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Grace Schleiger

Grace Schleiger

 

Grace Caroline Schleiger (nee Brightwell) has gone to her heavenly home at the age of 91. Born in Rochester on July 3, 1927, she was the daughter of Sarah Weber Brightwell and William Brightwell. She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Sheets (Cris), Brighton Twp., and Daphne Syrek, Economy Borough, and one son, Thomas Campbell, Orange City, Fl. A daughter, Cynthia Walker, preceded in her in death. Also surviving are her six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Judy Dawson of Ohioville and Mary Gallentine (Ernie) of Virginia Beach.

She had many wonderful aides who lovingly cared for her, including longtime aide, Tina Cleckley and her close aide Loretta Ricci- Schaffer. In addition to her daughter, she was predeceased by a sister, Frances Gallentine, and four brothers, John, William, Albert and Arthur Brightwell.

Grace worked many jobs including Rosalind Candy Castle. Her compassionate nature was evidenced by caring for patients as a sitter at the Medical Center, Beaver. She had a love for numbers and worked as a bookkeeper for Al’s Radiator and Brighton Construction. Grace was a gifted poet. She enjoyed her friends and pastors at Central United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls. Grace also had a huge heart for the many stray cats that she cared for and rescued over the years with her close friend Joanie Fields.

The family is grateful to the staff at Heritage Valley Medical Center, especially the nurses and aides on the 3rd floor, and also to the compassionate team at Rochester Manor for their loving care during Grace’s stays throughout the years. The family particularly acknowledges and appreciates the dedication of her devoted doctor, Grace Tarabay.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a special memorial service on Saturday, March 23rd at 2 PM at Central United Methodist Church, 1227 6th Ave. Beaver Falls, with a luncheon to follow.

Donations in Graces’s memory may be made to the beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Broadhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001 and directed toward their TNR program for cats.

Nancy L. Reed

Nancy L. Reed

Nancy L. Reed, 91, of Pulaski Twp., passed away on Friday December 7, 2018 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born on August 2, 1927 in Freedom, PA the daughter of the late Samuel and Antionette Frezzo.  Her mother passed away when Nancy was a baby and was subsequently raised by Jenny Massa.

She enjoyed bowling and spending time with her friends at Life Beaver County.  She faithfully attended St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Reed in 2015, and her siblings: Louis, Mary, Lucy, Johnny, and Rudy.

She is survived by her three children: Joseph & Ginny Reed, South Heights; Janet & John Damaska, Wichita Falls, TX; and Thomas & Joellen Reed, Patterson Twp.; 6 grandchildren: Erin (James) Tompkins, Mallory Reed, Chris (Erin) Damaska; Alexandra (Leo) Hooker, Emily (Nick) Moyer, and Liza (Jonathan) Hummel; 6 great grandchildren: Stella, Connor, Barrett, Everett, Piper, and Cecilia.

Friends will be received on Tuesday December 11, 2018 from 4-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester, where a Rosary Service will be held at 6:30pm .  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday  at 10 am in St. Cecilia Parish (Everyone please meet at church).

Private interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia Parish 632 Virginia Ave. Rochester, PA 15074.

Jacqueline K. “Jakki” Fore

Jacqueline K. “Jakki” Fore

 

Jacqueline K. “Jakki” Fore, 54, of Rochester formerly of Pittsburgh, died in her home on July 20, 2018.  She was born in Pittsburgh on January 15, 1964, the daughter of the late, John Fore & Catherine (Palkovic) Connell.

Jakki worked for many years as a Nurse’s Aide and was always willing to help anyone at any time.

She is survived by her three sons, George Goettel (Alyssa Busching), Rochester; Michael Goettel (Courtney Coubaugh), North Hills; Stephen Maksin (Rachel Colona), Baden.  Seven grandchildren: Damon, Mya, Kristen, Trey, Markus, Makayla & Arabella.  Two brothers, Craig Connell & Bradley Davis.  Many other extended family members will miss her as well.

Per her request all services are private.  The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Boyd Phillip Carr Jr.

Boyd Phillip Carr Jr.

 

Boyd Philip Carr Jr., 81, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 in his home. He was born on April 15, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Boyd and Viola Carr.

He is survived by his sister Janice R. Carr, of Fayetteville NY, a brother, John W. Carr, and wife Jimju of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. There are also two nephews, John Carr and Stephen Carr.

Boyd Carr served in the marines for four years. He received a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Georgia and attended Law school at Emory University. He worked in the courts in Atlanta. Boyd, an environmentalist, enjoyed classical music and was an avid reader and scholar in the area of classic literature. Boyd loved to recite Virgil’s Aeneid in bardic style for groups and individuals.

All services were private. Arrangements entrusted to the Huntsman Funeral Home and cremation Services of Rochester.

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Bierline

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Bierline

 

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Bierline, 65, of Rochester, died on March 2, 2018. He was born in Rochester on September 2, 1952 the son of the late Lowrie & Imogene (Ruby) Bierline.

Jerry was a 1975 graduate of Rochester High School & a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church.   He supported all Rochester and Pittsburgh sports teams for his entire life, serving for many years as a member of the Rochester Quarterback Club.

He is survived by his brother, Robert F. Bierline Sr. (Christine), New Brighton. Nephew, Robert F. Bierline Jr. (Meagan Conte), niece, Michelle Mittner (Michael Covalt).  Great nephews & nieces, Zachary & Logan Mittner, Adelia Covalt & Ainsley Bierline.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jean Holmes.

