Greencastle, PA; six grandchildren: Diana Snow, Wilmington, NC; Autumn (Bill) James, Moundsville, WV; Ashlee Irons, Conway;  Justin and Joshua Irons;  both of Ohioville; and Yasleena, Zimmerman, Greencastle, PA;  and, three great-grandchildren: Adlee and Brylee James and Brandon Brown.
Robert was a member of Service United Presbyterian Church, Laborers Local 833, South Side Senior Citizens and the Republican Party. He began working as a teenager drilling wells throughout Beaver County. He retired from Bruce Mansfield in 1980 after years employed with Arco Chemical in Monaca. He dedicated many volunteer hours as a board member for the John T. Anderson Cemetery where three large crosses stand that he had built for is beloved church.
The family would like to personally acknowledge and give thanks to Donna Edmonds and Crystal Brandon for their years of love and care. Their service and dedication is greatly appreciated.
Friends and family will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2~4 & 6~8pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2345 Mill Street,  Robert will be laid to rest on Wednesday at 11AM at Service United Presbyterian Church with services conducted by Pastor Tom Knowles of Christian House Baptist Chapel.

Larry D. Rupert

Larry D. Rupert

Larry D. Rupert, 72, of South Beaver Twp., passed away on November 24, 2017. He was born in Butler, PA on June 26, 1945, a son of the late Robert and Malinda (Barto) Rupert. He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann (Westover) Rupert; his children, Matthew Rupert, Laura (Sean) Kelly, Raechel (Matthew Mason) Miller, Shelby (Michael) Antoline, Brennen (Katie Zahn) Ruckert; his grandchildren, Kevin Kelly, Alyssa Kelly, Mackenzie Mason, Madisyn Antoline, and Ian Antoline. He is also survived by his brothers, Jerry Rupert, and Bruce Rupert.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret (Seeger); his son, Michael Rupert, and his sister, Karen Russo.

Larry was a 1963 graduate of Rochester High School and the treasurer of the reunion committee. He is a veteran of the US Airforce, and a graduate of the Penn State University.  After his retirement from JSP International, he enjoyed eating breakfast every Tuesday with his high school buddies as well as playing golf with them every Thursday.

Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester (502 Adams St.) Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10am until time of services at 11 am in the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester, 200 N. Park St. Rochester, PA 15074

Interment will be private at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park

Robert Napoli

Robert Napoli

Robert Napoli, Center Township,
April 17, 1926- November 22, 2017
“He never knew a stranger”

Bob (Dad, PapPap) lived a long full life dedicated to his family, his Church, and his art especially woodcarving.   All his life he served the community as a volunteer:  the Church (a founding member and lay minister of St Frances Cabrini); the Boy Scouts ( over 25 years as a leader); the Knights of Columbus; the VFW; the Beaver County Wood Carvers Club; the Festival of Trees; Old Economy Village and many other organizations. He regularly donated blood to the Red Cross until he was unable.

Bob was retired as a research engineer from St Joe Minerals Corporation. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran serving in the Pacific. And he was a proud graduate of both Rochester High School and Penn State University.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Theresa Halahan Napoli; three children:  Chris (Paul) Vining, North Palm Beach, FL;Bernie (Duane) Hershey, Lancaster PA; Rob (Mary Kay) Napoli, Norristown, PA; 9 grandchildren: Pat Vining, Nadine (Dan) McGraw, Kara Hershey, Joanna Hershey, Andrew Hershey, Janet Hershey, Kat Napoli, R.J. Napoli, Frankie Napoli; 2 great grandchildren: Arianna and Delaney McGraw; a brother: Peter (dear friend Betty Grimes) Napoli, New Brighton; a sister Grace (Ted) Ruscitti, Aliquippa; a sister in law Rita (Joe) Napoli, Moon Twp.  He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Grace (Fucci) Napoli and his siblings: Joseph Napoli, Virgina Napoli, Marian Boeh, and Pat Porcelli; sister-in-law Virginia Napoli; brother-in-laws Joseph Porcelli , Thomas Boeh and Ted Ruscitti.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 pm & 6-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa, 2345 Mill Street, where  members of St Frances Cabrini will conduct a prayer vigil at 5:45pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 am in St Frances Cabrini Church, 115 Trinity Drive, Aliquippa (Center Twp),Pa.  Interment will take place in St Cecilia Church Cemetery, Rochester PA

