Obituaries

Michael John Hanka

Michael John Hanka

Michael John Hanka, 44, of The North Hills, Died on October 14, 2017 in his home. He was born in Lafayette, IN on February 9, 1973 the son of Susan (Cipa) Hanka and the late John Jerome Hanka. Michael graduated from Baldwin High School in 1991 and Conley Trade School in 1995. In addition to his Mother, Michael is survived by his two sisters: Tracy Ellwood (Jim), Hopewell Twp. & Niccole Adams (Gary), Clinton, and a nephew, Adam Ellwood. In…

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Susan C. (Bonzo) Fisher

Susan C. (Bonzo) Fisher

Susan C. (Bonzo) Fisher, 72, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017. She was born in Rochester, on April 3, 1945, a daughter of the late Glenn and Velma (McIntosh) Bonzo. She is survived by her children, Bruce (Linda) Bogolea, April (Rocco) Mastrangelo, Kurt Bogolea; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her brother, Niel (Danette) Bonzo; sister-in-law, Flora Bonzo and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Bonzo. Family and friends…

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Zachary R. “Zak” Martin

Zachary R. “Zak” Martin

Zachary R. “Zak” Martin, 30, of Oakdale, Died on October 7, 2017 in his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on October 8, 1987 the son of David & Carolyn (Reich) Martin. Zak worked as a Master Painter with the Painters Union Local # 6. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. He was a “fun uncle” and enjoyed spending time with his nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents, Zak is survived by his wife, Rachel Martin. Sisters, Adrienne…

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Diane Mills

Diane Mills

Diane Mills, 65, formerly of Verona, passed away on October 2, 2017. She was born on May 6, 1952, a daughter of Margaret (Markovitch) and the late Robert Backus. She is survived by her son, Marcus R. (Crystal) Geiser, Sr.; her grandchildren, Rachel Price, Marcus Jr., Devin Moore and Declan Geiser; and her sister, Elaine (Ronald) Mazzoccoli. In honor of her wishes, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements by the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester….

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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…

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Rae Ellen Jobson

Rae Ellen Jobson

Rae Ellen Jobson, 47 passed away peacefully September 29, 2017 in Chandler AZ surrounded by her family. She met her lifelong partner on a spring day in 1988 which was followed by a 1992 wedding and completion of their family with the births of their daughters in 1999 and 2002; her family quite simply was her life. Rae was a 1987 graduate of Center High School and a 1991 Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in accounting….

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Michael E. Lubert

Michael E. Lubert

Michael E. Lubert, 92, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017, in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born on January 3, 1925, the son of the late Mike and Anna Lubert, he was a retired Field Inspector for Duquesne Light. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He was a member of the Unionville American Legion #512. He loved spending his time working and living on his farm. In…

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Wanda R. Staving

Wanda R. Staving

Wanda R. Staving, 79, of Center Twp., died on September 26, 2017  in Good Samaritan Hospice At Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Clarksburg , WV on July 7, 1938 the daughter of the late Hubert & Beulah Lester. Wanda was a member of the Crestmont Alliance Church, Hopewell Twp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rowland “Yogi” Staving in 2008, and a brother Paul Lester. Wanda is survived by her two…

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Mildred H. “Midge” Skelton

Mildred H. “Midge” Skelton

Mildred H. “Midge” Skelton, 92, of Hopewell Twp., died in her home on Sunday September 24, 2017. She was born in Corbin , KY on April 24, 1925 the daughter of the late G.F. & Mable Hausman.Midge was a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodlawn. Was an avid bingo player and a member of the 50 + group at St. Francis Cabrini.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur D. Elliott, second…

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Jonathan “Poch” Smith

Jonathan “Poch” Smith

Jonathan “Poch” Smith, 37 – Son, Husband, Father, and Friend “Not a goodbye, but a see you later” Jonathan, 37, formerly of Avella, passed at 2:05 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at home in Neshannock, surrounded by his loving wife and family after a courageous fight against cancer. Jonathan was born July 7, 1980 in Washington, Pennsylvania, to Donald and Elaine (Dryer) Smith. He married Elisa Suber on October 28, 2006 and had two sons, Mason (9) and Keenan (7)….

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