Friends will be received on Tuesday March 6th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Rochester (502 Adams St.) and also on Wednesday from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11 AM in the Faith Community United Methodist Church, Rochester.  Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Faith Community United Methodist Church, Rochester.

 

Helen Hazenstab

Helen Hazenstab

Helen Hazenstab, 83, of New Sewickley Twp., died on February 8, 2018 in Cranberry Place. She was born in West Aliquippa April 8, 1934 the daughter of the late Michael & Helen (Zubko) Tirik.

Helen was an active member of St. Felix Catholic Church, Freedom. She volunteered for many years for Meals on Wheels & the Special Olympics. Helen was a homemaker at heart; she enjoyed cooking & loved to eat. She also enjoyed gardening, bingo and watching the birds in the back yard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 Yrs., Jerome W. Hazenstab, Four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by five children: Jerome V. Hazenstab, Kathleen Hazenstab (Nancy Griffin), William Hazenstab (Debbie), James Hazenstab (Rhonda), Thomas Hazenstab (Sue). Six grandchildren: Brett Hazenstab (Pat), Stacy Conlin (Rick), Cortney Hazenstab, Abby Hazenstab, Ray Hazenstab & Tyler Hazenstab. Nine great grandchildren.

Special thanks to Keith & Shirley Moore, You truly were your brother’s keeper.

Friends will be received on Tuesday February 13th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Rochester (502 Adams St.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM in St. Felix Catholic Church, Freedom. (Everyone meet at church) Private interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Freedom.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Felix Catholic Church, Freedom.

 

Robert W. Wharton Sr.

Robert W. Wharton Sr.

Robert W. Wharton Sr., 94 of Conway, passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018 in Brighton Rehab and Wellness.  He was born in Sewickley, on February 20, 1923 the son of the late Robert & Charlotte Wharton. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran serving during WWII.  He worked as a millwright, apartment manager and a maintenance specialist.  He was a Mason and he loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Dawn Ruckert and two grandchildren: Erica Warchol and Robbie Dukovich.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years Martha Wharton; 4 children: Robert & Delores Wharton Jr., New Brighton; Christine & William Simmons, Palm Bay, FL; Susan & Joseph Markovich, Monaca; and Valerie & Harvey Ruckert, New Sewickley Twp.; 6 grandchildren: Lisa (Bruce) Schwartzel, David (Linda) Wharton, Cheryl Fussell, Christopher Dukovic, Eric Ruckert, and Chuck Ruckert; three step grandchildren: Eric (Erica) Markovich and Brad (Laura Houton) Markovich and Nicole (Justin Lang) Markovich; many grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 1pm until the time of funeral service at 4:30PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.

Private interment will take place in Oak Grove Freedom.

Ruth L. Bell

Ruth L. Bell

Ruth L Bell, age 90, of Rochester Twp., died on December 18, 2017.  She was born on June 8th, 1927, in New Brighton, and was the daughter of the late Emmett and Grace (Herman) Devore. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Bell (4/2017) and a brother Emmett Devore.

Ruth was a very devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.  She especially loved family gatherings and the Easter and Christmas holidays. She enjoyed making cookies, candy and sending lots of presents to the grandchildren.

She is survived by a son Dr. Charles F. Bell, Jr. and his wife Susie of Labelle FL, 4 grandchildren Ryan Bell (Trish) Michael Bell (Sarah), Darren Bell (Sol), Elizabeth Graddy, 4 great grandchildren: Makenna, Liam, Camden, Maddox and a brother in law Raymond Bell.

Family and friends are invited to the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.,of Rochester, Inc (502 Adams st.) on Friday, January 12th, from 5pm to 6pm. Rev David Wilson will conduct the funeral service beginning at 6pm. Private interment will take place on Saturday morning in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

 

Pauline Gill Klotz

Pauline Gill Klotz

Pauline Gill Klotz, 90, of Rochester Twp., passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, in Masonic Village Sewickley. She was born on February 16, 1927, in Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of the late Silas and Mary Grace Ratliff. She worked for Westinghouse as an assembler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Gill and her second husband, Chester Klotz.
She is survived by her two children, Karen Holsinger, Rochester Twp., and James and Marguerite Gill, Beaver Falls; four grandchildren, Jamie (Don) Bedits, Kelly (Chris) Schoedel, Joni (Seth) Shipley, and Christina Pease; three great-grandchildren, Lynnea, Taylor and Carly; a brother, Elmer Sternquist; a sister, Darlene (Phil) DeVinney; and niece and nephews, Steven Sternquist, and Beth and Jason DeVinney.
Friends will be received on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES OF ROCHESTER, www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com, 502 Adams St., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. conducted by the Rev. John Maruca.
Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Luella (Pflug) Chaffee

Luella (Pflug) Chaffee

Luella (Pflug) Chaffee, 94 of Beaver, passed away on Sunday October 1, 2017 in Brighton Rehab and Wellness.  She was born in Brighton Twp. on March 3, 1923 the daughter of the late Arthur & Mary Pflug.  She was a member of the Beaver Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ward Chaffee in 2012; and her brothers: Arthur, Charles, George, W. Lemoyne Pflug, and Oscar Hinkle; and her sisters: Wilma Steeb, Mary Eakin, and Phyllis Mooney.

She is survived by her daughter: Nancy Smith, New Brighton; 4 Grandchildren: Michael Hall, Michelle Guthrie, David Hall and Jason Smith; two great grandchildren Alexis and Noah.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 1 until the time of funeral service at 4pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.

Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Cemetery.