Marion L. Bowser

Marion L. Bowser

Marion Louise Bowser, 68, of Monaca passed away on Tuesday November 21, 2017 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born on April 18, 1949 the daughter of the late Alexander and Susan Caruso.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.  She loved playing cards, dice and bingo. She loved baking, especially making holiday pies and cookies for family and friends.  Her real love was for her family and her friends.  Her close relationship with her grandchildren will forever be imprinted in their hearts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bowser in 2006; her daughter, Jennifer Bowser in 1995; and a brother, Alex Caruso .

She is survived by three children: Robert Bowser, Monaca; Sueann & Steve Rankin, Hopewell Twp.; and John Bowser, Monaca; 2 grandchildren: Shari and Thomas Rankin; a sister-in-law Phyllis Caruso, Campbell, OH; and many other beloved family and friends.

A  Memorial Mass will be held on Friday November 24, 2017 at 10:00AM in St. John the Baptist Church 1409 Pennsylvania Ave. Monaca.

Private interment will take place in St. John Cemetery.

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa are entrusted with the arrangements.

Betty L. Hyre

Betty L. Hyre

Betty L. Hyre, 91, of Falston, passed away on Sunday November 12, 2017 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born on December 31, 1925 in Cumberland, MD the daughter of the late George and Ruth Davis. She loved traveling and camping with her husband.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Hyre in 2015, a brother and sister-in-law George and Mary Davis, and a Great-granddaughter Abigail Rose.
She is survived by her three children: William & Louise Hyre Jr., Colorado; Sharon & Robert Rose, Imperial; and Charles Hyre, Arkansas. 6 grandchildren: Robert Jr. (Lauren Davenport), Jeffrey (Melinda), Brian (Rebecca), Donna, Richard, Jannette (Jason Todd), and Chuck; 17 Great grandchildren: Brianna, Isabella, William, Zachery, Jacob, Mark, Joy, Ethan, Timothy, Aaron, Sierra, Douglas, Morgan, Logan, Jason, Jeremy, and Charlie.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2~4 & 6~8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. Where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11am. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jack L. Bruce

Jack L. Bruce

Jack L. Bruce, 81,  of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017 in his home.  He was born on November 17, 1935 the son of the late Kenneth (Marie) Bruce and Marie (Kermit) Evans. He was retired from J&L Steel, and was also a US Navy veteran.  He was a life member of the former Woodlawn  F&AM Lodge #672. He attended Ohio United Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Clarence Bruce, Kenneth Bruce and Annamarie Kimble; and a daughter Karen Barth.
He is survived by his wife: Rita J. Jones Bruce; two sons: Kenneth (Lorraine) Jones, Center Twp.; Rev Richard (Dr. Adrienne) Jones, Annapolis, MD; a son-in-law: Jeffery Barth, Hopewell Twp.; 5 grandchildren: Matthew, Ryan, Hannah, Nathaniel, and Nicholas; 5 siblings: Kermit (Linda) Evans, James Evans, Ronald (Betty) Bruce, Sandra Evans, and Deborah (Mark) Kiss;  and an aunt and uncle: Lorraine & Bill Macroglou.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11am until the time of Funeral Service at 1PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Aliquippa.
Private internment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Irene (Vernak) Heuring

Irene (Vernak) Heuring

Irene (Vernak) Heuring, 87, of Center Twp., passed away on Friday November 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on February 25, 1930 in Ambridge, the daughter of the late Susan and Michael Vernak.  She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and Center Civic Women’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ronald G. Heuring in 2015, and four siblings: John, Mickey, and Joseph Vernak and Ann Jula.

She is survived by her two children: Deborah &B Mario Fattore, Beaver, and Ronald and Denise Heuring, Raccoon Twp.; 4 grandchildren: Annette, Michael, Dominique, and Ryan; three great grandchildren: Ian, Mila and Addison, and a sister Marie Tilley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for family and friends on Tuesday at 10Am IN St. Frances Cabrini Church. 115 Trinity Drive. Aliquippa.

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Aliquippa are entrusted with the arrangements.